R.I.P. Bostonist

Editor Matthew Gannon announces the mothership is shutting the site down:

There's no clever way to say it: This is the last word from Bostonist. Last week, Gothamist informed me that Bostonist will be going on hiatus and the blog will be shut down. At least we outlasted the 2011 Red Sox.



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    Good riddance. If you can't

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    Good riddance. If you can't do your job well, why do it at all...?

    I resent that

    As someone who thrives on lowered expectations I resent your calling out Bostonist on doing a sub-par job. I pride myself on being a sultan of slack, which I proudly display on my own website.

    as a former Bostonist

    staffer I'm sad to see the site go. Matthew has done an admirable job with little to no local support. Several of us had to leave around the same time as Rick and Kerry, and it just never recovered.

    Hopefully Bostonist will be back in time.

    I remember when Bostonist was good

    But the content got thinner and thinner over time, and eventually I went from looking every day to checking in once or twice a week to giving up altogether. Sad. "So it goes."


    It used to be a daily check in- but I can't remember the last time I went there. Quite frankly, UH just became a better source of info for what was going on around town (that, and all the extensive Boston twitterers). They couldn't compete.

    I looked at the site

    I looked at the site occasionally, and it never looked like more than 'maybe we can squeeze some money out of this internet thing.'


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    Bostonist used to be my most checked RSS feed. They have slowed down quite a bit but I'll miss them. Lately, universalhub is my most read feed.

    Oh yea

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    I'll miss PotD the most, but since the previous person responsible for that feature left awhile back it hasn't been as good or consistent anyway. Hope it comes back like it used to be!

    Good riddance..

    another trendy rehash of links written and edited by a staff that consisted of maybe 50% Massachusetts natives. C-ya!

    personally im extremely sad

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    personally im extremely sad bostonist is gone, i moved from san francisco and was an avid sfist reader. i moved to boston to continue my education 2 months ago and have felt lost in a sea of boredom until i remembered that there was a bostonist! a glimmer of hope in the doldrum drag that is this town, and alas the day i check there isn't even a bit of site to view. alack, tis the life of a traveller from one awesome town to one subpar one :'(

    With all due respect

    If you can't find interesting and/or fun things to do in Boston, you really aren't looking very hard.