Metro Boston’s front page story today claiming that the Boston Globe is planning "hundreds of layoffs" is factually incorrect. There are no plans for a staff reduction of the size cited in the Metro. As we have said many times in the past, we are always looking for operational efficiencies and will make staff reductions in accordance with those efforts when and if appropriate. The Metro also erred in reporting the extent of a proposed price increase for the daily newspaper. The newsstand price of individual copies of the Globe will increase from 50 cents to 75 cents on Feb. 4. Contrary to the Metro report, the increase affects only newspapers sold in the Greater Boston area. The daily Globe is already priced at 75 cents at locations beyond 30 miles of the city. The price increase does not affect home delivery copies of the paper.