We hear from a reliable source that a couple of gossip gals at a certain scrappy tabloid got caught passing off a two-year-old photo of the Celtics dancers as their own when it was really taken by a local blogger - who was never asked if that was OK. File under: Tsk.
The Boston Blogs Network is a collaborative effort of a group of Boston-area blogs to promote each other and make a bit of money. If you're local and you write about life in the area, chances are you qualify for membership.
Blue Mass. Group will interview Boston mayoral candidate Michael Flaherty on Tuesday, June 2, at 10:30 a.m. You can suggest questions at the link.
Crazy Massachusetts Pensions is a new blog devoted to, well, you can probably guess.
BPDNews is offline because of "the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit."
Maybe now would be a good time to consider moving the site to a server actually run by the city instead of some discount ISP? Surely somebody in the city IT department knows how to set up and manage a Web server, no?
Last month, Candelaria Silva decried what she called the Black-on-Black crime of the eradication of Black cultural businesses and institutions in Boston. She ended by fretting about the fate of the Bay State Banner, whose owner has a white wife.
Last night, Silva posted an apology:
... The words I wrote have been running through my mind again and again. If I was... Read more
A Magno Frail Whale
Wade Roush provides the blow by blow of a brewing Twitterwar involving a couple of Cambridge social-media startups. Fortunately, the war is over and they're best buds again, because you know how devastating those things can be.
Meanwhile, in other local Twitter news, CC Chapman... Read more
Chris Monks manages to get word out that his blog has been captured by Somali pirates:
...Pirates eating all my food and teasing cat.
While Boston philanthropists meet behind closed doors to try to figure out an answer to the Globe crisis, a group of bloggers, organized by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy, want to see if they and their readers can come up with ways of their own to save the paper.
More than 20 blogs in the Boston area are today starting... Read more
The New England First Amendment Coalition and Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc are sponsoring a daylong seminar on investigative reporting on May 1 at the Globe - it's free ($10 for an optional box lunch) and open to everyone, even bloggers. Details.
Tom LeCompte recently became a Boston cab driver. He's blogging the experience:
... Then, from the back, I heard bodies shifting in the seat, the sounds of murmuring and kissing, of clothes being pulled at and unbuttoned. I glanced up at my rearview mirror, but saw nothing. They were clearly taking advantage of the rear seat couch.
"Say it," she whispered.
"Say it,"... Read more
This week on Radio Boston, on WBUR, we're taking a look at the changing face of local news and information, and we'll feature as a guest, Adam Gaffin from Universal Hub. We're interested in how people stay informed about their communities, and obviously this website is one of those ways. How do you stay informed? Let us know ahead of time by going to ... Read more
Bloggers who agree to write about Vox Lumiere's "Hunchback of Notre Dame" at the Cutler Majestic Theatre (good, bad or indifferent) get a free ticket to the 7:30 p.m. performance on March 25, by sending a note to [email protected] (include your blog URL). Read more about the play here.
NOTE: This is a sort of ad - Vox Lumiere is one of our... Read more
And this time, it's professional. Jerry Gutlon, author of It Was Never About the Babe: The Red Sox, Racism, Mismanagement and the Curse of the Bambino, has joined the roster at Dan Shaughnessy Watch because Shaughnessy has gone public with his whining about his "unfair" treatment in the book:
... In subsequent postings I'd like to endeavor to illustrate how Dan never saw... Read more
Little kids and other fans of construction sites will enjoy Carpenters Center - a blog that shows the progress in construction of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters' new headquarters in Dorchester. With photos detailing each step.
For a story today on Caritas Christi and the state insurance system, Michael Paulson asked a large number of theologians and priests what they thought. It's a complex subject and he obviously couldn't fit all their thoughts into print. So he posted their complete answers on his blog, along with ten questions Caritas Christi won't answer.... Read more
Everyone hears how frustrating the phone lines are for the Department of Unemployment Assistance but I don't think those who have not experienced it truly get how needlessly frustrating it is. You can read more about my experience over at DaveWrites (and listen to the call for yourself!). After navigating through a series of choices, callers "dead-end" at a point where they are told... Read more