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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 - 12/17/21 - 7:42 pm

Harvard Book Store owners Jeff Mayersohn and Linda Seamonson told customers today that Red Sox and Globe owner John Henry "will be making a series of investments" in the Harvard Square institution. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/21 - 9:49 am

Henry, whose Fenway Sports Group also owns the Liverpool Football Club, apologized to fans today for trying to create an American-style European soccer league, an idea instantly and universally spat on by everybody from fans to government officials across the continent: Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/18 - 11:38 am

Dan Kennedy reports.

By adamg - 1/16/16 - 9:40 am

The Globe itself gives us an anatomy of the home-delivery disaster, and reveals, for the first time, that John Henry visited one of those distribution centers:

"It's 6,400 papers," he said, grimly, to no one in particular.

Meanwhile, crickets quietly chirp at the timid tabloid, where the last story about the Globe, on Dec. 11, was about its move to a downtown office building.

By adamg - 1/6/16 - 8:34 pm

This evening, Emily Rooney at WGBH reported that John Henry and Globe CEO Mike Sheehan ignored warnings from their own circulation department that the new home-delivery system could fail.

Henry fired back tonight in a tweet:

WGBH now has added a fiction writer to its news lineup. Makes for great stories!

By adamg - 10/27/13 - 12:07 pm

John Henry explains (paid subscription required) why he bought the Globe, and it's basically what you'd expect the owner of a new paper to say about civic responsibility and stewardship, etc., etc. (with the possible exception that rather than inheriting vast amounts of money, he made it himself after coming of age as a McCarthy campaigner and civil-rights activist).

By adamg - 8/3/13 - 10:37 am

The Times reports it's selling the Globe (and the Worcester Telegram) to Sox owner John Henry for $70 million - $30 million less than Henry and partners recently agreed to pay Dustin Pedroia over eight years.

Actually, as Frank Caprio reminds us, Henry is paying less for the Globe than he agreed to pay for Carl Crawford.

By adamg - 11/7/11 - 12:01 pm

John Henry

Oh, those wacky, fun-loving Henrys, whose joie de vivre is just so darn infectious, City Hall can't help but give them great deals on city property! Wouldn't you?

By adamg - 10/14/11 - 10:53 pm

When you own the Red Sox and you hear a couple of guys on 98.5 badmouthing you while you're driving around, you detour to the station and unload (good thing he wasn't on the yacht).

Listen for yourself.

By adamg - 4/30/09 - 12:08 pm

Red Sox release statement. Tom Werner not interested, either, in case you were wondering.

By adamg - 4/28/09 - 7:52 pm

Reuters reports the deal could involve a swap: Henry buys the Times' ownership in the Sox and NESN and he takes the Globe off its hands.

By adamg - 12/19/08 - 11:36 am

SoxFan parses Henry's Teixeira comments from last night. Red reads between the lines:

So the Sox winkwink are apparently dropping out of the Mark Teixeira talks winkwink because the money is just getting too winkwinkwink ridiculous. ...

By Barbara Diamond - 3/7/08 - 10:43 am

American Scofflaw

So what is John Henry going to do with this one? Sweep it under the carpet, no doubt, with high powered lawyers and, especially, high powered PR firms. Why don't those idiots hawking Sux nation merchandise at South Station print up a shirt showcasing this dude with his boss? But, seriously, what happens when it happens again only this time it's Manny or Jason or Curt? Hmmmm?

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