WCVB reports Albert, who reported the weather for three decades, and who was a Newton native, died of complications from pneumonia.
When did Shirley Leung get on the Globe editorial board? The Editorial We at our Paper of Record wakes up from a long slumber and sighs and tut-tuts today that we lost the Olympics, but says it's not too late for us to learn from our stupid, pitiful yahoo mistake in turning our noses up at the Opportunity of a Lifetime: Read more.
The Globe e-mailed print subscribers today about problems related to its new plant in Taunton: Read more.
For people who enjoy a good car wreck, skip to 2:00 in this video. Right-winger Shiva Ayyadurai, who says he invented e-mail and who is one of several Republicans looking to run against Elizabeth Warren next year, accuses Howie Carr - Howie Carr - of being a "Fake Trumper." Carr responds in classic Carr fashion - by pulling out copies of the records related to Ayyadurai's 2005 arrest on a charge of domestic assault and battery against his then girlfriend (Naturally, Carr also posted copies of those records).
Joel Abrams reports that Doug Franklin quit as head of the Globe today after just six months in the job. No specifics, but "differences" over strategy cited. Dan Kennedy posts Franklin's memo to Globe staff. And he posts John Henry's memo about how he and wife Linda will be assuming a more active role in running the Globe.
A federal judge has rejected a request by Joe Ligotti, who briefly did the morning drive-time show on WMEX in 2015, to block the possible sale of the station, which went off the air on June 30. Read more.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire Tribune Media Co. and two Connecticut TV stations for close to $4 billion.
The Boston Business Journal reports problems with the Globe's new printing presses in Taunton have caused problems at the Herald, which the Globe prints.
WBZ reports that Neil Chayet, who has been looking at the law for 42 years, is retiring.
Over four decades, Chayet has researched, written, and recorded more than 10,000 episodes.
The Dig is offering $500 in gift cards for information leading to the arrest, or just public shaming, of whoever is destroying its newsboxes in Downtown Crossing.
Even if he had no shred of decency, which appears to be the case, you'd think somebody from Boston would know better than to make jokes about people dying in an explosion hours after it happened.
I was all set to complain about Dan Shaughnessy returning to his stupid "tomato can" fixation in his piece yesterday about just how badly the Celtics did (sorry, Dan, the German for "tomato can" is not "tomato can"), but, no, if I'm going to get all ranty about a Globe columnist today, I'm going to get ired up about Mike Ross, because, unlike Shaughnessy, Ross really should know better. Read more.
Chris Wysopal reports the Globe has closed the incognito/privacy mode loophole that used to let people read unlimited numbers of articles online without a subscription.
Titanium Cranium shows us the small group of pro-measles anti-vaxxers who showed up in front of the Herald offices today to express their outrage at a Herald editorial accusing their Minnesota kin of putting Somali immigrants at risk by making them forego measles shots on the discredited theory they could cause autism.
No word if the Herald is planning an editorial in favor of fluoridation.
The Boston Business Journal reports that for the second time, a buyer has walked away from the Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard that will soon be empty of people as the outlet moves its publishing operations to Taunton and its editorial and sales departments to State Street.
Oliver had a couple of choice words for the WGBH host on his way to making a point about net neutrality.
Boston Magazine reports Herald reporter Chris Villani was suspended three days without pay for tweeting something he'd found out during the Aaron Hernandez trial without an editor's permission; in response, other Herald reporters have just stopped posting anything on the network.
David Muir, who spent three years at Channel 5, anchored the ABC nightly news from an umbrella-covered platform at Faneuil Hall this evening - and Katie R was there to chronicle it. Don't worry, he wasn't here to cover some horrible disaster, just to give an address to the local Chamber of Commerce.