In a rather...zesty email to my former Phoenix colleague Dan Kennedy, Globe reporter Brian Mooney--who's been urging his fellow Boston Newspaper Guild members to vote no this Monday--voices confidence that the Times Co. won't follow through on its threat to close the paper:
During the course of negotiations, the company has repeatedly engaged
in punitive, bad-faith bargaining and basically committed an act of
corporate terrorism with its threat to close the paper.
In this week's paper, I profile new Episcopal Divinity School dean Katherine Ragsdale--an ordained priest, out lesbian, and exceedingly aggressive proponent of abortion rights. Please, take a look.
When the Herald first reported that state rep Gloria Fox had spirited a prisoner's girlfriend into Old Colony Correctional Center to see her man, the juiciest, most tabloid-y detail was the revelation that said girlfriend--Joanna Marinova--had formerly been busted for engaging in "sexual acts" with said prisoner, Darrell Jones.
I'd originally titled this post "Menino: No debate after preliminary?" But two things prompted me to change that. First, I hear from a Menino-related source that the mayor still plans to conduct three debates in toto, two before September's preliminary election and one after (assuming he makes it to the final, which I think we can).
Unlike the estimable Adam Gaffin, I don't think the Boston media are paying excessive attention to the trial of Christian Gerhartsreiter.* No one's "flooding the zone" here; it'd be strange not to follow a story that got this much attention at the outset to its fruition; and even though many of the details emerging in court aren't new, they're so surreal that they're worth rehashing.
Like you, I'm eager to see how Jay Severin
handles himself when he returns to the WTKK-FM airwaves tomorrow. He's
got a tricky task ahead of him, that's for sure. On the one hand,
Severin needs to show his bosses that he can, in fact, be "civil and respectful," or at least come reasonably close. But Severin
also has to convince his loyal listenership that--his recent suspension notwithstanding--he's
still the same edgy, erudite, Asian-women-lovin' conservative they've
come to esteem.