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MARLBOROUGH CITY HAPPENINGS! - May 2016
Boston Globe names Marlborough a Game Changer
Boston Globe Magazine has named the City of Marlborough among its 2016 Game Changers. Marlborough is the only community on the list of 46 “innovators" who "had the vision, leadership, and determination to make a difference.”
$37M manufacturing facility adds 50 jobs to city
Continuing the burgeoning growth of the life sciences industry in the city and state, LFB USA broke ground on a new 65,000-square-foot manufacturing and laboratory facility that will bring 50 new jobs to Marlborough
Rte. 20 commercial project moves forward
Plans for a sprawling commercial development on Rte. 20 took a step forward, as the Urban Affairs Committee signed off on a zoning overlay district for the 475,000-square-foot Apex Center of New England
Marlborough students above national average
A recent study by the Stanford University Center for Education Policy Analysis, published by
the New York Times
, showed that s
tudents in Marlborough performed at a level 1.3 grade levels higher than the national average.
Downtown Village Association becomes official
The Marlborough Downtown Village Association (MDVA) took a giant step forward, changing its status from a thriving grassroots organization to a well-defined nonprofit. MDVA also elected officers and a board of directors.
Mayor proposes MEDC funding
Mayor Arthur Vigeant asked the City Council to approve a transfer to fully fund the Marlborough Economic Development Corporation for FY2017, including $75,000 to finance the Walker Building feasibility study.
Central Mass biopharmas hiring at record rate
The biopharma industry in Central Mass. is hiring at a record rate, with job listings more than doubling in Q1 2016, according to MassBioEd Foundation
. Marlborough's Quest Diagnostics
had the 2nd highest number of job listings.
ReWalk works on exosuit for stroke, MS patients
First ReWalk Robotics
sought to help paraplegics walk again with its exoskeleton.
Now the company is partnering with Harvard's Wyss Institute to develop a softer, lighter, more versatile "exosuit" for stroke and MS patients
ReWalk receives commercial insurance coverage
A device from Marlborough's ReWalk Robotics received comprehensive coverage through the first such policy from a commercial insurer. The insurer also issued its first reimbursement for a ReWalk exoskeleton
Boston Sci's opioid alternative gets FDA approval
A system from Marlborough-based Boston Scientific, which can be used in the place of opioids to combat chronic pain by
masking pain signals from reaching the brain,
has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
FDA OKs BSX computer mapping heart catheter
Marlborough's Boston Scientific (BSX) has received FDA approval for two catheters that can be used with to generate a 3D map of a patient's heart to help diagnose, locate and treat the source of rhythm abnormality.
Sunovion drug improves depressive symptoms
Marlborough-based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals announced a drug used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar depression was well-tolerated in patients and improved depressive symptoms in a secondary analysis.
Sunovion drug reduces COPD hospitalization
A post-hoc analysis of a long-term safety study of the effectiveness of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals' Brovana found the drug to be effective in reducing hospitalization in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Marlborough Hospital gets A grade
According to a Spring 2016 hospital safety ranking, Marlborough Hospital has received its third consecutive A grade in terms of patient safety. The hospital has received an A grade in each session since the Spring of 2015.
Oxford Immunotec reports Q1 revenue growth
Marlborough-based global diagnostics company Oxford Immunotec saw a 24 percent
year over year jump in revenue for the first quarter of 2016. On a constant currency basis, revenue growth was 23 percent versus the prior year
Avidia Bank launches business-lending portal
Avidia Bank has launched a commercial-lending web portal to offer a quick and convenient way to access loans online.
The new portal streamlines the approval process allowing businesses to get commercial loans quicker
Committee OKs Firefly's patio expansion plan
The Urban Affairs Committee signed off on a local barbeque restaurant owner’s plans to expand his outdoor patio in order to
add live music, TVs, fire pits, covered seating, a small bar, kitchen and recreation area with games.
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June 6th @ 4pm - 8pm
Embassy Suites Hotel
This course is free for employees of Marlborough restaurants and hotels.
Registration is required.
To register, contact:
Linda Martins | 508-229-2010
Sunday, June 5,9am-2pm
Stroll along Main Street to enjoy some classic, exotic,
antique and muscle cars.
Saturday, June 11,
Solomon Pond Mall
Cost: $4 per person
Get up close and personal with police cruisers,
dump trucks, fire trucks, and service trucks at this annual fundraiser.
Sample food from more than 30 local restaurants and enjoy entertainment at about a dozen venues in Downtown Marlbough.
Celebrate the 65th annual
Labor Day Parade
, and take part in the
Photo Drawing. Send in your parade photos for a
chance to win one of four gift certificates from
Solomon Pond Mall. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2016.
After helping to attract dozens of companies to Marlborough and significantly reducing the city's commercial vacancy rate over the past four years, Tim Cummings is leaving his post as executive director of MEDC. His energy and enthusiasm will be missed. We wish him all the best in his new endevour!
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