Boston Globe

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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Second thoughts on Globe property

Something must be amiss at the Boston Globe’s property on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. First, Winstanley Enterprises of Concord struck a deal to buy the 16.5-acre property and then pulled out in early 2015. And now a second buyer, reportedly Center Court Partners, which has offices in New York and Boston, beat a last-minute retreat(...)

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Ortiz sides with Walsh on records

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, whose office is suspected of being the source of leaks for Boston Globe stories about her investigation of union strong-arming tactics, is now saying that investigation would be compromised if Boston Mayor Marty Walsh releases to the Globe documents Ortiz has demanded as part of the probe. Citing a memorandum he(...)

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