Macy’s  (M) – Get Report named Boston Consulting’s Adrian V. Mitchell, who has extensive experience with retailers, as chief financial officer as the department-store chain recovers from the coronavirus-pandemic shutdown.

Mitchell on Nov. 2 will join the Cincinnati company, reporting to report to Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Gennette.

He succeeds Felicia Williams, who is joining CEO Action for Racial Equity, an initiative aimed at advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace, as Macy’s fellow.

Williams had been interim CFO since Paula Price left at the end of May.

Mitchell will be responsible for all finance functions including accounting, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, financial/capital planning and analysis, and procurement. 

“In a retail environment where change is accelerating beyond what we could have imagined a year ago, Adrian’s depth of financial and operational experience, coupled with his leadership in strategy, innovation, and transformation, will help us on our

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Suffolk Downs, the largest private development in Boston’s history, presents a generational opportunity for the city to right the wrongs of failed housing policy and build our middle class. After a years-long process, which included seven town halls hosted by my office to discuss the community’s priorities, the Boston Planning & Development Agency unanimously approved the project during a special meeting last week. Eastie residents fought for the project to be inclusive and reflective of our neighborhood, which resulted in significant achievements and set a floor to build on for the next 20 years.

Despite a flawed process that privileges private interests over the public good, East Boston won major concessions. We secured a $5 million stabilization fund, a neighborhood-specific acquisition program to create permanent affordable housing. This money, along with $800,000 in short-term rental relief, will be controlled by community members who will be able to decide how best

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The Eastern Conference finals aren’t over yet, but the end may be close.

Technically, the Boston Celtics can still rally back from a 3-1 deficit to the Miami Heat, and unlike many 3-1 deficits, the road to a winner-take-all Game 7 actually exists. Jayson Tatum is probably the best player in the series. Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown aren’t far behind. Gordon Hayward was built in a lab to help beat a zone, which is Miami’s only viable defense given their man-to-man struggles against the Celtics.

The Celtics need be solid. Move and drive the ball, don’t turn it over, value possessions and crank out one win at a time without looking too far into the future to realize how difficult the task ahead of them may be.

The task, however, feels exceedingly tall, especially in light of Game 4 — the latest in a series of disappointing outings by

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The Eastern Conference finals aren’t over yet, but the end may be close.

Technically, the Boston Celtics can still rally back from a 3-1 deficit to the Miami Heat, and unlike many 3-1 deficits, the road to a winner-take-all Game 7 actually exists. Jayson Tatum is probably the best player in the series. Kemba Walker and Jaylen Brown aren’t far behind. Gordon Hayward was built in a lab to help beat a zone, which is Miami’s only viable defense given their man-to-man struggles against the Celtics.

The Celtics need be solid. Move and drive the ball, don’t turn it over, value possessions and crank out one win at a time without looking too far into the future to realize how difficult the task ahead of them may be.

The task, however, feels exceedingly tall, especially in light of Game 4 — the latest in a series of disappointing outings by

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Massachusetts’ unemployment rate remains among the highest in the nation, many businesses have shuttered for good, and municipal officials across the state are crying out for changes in the law that will encourage much-needed housing development.

But state lawmakers, who have been wrestling with a $455 million economic development bill, continue to waste time and energy over sports betting. Seriously?

It’s time legislators, who have pretty much taken a month-long hiatus, got back to work on the critical issues facing this Commonwealth — and definitely not on the “critical issues” list is whether residents can plunk down a few of their increasingly scarce bucks on the next Patriots game or, even worse, the next Boston College football game.

By the end of July, the Senate and House each had passed versions of an economic development and housing production bill — which differed on any number of proposed line-item grants but

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The owner of Boston Sports Clubs (BSC) announced this week it has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to respond to the financial woes of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, BSC said Monday its parent company, Town Sports International Holdings Inc., and 161 of its affiliated businesses voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Town Sports – which owns Boston Sports Clubs as well as New York Sports Clubs, Philadelphia Sports Clubs and more fitness centers – is not going out of business, BSC noted.

The parent company will continue to operate its facilities normally throughout the bankruptcy filing process, and members should not notice any changes to their “fitness journeys,” according to Boston Sports Clubs.

Employees will also not see any changes to their pay or benefits, BSC said.

Restructuring is the best way to respond to the ongoing public health crisis, the company added.

“The goal is

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Founded in 1992, Boston Dynamics is arguably the best-known robot company around, in part because its demonstration videos tend to go viral. Now it is attempting to transform from an R&D company to a robotics business, with an eye on profitability for the first time.

When we interviewed Boston Dynamics founder and former CEO Marc Raibert in November 2019, we discussed the company’s customers, potential applications, AI, simulation, and those viral videos. But it turns out Raibert was transitioning out of the CEO role at the time — current CEO Robert Playter told us in an interview this month that he took the helm in November. We sat down to discuss Playter’s first year as CEO; profitability; Spot, Pick, Handle, and Atlas; and the company’s broader roadmap, including which robots are next.

Almost a year as CEO

Boston Dynamics hired Playter in 1994. After 18 years as vice president of

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Christian Arroyo — who has started four of the Red Sox’s past five games at second base — was considered a top prospect just two years ago.

The San Francisco Giants selected him 25th overall in the 2013 MLB Draft. Baseball America ranked him No. 62 on its Top 100 list before the 2016 season. He ranked 81st on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list before the 2018 season.

But the infielder has yet to enjoy success in the major leagues. He has just a .632 OPS in 75 major league games.

“I know he had some injuries when he was getting up to the big leagues and that set him back,” Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said Saturday. “And so we like his tools. And we want to see how the head and the instincts and all that play. And then see if those tools are a fit for whether

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Since then six new Boston Stoker locations opened as well as a dedicated office and roasting facility in Vandalia. The company now roasts 150,000 pounds of beans in a year in small batches.

ExplorePerk up with a cup from Dayton’s best, most unique coffee spots

Here are just a few reasons we love Boston Stoker:

They have coffee subscriptions.

Choose from Roaster’s Choice, Premium Espresso, or Highlander Grogg and an every week, every two weeks, or every 4 weeks schedule.

If you choose Roaster’s Choice, you’ll receive a new premium, single origin coffee on your schedule of our staff’s choice. It’s a great way to try a variety of coffees.

Boston Stoker is family-owned and operated by the Dean family. CONTRIBUTED

Boston Stoker is family-owned and operated by the Dean family. CONTRIBUTED

You don’t have to leave the house.

You can buy really great stuff like merchandise, syrups, snacks, brewing tools, tea and coffee right off of their website. They

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The Main Street program has been widely criticized as too slow to launch and as having such onerous terms that borrowers and lenders don’t want to take part. Meanwhile, the program has become a litmus test for how effectively the Fed can reach small and midsize companies. Many of the Fed’s programs work through the markets, buy up corporate debt and help support a stock market that had been climbing higher while much of the economy falls behind. (Stocks have been weighed down by weakness in the tech industry but are still up since the pandemic began.)

Relaxing the rules of the Main Street program so that banks are willing to issue riskier loans could be one solution — but not one without controversy. The Fed can only lend, not give grants, and some companies cannot afford to go into more debt. There will be Main Street loans that take

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