Boston police try to sell Herald newspapers!!!: Carpundit
rants that the Herald is trying to sell newspapers by saying a murder occurred in the South End, not Roxbury. (I know, I know: Huh?
) Anyway, it turns out Boston police also say
the murder occurred in the South End. Thus Carpundit's logic dictates that police were in cahoots to sell ... Never mind. ... Thanks to Adam
for the BPD item. The comments at Adam's site are actually pretty cool. I didn't know -- though I suppose I should have -- that the border between Roxbury and the South End is apparently defined by the old city boundaries, not Mass Ave. But if Comcast says it's Mass Ave., then, well, it's Mass Ave, damn it. So take that, you secretly colluding cops and reporters! ... And my own disclosure: I'm a reporter at the Herald.Update
-- Oh my God. Comcast could be right, based on this map
(click on the 'historic district' button). The South End does indeed extend west of Mass Ave. But not as far as Lenox Street. Could it really be the Herald and the BPD are conspiring to redraw the very boundaries of Boston in order to sell newspapers? ... Of course it can't be about a mere "mistake" or "confusion." That would be too simple an explanation. There must be a sinister plot!