Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.
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.
He says the way the circulars are befouling local... Read more
WGBH says it's expanding their Boston Public Radio show from two to three hours a day, starting in September.
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.
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:
â€śEdge of Tomorrowâ€ť is two hours of sci-fi, rewind-repeat eye-agony.... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
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Join Socializing for Justice for a ProfDev (professional development) training Take Action! Storytelling That Inspires on Monday, June 2, 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
Fee: $10 advance/$20 door - split with trainer
Location: The NonProfit Center 89 South Street, Boston,... Read more
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:
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- All calls to 781-646-6769 to stop delivery will be immediately
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... Read more
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
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.
Plutor saved a copy of boston.com's new 404 page. It's OK, we can laugh now, right?
Best breaking-news coverage in 2013.
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.
You can see it at mobile.boston.com.
Bill Marx pledges his support for an FCC effort by the Committee for Community Access to get 'GBH's radio license pulled over the way it dumped jazz and other musical programming when it decided to try to bust WBUR's near monopoly on the giant local market for NPR news and information:
Has the duplication of reporting muscle brought about a cornucopia of investigative... Read more