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By - 6/16/15 - 8:44 pm

Somerville yesterday asked a federal judge to keep the state from making it hand over the names, addresses and phone numbers of Somerville residents with parking permits to a Globe reporter. Read more.

By - 6/15/15 - 2:50 pm

When do you suppose the Globe will pick up on the Herald's exposé of the Patrick administration's $27M slush trust fund? I mean, it's been five days now since the story broke.

By - 6/1/15 - 12:51 pm

The latest in a series of editorial calls to action on how the Olympics can reshape every single facet of life in Boston.

It's no secret that kids need to eat their vegetables to grow up strong and healthy and become productive members of society. And yet, so many Boston children refuse to eat their kale and their lima beans. We are, frankly, at risk of producing a generation of neurasthenic adults, barely able to get off their couches, let alone turn Boston into the world-class city it deserves to be. Read more.

By - 5/31/15 - 8:12 am

Mike Ball is a reporter type going way back, grew up in a household that had several papers delivered and is married to another reporter type, but notice from the Globe that it's raising home-delivery rates finally pushed him over the edge:

Read more.

By - 5/26/15 - 8:44 pm

Oh, my, we haven't had a good local media slapfight recently. But Globe Editor Brian McGrory today broke out one of his finer white linen gloves and slowly, dramatically slapped it across the face of CommonWealth Executive Editor Michael Jonas, who had the temerity to criticize Shirley Leung's repeated exhortations to Bostonians to stop acting like a bunch of goddamned cry-baby 2-year-olds, buck up and support those Olympics and be snappy about it.

Jim Romensko posts a copy of McGrory's outraged missive to the publisher and editor of CommonWealth about how Jonas wouldn't recognize an open mind like Leung's - why, she's criticized John Fish, well, that one time, anyway! - if it bit him in the ass, probably because he and CommonWealth are sexist pigs who resent a keen intellect like Leung's, which eagerly challenges the conventional wisdom and is so much keener than Jonas's that Jonas should just move to Texas or something.

Here's hoping Jon Keller posts a copy of the acid-dipped riposte McGrory no doubt sent him as well for his Leung missive.

By - 5/22/15 - 7:40 am

Everybody's favorite Olympic nag today reassures the USOC not to worry about us lying on the floor crying and screaming and slamming our little fists into the hardwood: We'll be back to our adorable selves after a good nap. Read more.

By - 5/19/15 - 1:20 pm

Boston Police report an early rising homeless man with a penchant for print got a different kind of ink on his hands last week: The kind they use down at D-4 for fingerprints. Read more.

By - 5/6/15 - 10:53 am

Something tells us Chris Faraone at the Dig won't be going out for (espresso) shots with the boys from the BC football team anytime soon.

It’s true that the media is typically biased toward alpha males, and has looked the other way as thousands of them have been marginalized in the press; but if we learned anything from today’s report in the Globe, it’s that Division I athletes are some of the most oppressed people among us.

By - 4/1/15 - 6:12 am

Now shut up and help poor John Fish get the Olympics and fix the T so we don't become a global laughingstock, Shirley Leung admonishes.

By - 3/27/15 - 2:06 pm

The Globe has taken down the online version of a travel story from last weekend about how Cleveland rocks and replaced it with this statement:

A recent travel story about Cleveland, Ohio, has been removed because the reporting practices did not meet Globe standards.

The article (attached below, thanks to a roving UHub Globe reader) extols Cleveland attractions the traveler should not miss and alerts us that locals call Cleveland "the Cle."

By - 3/26/15 - 8:44 pm

David Ortiz writes a long piece about the PED accusations and how they haunt him to this day. And, of course, the Globe's own Shank is right in the middle of it all:

In 2013, I came off the DL and started hot. My first 20 games I was hitting like .400. And the reporter with the red jheri curl from The Boston Globe comes into the locker room says, "You're from the Dominican. You're older. You fit the profile of a steroid user. Don’t you think you’re a prime suspect?"

By - 3/20/15 - 12:01 pm

Went out this morning to run the kidlet up to her bus stop and there was one of John Henry's little Globe Direct poop bags filled with stuff we don't want that stupid John Henry seems unable to stop his minions from fouling our street with. And it's not to be confused with the bright red Globe Direct bag that disappeared into the snow on our front porch in January or February only to recently reappear like some of the steaming dog waste that it's only marginally better than.

By - 2/6/15 - 1:16 pm

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.

By - 2/5/15 - 9:12 am
Boston Herald and Boston Globe honor boxes

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.

By - 1/12/15 - 10:48 am

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?

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 - 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 - 11/30/14 - 6:05 pm
Filmed car chase in South Boston

UPDATE: Or the statie car could have been there to provide protection to the crew filming stuff in front of them. See the comments for more.

Eileen Murphy reports she watched car chases being filmed around Moakley Park and Day Boulevard for "Spotlight" - the movie about the Globe Spotlight Team's work to uncover pedophile priests. Or maybe it was just Bernie Law's escort out of town?

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.

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