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  • January 11, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Here's the press release from WRKO-AM. (Finneran's hiring was announced at a press conference earlier today.)

    Interesting to note that Finneran is being described as Scott Allen Miller's replacement, not John DePetro's. Doesn't sound like Miller has a future at 'RKO, but I haven't confirmed that yet. (UPDATE: the Herald's Jessica Heslam reports that Miller will be moved to a non-Boston station owned by Entercom, 'RKO's parent company.

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  • January 11, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    In today's Herald, Wayne Woodlief lavishes praise on ex-attorney general Tom Reilly. Fair enough. But to my mind, Woodlief goes way too far in asserting that there's no lingering animosity toward Governor Deval Patrick on Reilly's part. Consider:
    [New AG] Martha Coakley attended Gov. Deval Patrick's swearing-in last Thursday.

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  • January 11, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Staffing change worth noting over at Morrissey Boulevard: David Dahl, who joined the Globe in 2003 after a Nieman Fellowship, has been promoted to regional editor, which means he'll be in charge of zoned coverage and City Weekly.* He'll be the right-hand man to Carolyn Ryan, the Globe's deputy managing editor for local news, as the paper tries to integrate its city and suburban coverage.

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  • January 11, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    In this week's paper, I ask the press not to forget George W. Bush when they parse Barack Obama's previous cocaine use, gripe about last week's ConCon coverage, and urge the folks at SaveWRKO.com to calm down.

    Agree? Disagree? Please do let me know (even you, Sebastian, you old such-and-such).

  • January 09, 2007
    By Carly Carioli
    Read the Globe's outstanding obituary first, which does full justice to the newly deceased city councilor's strengths while being candid about his weaknesses. Then read the Herald's obit, which is lighter and more hagiographic then the Globe's.

    As for the musings of the Weekly Dig's Paul McMorrow.... I tend to enjoy Paul's stuff a lot, but I'm baffled by his willingness to soft-pedal the more problematic parts of Kelly's background (you know, the anti-black, anti-gay stuff).

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  • January 08, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    Bob Keough--an ex-Phoenician who's helped make CommonWealth magazine an excellent read during his stint as editor--is leaving to become Assistant Secretary for Communications and Public Affairs in the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Not coincidentally, Governor Deval Patrick recently tapped Keough's former publisher, Ian Bowles, as the EEA secretary.

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  • January 04, 2007
    By David S. Bernstein
    Just in time for Deval Patrick's inaugural gala, I look at the governor-elect's shifting relationship with the media and ask how he'll work the press once he's sworn in.

  • January 03, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    As Phoenix contributor Harvey Silverglate notes, there's something deeply troubling about the Iraqi government's decision to arrest the man who allegedly videotaped Saddam Hussein's execution, rather than focusing on the flawed mechanics of the execution itself.

    Quoth Harvey:
    This proves, does it not, the undue influence that the Bush Administration has over that regime? After all, the Iraqis have learned to shoot the messenger rather than do something to remedy the problem disclosed in the message.



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  • January 02, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    It's right here--blogged live!--courtesy of the good people at Bay Windows. (Thanks to Dan Kennedy for pointing this out.)

    Thus far, my favorite part is the action shot of Marc Solomon and Arlene Isaacson.

    P.S.--There seems to be a webcast of the procedings on the House web site. Nothing doing 'til 2 p.m., though.

  • January 02, 2007
    By Adam Reilly
    As a too-casual reader of the Wall Street Journal, my reaction when I picked up the reconfigured paper this morning was pretty unsophisticated: Man, that thing is small! But seriously, it is--the sixth of the Journal's six columns just dropped right off.

    You can read all about the other changes here; unfortunately, the "Reader's Guide" for the new Journal only seems to be available in PDF.

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