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UMass EMTs picket | Worcester ranks 2nd for business

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
UMass EMTs picket after contract talks stagnate
Ambulance workers for UMass Memorial Medical Center picketed outside of the hospital on Plantation Street on Tuesday after contract talks fell through on Friday.
Worcester ranked America's 2nd friendliest small biz city
In a survey of small businesses in 80 U.S. cities, Worcester is ranked as the second most small-business-friendly city in America, trailing only Boise, Idaho.
Central Mass. proposals among 238 for Amazon's HQ2
Amazon has received 238 proposals from communities across North America for its second headquarters, including three from Central Massachusetts.
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WPI launches supply chain management graduate program
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is introducing a master's degree supply chain management program, as the industry is expected to grow to $19 billion in four years.
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Raytheon: Cybersecurity career interest low
An annual survey commission by defense contractor Raytheon has found Millennials remain uninterested in pursuing careers in the cybersecurity field.
FDA fast tracks MetroWest firm's Alzheimer's drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted fast track designation for a Framingham company to begin expanded clinical trials of an Alzheimer's drug.
MassDevelopment $250K grant brings high-speed net to Fitchburg biz area
About 60 different addresses in key commercial and industrial areas in Fitchburg will finally have access to high-speed internet thanks to a $250,000 grant.
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For the fourth straight year, Worcester has scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, scoring municipalities on their LGBTQ policies and acceptance. The city was first ranked in 2013 and scored a 55, but had a perfect mark this year, including in non-discrimination employment practices.
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