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NECN Names New News Director (Also Embraces Alliteration)

A few weeks back, we told you about the departure of NECN founder and president Phil Balboni. While it was a blow to the little cable station that can, it hasn’t crippled their operation. In fact, NECN has already established…

LiLo Will Hook Up With Anyone…Except Eli Roth

There’s a funny story making its way around the internet right now. The thrust involves Lindsay Lohan, everyone’s favorite Newton filmmaker Eli Roth, and a chance encounter in Hollywood that didn’t end quite the way the tabloids (or Boston Daily)…

Pew! Bay State Government Stinks

A new Pew Center study gives Massachusetts’ state government a “C” grade — the third-worst mark handed out. The only surprising thing is that Beacon Hill pols managed to avoid finishing last. Luckily for Gov. Deval Patrick, Speaker Sal DiMasi…

More on the McCain Story…and Romney

I spent the better part of the morning talking to local media members and political strategists. The take-away? There are a lot of people out there thinking that the New York Times did Mitt Romney wrong. “He would have gotten…

Did the NYT Screw Romney Out of the Nomination?

The New York Times has a story on A1 today implying that Arizona Sen. John McCain had an affair with a female lobbyist during the 2000 campaign. The story also says “that McCain had written letters to government regulators on…

Wait, Amtrak Is Still Operating?

I’m not a huge fan of Amtrak. For starters, a ticket from Boston to, say, Philly will run you almost as much as a seat on U.S. Air. Why pay to be inconvenienced by delays on a five-hour train ride…

One of These Things Is Just Like the Other

One minute, Sen. Barack Obama was cruising along, enjoying all the stories about his momentum in the race for the Democratic nomination. The next, he gives a speech that sounds a lot like one his buddy delivered, and boom —…

NECN Founder and President Stepping Down

We’re big fans of NECN here — mainly because Boston Daily staffers are smitten with being on camera, and our cable buddies keep putting us on the air. Oh, and because NECN does fine work. That too. Alas, nothing lasts…

Rocket About to Crash and Burn?

None of us here at Boston Daily are lawyers (though some of us have needed lawyers now and then). Still, this bit of news sure sounds bad for former Red Sox ace Roger Clemens. Turns out Clemens’ one-time friend and…

Romney Isn’t That Rich

As we told you yesterday, Mitt Romney just doesn’t want to give up. Despite the fact that it looks damn near impossible for him to claim the GOP nomination, there’s been no word from the candidate about dropping out of…