Brown's new gig - New local fishing regs hurt - Globe to sell plant, move back downtown

US considering closing parts of Stellwagen Bank to anglers in move which would hurt tourism here - CC Times property worth over $2M
Brown, the Globe and cod makes the news today.

Is Scott Brown a touring member of Cheap Trick?

He played with the band for the second time this weekend

Most politicians end up moving to DC and becoming a lobbyist after they leave office, but former U.S. Senator Scott Brown seems to be doing it differently - moving to New Hampshire to run as their U.S. Senator and playing for a rock band.

Click here or on the image on the right to see him playing with Cheap Trick again.

The Boston Globe reports that he has ended his contract with Fox News which increases the speculation he will run for the U.S. Senate again - this time from New Hampshire.

A spokeswoman for the network said in December that if Brown authorized an exploratory committee to be formed, his on-air agreement would be terminated.

Brown will now be free to take on the NH Democratic incumbent Senator Jeanne Shaheen.

Read the story in Boston Magazine here.

US considering closing parts of Stellwagen Bank to anglers

Would hurt tourism here, Cod fishing a big attraction

Charter fishermen on Cape Cod are expressing great concern about a proposed regulation's effect on cod fishing tours. Stellwagen Bank Charter Boat Association president Charlie Wade said the regulations could close a 73-square-mile area of the ocean to the hook-and-line ground fishing that “defines this area”.

The association is a made up of Massachusetts USCG Licensed Captains and Mates operating on Stellwagen Bank and the Western gulf of Maine.

He added that closing the area is one option being considered by the New England Fishery Management Council.

Read the Boston Globe story here.

Globe to move to smaller building downtown

A move made by several other recently sold newspapers

The Boston Globe's new owner and publisher, Red Sox tycoon John Henry, says he is selling the sprawling 16-acre newspaper's site on Morrissey Boulevard and will move the region's biggest daily newspaper to a smaller facility downtown. The newspaper was original there a half century ago.

Worth almost what he paid for The Globe

Henry paid $70 million for The Globe and the Worcester Telegram recently, and real estate brokers in Boston estimate the property is worth $68 million.

Henry told Boston Magazine that selling the Morrissey Boulevard site “will provide us with the ability to move into a smaller, more efficient and modern facility in the heart of the city. We believe that there is enough excess value there to fund very important investments in our long-term future, if the community supports development of the property".

This is a move made by several recently sold newspapers as their revenue falls and profits disappear, the land they sit on is more valuable than the newspaper itself.

The New York Times reported last December that the Washington Post, the Detroit Fee Press and the Detroit News as well as the Tribune Media Company's newspapers like the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune were putting their property on the block.

Cape Cod Times property worth over $2 million

We wonder when our local daily newspaper's new owners will put the Main Street Hyannis property on the market as well.

The sales price has never been revealed, but the Barnstable Assessor's website says it's worth between $2.5 and $3 million dollars.

Dow Jones got $82 million for the entire group that Cape Cod Times was in. I don't think the price was broken apart. Remember that they cut 17 positions there in November and dropped several features - you don't need as much room when you keep cutting the staff and content.


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