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Hospitals in R.I. have tenants that are not exempt from real estate taxes. Lawmakers say it’s time for them to pay.

Many tax-exempt institutions rent out a portion of their buildings to businesses, such as coffee shops, restaurants, or other for-profits that have business ties to their nonprofit landlords. But in many cases, according to the bill’s sponsors, these businesses are evading property tax payments.

Mass. saw a 14.6 percent increase in life sciences jobs during pandemic

Employment in the life sciences sector is projected to grow by another 32 percent by 2032 despite the challenge of finding enough workers to fill openings, a new report said.

Massachusetts hospitals, doctors, medical groups pilot ChatGPT technology

While there have been some dire warnings issued about the threat the technology poses, hospitals see it as a useful tool to streamline administrative tasks and, perhaps one day, improve patient care.

Demonstrators protest planned closure of Leominster hospital’s maternity ward

The crowd of more than 100 people, including several nurses and pediatricians, gathered on the hospital’s lawn to condemn the closure.

Healey administration gives $24.4 million in incentives to create life sciences jobs in state

The incentives are expected to help add nearly 1,600 jobs at biotech and medtech companies.

Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protect Sacklers from lawsuits

A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids.


5 innovators to watch in R.I.’s life sciences industry

Rhode Island’s life sciences are already starting preclinical spinoffs, creating apps for specific patient populations, and conducting ground-breaking medical research. Here’s a look at a few we’ve featured recently.

As pandemic-era funding diminishes, community organizations face greater demands

“We built the infrastructure to help so many people over the last few years and, all of a sudden, many of the resources are gone,” said Dr. Geralde Gabeau, executive director of Immigrant Family Services Institute in Mattapan.