The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (So sad to say goodbye edition)

1205506498Steve Bailey leaves the Globe: And makes us sad. Almost as sad as losing Fudgie the Whale to Connecticut.

NECN names a new news director: We’re available for News Night.

We adopted a marathoner: You can’t have her, Madonna.

We get schooled by Tom Hanks: The movie star drops some tax code knowledge on us at the Boston premiere of John Adams.

Trust us. We’re experts: We give some hints to the area’s blogging mayors.

Politicians gone wild: Gov. Deval Patrick’s aide has his court appearance delayed, and New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer faces the court of public opinion.

We’re his best cyber-stalkers: Mitt Romney changes his website and gets our hopes up.

Parting is such sweet sorrow: Mr. Gobbles moves to Dedham.

Bailey isn’t the only one leaving the Globe: Sidekick might be taking a buyout too.

NECN scores big: Alison King gets House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to rouse Democrats from their Dream Ticket.

Next time you see Mayor Menino, buy him a beer: He’s the 109th highest-paid city employee.

Rick Pitino runs on Dunkin’: Seventeen of them, to be exact.

We met Joey McIntyre! And had a blast at a special screening of On Broadway.

McCain/Romney ’08? Probably not.

First Mr. Gobbles, now Doug Mirabelli: The Red Sox release Tim Wakefield’s personal catcher.

Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it: America’s other big cities are terrified of the Big Dig.

Mitt Romney doesn’t need John McCain: He’s going to start his own political action committee. So there!

Hey, Alan Dershowitz: You’re not helping.

And on this week’s episodes of Sal and Deval:

Deval experiences the rare thrill of victory. Sal makes like Keifer Sutherland and heads straight for the jugular. Then the children got dragged into it. But this is just a precursor to the all-out brawl we expect at next week’s casino hearings.

That’s all for us this week. If you need us we’ll be luxuriating on the sandy shores of Fort Myers, Florida.