Sean Graham has been a bostonglobe.com digital subscriber for years. His wife decided she wanted to start getting the actual Sunday paper. You'd think that would be easy. You'd think wrong. Graham describes, in excruciating detail what happened this past week, in the course of numerous phone calls and online chats with Globe reps: They cut off his digital subscription, reactivated it, then then gave it to somebody in Wellesley, then they didn't deliver his Sunday paper today. And they still haven't gotten his delivery address right.
Yesterday, the Globe ran a story about the charter-expansion results in Boston with the headline: In Boston, charter vote reflected racial divide.
Yeah, because black people voted overwhelmingly against the expansion of charter schools. Unfortunately for whoever wrote the headline, the map the Globe ran right under that headline shows that white people voted overwhelmingly against charter expansion as well: Read more.
Dan Kennedy reports.
The Krafts think the old Bayside Expo Center, now owned by UMass Boston, would make a great location for a Revolution stadium. And Shirley Leung, on the rebound from the Olympics, swoons.
Some may say I have never met a stadium I didnâ€™t like. But I really like this one. Whatâ€™s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. Itâ€™s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower â€” and thatâ€™s a good thing.
Bidding for the sprawling Olympics tore the city apart, but a Dorchester stadium could be the project that brings everyone together.
Seems its new offices at 53 State St. need more work than expected, so the Globe is staying in Dorchester until mid-year, the Boston Business Journal reports.
Iâ€™d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brĂ»lĂ©e, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulĂ©e tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. Iâ€™m not sure when confectionersâ€™ sugar was last considered a culinary flourish, considering that it comes in a $3 box at Star Market, but someone in the kitchen thought a couple shakes would look nice. Unfortunately, much of it went up my nose when I took the first bite.
When's the review of Durgin-Park?
WGBH reports newsroom reinvention may have a price. The layoffs would be in addition to the 19 positions being left unfilled after people left recently, either through buyouts or because they just wanted out.
The Globe is sending notes to subscribers today: Starting Aug. 1 they will no longer get credits for stopping the paper while on vacation, unless their vacations are at least 22 days long. Read more.
Dan Kennedy reports, adds the Globe isn't saying who - or what they'll do with the 16.4-acre parcel. Bill Forry, of what could soon be the only newspaper based in Dorchester, adds that whatever gets proposed will likely need both city and state approval - the latter because of potential contamination on the site and because it sits right next to a marsh.
Everybody has their breaking point and Sebastian Smee's apparently came at an ICA exhibit that involved the artist arranging a series of monochromatic panels in a row (or sometimes just a single giant panel covering an entire wall) and Smee just loses it and symbolically throws his critic's notebook against the wall and screams "Enough with this crap already!" Only he's a well regarded critic, so he uses much longer, more erudite words.
The Globe plans to turn boston.com into a travel, entertainment and forum site as it concentrates on bulking up the news at bostonglobe.com, boston.com managers told their staff today. And that means a bunch of them will be asked to leave.
Eleanor Cleverly, the site's general manager, and Anthony Bonfiglio, who recently took over as the person in charge of "digital operations" for John Henry's media companies, wrote in a memo today: Read more.
The Globe's Dover correspondent gets down with some real talk for suburban moms: Stop making the rest of us suffer by forcing us to see you in your boring black leggings and stuff. At least put on a silk top before you go out, for Christ's sake.
Dan Kennedy gets a copy of the memo on impending buyouts, which management promises will be the last before the Globe newsroom moves from Dorchester to downtown Boston.
Dan Kennedy gets a copy of the memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory on a "no-sacred-cows analysis of our newsroom and what the Globe should look like in the future" in an era of constantly declining revenue. McGrory writes everything's on the table, even whether the Globe should continue printing on paper seven days a week while still running the "one of the most thoughtful metropolitan news organizations in the land."
"There's a lot better writers than Dan Shaughnessy," he says, responding to curly complaints about UConn womens' basketball ruining the sport.
Via Fox Sports.
Your kid sucks and will never be an artist, the Globe art critic grumps today. Maybe tomorrow Shaughnessy can tell you how your kid sucks and will never be a major-league baseball player. And then Shirley Leung can explain how your kid sucks and will never be a corporate CEO.
John Henry is shutting down Crux, the site for Catholic news. Layoffs, of course. The Globe is handing the domain over to John Allen, whom it had hired away from the National Catholic Reporter, and who could try to keep it going on his own.
The memo from Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory and bostonglobe.com General Manager David Skok: Read more.
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