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Globe clears McGrory of sexual harassment

Globe clears McGrory of sexual harassment

Outside probe concludes no violation of paper’s policy in Sargent texts

AN OUTSIDE INVESTIGATOR hired by the Boston Globe cleared top editor Brian McGrory of violating the company’s sexual harassment policy but admitted he exchanged “personal” messages with former Boston.com editor and reporter Hilary Sargent. “As we informed our employees earlier (Thursday,) the investigation by outside counsel into the matter regarding Brian McGrory that was raised(...)

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Globe meets with McGrory accuser

Globe meets with McGrory accuser

Lawyer for Sargent says meeting lasted five hours

THE ATTORNEY FOR former Boston.com staffer Hilary Sargent said on Monday that his client sat down for five hours with an investigator hired by the Boston Globe and laid out her claims of inappropriate sexual conduct by Brian McGrory, the paper’s editor, and others. “Today, my client spent more than five hours sharing with the(...)

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Sargent warned Henry about sexual harassment at Globe

Court filing disputes McGrory claim he had nothing to do with her hiring

AN ATTORNEY FOR former Boston Globe reporter and editor Hilary Sargent on Tuesday sought to block the newspaper’s attempt to force his client to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that editor Brian McGrory wrote her sexually suggestive messages. But his court filing also raised new issues about her relationship with McGrory and Sargent’s past(...)

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Free speech free-for-all

Yesterday, Globe columnist Shirley Leung ripped radio station WEEI over racist comments made by suspended host Christian Fauria and called on the station to also suspend his two co-hosts who laughed at his remarks and urged advertisers to pull their dollars from the station. Today Leung writes a follow-up news story reporting that some advertisers(...)

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Draining the swamp? Not so much.

If there was one thing that a sharply divided electorate agreed on in 2016, says Diane Hessan, it was on the need to “drain the swamp.” The corrupted stew of lobbyists, corporate influence-peddling, and the nearly unlimited role of money in campaigns is something Americans almost universally revile. That made it brilliant politics for Donald(...)

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Uber vs. the T

A new poll of 944 Massachusetts users of ride-hailing apps indicated that services like Uber and Lyft are adding to congestion on the roads and drawing passengers away from public transit. The poll was conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, which last fall equipped 10 drivers for ride-hailing apps with tablets that allowed their(...)

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O’Sullivan apologizes, McGrory says mistake not to name him

O’Sullivan apologizes, McGrory says mistake not to name him

Former Globe reporter says 'no excuse' for his behavior

On Thursday evening, CommonWealth received the statement below from former Boston Globe reporter Jim O’Sullivan shortly after the Globe posted online a note to readers from editor Brian McGrory in which he said it was a mistake for the paper not to have named O’Sullivan in its December 8 story on sexual harassment issues at(...)

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Sources: Beacon Hill encounters cost Globe reporter his job

Sources: Beacon Hill encounters cost Globe reporter his job

Alleged incidents followed internal sexual harassment complaint at newspaper

A PROMINENT BOSTON GLOBE State House reporter, who was the subject of an internal sexual harassment complaint, was forced out last month after reporters and editors at the paper learned he allegedly initiated inappropriate communications with women who work on Beacon Hill, who were fearful of rebuffing his advances outright because of his position, say(...)

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