Friday, September 10, 2010

Boston.com connects to Dot

We were incredibly disappointed when the Boston Globe discontinued the City Weekly section (we must admit we even canceled our subscription over it - well that and their negative depiction of urban teachers, which is an important part of who we are). We use to love drinking a fresh brewed cup of coffee and looking over the pages describing what was going on in the other 'hoods of Beantown. However, deep down inside we have always rooted for the Globe to turn itself around. We know they have the potential and there is still nostalgia there. So we think this may be the first step...

Today, the Globe and their website boston.com have launched a new section focusing on the neighborhoods of Boston. Although not all neighborhoods are featured yet, we are excited they have realized that the suburbs are not all that makes the Boston area great. Of course, they have chosen Dorchester as one of their first neighborhoods to cover, because of its undeniable hipness and amazing diversity (and we also assume because the Globe offices are located right here in Dorchester). So check out their site and be sure to let the Globe know what you think of it.

Dorchester @ boston.com
Your Town @ boston.com

4 comments:

DottieHottie said...

The Dottie Hottie is quite stoked about this page, as well. I think the Dot Reporter is still a superior read and I like that the Globe offers feeds from a wide range of media that are dedicated to this undeniably hip 'hood, as you say.

Chris and Erin said...

We completely agree and will still be tuning in weekly to our favorite neighborhood "paper," the Dorchester Reporter.

Joe Allen-Black said...

Thanks for this write up. We're really excited about the launch of the new Boston neighborhood sites. If there's ever anything you see we're missing or can improve on, please feel free to e-mail me at jab@boston.com or call me at (617) 929-3262. Compliments are always accepted, too :-)

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