The Week That Was

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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.

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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.

Wednesday
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.

Thursday
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.

Friday
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.

Source URL: https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2008/03/14/the-week-that-was-31/