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Ex-Patriots LB Brandon Spikes pleads guilty to leaving scene of accident

Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes will avoid jail time after pleading guilty to his role in a June hit-and-run crash. According to the Boston Globe, Spikes entered his guilty plea on Wednesday in Wrentham (Mass.)Show More Summary

Tom Brady, wife Gisele might be too famous for Boston-area country club

10 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The Boston Globe reports that Tom Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen would like to join The Country Club, a very exclusive, creatively named country club near their mansion in Brookline, Mass. Yet despite of — or, probably, because of — the duo’s extraordinary fame, the club apparently is having second thoughts about their membership. “I […]

Still more on The Berkshire Eagle and the racist column

11 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

The fallout from The Berkshire Eagle’s decision to publish a racist column by “conservative activist” Steven Nikitas continues. Today The Boston Globe weighs in with a story that is currently ranked second among the paper’s top trending articles. (My earlier posts, with links to Nikitas’ column and editor Kevin Moran’s response, are here and here.) The […]

Uncertainty exists about Tom Brady’s Country Club application

As a four-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady’s a member of a pretty exclusive club. But he may have run into a hearing at which turning over his cell phone might not help. According to Mark Shanahan of the Boston Globe, Brady and wife Gisele Bundchen have applied for membership at The Country Club in…

Whitey Bulger Tells Teenagers They Should Probably Do a Class Project on Someone Nicer

The Boston Globe had a story this weekend on three high schoolers who were building a website about former fugitive Whitey Bulger for a National History Day competition on leadership. They wrote a letter to the 85-year-old — who is currently serving two life sentences for murder conspiracy and racketeering in... More »

Open Thread: American Traditionalists

Some people still remember to honor the old ways, as reported by the Boston Globe: James “Whitey” Bulger showed no mercy to the people he tortured and killed. He refused to get on his knees when captured after more than a decade on the run because he didn’t want to get his pants dirty. And [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

Boston Red Sox News: Clay Buchholz On Several Teams Radar?

Longtime Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz is reportedly drawing heavy interest from various teams around baseball, according to Nick Cafardo of theBoston Globe. Buchholz, 30, is in the midst of a rebound season after several injury plagued and overall disappointing campaigns lowered his value. Show More Summary

Late Night Open Thread — “Massachusetts to America: You’re welcome”

Dante Ramos, a Boston Globe columnist: Massachusetts has a message for the rest of America: We gave you universal health care and marriage equality. You’re welcome… Massachusetts is the cradle of American independence; before the Civil War it was a hotbed of abolitionism. But it’s also the state that brought you witch trials and “banned [Read more...]

U.S. Must Take the Lead on Pope Francis' Call on Climate Change

This op-ed was previously published in the Boston Globe on June 16, 2015. When Pope Francis releases his historic environmental encyclical this week, he will be preaching to the world, but the world will be looking to the United States to lead. Show More Summary

The Post and Courier will continue the newsroom pizza chain, but it’s not really about the pizza

Photo by Mitch Pugh, via Twitter The Post and Courier newsroom was treated to a pizza lunch from The Baltimore Sun on Wednesday. The Sun previously got pizzas from The Boston Globe, which previously got pizzas from the Chicago Tribune. Show More Summary

Bob Ryan to receive the Red Smith Award

Former Boston Globe sportswriter Bob Ryan in this 2012 photo. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Bob Ryan only met Red Smith once. As a young Boston Globe sportswriter, he found himself at a lunch table with Smith prior to a game at Yankee Stadium during the 70s. “Sure, it was a huge moment for me,” Ryan said. Show More Summary

10 Tough Things the Victims Said to Tsarnaev

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due to be sentenced to death today, but survivors and victims' relatives were given a chance to address the court beforehand. Some examples, from the AP, WBUR, and the Boston Globe : Bill Richard: “He chose to do nothing to prevent all of this from happening," said the...

Pro-life blog buzz 6-23-15

by Kelli Abstinence Clearinghouse points out how the Boston Globe surprisingly admits that part of the nation’s abortion decline is likely due to “an ‘empathy-driven reaction’ for all of the Americans that grew up in a world of vivid...Show More Summary

The Transparency of a "Incog-Negro"

In trying to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the self-identified "black" woman of two white parents, and the thought-provoking queries now raised about transracialsim and transethnicity Boston Globe cartoonist Dan Wasserman provided me...Show More Summary

Mo Willems on Writing for Children and Other Unembarrassed People

Mo Willems ("Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus") expressed a few thoughts about his writing process to the Boston Globe Magazine recently: "I’m just writing about emotions. I like to say: 'Love, jealousy, hatred, wanting to drive a bus...

Catholic Reporter Discovers That Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett Aren’t As Awful As She Expected

Margery Eagan recently covered an event featuring Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett for Crux (a Catholic publication affiliated with the Boston Globe).She was hoping they'd conform to the nasty stereotypes she had of atheists... but that wasn't the case at all:

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Friend Sentenced to 30 Months in Jail

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A friend of a Boston Marathon bomber on Thursday was sentenced to 30 months in prison for obstructing the investigation into the 2013 attack, according to the Boston Globe. Khairullozhon Matanov was a friend of the late Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who died days after the bombing in a manhunt. Show More Summary

Iowa and New Hampshire Fret About Power Loss

“For nearly a half century, Iowa and New Hampshire have played a pivotal role in American electoral politics. But their top place on the nominating calendar is under threat like never before,” the Boston Globe reports. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) [...]

Boston Globe editor gives staffers ‘a very strong dose of guidance’ about story lengths

A Romenesko reader tells me that Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory informed his editors earlier today that “special dispensation” is needed for stories over 1,000 words. I asked McGrory about this and he said that “it’s not an outright ban [on long stories], but a very strong dose of guidance.” Any memo to share? “No … Read More

Bonus Quote of the Day

“We tried tall, good looking, smart, nice, great family man. Vote for me, we’re not going down that path again.” — Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by the Boston Globe, speaking at Mitt Romney’s summit over the weekend.

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