Senior Assistant Editor

Mark Pothier

Mark Pothier edits the Sunday Business section, and direct coverage of two areas that are reshaping Boston in dramatic fashion — life sciences and real estate development.

Boston has become the nation’s leading hub for drug innovation and research, attracting startups and pharmaceutical giants from around the world. The buzz also has contributed to a period of remarkable commercial and residential growth, a surge of development that is lifting Boston’s profile even as it raises concerns about affordability and preserving character.

Mark is also responsible for coverage of issues that affect people in their middle years and beyond — everything from health to lifestyle to forging new and unconventional careers. It’s worth nothing that a fair number of these well-experienced folks are selling their suburban homes to move to the city, and they are all counting on breakthrough medical discoveries to help them live longer and healthier. So ultimately, everything he does is connected.

Latest stories

On Thanksgiving, revisiting the other Plymouth

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It’s where Dylan and friends paused, and don’t forget that there’s one more massive and ornate landmark to see.

The Boomer Issue | Magazine

The kids are gone, but their boomer parents can’t afford to downsize

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In the Boston area housing market, there’s no longer an upside to downsizing for many empty nesters.

Take a look inside the new Market Basket in Lynn

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A new Market Basket in Lynn is scheduled to open at 7 a.m. Saturday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Globe Magazine

U2’s The Edge loved my apple pie and more memories of a rock ‘n’ roll housemother

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By day, Anne Marie Foley worked at Strawberries. By night, she offered visiting rockers a place to crash and a home cooked meal.