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Type of site
Available inEnglish
OwnerBoston Globe Media Partners
Created byThe Boston Globe
EditorKaitlyn Johnston
General managerMatthew Karolian
Alexa rankDecrease 3,409 (August 2020)[1]
LaunchedOctober 30, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-10-30)[2] is a regional website that offers news and information about the Boston, Massachusetts, region.[3] It is owned and operated by Boston Globe Media Partners, the publisher of The Boston Globe.[4] was one of the first news websites on the public web, launched in late October 1995 by Boston Globe Electronic Publishing Inc. The domain name was purchased from the Boston-area cafe chain Au Bon Pain in exchange for print advertisements for charities chosen by Au Bon Pain's CEO.[5]

Since its inception, has covered a wide range of stories of interest to people in the region. It was the primary website of The Boston Globe until late 2011.[] currently[when?] covers local, national, and international news, professional sports, weather, traffic, entertainment, and lifestyle.[]

The site also maintains a mobile application for iPhone and Android devices. It connects readers with stories featured on the website.[6][7]

Relation to The Boston Globe

On September 12, 2011, The Boston Globe launched a separate site at that put most content from its newsroom behind a paywall.[8] Since that time, has been a separate, standalone entity providing coverage of local news, sports, weather, and leisure on a free, advertising-supported platform. The two media outlets share office space at 1 Exchange Place in downtown Boston.[9]


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  2. ^ " WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Boston Globe launches subscription web site". Reuters. 2011-09-12. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Boston Globe Media". Boston Globe Media. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "With buyers eyeing Globe real estate, how much is in a (domain) name?". 2013-06-20. Retrieved .
  6. ^ LLC, Boston Globe Media Partners (2017-12-12),, Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC, retrieved
  7. ^ " on the App Store". App Store. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "The Boston Globe Launches A Beautiful, Brand New Paywall Website". Retrieved .
  9. ^ "59 years after leaving Newspaper Row, Globe returns to downtown". The Boston Globe. Retrieved .

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