The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today a worker at UMass Boston can proceed with a libel suit against the news editor at the campus newspaper, which published a photo of him in 2013 provided by campus police - who wanted to ask him whether he was photographing women on a shuttle bus from the JFK/UMass T stop to the school. Read more.
TVNewser reports that Frank Holland becomes a general assignment reporter at CNBC on Sept. 24.
Holland had worked as an anchorman and reporter at NBC Boston since August, 2016. Before that, he'd worked at Channel 5, which hired him from a station in Chicago.
An Encino, CA man was arrested today on charges he called the Boston Globe more than a dozen times threatening to kill its workers - including one call in which he allegedly threatened to shoot employees in the head at 4 p.m. on the day it published a pro-newspaper editorial. Read more.
Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Boston Herald is moving its offices to Braintree - where the big win for the dwindling staff is the free parking (plus ready access to a Panera, a Dunkin' Donuts and, for the executives, a Legal Seafood).
Companies with offices at 53 State St., where the Globe is now headquartered, got a memo from building management today about unspecified threats called into the Globe: Read more.
‘This is my neighborhood!’ White man melts down after seeing a black woman park her motorcycle on his street [near the intersection of Adams Street and Chelmsford in Dorchester]
Boston woman says she found herself being accosted by an angry white man simply because she parked her motorcycle on the street where he lived.
All Access reports that Cox, which bought Channel 25 from Fox, is looking to sell the Dedham-based station - along with the 13 other TV stations it owns. If there's any justice in the world, somebody will form a company called Lox and buy it.
H/t Dan Seitz.
Hilarity ensued this morning when Fox & Friends thought they'd booked a pro-ICE Democratic candidate for Congress in Arizona, only they got Barbara L'Italien, a Democratic candidate in our 3rd district who opposes putting children in cages and ripping toddlers from their parents.
The current print issue of CommonWealth will be its last, editor Bruce Mohl writes:
The decision wasn’t easy. MassINC has been publishing the magazine for more than 20 years, but the growing success of our 9-year-old website and its various digital products has forced a re-evaluation of our priorities. The website has become our prime vehicle for reaching readers and an important part of the way public policy is explored in Massachusetts.
Since 2015, Widett Circle fans who use one of the upper-busway routes at Forest Hills have been able to enjoy the permanent display of a banner headline about the industrial area on the last Boston Globe ever delivered to the honor box there. Read more.
WBUR says it's chosen McSweeney's to create a pilot show that could replace the Car Talk reruns the station now airs.
The show would be hosted by Chris Monk of Arlington, who now runs McSweeney's Internet Tendency and who obviously has the Massachusetts roots to replace a show famous for its Boston accent. Who else but a Bay Stater could have come up with this list?
CommonWealth surveys the latest damage to the once feisty tabloid.
Will Shirley Leung ever get over the loss of the Olympics? No, of course not:
I can’t help but get wistful when I hear Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti gush about hosting the 2028 Summer Olympics.
Those were the Games that could have been Boston’s had we not self destructed, paving the way for LA to win the bid.
Thank goodness we have Dan Kennedy to keep us updated with what now seem to be twice-daily dispatches from the front lines of our paper of record. In addition to the latest #metoo case, he reports the Globe is planning on some downsizing, at first through buyouts, but eventually with layoffs if needed.
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