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Bill Belichick Publishes Thanks to Patriots Fans

'We experienced some amazing moments,' former coach writes

(Newser) - After 24 seasons as Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick thanked New England fans on Sunday in print for their dedication, their passion, and even their "creative play suggestions." Belichick, whose tenure ended last month, took out a full-page ad in the main news section of the Boston Globe...

With Only Months to Live, an Essay on What He'll Miss

Jack Thomas of the Boston Globe writes perhaps his final story

(Newser) - Jack Thomas wrote his first story for the Boston Globe in 1958. All these years later, he is still writing for the newspaper, though his latest essay might well be his last. In it, Thomas reveals that he has terminal cancer and only months to live. "Editing the final...

Newspaper Offers to Erase Embarrassing Pasts

Boston Globe to review stories on minor crimes that live online forever

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has decided to let people it has covered in the past request a review of stories about them—with an eye toward possibly updating the stories, taking the names out, or ensuring they no longer show up in Google search results. Other publications have reconsidered old coverage,...

Man Threatened to Shoot Globe Employees Over Anti-Trump Editorials: Cops

California man was arrested Thursday

(Newser) - A California man is accused of making violent threats against Boston Globe employees because of the newspaper's campaign to get anti-Trump editorials published across the nation. Robert D. Chain, 68, was arrested Thursday on a count making threatening communications in interstate commerce, ABC News reports. Chain allegedly made threatening...

More Than 340 Papers Publish Anti-Trump Editorials
More Than 340 Papers
Publish Anti-Trump Editorials

More Than 340 Papers Publish Anti-Trump Editorials

'We’re not the enemy of the people. We are the people'

(Newser) - The Boston Globe decided it was time for an organized response to President Trump's attacks on the media as an "enemy of the people"—and hundreds of newspapers responded. At least 343 publications agreed to publish editorials Thursday against what the Globe calls Trump's "dirty...

Boston Globe Plans Strike on Trump's 'Dirty War'

'We are not the enemy of the people,' editor says of nationwide media blitz proposed for Aug. 16

(Newser) - A Boston newspaper is proposing a coordinated editorial response from publications across the US to President Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. "We are not the enemy of the people," says Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of the Boston Globe, referring to...

Junot Díaz Denies Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

The Pulitzer Prize winner has been accused of inappropriate behavior by multiple women

(Newser) - Author Junot Diaz has given an interview following allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. In the sit-down with the Boston Globe , the Pulitzer Prize winner denied, point blank, all accusations that he behaved inappropriately. “I was shocked,” Díaz said. “I was, like, 'Yo, this...

Boston Globe Columnist Suspended for Fabrications

The Boston Globe has suspended columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has suspended columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months after inconsistencies were found in his remarks following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing . Per the AP , newspaper publisher John Henry and editor Brian McGrory announced Friday an independent review found Cullen likely fabricated some anecdotes he...

Look in the Mirror, Boston: You Actually Are Racist

'Boston Globe' columnist defends 'SNL' star Michael Che's remarks on Beantown

(Newser) - SNL star Michael Che created a hubbub last week when, during an appearance at Boston University, he said he wasn't sorry for calling Boston the "most racist city" he's ever visited. Good for him, writes Renee Graham in the Boston Globe . She thinks he's right—the...

Serial Killer's Push for Freedom: I'm a 'Better Person'

75-year-old Richard Steeves says he's overcome his 'violent, unpredictable past'

(Newser) - Richard Steeves is 75 years old, plays the piano, and has just one wish in life. But as Bob Hohler details for the Boston Globe , that wish—freedom—is complicated by the fact that Steeves is a convicted serial killer who's been in prison for three decades. Hohler has...

Inside a Once-Bustling Home, a Horrifying Discovery

Tragedy befalls 'eccentric' elderly sisters, and a town wonders why no one noticed

(Newser) - In a story reminiscent of Grey Gardens , Patricia Wen tells the tale in the Boston Globe of two reclusive Massachusetts sisters—and the strange story of how one of them eventually disappeared from sight as life buzzed on around them. Sheryl Waldman and her older sister, Lynda, shared their 4,...

Sad Reason Why Ex-Inmate's Freedom Lasted Just 103 Days

Dealing with mental illness, addiction in Mass. prisons and in real world stacks deck against certain prisoners

(Newser) - It can be tough for ex-inmates to stay out of trouble when they get out prison, but for those with drug problems or battling mental illness in Massachusetts, the transition is even more of a struggle, per a piece by the Boston Globe's Spotlight team. A Department of Correction...

Forgotten Trolley Tragedy Rocked Boston 50 Years Ago
Popular Overcoats Doomed
Victims in Old Boston Tragedy
in case you missed it

Popular Overcoats Doomed Victims in Old Boston Tragedy

Trolley plunge into water in 1916 killed 46

(Newser) - It is the tragedy that "Boston completely forgot," declares a fascinating account in the Boston Globe . The story by Eric Moskowitz recounts an accident almost exactly 100 years ago—on Nov. 7, 1916, election night—in which a trolley car crammed with about 70 people plunged over an...

Trump's Not Happy About Paper's Fake Front Page

He slams 'worthless' 'Boston Globe'

(Newser) - Donald Trump appears to have at least glanced at the Boston Globe's fake front page imagining a Trump presidency this time next year—and he is not pleased. "Did you see the story? The whole front page, they made up the story that Trump is the president and...

Newspaper Runs Fake Front Page on 'President' Donald Trump

The Boston Globe prints satirical page

(Newser) - The Boston Globe printed a satirical front page complete with fake stories that show how "troubling" its editorial board says a Donald Trump presidency would be for America, the AP reports. The newspaper's front page is dated April 9, 2017, and its lead story is about Trump calling...

NY Times Boss: We're Not for Sale

Arthur Sulzberger firm following Washington Post purchase

(Newser) - The Washington Post and Boston Globe may be changing hands, but don't expect the same fate for the New York Times , says publisher and chair Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "Will our family seek to sell the Times? The answer to that is no. The Times is not for sale,...

Red Sox Owner Buys Boston Globe for a Bargain

John Henry getting it for $70M, down from $1B in its heyday

(Newser) - John Henry, the principal owner of the Boston Red Sox, has entered into an agreement to buy the Boston Globe for $70 million, a massive drop from its record $1.1 billion price two decades ago. The impending purchase from the New York Times Co. marks Henry's "first...

Did Romney Lie in Friend's Divorce Hearing?

Gloria Allred, 'Boston Globe' want to unseal testimony

(Newser) - Gloria Allred and the Boston Globe are in court this morning trying to unseal testimony Mitt Romney gave more than a decade ago, and TMZ thinks it has the scoop on what's in that testimony. The testimony came during a divorce hearing for Staples founder Tom Stemberg, a good...

Globe to Romney: We Won't Correct Bain Article

But allegations may not hold water, Fortune finds

(Newser) - The Boston Globe has rejected a request from the Romney campaign to issue a correction to a story which found that the candidate was CEO of Bain Capital for years after he said he left the firm, Politico reports. The story was based on SEC documents filed by Bain itself...

Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman

Massachusetts' biggest paper snubs Romney—again

(Newser) - The biggest-selling newspaper in the state Mitt Romney governed for four years has snubbed him and endorsed Jon Huntsman to be the GOP nominee. Huntsman has been bold where Romney has been cautious, and "rather than merely sketch out policies, he articulates goals and ideals," the Boston Globe...

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