California Man Pleads Guilty to Making Violent Threats Against Boston Globe Employees

DOJ BOSTON reports - BOSTON, MA – A California man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Boston in connection with making violent threats against Boston Globe employees in retaliation for the newspaper’s editorial response to political attacks on the media.  Robert D. Chain, 68, of Encino, Calif., pleaded guilty to seven counts of making threatening communications in interstate commerce. District Court Judge William G. Young scheduled sentencing for Sept. 23, 2019. On Aug. 10, 2018, the Boston Globe announced that it was requesting other newspaper publications around the country to publish a coordinated editorial response to political attacks on the media. The coordinated…
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Mogul Law Boston – OT Pay Shutdown. Will CWA Strike Out? Will Globe Union Cave to Billionaire Surges now that company is value-destroyed, striped of Real Estate Assets ? Will The Boston Globe without a Union, hedge a buyer? Or will old contract renew ?

Will John and Linda Henry Strike Out at the Boston Globe ? Boston, MA: - Boston Globe owner billionaires want more from workers in an attempt to dilute the CWA Unions strong power. New demands include: If a new owner buys us, our contract disappears. Boston Newspaper Guild reports - If a new owner buys us, our contract disappears. Our current contract includes a key clause that requires that if the company is sold to a new owner, the new owner must adhere to our current contract. The proposal the Globe has on the table would eliminate that. Pay Shutdown…
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BOSTON HERALD Digital First Media Billionaires Hedge Fund Eliminate Boston’s Top Seasoned Photojournalists & Sports Staff

Boston, MA: by Jack Sullivan Commonwealth Magazine. THE STRUGGLING BOSTON HERALD laid off about 20 more staffers Thursday, including at least two award-winning veteran photographers for a tabloid that thrives on pictures. Longtime photographer Mark Garfinkel posted on social media that he was let go after reporting for work Thursday morning. “Goodbye Boston Herald,” Garfinkel, a photographer at the paper for a quarter century, wrote on Twitter. “Today I was let go, w/others. I’ve enjoyed covering events that have occurred in Boston. Thanks to the staff, past/present.” Calls to several Herald officials, including editor Joe Sciacca, were not returned. Beyond the photo department, it’s unclear…
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Young journalists still determined after threats made to Entertainment Publication

Boston Strong (tm) .com News - Boston, MA: via The Daily Free Press. by Samantha Day. A man was charged with making calls threatening to shoot and kill reporters at The Boston Globe, the Globe reported. The man, Robert Darrell Chain, reportedly called Globe reporters “the enemy of the people,” following the newspaper’s nationwide editorial campaign protesting President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against the press. The 68-year-old California man made 14 calls to the Globe between Aug. 10–22 and 22 after the published editorial campaign, before being arrested in his home by an FBI SWAT team. Authorities found 20 firearms in his home, including a semiautomatic…
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Boston Globe Headquarters Threatened, Building Tenants Now Under Police Protection

Boston, MA: – via AXIOS. com – The Boston Globe today received a threatening telephone call that is being taken seriously by local and federal authorities, according to an email sent by a facilities manager to other tenants at the newspaper’s headquarters. A spokeswoman for the Globe provided the following statement: “We are taking the advice of local and federal authorities who have recommended some additional security measures. The alarming turn of the president’s rhetoric — the specific labeling of the press as an ‘enemy of the American people’ and the opposition party — does cause us concern about media outlets…
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Boston Public Radio Hosts Gift Bong to Retired Boston Police Commissioner

Outgoing Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is gifted bong by Boston Public Radio's Jim Braude and Margery Eagan. Boston, MA: Outgoing Boston Police Commissioner William Evans received an unusual parting gift during his last "Ask the Commissioner" segment on WGBH's Boston Public Radio Tuesday. Hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan gave him a bong. They said it is because they have interviewed him extensively about legalized marijuana in Massachusetts. Share More:     
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John Hancock signed First Amendment Rights Questioned as Media and Cameras Blocked from Bandstand Area of Boston “Free Speech Rally”

via Boston Strong - John Hancock signed First Amendment Rights Questioned as Media and Cameras Blocked from Bandstand Area of “Free Speech Rally” – Massive Counter Protests Overwhelm Boston ‘Free Speech Rally’ On Common
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Billionaire Henry’s Failing Boston Globe Sustainability, New CEO Leaves. Staff Moved to Safer Offices from Contaminated Industrial Site

Boston, MA: Boston Globe Media CEO Doug Franklin is stepping down a half  year after being hired by sports entertainment billionaire John Henry. Franklin cited differences with sports owner John Henry on "how to strategically achieve (the company's) financial sustainability." Franklin replaced CEO Mike Sheehan who had a 2 year agreement with Henry. Sheehan was hired following the closure of The One Fund Boston, which Sheehan, then President of Hill Holiday advertising, and John Gallagher, President John Hancock Boston, registered. John Henry bought the Boston Globe Dorchester, MA. seriously contaminated land and iconic newspaper industrial site in 2014 from the from Saturday Night…
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