Boston Herald

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.Read more

By - 5/4/15 - 9:10 am

Aformer Herald staffer expounds on the dying art of good headline writing (also, Atex, but that's likely to be of interest mainly to former ink-stained wretches).Read more

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.Read more

By - 12/18/14 - 5:42 pm

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports on an incident at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 7:30 this morning:

Victim reports man selling the Boston Herald spit on her, called her the C word and kicked a dent in her car. She refused to buy the paper twice, after kicking the motor vehicle, he said "I want to buy

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By - 12/13/14 - 10:13 am

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.Read more

By - 10/13/14 - 5:50 pm

bostonherald:

Our worst fears may be coming true.

Gail Cohen writes in her front-page feature editorial column called, "Obama puts our security at risk."

I'm with Chris Farone on this, the only ones who...Read more

By - 10/1/14 - 1:38 pm
By - 10/1/14 - 10:11 am
Watermelon cartoon in the Herald

This is today's Herald editorial cartoon. As Greg Reibman writes:

Would it have been so bad to just say "peppermint" or "bubblegum"?

UPDATE: The Herald has issued a sorry/not sorry statement:

As Jerry Holbert discussed on Boston Herald Radio this morning, his cartoon satirizing the U.S. Secret Service breach at the White House has offended some people and to them we apologize.

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By - 9/22/14 - 1:24 pm

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

By - 8/11/14 - 10:33 am

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.Read more

By - 7/30/14 - 10:35 am

Dan Kennedy reports Eagan will write for the Globe's impending Catholic Web site, which will be called Crux.Read more

By - 7/25/14 - 12:42 pm

WEEI's Kirk Minihane says they're all out to get him because of their agendas, not just because he said something really stupid about Erin Andrews. Minihane explains what he says is the Globe's agenda (they have four writers who get paid to appear on 'EEI's archenemy station); doesn't really lay out the Herald's or Olbermann's agendas, except to say they have them. Oh, yeah,...Read more

By - 6/6/14 - 11:39 pm

Over at the Globe, Ty Burr loves Tom Cruise's latest movie:

The fact is that this is a pretty good summer-kablooie movie, and Cruise is better than pretty good in it.

Over at the Herald, though, James Verniere couldn't wait to get out of the theater:

“Edge of Tomorrow” is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.

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By - 4/28/14 - 2:27 pm

Although the former state rep still has a couple of steps before he's actually free, including getting fitted for a GPS bracelet, the Herald reports.

Ed. question: The Herald refers to the "co-ed" he attacked. Does anybody besides Herald writers actually say "co-ed" anymore?...Read more

By - 4/2/14 - 11:39 am

Neither the Globe nor Kirsner have a problem with him running forums that rake in money from local high-tech entrepreneurs of the sort he writes about as a freelancing Globe columnist, but the Boston Business Journal noses around.

The Dig, meanwhile, goes full rant on the Republican hacks who double as Herald columnists, using numerous words derived from old English that would not...Read more

By - 3/19/14 - 2:00 pm

UPDATE: Herald stands by story, calling it "not only excellent, but important, leading as it did to a Department of Corrections investigation and certain reform measures."

Chris King, who has been reporting on Joanna Marinova's lawsuit against the Herald in Suffolk Superior Court, reports the jury today found for Marinova in her claims that the Herald and reporter Jessica Van Sack libeled her...Read more

By - 12/7/13 - 1:23 pm

Dan Kennedy has a tip for the crusty columnist - and his apparently on-an-extended-break copy editor:

When mocking someone for misspelling a state legislator’s name, try extra hard not to misspell the name of a congresswoman.

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By - 12/5/13 - 2:59 pm

CommonWealth reports Herald owner Pat Purcell paid a visit to John Henry's Brookline manse to offer his condolences give his regards, to see if there are any further ways the two media outlets could work together (the Globe already prints the Herald) and, maybe, to caution about possibly moving the Globe's printing operations from Morrissey Boulevard to the Telegram and Gazette printing plant in...Read more

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