Boston Biz Journal Headlines

  • Massachusetts worker deaths hit 11-year high, says report April 26, 2018
    Massachusetts deaths on the job reached an 11-year high in 2017, an increase attributable to the commonwealth’s many construction projects, as well as an increased prevalence of opioid addiction, according to a newly released report by the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health. The Bay State saw 74 deaths from Jan. 1 2017 through March 1, 2018. That's up from 70 deaths in the 14 month period from Jan. 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017. MassCOSH Communications Director Jeff Newton pointed…
  • MGM chief says Wynn Boston Harbor acquisition not likely April 26, 2018
    Despite reports that MGM Resorts International may acquire the $2.4 billion Wynn Boston Harbor casino in Everett, the CEO of MGM said Thursday that it's not likely any such deal would happen. "Of course the answer I have to give is we don't comment on rumors," MGM CEO James Murren said when asked about potential deals in an earnings call with analysts. "I don't think it's likely," he said later on. "It would have to be an extremely unique situation." Massachusetts law prevents one gaming company…
  • LETTER TO EDITOR: AHPs: A reasonable alternative for small businesses April 26, 2018
    Contrary to the recent op-ed (Beware of ‘junk insurance’ April 13, 2018), expansion of Association Health Plans (AHPs) is a necessary step towards addressing accessibility and affordability challenges that have faced the Massachusetts small business community since the implementation of our universal healthcare law—challenges which have continued to worsen under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  • Boston-based adtech company acquires a majority stake in Digg April 26, 2018
    This story originally appeared on BostInno: BuySellAds, a Boston-based advertising tech company founded in 2008, has acquired a majority stake in Digg, a news aggregator website that presents itself as “the homepage of the Internet.” Startup studio Betaworks, which acquired a part of Digg in 2012, will maintain a minority stake, a spokesperson for BuySellAds told BostInno. “We originally set out to obtain a sales exclusivity deal with Digg for access to its ad inventory,” the company’s…
  • UMass Amherst head defends Mount Ida land grab April 26, 2018
    The chancellor of UMass Amherst on Thursday defended the university’s decision to acquire the Newton campus of closing Mount Ida College and use it as a career-prep satellite, as state lawmakers begin scrutinizing the controversial deal. In a letter to legislators, Kumble Subbaswamy wrote that the acquisition would slow a “brain drain” of Massachusetts high school students leaving the state to attend other public research universities. It will also help UMass Amherst boost ties with science…
  • Here's a list of the best places for catered office meals in the Boston area April 26, 2018
    Peruse this list of our favorite catering spots with food options so good they’ll even look tempting beneath fluorescent lights.
  • La Casa de Pedro plans to sell Seaport restaurant after Chapter 11 filing April 26, 2018
    A firm affiliated with the ceviche and tapas restaurant with locations in Boston's Seaport District and Watertown has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Spotify finalizes lease at Boston’s Center Plaza April 26, 2018
    The deal comes at a time when numerous high-profile technology companies are seeking to expand in Greater Boston, including Wayfair, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Akamai and Verizon subsidiary Oath, among others.
  • Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire: Blockchain tech could be bigger than the internet April 26, 2018
    Jeremy Allaire took two internet-based companies public in Boston, but he thinks blockchain technology will do more to change the world than the internet.
  • Viewpoint: Women in leadership can help men advance April 26, 2018
    Businesses in the U.S. need more women at higher levels – as owners, CEOs and as board members. There is enough evidence to support that when there are more women in leadership roles it can help deliver better business performance as well as promote equality. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently published data which links gender diversity with profitability, value creation and innovation. For me personally – the most important reason why we need more women leaders is that businesses…


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