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

Fauci ‘cautiously optimistic’ about Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine

By , Globe Staff

In interviews on CNN and NPR, he said the results from an early-stage trial by the Cambridge biotech are "promising."

Even now, you can have some control over your finances

By , Globe Staff

Harvard Business School grad Tina Hay takes a visual approach to personal finance.

On Thanksgiving, revisiting the other Plymouth

By , Globe Staff

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.