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By adamg - 1/23/13 - 11:29 am

A couple of UHub correspondents who actually watch Channel 25 in the morning report Gene Lavanchy was chatting with one-time state Rep. Maryanne Lewis about John Kerry becoming secretary of state. The topic of whom Deval Patrick should name as interim senator came up. Lewis cracked something like "There's a lot of talk about him possibly appointing a woman... So I think Barney Frank is a likely candidate." And they both had a good chuckle.

By adamg - 11/19/12 - 6:35 pm

Not that we have any evidence he's thinking of it, but it's good to know one-time protege Pat Purcell would have options for his scrappy little tabloid under a proposal to allow cross ownership in the nation's 20 largest TV markets. You may recall how Uncle Rupe had to decide between Channel 25 and the Herald back in the days when he and Ted Kennedy didn't get along.

By JohnAKeith - 4/18/11 - 9:21 pm

Faster than Peter Rabbit escaped from Mr. McGregor's Garden, the news that a Seattle third-grade school teacher banned the use of the term "Easter Eggs" has taken the Internet by storm.

What purportedly happened was that a 16-year old girl who was volunteering at the school attempted to give a classroom full of kids candy hidden inside colored plastic eggs but their teacher stopped her, saying she'd have to check with the school's administration. Subsequently, the girl was told that she could distribute the eggs, but only if she called them "Spring Spheres". (The giving of candy to children was apparently okay, without challenge.)

This happened last week. Since then, everyone began searching, without luck, for proof it actually happened.

By adamg - 1/21/11 - 9:57 am

Realizing that bending down, picking up some snow and making a snowball is such a tired snowstorm cliche, a reporter at Channel 25 has found an improved way to alert us to the news that it's snowing. J-Mart tweets:

FOX25 has a new twist - reporter is bending down and brushing the new snow off to expose the old snow.

By adamg - 12/22/10 - 6:44 am

Bob Ward makes some valid points in his rant about how much better New York does Christmas than Boston these days: We get the second-string Rockettes now and have to drive to Avon to see the Enchanted Village.

But he just can't leave bad enough alone:

How did you let it all slip away? Is Christmas really that politically incorrect? Are people really offended by the idea of Christmas? I remind you, the song is called Joy to the World, not Joy to the Christian World.

By adamg - 7/29/10 - 10:19 am

With an online headline of "Puerto Rican Festival Turns Violent." Will Channel 25 apologize like the Herald did?

By adamg - 2/16/10 - 1:57 pm

You can only push the weatherpeople so far. Sure, they were apologizing last week, but enough's enough. When Mayor Menino complains TV meteorologists make big bucks for only being right "25% of the time," that's just going too far, at least for Channel 25 weatherman A.J. Burnett.

By adamg - 2/11/10 - 9:09 am

It was in the bag for Cindy Fitzgibbon at Channel 25 this morning.

Todd Gutner on Channel 4 apologizes, says he lost money, too (had to hire a babysitter so he could stay at work), David Robichaud praises him as brave.

By adamg - 1/26/10 - 6:04 pm

Not a clue what Channel 25 and Commonwealth Magazine will be saying about some city affordable housing program, but here's the BRA's retort. OK, looks like the BRA is responding to teaser tweets from a Channel 25 reporter questioning whether city workers get an unfair advantage in a housing lottery.

By adamg - 1/21/10 - 12:11 pm

Pizzeria Uno's Uno Chicago Bar and Grill that Used to Just Sell Pizza's bankruptcy filing shows the West Roxbury-based chain of not-pizza places owes WFXT $64,000 and Katsiroubas Bros. $54,000. The filing, in New York bankruptcy court, also shows the company owes NStar $112,000 and National Grid $95,000.

Although the Chapter 11 filing means the company remains open for business, it is closing outlets in some farflung locations such as Fairhaven and New Hampshire.

Uno's bankruptcy filing.

By adamg - 5/19/09 - 10:22 pm

Michael Page details how WBZ and WFXT will start sharing resources - like a helicopter and, eventually, videotaping of press conferences and the like. Page adds Channel 4 is hopeful other Boston stations will join the arrangement, which one supposes could eventually mean six reporters providing different narration for the same exact footage, at least until the news directors realize that's pretty wasteful and decide to fire everybody on staff except for one camera person and an intern. Or something.

By Ron Newman - 12/14/08 - 10:43 pm

Do you still have an old-fashioned analog TV that receives broadcasts from an antenna? If you want to watch Fox25 with that setup, you're out of luck. According to a LiveJournal correspondent:

By adamg - 12/1/08 - 12:52 pm

Kathleen Powers posts some notes on Belinda the Pile of Sawdust and Woodchips, but you need to read the last paragraph about a Channel 25 cameraman.

By adamg - 4/25/08 - 3:01 pm

It's one thing for a blogger to make a mistake (heck, I do it all the time). It's quite another for him to read a reply calling him out for that mistake, fix the mistake, then accuse the commenter of making things up. Then again, this is Butch Stearns on Fox25 we're talking about.

By Ron Newman - 4/12/08 - 8:59 pm

It's the top of the ninth, Red Sox-Yankees, Sox up 4-3, two outs, nobody on, Papelbon pitching, full count.

What does Fox25 do? They take the game off the air and put on a NASCAR race!

Screw you, Fox25.

By oddjob60 - 3/10/08 - 7:57 pm

Let me begin by saying that I fervently hope I am wrong in what I thought I heard on Fox 25 last night. But it was bantered about a few times, so I don't think I'm wrong.

During the pre-weather chit-chat, the meteorologist (I think it was Kevin Lemanowicz) opined that with the earlier shift to Daylight Saving Time, it would be interesting to watch what happens to all those weather records, since there's more sunlight, so it'll get warmer. I guess he forgot that DST only changes the time of sunrise and sunset-- it doesn't alter Earth's orbit around the Sun.

By adamg - 10/22/07 - 9:30 am

A whole lot, Dave Scott writes, in a round-up of local-TV coverage of last night's post-game fun:

Once again, amongst a sorry lot of local jock-sniffers and celebrators, it was FOX25's Butchy Stearns who cloaked himself in the most disgrace during a live shot with shortstop Julio Lugo between 12:45 and 1 a.m. Switching to Stearns at Fenway as Lugo let out a subtle puff of smoke from his stogie, Stearns instructed the player to, "Give me another puff on that baby. Show me."

By adamg - 10/9/07 - 8:06 pm

Boston TV News gets the scoop; to start Nov. 5.

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