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Gateway Park adding sandbox program for digital health

Grant Welker |

A new Massachusetts state grant will help digital health startups work with larger industry players at Worcester Polytechnic Institute's PracticePoint facility at Gateway Park.

Earth Day climate change grants flow to 27 communities

The Baker administration on Monday marked Earth Day by announcing $725,000 in grants to 27 communities, including Ayer, Bellingham, Franklin, Holliston and Northborough.

Northbridge OKs agreement for The Botanist's 100K-sq.-ft. cannabis production facility

Zachary Comeau |

The Botanist is one step closer to building what could be more than a 100,000-square-foot facility cannabis cultivation and manufacturing facility in Northbridge.

Canadian firm to buy Botanist parent upon U.S. pot legalization

If the production and sale of cannabis becomes legal federally, Central Mass. marijuana retailer The Botanist will become the brand of a large Canadian firm.

Worcester County population growing at same rate as state, nation

Grant Welker |

Worcester County's population grew by 4,910 people in 2018, according to the newest annual U.S. Census estimates, keeping pace with statewide and national growth.

Education, health, manufacturing and science jobs keep Mass. unemployment at 3.0%

Private businesses in Massachusetts added 5,400 jobs in March as gains occurred in nearly every industry categorized by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

As 4/20 approaches, state urges responsible recreation

State House News Service |

Saturday will be the first April 20 with legal and accessible marijuana for sale in Massachusetts, and the state is reminding consumers to puff, dab or dose responsibly.

Worcester looking to lease former Saint Vincent Hospital building

Grant Welker |

Worcester city officials are looking to sign a long-term lease for a former Saint Vincent Hospital building, which has sat vacant next to the Worcester Senior Center for years.

Fallon preparing to move Worcester elder care center

Fallon Health is looking to move its elder care program to a new medical building on Grove Street in Worcester, pending regulatory approvals.

Framingham Heart Study lands $38M federal financing

The seven-decade-old Framingham Heart Study has been renewed for another six years with $38 million in new funding from the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute.

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