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By - 1/9/15 - 8:23 am

How about it, kids, let's put on an Olympics! Whadaya say?!? That, in essence, is pro-business columnist Shirley Leung's argument today.

But Leung is answering the wrong question. Many people have no doubts Boston can pull off an Olympics. The question these folks are asking is whether it's worth the costs (and not just in money).

By - 1/6/15 - 12:21 pm

You know things are bad when even New York news sites take notice of your affairs: We read today on Capital, a site that normally covers exciting developments in the Cuomo/de Blasio administrations, that two boston.com employees were summarily cashiered and shame-walked out of the newsroom after a Dec.

By - 12/28/14 - 5:33 pm

Shortly after 5 p.m., Brian D'Amico reported:

Boston Fire just put out a fire in a rolling machine in the press room at the Boston Globe, under control.

H/t Ian Lamont for the headline.

By - 12/22/14 - 7:53 pm

THE BLAME GAME IS KILLING US! (USA)

It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game

He died, she died
Shot dead

So

Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame

It's easy to find a target
to hate

Easy to use race to bait

Blame the President,
Governors, Mayors
The Police

Agree Disagree
He said She said

Our country is at war
Us - Them mind set

No Peace

Yell, scream, rant, rave,
Comment, post, write, boast

Inciting riot? Inciting calm?
Call for healing or harm?

By - 12/18/14 - 3:08 pm

BostInno reports John Henry's media company has named Eleanor Cleverly as interim editor of boston.com. She'd been hired in September to oversee content for the company's "Digital Marketplaces division." She kinda replaces Hilary Sergeant, who'd been more or less acting as editor and who is being shuffled over to a new job as "senior editor."

By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

It's been a couple years since Joe Fitzgerald wrote about his house Jew, this woman in Brighton who so loves Christmas. This year, she's enlisted on the war on those nasty atheists who want to take the Christ out of Christmas.

By - 12/12/14 - 6:29 pm

Not just any T-shirt, of course, but that one making fun of the professor with the issue with his Chinese-food bill. Or so we hear from a little bird flitting about Morrissey Boulevard after a boston.com staff meeting this afternoon to explain why Deputy Editor Hilary Sargeant was not around.

BostInno, meanwhile, reports Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory is now pushing for marketing money to inform the world that the Globe has nothing to do anymore with boston.com and to please stop blaming Boston's paper of record for John Henry's other media outlet.

By - 12/12/14 - 9:21 am

The Herald reports a Boston.com editor is in a bit of hot water for designing and trying to sell T-shirts mocking that Harvard Business School professor.

By - 12/11/14 - 11:44 pm

Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.

Last week, we had some Columbia Journalism School graduate at the Daily Beast proclaiming Wahlberg grew up in "the rough Dorchester section of Massachusetts, otherwise known as 'Southie.' "

By - 12/10/14 - 9:42 pm

Oopsies:

Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.

By - 12/5/14 - 8:43 am

No, don't be silly, not the Globe. The Jamaica Plain Gazette opines:

It is rare that we advise saying “absolutely no” to a project. But the Olympics bid is breathtaking in its dubious assumptions, potential negative impacts, and sleight-of-hand “process.” Thus far, saying no is all that has worked. Thanks to those saying it loudly and often.

By - 12/2/14 - 1:26 pm

It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.

Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X, we are excited to offer several special workshops.

By - 11/27/14 - 9:40 am
Hacked home page of boston.com

Saul B. was among those who noticed a hacked boston.com home page this morning. The Guardian reports the Syrian hackers didn't actually break into boston.com's servers but instead attacked the domain registrar used by a "content distribution network" affected sites use to speed delivery of such things as images and ads.

By - 11/25/14 - 4:01 pm

Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.

By - 11/22/14 - 12:39 pm
Tom Doyle

Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.

By - 11/14/14 - 3:32 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:12 pm

Dan Kennedy has the memo, which includes news the Globe is re-hiring Sacha Pfeiffer, who left the Globe for WBUR, and hiring Jon Chesto away from the Boston Business Journal.

Speaking of the BBJ, they're looking for an editor-in-chief.

By - 11/13/14 - 7:47 am

The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.

By - 11/6/14 - 3:12 pm
Saying farewell to Tom Menino on the Red Line

Hand-lettered farewell on the Red Line. Photo by Dan Meade.

Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials, an occasional bereaved relative, and get "tape" (what most non-journalists call soundbites). I'd often wince while the phone rang, imagining it jangling in someone's bedroom.

By - 11/5/14 - 9:07 am

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

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