Among the press types who rushed to West Roxbury yesterday on word of a possibly bad crash involving a police cruiser was Alex Jones, a freelancer who specializes in "spot news" (i.e., things like car crashes). He tweets:
Had a @BostonPolice officer threaten to take my cameras for photographing in a public space today w/o his permission.
The Phoenix's Chris Faraone, down in New York for the Occupy Wall Street anniversary protest, tweets he was among those arrested:
I just got out of jail. Was arrested despite screaming over and over that I'm a journalist.
Huffington Post reports the Mass. GOP barred a Globe reporter from a vote last night on whether to adopt a state platform that would include a call for ban on all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest, and which would come out against same-sex marriage.
Some Republican muscle is quoted as saying he strongarmed the Globie out of the vote to... Read more
In 1995, the House of Compassion opened its doors taking in people living with HIV and AIDS to live in a welcoming home environment. The House now faces closure, with a looming 30,000 in debt threatening the homes of their ten residents. Find out more about the House of Compassion!
"The backlash has caught the notice of biotechnology leaders, who are asking whether the industry is still welcome in Cambridge," Robert Weisman wrote on Saturday.
This would indeed be an interesting story... Read more
Joy of Sox is no longer getting much joy from Sox games - and not just because of what's going on on the field:
NESN gives us worthless "tours" of concrete hallways in other stadiums and asinine non-baseball segments. Worse than that, the network often fails to show the action on the field.
Announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy have become sad parodies of... Read more
The state court system today opened up registration for bloggers who want the same ability as mainstream-media reporters and photographers to record and report in courtrooms.
The court system's new access rule, which goes into effect Sept. 17, will, for the first time, grant citizen journalists the ability to record trials, arraignments and certain other proceedings on a routine basis:
Registration shall be afforded to... Read more
So why now? It's time; thatâ€™s all. Iâ€™ve covered the events I wanted to cover. I reached a goal with the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011 to have covered championships in all four primary pro sports. I've covered 29 Final Fours. London has been my 11th Olympics. I even did a dog show. I am fulfilled.
But there... Read more
Oh, wait, sorry, no, they're just going to start airing Rush Limbaugh's daily bleats. Also, Michele McPhee will be taking Tom Finneran's old spot in the morning.
Seems Aaron Kushner of Wellesley, who kept failing in bids to buy newspapers until he finally managed to grab a group best known for the Orange County Register, still wants to buy the Globe.
After rushing to Channel 25 to defend America from evil terrorist Muslim murals on the Greenway, the Flying Internet Truthiness Squad rushed back to the Herald this morning to defend America from evil terrorist Muslims out to get Christians, Sikhs and God-fearin' gun owners.... Read more
Since they sometimes seem stuck in 1982. Today's review of the Mazda Miata is by a self-professed macho manly man who reports he gets "worked up" when people call the Miata a "chick car" because it's macho enough even for a big, strapping manly man like him, although really only if you drive the Special Edition, with the black wheels and a black top that... Read more
Layoffs are involved. The new pub will be called the Phoenix, rather than the Boston Stuff or Stuffnix. Key question: Will they still run those "adult services" ads?
South Boston native Billy Baker has a long exposition in the Globe today on the decline of Olde South Boston. His initial point seems to be that all the reality shows being filmed there will make Southie the laughingstock of America by turning it into Jersey Shore North. But read the whole thing and you get to the point where he explains that Matt... Read more
Four, John Carroll reports, adding that left the Herald no space at all to cover the Mittstakes out of London.
Despite all the nice talk abut how the WGBH deal isn't going to affect [WBUR's relationship with PRI], it's impossible to believe that 'GBH won't have an inside track to get national shows like "This American... Read more
Dan Kennedy has some of the details on buyouts and layoffs at the Globe.