Jon Chesto

Jon Chesto covers the leaders who shape Boston’s business community. He has been reporting on business and politics in New England for the past two decades. Before joining the Globe, he was managing editor at the Boston Business Journal. Prior to that role, he was the business editor at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy. His weekly Ledger column, “Mass. Market,” won several national awards with the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, he has also worked as a business reporter at the Boston Herald and as a political reporter with Ottaway Newspapers.

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Springfield-Boston rail service? Lawmaker’s message is that it’s long overdue

By , Globe Staff

US Representative Richard Neal plans to give Governor Baker an earful about a pet project that hasn’t even left the station yet: frequent train service to Boston.

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A role for employers in battling opioid scourge

By , Globe Staff

Eileen McAnneny, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, is spearheading an initiative to encourage employers to support the opioid recovery efforts of their workers.


Don’t celebrate yet: Clean energy jobs have slipped in Mass.

By , Globe Staff

This measurement of the clean-tech sector is more somber than it looks at first glance: Job growth in the state actually has been decelerating for the past four years.

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Convention center authority looks to buy its own ferry, to bolster Seaport service

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority is no longer just trying out ferry service. In fact, it’s doubling down.