Memo to every writer everywhere who would write more than one sentence about recovering thug Mark Wahlberg: HE'S NOT FROM SOUTH BOSTON and he did his maiming and rock throwing in Savin Hill, which is in Dorchester, which is an entirely different neighborhood.
Earlier tonight, Boston.com published a piece suggesting Harvard Business School Professor Ben Edelman sent an email with racist overtones to Sichuan Garden. We cannot verify that Edelman, in fact, sent the email. We have taken the story down.
I ran a post that was based on that story, which I've taken down as well. The site retracted the article after local writer Luke... Read more
No, don't be silly, not the Globe. The Jamaica Plain Gazette opines:
It is rare that we advise saying â€śabsolutely noâ€ť to a project. But the Olympics bid is breathtaking in its dubious assumptions, potential negative impacts, and sleight-of-hand â€śprocess.â€ť Thus far, saying no is all that has worked. Thanks to those saying it loudly and often.... Read more
It is back to school time for SCATV members of all ages. The Winter session of our media production classes are now available for registration.
You can find the complete listing with registration online here: www.scatvsomerville.org/classes.
Besides the basic classes in Studio Production and Directing, Using a DSLR for Video, and Field Production and Editing with Final Cut Pro X,... Read more
Saul B. was among those who noticed a hacked boston.com home page this morning. The Guardian reports the Syrian hackers didn't actually break into boston.com's servers but instead attacked the domain registrar used by a "content distribution network" affected sites use to speed delivery of such things as images and ads.... Read more
Garrett Quinn gets the scoop on Matt Gross's resignation, not even two months after he moved up here from New York to take the job running the not-the-Globe site.
Mark Watson reports the station let go Tom Doyle, responsible for the parody songs and "Men from Maine" bits on the show and is further slashing humor and music to emphasize unfunny talk, which is dirt cheap, apparently.
The Boston Business Journal reports the Globe has narrowed its search for a new headquarters to two locations in Charlestown - including the Schrafft's building - and the Landmark Center in the Fenway.
The Globe reports local columnist Howard Louis Carr, Jr. has been granted a leave of absence from his radio show on WRKO.
Almost 10 years ago, I took a position as a newscast writer for WBUR. Mine was the early morning shift, and my job was to arrive at 4 in the morning and start putting together the local news portion of Morning Edition. The other part of my job was to call some of the people about whom I was writing - local lawmakers, state officials,... Read more
The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.
WBUR reports that Tom Magliozzi, co-host of Car Talk with his brother Ray, has died at 77. Greg Cook reports the cause was complications of Alzheimer's.
In a statement, the station says:
No one could have imagined, when two native Cambridge guys came into the WBUR studios in 1977 and started taking listenersâ€™ calls about cars, that they would change public radio forever. But... Read more
Neumeier, who spent 20 years at WBZ before moving to CSNE, is in the hospital today after a stroke Wednesday night, WBZ reports.
The Sun-Times, which is sort of Chicago's equivalent of the Herald (only with fewer professionally taken photos), is scheduled to launch news aggregator sites in 70 cities across the country tomorrow, including Boston. The Sun-Times extols:
The effort is designed to offer content in a manner similar to websites such as Deadspin and Buzzfeed, which aggregate news stories while offering additional commentary.... Read more
WPRI reports that the Providence Phoenix will publish its final issue next Thursday, ending nearly 36 years of service to Rhode Island. The Boston Phoenix stopped publishing in March 2013.
With the Providence paper's closing, only the weekly Portland Phoenix remains of what was once a large regional media empire: Boston Phoenix, Providence Phoenix, Portland Phoenix, Worcester Phoenix, Stuff@Night magazine,... Read more