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December 21, 2012
And good luck to you in your new job. Merry Christmas.
Best of luck, Brian. The Globe, and readers like me, are lucky to have you!
Congratulations on the appointment. I've had differences of opinion with you over the years, but I respect the integrity you bring to the job. Best of luck in an industry that is struggling to transition to the digital universe.
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Congratulations! Your column will be greatly missed
Stay where you are and keep writing!!!!!!!!!!! You have abandoned your Mike Royko roots!
Second that emotion!!!!!
At first glance one would think Aunt Mary thinks its a hoot --- BUT -- she had little patience for meddling editors. :)
Passionate journalists make great editors. Just promise s you'll write a column or two once in a while. I am always enriched by what you share with us.
Cograts and best wishes, Mr. McGrory
Congratulations! We are counting on you to make good better....
Congratulations on being named editor! But I will really, really miss your columns. Please make sure you hire someone good to be your replacement.
Congratulations, and please try to find a replacement Metro columnist with the same fierce sense of principle and honor. It's been a privilege and a blessing to read your columns, even up here in northern New Hampshire, far north of metro Boston.
Now we won't have to read your diatribe on Hingham anymore I trust. The sweaty makes good. Congratulations on the promotion.
I, for one, will miss the diatribes on Hingham! :-)
Speaking as a Hingham native, the diatribes on Hingham will be missed
Hello! I love newspapers and want them to continue! All the best in your new position! Hire someone in your old position who also fights for the little guy! Cheers!
Brian. Congratulations and warmest wishes on a well deserved promotion. This will make many many people happy, inside and outside of your newsroom. Couldn't you still pen let's say a monthly column?: You impress me as the kind of guy who can walk and chew gum at the same time.
Though I will miss your columns, I couldn't be happier that they selected you as the Globe's editor. I know the paper is in good hands.
Congrats on your new job! Like many of
your fans, I will miss your always insightful,
well-written articles. Even when writing about
the least fortunate among us, their stories
were told with dignity and compassion! I'm
sure your aunt is very proud of you
You viewed a set of facts about a particular issue and then clearly stated your opinion in exceptionally well written English. I also enjoyed your visits as a commentator and guest fill-in on Jim and Margery and appearances on Greater Boston - keep going there. In my opinion, your columns could be used for not only journalism classes but for English classes from the middle school through the high school based on the fact of your published columns. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, Good Health, Good Luck as Editor and Thanks.
Best of luck. Your writing will be sorely missed. You did a great job of putting the spotlight on issues that needed the public's attention. Hopefully your successor will be able to fill your rather large shoes!
From delivery boy to editor, what a journey! Brian McGrory, poster child for the American Dream. Congratulations and Merry Christmas.
Congrats, but I'll miss your column. Your series on Liberty Mutual was an absolute gem.
Congratulations on a well-deserved appointment, Mr. McGrory. Now, go get 'em!
I nominate Beverley Beckham for more frequent publication in the Metro or Magazine sections. She's top notch, and we need a little more heart in this paper - not just during the holidays.
Parting is such sweet sorrow, Brian, but in your case, the wonderful news is that we don't have to say good-bye; plus, the Globe is in your capable hands, and that means the Metro column will prevail, you'll make sure of that. Thanks for one final "feel good" story today, we need it now more than ever. Best wishes always.
Thank you and good luck. Please don't let great stuff like that on Liberty Mutual die. Please encourage others to contine reporting like this. It's the best thing the Globe does.
I will miss your column. It renewed my spirit many times!
I didn't always agree with your columns, but I liked more of them than I disliked. You did your job by often challenging me, rather than simply reinforcing what I already believed.
The first thing I do every morning is go downstairs to get my newspaper. Please keep this one going. The Economist says the bottom has essentially been reached and will be leveling out. I hope they're right.
Congratulations. It's heartwarming to see hard work rewarded. I thought of sending you a chicken hatching kit as a gift, but obviously you won't need a rooster to wake you up on your new gig. Remember your roots and your home address and you will do amazing.
Congratulations, Brian, and good luck. I'm one of those denizens of your favorite 'uptight suburb,' and am going to miss your column. You've brought color and edginess to your little corner of the paper, something that I wish more of your colleagues would embrace (Shaughnessy can disregard), and I've enjoyed it for years. Also glad to be part of a town that's given you so much pleasure to write about.
Congratulations Brian! Will you be moving to Hingham now? (just kidding) I remember when the late Jess Cain lived there when it was a little more down to earth, but changing. It went seriously nouveau riche over the last twenty-five years or so. I remember when "old money" types seemed to compete as to who was the most understated. Some of them could nearly pass for being homeless when acually they had just spent a day sailing.