For a decade, Ilene Bezahler has tempted our taste buds as the publisher and editor in chief of the food magazine Edible Boston. On Tuesday evening, she’s hoping to whet our appetite for heartier fare as she celebrates the launch of To Market, her new magazine devoted to New England’s food industry, at Boston Public Market.
The publication will take a more policy-oriented approach to food, Bezahler says. “I was coming upon issues that I felt that I wanted to be covering that were broader than the five counties that Edible Boston covers.”
A roster of James Beard award-winning journalists have contributed to the inaugural issue. Barry Estabrook, the author of “Tomatoland” and “Pig Tales,” has penned a piece on why it is important to pay for good food.
And Tamar Haspel, an award-winning columnist who also operates the Barnstable Oyste r hatchery on Cape Cod, has a piece looking at how our insatiable appetite for bivalves is having a positive ecological impact on New England’s waterways.
Bezahler, who will publish the independently funded magazine four times a year, says it will share some of the same DNA as Edible Boston. “I’m calling them siblings. Or maybe step-siblings,” she jokes. “There’s a different feel. You can tell they’re connected. And that’s the goal.”
— JANELLE NANOS
Popeo hands off to Boland
Super lawyer Bob Popeo is passing the baton to another super lawyer to run the New England chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.
His successor is Beth I.Z. Boland, a partner at Foley & Lardner LLP who chairs the firm’s securities enforcement and litigation practice.
Popeo, chairman of Boston law firm Mintz Levin, has served as president for four years and will remain as the nonprofit’s cochair.
Popeo has raised the profile of the membership association, which represents about 1,000 corporate and nonprofit directors. The group aims to help people be better directors, such as staying on top of corporate governance issues.
As president, Boland wants to create partnerships with groups such as the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable.
One of her first acts is to add eight new directors — of which seven are women. Now, women make up half the board.
“That was a real aha moment of how much progress we collectively have begun to make among the professional women’s communities in Boston,” Boland said.
New directors include Lisa Blais, who leads the Boston office of the executive search firm Egon Zehnder; Cathy Minehan, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and Ellen Zane, CEO emeritus of Tufts Medical Center. — SHIRLEY LEUNG
The Seaport’s new guard
Call them the next generation of Seaport builders.
A trio of Boston real estate veterans have signed on to new gigs, running two of the biggest projects left to build in Boston’s booming Seaport District.
Yanni Tsipis, a longtime project manager for the real estate firm Colliers International, jumped earlier this summer to WS Development, which last year paid $359 million for 12.5 acres of Seaport Square. Now Tsipis, with a title of vice president-Seaport, will be at the helm of developing that acreage.
Next door, at a not-long-for-this-world parking lot known as the M1 and M2 parcels, Cottonwood Management just hired a pair of longtime Boston builders to oversee work on its three-building, $850 million complex of condos and apartments.
Ed Vydra, formerly of Taurus Investment Holdings, will take over as senior vice president and run day-to-day operations as the project’s top executive. Mike Schumacher, after 19 years at Boston Properties, will be a senior vice president of development, overseeing construction and design.
— TIM LOGAN
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