The Boston Globe

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Total stories published: 12. Here are the highlights.

I’m reporting full-time for The Boston Globe as a business correspondent throughout the latter half of 2021, just as the biz world emerges from the worst of the pandemic in the U.S. and corporate employers begin navigating a return to the office.

Dailies


For South Shore commuter buses, a slow roll back

July 15, 2021 | link/pdf

With a new owner, the Plymouth & Brockton line was looking to turn a corner before the pandemic. Now it’s making a cautious comeback.


The rainy weather is washing away profits

July 13, 2021 | link/pdf

Businesses that count on customers being outdoors are trying to work around summer’s storms ― just as they were starting to recover from the pandemic.


Moths ate the clothes you stashed away during the pandemic, so this Boston weaver is busier than ever

July 6, 2021 | link/pdf

“When people bring in something, it’s usually just like one or two holes. But now we’re seeing things that are insane. They look like Swiss cheese.”


With grants, Celtics and others aim to boost Black-owned small businesses

June 30, 2021 | link/pdf

Dianne Austin was battling breast cancer when she searched stores across Boston for a wig that looked like her natural curls. There weren’t many options for Black women like her, so she launched her own business to fill the gap. Now, she’s won $25,000 to help her continue her mission.


Briefs


New program aims to help underserved youth learn the ropes of real estate investing

July 6, 2021 | link/pdf

Entrepreneurship professionals in Boston on Tuesday kicked off an effort to guide teenagers into the world of real estate investing. Their goal: to cultivate more diversity in an industry that remains largely white.


Mass. racial equity fund awards $2 million in first round of grants

July 2, 2021 | link/pdf

The fund, formed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year, doled out $1 million of emergency funding in November to nonprofits addressing urgent issues in Black and brown communities relating to COVID-19 and police brutality.


Newton

Local coverage of Newton, Mass. from before I joined the Globe.


Volunteers add flower-filled planters at restaurants throughout Newton as outdoor dining returns

April 22, 2021 | link/pdf

Residents who stroll through Newton this summer will be greeted by vibrant-hued pansies poking out from pots adorning outdoor dining spaces, planted by volunteers in hopes of driving business to local restaurants.


To combat hunger, Newton opens a community ‘Freedge’

March 3, 2021 | link/pdf

Just hop off the T, drop by the outdoor refrigerator and pick up some free food to take home when you need it. That’s what Newton residents will be able to do any hour of any day when the city’s first-ever Freedge opens in Nonantum on March 14.


With heaters, takeout, and ingenuity, Newton restaurants brave the winter

Feb. 25, 2021 | link/pdf

“It’s interesting to see the number of patrons that want to go out and will dine outside during these frigid temperatures.”


Students begin a socially distanced return to Newton high schools. ‘It’s just so good to be around people’

Feb. 10, 2021 | link/pdf

The first cohort of Newton’s high schoolers returned to the school grounds Jan. 28 to find desks spaced 6 feet apart and one-way arrows guiding foot traffic through the hallways.