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By adamg - 4/8/20 - 8:37 pm

The Jewish Journal, which has covered the Jewish communities of greater Boston since 1977, is seeking $150,000 to make up money it expects to lose in coming weeks due to Covid-19-related issues - both the loss of advertising revenue and the need to cancel an annual spring fundraiser. Publisher and Editor Steven Rosenberg said he's managed to make $50,000 in cuts and is applying for emergency SBA loans, but that even with that, the bi-weekly newspaper is suddenly in dire straits.

By SMC - 4/8/20 - 4:19 pm

The Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) announced today a social media video contest for middle and high schoolers on how to stop the spread of COVID-19. This contest allows teens the opportunity to use their creativity and ingenuity while practicing social distancing and self-isolation by using apps like TikTok, Instagram and Youtube. MHC is offering a $500 prize to the winning individuals or teams.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 11:26 am

Local TV reporters have quickly adapted them for use in reporting, as Monica Madeja of NBC Boston shows us in an interview with City Councilor Ed Flynn: Read more.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 10:52 pm

Liam Martin reports that CBSN, the network's online service, is temporarily headquartered on Soldiers Field Road:

For those watching CBSN around the world: You're watching CBSN Boston because our NYC headquarters is closed after several employees tested positive for the coronavirus.

By adamg - 3/19/20 - 2:57 pm
Proposed new WBZ building on Soliders Field Road

Rendering by Gensler.

A Newton development company this week filed formal plans to replace WBZ-TV's current Soldiers Field studios and offices with a new building right next door - which would leave open a large piece of land for possible future development. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 7:01 pm
Just three reporters on screen at once at WCVB

Steph Liu snapped WCVB's "three-box" on the Tom Brady story this afternoon. Compare to the 16 reporters WCVB had on screen at the same time for a snow storm on Jan. 4, 2018: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 1:48 pm

DigBoston reported today it's not making much sense during a pandemic to print up papers to fill boxes in places where nobody's going anymore, so it's canceling its print run for the state of emergency. Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 10:44 am
WBZ shows how to make your own hand gel, WHDH says that's dangerous

The WTFDIC Hour noticed contrasting tweets from WBZ and WHDH on making your own alcohol-infused gel now that you can't buy the factory-made stuff at local stores any longer.

By adamg - 2/29/20 - 9:47 pm
Doctor not actually floating in front of the Custom House

So far, the answer is: Nothing at all. So it was odd to turn on ABC News tonight to see some doctor talking about COVID-19 while seeming to float in the air in front of the Custom House. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:57 pm
WAAF logo

Enercom has sold WAAF, the Worcester station that gave us Opie and Anthony (who got fired not for encouraging women to whip 'em out on Wednesdays but for announcing that Tom Menino was dead in a car crash), to a Christian broadcaster, Inside Radio reports.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 9:46 pm

The Globe today posted a fun profile of the South Street Diner. So it pains us a bit here at the nitpick desk to report that the second half of the headline, "I spent the night at South Street Diner, Boston’s only 24/7 sit-down spot," is wrong.

The City that Always Sleeps has two sit-down spots open 24/7 - the other being the IHOP on Soldiers Field Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 2:41 pm

WCVB's Cindy Fitzgibbon reports she's OK after tripping yesterday morning over something next to the green screen where the weather map goes. Also note how quickly a colleague stepped in to finish the report: Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 12:04 pm

The Daily Free Press introduces us to Danielle Johnson and her Spark-FM Online Radio, which she hopes to launch in April.

Although the station will focus on urban and Caribbean music, it will also feature talk shows on everything from Boston politics and music culture.

By adamg - 1/18/20 - 11:52 pm
Steve Cooper with snacks

WHDH's Steve Cooper always goes into snow battle prepared with snacks, but as Tim shows us tonight up in Andover, he seemed prepared for 2015-level snowfall: He pulled a sled loaded with Ding Dongs and Twinkies.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 9:11 am

WBZ Newsradio listeners are organizing to try to get AM news anchor Deb Lawler, overnight talk host Bradley Jay, sports reporter Tom Cuddy and political commentator Jon Keller back on the air, after the station's owner terminated them earlier this week as part of its national effort to shrink costs through large-scale layoffs. Read more.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 3:20 pm

We just got e-mail from the Boston Globe that they are raising our price for home delivery of the Sunday paper to $9.50 a week (although with that, we do get access to the online version). What are other Globe subscribers seeing? Put that way because last time the Globe announced print increases, they seemed to have different rates for different people.

By adamg - 1/15/20 - 2:25 pm

Deb Lawler celebrates 35 years on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

News is breaking that WBZ Newsradio's owner, IHeartMedia, has let a number of long-time on-air employees go. Read more.

By adamg - 1/14/20 - 2:36 pm

WBZ compiles evidence that "Tom Brady has begun the process of detaching himself from various New England-based ties," starting with the fact that he and his family have moved from Brookline to Greenwich, CT.

By adamg - 1/13/20 - 2:20 pm

Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law School professor and Brookline resident, charges the New York Times committed "clickbait defamation" in a headline and lead paragraph that made it sound he was condoning MIT professors and administrators taking money from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein when, he says, he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/20 - 4:15 pm
Boston Metro announces its immediate shutdown

A Boston Metro reader forwarded this note he got today: After 19 years, the paper for subway riders is no more. Read more.

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