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By - 6/20/14 - 3:17 pm

At a meeting earlier this week, Boston city councilors vowed to call Globe Direct to account for its litterin' ways. When they call their hearing, though, maybe they need to reserve some time to talk about the behavior of Globe Direct delivery people. A Roslindale resident reports on an incident yesterday:

I was sitting in my house on Cummins Highway (by Sacred Heart) watching

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By - 6/20/14 - 8:20 am

Looks like the Globe's Shirley Leung has a one-way ticket on the express train to Olympicsville. Today, she quotes David D'Alessandro, you know, of the John Hancock D'Alessandros, on why a 2024 Olympics in Boston makes so much sense:

"Is it technically feasible? Of course it is," said D’Alessandro, who has attended eight Olympics. "If Atlanta can do it, Boston can do it, please.

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By - 6/19/14 - 10:49 pm

Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.

By - 6/12/14 - 11:19 am

The city council next week considers a request from Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) for a hearing on what to do about Globe Direct's unceasing efforts to coat the entire city in advertising circulars.

In his hearing request, McCarthy reports "numerous" complaints from constituents about the sheathed ads turning into litter.

He says the way the circulars are befouling local... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 2:18 pm

WGBH says it's expanding their Boston Public Radio show from two to three hours a day, starting in September.

By - 6/9/14 - 12:23 pm
Legends WBZ

The Boston Radio Interest mailing list alerts us a station signed on in Athol this morning as WWBZ on 700 kHZ, but is advertising itself as just "WBZ ... The Greatest Music of All Time."

The real WBZ is still at 1030 and is still bringing us traffic on the 3s.... Read more

By - 6/9/14 - 7:26 am
Globe Direct mess

When a resident of Lamartine Street in Jamaica Plain complained about this Globe Direct mess, the city sprang into action:

Case Resolved. Ticket was issued on 6-6-14 by officer donovan.

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 - 6/4/14 - 6:38 pm

Suck it, Shank.

Dan Shaughnessy had his yearly Ortiz hategasm today, erupting in a paroxysm of disgust for the player whose fundamental evil for some reason only he is able to recognize. But he was apparently a paragraph short in his recounting of every last horrible thing David Ortiz has ever done, so he threw this in at the end:

Last, and least, the rules

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By - 6/2/14 - 9:05 am

Somehow, we missed the editor's note on boston.com's scoop last week about the guy sneaking into the homes of BC students and tickling them while they sleep:

On Wednesday, May 28, the Boston Police Department stated that they have identified only one incident in the last two years where a foot was touched and that they know of no police reports that refer to

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By - 5/29/14 - 10:14 am

WGBH announced today that Emily Rooney will be stepping down in January as host of Greater Boston (she'll be staying on as host of "Beat the Press" and as a special correspondent).

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

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By - 5/19/14 - 10:04 am
What happens when you leave Globe Directs in the street

What happens when Globe Directs wind up in the street, get wet and then run over.

Well look at this: The Cambridge Department of Public Works reports (bottom item) it's managed to get John Henry's little circular company to agree to stop befouling the city:

Due to concerns raised about unwanted deliveries, excessive deliveries and plastic bags, the company has instituted the following changes regarding their weekly advertising circular:

  1. All calls to 781-646-6769 to stop delivery will be immediately
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By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:

New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'

It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC

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By - 5/14/14 - 8:18 pm

Dan Kennedy ponders whether the Globe should have revealed the names it found thanks to bad PDF redaction - a few months after WBUR found the names but didn't publish them. Does the fact that the FBI agent had some major issues in his past change the calculation?... Read more

By - 4/30/14 - 7:53 am

Boston Radio Watch reports Yahoo Radio Boston at 1510 is going away before most of you had ever even heard of it, to be replaced by "a mix of libertarian and personality driven radio shows featuring some of the biggest names in the industry like Glenn Beck, Jay Mohr, Alex Jones and The Dr. K Show!"... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 11:36 am
Touch FM

Video of Touch FM owner Charles Clemons by Doug Bennett.

Judy Wilburn reports she was listening to the unlicensed Dorchester radio station shortly after 11 a.m. when:

Touch 106.1 just went off the air. Announcer said authorities shutting down, equipment taken.

The FCC and owner Charles Clemons have feuded for years over the station. In 2008, the commission ordered Clemons to pay $17,000... Read more

By - 4/17/14 - 10:49 am
boston.com 404 page

Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?

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

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