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  • January 11, 2010
    By Adam Reilly

    Back in December, I wrote that former Boston Newspaper Guild head Dan Totten's quest to get his job back could be undercut by a Department of Labor audit--which found that multiple violations of the federal Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act had occurred on Totten's watch. But I wasn't able to obtain the audit itself.

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  • January 05, 2010
    By Adam Reilly

    About that ominous meeting at Morrissey Boulevard I mentioned earlier today? Turns out that, as a commenter suggested, it wasn't that ominous after all.

    Before posting earlier today, I'd tried and failed to get comment from a Globe spokesman--but I hadn't contacted Globe editor Marty Baron. Fortunately, Baron weighed in with the following update/correction:

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  • January 05, 2010
    By Adam Reilly

    I'm told that the Boston Globe's Morrissey Boulevard headquarters is currently adorned with signs calling all employees to a 10:30 AM meeting in the William O. Taylor room. It's not clear right now what the purpose of the meeting is--but given the state of the newspaper industry and the New York Times Co.'s push last year to eliminate lifetime-job guarantees at the Globe, one has to wonder if a program of buyouts and/or layoffs is about to be announced.

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  • January 04, 2010
    By Adam Reilly

    As a fan of good religion-focused journalism, I'm deeply dismayed that the Globe's Michael Paulson is leaving his post as that paper's religion writer. Paulson was living proof that religion doesn't need to be a boring beat; instead, if approached with imagination and style, it can yield no end of great stories. (Take a look at Paulson's blog, Articles of Faith, and you'll get a sense of the richness and variety of his approach.

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  • January 04, 2010
    By Adam Reilly

    When the Globe profiled would-be US Senator Scott Brown last month, I asked whether the attendant description of Brown as "basically in favor" of abortion rights was correct. I also made multiple attempts to get an answer from the Brown campain, to no avail.

    Now the Globe has followed up with a story that explores the abortion positions of Brown and his Democratic rival, Martha Coakley.

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  • December 21, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    ...Is for Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald to read the fascinating history of Christmas in Boston that appeared in the Globe's "Ideas" section yesterday--and to it in mind the next time he trots out Irinia Koltoniuc for his standard-issue "Christmas is doomed" column.

  • December 18, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Earlier this year, Globe senior VP for employee relations and operations Greg Thornton and Boston Newspaper Guild head Dan Totten squared off in contentious contract negotiations. (Here they are doing just that.) The next time Globe management and Globe labor do battle, though, neither man will be in the mix. Totten was recently expelled from his own union after a trial found him guilty of assorted financial violations--and yesterday, Thornton announced his retirement after 22 years at the paper.

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  • December 15, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Hey, did you hear the one about the Taunton special-needs student who was sent home and sent to a shrink after drawing a picture of Christ on the cross? Verily, the war on Christianity proceeds apace!

    Unless it doesn't. Because the Globe's account--titled "Taunton schools rebut report on child's Jesus drawing"--is quite different from the aforementioned Herald story:

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  • December 14, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    This was news to me, I confess, but apparently Brian McGrory set a time limit when he signed on as the Globe's metro editor in May 2007. He wanted to be able to return to full-time columnist duty after two years. And as of January, he'll be doing exactly that.

    That's unfortunate for Globe readers. Throughout McGrory's editing tenure, but especially in the last year or so, I've been struck at the Globe's knack for ferreting out idiosyncratic local stories that read well whether you're a recent transplant to Boston or someone who's lived here for decades, and that provide a sense of how greater Boston feels at this particular moment in time.

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  • December 09, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    At the end of his latest dispatch from the political trail--which includes a surprisingly sensitive exchange with troubled state senator Anthony Galluccio--Globe columnist Alex Beam reveals that he'll be back in "g" as of next week.

    Readers of this blog will know that I had harsh words for Beam's recent column on Martha Coakley's, um, hotness

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  • December 09, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Interesting point to ponder in the wake of Martha Coakley's big win in last night's Democratic primary for US Senate: Coakley cruised to victory despite getting no endorsement help from Boston's print media. Remember, the Boston Globe (along with the Worcester T&G, its corporate sibling) endorsed Alan Khazei. And the Herald and the Phoenix went for Mike Capuano.

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  • December 04, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Yesterday I relayed some comments from Maria Cramer, the Globe reporter who chaired the trial board that recently expelled Dan Totten as head of the Boston Newspaper Guild, the paper's largest union. Cramer took vigorous issue with the notion that Totten's expulsion was payback for the way he handled negotiations with the New York Times Co.

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  • December 03, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    If you followed today's coverage of last night's debate between the would-be Democratic successors to Ted Kennedy, you're well acquainted with the following theme: frontrunner Martha Coakley remained above the fray while Mike Capuano and Steve Pagliuca duked it out--and as a result, Coakley's going to waltz into the general election.

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  • December 02, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Suppose you're still weighing who to vote for in next week's Democratic US Senate primary--and then you read this, courtesy of the Globe's Alex Beam:

    Martha Coakley is a very good-looking woman, and by far the handsomest candidate among the four Democrats running for Ted Kennedy's seat.

    Call it the babe factor.

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  • December 02, 2009
    By Adam Reilly

    Start with the Globe staffer's explanation, over at Esquire.com, of why Tigergate should come as no surprise. Then read Pierce's 1997 profile of Woods, which does indeed anticipate Woods' fall from grace:

    "I believe that Tiger will break the gospel"--i.e., the myth of Woods as a heaven-sent superhuman--"before the gospel breaks him.

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