The Boston Globe has a thorough look at the challenge facing the Boston Phoenix as it moves this week to a new format, scrapping the traditional alternative newsweekly template while adding a big helping of lifestyle content.
Phoenix owner and publisher Stephen Mindich, 69, tells the Globe the rejiggered Phoenix in Boston “is right for the time.”
Fond memories of the late, great Rocky Point Amusement Park ran strong when a bevy of local, state and federal officials converged this morning to announce plans for preserving the park’s remaining 82 acres.
Senator Jack Reed noted how Rocky Point, which closed in 1995, remains iconic in Rhode Island:
As the weeks dwindle down toward the general election showdown, Mitt Romney seems to be running on empty. Romney’s dilemma is that he can’t seem to boast about his business or political career without chewing on his toes. The latest in a long string of incautious statements is that the middle class in the U.S. comprises those earning between $200,000 and $250,000 annually. This comes in the wake of the Olympics insult to the British and the swing and miss comments about the latest Middle East diplomatic mess.
Former Gov. Donald Carcieri has finally broken his silence on 38 Studios. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay on what the former governor did not say.
It was a grim-looking Don Carcieri who ended his retirement hiatus from media scrutiny with an interview with WPRI-TV’s Tim White. If not contrite about the disaster that was the state’s $75 million investment in the video game company, the former governor at least took responsibility for pushing the deal.