Tag Archives: Boston

Quote o’ the Day (Jimmy Tingle Edition)

The hardworking staff yields to no man in our admiration for local comedian Jimmy Tingle, but we really must take issue with his statement in yesterday’s Boston Globe piece by Eric Moskowitz about whether the Hub of the Universe has an … Continue reading

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Why Boston Would Be Screwed by the 2024 Olympics

TO: No Boston Olympics FROM: The hardworking staff RE: Ammunition You guys, Good work so far on the Cassandra front regarding the Greek tragedy that the 2024 Olympics would visit upon the local environs. Here’s one more warning you might … Continue reading

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NYT: Bostonians Don’t Care How They Look

From our Late to the Spending Party desk The hardworking staff has been occupied with one thing and another lately, so we missed this piece in the New York Times Sunday Review section. What People Buy Where CONSPICUOUS consumption is everywhere, … Continue reading

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Bikers Beware! Brookline Cops Busting Sidewalk Cyclers!

As we made our merry way to school the past two mornings, the hardwalking staff has observed bike riders being nabbed by Brookline police right at the Brookline/Boston line and issued . . . something – maybe a ticket, maybe … Continue reading

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NYT Targets Boston Shootings Rise

Saturday’s New York Times took a big swing at the rise in Boston gun violence since the April Marathon bombings. Violence Rises in Boston Off the National Stage BOSTON — The Boston Marathon bombings produced an outpouring of attention to … Continue reading

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Suffolk Downs Casino: Dailies Play The Numbers Game

The Boston Herald and the Boston Globe do casino-half-full/casino-half-empty in today’s editions. The Globe: The story itself gives a more detailed set of numbers . . . Read the rest at It’s Good to Live in a Two-Daily Town.

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Walmart Gets Into Boston! (Globe)

The hardshopping staff knows one job Boston Mayor Tom Menino won’t be considering when he leaves office next year: Walmart greeter. Hizzoner has been Lord Waldemort, blocking Walmart’s entry into Boston at every turn. So Walmart has apparently decided to … Continue reading

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Aereo Dynamics Coming To Boston

Aereo, the ant(enna) farm that lets viewers access broadcast networks on the Internet for a monthly fee, is expanding into Boston, but not without opposition. Via The Verge (tip o’ the pixel to Poynter): Aereo files suit against CBS to head … Continue reading

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Why New York Is The Big Town

Ten years ago New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg snuffed out cigarette smoking in the city’s restaurants, bars, and workplaces, an achievement his NYC Coalition for a Smoke-Free City celebrated in this full-page New York Times ad yesterday: Ten years? Feh. … Continue reading

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New Boston Religious Sect: Get Your Tail In Church This Easter

From our Traffic Jam desk Heading out Route 9 this week, the hardlydriving staff had plenty of time to observe the series of signs planted on the median. They all featured this image: The sponsor: StoryHeights Church, which describes itself … Continue reading

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