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Callum Borchers


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Recent articles by Callum:

Is Boston Title Town Or Cheater Town?

"There has been a lot of scandals, but they've consistently won for a long time," says one sports fan from Texas. "So, they have to be doing something right." → Read More

GE Co-Produced Engines On Boeing Plane That Crashed In Iran

Iran quickly blamed engine trouble for the crash. But spokesmen for GE and its manufacturing partner insist that "speculation regarding the cause is premature." → Read More

After Deadly Crash, Mass. Foundation Readies Another WWII-Era Bomber For Flight

The Collings Foundation of Stow is working on a replacement Boeing B-17, the kind of aircraft that went down in Connecticut in October, killing seven. → Read More

New Year, New Minimum Wage: Some Mass. Businesses Welcome The Increase

As Massachusetts continues on the path to a $15 minimum wage, some executives say they're having surprisingly good experiences with higher labor costs. → Read More

Mass. Biotech Sector Feels Drug Pricing Pressure

By almost any measure, the Massachusetts biotechnology sector is strong. Jobs are growing. Wages are rising. And some of the world's most exciting therapies are developed here. Yet some people who work in the industry are feeling uneasy. → Read More

Trying To Make Sense Of The Infamous Babe Ruth Deal, A Century Later

On the day after Christmas in 1919, the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth's playing rights to the Yankees. In hindsight, we know the Sox made a terrible mistake. But, at the time, the move didn't look so bad. → Read More

‘Guilty’: Former Boston Official John Lynch Enters Plea In Bribery Case

The case has drawn renewed scrutiny to Boston's development process. Mayor Marty Walsh has hired outside lawyers, and City Council President Andrea Campbell has called for the formation of a municipal inspector general's office. → Read More

Indicted Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Temporarily Ousted By City Council

The Fall River City Council voted, 8-1, Tuesday to temporarily remove indicted Mayor Jasiel Correia from office, one week before a preliminary election that pits Correia against two rivals. → Read More

Effort To 'Gronk Spike' NFL Cannabis Policy Gains Momentum

Former Patriots star Rob Gronkowski has become an advocate for CBD at a time when the NFL and its players union are studying cannabis as a possible pain-management tool. → Read More

Attention, Savers, Here's One Possible Silver Lining To A Recession

"A down market is actually a time when I can buy shares of my mutual funds at a lower price," says Fidelity Vice President Katie Taylor. → Read More

Indicted Mayor, Shrinking Paper: Fall River Exemplifies High Stakes In GateHouse-Gannett Merger

The Herald News is the primary watchdog for a government led by indicted Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia. But the newsroom staff is down to single digits, according to one of the journalists who lost his job. → Read More

Here's What You Can — And Can't — Buy Tax-Free In Mass. This Weekend

It's a good time for back-to-school shopping or to buy that new TV before the start of football season. There are some limits on the savings, however. → Read More

'The Mayor Is Accustomed To Getting Arrested': Fall River Meeting Goes Off The Rails

Fall River's tense politics convulsed again Monday night when police responded to a standoff between the City Council and Mayor Jasiel Correia, who is governing while under indictment. → Read More

Time Is Running Out To See Tom Brady Play In Person, And Ticket Prices Are Bonkers

Patriots tickets are always expensive, but as the team's 42-year-old quarterback readies the defending Super Bowl champions for the upcoming season, prices are soaring to a new level. → Read More

These Mass. Employers' Workers Have Donated The Most Money To Presidential Candidates

Harvard employees have donated more money to campaigns this year than workers at any other Massachusetts employer, and their contributions so far favor Sen. Elizabeth Warren far above the rest of the field. → Read More

Here's Every Gay Anthem Reference In TripAdvisor's Letter To The 'Straight Pride Parade' Organizers

Parade organizers claimed to be "in negotiations" with TripAdvisor and other "prospective corporate sponsors." TripAdvisor responded with a cease-and-desist letter, filled with titles of LGBTQ+ anthems. → Read More

Super Speedy And A Little Scary: 5G Is Coming To Boston

The possibilities are exciting, but 5G networks will only speed things up for early adopters who buy new devices and more expensive data plans. And 5G technology that could improve or even save lives could also cost lives, if networks are not secure and reliable. → Read More

Why Insulin Defies The Normal Rules Of Economics And Keeps Getting More Expensive

The first fast-acting insulin hit the market in 1996, the same year as the Nintendo 64. The video game system got progressively cheaper, but a vial of insulin that originally cost $21 now goes for $275. → Read More

Inside The Encore Resort Casino: $68 Lobster Rolls And Alexa In Every Hotel Room

The Vegas-ified version of a signature local dish is just one of many ostentatious offerings at Wynn Resorts' new venue in Everett. There's also a $15,000 hotel suite and a carousel adorned with 83,000 flowers, some of which are real. → Read More

Mass. Prepares To Confront Gambling Addiction, Ahead Of Encore Casino Opening

As Massachusetts basks in anticipation of a $98 million tax windfall from Wynn Resorts' Everett casino, which opens this weekend, the state is also preparing for a possible downside: a new temptation for people with gambling addictions. → Read More