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By adamg - 11/3/23 - 9:58 am
WBZ studio building on Soldiers Field Road covered in red paint

Overnight, somebody covered the WBZ offices at 1170 Soldiers Field Rd. in Allston with blood-red paint and took the time to scrawl "Free Palestine" at one end. Monica captured the scene. Read more.

By adamg - 11/1/23 - 12:53 pm

CommonWealth is now CommonWealth Beacon:

We are adding staff reporters, hiring people for the first time who can hopefully help us grow our readership and our revenues, and raising our sights. As nonprofit local news sites pop up across the state, we want to get in on the action at the state level.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 10:30 pm

Josh Brogadir at WCVB said tonight the station learned a couple weeks ago about Tim Wakefield's battle with cancer but decided not to report it until Wakefield was ready to go public, out of common human decency. Curt Schilling, he continued, has no such decency.

This just adds to the list of despicable acts since he finished playing baseball.

By adamg - 9/6/23 - 2:28 pm

Dan Kennedy gets the scoop: The Globe is planning to bolster its coverage of Boston suburbs in general, with two editors and four reporters - and with one of those editors and reporters assigned specifically to what the honchos call "Cambridge and Somerville - Camberville if you will." Or Cambridge Day turf.

By adamg - 8/30/23 - 10:42 am

The Globe yesterday ran this headline: Self-driving cars are booming in San Francisco. Is it really a loss for Boston?

Betteridge's Law holds: "Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word No." Read more.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 9:30 am

A Middlesex Superior Court judge has ruled that Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria has such a strong likelihood of winning a libel suit against a local newspaper that he is freezing property belonging to one of the paper's owners and its editor in anticipation of as much of $850,000 in damages. Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/23 - 9:21 pm
Photo in the Globe of a training fire-department diver blending with a photo of a man skipping rope

Gary C. reports he was reading the paper version of the Globe today with some bright light in the background - making a photo on one page of a fire-department diver training in a Stoneham pond merge serendipitously with a photo on the page he was looking at of a man skipping rope in Boston.

By adamg - 8/17/23 - 5:15 pm

Jason Pranas, who watched the pandemic take down the Weekly Dig, today announced the start of a new, and non-profit statewide news site: HorizonMass: "A new general interest, statewide, digital news publication with the tagline 'independent student-driven reporting in the public interest.' "

Besides its Dig roots, the site also has its origins in the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism, which Pranas and Chris Faraone founded.

By adamg - 6/30/23 - 11:02 am

Vinay Mehra, who left as president of Boston Globe Media Partners in 2020 after just three years in the job, yesterday sued the company over the more than $12 million in lost wages, commissions and severance he claims he is owed under a contract he charges John and Linda Henry's company decided not to honor - times three, under the state wage act. Read more.

By adamg - 6/2/23 - 9:41 pm

WBUR is announcing what it calls "a fresh weekend programming lineup" that includes ditching a local religious service that its broadcast live for seven decades for some talkish non-religious thing out of New York City. Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/23 - 11:24 am

The Globe is betting it has a better case than the company it had a deal with to turn part of boston.com into a sports-betting hub - and has responded to the company's suit over the hub's collapse with a counter-suit of its own. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/23 - 6:29 pm

The Boston Globe and a California man who says he was very put out by the "tracking pixel" that allegedly funneled his Globe video viewing habits to Facebook today filed a proposed settlement in which the Globe will create a fund to pay past visitors to bostonglobe.com and set aside $1 million to extend the subscriptions of digital subscribers for a week in recompense. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/23 - 10:04 am

Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern, lists several reasons: Off-the-record conversations can be a key to significant journalism (think Deep Throat) and Woodstein, the Globe and Herald reporters probably didn't realize the depths to which Rollins was sinking and there's actually a case involving a politician who was publicly turned out after leaking, sued, and won.

By adamg - 5/17/23 - 12:35 pm

An investigation into the soon-to-be-former US Attorney for Massachusetts grew from a look at her possibly inappropriate attendance at a Democratic fundraiser to include allegations she tried to influence the election of her successor as Suffolk DA in part by planting stories that the acting DA was under federal investigation, even though he wasn't. Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/23 - 10:11 am

Dan Kennedy reports the death of James Shearer, whose Spare Change News reported on the homeless in Boston - and gave them a way to earn some money by hawking the paper.

By adamg - 5/4/23 - 10:38 am

Dan Kennedy reports that Andrea Estes now has "former reporter" on her Globe bio page and that Globe Editor Nancy Barnes has told the newsroom that she is looking at what went wrong with Estes's story about nine T managers working from hundreds of miles away when three of them were actually in Boston the whole time.

By adamg - 5/1/23 - 11:03 am

A Danish company that operates Web sites for sports betters is suing the Boston Globe's parent company, charging the two were all set to build a sports-betting hub on boston.com until the Globe decided to ditch it at the last minute for a deal with the locally headquartered DraftKings. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/23 - 4:56 pm

Dan Kennedy reports on a correction the Globe ran today because it turns out three of the MBTA managers it said lived hundreds of miles from here all actually live in Boston - two of them so close to T headquarters in Park Square that they normally walk to work.

By adamg - 4/26/23 - 10:22 pm

Yawu Miller reflects on his career at the Banner as a way of telling us he won't be sticking around under new management. But he says he'll remain in journalism and promises "I’ll soon announce my next assignment."

By adamg - 4/20/23 - 1:35 pm

A couple days ago, longtime Cambridge Day publisher, editor and reporter Marc Levy announced he had joined up with the Cambridge Local News Matters Advisory Board on a $75,000 crowdsourcing effort to ensure the site not only stays up but expands - by hiring writers, editors and a publisher. Read more.

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