MHA lauds Baker opioid proposal

Emily Micucci and State House News Service |

The Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association is praising Gov. Charlie Baker's new plan to expand efforts to battle opioid addiction in the Bay State.

Nurses group opposes staffing ballot question

Emily Micucci |

The Massachusetts chapter of the American Nurses Association has joined a coalition opposing a ballot question to mandate nurse staffing ratios in Bay State hospitals.

Behavioral health organization to close Worcester site

Zachary Comeau |

Behavioral and mental health services organization Pathways by Molina, former Hanover Insurance CEO Joseph Zubretsky's new employer, is closing its Worcester and Springfield locations.

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Marlborough drugmaker to focus on lucrative cancer treatment

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals is shifting its business strategy to focus on the development of the most potentially lucrative of its three treatment areas.

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R.I. Senate approves $83M PawSox stadium

Zachary Comeau |

As the team remains mum on any potential deal in Worcester, the Rhode Island Senate on Tuesday approved an $83-million stadium deal for the Pawtucket Red Sox, which would have the city and state...

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Worcester marijuana grower preparing to open

Zachary Comeau |

Kris Krane, president and co-founder of 4Front Ventures opening a medical marijuana cultivation facility in Worcester, said he's not worried about the feds cracking down on his business.

 
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Central Mass. electrician union adds 30 members

The IBEW Local 96, a Worcester union for electrical workers, added 30 new members in 2017 to bring the union's membership to 371.

Mass. online sales tax strategy eyed as SCOTUS hears case

State House News Service |

A dispute over whether states should be able to require online retailers to collect and remit state sales taxes is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but Massachusetts' approach to the issue is being...

Wegmans to open Natick Mall store in April

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Top minority-owned businesses

Ranked by number of local employees

RankCompanyNo. of local employeesYear founded
1Resource Management Inc., Fitchburg7171995
2MSG Staffing Inc., Worcester5002005
3Century Homecare LLC, Worcester2002012

Source: Each company via survey


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