Layoffs and Downsizing

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Elijah Ocean, Tony Smokes and the Ladykillers

Yes, we know that there are important albums being released by ELIJAH OCEAN and the new duo of DAVE GUTTER and EVAN CASAS in the very near future. Pfeifle can't review everything in the same week, for Christ's sake, so just lay off and wait till n

Keeping 'the Hope' alive on Fountain Street

The decline of the American newspaper is a story often told in bold print.
As the ProJo turns
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 08, 2009

Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine

On the heels of news that Maine's unemployment rate is on the rise (2600 jobs were lost here in February), the state will host one of the nation's most powerful speakers on economic human rights this week.
Ending poverty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2009

Buyouts shrink the Globe newsroom — but not enough

To state the obvious, this isn't a great time to be out of a job.
First cut
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 25, 2009

The beginning of the end?

By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 25, 2009

Red all over

If there's one group of professionals whose job insecurity rivals that of the Detroit auto worker, it's the men and women who make America's newspapers.
The Globe needs 50 buyout volunteers. So far, few are cooperating — and that likely means bloodshed on Morrissey Boulevard.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 25, 2009

Not the only ones

For the February 1 start of its fiscal year, the Portland Museum of Art laid off six people — three of them full-time staffers.
Portland Museum of Art in financial trouble
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2009

Prisoners’ support services slashed

Governor John Baldacci announced on December 16 that he had taken significant steps toward warehousing prisoners instead of rehabilitating them.
 Baldacci’s Warehouse
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  December 23, 2008

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

Read the runes

As a user of the special collections at the Boston Public Library, I have been appalled at the light coverage of key service desks necessitated by staff cuts over the past several years.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 7, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 05, 2008

Can Carcieri deliver a reduction in the state workforce?

With Carcieri moving toward lame-duck status, the General Assembly remains the wild card.
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 01, 2007


It’s a bleak budget season — with no relief in sight

The reams of paper pouring from industrial-strength copying machines at the State House were still warm to the touch as they were distributed to a packed hearing room.
Talking politics
By BRIAN C. JONES  |  June 12, 2007