Boston Herald

By - 7/9/10 - 11:25 am

The Herald reports today that Geoffrey's, which started out in the Back Bay and South End and then moved to Roslindale, is planning a second outlet, back in the Back Bay. Or as the Herald proclaims:

Geoffrey's Cafe preps for return to Hub

By - 6/23/10 - 1:25 pm

Got your attention, no?

The Boston Herald is rolling out a new feature on its website, this Friday.

The Friday Throwdown will be a unique, weekly event taking place in our Herald Square community. Each week, Boston Herald editors will select a topic for discussion on the Friday Throwdown. The topic will be posted on the web for readers to debate in a live chat, Fridays between 12 and 1. And we don't expect to host a bow-tie ironing party. We want to see sparks fly!

And, what are they suggesting as topics?

By - 6/12/10 - 11:33 am

Earlier this week, you may recall, Boston Police asked newspaper distributors to remove their boxes from areas where hopped-up Celtics revelers/mourners might be tempted to use them to put holes in plate-glass windows.

By - 6/1/10 - 8:06 am

I wish I could figure out why the Boston Herald prints letters to the editor which are so mind-numbingly stupid that they leave the reader agape, his jaw dropped so far that it spills his morning coffee.

This morning's chestnut was Harry Shuris of Winchester, who derided the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission for, um, doing its job by recalling a novelty chair decorated with lead paint. He offered the following "proof" of why this shouldn't matter:

By - 4/12/10 - 9:25 am

Both the big local dailies wrote about an IRS processing center in Andover over the weekend. See if you can guess which paper wrote which story:

By - 3/17/10 - 10:33 am

A member of the band, that is, not the city, over Inside Track coverage of Brad Delp's suicide. Dan Kennedy rounds up the coverage.

By - 3/16/10 - 10:42 am

The Herald takes a dim view of everything the Boston City Council has ever proposed, or something. Yeah, Steve Murphy's idea to stop roofies with sippy-cup lids was completely nuts, but that was three years ago, not this "season," as the Herald implies. How dare Rob Consalvo "take inspiration from Governing magazine." What a maroon!

By - 2/18/10 - 9:27 am

The Herald didn't get invited to a press conference at which Northeastern announced the end of football, so the Herald is retaliating by refusing to cover Huskies sports, including the successful basketball team.

By - 2/16/10 - 12:45 pm

Adam Reilly surveys reaction to the Herald's shocking revelation that Amy Bishop played Dungeons and Dragons as a teen, just like Mucko McDermott and, um, Curt Schilling. He awaits the Herald's discovery of a third murderous D&D player, because as any ink-stained wretch knows, it's not officially a trend without three examples.

By - 12/25/09 - 3:32 pm

The Herald and Channel 5 both had stories on their Web sites this morning claming that a Milton man found dead in a Quincy snowbank yesterday was a Southie boyo who ratted out Bulger when Bulger turned his back on the guy's family after he was sent to the stir. The stories (the Herald broke it, Channel 5 reported on it) were complete with loving quotes from a fellow convict (former state Sen. and fraudster Joe Timilty) about what a great guy he was.

By - 12/25/09 - 10:15 am

Joe Dwinell reports that by waiting a couple minutes, he blew a 0.0 on a breathalyzer after brushing his teeth with the same toothpaste the Cambridge state senator claims set off his at-home tester (not the same one the Herald used, though).

For good measure, Dwinell also downed some Coors Lite and a shot of 80-proof Bushmills single-malt whiskey to see what would happen.

By - 12/9/09 - 9:25 am

It just wouldn't be Christmas without Joe Fitzgerald and his annual column about the one Jewish woman in Brighton who loves Christmas (past examples).

Jonathan Kamens explains why Fitzgerald and Irina Kotiniuc need to stop hocking about how Christianity is under assault in the Boston area and the U.S.

By - 11/30/09 - 9:51 am

Maybe I'm just bitter because I never have a clue who any of the unidentified rapscallions in columns like this are and am too lazy/uncurious to ever attempt to find out (let alone read the columns all the way to the end). But what's the point of running item after item without naming the offending parties save to blackmail their PR people into giving up juicy tidbits about other PR people's clients?

By - 11/8/09 - 12:59 pm

The Globe has a front-page story today about Frank McCourt, his wife, their divorce and how LA hates the pair. I must be the only person in Boston not familiar with Frank McCourt's physiognomy, because the Globe didn't mention it at all while highlighting the Missus's features, right there in the lead:

By - 10/29/09 - 10:01 am

Yeah, it's just a Simpsons image, and everybody does it, but a paper that's gone on a crusade against city workers who actually know how to use the Internet might want to spend a second in introspection. Like, maybe Herald honchos might want to ask Jules Crittenden, one of their editors, why he's posting political rants on his personal blog during work hours.

But maybe I'm wrong about that last one and Herald reporters just work wacky hours. That might explain why they think a Twitter post at 10:11 p.m. was done during work hours.

Earlier:
And let's not forget one of the reporters on the story posts music reviews on his blog during work hours.

By - 10/28/09 - 12:16 am
Wedge and Heslam
Hacks yuk it up on Facebook.

With nothing else happening at City Hall this week, the Herald sics reporters Dave Wedge and Jessica Heslam on city staffers who post on Facebook and Twitter during work hours.

Oh, God, the horror! Why, it takes sheer seconds to post something to Facebook or Twitter. And never mind city-council aides work nights and weekends or that the Herald's poster girl, Amy Derjue, was hired in part because of her social-networking skills. You know, to reach people who don't read newspapers.

But, look: Heslam has her own Facebook account. So does hubby Wedge. What are they using them for? Unlike Derjue, they keep their Facebook activity secret. What are they hiding?

Ooh, insinuation is fun!

By - 10/26/09 - 1:27 pm

At Blue Mass. Group, David Kravits makes the case. At issue: What Coakley said in response to some question by Janet Wu on Channel 5's new political show. Speaking of which, KennedySeat.com wonders when the adults will show up on the show:

... In the three episodes of this show I have watched (I skipped Christy), I have continually been struck by how the guests just run circles around the hosts, who are clearly overmatched. Even Pagliuca, who is a neophyte in the political world, handled the Channel 5 team easily. ...