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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UMass Boston sets a new fund-raising record

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The school has long wrestled with a reputation for operating deficits and construction overruns — but this is a more positive headline.

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Major milestone is reached as power line through Boston Harbor gets charged up

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A major error made three decades ago will finally be fixed when a new power line across Boston Harbor to the Deer Island sewage treatment plant delivers its first jolt of electricity on Friday.

Christopher Kimball, America’s Test Kitchen settle legal battle

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ATK had sued the celebrity chef, claiming he improperly worked on his new business venture using the company’s resources.


Deal to sell Woburn font company is not the type this investor likes

By , Globe Staff

The Woburn foundry behind some of the world’s best known fonts has found a buyer. But one of its biggest investors says the price significantly undervalues the business.