• Boston Business Journal Feb 5

    First Look at Amazon's Newest Building in Boston's Seaport

    The team developing the newest Seaport office for web and e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. pitched the building’s design to the city’s volunteer architectural commission this week. It got rave reviews. WS Development’s Yanni Tsipis and Michael Sørenson from Copenhagen-based architecture firm Henning Larsen presented a 17-story office at 1 Boston Wharf Road, where Amazon has committed to lease 630,000...

  • Boston Business Journal Feb 3

    Baker Administration Pushing Mass. Businesses to Vaccinate Employees

    The Baker administration has stepped up efforts in recent weeks to find Massachusetts businesses willing and able to administer COVID-19 vaccines to their employees, holding online briefings for interested employers and reaching out to executives directly. At the moment, only a small percentage of residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, including health care workers, first responders and those 75 and…

  • Boston Business Journal Feb 2

    Uber to Acquire Boston-based Drizly for $1.1B

    One of the ride-hailing giants has made an acquisition to further its alcohol delivery capabilities. Uber Technologies, Inc. and Boston-based Drizly Inc. said on Tuesday that they have reached an agreement for Uber to acquire Drizly for $1.1 billion in stock and cash. Boston-based online liquor store Drizly will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Uber. Drizly’s marketplace will eventually…

  • Hotels Feb 2

    5 Mass. Hotels Rank Among Top in US, According to US News

    Five Massachusetts hotels landed among the top 100 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report. The publication, which has scored hotels since 2011, looked at more than 30,000 luxury hotels and resorts in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean. The pandemic slammed into the hotel business around the world. In Massachusetts, 5,000 hotel…

  • businesses Dec 9, 2020

    Mass. Business Leaders on New COVID Rules: ‘It Could Have Been Worse'

    Business leaders in Massachusetts expressed a measure of relief on Tuesday that the Baker administration’s new COVID-19 restrictions fell short of a widespread shutdown, while still expressing concern for struggling businesses, especially those required to close. For most businesses, the rollback means they can still operate, but under slightly stricter conditions. Retailers, gyms, museums and corporate offices are limited...

  • Tom Brady Dec 3, 2020

    Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's Brookline Mansion is Back on the Market

    International supermodel Gisele Bündchen and her husband, former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, have tapped Maggie Gold Seelig to sell their Brookline home. Seelig is the listing agent for the sellers of 112 Woodland Road in Brookline, and is selling the property privately off market, she said in an email to the Boston Business Journal. Seelig declined to specify…

  • Boston Business Journal Oct 27, 2020

    Boston Beer Plans to Bring These New Brews to Tables in 2021

    Sam Adams maker Boston Beer Co. plans to launch several new styles and brands in 2021 to capitalize on growth that comes as the pandemic boosts sales and its stock price. In its third quarter earnings report on Thursday, Boston Beer said it would launch Twisted Iced Tea Hard Seltzer; Samuel Adams Just the Haze, the brand’s first non-alcoholic drink; Dogfish Head...

  • Boston Business Journal Oct 26, 2020

    Colleges Halt Spring Breaks in Effort to Avoid COVID-19 Shutdowns

    Just months after images of students flooding Florida beaches and eschewing safety protocols for COVID-19 went viral, a growing number of university leaders are drawing a line in the sand with rigid plans for the upcoming spring semester.

  • Boston Business Journal Oct 26, 2020

    An Industry Grows: A Look Back at 4 Years of Recreational Cannabis in Mass.

    Four years and 689 approved business licenses since voters elected to allow legal recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, the industry has come a long way. Here’s a timeline of the major milestones in the industry over the past four years.

  • Boston Business Journal Oct 7, 2020

    Boston-based Santander Bank Lays Off Hundreds

    Boston-based Santander Bank recently laid off approximately 200 employees in its consumer and business banking division, according to the unit’s new leader, who is shaking up how the bank works with small businesses. The job cuts were split roughly evenly between consumer-banking and business-banking personnel, Pierre Habis, Santander’s head of consumer and business banking, said in an interview Tuesday....

  • Boston Business Journal Oct 7, 2020

    Here's How Much Revenue the Red Sox Lost on Game Days With Empty Stands

    The Boston Red Sox finished in last place in the American League East, completing a 2020 season unlike any other. The historic season also came with high costs. The pandemic forced each Major League Baseball team’s schedule to be cut from its traditional 162 games to a truncated 60-game slate. That meant instead of teams having 81 home games, each…

  • Boston Business Journal Sep 17, 2020

    Raytheon, One of Massachusetts' Largest Employers, Cuts 15,000 Jobs

    Raytheon Technologies Corp. confirmed to the Boston Business Journal a report saying the company is cutting 15,000 jobs. The Waltham-based aerospace and defense company, one of the largest employers in Massachusetts, is cutting 15,000 people as part of an effort to reduce $2 billion in costs this year and save $4 billion in cash as the pandemic crushes airline travel,…

  • Boston Business Journal Sep 17, 2020

    State Releases Inspection Data for Elevator That Killed Allston Woman

    A state inspector found in March that the elevator that killed an Allston woman this week had a stop-switch problem, but a month later the company that services the elevator told regulators it had fixed the issue, according to inspection records made public Wednesday. On Monday, 38-year-old Boston University lecturer Carrie O’Connor died in an elevator accident at an...

  • Boston Business Journal Sep 17, 2020

    First Look: Proposed Updates to Boston Common

    A dog park, more seating and ornamental fencing: America’s oldest public park is set to get a facelift. Representatives from the city’s parks and recreation department and Reading-based design and engineering firm Weston & Sampson, along with nonprofit organization the Friends of the Public Garden, presented a master plan on Wednesday evening outlining proposed areas where the Boston Common...

  • Boston Business Journal Sep 14, 2020

    Amazon Plans to Hire Over 650 People in Massachusetts

    Amazon.com is again hiring in Massachusetts. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant, already one of the largest employers in Massachusetts, is expecting to add more than 650 full-time and part-time jobs in the area, according to spokesperson Stephanie Cortez. She added that Amazon has hired for 15,500 full-time and part-time jobs in Massachusetts. The majority of the new positions will be based…

  • Boston Business Journal Aug 31, 2020

    Greater Boston Landlords Scramble to Find Renters for Sept. 1

    Two luxury apartment buildings that just opened in Boston — The Smith in the South End and Bower in Fenway — both feature rooftop pool decks, fire pits and pet spas. They’re also offering at least two months of free rent for certain apartments. At Fenway Triangle, signs posted in common areas advertise a $1,000 rent credit for referring a…

  • Boston Business Journal Aug 19, 2020

    Amazon Cuts Ties With Delivery Companies; Over 350 Layoffs Expected in Mass.

    More than 350 workers in Massachusetts are expected to lose their jobs after Amazon cut contracts with several local-delivery companies.  Amazon, the Seattle-based e-commerce giant, recently ended contracts such delivery companies as Courier Distribution Systems LLC, which told state labor officials it plans to lay off 238 people in Massachusetts. Amazon calls its contractors “delivery service partners,” independent companies that deliver packages...

  • Boston Business Journal Aug 7, 2020

    Massachusetts Hotel Accused of Hosting 300-Person Wedding, Despite Warnings

    A Massachusetts hotel hosted back-to-back events last weekend that far exceeded the state’s 100-person capacity limit on outdoor events during the pandemic, despite multiple warnings from government officials tipped off to the plans, according to complaints received by state and local officials, Boston Business Journal reported. The hotel was the site of a wedding on Saturday that had 240 guests…

  • Massachusetts Aug 7, 2020

    Hotel Faces Fines After Wedding With Hundreds of Guests

    After hosting a wedding with more than 240 guests, the Colonial Hotel in Gardner is in trouble.

  • coronavirus Aug 5, 2020

    Moderna Confirms Its COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Industry's Most Expensive

    Local biotech firm Moderna Inc. has indicated its COVID-19 vaccine could be one of the most expensive in the industry. Executives from the Cambridge-based company discussed the commercialization plans for its COVID-19 vaccine, mRNA-1273, and other business updates during the company’s second quarter earnings call Wednesday. There were four key takeaways from the call. Read more at the Boston...

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