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Ira Stepanian will always be ‘Big Ira’

Ira Stepanian will always be ‘Big Ira’

BankBoston president practiced capitalism with a conscience

WHEN IRA STEPANIAN, then president of BankBoston, asked me to join him as executive vice president for external affairs, I told him that I didn’t know much about banking. “That’s OK,” he said. “I don’t know much about external affairs or community relations or how to communicate with employees and regulators and the press. We’ll(...)

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Earned sick time is good for workers — and businesses

Earned sick time is good for workers — and businesses

New law should be implemented fully and without delay

MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS PASSED the earned sick time ballot question by an overwhelming margin last November and the Commonwealth’s new earned sick time law is scheduled to begin on July 1.  Attorney General Maura Healey has released preliminary regulations and scheduled a series of hearings across the state to solicit public input.  Regrettably, last ditch efforts(...)

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