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Recent articles by Jon:

National Grid spars with nearby officials and activists on the banks of the Malden River

A state environmental agency said the utility has to build a half-mile riverwalk. National Grid says no. → Read More

Fidelity’s on a hiring boom. Abby Johnson talks about why.

The CEO spoke Tuesday night to Chamber of Commerce about hiring surge, return-to-office, and crypto. → Read More

Head of Mass. Taxpayers Foundation to step down at year’s end

After seven years, Eileen McAnneny will depart Mass. Taxpayers Foundation at end of 2022. → Read More

Vertex doubles down on Seaport lab space

Now that Vertex is getting closer to commercializing its cutting-edge cell and gene therapies, it will have an ambitious manufacturing and research campus to its ambitious vision. → Read More

Feds are choosing HQ for federal health research center. Why not in Boston?

Local business leaders are launching a bid to win the headquarters of the newly formed “ARPA-H” medical research hub. → Read More

How one state representative is stymying Harvard’s Allston plans

Mike Moran, a state representative for Allston and Brighton, continues his campaign for more information on Harvard University's development plans in Allston by now taking umbrage with its plans to build above the future path of the Mass. Pike. → Read More

Survey says: The future of work is hybrid

The future of office work? It’s hybrid, says a new survey of large Mass. employers. → Read More

Fed, business groups to update study that found average Black Boston household had net worth of $8

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and business groups aim to take deeper look at the racial wealth gap in Massachusetts, after a high-profile 2015 study found that the average Black household in Boston had $8 in assets. → Read More

On ‘millionaires tax’ ballot question, Mass. high court weighs just how well voters speak legalese

Arguments before the Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday focused on how the tax-raising constitutional amendment should be summarized for voters. → Read More

Baker pushes unfinished business with economic development bill

Before he bids goodbye to Beacon Hill, the governor has turned to the bill — a measure lawmakers are expected to pass in every two-year session — into the opportunity to accomplish unfinished priorities. → Read More

The bill to companies for ‘inadequate’ daycare in Mass.: $1 billion-plus a year

A business group study estimates that the childcare shortage in Massachusetts has cost employers roughly $1 billion a year in turnover and related costs. → Read More

Could Mass. get into the banking business? Maybe.

A bid to create a state-owned bank to help finance business growth is gaining momentum on Beacon Hill, with key decision likely this week. Advocates argue that a public bank could serve unprivileged communities. → Read More

Charlie Baker wants lots of new housing around MBTA stations. Not so fast, towns say.

Dozens of communities are pushing back against an ambitious new housing law that sets the stage for potentially hundreds of thousands of new apartments and condos to be built across Eastern Massachusetts in the coming years. → Read More

CIC founder Tim Rowe is seeing unprecedented demand for his coworking space

Bold Types is our weekly roundup of the movers and shakers of Boston's business scene. → Read More

Logan finally bouncing back as traffic approaches pre-pandemic levels

Passenger traffic at Logan International Airport is starting to approach pre-pandemic levels once again. → Read More

More lab space heading for the eastern edge of the Seaport

This $400 million proposal is one of the first projects to take advantage of changes in height limits for the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park. The BPDA controls the industrial park and has been trying in recent years to usher in biotech projects for empty parcels or to replace low-slung, aging structures. → Read More

State climate bill would let 10 communities ban natural gas hookups. Business groups say that’s a bad idea.

They say halting gas hookups will drive up housing costs and deter development, while supporters argue that the restrictions are necessary if the state is going to reach its goal of being net-zero for carbon emissions by 2050. → Read More

While others pull back on office space, this Quincy-based executive is doubling — or tripling — down

Bold Types is our weekly round-up of movers and shakers in Boston's business scene. → Read More

BC High lands $49 million donation to build wellness center

The donation is the single largest gift in BC High’s 159-year-history, and BC High says it’s the biggest donation given to any Catholic secondary school in New England. → Read More

Newton Schools chief stepping down to run workforce training nonprofit

The head of Newton Schools is stepping down to lead a workforce training nonprofit. → Read More