BostonHerald.com is now powered by Drupal. You go, you crazy open-source-loving fiends, you! But, um, the site (hosted by the Burlington-based Acquia, whose founder came up with Drupal) is lapsing in and out of consciousness this afternoon as they work out the kinks in their new cloud-based Drupal server farm.... Read more
Or as media wags would say: Thank God We're a Two-Newspaper Town (tm). Yes, the latest circulation figures are out.
The Globe says God, we're awesome - our numbers are so strong it's like we took a double dose of Cialis.
OK, OK, yeah, technically, dead-tree circulation continued to drop like a rock tied to an anchor, but, hey, digital subscriptions count... Read more
A roving UHub correspondent thought there was something familiar about today's Herald front page, which featured a gloved hand holding a syringe to illustrate an end-of-the-world headline about state oversight of that fungus-infested Framingham pharmacy. Sure enough, he rummaged around and discovered the... Read more
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
Four, John Carroll reports, adding that left the Herald no space at all to cover the Mittstakes out of London.
Margery Eagan is outraged beyond belief that Robert Kraft made that cheesy demo tape to help out his possible girlfriend. Why, why, why, she sputters, the horny ol' goat has demeaned his children and his saintly late wife.
Not that some rich guy needs any help, but how dare she.
Did Kraft abuse this woman? Did he solicit her in a men's room?... Read more
Peter Gelzinis has one common-sense observation in his column today - that hipsters who don't know where Roche Bros. is, let alone want to collect signatures there, pose little real threat to Tom Menino.
But not content to leave well enough alone, Gelzinis wraps that single thought in a giant blanket of old-coot "hey you kids, get offa my lawn!" grumbling about... Read more
Seems that when a big convention is in town, the MBTA runs special Silver Line service to the airport straight from the convention center, rather than making people carry their bags on that long walk to the nearest Silver Line stop and crowding onto a bus there.
The week's Bochwhoring Index stands at 2.
Yesterday, of course, the Gals mentioned Boch Jr.'s celebrity roast and then, today, they used an on-air tiff between the roast host and some DJ we're relieved to see is still alive to play up the Norwood resident's name (in the headline, in a reference in the column, in an accompanying photo and, online, a clip from... Read more
Production problems mean delayed delivery of the Boston Globe across the region today. The Herald is, of course, also affected. On Beacon Hill, residents faced their own existential crisis, as Emily Gullickson reports:
Sunday Times delivery is late, leaving everyone in Beacon Hill to drink their coffee without the paper.
The Globe Web site opened up free versions of its e-edition, but too... Read more
Yes, of course, Ernie Boch Jr., we learn today from his house organ.
The Teamsters have signed off on a plan under which
dogs will lie down with cats the Globe will print a bunch of copies of the Herald and 50 union members will lose their jobs. Presumably, the deal, which means savings for the Herald and new income for the Globe, also means freak snowstorms will no longer stop the Herald presses, or if... Read more
Ripped from today's Herald: Are 'Joe for Oil' ads lubricating Joe III's run?
Perfectly valid question to ask, but nowhere does the story suggest that Joe4Oil has suddenly ramped up his omnipresent ads now that his kid is thinking of running for Congress, although it does note he's been thanking the people of Venezuela on TV for years now.... Read more
The Herald issued a TERROR ALERT on the news.
John Carroll compares the Saturday coverage in our two dailies.
How does a freshman state representative get mentioned as a "serious threat" to Democrats looking to retain the Congressional seat being vacated by Barney Frank? Seventeen grand should do it.
Thing is, Robichaud failed to note the consulting fees, for which, of... Read more
It was kind of striking yesterday: Around the same time, women in two separate neighborhoods were reporting being sexually attacked.
One of the attacks got played up extensively in the media, the other didn't. Naturally, it would be easy to assign bias to the fact that the news copters and vans raced to Wellesley to cover the attack by a bald black guy... Read more