Gail Spector’s class of Boston University journalism majors who will spending the semester reporting on Newton won’t meet for the first time until Tuesday.
But have you noticed that the Globe has already ramped up its Newton coverage?
Just in this week, there’s been
Reporter Jenna Fisher tells the story on Patch this week about former TAB editor, Village 14 blogger and author Gail Spector’s decision to run for school committee:
Spector, a Newton Democrat who while she was editor for the TAB had to put her political leanings on hold for a couple years, said when she saw that Amy Masters a Chronicle producer was planning to
During his eight years in office, Mayor Setti Warren has rarely endorsed local candidates. And, I’ve been looking, but I don’t think he has endorsed in anyone in this fall’s contests so far…at least until this just came in from Gail Spector’s camaign for School Committee. ..
Mayor Setti Warren endorses Gail Spector for School Committee
In endorsing Gail Spector in her race for School Committee from Ward 8, Newton Mayor Setti Warren said,
“I’m proud to endorse Gail Spector for School Committee from Ward 8. Her experience as a journalist covering the Newton schools and her commitment to this city will make Gail a terrific addition to the School Committee.”
Spector, a 33-year Newton resident, said,
Tom Mountain is extra giddy this year that the Pats are playing in the Superbowl, writing in a TAB column…
News flash to all Democrats cheering on the Patriots for the Super Bowl, especially those husbands whose uber-feminist wives still let them watch this violent sport: Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are all friends and supporters of President Trump. So as you’re cheering on Tom know that after the game he’ll return to his Chestnut Hill estate to gallivant about in his red “Make America Great Again” hat. That is, unless he and Bill opt to hang out with their pal Donald Trump first.
Gail Spector, on the other hand, won’t be watching but it has nothing to do with whether or not Brady will really be gallivanting about in his red “Make America Great Again” hat,” writing for WBUR’s Common Health blog…
Here I am, in Patriot Nation, hoping that the Pats will flaunt another Super Bowl win in NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s face, but the league’s indifference to the health of its players is infuriating me. How can I support a business that’s uncompromising in its policies about pain relief while its employees develop devastating addictions?
Does the Trump/Brady/Belichick/Kraft connection, Gail’s concerns or any other factor change how you feel about this Sunday’s game?
In photo: Make America Great Hat in Tom Brady’s locker
This is not a Newton-specific piece but I’m posting it here regardless, in support of all women with similar experiences. Please read* my story: Forty years later, do sexual attackers even remember my name?
Here are a couple of excerpts: