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Matt Gross resigns as editor of Boston.com

Well, that didn’t last long. Matt Gross, the new editor-in-chief of The Boston Globe’s free Boston.com site, has resigned, according to Garrett Quinn of MassLive. BostInno expands on it a bit. Here’s what I wrote when Gross was hire...

Pat Quinn’s Greatest Hit

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When he knocked Bobby Orr out cold during a 1969 playoff game, the truculent Leaf nearly incited a riot at Boston Garden. “By National Hockey League standards he is slow and a trifle awkward,” was the Globe and Mail’s assessment of rookie Maple Leafs defenceman Pat Quinn in December 1968. Show More Summary

Young Lawyers Seek to Shake Up Legal Profession With Mobile Apps

Boston Globe, Young Lawyers Seek to Shake Up Legal Profession With Mobile Apps: William Palin is a 32-year-old lawyer who passed the bar exam in 2013. But it didn’t take him long to wonder why, when the rest of the world is increasingly conducting business on cellphones and tablets, the...

Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox reportedly agree to 5-year, $90 million deal

Free agent shortstop Hanley Ramirez has a new home, close to finalizing a five-year, $90 million contract with the Red Sox, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Rosethal reported that Ramirez is headed...Show More Summary

Media Matters whacks Sununu over Keystone column

The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America has resurrected an old charge: that former Republican senator John Sununu Jr. is using his Boston Globe column to advance the interests of a lobbying firm he advises. In this case, writes Eric Hananoki, the Washington firm of Akin Gump, with which Sununu has a relationship, has received […]

How Did The Boston Globe Not Disclose This To Readers?

Boston Globe columnist John E. Sununu's latest piece urges approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and criticizes regulations against oil and gas companies. The Globe did not disclose that Sununu is an advisor for a Washington firm that lobbies for the pipeline's construction on behalf of its would-be builder. Sununu is a former Republican U.S. Show More Summary

The Boston Globe finally digs in to a big story

The Boston Globe has, at last, dug into the big business-of-healthcare story in its state. In an important article earlier this month, the paper did a fine job probing deeply into the deal between Partners HealthCare and Attorney General...Show More Summary

Function Over Fashion – Friday Distraction

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by Kronos, the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. The Boston Globe named Kronos number one on their annual Top Places to Work list. Congrats to them – very well deserved! Enjoy the post.) My new fascination is wearable technology (aka wearables). Show More Summary

LeGarrette Blount Return Adds Missing Depth to Patriots' Backfield

The New England Patriots are seemingly never done adding talented players to their roster. The latest addition—or re-addition—is running back LeGarrette Blount. Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reported on Thursday that the two sides agreed...Show More Summary

Coffee-Flavored Beer (and Beer-Flavored Coffee) Takes Off

A growing number of breweries are partnering with roasters to create new drinks. How to get buzzed, in both senses of the word? Coffee-flavored beer. According to a piece in the Boston Globe, "some of the hottest names among connoisseurs...Show More Summary

Heidi Klum Is Pure Beauty for Boston Common’s Holiday 2014 Cover

As the second-highest-paid supermodel on the globe, Heidi Klum has plenty of stories about the career path she’s taken. And in the Holiday 2014 issue of Boston Common, the “Project Runway” star admits she’s incapable of sitting still. Klum explains, “I’m always juggling a few things at a time. Show More Summary

Author: We Don't Vote for the Real Government

Jordan Michael Smith, Boston Globe: The people we elect aren't the ones calling the shots, says Tufts University's Michael Glennon. The voters who put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA's warrantless wiretapping...Show More Summary

He Pointed The Gun At The Girls, Which Amounted To A Threat

News from the great progressive Northeast, via The Boston Globe: MILFORD — On Friday, Milford fifth-grader Nickolas Taylor was in line for lunch, just a few hours from the weekend. But like most 10-year-old boys bursting with energy, he didn’t wait quietly. Instead, he played shoot-em-up by himself to pass the time, pointing his index […]

Massachusetts ‘pay-to-play’ probe steps up

The Boston Globe reports Massachusetts regulators have issued subpoenas — indicating the investigation into charges of “pay-to-play” that came to light last month is getting serious — to “breweries, beer distributors, and retailers for records to determine whether they are paying for, or demanding payments for, access to bar taps in pubs and restaurants and […]

David R. Godine profile

In the Boston Globe Mark Shanahan profiles David R. Godine (of the eponymous publishing house), in Beyond sales, Boston publisher's devotion speaks volumes. Godine now famously published (and kept in print) a couple of Patrick Modiano titles, even as for year they were... Show More Summary

Boston Globe beefs up its business coverage

The Boston Globe is adding a standalone eight-page Business section in December. “We’ve got everything but a new name, which is currently, to my chagrin, “Business,'” Globe editor Brian McGrory tells his staff. “Please offer better ideas.” He adds: “We’re aiming to make our business coverage a signature part of the Globe, both in print … Read More

Boston Globe to consider reader input before selling another takeover ad

The Boston Globe Thursday ran its first-ever full-page wraparound ad, a plug for the University of Massachusetts that eclipsed the entire front page. The paper will “gauge reader and advertiser reaction” before deciding whether to offer...Show More Summary

Pentagon is on Active Duty for Animals

The Department of Defense recently announced that it will halt the use of live animals in a variety of medical training programs, beginning January 1. As the Boston Globe reported yesterday, “The military has been instructed to instead...Show More Summary

Big moves as Globe prepares to expand its business section

Some big media moves were announced a little while ago as The Boston Globe plans to ramp up its business section next month. First the email sent to the staff by editor Brian McGrory and business editor Mark Pothier. Then a bit of analysis. Hey all, We’d like to fill you in on some terrific developments […]

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