Patch, the once promising hyperlocal network, today took a scythe to its remaining workforce, laying off hundreds of employees.
WCVB reports on his death at 74 from pancreatic cancer.
Deadspin analyzes the use of the word "thug" to describe Richard Sherman's post-game comments, finds Boston media led the country in using the term yesterday, almost entirely because of John "Little Joe" Dennis and Callahan:
In Boston, nearly all of its country-leading mentions of thugs came from the TV broadcast of WEEI's Dennis & Callahan, which at one point reached a peak of 12 "thug"s in two minutes.
Seems a member of the Fox commentariat was prattling on recently about how Estonia is now a better place than America because Estonians know their history, while Americans
Donâ€™t even know why some guy in Boston got his head blown off because he tried to secretly raise the tax on tea. Most people donâ€™t know that.
As Politifact and J.L. Bell point out, most people don't know that because it didn't happen:
The Globe travel section yesterday ran an introduction to an exotic locale where both the shopping and the dining offer a break from the humdrum - and where the locals are friendly and, in many cases, able to converse with you in English.
Thereâ€™s nothing ordinary about Jamaica Plain, or "JP" as itâ€™s called, a dynamic Boston neighborhood located southwest of downtown.
Unfortunately, the article doesn't state which airlines fly there or what shots are required.
The Globe's hired John Allen, who now covers the Vatican for the National Catholic Reporter:
[Globe editor Brian] McGrory said Allen, 48, will play â€śseveral roles of prominence. He will be a correspondent first and foremost. He will be an analyst on all things Catholic. He will also help us explore the very real possibility of launching a free-standing publication devoted to Catholicism, drawing in other correspondents and leading voices from near and far."
This just in from Channel 5 about a breaking-news alert sent out to users of its mobile app and to its Twitter followers:
We'd like to apologize for sending an alert on a story about a girl who got her tongue stuck on a pole.
â€” WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) January 5, 2014
Wesley Lowery reports he's leaving the Globe to cover Congress for the Washington Post.
The New York Daily News reports that Chris Faraone, now at the Dig, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department, alleging its officers beat him as he covered Occupation Wall Street for the Phoenix last year.
Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.
UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.
"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:
Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...
Today Monday December 24, 2013 is TOUCH106.1FM's year end fundraiser, the "TOUCHATHON TELETHON." The TOUCHATHON TELETHON began at midnight and will end tonight at midnight (12/24/13).
The goal of Touch106.1FM is to raise $24,000 in 24 hours through their telethon. If you donate $2000 to Touch 106.1FM, Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh has agreed to have dinner with you and a partner.
A disgusted citizen complains about how Globe Direct sucks by bespoiling Soley Street in Charlestown:
Can globe direct ever be stopped. Christmas came early on soley st where they gave several papers to each house, gave many to the sidewalk, and even gave some to the snow bank. Can they be fined for littering, or I am willing to recycle all of these as long as they never return.
On the front page of the Globe today, Dan Shaughnessy whines that he deserves to be treated like a real journalist even though what he writes about doesn't really matter. With obligatory sneer at the Internet and reference to a 20-year-old movie.
A really nice, inspiring story about a couple of poor kids from Dorchester.
Dan Kennedy has a tip for the crusty columnist - and his apparently on-an-extended-break copy editor:
When mocking someone for misspelling a state legislatorâ€™s name, try extra hard not to misspell the name of a congresswoman.