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.

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.

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.

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.

Boston Scientific to buy Minnesota prostate firm for up to $406M

Grant Welker |

Boston Scientific plans to buy a Minnesota firm making minimally invasive therapy for men with prostate issues in a deal valued at up to $406 million.

Industrial X-ray imaging company opens Marlborough facility

Zachary Comeau |

A Minnesota industrial X-ray imaging company has opened a laboratory in Marlborough to help diagnose problems with a machine's internal components.

Medusa Brewing Co. eyes 10,000-square-foot production facility in Hudson

Zachary Comeau |

Hudson's Medusa Brewing Company has filed plans for a 10,000-square-foot production brewery and tasting room just feet away from its current brewery and taproom on Main Street.

Franklin marijuana grower to seek recreational licenses

A medical marijuana company growing in a 76,000-square-foot Franklin facility is hoping to tap into the recreational market.

Cogmedix adds former EMC exec to manage supply chain, manufacturing

Zachary Comeau |

An executive from one of the area's largest technology companies will join Worcester medical device manufacturer Cogmedix.

Licensing on tap for next step in Mass. marijuana industry

State House News Service |

With less than a month until it is required by law to begin accepting applications for legal marijuana businesses, the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday approved the process and timeline it will use to review and process licenses.

Movers & Shakers

HEATHER BELAIR has been promoted to vice president and virtual branch manager for Bay State Savings Bank's 28 Franklin St. location in Worcester. Belair, who lives in West Boylston, joined the bank as a part-time student teller in 2003 at its Auburn High School...

Electric vehicle charging stations popping up in Central Mass.

Grant Welker |

In Central Massachusetts, more electric car charging stations are popping up, and they're being used far more than ever.

Business improvement district capitalizing on Hudson's momentum

Grant Welker |

Downtown Hudson is taking advantage of new buzzed-about businesses by forming a business improvement district to help with aesthetics, parking and marketing.

The newspaper giant of Central Mass.

Zachary Comeau |

Chances are now very high daily community news coming out of Central Massachusetts will be from a publication owned by a large media corporation, with a strong commitment to the bottom line.

Bioscience developer to renovate, expand MetroWest Daily News building

Zachary Comeau |

A Cambridge-based life sciences facility developer is proposing to renovate and expand the former MetroWest Daily News site in Framingham for several unannounced tenants.

Shrewsbury couple faces jail time after faking being Calif. steroid maker

Zachary Comeau |

A Shrewsbury couple will face time in a federal prison for manufacturing steroids and selling them using labels from a legitimate pharmaceutical company.

Devens development leader heading to Framingham

Grant Welker |

The de-facto town manager for Devens, Thatcher Kezer, is headed to Framingham to be the city's top appointed executive.

First Mass. Macy's outlet store coming to Solomon Pond Mall

Grant Welker |

The first Massachusetts location for Macy's outlet store Backstage will open this month at Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough.

Fourth charged in The Chameleon drug money saga

Zachary Comeau |

A fourth individual has been charged in the ongoing legal saga now involving several Worcester restaurants and the laundering of illegal drug proceeds.

Barron's ranks two Central Mass. financial advisers among the best in state

Zachary Comeau |

Two Central Massachusetts wealth management professionals are among the top 10 in Massachusetts and the top 1,200 nationally, according to financial publication Barron's.

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