Category: Boston Globe

Better dead than read, Part Deux

10 August, 2009 (10:41) | Boston, Boston Globe, Conversion, Land value, Markets, Zoning |

Dinosaurs and buggy whips came to my mind when I read (self-referentially, in the Boston Globe Itself) of three bidders for the money-flushing newspaper:   An investment firm that recently purchased a San Diego newspaper has emerged as a third bidder for The Boston Globe, according to people briefed on offers submitted to the paper’s […]

Better dead than read?

4 May, 2009 (10:50) | Boston, Boston Globe, Conversion, Land value, Markets, Speculation |

Are you sure that’s spelled right? As the unionized employees of the Boston Globe debate among themselves whether they will accede to the $20 million in annual wage cuts demanded by their owner, the New York Times Company, they might do well to ponder a grim real estate reality, as presented with clinical dispassion by […]