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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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'Drunk' Voters: What Happened Last Night?

Who was that handsome man in the barn jacket?

(Newser) - Globe columnist Brian McGrory portrays Massachusetts voters as power-inebriated sots who will have a hell of a hangover today as they realize whose bed they're in. So "drunk on power, so free of any of my usual inhibitions, I can't remember what's gone on," writes McGrory , posing as... More »

Goodman's Last Column: 'I'm Letting Myself Go'

She writes last piece for 'Globe' after four decades

(Newser) - Ellen Goodman signs off on her final column today in the Boston Globe , a career that spanned Gerald Ford to Barack Obama, not to mention a 7-year-old daughter to a 7-year-old grandson. While she'd like to "fulfill the fantasy of a summer on my porch in Maine," she... More »

Times Co. Takes Globe Off Market

Boston paper's finances have 'significantly improved'

(Newser) - The New York Times Company has decided not to sell the Boston Globe after all, its chairman told workers in a late-afternoon email today, saying that the financial picture has “significantly improved” for the 137-year-old newspaper in recent months after various cost-cutting and revenue-boosting moves. Two groups did bid... More »

Globe Union Caves, Votes to Accept $10M in Cuts

(Newser) - The Boston Globe's biggest union has ended a four-month battle with the New York Times company and voted to accept $10 million in pay and benefit cuts, the Boston Herald reports. Union members—who have been living with a 23% pay cut since rejecting an 8.3% decrease last month—... More »

What's the Globe Really Worth?

Some say Times Co. should pay to dump it

(Newser) - With the New York Times Co. said to be looking for a Boston Globe buyer, David Carr polled experts to see what the paper might be worth—a question, he writes in the Times, that reaches beyond the Globe itself as the newspaper industry struggles. Carr got quite a range... More »

Boston Real-Estate Firm May Buy Globe

Paper's top union wants stake in broadsheet

(Newser) - A Boston real-estate and investment firm is considering buying the Globe from the New York Times Company, and the paper’s biggest union wants a piece, too, the Herald reports. Intercontinental Real Estate Corp. says it’s been in talks for weeks to purchase the beleaguered newspaper. More »

Times Co. Puts Globe on Market

(Newser) - The New York Times Company has hired Goldman Sachs to handle a possible sale of the Boston Globe, the Globe reports. Goldman, which has also been trying to help the Times Co. unload its 17.5% stake in the Red Sox, has been telling prospective buyers it would accept bids... More »

Globe Union Rejects Pay Cut

Struggling newspaper's staff vote against deal to slice pay, benefits despite warnings

(Newser) - The Boston Globe's biggest union has turned down a contract involving pay and benefit cuts despite threats that doing so may lead to deeper cuts, the New York Times reports. Boston Newspaper Guild members voted 277-265 against the offer from the New York Times Company after 12 hours of voting,... More »

Globe Union to Vote on Pay Cut

Rejection could spark legal battle

(Newser) - The Boston Globe’s biggest union votes today on whether to accept a $10 million cut to their wages and benefits, including an 8.4% pay cut, or to mount a legal fight with parent the New York Times Co., the Boston Herald reports. If the contract is rejected, the... More »

Globe Strikes Deal With Last Holdout Union

Paper likely to remain in business as employees take major cuts

(Newser) - The Boston Globe and its largest union struck a tentative deal early this morning that will likely keep the newspaper's owner, the New York Times Company, from shutting down the title. The union representing more than 600 employees in the editorial and advertising divisions was the last holdout in negotiations... More »

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