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Application period for paid leave exemptions to start in April

Employers that already offer paid leave benefits to their workers will be able to apply beginning next month for an exemption from having to collect, remit and pay the new tax.

Busenburg trailblazed Massachusetts customs

Forty-seven years ago, Karen Busenburg became the first licensed female customs broker in Massachusetts, founding her own brokerage house.

Movers & Shakers

Who's on the move in Central Massachusetts?

The Summit Lounge: Massachusetts' marijuana meeting place

Zachary Comeau |

Public social consumption remains illegal in Massachusetts, but for a monthly fee of $15, you can join the only private cannabis lounge in Massachusetts.

Patients, consumers sound off on marijuana preferences

State House News Service |

Medical marijuana patients and recreational consumers gave state regulators plenty to consider on Wednesday.

Westborough nursing home settles in patient death investigation

Zachary Comeau |

A Westborough rehabilitation and skilled nursing home has agreed to pay $37,500 to resolve allegations the facility failed to take adequate steps after a patient fell 19 times.

Acton pot dispensary Mass Wellspring reopens after forced shutdown

Zachary Comeau |

Acton medical marijuana dispensary Mass Wellspring reopened Wednesday after being ordered by the state to close.

Caroline's Cannabis to begin Uxbridge pot sales on March 15

Zachary Comeau |

With the go-ahead from the state's cannabis regulators, Uxbridge retail pot store Caroline's Cannabis will open on March 15.

Southbridge Tech Incubator seeks startups

The Southbridge Tech Incubator, the first Central Mass. South technical co-working space, is now accepting lease applications.

Galvin forms group to work with fintech industry

State House News Service |

Calling it a "rapidly growing space," the top securities regulators in Massachusetts on Friday announced the formation of a working group to engage with the financial technology, or fintech, sector.

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