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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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Bill could limit nonprofits’ power to bypass zoning

By , Globe Staff

The town-gown fight spilled over to the State House on Tuesday. Critics from Nahant packed the Gardner Auditorium to show support for a bill aimed at ending Northeastern’s plans to expand its marine research center in the town.

Chesto Means Business

Hidden stretch of East Boston waterfront draws developer’s interest

By , Globe Staff

One mile or so of old freight railroad right-of-way, running parallel to busy Route 1A just a block away, is becoming a controversial focal point amid Boston’s development boom.

Encore Boston Harbor took in $16.8 million in gaming revenue during opening week

By , Globe Staff

Maybe the house doesn’t always win, but it wins often enough to pad state coffers.

Chesto Means Business

Vineyard Wind project lands in rough waters

By , Globe Staff

Wind-energy supporters are nervous about the unexpected events this week concerning permits for an 84-tower wind farm that would be built south of Martha’s Vineyard.