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Second Worcester County dispensary opens in Oxford

Zachary Comeau |

A medical marijuana company with dispensaries in five states has found a new home in Worcester County with a Wednesday opening of a dispensary in Oxford.

Editorial: Slow movements, big changes in health care

Having too few players dictating the level of care in the region and seeing more investment in high margin areas of specialty does appear concerning.

Saint Vincent, MetroWest Medical appear safe from divestment

Emily Micucci |

Tenet Healthcare has sold nine hospitals since August and will sell four more, but the company has made no suggestion it will offload Saint Vincent Hospital or MetroWest Medical Center.

Six Central Mass. colleges coming to aid of Mount Ida students

Grant Welker |

Six Central Massachusetts colleges will take part in an event at the soon-to-close Mount Ida College to offer options to students who will have to continue their education elsewhere.

Mass. Senate plans inquiry into Mount Ida acquisition

State House News Service |

The Senate plans to look into UMass Amherst's proposed acquisition of Mount Ida College and one senator said he hopes to learn some answers before the agreement is completed.

Worcester ranks behind Springfield, Boston in best places to live U.S. News report

Zachary Comeau |

According to a new national ranking of best places to live, Worcester is still behind Boston and Springfield, but ahead of Providence, R.I. and New Haven, Conn.

Becker College to launch School of Humanities & Social Sciences in July

Zachary Comeau |

Becker College's fourth school - the School of Humanities and Social Sciences - will open on July 1, teaching criminal justice, legal studies, education, psychology and the humanities to Becker...

UMass acquiring Mount Ida

State House News Service |

The University of Massachusetts has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Mount Ida College, enabling the university system to establish a major presence in Newton, about ten miles from downtown...

AdCare targets older adults with new outpatient program

Emily Micucci |

Worcester-based AdCare Hospital has launched a new outpatient program targeting Baby Boombers and older patients struggling with substance abuse.


After working for greeting card maker Hallmark and textbook publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for 20 years as an illustrator, Darcy Schwartz founded ArtReach in Worcester, noticing the curriculum...

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