READ: Last Words: Boston Phoenix closes today after 47 years. By Editor in Chief Carly Carioli.
The following statement from Phoenix publisher Stephen M. Mindich was circulated to staffers earlier today:
can state with certainty that this is the single most difficult communication
I've ever had to deliver and there's no other way to state it than
We were notified at 2 pm today
that the issue of the Boston Phoenix on stands today is the last one we will
The timing comes as a shock, but the news isn't a surprise.
We're less than a year into an experiment launched last fall to turn a 46 year
old alternative weekly newspaper into a weekly magazine. By every measure not
related to advertising sales, it has been a success.