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Cannabis Control Commission hires research director

State House News Service |

With legal sales expected to begin in less than three months, the Cannabis Control Commission now has someone to direct its research agenda.

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.

Chamber opposes proposed flavored tobacco ban

Zachary Comeau |

Banning a convenience store from selling flavored tobacco products to a 21-year-old adult while that same adult can purchase flavored alcohol at a liquor store would create a disparate retail...

Health cost estimators catching on, Pioneer report says

State House News Service |

A new study analyzed online cost estimator tools offered by three Massachusetts insurers, finding them to be more user-friendly than they were in 2015.

Life sciences bill includes $50 million for UMass Medical, UMass Lowell

State House News Service |

A version of Gov. Charlie Baker's life sciences legislation, which will continue a decade-long initiative lauched by former Gov. Deval Patrick, is on the move on Beacon Hill.

Bertucci's files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Zachary Comeau |

Citing debts of of $119 million, Northborough-based Bertucci's has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court, the Italian restaurant chain announced in a press release Monday.

Promising Shrewsbury Street site awaits outcome of laundering case

Zachary Comeau |

Two successful restaurants launched at 166 Shrewsbury St. Now, the space is devoid of any human life, and it will remain that way until the government sells the building.

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.

Optim reveals hidden places

LIVIA GERSHON |

Whether you're a doctor who needs to look for a polyp inside a patient's throat or a law enforcement officer who has to check a car's gas tank for contraband, you might rely on Optim.

Pedraja to be formally inaugurated as QCC president

Luis Pedraja will be formally inaugurated as the Quinsigamond Community College president Friday, nearly at the end of his first academic year at the Worcester school.

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