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The Globe's Lantigua interview: not so exclusive

The Globe's Lantigua interview: not so exclusive


 Earlier today, I talked up Brian McGrory's piece on embattled Lawrence mayor William Lantigua, while simultaneously urging the Globe to discuss Lantigua's profane tendencies in...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 11, 2010
Banned in Boston: William Lantigua's potty mouth

Banned in Boston: William Lantigua's potty mouth


Globe columnist Brian McGrory's must-read piece on new Lawrence mayor William Lantigua--who promised to reliniquish his Mass. legislative seat during the campaign, but now seems...
By Adam Reilly  |  February 11, 2010
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Brave new Globe?

Sizing up the Boston Globe 's recent past is easy: simply put, in the past 12 months, the paper has seen enough gut-wrenching drama to change the name of Morrissey Boulevard to Melrose Place. But forecasting the paper's future is another matter.
With a new publisher and a bevy of edit changes, is the Boston Globe  poised for a new chapter?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 29, 2010

McGrory out--of his own volition--as Globe metro editor


This was news to me, I confess, but apparently Brian McGrory set a time limit when he signed on as the Globe's metro editor in...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 14, 2009
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Menino's junked mail

Two years ago, when I wrote a column griping about the Boston media's apathy-inducing disinterest in city politics, Boston Globe metro editor Brian McGrory told me his paper had given the lackluster 2007 elections as much coverage as they deserved, b
The Globe ratchets up the intensity in Boston's mayoral race. Plus, the Times Co. gets some love from the Globe newsroom and BU books blowhard Bill O'Reilly.
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 18, 2009
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Trans fact

Aiden Quinn used to be a woman. Now he's a man. It's a titillating detail — but is it news?
When a person in the center of a media maelstrom has had a sex change, is it fair game for the press?
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 22, 2009


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Kinky Boston

A small audience settles in to a few rows of plastic chairs to watch a woman named Bunny get spanked — but not as voyeurs. They're students. And this is Sadomasochism 101.
Chased underground by Bay State blue laws, fetishists are flourishing
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  April 10, 2009
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Rescuing the Globe

If you work at the Boston Globe , and have any bright ideas on how to stop that paper's downward spiral, management is all ears. At least, that's the party line.
10 ways to bail out Boston's sinking paper of record. Plus, spinning Bill Kristol's brief time at the Times .
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 28, 2009

Mis-remembering the '05 mayor's race


Yesterday, in a nice recap of the debate between John Kerry and Ed O'Reilly, the Globe's Matt Viser wrote: In his reelection campaign in 2004...
By Adam Reilly  |  September 07, 2008
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Unkindest cut?

There’s probably no good way to learn that your employer wants you to do the same amount of work for less money. But the manner in which the editorial staff of the Boston Globe made this discovery was especially awkward.
How a proposed pay cut surprised the Globe newsroom — and why it might actually happen
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 09, 2008
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Extreme makeover: Globe edition

Earlier this week, in an e-mail to the Boston Globe newsroom, editor Marty Baron announced the imminent departure of three key employees.

Now more than ever, this is Marty Baron’s newspaper


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 12, 2008


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Master of Hub hits

Greater Boston has witnessed a shocking amount of drama in the new year.

Meet Adam Gaffin, Boston’s reigning Web czar


By ADAM REILLY  |  March 05, 2008
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Malign neglect

If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007
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Scared silent

Dr. Walid Fitaihi’s departure from and return to the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) were stories worth reporting.
Three lawsuits have been dropped, but local media still seems reluctant to tackle the Islamic Society of Boston
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 19, 2007
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A rare thumbs-up

When two of the Boston Globe ’s three metro columnists left the paper earlier this year there was talk that Editor Marty Baron might simply leave their jobs unfilled.
The Globe turns out two good choices
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 20, 2007
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A new balance

To grasp the significance of the latest shake-up at the Boston Globe , consider this: the trio that just received key promotions all spurned overtures from elsewhere.
The Globe reaches for a sense of equilibrium after months of anxiety
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 23, 2007


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Brave new world?

PasadenaNow.com recently hired two India-based reporters (combined salary: approximately $19,000) to cover the Pasadena City Council. Could it happen here?
Adventures in outsourcing, or, Why the Herald should move to Mumbai
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 16, 2007