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Recent articles by Jon:

Baker urges big investment in Mass. offshore wind industry, seeks to end price cap

Governor Charlie Baker has launched a plan to make Massachusetts more competitive in the fast-growing offshore wind industry amid the increasingly crowded race to attract jobs and investments along the East Coast. → Read More

On a detour from trip to D.C., India’s finance minister meets with Boston execs

The finance minister’s visit to Boston reflects how eager India government officials are to build business ties with the Boston area, particularly because of this region’s prowess in the life sciences field. → Read More

In a work-from-anywhere world, will Mass. lose its edge in the race for talented workers?

Business groups urge Beacon Hill to invest in workforce development and tackle housing, transportation to help Mass. better compete in a world where companies, and workers, can live anywhere. → Read More

Capital One acquires Lola team and software as the Boston travel-tech startup winds down

The employees will join more than 100 of Capital One’s tech workers already based at the bank’s Cambridge office, which opened in Kendall Square last year. → Read More

Abby Johnson says roughly one-fourth of Fidelity workforce is back in the office, by choice

In this week's Bold Types, Fidelity CEO Abby Johnson talks back-to-the-office, and more. → Read More

Sun Life signs $2.5 billion deal to acquire DentaQuest, the Boston-based dental insurer

Sun Life made a play for DentaQuest to grow its dental insurance portfolio, particularly in government-funded programs, such as those subsidized through Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. → Read More

Advocates for entrepreneurs of color press the Legislature for $1 billion in stimulus funds

The Coalition for an Equitable Economy has sent a letter to the committees overseeing stimulus deliberations on Beacon Hill, asking for a $1.1 billion investment in small businesses across the state. → Read More

Salem slated to become second major port city in Mass. for offshore wind industry

Vineyard Wind chief executive Lars Pederson said the deal hinges on Vineyard Wind succeeding with its “Commonwealth Wind” proposal in the state’s latest round of bidding for offshore wind contracts. → Read More

I-90 highway in Allston will be grounded, state says, vowing to move forward with mega transportation project

The megaproject — now projected to cost $1.7 billion — will straighten out the Turnpike’s curve in the area, build a new transit station on the Worcester/Framingham commuter rail line, and open up around 100 acres of land, primarily a former rail yard, owned by Harvard University for development in Allston. → Read More

Longtime Jewish Vocational Service leader Jerry Rubin is retiring

During his tenure as CEO, Jerry Rubin has essentially tripled the size of JVS. → Read More

Pop open a Hoodsie for famous dairy operator’s 175th birthday party

A brand known by all New Englanders celebrates its 175th birthday. → Read More

The C-suite of the future? This Boston company’s top execs are spread across the country instead of on one floor

As remote work becomes more commonplace amid the pandemic, one Boston tech firm is hiring top executives who'll never move to Boston. → Read More

The C-suite of the future? LogMeIn’s top execs are spread across the country instead of on one floor

As remote work becomes more commonplace amid the pandemic, one Boston tech firm is hiring top executives who'll never move to Boston. → Read More

‘We don’t want to be people’s dumping grounds.’ Big change could be coming to Everett’s industrial riverfront

Two huge swaths of land along the Mystic River in Everett are being primed for redevelopment. → Read More

Framingham software company soars in market debut on Wednesday

CEO Jason Krantz launched the business in 2011 to offer market intelligence to companies selling into the healthcare industry. → Read More

After years of planning, BPDA sets new rules for building in flood-prone parts of Boston

Large projects in many coastal neighborhoods would be required to elevate ground floors and implement other protections. → Read More

The ‘million-dollar question’ facing Somerville: Will a new mayor slow down the city’s development boom?

With the longtime Mayor Joe Curtatone about to head off to lead the Northeast Clean Energy Council, developers are getting anxious they may soon no longer have such a good friend in City Hall. → Read More

Delta and economic disruptions dent confidence among Mass. companies

Employers are worried about public health, supply chain disruptions, and hiring enough workers. → Read More

Meet Chris Dagesse. At 39 he’s one of New England’s most powerful auto moguls

The name Nucar probably sounds new to you. But maybe not for much longer — at least not if Chris Dagasse has anything to say about it. → Read More

Harvard owns roughly one-third of Allston. Now it needs to win over the residents

As Harvard partners with private developers to build its answer to Kendall Square on the vast holdings it has accumulated in Allston, the country’s oldest and wealthiest university is confronting the ghosts of its past. → Read More