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Media Nation , Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:16 am
My former Boston Phoenix colleague Steve Heuser, who has edited The Boston Globe’s Ideas section for the past three years, is headed for Politico. I’m sure it’s not a coincidence that Steve worked closely...
Media Nation , Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:28 am
Emily Rooney It will be a big night in Boston media as Emily Rooney hosts “Greater Boston” for the last time. It’s been quite a run: Emily has been at the helm since 1997. Fortunately, she will continue as...
Suldog , Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:06 am
As a writer, you occasionally find that ink doesn't work. You need to plunge your pen into a vein, drawing blood, then use that to scribble your thoughts.Such was the case with my piece in today's Boston Herald. Once I...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:25 am
A New Hampshire man who previously worked for the Arlington DPW has been indicted on charges of secretly videotaping women in a public restroom in Arlington. A Middlesex County grand jury has indicted Joseph Hennessey, 53...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:50 am
“@stevegarfield: Camp Winnipesaukee - YouTube. #FallonTonight https://t.co/lCOZTZioQq” whoa - @stevegarfield? This must be viral...— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) December 17, 2014 Camp Winnipesaukee w/ Jimmy Fallon...
Media Nation , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:44 am
The highly acclaimed podcast “Serial” concludes this Thursday. To mark the occasion, longtime journalist Brian C. Jones wrote a guest commentary on Tuesday regarding what he believes are the series’ journalistic and ethical...
Suldog , Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:24 am
Buck [seated] with his two sonsA very good friend of mine, Buck Pennington, has become ill enough to be hospitalized. Would you please say a prayer for him?(Buck would probably add "... to The Deity At Hand" and, with his...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 17, 2014 - 7:07 am
UPDATED, Dec. 17: As Christmas nears, Walter Locke appears to be everywhere. The reincarnation of a Thomas Nast Santa, the Arlington resident, longtime chorus member and first-time actor plays a key role in "The...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:20 pm
Town residents gather in Old Hall as Assistant Principal William McCarthy explains during a December 2013 tour. The Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) will not be including Arlington High School into the...
Media Nation , Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:24 am
The highly acclaimed podcast “Serial” concludes this Thursday. To mark the occasion, I’m pleased to present this commentary by veteran journalist Brian C. Jones on what he believes are the series’ journalistic and ethical...
Suldog , Dec. 16, 2014 - 9:03 am
A couple of years ago, MY WIFE bought me a Christmas tree. It is silver and shiny and I love it.There will be a photo later. In the meantime, here are a few past Christmas trees I've known and loved.This is not my new shiny...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 8:33 am
Driver may have thought entry was drive-through A Salvation Army bell ringer soliciting donations was injured Tuesday, Dec. 16, when a car crashed into the front door Walgreens in Arlington Heights.  The bell ringer...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 6:33 am
UPDATED, Dec. 16: Arlington police seek a suspect in an alleged sexual assault that took place Sunday, Dec. 14, Cambridge city line, believed to have taken place between 2 and 3 p.m. "This suspect allegedly attacked a...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:00 am
The Arlington School Committee will hold its regular meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 in the School Committee Room, sixth floor, Arlington High School. Agenda*: See the School Committee on cable 6:...
Media Nation , Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm
View Larger Map For their final project, my graduate students in Fundamentals of Digital Journalism had to produce a story on a topic of their choosing that included three elements: a bloggy feature story (bloggy because it...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 15, 2014 - 7:40 am
UPDATED, Dec. 15: An estimated 400 people joined residents and town groups most of whom embraced the theme "Black Lives Matter" during a vigil Dec. 14, on three of the four corners at Mass. Ave. and Pleasant. Organizers...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 14, 2014 - 2:38 pm
Back row from left are Gabrielle Yamamoto, Pranav Sriramulu, Oscar Berry, Connor Bresnahan, Isabella Liu; front row from left are Tyler McNabb, Miller, Varun Gopal and (standing leaning over a chair) Kiely-Song. Two...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:46 am
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YourArlington.com , Dec. 14, 2014 - 8:33 am
Police continue to investigate a gunpoint robbery that occurred at Mass. Ave. and Everett Street in East Arlington about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10. After five Arlington officers responded, the victim told police that...
Media Nation , Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:24 am
The Boston Herald talks to Ben Edelman about the Boston.com T-shirt controversy. This doesn’t sound like it’s over.
Suldog , Dec. 13, 2014 - 8:37 am
My latest in the Boston Herald.(But, I absolutely promise, next time I post here it will be to give you something more than a ticket to go somewhere else. Promise! In the meantime, as always, your kind comments and/or...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 12, 2014 - 8:33 am
Tug-of-war over 3- or 5-year contract Police Chief Fred Ryan has been selected to lead the MBTA police force, the State House News Service reported Friday, Dec. 12. A report by Andy Metzger says members of the board that...
Media Nation , Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:52 am
Earlier this week I did something I had resisted for a long time: I added my Twitter feed to the right-hand rail of Media Nation. (WGBH News is still there, but farther down.) I did it for two reasons. First, for me, as for...
Sustainability , Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:33 am
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people, and ask for brief answers in return. Usually, I can describe the guests in a phrase or two, but with Pamela Peeke, today...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 11, 2014 - 7:36 am
The Mendelsohn mishpuchah: Family aids Jimmy Fund.  It's a joyful problem, as the number of relatives attending holiday gatherings grow -- what to do about too many gifts? An Arlington woman has found an answer: Use...
Media Nation , Dec. 11, 2014 - 7:13 am
The tale of the Harvard Business School professor who flipped out because he’d been overcharged $4 by a Chinese restaurant took an ugly turn Wednesday night. Boston.com, which first reported the story, posted a follow-...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:00 am
Real-state tax on single-family home to rise UPDATED, Dec. 11: Arlington's tax rate is expected to decline, if the state approves numbers accepted by the selectmen on Monday, Dec. 8. The rate for fiscal 2015 is $13.55...
Media Nation , Dec. 9, 2014 - 7:46 am
The single best analysis I’ve run across regarding the meltdown of Rolling Stone’s story about rape at the University of Virginia campus is by Caitlin Flanagan, the author of a long investigation into...
Media Nation , Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:02 am
By Jeff Howe Earlier this year Northeastern University’s School of Journalism received a Knight Foundation grant to launch a Media Innovation graduate program. Students — mostly mid-career journalists and the...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:52 am
I had to laugh about this exchange at foodnavigator-usa, titled with the industry-friendly headline, “Whether yogurt is a health food or junk food depends on who is talking.” (No, it’s not just he-said-she-said.) The...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Dec. 8, 2014 - 10:36 am
After the Patriots squeaked by the lowly New York Jets at home on October 16th, focus turned to the just-completed six-game stretch for New England, which experts said, would make or break this team. Some leaned towards the...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:50 am
I hope you've noticed that Dr. Pamela Peeke and I collaborated on an interview, posted just below this one on the blog. There'll be another one, too, when I'm done transcribing and editing the chat for a print version. The...
Sustainability , Dec. 8, 2014 - 6:15 am
Welcome to another episode of “10 Words or Less,” in which I ask brief questions of interesting people and ask brief answers in return. Today’s guest is vice president for business and social purpose at the PR behemoth...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:00 am
Representative Jay Kaufman's award-winning, public-policy forum, Open House, tackles the taxes you pay in return for the services rendered in "How Do We Know We're Getting Our Tax Dollars' Worth?" The forum, the fourth of...
Media Nation , Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:21 am
I don’t have much to offer on the meltdown of The New Republic except for a few inchoate thoughts. Many people have written many things, but it seems to me that the one essential read is Lloyd Grove’s piece in...
YourArlington.com , Dec. 7, 2014 - 6:00 am
After delays in getting concrete, the material finally came Oct. 18, and workers used it to install sidewalks in East Arlington, as shown in this photo by Jerri Newman of Arlington. Adam Auster has more at Concrete arrives...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 6, 2014 - 12:42 pm
I got my mom (89) an Amazon Fire TV Stick to allow her to watch Nextflix on her TV. Installing the fireTV stick was easy, teaching her the the difference between HDMI1, HDMI2, and TV was hard! Amazon fireTV stick...
Picture Boston , Dec. 6, 2014 - 9:33 am
I would like to thank all my friends and supporters, as I announce my new photo purchasing site where photos for personal use (wall art) can be purchased. This is my non-news photo collection of Boston scenics, including...
Suldog , Dec. 6, 2014 - 7:16 am
'tis.I've had a longstanding quirk on this blog. I always use a capital letter to lead off every word in the headline. I know it's wrong. Words such as "the" and "of" and "for" are supposed to be given with a small letter...
BSMW Blog Headlines , Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:58 am
On Sunday at 3:00pm (ESPN) the New England Revolution will be playing in the MLS Cup final for the fifth time since 2002. This despite having the worst owners in Major League Soccer. I won’t pretend to know a ton about...
Sustainability , Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:49 am
My committedly curmudgeonly friend Alex Beam used to have an evergreen column about people with the same names. I was always disappointed that when he wrote of the Doug Browns, he didn't include my pal Doug, of the ESPN...
Boston blog news , Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:25 pm
Crystal Valencia spotted this Chihuahua/Jack Terrier mix on the Red Line's Ashmont branch tonight.
Picture Boston , Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:01 pm
Allison Williams, star of tonight’s live NBC broadcast of Peter Pan, and daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams, is seen at the  2011 Nantucket Film Festival. I was covering the film festival with Laura Raposa,...
Sustainability , Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:48 am
Coming up at 11 a.m. Eastern Thursday. Blog categories: Pamela Peeke10 words or lessobesityfood addictionUMass conference on food addiction
Media Nation , Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:22 am
The Boston Globe has all age groups covered in its expanded Business section, which debuts today. For younger readers, there is this story, by Stefanie Friedhoff, on a start-up that sells highly reflective paint to make...
Media Nation , Dec. 4, 2014 - 8:47 am
It seems to me that we’re looking at the wrong thing in thinking about the death of Eric Garner. It wasn’t the chokehold — it was the police officers’ decision to use overwhelming force to enforce a...
Off On A Tangent , Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:17 pm
[View the story "Mercedes-Benz C300 Test Drive" on Storify]
Picture Boston , Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:15 am
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Worcester Cold Storage & Warehouse Company fire that killed 6 firefighters. The dead included: FF Jeremiah Lucey, Timothy Jackson, Jeremiah Lucey, James Lyons III, Joseph McGuirk,...
Boston Biker , Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  Thursday, December 4th at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in EST 2 days from now Come help us celebrate the completion of another amazing season at CommonWheels with a huge party at Wonder Bar on Thursday December 4th! We...
Boston Biker , Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:22 pm
This annual event by livable streets is awesome check it out!   ——–   10 StreetTalks in one night! 4th Annual 10-in-1 StreetTalk. Tuesday, December 16, 6-9pm Central Square Theater   Ten 7-...