Boston Globe reaches agreement to sell headquarters

BOSTON – The Boston Globe has agreed to sell its longtime headquarters in Dorchester.

The newspaper reported Friday ( that Boston Globe Media Partners chief executive Mike Sheehan confirmed the company has signed a purchase-and-sale agreement for the 16.5-acre property and 815,000-square-foot Globe building along Interstate 93. Sheehan has declined to identify the buyer or detail the terms of the deal.

The Globe previously announced that its editorial and business departments will move to an office complex in Boston near the city’s political and business centres.

Printing and delivery operations will be done from a new facility in Taunton, about 40 miles south of Boston. The plant will print the Globe and also the Boston Herald, The New York Times and USA Today for delivery to their local subscribers.