Prominent businessman joins group looking to buy Boston Globe

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Jack Connors becomes the best known and deepest-rooted member of Boston's business community to join forces with Aaron Kushner, who is attempting to put together a bid for Boston Globe. "While Connors’s initial financial commitment is believed to be relatively small, his presence in the group could potentially lure other prominent investors into the fray, some of whom have been interested but noncommittal thus far," writes Brian McGrory. The businessman's background:

Connors founded the Boston advertising firm Hill Holliday, from which he is now retired. He serves as chairman of the board of Partners HealthCare, which includes Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and is the state’s largest health care provider. He is also a legendary fund-raiser for various nonprofit — and recently, political — causes, including the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate.

> June 2009: Connors and associates emerge as potential Globe buyers

> October 2006: Connors and ex-GE chief Welch consider making an offer for the Globe

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.


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