Boston Herald’s New E-Edition: E Stands for Exit

September 5, 2018

The Not-So-Boston Herald has, over the past handful of months, 1) moved its printing from the Boston Globe’s Taunton press to the Providence Journal’s plant in Rhode Island, and 2) announced the paper’s move from Fargo Street to Braintree later this year.

Despite the Herald’s sunny-side-up promotion of its new printing press (“our loyal customers can look forward to a more reader-friendly paper”) and new home (Free parking! Convenient shopping! On-site Leanbox (whatever the hell that is)! Amenities! Miles from Boston!), it sure doesn’t feel like good news.

But this – which hit our email in-box last evening – sure does.

Here’s our question: Is the hardreading staff eligible to win? (We’re guessing not, since no one at the feisty local tabloid can stand us.)

Anyway, here’s the new format.

 

 

Not to get technical about it, but that was the E-Edition at 12:10 this morning, which seemed a bit, well, out of step.

(It’s all sorted now, though, as my morning E-Editon email informed me. Oddly, the print edition of the slightly local tabloid had no mention of the new digital paper. It also lacked last night’s baseball scores. The E-Edition, at least, had some but not all. Stick that in your email, eh?)

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Marty Walsh Hates the Herald

June 25, 2014

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has always struck the hardreading staff as deep-down a Boston Herald kind of guy. But you can’t tell by looking at the local dailies today.

Boston Globe, Page 9:

 

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Boston Herald: Nada thing.

Of course this logo lower left in the ad might explain that.

 

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Even so, it’s a bitter pill for the slighty local tabloid, especially since today’s edition spotlights Walsh in this ad for the virtually unlistenable – and unlistened to – Boston Herald Radio.

 

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Notice that Mayor Marty’s full name appears bottom right of the ad. Think maybe he’s fallen below that in the eyes of the Heraldniks?

Regardless, the headscratching staff wonders whether the good taxpayers of Boston footed the bill for Marty’s Mash Note, or if the Globe comped him. We’re writing to what we hope are the appropriate authorities at the stately local broadsheet, and we’ll keep you posted.