Best of Boston

1989 Best Best of Times

This last year tells us that we may have a good old-fashioned newspaper war in town.

Yes, the Globe still holds most of the cards, but the Herald made 20 new hires and created an investigative unit, and its sports section continues to stomp the Globe‘s. And the Globe, which used to regard the Herald with lofty disdain, has sharpened its political reporting and is now starting to take shots at the Herald.