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Greater Worcester Community Foundation gives $1.7M to area nonprofits

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has given more than $1.7 million to area nonprofits for its 2018 community grants, a 21-percent increase from what it awarded last year.

Worcester marijuana dispensary The Botanist eyes medical sales next month, recreational in early 2019

Zachary Comeau |

One of the largest cannabis players in the country will soon open the doors to three medical dispensaries in Worcester County.

Worcester considering 1% sales tax increase

Grant Welker |

Worcester city officials, looking to bring in more tax revenue, are looking to potentially add to the sales tax and push the state for more reimbursement from nonprofits that don't pay property tax.

WBJ Giving Guide offers charitable ideas for #GivingTuesday

WBJ's special publication the Giving Guide has ideas for where your dollars, time, goods or services should go this holiday season.

10 Things I Know About … Supporting nonprofits

Courtney Pelley |

Give. Simply (and honestly) put, no gift is too small (or too big).

Central Mass. nonprofits share $383K of state small-business grants

Seven nonprofits in Central Massachusetts will share $383,000 among more than $2 million statewide given by the Baker Administration to help small businesses.

10 Things I Know About … Effectively serving on a nonprofit board

Only serve on boards for organizations in which you are truly interested. It's easier to be engaged and useful when you genuinely care about the mission.

Alternatives Unlimited, The Bridge of Central Massachusetts rebrand

Alternatives Unlimited and The Bridge of Central Massachusetts have rebranded about three months after the two human service providers decided to affiliate with one another.

Column: When facing addiction, how communities can build resilience

Dr. Romas Buivydas |

The misuse of prescription opioids and heroin use is one of the most significant health threats today, but there are steps any community can take.

Teaching the sighted to be blind

Brad Kane |

Liz Myska, an elder law attorney, has been blind for 10 years. In that time, she developed a side business to help the disabled navigate the world of available services.

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