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State budget deliberations begin without look at gambling revenue

State House News Service |

State budget writers got estimates on all kinds of expected state revenue when they began preparations for the fiscal 2020 spending plan, but one category was conspicuously absent.

Dual-tax rate hurts Worcester

ALEX GUARDIOLA |

Since 1984, the city council has shifted a portion of the residential tax burden over to the business property tax payers. By doing so, it puts Worcester at a competitive disadvantage to its...

10 Things I Know About … Engaging the immigrant business community

Take inventory of the communities and ethnic cultural neighborhoods your employees represent.

Becker is becoming a leader in the $1B esports industry

Grant Welker |

Next fall, Becker will officially begin its esports management program, which the school says is the first of its kind in the country.

Worcester's sports franchises have two years to prepare for the Pawtucket Red Sox

Zachary Comeau |

Years before it even arrives in Worcester, the top Red Sox farm team is already gobbling up sponsorships and is sure to challenge existing Worcester teams for ticket sales.

Colleges rethink MBA programs amid application decline

LIVIA GERSHON |

Applications for MBA programs across the country fell 7 percent between 2017 and 2018.

Health care forum tackles accessibility, affordability

The Central Massachusetts Health Care Forum on Friday included a keynote talk and panel discussion on improving partnerships and curbing costs.

Sutton entity fined $17K for asbestos work

A Sutton company is being fined nearly $17,000 for violating state Department of Environmental Protection regulations.

Proposed 1 million-square-foot pot facility in Charlton rejected by DPH

Zachary Comeau |

The developers of a proposed 1 million-square-foot marijuana cultivation facility in Charlton have been dealt a significant setback

CCC to take oversight of medical marijuana

Beginning Dec. 23, oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program will be transferred from state health officials to state recreational marijuana regulators.

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