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Police: Angry Herald hawker attacks motorist at South End intersection

Capt. John Greland at District C-6 reports on an incident at the intersection of Mass. Ave. and Melnea Cass Boulevard around 7:30 this morning:

Victim reports man selling the Boston Herald spit on her, called her the C word and kicked a dent in her car. She refused to buy the paper twice, after kicking the motor vehicle, he said "I want to buy my mom a Christmas present, what's wrong with that?" Police officer observed dent.

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Which convenience store didn't recieve their paper delivery this morning?

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Maybe he should rebrand as an Eco toilet paper salesperson.

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afternoon radio he's become desperate.

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Are you referring to Howie?

He didn't leave afternoon radio...he's simply on another station:

http://1510wmex.com/howie-carr/

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own a ham radio.

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With lines like that...I knew you were a....ham!

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It's nice that the Herald at least tries to set some of their commenters up with regular employment...

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About 6 months ago while shopping at my produce market, a Boston Globe guy was there giving away free papers and no one would take one. He pleaded that they were free, but people just walked by.

I stopped by and told him I'd take one but I'm already a subscriber. He thanked me for being a subscriber and couldn't believe he couldn't even give them away!

It's a dying industry and it's kind of sad. I remember morning and evening editions and was glad when I could fill in for my brother on his paper route in hopes of getting some tips.
Delivering papers was a great first job for a kid and many of us have very fond memories of our "customers".

I realize technology has replaced the print editions, but to me there's still nothing like reading my newspaper. I can't seem to give it up just yet. Also, there's my delivery guy who delivers my paper promptly 7 days a week by 6am. I believe he's a postal worker earning extra money. Great guy with a great arm and good aim. I'd miss that personal service to be honest.

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People probably thought there was a "catch" with the free Boston Globes. It reminds me of an experiment I read about where people with clipboards were handing out free dollar bills on Boston Common with no strings attached. No one would take the money because they assumed there was something the people weren't telling them and they couldn't be bothered. Given the number of people with clipboards who are usually berating you to give money to charities, etc, I'm not surprised.

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and did not want to support the continued killing of trees to produce that sad travesty.

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I'd take a free Globe. I rarely read a Globe front to back anymore.

Can the Globe would come up with a better model for website access? I understand the pay-subscription model, and want them to stay solvent, but when Monsieur & I cut spending so we could return to school a couple of years ago, our Globe esubscription went with it. The Globe used to be my T ride reading, and if something big was happening locally-- elections, Whitey, whatever-- I'd click through to all the Globe coverage, for days or weeks. But even in the paper-newspaper days, I never bought the Saturday paper and broke the Sunday paper habit long ago, when our recycling bin began to look like an arsonists fantasy. I only want the paper five days a week, and some days, I'll barely to make it past the headlines and top stories.

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