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Nearly 2 feet of snow in Boston but it’s not that city’s largest snowstorm

#blizzardof2015 dropped 23.3 inches of snow by 7 p.m. making it Boston's 6th biggest storm — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) January 28, 2015

Midgets Try To Bite Dr. Willie Soon’s Ankles

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach According to a biased article in the Boston Globe, a man named Kert Davies, the Executive Director of something called the “Climate Investigations Center” (CIC) has penned a scurrilous letter to the journal Science Bulletin, accusing Dr. Willie Soon of a conflict of interest. The article says he was accused because…

The story behind the Barry Crimmins documentary

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

Don Aucoin’s feature on the new Barry Crimmins documentary in today’s Boston Globe goes into harrowing detail about the sexual abuse Crimmins suffered at the hands of a babysitter and, years later, his battle with AOL, which he believed wasn’t doing enough to get child pornography off its site. What Aucoin does not mention is that Crimmins first told his […]

Patricia Smith’s tale of poetic redemption

The New York Times today has a fascinating story about how former Boston Globe columnist Patricia Smith has reinvented herself as an acclaimed poet. The end of Smith’s newspaper career was ugly, and reporter Rachel Swarns spares no details. But Smith was always a talented writer, and her tale of redemption is inspiring.

Deflategate: NFL Makes Patriots into Scapegoat for League Cheating

In Sunday’s Boston Globe paper, in his article about the New England Patriots and Deflategate, sportswriter Bob Ryan makes an eye-opening statement. The columnist argues, “The truth of the matter is that had the alleged 'cheating' team...Show More Summary

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Law School 2020: Rise of the “Cyborg” Law Professors Bloomberg, BigLaw Associate's Error Could Cost $1.5 Billion Boston Globe, Alan Dershowitz Gets Support of 36 Harvard Professors Bridget Crawford (Pace), Census of Law Professor Twitter Users Version 3.0 David Frakt, Some Thoughts on In-House Bar Prep...

NFL finally dealing with its Most Serious Problem

5 days agoNews : ComPost

The NFL has called this “very serious.” “The Patriots are guilty until proven innocent in the court of public opinion,” Christopher Gasper wrote at the Boston Globe. Piers Morgan said the Patriots should be kicked out of the Super Bowl for doing this. What’s this? Ball deflation. Obviously. The Boston Globe explains that NFL rules […]

City workers can’t criticize Olympics. Or maybe they can.

There’s much more to be learned about this, obviously, but right now it’s unclear whether Boston city employees can or can’t criticize the Olympics bid. Michael Levenson reports in The Boston Globe that Mayor Marty Walsh “signed a formal agreement with the United States Olympic Committee that bans city employees from criticizing Boston’s bid for […]

Russia, US End Nuclear Cooperation Program

Moscow has decided to end its nuclear cooperation program with the US, saying that it no longer needs assistance in safeguarding nuclear sites located in Russia, the Boston Globe reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the situation. The decision was […]

ASSIGNMENT DESK: Did Mayor Ed Lee Sign a “Joinder Undertaking Agreement” to Prevent SFGov Employees from Criticizing 2024 Olympics?

TweetThere’s a reason why I ask: Boston-city-employees-told-not-badmouth-olympics “If you’re a Boston city employee, there’s now an official decree: don’t badmouth the Olympics. Documents obtained by the Globe through a public records request to City Hall show Mayor Martin J. Show More Summary

Boston Surgeon in Hospital Shooting Dies

The Brigham and Women's Hospital cardiovascular surgeon shot twice yesterday by a lone gunman who police believe was upset by his mother's death has succumbed to his injuries, reports the Boston Globe. Dr. Michael Davidson died late yesterday, roughly 12 hours after police say 55-year-old Stephen Pasceri walked into the...

11 of 12 Patriots footballs were under-inflated, report says

Deflategate is real: NFL officials confirmed in a letter to the Boston Globe that some of the balls used in the AFC championship match between New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts did not meet specifications Citing its own sources, the ESPN said Tuesday that 11 out of 12 balls were found to be under-inflated by two pounds each. Show More Summary

Mitt Romney Interest In Presidency Race Surprises Some

Mitt Romney wants to be president. Therefore, Mitt Romney is going to run for president again in 2016. But this is not being met with enthusiastic support from Republicans leaders, The Boston Globe reports. Many who believed his claims...Show More Summary

The Magical World of Mitt Romney

On Wednesday, as Mitt Romney potentially prepared for another run at the Republican nomination for president, his aides were out roaming the nooks and crannies, trying to drum up support. And in an interview with the Boston Globe, one...Show More Summary

Internet rains vengeance on car dealership that pranked and humiliated pizza delivery driver

last weekNews : The Raw Story

After video of their prank on a pizza delivery driver went viral, employees of a Massachusetts used car dealership are getting hammered by critics online. According to the Boston Globe, the auto dealership employees placed a delivery order in which “(t)he total bill for the pizza and drinks...

EOF Podcast: Do the Colts have a chance against the Patriots?

On the latest Eye on Football Podcast, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe joins Will Brinson and Ryan Wilson to discuss the Colts-Patriots AFC Championship matchup.

Romney Adviser: ‘There Wouldn’t Be an ISIS at All’ If He Were President

last weekNews : Mediaite

Political advisors are tasked with helping promote and push the brands of the politicians they work for, but sometimes they can exaggerate a little. Case in point, a Mitt Romney adviser who told The Boston Globe that ISIS wouldn't exist today if Romney were president.

Boston Globe News Story: “Would Anyone Have Noticed If Bartender Had Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?”

An apparent news article at, the Web site of the Boston Globe, asked Would Anyone Have Noticed If Bartender Had Succeeded in Poisoning John Boehner?: The FBI says an Ohio bartender planned to kill House Speaker John Boehner last October by poisoning his drink at a country club. The question is: Would anyone have […]

UMass Amherst will source textbooks from Amazon

last weekTechnology : GigaOM

Starting next year, students at UMass Amherst will get their text books not from a campus bookstore but from The news was reported Tuesday in The Boston Globe.  Under a 5-year…

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