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By adamg - 4/19/22 - 4:01 pm

Carly Carioli made that observation today on learning that Joseph F. Kahn had been anointed as the next editor of the New York Times. Kahn grew up in eastern Massachusetts, son of Leo Kahn, who co-founded Staples (based in Framingham) and Purity Supreme (he co-founded Staples with former rival Thomas Stemberg of Finast). Kahn's parents gave their son the middle initial of F, which doesn't stand for anything, but which meant his initials would be the same as JFK's.

By adamg - 10/9/21 - 12:01 pm

Teacher, Mom, Mayor

The New York Times has a long piece today about the way Annissa Essaibi George has ramped up her Boston accent, in her uniquely Anissa Essaibi George way (in which she admits to doing so then says it doesn't matter). The story quotes her, a HiPahk supporter of Michelle Wu, an accent coach and some guy who says he only started dropping his Rs harder when his mother told him to pronounce them if he wanted to get ahead in life. Read more.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 12:06 pm

Dan Kennedy reports that Nestor Ramos, who just recently got on the Globe masthead, when he was named senior assistant managing editor for local news, is leaving to become an assistant editor at the Times metro desk. Kennedy quotes a memo from Globe Editor Brian McGrory, who says the Times grabbing Globies is "getting old," here we thought the Globe was the Washington Post farm team.

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 - 11/5/18 - 9:48 am

Alex Kingsbury, formerly deputy Ideas editor at the Globe, is joining the New York Times as a senior staff editor for the editorial board, where he will write editorials, work on efforts similar to the Globe's national "the press is not the enemy effort" and will also help with the Times's technology coverage.

By adamg - 4/18/17 - 5:36 pm

The Times Food Section reports it's heard South Boston residents loud and clear and has updated the online version of its profile of Barbara Lynch to say she is "a fierce daughter of Southie" rather than "a fierce Southie." Read more.

By adamg - 4/17/17 - 5:24 pm

The Gray Lady begins a profile of our Barbara Lynch:

BOSTON - Barbara Lynch never thought she would end up in South Boston.

The chef is a fierce Southie, a local term for this neighborhood and the people who built it.

As Luke O'Neil, who spotted the passage, notes:

That's... not a thing.

By adamg - 2/4/17 - 11:18 am

They've posted a poll asking us what's the New Englandiest thing ever.

By adamg - 7/7/15 - 7:24 pm

The other day, the New York Times wrote about the South Boston snow pile that will not die. The Washington Post today follows up with a report on how Bostonians apparently think that's funny. Here's hoping somebody at the Chicago Tribune (hint, hint) follows up with a report on what we think about the WashPo coverage of the Times coverage.

The snow pile through the ages.

By adamg - 12/19/13 - 11:51 am

Mike the Mad Biologist notes a Times editorial that purports to answer the question Why students do better overseas, with special attention to the miracle that is Finland, where children start life in cardboard boxes and all that. All well and good, Mike says, except Massachusetts does better than Finland on standardized tests:

By adamg - 11/9/13 - 8:00 pm

Katherine Seelye, the New York Times correspondent who has better places to be than Boston, but for some reason remains stuck here, opens a report on the Walsh transition today by mentioning that Tom Menino "is widely credited with transforming Boston from something of a backwater into a world-class city with a gleaming new seaport and innovation district."

By adamg - 10/5/12 - 12:42 pm

The Gray Lady reports on the current school-zone issue as if it's all still about racial desegregation in a system that's now 87% minority instead of the fact that it's really in reaction to the fact that too many of our schools still aren't anywhere near as good as they should be, at least not until down near the end of the story.

By adamg - 2/10/12 - 6:45 am

Oops, they did it again. The New York Times, which hates when people post copies of its work, posted a copy of a Boston Review article without permission. The Phoenix's Carly Carioli, who called out the Gray Lady for posting a story now owned by the Phoenix just the other day, does the honors again:

By Cynic - 9/11/10 - 9:37 pm

The Grey Lady takes note of the giant hole at One Franklin Street. But it would be nice if at some point in her three years as the Boston Bureau Chief, the Times' Abby Goodnough had figured out that the shorthand for Filene's Basement is The Basement. Instead, the Times promises its readers that soon we will have "a new Filene’s for the bargain hungry." That would be something.

But that pales in comparison to this memorable passage:

By adamg - 8/6/10 - 11:39 am

All the news that's fit to print about Boston: Now that the Big Dig is done, Paul Revere wouldn't recognize the place. You can get some great Italian food in Little Italy - which is also the place to rub shoulders with "Sam Adams-swilling frat boys." Boston hipsters drink 'Gansetts instead of PBR. Boston still sucks when compared to New York, but we have some cute little restaurants, some with music (and remember: "you can't visit Boston, smell a salt breeze and not want to eat seafood").

By david_yamada - 1/30/10 - 9:02 am

This morning's boston.com ran this headline and subhead describing yesterday's Presidential appearance at the Republican Congressional retreat in Baltimore:

Obama, GOP exchange scoldings in rare debate
President Obama denied he was a Bolshevik, Republicans denied they were obstructionists, and both sides denied they were to blame for toxic politics. (New York Times)

Here's the headline and subhead on nytimes.com describing the same event:

Off Script, Obama and the G.O.P. Vent Politely
President Obama attended a House Republican retreat for a robust debate on policies and politics with the opposition, a rarity in the scripted world of American politics.

By adamg - 12/28/09 - 9:14 am

Seems Mary Tripsas, a Harvard Business School professor, accepted a free flight to 3M's headquarters, then wrote about how wonderful its "innovation" center in her New York Times column. Only problem, as NYTpicker points out, The Times says freelancers aren't supposed to accept free trips from companies they write about. Prof says she was invited because she teaches at Harvard, not because she writes for the Times, so everything's cool.

By adamg - 12/16/09 - 11:54 pm

Sara Rimer, who chronicled Boston's monied class and intelligentsia for the Times, was laid off today, along with a couple dozen other Times writers.

By adamg - 11/28/09 - 11:35 am

The Times published a nice obituary for Brother Blue the other day - three weeks after his death. And, of course, this being the Times, they couldn't rely on other media accounts of his death: "The death was confirmed by his wife, Ruth."

Via eagle-eyed John Carroll.

By adamg - 11/19/09 - 1:33 pm

It's true! Look at this headline from today's Times: New York Burger Stand on Boston's Seafood Turf?

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