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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City looks to restart search to develop long-vacant Roxbury site

By , Globe Staff

The team behind the 1.7-million-square-foot proposal dubbed Tremont Crossing lost $30 million in predevelopment financing about two weeks ago, Director Brian Golden of the Boston Planning & Development Agency says, and the group could not point to another source of funds.

Head of Arnold Worldwide makes an abrupt exit

By , Globe Staff

Arnold’s parent company confirmed Kiran Smith’s departure, but declined to say much about it.


Revere gets its Amazon after all

By , Globe Staff

After failing in the HQ2 sweepstakes, Revere will host a giant Amazon facility at the former Necco candy factory.

John Hancock pulls out of building new Back Bay tower

By , Globe Staff

The insurance giant will sell off the land and development rights for the Stuart Street property.