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MetroWest communities get $60K in downtown planning grants

Grant Welker |

Four MetroWest communities — Ashland, Marlborough, Shrewsbury and Stow — have received $15,000 state grants each for planning efforts to improve their downtowns.

Holliston hockey retailer partners with NHL, NHLPA

Zachary Comeau |

Holliston retailer of ice hockey equipment Pure Hockey will be the retail partner of the National Hockey League and its Players' Association's program for young players.

Toy manufacturer exec hopes to raise $1B to save Toys R Us

Zachary Comeau |

A billionaire toy manufacturer is hoping to crowdfund enough cash to acquire Toys R Us and save the dying toy retailer from bankruptcy.

Athlete-friendly brewery plans pop-up taproom near marathon in Ashland

Zachary Comeau |

A Medfield brewery with beer geared towards athletes to help quench their thirst will open a pop-up taproom and beer garden near the Boston Marathon route in Ashland next month.

Biz group: renewable energy not keeping up with demand

State House News Service |

Another business group has joined those already clamoring to let more natural gas into the region, and indirectly clashing with renewable energy proponents who have become an aggressive lobbying...

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.

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