Victor Paul Alvarez, the boston.com associate editor who got fired for asking if anybody would notice if John Boehner had been poisoned says three other editors at the site looked at his story and either approved or didn't say no and now he has to explain to his little daughter that, no, it's not fair that that cost him his job while Brian Williams is free to take a few days off for lying about being shot down in Iraq and watching a body float by in New Orleans.
The Boston Business Journal reports on the deal; adds the Globe was looking to rent at first but that landlords wanted a premium because of concerns the paper could survive in the long term.
Moving the Globe from its current Morrissey Boulevard digs would clear the way for John Henry to sell off that land for big bucks for some giant development.
You can almost hear the Herald box sneering, "Who's the champ now?" Boxing correspondent Garrett Quinn took in the fight last night at Twin Cities Plaza.
Grizzled WCVB reporter Jack Harper has been covering snowstorms since probably before some of his younger colleagues - the ones who don ski goggles and shoot snowball crossbows and pretend to shovel snow - were even born.
Jan. 27, 2015 â€“ Check out the Martin Luther King Day concert and meet some performers, attend the meeting to learn about the cityâ€™s new zoning ordinance, find out about the concerns surrounding the Union Square â€ścommunity benefits agreement,â€ť visit a Somerville High School health careers class and hear from union members on why theyâ€™re upset the new mega-apartment building at Assembly Square will be built by non-union labor. These stories and more on Somerville Neighborhood News #32.
Blizzard TV bingo - Print out copies now so the whole family can play along (if you have suggestions for entries, add them as a comment here).
That might explain the 100 simultaneous Turing tests running in the discussion area on WBZ's hospital-shooting story.
Via Boston Reddit.
John Henry's media company has shown boston.com associate editor Victor Paul Alvarez the door after honchos woke up yesterday to that story that boldly asked if anybody would notice if John Boehner actually had been poisoned, a source says.
In a tweet this morning, Alvarez let a picture tell a thousand words: He posted a photo of the underside of a bus.
The question is: Would anyone have noticed? Stories about Boehnerâ€™s drinking have circulated for years. His drinking inspired a blog called DrunkBoehner, and in 2010 he brought booze back to Washington. Had he been poisoned as planned, perhaps his pickled liver could have filtered out the toxins.
So, g, the tabloid supplement the Globe launched in 2008, is no more, with its stuff now showing up in a brand-new full-figured kind of regular section in the Globe. Comics were moved to the Metro section because where else are you going to put them?
Any thoughts from folks who still read the Globe on paper?
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).
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.
THE BLAME GAME IS KILLING US! (USA)
It's so easy to point fingers
Play the blame game
He died, she died
Kill some cops
Shoot for the head
Remember your name
Gain some fame
It's easy to find a target
Easy to use race to bait
Blame the President,
He said She said
Our country is at war
Us - Them mind set
Yell, scream, rant, rave,
Comment, post, write, boast
Inciting riot? Inciting calm?
Call for healing or harm?
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."
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.
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.
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.' "