April 1, 2016
From time to time the hardreading staff issues credit reports on the stories the Boston dailies appropriate from one another. For example, yesterday we noted that Boston Globe reporter Joshua Miller’s Political Happy Hour gave a credit and a link to Herald columnist Joe Battenfeld’s scoop on the latest dustup between Suffolk University trustees and President Margaret McKenna.
We’re dismayed to report, however, that the frosty local tabloid declined to return the favor today in Donna Goodison’s piece about the redevelopment of the Seaport District’s Pier 4.
Pier 4’s peerless design
Tishman Speyer released new renderings for its Pier 4 project in the Seaport District that will include a nine-story, 100-unit luxury condo building and 13-story office building, both with ground-floor retail and restaurant space.
The New York company plans to demolish the former Anthony’s Pier 4 restaurant next week to make room for a one-acre park and half-acre public plaza as part of its development on the South Boston waterfront.
That piece comes in the wake of Tim Logan’s far superior one that appeared in Wednesday’s Globe.
No mention of the Globe’s piece in today’s stingy local tabloid, though.
C’mon, Heraldniks: Be a mensch, eh?
P.S. Boston Magazine’s Kyle Scott Clauss also picked up on the story today, but – to his credit – he did give credit to the Globe.
1 Comment | Uncategorized | Tagged: Andrew Meyer, Anthony's Pier 4, board of trustees, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston magazine, Donna Goodison, firsty local tabloid, George Regan, Jim Morris, Joe Battenfeld, John McDonnell, Joshua Miller, Kyle Scott Clauss, Laura Krantz, like Brown on Williamson, Marty Walsh, Monica Barrett, Pier 4, Political Happy Hour, Rasky Baerlein, Regan Communications Group, Regan-omics, Seaport District, stingy local tabloid, Suffolk University, Tim Logan, Tishman Speyer | Permalink
Posted by Campaign Outsider
March 31, 2016
As the hardreading staff has duly noted, Boston Herald communist Joe Battenfeld has been on Suffolk University’s slow-motion defenestration of President Margaret McKenna like Brown on Williamson.
Exhibit Umpteen: Battenfeld’s piece today on the newest salvo in the McKenna rumpus.
New Suffolk offensive
In a new escalation of the nasty war over control of Suffolk University, the school’s trustees are launching an independent probe into allegations of misspending by President Margaret McKenna after she balked at cooperating with an internal investigation, sources told the Herald.
The trustees’ decision to investigate came after another attorney engaged by the board concluded the school had to “thoroughly investigate” charges of fiscal impropriety against McKenna brought by public relations maven George Regan after she terminated his longtime contract with Suffolk.
Yeah – those lessons in Regan-omics will get you every time. Turns out in this case, McKenna is collateral damage in the PR poobah’s gold rush.
[Board of Trustees Chair Andrew] Meyer told trustees last week that the school’s executive committee sought an outside opinion from a New York attorney, Monica Barrett, on how to respond to Regan’s charges and his demand for compensation for being fired.
Barrett’s advice to conduct a serious investigation prompted trustees to approach McKenna, sources said, but she didn’t immediately give them access to her expense records. But sources close to McKenna strongly deny she’s refusing to cooperate.
Crosstown, the Boston Globe had nothing on the story in today’s print edition, but reporter Joshua Miller picked up on it in his Political Happy Hour blog post this afternoon:
UNENDING SUFFOLK U BOARD DRAMA, by Joe Battenfeld on page 3 of today’s Boston Herald: “In a new escalation of the nasty war over control of Suffolk University, the school’s trustees are launching an independent probe into allegations of misspending by President Margaret McKenna after she balked at cooperating with an internal investigation, sources told the Herald. …” http://bit.ly/21UJqyL
Hey – a credit and a link?
They must be pretty happy at the firsty local tabloid, eh?
1 Comment | Uncategorized | Tagged: Andrew Meyer, board of trustees, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, firsty local tabloid, George Regan, Jim Morris, Joe Battenfeld, John McDonnell, Joshua Miller, Laura Krantz, like Brown on Williamson, Marty Walsh, Monica Barrett, Political Happy Hour, Rasky Baerlein, Regan Communications Group, Regan-omics, Suffolk University | Permalink
Posted by Campaign Outsider