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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.

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.

Maine environmental group opposes Mass. energy transmission project

State House News Service |

An environmental nonprofit from Maine was expected to oppose contracts related to the 140-mile New England Clean Energy Connect transmission project at a hearing Wednesday.

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.

MGM preps for Springfield opening, highway advertising

State House News Service |

MGM Springfield, the state's first resort casino, has been humming with activity in recent days as employees complete dry runs of gaming and entertainment operations ahead of the planned grand...

Gun reform activists to march from Worcester to gun manufacturer

State House News Service |

A survivor of the Parkland, Florida school shooting and the father of one of the victims plan to join Massachusetts students later this month for a 50-mile march calling for gun law reform.

FDA warns Hologic over device's vaginal rejuvenation claims

Zachary Comeau |

Marlborough medical device company Hologic is suspending the marketing and distribution of a vaginal heating device after the company receiving a warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Cannabis Control Commission closing in on lab licensing

State House News Service |

State regulators are preparing to put one of the most significant roadblocks to the rollout of the non-medical marijuana industry in the rearview mirror later this month.

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