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Secret Harbor

A home for the criminally insane it might not be, but the real-life Shutter Island is, like the one in the new Martin Scorsese film that hits theaters this week, a spooky and controversial land mass in Boston Harbor that is indeed off-limits to the publi
The real-life version of Scorsese's Shutter Island imports hundreds of homeless from the South End every evening; they’re among the few allowed on Boston Harbor’s isle of mystery.
By CHRISTOPHER KLEIN  |  February 19, 2010

The Times Co.'s super-potent silent treatment

In an earnings conference call last week, Janet Robinson, the president and CEO of the New York Times Co., had choice words — make that one  choice word — for published reports on the Times Co.'s attempts to unload the Boston Globe.
If a tree falls in the Forest Dept.
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 31, 2009

The Murdoch Globe? The Barnicle Globe?

So speculates the Boston Business Journal,  which throws out a few other names as possible buye...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 06, 2009

Jack Connors: No Globe for me! Plus: FT, WTF?

That's the most important point of this Globe business update. If Connors is telling the truth, then...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 29, 2008

The player

The exit of Boston Globe business columnist Steve Bailey this past week to take a post in London as a general-interest news editor with Bloomberg signifies the exhaustion of a tradition.

Trying to find some meaning in ace biz-boy columnist Steve Bailey’s move to London

By PETER KADZIS  |  April 02, 2008

Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007


Who’s with whom

For Democratic presidential candidates, Boston is the ATM kiosk on the way to New Hampshire.
When John Kerry bowed out of the presidential sweepstakes, it freed Boston’s big Democratic brokers to find a favorite.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 29, 2007

Morrissey Boulevard melancholia

The mood at the Boston Globe has been increasingly dismal since the turn of the millennium.
Amid the latest cutbacks, dejection reigns at the Globe
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 31, 2007

Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006