Toy manufacturer exec hopes to raise $1B to save Toys R Us

Zachary Comeau |

A billionaire toy manufacturer is hoping to crowdfund enough cash to acquire Toys R Us and save the dying toy retailer from bankruptcy.

Biz group: renewable energy not keeping up with demand

State House News Service |

Another business group has joined those already clamoring to let more natural gas into the region, and indirectly clashing with renewable energy proponents who have become an aggressive lobbying...

Athlete-friendly brewery plans pop-up taproom near marathon in Ashland

Zachary Comeau |

A Medfield brewery with beer geared towards athletes to help quench their thirst will open a pop-up taproom and beer garden near the Boston Marathon route in Ashland next month.

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Holliston hockey retailer partners with NHL, NHLPA

Zachary Comeau |

Holliston retailer of ice hockey equipment Pure Hockey will be the retail partner of the National Hockey League and its Players' Association's program for young players.

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Riverdale Mills embraces Central Mass. manufacturing history

Zachary Comeau |

Northbridge wire mesh product manufacturer Riverdale Mills has had a busy few years, expanding its business to new markets and throwing its hat into the ring to be part of President Donald Trump's...

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Ice Bucket Challenge funds another UMass ALS breakthrough

Emily Micucci |

A research collaborative co-led by a UMass Medical School professor has identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.

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MetroWest communities get $60K in downtown planning grants

Grant Welker |

Four MetroWest communities — Ashland, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Stow — have received $15,000 state grants each for planning efforts to improve their downtowns.

Survey: Prior authorizations hurt patient outcomes

Emily Micucci |

New survey results show most doctors believe prior-authorization required by insurance companies hurt clinical outcomes.

Baker: State labs not equipped to enforce 2015 fentanyl law

State House News Service |

MBTA fare hikes pushed off to 2019

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Largest meeting facilities

Ranked by maximum banquet accommodation

RankFacilityMax. banquet accommodationNo. of overnight rooms
1Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Princeton3,000 (outdoor, tented events)0
2DCU Center, Worcester2,5200
3Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center1,500431

Source: Each facility via survey

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