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Senators trumpet wide-ranging healthcare legislation

Expanded licensing for dental therapists, nurse practitioners and optometrists, permission for MassHealth to offer a Medicaid buy-in program, and new limited network insurance products are among the many policy proposals state senators are promoting in one of the biggest healthcare reform bills to hit Beacon Hill in years.

Biopharma investment, jobs spiked in 2016 in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Biotechnology Council’s annual industry snapshot found biopharma employment grew 4.8 percent last year, with more than 3,000 jobs added. Venture investment in Massachusetts biopharma companies hit $2.9 billion, up from the $2.3 billion in 2015 and more than triple the $900 million recorded in 2012, according to the report.

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Joe’s Albums helps lead resurgence of vinyl and retail on Main Street

“Between size and proximity, I wanted to get more ‘central’ and larger. I had looked in the Canal District … then looked down here and saw all of the development going on and thought that was very intriguing. We’re still a few more years away from what’s going to happen, but I think Worcester is truly coming back this time.” Art Simas reports on the place where vinyl records and retail are making a comeback.

Marotta: Time for education system to evolve — just ask the teachers

“The system that I teach in is not designed for how my students grow up,” says one veteran Worcester Public Schools teacher. “They all have phones; they grew up in a digital age … [but] we still have to teach them in a form that they are not going to encounter when they enter the workforce. This is how they grew up taking in information, and it’s the opposite of what we do in our classroom.”