Dan Shaughnessy Watch has the blow-by-blow in which Bill Simmons irritated the pearl that is Dan Shaughnessy, and all without mentioning him specifically.
News that GE is in a spot of financial trouble has set Shirley Leung to thinking about the $60 million the state spent on buying those Fort Point buildings for GE (and the $60 million it set aside for renovations and infrastructure upgrades) and what happens if the company just leaves Boston altogether or stays here a shrunken husk of its former self. Read more.
As word spread that our racist shitholer-in-chief insulted Haiti and Haitian immigrants, our local dailies had to decide how to describe the word salad being tossed in Washington. Read more.
Today's Globe has a mea culpa from Globe Editor Brian McGrory apologizing for not naming State House reporter Jim O'Sullivan in a story about his actions at the Globe and at the State House, specifically, "lewd propositions to one newsroom colleague and to two women that we are aware of on Beacon Hill." Read more.
CommonWealth reports some of the details it's hearing about why Jim O'Sullivan is no longer a Globe reporter.
UPDATE: Globe report is out, says a male reporter propositioned a female coworker to sleep with his wife and that a mid-level sales manager made inappropriate comments to coworkers.
Dan Kennedy reports Kirk Minihane and Gerry Callahan spent an hour this morning talking about the sexual-harassment allegations floating around a recently departed Globe reporter and that the Globe itself is now working on a story about it: Read more.
Chris Faraone takes a dig at the Globe's recent coverage of our newest billionaire.
Nicole Dungca, a reporter at the Globe, posts a charming little Facebook friend request she wouldn't have gotten if her first name were Robert or Tom.
The Globe reports unknown hackers have unleashed large-scale "distributed denial of service" attacks against it that have taken down bostonglobe.com and its phone and content-management systems for parts of today and yesterday.
In DDOS attacks, hackers unleash armies of malware-infested personal computers to throw vast amounts of data at a particular target, taking it down until the site or its Internet provider figures out how to filter out the bad data packets.
Dan Kennedy reports.
Dan Kennedy has the latest on the Globe's printing problems, which is not much, except that at least one top honcho is now an ex honcho due to the issues, whatever they are, and that a second might be in that state as well.
Looks like the Globe is continuing to have a spot of trouble with its new Taunton printing presses:
Due to production problems the paper may be delivered at any point throughout the day or on Monday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
— Boston Globe Support (@GlobeSupport) September 10, 2017
When the Globe packed up its Morrissey Boulevard printing presses and moved everything to a new plant in Taunton, that included the Herald - which the Globe prints under contract.
And with the Globe continuing to apologize to its print readers for production problems, the Herald has been forced to chime in, via a pretty harsh note in today's paper. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports Nordblom, a Burlington-based developer that has focused on the suburbs, has agreed to buy the old Globe plant on Morrissey Boulevard.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Page 1