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Ice Bucket Challenge funds another UMass ALS breakthrough

Emily Micucci |

A collaborative led by UMass Medical School Professor John Landers have identified a new gene associated with the development of ALS.

Baker: State labs not equipped to enforce 2015 fentanyl law

State House News Service |

The law that made trafficking fentanyl a new crime in 2015 has proven to be "unenforceable," according to the Baker administration.

MBTA fare hikes pushed off to 2019

State House News Service |

The MBTA Board advanced a fiscal 2019 budget that pushes fare increases off the table until after this year's elections, despite a $36.5 million hole in the agency's spending plans.

Should state offices move from Boston to Worcester?

Grant Welker |

Boston is home to state department headquarters but also is very expensive for office space, leading to a potential solution: moving those offices to an affordable spot like Worcester.

Gardner chamber president to depart

Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jim Bellina will leave his job in the next several months due to a family illness, the chamber announced Tuesday.

Worcester Walgreens among locations involved in $5.5M drug overcharging

Walgreens has agreed to pay a $5.5-million fine for overcharging for prescription drugs at its pharmacies, including one in Worcester.

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.

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...

Baker wants Airbnb bill passed this session

State House News Service |

Gov. Charlie Baker wants to see legislation regulating short-term rentals passed into law before the end of this session, but he said Monday he has not fully reviewed the proposal House leaders plan...

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