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As the feds change nutrition standards, local schools up their game

By Livia Gershon, contributing writer |

Rules may be relaxing, but better nutrition in schools may be here to stay.

Local gym owner levels playing field for athletes

Emily Micucci |

Brendan Aylward, 24, is making fitness accessible for everyone at his Lancaster gym.

"Slight" tuition increases likely at UMass

State House News Service |

University of Massachusetts students will be hit with at least a "slight" tuition and fee increase in the coming school year, UMass President Marty Meehan said Wednesday, but tuition and fees will...

Mass. unemployment rises to 4.2%

Brad Kane |

The unemployment rate in Massachusetts rose to 4.2 percent in May -- up from 3.9 percent in April -- as the state added 2,900 jobs, according to an announcement Thursday from the state Executive...

Mass is 2nd in nation for child well-being

Massachusetts ranks second in the nation for child well-being, but federal budget cuts and a repeal of the Affordable Care Act could change that, according to new data.

10 things I know about... Helping women succeed


Think outside your normal circle. This means, remembering the woman on your team may have missed the conversation in the men's room.

Lampin emphasizes a strong workforce

Through its compensation package and 100-percent employee ownership, Lampin Corp. of Uxbridge is focused on recruiting and retaining the strongest possible workforce.

Baker, Walsh pitch tuition-free college in Boston

State House News Service |

The governor and mayor of Boston will make a bipartisan pitch Tuesday for a tuition-free college program available to Boston residents, but a Democrat running for governor is vying to make free...

Behavioral Concepts appoints new professional development, research director

Behavioral Concepts, Inc. of Worcester, which specializes in the care of children on the autism spectrum in Central Massachusetts, has appointed a new director of professional development and...

WPI has 8th best online electrical engineering program

Worcester Polytechnic Institute's fully-online electrical engineering program was ranked the eighth on a list highlighting 30 schools that put education before their bottom line.

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