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Worcester creates proposal for cannabis commission headquarters

Zachary Comeau |

The Worcester Redevelopment Authority has authorized the submission of a lease proposal to a state department for the Cannabis Control Commission's new headquarters.

Mass. unemployment remains at 3.5%

Massachusetts unemployment rate has been at 3.5 percent for eight straight months, according to the state’s Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

Four clean energy bills clear House committee

State House News Service |

Four new clean energy bills promoting energy storage, solar development and electric vehicle sales have cleared the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy,

AA Transportation owner purchases Boylston building for $630K

Zachary Comeau |

A 6,000-square-foot Boylston building housing an electronics company has been sold to a Shrewsbury real estate developer and investor for $630,000.

Mass. unemployment rate stable at 3.5%

For the seventh straight month, the state's unemployment rate has remained level at 3.5 percent, the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development announced Friday.

I-190 from W. Boylston to Lancaster to see $19M improvement

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is set to begin construction along seven miles of I-190 from the West Boylston-Stering town line to the Sterling-Lancaster town line.

Gateway City holds huge potential


Worcester is designated a Gateway City by state law, which creates an economic boost through increased funds for development.

Worcester County had 1.2M rideshare trips last year

Zachary Comeau |

There were 1,213,440 ride sharing trips with companies like Uber and Lyft started in Worcester County last year, an average of about 3,324 rides each day, according to a new state report.

Mass. gasoline prices at $2.75 average

The average price of gas in Massachusetts rose by 15 cents last month, with prices now at $2.75, now higher than the price of gas after a 44-cent surge after Hurricane Harvey last September.

Report: Boston rail ties could lead to major development near Union Station

Grant Welker |

Worcester could see millions of square feet of new development if it takes better advantage of Union Station's ties by commuter rail to Boston, according to a new report by think tank MassINC.

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