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Northbridge real estate agency sets home-sales high

ERA Key Realty Services set an all-time high of home sales last year, with $769 million in sales, the Northbridge agency announced.

Cannabis enforcement threat may result in bigger returns, CCC chair says

State House News Service |

The abrupt change in the federal government's approach to marijuana law enforcement means investors in the state-sanctioned Massachusetts pot market could see bigger returns on their investments,...

SBA appoints new New England administrator

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a new regional administrator for New England, Wendell Davis, a Connecticut resident.

Hanover Theatre has first female chairwoman

Grant Welker |

Marianne Felice, who has been a member of the theater since it opened in 2008, was named the board's first female head on Friday.

Clinton hospital to close endoscopy unit

The endoscopy unit at UMass Memorial HealthAlliance Clinton Hospital will close later this month due to what UMass says is a staffing issue.

Efforts underway to keep state $15 minimum wage off the ballot

State House News Service |

Top Democrats are eyeing a legislative solution that would keep as many as three initiative petitions – a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave and a sales tax cut – off the 2018 ballot.

State projects 3.5% revenue growth in coming budget year

State House News Service |

State tax revenues are projected to grow at a 3.5 percent clip next fiscal year, signaling that the state will have almost $27.6 billion available to spend on the 2019 budget.

CVS planning 42 Mass. drug disposal centers

State House News Service |

Forty-two new disposal units are planned at CVS pharmacies in Massachusetts to make it easier for people to safely get rid of unwanted, unused or expired medications.

Walmart to close Sam's Club in Worcester, after announcing raises, bonuses

Zachary Comeau |

In the same day Walmart announced it would be raising its starting wage to $11 and offering an employee bonus due to a new federal tax code, the company announced that it would close 63 Sam's Club...

bankHometown CEO Hewitt to retire

Zachary Comeau |

Oxford-based bankHometown announced Friday its President and CEO Michael Hewitt will retire at the end of June after leading the bank for five years.

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