Tag Archives: Boston Globe

Tales from the New York Times Subscription Desk

First in a possible series As the hardmoving staff recently noted, the Missus and I are decamping from our happy home of 28 years and trundling back to the lovely courtyard building whence we came. (Campaign Outsider Sidebar: Hey! America! … Continue reading

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New MBTA Operator Jumps the (Fast) Track

It’s been nothing like a smooth ride for Keolis Commuter Services, which has just replaced the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Co. as the operator of local public transit systems. First there was the factory-installed Boston race rumpus, in which local … Continue reading

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When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés . . .

. . . well, that’s just sad. The hardnoting staff has a habit of recording mangled phrases in the press, and here’s our latest batch. • From Boston Magazine last July, about the 2014 Massachusetts gubernatorial race: “[Martha Coakley’s] apparent reversal … Continue reading

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What Can Timothy Geithner Do for Brown?

Not much, to judge from the former Treasury secretary’s new book, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises. Via Politico’s Playbook: “Dealing with Congress, to put it mildly, did not feel like a careful, deliberative journey in search of the best public … Continue reading

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Tucson Magazine Publisher: We’re the Beck-and-Call Girl of Our Advertisers

The hardtracking staff realizes that times are hard for media outlets these days, but this seems a bit much. From the redoubtable Jim Romenesko: NEWSPAPER COMPANY: OUR CUSTOMER IS THE ADVERTISER, NOT THE READER Why Mark Evans refused to work … Continue reading

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‘I had not thought death had undone so many’ (R.I.P. David Burke)

(Tip o’ the pixel to T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland) Yesterday’s Boston Sunday Globe knee-buckling obituary pages:           So many undone by death. But this is the one that stood out to us:     David Burke was … Continue reading

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The Day Little Joe Cook Took Me to (Computer) School

Nice Steve Morse piece in yesterday’s Boston Globe about local blues fixture Little Joe Cook, who died last week at the age of 91. Little Joe Cook, at 91; his falsetto on ‘Peanuts’ a huge hit Standing just under 5-foot-4, … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to ‘The Captain Goes Down with the Ship’?

First there was Francesco Schettino, the idiot captain who literally showboated the Costa Concordia onto some rocks, then fell into a lifeboat before the ship sank. He was the Italian Captain Coward. Now comes the South Korean shipcarnation. From Friday’s Boston Globe … Continue reading

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NYT Also Excels at Boston Marathon Bombings Coverage

As you all undoubtedly know by now, the Boston Globe has won a well-deserved Pulitzer Prize for its Breaking News Reporting of last year’s Marathon bombings. Less noticed locally is the New York Times Feature Photography Pulitzer for Josh Haner’s “moving essay on … Continue reading

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Stop the Presses! Two People Actually Object to Stealth Marketing!

Two people other than the hardtracking staff, that is. As our kissin’ cousins at Two-Daily Town noted last week, Boston Red Sox huckster – sorry, slugger – David Ortiz used the President of the United States as a prop for … Continue reading

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