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Mass. July unemployment ticks up to 3.6%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in July and is one-tenth of a percentage lower than where it was at this time last year.

Coghlin Cos. co-founder establishes $25K Nichols scholarship

James Coghlin Sr., co-founder and chairman of Worcester manufacturing conglomerate Coghlin Cos., and wife Nancy have donated $25,000 to his alma mater Nichols College to establish the James ‘67...

Princeton Top 20 lists hail WPI, Clark; not so much Becker, Assumption

Zachary Comeau |

Four Worcester colleges made Top 20 lists in The Princeton Review's annual college rankings released earlier this month, although some probably wish they had not.

SHINE appoints new executive director from YOU

The SHINE Initiative, a Worcester agency raising awareness of mental health conditions, has named a new executive director.

Movers & Shakers

Twelve Central Mass. businesspersons have landed new roles at organizations like Reliant Medical Group, the Worcester County Bar Association and Rollstone Bank & Trust.

Framingham State, MetroWest Nonprofit Network launch partnership

Framingham State University and the MetroWest Nonprofit Network are forming a partnership to help train a next generation of nonprofit workers in the area.

Worcester's first medical marijuana dispensary a homecoming for Good Chemistry

Zachary Comeau |

Good Chemistry has been leasing their 9 Harrison St. space in Worcester for five years. On Thursday, the city's first medical marijuana dispensary will finally open.

Health care, education bill talks falter at finish line

State House News Service |

The House and Senate stumbled across the finish line Tuesday night as talks over health care and education funding reforms collapsed.

Fitchburg State adds technology, library deans

Fitchburg State University has added two new deans and an athletic director this summer.

$600M economic development bill aims to correct imbalances

State House News Service |

The Senate's chairman of the Economic Development Committee said a $600 million economic development bill's investments and policy sections are "really going to get at the heart of the imbalance we...

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