The New York Daily News reports that Chris Faraone, now at the Dig, yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Police Department, alleging its officers beat him as he covered Occupation Wall Street for the Phoenix last year.
Channels 4, 5 and 7 all have reporters along the Scituate seawall this noon hour, reporting on the giant boulders that are all that separate the Scituate lighthouse from certain doom. Channel 7's Nicole Oliverio, though, was the only one standing right on the seawall, and she struggled against the wind to maintain her footing.
UPDATE: NECN also has a reporter at the Scituate seawall.... Read more
"Blount smokes Bills; Patriots roll" is (or was) the headline for a story at Boston.com about yesterday's Pats victory:
Well, at least we know what they're smoking over at 135 Morrissey Boulevard...
Today Monday December 24, 2013 is TOUCH106.1FM's year end fundraiser, the "TOUCHATHON TELETHON." The TOUCHATHON TELETHON began at midnight and will end tonight at midnight (12/24/13).
The goal of Touch106.1FM is to raise $24,000 in 24 hours through their telethon. If you donate $2000 to Touch 106.1FM, Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh has agreed to have dinner with you and a partner.
So if you... Read more
A disgusted citizen complains about how Globe Direct sucks by bespoiling Soley Street in Charlestown:
Can globe direct ever be stopped. Christmas came early on soley st where they gave several papers to each house, gave many to the sidewalk, and even gave some to the snow bank. Can they be fined for littering, or I am willing to recycle all of these as... Read more
On the front page of the Globe today, Dan Shaughnessy whines that he deserves to be treated like a real journalist even though what he writes about doesn't really matter. With obligatory sneer at the Internet and reference to a 20-year-old movie.
A really nice, inspiring story about a couple of poor kids from Dorchester.
Dan Kennedy has a tip for the crusty columnist - and his apparently on-an-extended-break copy editor:
When mocking someone for misspelling a state legislatorâ€™s name, try extra hard not to misspell the name of a congresswoman.
CommonWealth reports Herald owner Pat Purcell paid a visit to John Henry's Brookline manse to
offer his condolences give his regards, to see if there are any further ways the two media outlets could work together (the Globe already prints the Herald) and, maybe, to caution about possibly moving the Globe's printing operations from Morrissey Boulevard to the Telegram and Gazette printing plant in... Read more
John Carroll is outraged the Globe has dropped Zippy on Sundays.
The Dig today joins the Globe and the Herald with an online radio station. Of course, being the Dig, they want to be edgy. Or as News Editor Chris Faraone puts it:
You've probably heard about Boston Herald Radio, where you can get your daily dose of faux-populist garbage and conservative idiocy delivered right to your desktop. And you may also know about the... Read more
Newspapers are outraged, but state Rep. Jeffrey Roy of Franklin says newspapers just don't have the reach they used to - and are pretty expensive, to boot.
Katherine Seelye, the New York Times correspondent who has better places to be than Boston, but for some reason remains stuck here, opens a report on the Walsh transition today by mentioning that Tom Menino "is widely credited with transforming Boston from something of a backwater into a world-class city with a gleaming new seaport and innovation district."
Another one of Globe Direct's pink dog-poop bags showed up on our porch this morning, several weeks after they first told me they would stop and two weeks after I first wrote "Globe Direct sucks" and they said they would stop. Maybe if we actually had a dog, these bags would prove useful, but we don't.
Some Globe columnist determines the reason so many people in their 20s don't have jobs isn't because the economy sucks and the middle class is disappearing, but because their goddamn coddling boomer parents were too nice to them and didn't kick them out of the nest to forage for bananas.
Is this what John Henry meant when he wrote: "A newspaper needs to... Read more
Jose Masso wrote a letter to the Globe after reading the eight essays and a poem about the Sox, none by Latinos about a team basically led by a Latino:
This is our â€śeffing city tooâ€ť and maybe, just maybe, under the new ownership of the Globe it will be reflected every time we celebrate the positive.... Read more
John Henry explains (paid subscription required) why he bought the Globe, and it's basically what you'd expect the owner of a new paper to say about civic responsibility and stewardship, etc., etc. (with the possible exception that rather than inheriting vast amounts of money, he made it himself after coming of age as a McCarthy campaigner and civil-rights activist). But what's particularly interesting is... Read more
The Herald is sparing no space in its effort to crucify a Globe reporter who tweeted he was tired of the way "Boston Strong" has been commercialized, a thought that no good Bostonian has ever uttered.
A marathon bombing victim yesterday brushed off snarky social media charges that... Read more
A disgusted citizen reports from Orleans Street in East Boston:
Globe Direct mailers strewn across the sidewalk, picture does not illustrate the dozens of plastic wrapped advertisements littering the entire sidewalk block. These mailings promote littering and are an environmental hazard.
UPDATE: The city reports:
Ticket was issued on 10-25-13 by officer clougher.