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Boston Globe won’t be free online

Filed in Business, Local News by on August 7, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Globe won’t be free online

Rupert Murdoch, owner of media giant News Corp, announced earlier this week that almost all online versions of his publications will begin charging fees for access.  Soon after, Globe publisher P. Steven Ainsley stated that Boston.com would follow suit, and is set to begin charging readers fees to view the site’s content. Murdoch’s newspapers have […]

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Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 4, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Last week we reported on a racist email Boston police officer Justin Barrett sent to the Boston Globe, likening Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to a “banana-eating jungle monkey.” The move got Barrett suspended from the force, and the officer is now looking to sue the mayor, the police department, and the police commissioner for […]

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Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 2, 2009 0 Comments
Obama nominates Simmons Alum to Top US Archivist post

President Obama has sent the Senate his nomination of Simmons College Alumnus David S. Ferriero to become the next U.S. Archivist of the NARA (National Archives and Records Administration). The NARA is a government agency responsible for maintaining the official documents of various branches of the US government, such as acts of congress and executive […]

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Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on July 30, 2009 1 Comment
Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Boston police officer Justin Barrett, commenting on the arrest of black  Harvard professor Henry Gates,  has been suspended from the force  for calling Gates a “jungle monkey” in an email written to the Boston Globe. After learning of the racist remarks, Commissioner Edward Davis put Barrett on administrative  leave. Barrett could be fired pending a […]

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