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Central Mass. hospitals score high on safety

Grant Welker |

Hospitals in Worcester, Clinton, Framingham, Gardner and Milford have received the highest patient safety ratings in the newest report from a nonprofit hospital group.

Five Central Mass. projects split $784K in brownfield funding

The Baker Administration has given $784,000 to five sites in four Central Massachusetts communities to help clean contaminated properties.

Fidelity Bank's growth lands it in top 10% nationally

Fidelity Bank's assets grew by 14% last year, landing it in what the Leominster bank says is in the top one-tenth nationally in growth rates.

Movers & Shakers

Check out which professionals are on the move in Central Mass.

Friendly's to close Holden, Framingham locations

Friendly's is closing its Holden and Framingham restaurants among 23 corporate-owned locations across the Northeast, leaving seven stores in Central Massachusetts.

Worcester airport has $97M economic impact

Grant Welker |

Worcester Regional Airport has an economic impact of $97 million, according to a study released last month by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Cannabis is now legal to buy, but we still don't know what to expect

Grant Welker |

The first shops are now open, but the medical community is as unsettled as ever on marijuana's benefits and harms, and few know what to expect for health effects in Massachusetts.

Greater Worcester unemployment down to 3.6%

According to Massachusetts labor and workforce officials, Greater Worcester added 1,600 jobs in February, and the area's unemployment rate fell from 3.9 percent in January to 3.6 percent.

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