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Worcester eyeing pot stores in Main South, Canal District, Grafton Hill, Grove St.

Zachary Comeau |

Worcester will begin negotiating with five additional cannabis retailers, bringing the total in the city seeking state approval to nine.

UMass chair sounds alarm over higher ed's “graduation rate crisis”

State House News Service |

Student debt and graduation rates emerged as focuses of last week's University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees meeting.

Gaming revenues down in November at MGM Springfield, Plainridge

State House News Service |

Revenue was down last month at Plainridge Park Casino and MGM Springfield, but the state will still count about $11.6 million in gaming tax collections from November.

Cannabis commission moves ahead with 10-year Worcester HQ lease

State House News Service |

The Cannabis Control Commission is hoping to move into its permanent headquarters at Union Station in Worcester by mid-2019.

Mass. workers in line for $175M income tax cut

State House News Service |

Massachusetts workers are about to receive a $175 million income tax break and there's a possibility that the 5 percent income tax rate approved in 2000 will actually happen in 2020.

WRA approves lease with Cannabis Control Commission

Zachary Comeau |

Pending a Monday vote, the state regulatory body of the $1 billion Massachusetts marijuana industry will move to Worcester's Union Station.

Cannabis researcher moving to Worcester

Zachary Comeau |

Cannabis Community Care and Research Network, a state public benefit corporation in the cannabis industry, is moving to Worcester.

Five found guilty in New England Compounding Center case

Grant Welker |

Five people involved in the New England Compounding Center fungal meningitis outbreak that killed more than 100 people were found guilty Thursday for their roles in the case.

Kenmore Diner owner to open rock-themed bar in former Blackstone Tap spot

Zachary Comeau |

The owner of the Kenmore Diner is planning a rock 'n' roll-themed restaurant and bar at the former location of the Blackstone Tap.

Northbridge, Southbridge tax breaks approved

Grant Welker |

A renovation of the former Whitinsville Medical Center and an expansion of a Southbridge manufacturer were approved by the state for tax breaks Thursday.

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