Boston Herald

By - 10/27/16 - 12:50 pm

Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel reports how he was on his way to an anodyne assignment (photograph a house on Beacon Hill) when he drove into "the leading edge of what appeared to look like an ocean tide encroaching on a beach" - from what turned out to be a fatal water-main break.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:02 am

There can be only one? Not when it comes to having the exclusive first interview with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta, apparently. Both the Globe and the Herald have interviews up with Boston Latin School Headmaster Lynne Mooney Teta. Both claim theirs is the first since the start of the Black at BLS protest.

Also neither noted her choice of purple for her outfit, but maybe only people associated with the school somehow would notice that.

But where the Globe just reported what she said, the Herald found her "evasive." In fact, its headline is: "Boston Latin headmaster ducks questions in first interview."

By - 2/25/16 - 8:58 pm
Boston Sunday Herald advertisement from the 1890s

The New York Public Library has a collection of hundreds of posters that newspapers back in the 1890s would print up every week to try to entice readers. Among them: Posters for the Boston Sunday Herald - which went from the lowbrow (see the above poster larger) to the sophisticated: Read more.

By - 1/2/16 - 8:04 pm

Boston Eater asked local food writers for their "biggest restaurant grievances" of the year just past. Some of the writers responded with complaints about overly loud restaurants, the ubiquity of "small-plate" menus, the cost of going out these days.

Kerry Byrne, who writes about food for the Herald, complained about lazy welfare queens.

The dearth of talent, especially noticeable from a dining perspective in the front of the house. Every chef and restaurateur complains about it and struggles with it. One of the inevitable fallouts of an ever-expanding welfare society in which millions of Americans find it's more profitable to sit at home than it is to work. Restaurateurs are struggling as a result.

By - 11/25/15 - 10:56 am

Lucky for the Herald that the Inside Track was an entertainment column, not straight news reporting: The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the Herald did not libel Donald Thomas Scholz in the Track's reporting on the suicide of Boston lead singer Brad Delp in part because the column's stock in trade was opinion, not straight facts.

Scholz, who founded the band Boston in the 1970s, sued Delp's ex-wife and the Herald, claiming they defamed him by blaming him for Delp's suicide. Read more.

By - 7/2/15 - 8:21 am

The Herald reports Andrew Costello is recovering from the attack off Ocracoke Island.

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 - 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 - 5/4/15 - 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).

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 - 1/20/15 - 5:04 pm

That might explain the 100 simultaneous Turing tests running in the discussion area on WBZ's hospital-shooting story.

Via Boston Reddit.

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 my mom a Christmas present, what's wrong with that?" Police officer observed dent.

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.

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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:

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.

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.