Tag Archives: Marty Walsh

When a Nation Forgets Its Own Clichés (‘Tamper Down’ Edition)

From our That’s Just Sad desk Every now and again the hardclipping staff chronicles the mangled phrases uttered by the differently clichéd among us and, man, they are legion. Here’s our latest batch, in reverse chronological order. • The other … 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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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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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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Headscratching Stats o’ the Weekend

The hardditzing staff (mistakenly) thought Labor Day Weekend meant you should work all three days, so here are some of the startling statistics we came across. • From the New Republic’s 9/15 edition (sorry, no link: #TNRblows): Most Americans can name … Continue reading

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Our ‘Beat the Press Party’ Bakeoff (Thursday’s Curse Edition)

From our Another Day, Another Dolor desk Once again the Great Boston MediaWatch Dogfight is a total mismatch because the Boston Herald’s Press Party just can’t wait until Friday to deliver its weekly insights. Last month the Wayne’s World webcast … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Town Daily (NY/Boston Outgoing Mayor Edition)

A tale of two cities with longtime mayors on the exit ramp. Thursday’s Boston Herald Page One:     The inside story on 20-year mayor Tom Menino heading for the door.     Down the road in the Big Town, … Continue reading

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Correction o’ the Day (Boston Mayoral Edition)

From Thursday’s Boston Globe: Candidates address minority officers at forum John R. Connolly and Martin J. Walsh, the two finalists in Boston’s mayoral race, took turns Wednesday evening being grilled by members of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘The Menino Legacy’ At Ford Hall Forum

From our Late to the Party desk: This was actually written three days ago, but we misplaced it. Well the hardworking staff trundled down to the Ford Hall Forum last [Thursday] for The Menino Legacy: Down to the Wire and, … Continue reading

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