Worcester and PawSox sign letter of intent to build $90M stadium

Grant Welker| Zachary Comeau |

Worcester has signed a letter of intent with the Pawtucket Red Sox, with a proposed $85 million to $90 million ballpark to attract the team to the city.

 

Guilty plea in New England Compounding Center case

Grant Welker |

A pharmacy technician involved in the deadly fungal meningitis case traced to Framingham's New England Compounding Center has pleaded guilty to nine counts of mail fraud.

 

Worcester expected to make PawSox announcement this afternoon

Worcester officials are planning an major announcement for 2 p.m. Friday at city hall, expected to relate to the Pawtucket Red Sox possibly moving to Worcester.

 

Mass. July unemployment ticks up to 3.6%

The state’s unemployment rate ticked up a bit in July and is one-tenth of a percentage lower than where it was at this time last year.

 

Ameresco completes DEA solar facility

Framingham renewable and efficiency energy firm Ameresco has completed a 2.5-megawatt solar energy system near the U.S.-Mexico border to help power a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency facility.

 
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Central Mass Health

Mayor of Gardner, five others speaking against nurse staffing ballot question

State House News Service |

A bipartisan group of six mayors is asking counterparts across the state to oppose a nurse staffing question, saying they're concerned about its impact on local hospital finances.

Fallon Health hits new membership high and $2.8M profit

Grant Welker |

Fallon Health of Worcester hit a new high of more than 277,000 members in the second quarter, a period in which it also reported a $2.8 million net profit, it announced Wednesday.

Inc. 5000 honors 16 fast-growing Central Mass. firms

Zachary Comeau |

A total of 16 Central Massachusetts companies made Inc. 5000's 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country.

RXi Pharmaceutics extends runway in Q2

Zachary Comeau |

Despite reporting just $58,000 in second-quarter revenues, Marlborough drugmaker RXi Pharmaceuticals was able to significantly reduce its net loss, reduce its cash burn and extend its runway.

UMass: Marijuana could help stomach problems

Researchers at UMass Medical School may have found a link between marijuana use and relief of inflammatory bowel disease.

MetroWest495 Biz

Marlborough plaza sells for $6.3M

A commercial plaza on Route 20 in Marlborough has sold for $6.3 million to a Texas investment company.

Rocco's Doughnut Co. adding Westborough location

Grant Welker |

Rocco's Doughnut Co., a Millbury doughnut shop, is expanding to a second location in Westborough later this year directly behind a Dunkin' Donuts.

Hologic subsidiary lands laughing gas rights

A subsidiary of Marlborough medical device firm Hologic has landed the U.S. and Canadian distribution rights of a Pennsylvania medical equipment manufacturer’s nitrous oxide and oxygen systems.

Biostage eyes FDA application in 2019

Despite just $5.8 million in cash to its name, Holliston organ bioengineering firm Biostage is eyeing a 2019 U.S. Food and Drug Administration application for its esophagus-regenerating device.

Nashoba Valley Medical Center president resigning

Grant Welker |

The president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Sal Perla, has resigned, the Ayer hospital announced Tuesday.

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