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.
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... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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.... Read more
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.
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?... Read more
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).
Also, Ms. Leung? The Big Dig might... Read more
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... Read more
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.
The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.
UPDATE: NECN reports the three were found trying to cross into Canada at Niagara Falls.
At Blue Mass Group, David compares how the Globe and the Herald wrote up the initial story of those three Afghan army officers who disappeared from the Cape Cod Mall over the weekend. One guess which paper mentioned how rogue Afghan soldiers are now killing Americans in Afghanistan.... Read more
Shirley Leung's column about why she and her husband left the South End for the suburbs is actually a decent enough piece about the problems faced by people who live in the South End who decide to have children.
My problem with her column (granted, as the president of the Center for the Easily Annoyed) is that she conflates the South End with the... Read more
Seems Steward Health Care didn't like what it was hearing about a Globe story coming out this Sunday focusing on one family's struggles with a mentally ill member who received care at several Steward facilities so it sued the Globe and the patient to try to get an advance look at the article and release the patient's medical records.
The Dig reports a Globe column on the history of the word "scofflaw" notes its Boston roots but uses the passive voice to avoid mentioning the role of the Herald in popularizing the word.
UPDATE: Dan Kennedy quotes a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory that the buyouts probably won't reduce headcount.
Boston Globe CEO Mike Sheehan sent out one of those rightsizing memos to his troops today - just as arts reporter Geoff Edgers leaves for the Washington Post and business reporter Erin Ailworth departs for the Wall Street Journal. Here's a copy:
Over the... Read more