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Boston City Hall: ‘A Building People Love to Hate But Shouldn’t’

The other day the hardworking staff stumbled upon this Architectural Digest post headlined “10 Buildings People Love to Hate but Shouldn’t: Reconsidering Brutalism, architecture’s most argued-over style.” Immediately we thought, Boston City Hall has got to be one of them. … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall Plaza Gets Some National Love

Much-maligned Boston City Hall Plaza has been getting some good press lately, especially in the Boston Globe, for efforts to spruce/lively it up. And now Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s relentless red-brick-revival is garnering national recognition, via the Wall Street Journal’s Jon Kamp. … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall Plaza Redesign, Part Umpteen (II)

We’ve gone over this before, yes? Regardless, here’s another proposal for transforming Boston’s City Hall Plaza, via Wednesday’s Boston Globe: The transformation of Boston’s City Hall Plaza is supposed to take shape before you even know it’s happening. Next year, … Continue reading

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Boston City Hall Plaza Redesign, Part Umpteen

From Wednesday’s Boston Globe: Designers hope to grow a greener City Hall Plaza Imagine a City Hall Plaza with lush green trees and ample shade, a place where downtown office workers could enjoy their lunches in the fresh air, where … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (V)

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. Part 2 (1988-1994) is here. Part 3 (1994-1998) is here. Part 4 (1998-2008) is here. Press release from WBUR on the Friday before Labor Day, 2008. “Beat the Press” panelist John Carroll will beat a familiar … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (IV)

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. Part 2 (1988-1994) is here. Part 3 (1994-1998) is here. I produced about 75 pieces in my first six months as a reporter for Greater Boston – that’s about 12 pieces a month, three pieces … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (II)

Part 1 (1975-1988) is here. In the fall of 1988 I parlayed my Adweek columns into an audition to be an on-air commentator at WBUR, the local NPR station that was well on its way to becoming a major player … Continue reading

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I Was Dr. Ads: My 45 Years in the Boston Media Trenches (I)

If I had grandchildren (which I do not), they would likely come to me in the next several years and ask, “What did you do in the Great Pandemic of 2020, Gramps?” And I would reply, “Not much, kiddos. Gram … Continue reading

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Hey, Marty Walsh: Hire THIS Guy to Fix City Hall Plaza

Since roughly 1969, one question has vexed every Boston mayor: What the hell to do with City Hall Plaza? And the answer that has routinely come back: Damned if we know. Regardless, the latest chapter of this ongoing saga is unfolding at … Continue reading

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Wait! A City Hall Plaza Redesign! (Exhibit Chumpteen)

From our Late to the Renovation Party desk Here we go again. In his State of the City address on Tuesday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh promised to “reimagine City Hall Plaza as the thriving, healthy, innovative space that it should … Continue reading

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