David Bernstein, formerly of the Phoenix and currently of Boston Magazine, reports:
Big personal news to relate: after the November election I am moving to Richmond, VA, where my wife is starting an exciting new job.
I expect to still write and comment about Massachusetts politics beyond 2014, and am pleased to say that Boston Magazine and WGBH have expressed interest in finding continuing roles for me.
Boston Magazine gave major weight to SAT scores, even though 26 of the 65 schools wouldnâ€™t disclose them. So those 26 were assigned an average of the scores for schools that did report, thereby placing them safely in the middle of the pack.
WRKO is advertising for a full-time host:
Shirley Leung's column about why she and her husband left the South End for the suburbs is actually a decent enough piece about the problems faced by people who live in the South End who decide to have children.
My problem with her column (granted, as the president of the Center for the Easily Annoyed) is that she conflates the South End with the entire city of Boston - she makes it clear she lives in a binary world consisting of "the city" and " the suburbs."
Seems Steward Health Care didn't like what it was hearing about a Globe story coming out this Sunday focusing on one family's struggles with a mentally ill member who received care at several Steward facilities so it sued the Globe and the patient to try to get an advance look at the article and release the patient's medical records.
Steward lost and now it's gotten lots of people interested in just what the story will say.
I can't believe this Super Secret Project video featuring all the jingles you still remember from way back when hasn't been featured on Universal Hub yet! The voices might leave a little to be desired, but the jingles are just as good (or bad) as you remember them, and they're pretty thorough. The WGBH logo sound effects are right on, although it's more focused on TV commercials and not shows, sadly.
I can't believe they didn't do a takeoff of many of the Worcester Centrum announcer voices though... "MONSTER TRUCKS - SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY" would have seemed de rigueur for this kind of piece.
Jim Romenesko notes a Harvard Crimson article that criticized a proposed Thai program at Harvard as a potential propaganda mill for the country's military junta was taken offline "due to concerns about the personal safety of the author" - in the form of a rather specific threat from a Thai microbiologist at UCLA.
WBZ reports Williams, who has been with the station for 39 years, will continue to serve as a substitute anchor and will continue his work on "Wednesday's Child."
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly reports on the content of messages to and from Post editors over the photo of those two local high-school kids fingered as Marathon-bombing suspects on the paper's front page who turned out to have nothing at all to do with the bombing.
Somerville Community Access Television is happy to announce a collaborative film screening event with the Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) and Arlington Community Media, Inc. (ACMI). During this event, there will be 6 student films screened. RSVP HERE!
Below is more information on the films that will be featured:
1. The Art of Being Hurt | 7:15 min | Director, Xavery Robin | Boston University
Synopsis: A young couple is fighting to make their relationship a healthy one despite the odds.
The Dig reports a Globe column on the history of the word "scofflaw" notes its Boston roots but uses the passive voice to avoid mentioning the role of the Herald in popularizing the word.
UPDATE: Dan Kennedy quotes a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory that the buyouts probably won't reduce headcount.
WEEI's Kirk Minihane says they're all out to get him because of their agendas, not just because he said something really stupid about Erin Andrews. Minihane explains what he says is the Globe's agenda (they have four writers who get paid to appear on 'EEI's archenemy station); doesn't really lay out the Herald's or Olbermann's agendas, except to say they have them. Oh, yeah, and Deadspin is run by a bunch of hypocritical clickwhores.
An irate citizen complains:
Fox 25 regularly has vehicles parked on sidewalk in front of the State House. Why is this gross violation tolerated? 1) it's a no parking zone 2) they block the sidewalk 3) security risk 4) terrible foreground for tourist pictures of our historic capital building.
Officials from the Boston Globe and the company it hired to distribute its advertising circulars told angry city councilors at a hearing today they're willing to try to keep Boston from being papered over with the circulars.
A concerned citizen complains:
"South Boston Today" newspapers litter the streets with trash. They are thrown about throughout the neighborhood. Why are they allowed to put garbage on the street and not be fined?
A City Council committee next week attempts to bring Globe Direct to task for its unceasing efforts to plaster Boston's porches, sidewalks and shrubs with its advertising circulars.
The hearing, by the council's Committee on City, Neighborhood Services and Veterans Affairs, starts at 4 p.m. on Thursday in the council's fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.
City Councilor Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) called for the hearing. In a statement, he says: