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Report: Opioid epidemic keeps jobs unfilled

According to a new report, the opioid epidemic is costing Massachusetts businesses more than $2.5 billion annually.

UMass medical device center gets $7.9M grant

Grant Welker |

The Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center will establish a new center to help those working on new technologies to fight heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.

RXi Pharmaceuticals to change name as it eyes cancer market

Marlborough startup drugmaker RXI Pharmaceuticals now has a runway extending into 2020 as the company continues to reinvent itself and rebrand into a pharmaceutical firm focused on fighting cancer.

SBA brings Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, 19 graduate

Zachary Comeau |

For the first year, the U.S. Small Business Administration brought its Emerging Leaders program to Worcester, the agency announced Tuesday.

Jack's Abby to open North Station taproom

Zachary Comeau |

Jack's Abby Craft Lagers is hopping on the Commuter Rail to North Station, where the Framingham brewery will open a taproom at the train bar at North Station in Boston.

Gas connection halt puts development in the crosshairs

State House News Service |

The state's twin natural gas crises are now taking a toll on housing and economic development in Massachusetts.

One Off Apparel produces 20,000 units per day

One Off Apparel in West Boylston was one of several manufacturers honored as Manufacturer of the Year at the Massachusetts State House in October.

Mass. gas prices down 5 cents

Gas prices in Massachusetts dropped five cents this week to $2.74 per gallon.

WPI receives $3.5M to develop robotic system to eliminate brain tumors

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute have received a five-year, $3.5-million grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue development on a robotic system that can destroy brain...

Solomon Pond Mall announces Old Navy, toy store openings

There will be three brand new stores at Solomon Pond Mall later this month, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

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