Media

By - 10/27/13 - 12:07 pm

John Henry explains (paid subscription required) why he bought the Globe, and it's basically what you'd expect the owner of a new paper to say about civic responsibility and stewardship, etc., etc. (with the possible exception that rather than inheriting vast amounts of money, he made it himself after coming of age as a McCarthy campaigner and civil-rights activist). But what's particularly interesting is... Read more

By - 10/26/13 - 10:58 am

The Herald is sparing no space in its effort to crucify a Globe reporter who tweeted he was tired of the way "Boston Strong" has been commercialized, a thought that no good Bostonian has ever uttered.

Bombing victim: Sox not exploiting motto, the soon to be smaller Herald trumpets today:

A marathon bombing victim yesterday brushed off snarky social media charges that

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By - 10/24/13 - 11:11 pm
Globe Direct

A disgusted citizen reports from Orleans Street in East Boston:

Globe Direct mailers strewn across the sidewalk, picture does not illustrate the dozens of plastic wrapped advertisements littering the entire sidewalk block. These mailings promote littering and are an environmental hazard.

UPDATE: The city reports:

Ticket was issued on 10-25-13 by officer clougher.

Yesterday:
Globe Direct Sucks.... Read more

By - 10/23/13 - 7:13 am

A month ago, I finally had enough with those stupid Globe Direct circulars winding up all over the place - occasionally on our porch, often just sitting on the sidewalk in front of our house, like one of those Pinckney Street poop bags. So I actually called the number on one of the bags to get them to stop delivering the things (which we... Read more

By - 10/22/13 - 7:24 pm

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Enough of the old Boston, Marty.... Read more

By - 10/10/13 - 2:38 pm

And refuse to call 911 because, um, NSA or Donnie Wahlberg or something.

By - 10/10/13 - 8:35 am

Commonwealth Magazine reports Mel Miller has put his "his stunning New Hampshire vacation home" on the market to repay the the $278,000 or so he owes the BRA for a loan that helped keep his Bay State Banner afloat in 2009.

The loan was for $200,000, but, you know, interest.

By - 10/8/13 - 4:26 pm

Sarah Marshall reports on big changes afoot at the free online version of Globe stuff, most notably a Facebook-like "stream of content" that will attempt to figure out what you're looking at and show you less of the stuff you're not.

Also, a Globie said at some European conference, the site will be revamped to become more "responsive" to differently sized browser windows,... Read more

By - 10/7/13 - 2:18 pm
boston.com vs. bostonglobe.com

How else to explain the 15-degree difference in the temperatures on the home pages of boston.com and bostonglobe.com right now?

H/t Chris Walton.

By - 9/25/13 - 8:09 pm

The two campaigns issued a joint statement tonight that instead of the endless series of forums they went through leading up to the preliminary, they want to do just three televised debates:

After discussions between our campaigns, we agree that televised debates will provide an important forum for voters to gain the information they need to make an informed decision in November’s mayoral election. In

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By - 9/20/13 - 7:30 am

In Bay Windows, Sue O'Connell and Jeff Coakley endorsed Mike Ross:

A strong mayor needs empathy along with leadership. Ross has consistently and reliably been a leader on LGBT issues—most recently on the challenges facing our community's senior population. As mayor, his experience in both public and private life would positively inform his leadership of the city.

O'Connell and Coakley also own the South... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 12:15 pm

Lots of changes announced at the city's sole surviving alt weekly. Chris Faraone, late of the Phoenix and more recently the Jamaica Plain Gazette, becomes news and features editor.

By - 9/13/13 - 6:53 pm

A Boston Globe ad from 1961.

Via Jason Feifer.

By - 9/13/13 - 7:24 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has let go half of the dozen correspondents who write for its Your Town Web sites.

By - 8/29/13 - 9:25 am

Bruce Allen reads that Rolling Stone piece about Aaron Hernandez and reports he can point out the exact paragraphs that were written by professional Patriots hater Ron Borges.

Ed. note: I am not such a keen observer of the Boston sports media scene as Bruce, but the nitpicker in me is dying to know: Where's the strip club in South Boston the article claims... Read more

By - 8/21/13 - 12:40 pm

Fox truck at hydrant

No doubt there's a really good reason why a Fox news van was parked in front of a hydrant on Broadway outside the five-alarm fire that destroyed St. John the Baptist Church this morning. And DGUMZ, who took the photo, and other... Read more

By - 8/16/13 - 10:08 pm

As promised, Patch began to lay off 40% of its staff today. Gone locally, that we know of: Sara Jacobi, editor of the South End and Fenway/Kenmore Patch sites, Becca Manning, at the Charlestown and North End sites, Jake O'Donnell at Back Bay and Beacon Hill and Chris Caesar at Malden.

O'Donnell reports that he and Jacobi, at least, were told their... Read more

By - 8/5/13 - 9:34 am

George Donnelly, executive editor of the Boston Business Journal, writes the Globe isn't worth the paper it's printed on and, boy, is John Henry going to be sorry he bought it (and yes, he used the word "ass-ache").

The Herald reports two of the losing bidders are outraged, outraged, they tell you, that the Times sold the paper to Henry for less than... Read more

By - 8/3/13 - 10:37 am

The Times reports it's selling the Globe (and the Worcester Telegram) to Sox owner John Henry for $70 million - $30 million less than Henry and partners recently agreed to pay Dustin Pedroia over eight years.

Actually, as Frank Caprio reminds us, Henry is paying less for the Globe than he agreed to pay for Carl Crawford.

Dan Kennedy raises some questions,... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 4:50 pm

Peter Gammons is reporting that John Henry will be the next owner of the Boston Globe. Neither the Globe nor the Times has posted anything yet, so keep that in mind as you ponder Dan Shaughnessy reporting to John Henry.

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