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Julie Burns has created an organization to raise money to fight opioid addiction.

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On the attack against opioid addiction

Julie Burns is learning the hard way that addiction not a cause that easily fits into local companies’ philanthropic plans.

Lisa Wong (left) and Mary Chin of the Asian American Civic Association.


Fitchburg’s former mayor is Chinatown nonprofit’s No. 2

Lisa Wong now works for the Asian American Civic Association.

Bertucci’s chief executive Brian Wright won’t let fast-casual chains muscle out the restaurant.


Bertucci’s Express Lunch: If it isn’t fast, it’s free

The Express Lunch promotion is to promise servers will deliver every order within 15 minutes.

Alexandra Lee will be in charge of the Sasaki Incubator.

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A unique job: Expanding a famed architect’s legacy

Alexandra Lee will lead the Sasaki Incubator, part of a company founded by Hideo Sasaki.

Ruth O’Brien, 85, recently received the second annual Pioneering Relauncher Award.


Ruth O’Brien, a lawyer in the ’50s, gets a career award (and son Conan cracks some jokes)

O’Brien was recently recognized by the Boston career reentry company iRelaunch with the second annual Pioneering Relauncher Award.

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, chief executive of The Home for Little Wanderers, is retiring.


For this CEO, each ‘little wanderer’ deserves a clean slate

Joan Wallace-Benjamin, head of The Home for Little Wanderers for 14 years, will retire in January.

Bentley University president Gloria Larson has released a new book, “PreparedU.”


Before Gloria Larson’s Bentley swan song, a new book

Larson’s higher education book, “PreparedU,” was just published by a division of John Wiley & Sons.

Meg O’Leary is leaving the PR firm InkHouse to join a Brooklyn-based startup.


Meg O’Leary cashes out of PR firm to rejoin startup life

O’Leary helped build InkHouse from a small business into one of the region’s biggest PR firms within a decade.

Mark Smith (left) and Vincent Pisegna were frat brothers at the St. Lawrence University chapter of Sigma Chi.

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Bar organizations’ new chiefs go way back — to the frat days

It’s not every day when the top officers at two of the state’s most prominent legal organizations are friends from college.

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UMass duo have a winning message about unsafe texting

Don’t text and drive. Or did it say don’t text and die?

Rich DiTeiri.

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Startup Institute takes its tech training to Belgium, Armenia

The institute is sending its curriculum overseas through a licensing deal.

Dan Arnold.


LPL’s Focus conference draws nearly 5,000 people to Boston

LPL’s chief executive is no longer based in Boston, but he knows how to throw a party here.

Lauren Liss is the new chief executive of MassDevelopment.

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MassDevelopment’s new chief needs no introduction

Lauren Liss, former state DEP commissioner, will become MassDevelopment’s CEO.


Babson breaks another barrier with first woman board leader

Bold Types: Another glass ceiling is shattering at Babson College.

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A labor voice at Harvard: ex-union leader to study the underground economy

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Finding a pitchman involved no travel at all for luggage maker Samsonite

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Longtime friends bike the USA to raise money for charities

For a Boston University finance professor and a Newton investment manager, this summer has been the season for biking, from one end of the country to the other.

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Staples charity goes Gaga, dumps Perry as partner

Staplesdecided to work with Gaga this year as the celebrity partner for its Staples for Students program. Perry, it turns out, is so 2016.

New ELM leader Henry makes green advocacy her business

Elizabeth Turnbull Henry, who most recently worked at Adidas in Canton, will become president of the Environmental League of Massachusetts next month.

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With two top hires, BJ’s looks to catch up on the digital front

BJ’S Wholesale Club isn’t exactly known for its e-commerce. But Chris Baldwin is hoping to change that.

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David Bergers switches sides, from SEC to public companies

Bergers is best known here for running the SEC’s Boston office from 2006 through 2013.

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Stata slowing down? Hardly

At 82, Analog Devices cofounder Ray Stata recently jetted to San Francisco to accept a prestigious award on Analog’s behalf from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers,

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Made-in-Mass. shades shine on ‘Baywatch’

Some things just don’t go out of style, like a great pair of sunglasses.

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This bear’s bullish on life

When Boston IVF decided to hold its second “fertility soiree” for the gay, lesbian, and transgender community, the clinic wanted to keep the event casual. What better way than hiring a man dressed in a bear suit who plays dance tunes on a keyboard slung around his neck?


First female four-star general shows the way on leadership

As the country’s first female four-star general, Ann Dunwoody ran the Army’s global supply chain.


GE Foundation’s head zeroes in on the opioid crisis

Ann Klee is adding the role of running the GE Foundation to her corporate responsibilities.

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Boston Landing’s secret weapon

New Balance chairman Jim Davis had the vision to redevelop the 15 acres he acquired several years ago in this section of Brighton overlooking the Mass. Pike. But it’s Keith Craig’s job to turn that vision into a reality.

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Cumberland Farms brews a new ad campaign

Move over, David Hasselhoff. Cumberland Farms has a new celebrity pitching its coffee.

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Sox president Sam Kennedy’s diversity play

Sam Kennedy knows firsthand that the city’s business leaders need to do their part to fight racism and encourage diversity.

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Another Dell-EMC marriage: This time, of corporate investment arms

Dell Technologies, the new parent company of Hopkinton data-storage stalwart EMC, says it’s ready to write some checks.

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GE’s new headquarters: more innovation than HQ

GE executives brainstormed new ways to describe GE’s future campus, a $200 million project on the edge of the Fort Point Channel. The end result: GE Innovation Point.

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Aly Raisman teams up with T-shirt company to remind us Life is Good

Life is Good hopes that Aly Raisman’s gold-medal glory can rub off on the Boston apparel company.

Appeals judge David Barron


Here’s how the legal saga over an Oxford comma unfolded

Boston federal appeals judge David Barron has grammarians, English teachers, and copy editors everywhere still buzzing.

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MassChallenge goes (even more) global

The nonprofit startup accelerator is shifting into a higher gear as it prepares for a national expansion, with a goal of having 12 hubs by the end of 2020.


Racepoint’s Weber passes the baton

Larry Weber has handed the CEO’s title at Racepoint Global to his longtime lieutenant, Peter Prodromou, but will stay on board at the public relations firm as chairman.


Somalia school’s story is more relevant than ever

“It Takes a School” details former finance professional Jonathan Starr’s experience launching a high school in Somalia


Two Boston nonprofits combine forces

The Social Innovation Forum and Next Mile Project will merge.

New England Patriots President Jonathan Kraft (left) with his father Robert Kraft.


Jonathan Kraft is streaming to the future

The Patriots’ president thinks football fans will watch games differently within a few years.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh delivers a speech on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Are you a literary urbanist? Mayor Walsh has a reading list for you

A reading list from the mayor as City Hall looks to imagine life in Boston in 2030.

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BRA spokesman leaving City Hall for Coca-Cola

BRA spokesman Nick Martin is leaving City Hall to run public affairs for Coca-Cola in New England.

Ari Haseotes.


A fresh start at Cumberland Farms

CEO Ari Haseotes says recent moves bring Cumby’s more in line with how it was run by his grandparents.


EnerNOC aims to get executives thinking about energy prices

Tim Healy has long tried to convince potential clients that energy decisions should be a priority of C-level executives, not just lower-level managers.

Martha Samuelson.


Martha Samuelson takes on new challenge at Boston Medical Center

Samuelson has been elected chairman of the hospital’s board.

Mark Bittman.


Why did Mark Bittman leave Purple Carrot?

Bittman didn’t mince words when he was asked about his split with the Needham-based vegan meal kit service.

Larry Gulko.


Executive keys to TV stardom

If Legal Sea Foods CEO Roger Berkowitz ends up with a side career in TV, he has Larry Gulko to thank.

Bill Vernon

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Local NFIB director latest business group leader to retire

Bill Vernon, the Massachusetts director for the National Federation of Independent Business, plans to leave by next April.

Hi neighbor! ’Gansett’s back in Rhode Island

For the first time in 33 years, Narragansett Brewing will be making beer in the Ocean State.

Dusty Rhodes


Dusty Rhodes takes on HarborFest

She helped rescue First Night this past winter. Now Dusty Rhodes hoping to do the same with Harborfest this summer.

Jim O’Leary.


Railroad executive lost out in Mass., but wins in Md.

Jim O’Leary, who lost his bid to keep running the MBTA’s commuter rail, will help build a 16-mile line near Washington.

Developer Robert Beal of Boston will be retiring from his role as president.


Robert Beal, president of Related Beal, to retire

In nearly four decades at the company, Beal and his brother launched many high-profile projects.

Tech Lab by Hiawatha Bray


Bray writes about technology for the Business section. His Tech Lab column appears on Thursdays.

Shirley Leung


Leung writes a business column every Wednesday and Friday. Previously she served six years as the business editor overseeing daily and Sunday coverage.