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Old 08-09-2007, 01:01 AM   #21
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...and there's more, complete with a demo photo:

http://bostonhistory.typepad.com/not..._street_1.html
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Old 08-09-2007, 08:21 AM   #22
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What... no Schenectady? No Utica? Birmingham? Buffalo???
There is a Utica Street, which runs into Kneeland near the diner.

There was also a third New York Streets post, looking at the bridges in that area: http://bostonhistory.typepad.com/not..._street_2.html
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:35 PM   #23
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Right

So, it was called the New York Streets neighborhood because the train going through there went on to stops in cities in upstate New York.
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:54 PM   #24
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No, because the streets were named after towns in New York where the train stopped.

Another part of the South End has streets named after Massachusetts towns where the train stopped -- Newton, Brookline, Dedham, Rutland, Springfield, Worcester, etc. I don't know how Waltham and Concord got on that list, since you get there from North Station, not South Station or Back Bay.

Near North Station you have some more streets named after railroad stops -- Merrimac, Lancaster, Portland, Haverhill, Beverly, Medford, Lynn.
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Old 08-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #25
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Here are details on the 275 Albany Street proposal:

275 Albany Street
Boston, Massachusetts
Is this just that the property owner is advertising the site or is there an actual plan in place?

add to this the rumored sale of the flower market to BU.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:34 PM   #26
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My dad works at the Herald!
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:35 PM   #27
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And what is his reaction to this news?
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:42 PM   #28
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I haven't told him yet. I don't think he knows but I'm on my way to Boston now and I'm gonna break the news to him when I get there.
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:45 PM   #29
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Surely everyone who works in the Herald building knows this by now.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:03 PM   #30
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The Globe currently prints the NY Times and the NY Post for this area and the Worcester Telegraph prints the NY Daily News, both are owned by the NY Times Co.. The Herald offered this production contract to the Globe about a year ago but was turned down. Since then the Globe has gotten contracts to print and distribute the Brockton Enterprise and the Quincy Patriot Ledger.

The Herald selling that property was inevitable. For years they did very little to upgrade their equipment while the Globe has been expanding its color capacity looking to profit from there investments by becoming something of a job shop.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:44 PM   #31
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If the Herald prints in Chicopee, a 90-minute drive from Boston, what's that going to do to their news deadlines, and to the timeliness of their news?

I think you can say goodbye to ever reading any story about a West Coast Red Sox game, for starters.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:41 AM   #32
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pshaw

I agree, it blows.

I think getting west coast ball scores in the early editions went out the window once the Globe starting publishing color photos, back in the mid-90s.
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Old 08-11-2007, 05:54 AM   #33
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I would guess that the press runs would be faster at the Wall Street Journal and would make up most of the difference. The color capacity will also be improved making the Herald more competitive with the Globe for 4 color ads.

Currently the Herald sends its first edition to the far suburbs and the airport and works its way in to Boston giving people in the city the West Coast scores in the third or fourth editions. Now Boston will be furthest from the plant so I wonder if they will now get first editions and the burbs get the later and better ones.
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Old 08-11-2007, 12:58 PM   #34
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Do people in Boston pay for the Herald anyway? The only time I even look at it is if I grab a free copy on the way into a train station. Even where they're not handing them out, Metro is a more convenient alternative for portable tabloid news.

Their priority might lie with suburban subscribers. I remember reading that they were becoming more focused on their smaller suburban papers, which occupy more secure niches than Boston, as well.
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Old 08-12-2007, 09:59 PM   #35
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The Herald no longer owns any suburban newspapers.
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:09 PM   #36
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Boston Herald property

An April 5th Boston Courant article about Harrison Ave in the South End had this sentence:
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the district has seen big changes in the form of a sale of Boston Herald property
Any one know anything about this or is it a mistake?
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Old 04-15-2008, 06:09 AM   #37
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Re: Boston Herald property

The Herald still has no other place to print their paper. The deal to print it in Chicopee at the Wall Street Journal is dead because they cannot get both papers on the street in time for the 6AM delivery promised to advertisers.

I always thought that was bullshit anyway and the Herald was just trying to get the Globe to bid on the work considering the Globe has the presses and equipment, and contracts to print the NY Times, NY Post, Brockton Enterprise and the Patriot Ledger- as well as their own product.

In this day and age it is possible for smaller newspapers to continue a print edition by out sourcing the production operation. Page layouts and plate negatives are delivered electronically and plates are physically created at the job shop. As long as the paper sticks to a broadsheet format and basic folio of say, 2 sections- 8x8 pages, the printer can do the press run, change the plates and run a whole different paper quickly and efficiently.

The Herald as it stands has very little modern color capacity and the word is that the Globe would like to keep them around because they feel if they went under it would hurt them too but if the Globe starts printing the Herald the color capacity goes thru the roof and suddenly the Herald is a direct competitor with the Globe for a shrinking market for full-page color ads.
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:07 AM   #38
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An April 5th Boston Courant article about Harrison Ave in the South End had this sentence: Any one know anything about this or is it a mistake?
I looked at the Registry of Deeds site for 300 Harrison and while there appears to be an ownership transfer around June 2007, from the names, it looks to be from one Herald entity to another.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:31 AM   #39
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Re: Boston Herald property

According to an anonymous source the Herald was offered to the Globe but the Globe realizing they are the only game in town big enough to do their order will probably low-ball the Herald after the Herald exhausts every other possibility.

Those possibilities include buying the Cape Cod Times mainly for their printing facility but that is very costly and that they had people down yesterday to look at the viability of building a mixed use complex where they are in the South End with only production facilities (pressroom, mailroom, loading docks...).
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Old 04-15-2008, 01:05 PM   #40
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Paul, can you call or email the reporter, to find out? I did a Suffolk Deeds search, as well, and found nothing, either under 300 Harrison or 1 Herald, and nothing under Mr Purcell's name or under Boston Herald, in any incarnation.

It's possible that the Herald owned land down near BMC, since in the Courant article the same sentence talks about that part of Harrison.

The Suffolk Deeds site did show a lease being signed by Patrick Parcell that ran from April 2006 - April 2008. So, presumably it would need to be renewed?

Unless they sold ...

(Also, the article says "a" Herald property, I think - not necessarily the big one.)
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