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By - 7/10/14 - 11:44 am

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:

By - 6/30/14 - 11:21 am

Along comes Eddie Andelman to tweet:

the 19 million who watched the world cup clearly illustrates the vast number of illegals within the borders of U.S. A.

UPDATE: Andelman has deleted the tweet, but don't worry, he left up the other racist tweets that nobody's called him on yet.

By - 6/23/14 - 9:06 am

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By - 6/23/14 - 8:23 am

The other day, our local crank shook his fist at a cloud and wrote how he hates soccer. Yawn. What's interesting is the Deadspin report that chronicles how he's written pretty much the same exact column about soccer for 25 years now, right down to the part where he complains about how soccer players can't use their hands.

By - 6/20/14 - 3:17 pm

At a meeting earlier this week, Boston city councilors vowed to call Globe Direct to account for its litterin' ways. When they call their hearing, though, maybe they need to reserve some time to talk about the behavior of Globe Direct delivery people. A Roslindale resident reports on an incident yesterday:

I was sitting in my house on Cummins Highway (by Sacred Heart) watching TV when I heard someone yelling "I've got to take a piss!" I look outside and see an older gentleman with no shirt on walking down along side my house, drop 6-7 Globe Direct bundles and take a piss behind my garage! I couldn't believe it but couldn't get to my phone in time to get a picture. I screamed at him and he took off heading down towards Roslindale Square.

By - 6/20/14 - 8:20 am

Looks like the Globe's Shirley Leung has a one-way ticket on the express train to Olympicsville. Today, she quotes David D'Alessandro, you know, of the John Hancock D'Alessandros, on why a 2024 Olympics in Boston makes so much sense:

By - 6/19/14 - 10:49 pm

Harry McCracken reports Computerworld, long based in Framingham, is giving up print next week, although it will live on as a Web site.

By - 6/12/14 - 11:19 am

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.

In his hearing request, McCarthy reports "numerous" complaints from constituents about the sheathed ads turning into litter.

By - 6/9/14 - 2:18 pm

WGBH says it's expanding their Boston Public Radio show from two to three hours a day, starting in September.

By - 6/9/14 - 12:23 pm
Legends WBZ

The Boston Radio Interest mailing list alerts us a station signed on in Athol this morning as WWBZ on 700 kHZ, but is advertising itself as just "WBZ ... The Greatest Music of All Time."

The real WBZ is still at 1030 and is still bringing us traffic on the 3s.

By - 6/9/14 - 7:26 am
Globe Direct mess

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.

By - 6/6/14 - 11:39 pm

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:

By - 6/4/14 - 6:38 pm

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 say you’re not supposed to use the f-bomb when you are on live television. When David Ortiz told the world, “This is our [expletive] city!,’’ we made T-shirts commemorating the phrase, and the chairman of the FCC tweeted his approval.

By - 6/2/14 - 9:05 am

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 any actions that can be described as tickling.

By - 5/29/14 - 10:14 am

WGBH announced today that Emily Rooney will be stepping down in January as host of Greater Boston (she'll be staying on as host of "Beat the Press" and as a special correspondent).

By - 5/21/14 - 7:06 pm

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By - 5/19/14 - 10:04 am
What happens when you leave Globe Directs in the street

What happens when Globe Directs wind up in the street, get wet and then run over.

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:

By - 5/16/14 - 8:53 am

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'

By - 5/14/14 - 8:18 pm

Dan Kennedy ponders whether the Globe should have revealed the names it found thanks to bad PDF redaction - a few months after WBUR found the names but didn't publish them. Does the fact that the FBI agent had some major issues in his past change the calculation?

By - 4/30/14 - 7:53 am

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!"

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