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Callum Borchers


Boston, MA, United States

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Recent articles by Callum:

Stop & Shop Union Boss Suggests Strike May Be Inevitable, With Talks Suspended

Relations between Stop & Shop and its New England unions have "gone from bad to worse," according to a spokeswoman for the workers. → Read More

Mass. Businessman Charged In College Admissions Case Posted His Resume On LinkedIn. So We Fact-Checked It

Staples and Gap enjoyed financial successes when John B. Wilson was a top executive. But some of the successes appear not to be as impressive as Wilson claims on his resume. → Read More

As A Possible Stop & Shop Strike Looms, 'Food Deserts' Appear Vulnerable

Six of the 10 Massachusetts cities with the worst grocery access are cities where a Stop & Shop is one of few options. → Read More

What Does It Mean To Be A Poor Student On A Rich Campus?

Harvard professor Anthony Jack peels back complex layers of poverty, privilege and inclusion in his new book "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students." → Read More

Union Representing Stop & Shop Workers Says No Strike For At Least Another Week

The grocery chain and its union workers remain far apart in talks to renew a contract that expired last week. → Read More

Jobcase's $100M Funding Round Will Help Startup Grow — And Stay — In Mass.

The nine-figure investment admits Jobcase to an elite club of Boston-area software startups that have raised similarly large sums. → Read More

Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution In Florida

The 77-year-old billionaire is among more than two dozen people charged in an investigation of prostitution and human trafficking at massage parlors. → Read More

Majority Stake In Channel 25 Sold To Private Equity Firm

Media broker Scott Fybush estimated the value of the station at several hundred million dollars. → Read More

Columbia Gas Of Massachusetts President Says He'll Retire, 11 Weeks After Saying He'd Stay

Steve Bryant had resisted calls for his resignation in the wake of the company's natural-gas disaster in the Merrimack Valley. → Read More

Mass. Biotechs Have Much At Stake, As Trump Calls Drug Prices A 'Major Priority'

As price-control efforts go, the president's latest plan is "fairly business-friendly," says Boston College health economist Sam Richardson. → Read More

Super Bowl Fatigue? Ticket Prices Are Dropping, As Patriots Return

Super Bowl tickets are super expensive, as always, but the average resale price is about $1,000 less than at this time last year. → Read More

$20,000 Electrical Bill: After Expensive Snow-Making, Mass. Ski Resorts Welcome Storm

The impending storm is a relief to businesses that have spent heavily on man-made snow, through one of the least-snowy starts to the season since 1872. → Read More

Another Shutdown Casualty: Biotech IPOs

The Securities and Exchange Commission said this week that its normal functions are suspended because the agency isn't funded. Companies can't go public without SEC approval. → Read More

Walsh's State Of The City Story About A Hotel Worker Was Touching. It Was Also A Bit Misleading

The mayor said "Leti's union ... set new national standards for hotel workers" by going on strike and winning higher wages. But the woman at the center of his story did not strike and is not covered by the new labor contract. → Read More

There's A Boston Leader Behind The Push For A Green New Deal

We speak with Varshini Prakash, a Massachusetts native and Boston-based co-founder of the Sunrise Movement. → Read More

Mayor Marty Walsh On His Priorities For The Year Ahead

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joins us in studio to discuss his 2019 agenda, recreational marijuana, taxing Uber, and more. → Read More

A New Bill Could Allow Bird, Uber And Others To Bring Scooters Back To Mass.

State Rep. Michael Moran plans to file a bill that would exempt electric scooters from a law requiring turn signals and brake lights. Seven companies want to operate scooter-share businesses in Greater Boston. → Read More

As National Grid Reaches Tentative Deal, Real Estate Group Warns Backlog Could Be 2 Years

Developers are relieved that a deal in the gas utility's lockout could be near. But the uncertainty has been a headache for all involved -- banks, developers and tenants. → Read More

'That's What We Fight For': Mass. Minimum Wage Begins Climb To $15

With the new year, the state minimum wage is now $12 per hour. And it will tick up every year until 2023, when it hits $15 per hour. → Read More

Mass. Biotechs Smashed IPO Records In 2018, But Don't Expect A Repeat In 2019

Together, 17 companies raised $2.4 billion -- doubling the state's previous high. But the president of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council expects the public market to "cool off" in 2019. → Read More