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All I want for Christmas...

All I want for Christmas...

 ...Is for Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald to read the fascinating history of Christmas in Boston that appeared in the Globe's "Ideas" section yesterday--and to  it...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 21, 2009

To Boston Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald, every day is Veterans Day

Though he’s always been the one with the byline, long-time Boston Herald columnist Joe Fitzgerald has never stopped to think about himself.Instead, for the past...
By Chris Faraone  |  November 11, 2009
Herald on Gates: all Sharpton, all the time

Herald on Gates: all Sharpton, all the time

 In today's Herald, columnist Peter Gelzinis accuses Skip Gates of exploiting his recent arrest--equating him in the process with Al Sharpton, whose reaction to the...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 22, 2009

Guild no-shows: what kept you away?

This may be the first time I've ever said this, but...I've been wondering the same thing as Joe Fitz...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 10, 2009

Vanishing Boston

The Boston we live in today will be gone someday, but there's still time to get to know it in all its uniqueness.
A field guide to Boston's 'lasting' treasures — to be enjoyed before they're razed in favor of chain stores
Required reading for Joe Fitzgerald

Required reading for Joe Fitzgerald

In today's Boston Herald, the inimitable Joe Fitzgerald wonders: why all the fuss over Sarah Palin? Then he offers some theories. Palin's detractors--"self-styled suffragettes," as...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 20, 2008

Eye candy: praising the new Herald--updated!

Just got my hands on one now, and here's my reaction: never mind Joe Fitzgerald's moanings--the new, outsourced, Chicopee-printed Herald looks about 100 percent better...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 07, 2008

Brave new world? 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

Mooninite media mash-up

Slowly, mercifully, the agony of Mooninite-gate is fading away.
Praise and (mostly) blame for Boston’s Fourth Estate
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 07, 2007

Spin city

Mayor Tom Menino and the brass at the Boston Police Department (BPD) would have you believe they are actively improving communication between cops and city residents.
The BPD is using its online presence not to inform citizens but to demonize them. Just ask the kids whose birthday party the cops busted up in roxbury a few weeks ago
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 02, 2006

Digging for attention

A great big plant. That was the main image on the front cover of the Boston Globe on Tuesday, July 11 when the electronic media was buzzing about the death of 38-year-old Milena Del Valle inside one of the Big Dig tunnels.
After the Big Dig tunnel tragedy, the Herald and the Globe put on a full-court press. Who came out on top?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 19, 2006