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.

Beer bottle manufacturer to close Milford facility

Zachary Comeau |

Glass container manufacturer Ardagh Group announced Monday it will close its Milford production facility, which employs 250 people.

Wegmans to open Natick Mall store in April

New York-based Wegmans Food Markets is set to open its massive 146,500-square-foot supermarket in the Natick Mall on April 29, the supermarket chain said Tuesday.

Boston Scientific receives FDA approval for non-opioid painkiller

Grant Welker |

Boston Scientific announced Thursday it has received regulatory approval for a new treatment for chronic pain without the use of opioids.

Georgia man sentenced for $900K Staples fraud

Zachary Comeau |

A Georgia man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison and must pay nearly $900,000 for defrauding Framingham office supply retailer Staples.

Boost Fitness acquired by NYC fitness chain

Zachary Comeau |

Hudson-based Boost Fitness and its eight Massachusetts locations have been acquired by a New York City-based nationwide chain of gyms.

Federal changes cause medical pot dispensaries to nix card transactions

As state regulators, investors and entrepreneurs ponder what a shift in federal marijuana law enforcement might mean for the burgeoning recreational pot industry here, medical marijuana patients have already felt its effects and are organizing to push back.

Milford loss-prevention company to be acquired by Las Vegas hospitality security firm

Milford-based loss prevention firm LP Innovations is set to be acquired by a Las Vegas video surveillance firm.

Marlborough medical device maker eyes Asia Pacific market

Zachary Comeau |

A Marlborough maker of medical devices to treat cardiac disorders like atrial fibrillation has expanded its partnership with a Japanese firm to bring the products to Asia-Pacific countries.

Westborough office building sells for $6.2M

An office building surrounded by offices for BJ's Wholesale Club, Middlesex Savings Bank and others has sold for $6.2 million.

Staples plaza in Shrewsbury sells for nearly $12M

The Route 9 shopping plaza in Shrewsbury hosting a Staples, Bed Bath & Beyond, Bob's Stores, Pier 1 Imports and Work 'N Gear has sold for just under $12 million.

Discovery Museum completes $8.8M campaign, to debut renovation

Zachary Comeau |

The renovated Discovery Museum in Acton will reopen its doors next month after an extensive project doubling the size of the original museum after an $8.8-million fundraising campaign.

Spencer Technologies acquires Yankee Candle N.H. vendor

Northborough retail technology developer Spencer Technologies announced Tuesday it has finalized its acquisition of a New Hampshire firm.

Tegra Medical expands sales to Europe

Franklin medical device contract manufacturer Tegra Medical has expanded its sales presence to Europe with a location in the U.K., the company announced Monday.

Insulet: Medicare can cover insulin device

Zachary Comeau |

Medical device maker Insulet announced Monday its insulin delivery device, Omnipod, is eligible for Medicare Part D coverage.

Block Engineering awarded $10.7M Air Force contract for chemical detection

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough explosives and toxic warfare agent detection device manufacturer Block Engineering has been awarded the second phase of a U.S. Air Force contract worth $10.7 million.

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Movers & shakers

PAUL MATHISEN is Worcester Polytechnic Institute's new sustainability director as of Jan. 1. Mathisen, a civil and environmental engineering professor, succeeds John Orr. Mathisen is a co-director of two WPI sustainability projects, the Boston Project Center and the...

Worcester County becoming home-owning destination

Zachary Comeau |

The median price of a single-family home in Worcester County was $257,700 in November, an increase of just over 11 percent from last November, a signal the county is becoming a desirable place in which to live.

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