With beer pong now linked to swine-flu outbreaks, my God, what's next? The Herald demands answers.
So the Fire Department puts out a $100,000 fire in a prominent Chinatown restaurant and uncovers illegal living quarters and possibly a gambling den in the seven floors above it. The Herald has the story. The Globe doesn't.
"Ernie Boch III" has been trying to convince Blue Mass. Group readers to boycott advertisers on Howie Carr's radio show (he's even posted a handy list of advertisers and contact info). Must be having some effect: The Herald today fires back with the news that Ernie Boch III is not, in fact, the car dealer (whom the Herald gives space to to complain about the imposter).
The Globe reports Howie Carr smashed his car into a telphone pole in Wellesley yesterday afternoon. He's OK, but was cited for disregarding marked lanes. The telephone pole, however, did not survive.
Thanks to the Herald, we know today that that Southie girl waiting for some alleged West Virginia yokel to take her away wasn't just troubled. She was a goth. The Herald reports the two met online at GothChatCity.com. And as the Herald notes:
Gothchatcity.com, where Confere encountered the girl, is an online social networking group for people obsessed with gloom and doom.
Headline: Shark sightings put Cape on alert.
Story: "Year-round residents aren't fazed."
A real newspaper would hire some gruff, squint-eyed sea captain so the reporter could get into a shark cage and go mano-a-finno with the Great Beast. Surely, two-fisted Herald maritime reporter O'Ryan Johnson isn't scared of a little fish, is he?
"High traffic volumes" again. Who knew Joe Fitzgerald was so popular these days?
Well, woman, actually.
So why is bostonherald.com like a good pillow?
It's table-turning time as Ian Rapoport is interviewed by Boston Sports Media Watch's Bruce Allen.
Who knew? Doug Bailey, formerly of the Globe, reads them enough to work himself into a lather in print today.
I agree with his basic point: The comments represent the basest form of humanity, from the sort of people who blame Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton (and now, of course, Barack Obama) every time somebody gets mugged in Roxbury.
But you know what, Doug? Your pals at Morrissey Boulevard and Herald Square share the blame.
O'Ryan Johnson, amateur boxer, charged with assault and battery in laundromat argument in Groveland, the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune reports.
Via Dan Kennedy, who finds it odd the Eagle-Tribune mentions Johnson used to work there but omits the part about him helping the paper win a Pulitzer.
A columnist who pulls down almost seven figures a year, lives in a Wellesley manse and went to Deerfield Academy takes some cheap shots today at some guy who went to Boston State, whose father was a Boston cop and whose grandmother was an early union organizer.
Dan Kennedy fills in the background on Howie Carr's hatchet job on Globe Newspaper Guild president Dan Totten.
Last week, the Herald reported state Rep. Gloria Fox was under investigation for "sneaking a murderer’s girlfriend - previously bagged for engaging in 'sexual acts' with the killer con - into a state prison in Bridgewater."
Darrell Jones, the inmate in question, fires back at the Herald with a blog post.