And refuse to call 911 because, um, NSA or Donnie Wahlberg or something.
Commonwealth Magazine reports Mel Miller has put his "his stunning New Hampshire vacation home" on the market to repay the the $278,000 or so he owes the BRA for a loan that helped keep his Bay State Banner afloat in 2009.
The loan was for $200,000, but, you know, interest.
Sarah Marshall reports on big changes afoot at the free online version of Globe stuff, most notably a Facebook-like "stream of content" that will attempt to figure out what you're looking at and show you less of the stuff you're not.
Also, a Globie said at some European conference, the site will be revamped to become more "responsive" to differently sized browser windows,... Read more
How else to explain the 15-degree difference in the temperatures on the home pages of boston.com and bostonglobe.com right now?
H/t Chris Walton.
The two campaigns issued a joint statement tonight that instead of the endless series of forums they went through leading up to the preliminary, they want to do just three televised debates:
After discussions between our campaigns, we agree that televised debates will provide an important forum for voters to gain the information they need to make an informed decision in Novemberâ€™s mayoral election. In... Read more
In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:
A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issuesâ€”most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.
O'Connell and Coakley also own the South... Read more
Lots of changes announced at the city's sole surviving alt weekly. Chris Faraone, late of the Phoenix and more recently the Jamaica Plain Gazette, becomes news and features editor.
A Boston Globe ad from 1961.
Via Jason Feifer.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has let go half of the dozen correspondents who write for its Your Town Web sites.
Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.
Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims... Read more
As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.
O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more
George Donnelly, executive editor of the Boston Business Journal, writes the Globe isn't worth the paper it's printed on and, boy, is John Henry going to be sorry he bought it (and yes, he used the word "ass-ache").
The Times reports it's selling the Globe (and the Worcester Telegram) to Sox owner John Henry for $70 million - $30 million less than Henry and partners recently agreed to pay Dustin Pedroia over eight years.
Actually, as Frank Caprio reminds us, Henry is paying less for the Globe than he agreed to pay for Carl Crawford.
Peter Gammons is reporting that John Henry will be the next owner of the Boston Globe. Neither the Globe nor the Times has posted anything yet, so keep that in mind as you ponder Dan Shaughnessy reporting to John Henry.
The New York Times examines how Sunil Tripathi, that missing Brown student, briefly became Suspect #2 online.
Amy Lord, white, female, 24, South Boston, 7/23: 11 stories, including an analysis of why she didn't run, a story about a neighborhood reeling in fear and a story in which reporters interviewed scared white suburban parents (including one who used to clip stories about urban murders to post on the family refrigerator).
The Boston Business Journal reports there are just three buyers left for the Globe: Members of the Taylor family, Red Sox magnate and yachtsman John Henry and the owner of a newspaper in Florida.