Construction begins on $21M Kelley Square building

Grant Welker |

Construction has started on a $21-million mixed-use building taking over the dirt parking lot in Worcester's Kelley Square.

Nichols to hold ribbon-cutting for new Marlborough branch

Nichols College began offering courses in Marlborough for the first time during the just-completed school year, but later this month it will ceremonially mark its expansion into MetroWest.

Appointment of new UMass Boston chancellor postponed

State House News Service |

UMass President Martin Meehan said Monday's meeting to announce a new chancellor for UMass Boston was postponed "due to the volume of feedback."

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A year after a Harrington incident, few hospitals have implemented enhanced security

Grant Welker |

Nearly a year after a Harrington Hospital nurse was stabbed, Harrington and UMass Memorial Medical Center are among the few hospitals in the state to have shored up security.

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Seven Hills Foundation buys former Honey Farms offices

Grant Welker |

The Seven Hills Foundation has bought the former Honey Farms headquarters in Worcester for a family services and education center.

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New plan calls for increasing opioid treatment access

State House News Service |

A multi-pronged initiative Neighborhood Health Plan announced Friday aims to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by increasing access to treatment.

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Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

Bravehearts ask for new team name: Pies or hot dogs?

Zachary Comeau |

Pies or hot dogs? That's the question currently posed by collegiate summer league baseball team Worcester Bravehearts.

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Notable mergers & acquisitions

Ranked by sale price for deals completed from June 2017 to May 2018

RankBuyerSale priceSeller
1Crown Castle International Corp., Houston, Texas$7.1 billionLightower Fiber Networks, Boxborough
2Sycamore Partners, New York, N.Y.$6.9 billionStaples Inc., Framingham
3Fidelity Bank, Fitchburg$870 million (merger)Colonial Co-operative Bank, Gardner

Source: SEC filings, press releases, news reports

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