A copy of the memo to Globe staffers about the move to 53 State Street floats over Dan Kennedy's transom; staffers will start moving out of Dorchester in June. Shocker: They'll no longer be allowed to have their own min-fridges. Bonus: They will have access to a 12th-floor roof deck.
The Globe writes today that since 2009, at least 11 bodies have been recovered from the water surrounding Boston and that the last one was that of Zachary Marr, whose body was found in the Charles near North Station a month after he disappeared from a downtown bar.
The Globe is wrong on both counts. Read more.
Brad Nailer was doing some work on a house in West Roxbury and came across some copies of the Globe and Herald from 1963.
Back then, help-wanted ads were segregated into two main categories: Male and Female: Read more.
The perils of publishing an edition for a state 1,000 miles away: The Fort Pointer has a friend vacationing in Florida, who forwarded a photo of the front page of the Boston Globe's early Florida edition.
If you're one of those people who just can't quit Shaughnessy, you might be thinking he's using the phrase "tomato can" a lot more these days. You might even think he's getting carried away with it and maybe should find another way to say "loser."
You'd be plum right. Read more.
Dan Kennedy has a few specifics on Globe Editor Brian McGrory's reinvention plans, which include abandoning the "paper of record" idea (so less boring crap) and going to a more 24/7 news model (which sounds like "digital first" for you media types), complete with a new "express desk" to handle it all. Oh, and:
The old barriers separating the newsroom and business sides will be rethought. ...
As usual, Dan Kennedy has the memo from Globe Editor-in-Chief Brian McGrory, who is promising more details in days to come.
Just got e-mail from the Globe about our print subscription:
The Globe's newsroom works tirelessly to bring you meaningful, original reporting every day. We are committed to continuing to do so, but we need your help. In order to continue producing the award-winning journalism you know and love, we find it necessary to increase our home delivery rates. Your new weekly rate will be .
The writer must've died while writing it ...
So kids, just don't do it, mkay? And if you do score some weed, throw it out! And heavens, don't tell anybody how much you paid.
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.
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 didn’t like. But I really like this one. What’s most exciting is the opportunity to build something different in a part of the city that could use an economic jolt. It’s not another strip mall, big-box retailer, or luxury condo tower — and that’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.
I’d read enthusiastic reviews of the creme brûlée, and hoped it would turn the mood. Unfortunately, the brulée tended more eggy than creamy without a hint of vanilla, and was disappointingly runny under an anemic burnt top. I’m not sure when confectioners’ 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.
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