The Herald's bankruptcy filing reports that among the debts the paper owes is an estimated $600,000 to the Boston Globe for "trade services," i.e., the cost of printing the Herald on its Taunton printing presses.
Also facing a possible loss: The Herald's landlord at 70 Fargo St. near the South Boston convention center, out a possible $150,000 in rent.
According to Herald workers, though, one potential creditor was paid in full: Brown Rudnick, a downtown law firm publisher Pat Purcell hired, at a cost of several hundred thousand dollars, to advise him over the past couple of months on filing for bankruptcy - even as he was skipping out on more than $700,000 in payments to pension funds for Herald workers.
Purcell wants to sell the paper and its Web site to GateHouse Media, which doesn't want to take on the pensions.
Also possibly getting screwed: Herald freelance writers, who will now get to call themselves "unsecured creditors" in exchange for not getting paid for the past couple of months' worth of work.