By - 12/2/13 - 8:33 am

The Dig today joins the Globe and the Herald with an online radio station. Of course, being the Dig, they want to be edgy. Or as News Editor Chris Faraone puts it:

You've probably heard about Boston Herald Radio, where you can get your daily dose of faux-populist garbage and conservative idiocy delivered right to your desktop. And you may also know about the

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By - 11/30/13 - 10:47 am

Newspapers are outraged, but state Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin says newspapers just don't have the reach they used to - and are pretty expensive, to boot.

By - 11/9/13 - 8:00 pm

Katherine Seelye, the New York Times correspondent who has better places to be than Boston, but for some reason remains stuck here, opens a report on the Walsh transition today by mentioning that Tom Menino "is widely credited with transforming Boston from something of a backwater into a world-class city with a gleaming new seaport and innovation district."

Seelye, you may recall, announced... Read more

By - 11/7/13 - 7:17 am

Another one of Globe Direct's pink dog-poop bags showed up on our porch this morning, several weeks after they first told me they would stop and two weeks after I first wrote "Globe Direct sucks" and they said they would stop. Maybe if we actually had a dog, these bags would prove useful, but we don't.

By - 11/4/13 - 10:11 am

Some Globe columnist determines the reason so many people in their 20s don't have jobs isn't because the economy sucks and the middle class is disappearing, but because their goddamn coddling boomer parents were too nice to them and didn't kick them out of the nest to forage for bananas.

Is this what John Henry meant when he wrote: "A newspaper needs to... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 7:55 am

Jose Masso wrote a letter to the Globe after reading the eight essays and a poem about the Sox, none by Latinos about a team basically led by a Latino:

This is our “effing city too” and maybe, just maybe, under the new ownership of the Globe it will be reflected every time we celebrate the positive.

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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.

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 vs.

How else to explain the 15-degree difference in the temperatures on the home pages of and 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.