Bright ideas and breakthroughs, inventions and innovations, people and places making waves in Boston.
ActBlue — How a Somerville nonprofit revolutionized American politics
Alexa — Siri, watch your back
Ed Ansin — Ed Ansin changes the channel, but still has the signal
Barr Foundation — On the waterfront, the Barr Foundation jumps in
Biogen — In Cambridge, a step forward in the race to end Alzheimer’s
Biotech incubators — In life sciences and biotech, incubators are hot
Michael Bloomberg — Michael Bloomberg hasn’t forgotten Boston, and his recent donations show it
Jef Boeke — What if we built our own genome?
Boston Foundation — Tech startups pledge to spread the wealth
Boston Public Library — With a renovation, BPL transforms not only the building, but its attitude
Boston Winter — 50 years later, City Hall Plaza is cool
Dennis Burke — A Boston surgeon takes a stand
Catalant Technologies — Consultants get in on the gig economy
Chelsea — Boston’s commercial and residential development boom spills across the Tobin Bridge
George Church — What if we built our own genome?
Commonwealth Care Alliance — The Boston-based insurer and care provider has begun to find success treating a complex population of patients
Dave Dombrowski — How ‘old school’ Dave Dombrowski boldly revived the Red Sox
Cedric Douglas — Boston’s street art is hitting a growth spurt. Here’s the man behind it.
Megan Driscoll — PharmaLogics Recruiting discovers the bonuses of big raises
Lydia Edwards — When tenants get into trouble, a new city office can help
Kevin Esvelt — An MIT transparency advocate shakes up genetic engineering
4Front Ventures — A pivot point for pot in Massachusetts
Gordon Freeman — Is this chemotherapy’s successor?
Gloucester — Fish are Gloucester’s past — and its future
Deb Goldberg — The Massachusetts treasurer wants to keep the regulatory reins over the nascent marijuana industry
Karl Iagnemma — This Boston startup is putting us on the fast track to self-driving cars
Immedia Semiconductor — The Andover company expands beyond surveillance cameras and challenges industry leaders
Immunotherapy — Is this chemotherapy’s successor?
Indigo Agriculture — Indigo Agriculture looks to make agriculture a growth industry
Innovation & Design Building — At the forefront of the transformation of the Seaport District, the Innovation & Design Building lives up to its name
Ionic Materials — A Woburn startup develops lithium-ion batteries that can’t explode, and last longer
Abby Johnson — Under not-so-new management, Fidelity retrenches
Ann Klee Meet the GE exec in charge of the company’s Boston buildout
Stephen Knapp — Painting with light
Kris Krane — A pivotal point for pot in Massachusetts
Corey Lewandowski — For better or worse, Corey Lewandowski broke the political mold
David Leonard — With a renovation, BPL transforms not only the building, but its attitude
MFAnow — How the MFA got into the overnight dance party game
MIT — At MIT, there is such thing as a free ride
Jan Mutchler — Bright ideas for a graying population
N.P. “Narv” Narvekar — Harvard’s $36 billion man
nuTonomy — This Boston startup is putting us on the fast track to self-driving cars
Chris Osgood — Can this man save Boston’s streets?
Panos Panay — Will musicians and singers make bank from new database?
Papercuts J.P. — It takes a village to publish a book
Rich Pelletier — A win for the little guy in battle over alcohol laws
PharmaLogics Recruiting — PharmaLogics Recruiting discovers the bonuses of big raises
Pledge 1% Boston — Tech startups pledge to spread the wealth
David Pogorelc — Homes for the middle class — in Southie (!)
RadioPublic — RadioPublic looks to build a better podcast
Jake Shapiro — RadioPublic looks to build a better podcast
Tiger Shaw — Tiger Shaw is helping heat up New England’s snow sports scene
Isaiah Stover — In addressing the statewide housing crunch, a Nantucket resident shows the wisdom of starting small.
Suffolk — Fusing tech and construction at Suffolk
SyncThink — Virtual reality gets into the game against concussions
Renata Teodoro — How an undocumented UMass Boston student started a scholarship for others
Whoop — Fitness monitor makes the big leagues
Quincy — Quincy Center breaks out
YIMBYs — Forget ‘Not in my backyard,’ YIMBY could be the new group on the rise
Mike Zimmerman — A Woburn startup develops lithium-ion batteries that can’t explode, and last longer
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