Blog news

By - 5/9/12 - 8:26 am

On Limeduck, David reports he's a co-founder of a concern called Sprout Lenders, an investment club hoping to support local farms and locavore food concerns in the Boston area:

By - 5/5/12 - 8:34 pm

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6:00-6:30 Socializing - bring your own dinner
6:30-8:30 Training
8:00-8:30 Q & A and more socializing

Event fee: $10-$20 cash at the door.

SoJust's Co-Founder, Robbie Samuels, who is well known for his schmoozing skills, is this month's facilitator.

Art of the Schmooze

By - 4/22/12 - 12:19 pm

Deb Geisler reports some computer at Brigham and Women's Hospital keeps making appointments for her in departments that have no record of her - and then calling her to inform her about them.

By - 4/20/12 - 3:30 pm

So Richard Chudy, the Boston Burger Guy, raved about the burger at the Citizen Pub on Boylston Street, finding fault only with the bun.

An outraged David A. DuBois, CEO of the Franklin Group, which owns both the pub and Tasty Burger, replied by calling Chudy an asshole and saying he'd like to meet him in person to drive the point home even more.

By - 4/6/12 - 9:02 am

Armed with an April food-truck schedule, David at Limeduck is attempting to sample the offerings from each truck. He starts with a visit to the venerable Savory Food Truck 1, which was dishing up Chinese food at MIT probably long before anybody at Clover was even born:

By - 4/3/12 - 10:48 am

A party by tech-blog site BostInno that featured free cans of Naragansett beer landed Ned Devine's before the Boston Licensing Board today.

By - 3/25/12 - 9:38 pm

The Turnstile Theater Company's Blogoliloquy, at the Boston Center for the Arts next week, is a play that focuses on "life and people in Boston" as told through the posts on six actual local blogs.

By - 3/15/12 - 9:12 am

The Passionate Foodie fires back at the Globe for a piece that raised ethical questions about bloggers who accept free meals from local restaurants, by charging the author has herself accepted free stuff:

By - 3/12/12 - 8:21 am

The Passionate Foodie displays some repertorial herring-do as he roams the floor at the annual International Boston Seafood Show.

By - 3/6/12 - 7:17 am

Dan Kennedy considers a proposed law to protect journalists' sources that appears to extend its definition of "journalist" to bloggers - although they might have to show they actually make some money from their online writing.

State court system includes bloggers in definition of journalists.

By - 3/2/12 - 3:32 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court this week approved a new rule that for the first time will let "citizen journalists" photograph trials and other court proceedings on a routine basis.

The new rule, which takes effect July 1, will let people who fall under a new, broader definition of "news media" to register with the court system for photography access to courtrooms. They'll have to sign a statement agreeing to certain conditions (for example, no photographs of jurors).

By - 2/28/12 - 12:39 pm

Nate Swain, the guy who wraps old walls in giant photo sheets, has started a site to chronicle the ugly and the ennui inducing walls and abandoned storefronts of Boston:

By - 2/28/12 - 9:44 am

Does anyone remember Bucky from the Teddybear and what he is doing now? Forever Amber

By - 2/26/12 - 10:20 am

You'd think a new restaurant seeking to, um, curry favor with the local foodie bloggerati would put some effort into a "VIP Grand Opening Party" for them:

By - 2/24/12 - 4:32 pm

Southie Wing Quest flies the coop and samples wings from across eastern Mass.

By - 1/17/12 - 10:04 pm

Blue Mass Group and Red Mass Group are joining the online protest against two bills in Congress that would privatize parts of due process and force Web sites to become proxies for music and movie companies in their mad dash to go after copyright infringement.

By - 1/11/12 - 8:06 am

Richard Auffrey reports that a company called iPura is once again offering a $1,000 prize to the local blogger/tweeter who best captures the raging glory that is the awesome world of seafood products and services at the annual International Boston Seafood Show in March.

By - 1/7/12 - 12:01 pm

Mike the Mad Biologist notes the annoying irony of giant publisher Reed Elsevier posting an extract of something he wrote and then slapping a copyright notice on it - an explanation of why he thinks Reed Elsevier sucks.