Neil Gilchrist, the manager of pharmacy operations at UMass Memorial Medical Center, is among those working to make sure the hospital has enough opioid painkillers on hand.

Opioid shortage: While addiction issues loom, hospitals run short on necessary painkillers

Grant Welker |

Hospitals are facing another opioid challenge: They have barely enough injectable opioid painkillers to give patients prescribed the drugs.

Devon Kurtz, the acting executive director of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, gives a tour of the new Worcester visitor center, which the corridor sees as critical to bring in more tourists and revenue.

New Blackstone River Valley visitor center creates new expectations for the National Park

Grant Welker |

Since the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor was designated in 1986, there were plans for a visitor center in Worcester. Last month, finally, that center came to fruition.

Spencer Technologies exhibits at trade shows nationwide to let retailers know how they can handle their technological needs.

Spencer Technologies is investing $12M to consolidate its U.S. operations in Medway


Northborough retail tech provider Spencer Technologies explored possibilities for relocation in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts before landing in Medway.

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The first sale of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts was made by Iraqi War vet Stephen Mandile, an Uxbridge resident who is a proponent of legal pot. He was the first in a long line of customers at Cultivate in Leicester on the first day of sales, on Nov. 20.

Mass. recreational pot industry rolls out in Leicester

It was all hands on deck in Leicester as marijuana dispensary Cultivate opened at 8 a.m. Nov. 20 to thousands of consumers who had been anticipating the rollout of the state's legal marijuana industry for more than two years.

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Kathleen Gagne, Executive director, Mechanics Hall, Worcester

Keeping up Mechanics Hall

On Sept. 26, Kathleen Gagne took over leadership of Mechanics Hall from Bob Kennedy, who served in that capacity for 12 years.

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Check out the Central Massachusetts businessmen and women to recently land new jobs.

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Top SBA Lenders

Ranked by total number of loans issued in Massachusetts, fiscal year 2018

RankLenderNo. of loansAmount of loans
1Eastern Bank, Natick565$43,285,500
2TD Bank, Worcester227$14,203,100
3Citizens Bank, Natick144$21,142,500

Source: U.S. Small Business Administration and lender websites

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