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Man Arrested After Police Find Two Loaded Guns in his Worcester Apartment—Man Arrested After Police Find Two Loaded Guns…

Treasurer Goldberg Names Perez, Kim as Deputy Treasurers—Treasurer Goldberg Names Perez, Kim as Deputy Treasurers

Clutch Free Throws Lift Holy Cross Past Loyola 63-62—Clutch Free Throws Lift Holy Cross Past Loyola…

Central MA Senators to Host Commonwealth Conversations Tour 2017—Central MA Senators to Host Commonwealth Conversations Tour…

Holy Cross Football Names DiMichele Assistant Coach—Holy Cross Football Names DiMichele Assistant Coach

Two Teenagers Arrested Following Fight During North High School Basketball Game—Two Teenagers Arrested Following Fight During North High…

Man Shot After Walking Out of Apartment in Worcester—Man Shot After Walking Out of Apartment in…

Baker, State Leaders Release Report on Criminal Justice Reform in MA—Baker, State Leaders Release Report on Criminal Justice…

Worcester’s Greenwood to Speak on Faking Your Own Death at Clark—Worcester's Greenwood to Speak on Faking Your Own…

 
 
 

Smart Benefits: Five Ways to Avoid National Origin Discrimination Claims

In November, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance on national origin discrimination, which is prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights...

MA Alliance Against Predatory Lending to Host Foreclosure Clinics

The Massachusetts Alliance Against Predatory Lending will host foreclosure clinics to help those that have been foreclosed.  

Home & Business Expo Set to Return in March

The 19th Annual Valley Home & Business Expo is a great place to sell products and market services to more than 3,000 attendees from...

MassDevelopment Issues $4 Million Bond to Buy, Renovate Worcester Mixed-Income Housing

974 Main Street in Worcester is one of 13 properties Main South CDC was able to purchase with the help of the MassDevelopment financing package.

MassDevelopment has issued a $4 million tax-exempt bond on behalf of Nuestras Casas Limited Partnership, an affiliate of the Worcester nonprofit Main South Community Development Corporation....

Smart Benefits: The ADA Interactive Process Explained

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires employers to reasonably accommodate their employees’ disabilities and engage in an interactive process when a request for...

Sen. Warren, Baldwin Seek Information on Goldman Sachs’ role in Trump’s Economic Policies

Elizabeth Warren

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin are seeking information on Goldman Sachs’ role in and influence over the economic policies of the...

Friday Financial Five – February 10, 2017

President Trump announced at a meeting with airline executives that a tax plan is forthcoming. Job creation and increased productivity will drive any and all...

Boston Globe Early Edition Prints that Pats Lose

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The Boston Globe’s early edition Super Bowl headline? “A Bitter End.”

Smart Benefits: Reminder - 1095 Due Dates Looming

In November, the IRS extended certain due dates for ACA health coverage information reporting.

Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Legislative Breakfast

The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce is set to host their annual Legislative Breakfast at Galliford’s at the Southwick Zoo.  ...

Warren Issues Report on Financial Adviser Conflict-of-Interest Rule Threatened by Trump

Senator Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren released a report detailing the types of prizes and kickbacks currently offered to retirement advisers for selling certain financial products, even if...

Worcester Economy Has Strongest Year Since Before Great Recession

The Worcester economy had its strongest year since before the great recession.  According to the Worcester Economic Index (WEI), the Worcester economy...

Smart Benefits: Pay Check - How to Avoid Comparisons

It’s natural for employees who are friendly – and even those who aren’t – to bring up the topic of compensation...

Friday Financial Five – January 27, 2017

While Republican leaders want health care reform, those changes can go in many directions. The movement to repeal it without a detailed replacement option may...

Assumption to Show Documentary on Market Basket Family Feud

Assumption College will show a screening of the documentary “FOOD FIGHT: Inside the Battle for Market Basket,” about the 2014 battle for the...

Worcester Chamber to Highlight Progress of Entrepreneurs During Demo Night

The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold a demo night and open house at the midway point for StartUp Worcester Businesses to...

Smart Benefits: OSHA Log Postings Required Starting Feb. 1

Most employers with more than 10 employees (some low-risk industries are exempted) must keep a log of serious work-related injuries and illnesses to assist in...

MA Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in 16 Years

Massachusetts total unemployment rate dropped to 2.8% in December, marking the lowest rate since December of 2000, according to the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development....

Smart Benefits: The Importance of Updated Labor Law Posters

Businesses of all sizes are required to display posters outlining the federal and state employment-related laws with which they must comply. The posters, which are...

Friday Financial Five – January 13, 2017

The president of the United States Chamber of Commerce delivered an assessment of the country’s business climate, detailing priorities and challenges while...

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