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Correction of the week

No, as a matter of fact, the MBTA is not tearing down a just-built bridge on the South Shore, as the Boston Globe reported the other day. The one it’s tearing down is more than 100 years old. (Via Universal Hub.)

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  1. Anonymous

    Should the correction not be distinguishable from the original error? What I read repeated the original screw up.

  2. Mike from Norwell

    Noticed that too, although math and journalists are a span apart. Always remember a Saturday Globe article in the 80s breathlessly reporting that Lotus Development Corp. (remember them) had 3 billion square feet of real estate footage leased in the Boston area. What’s a decimal place shift between friends (or for that matter, is there really a difference between “m” and “b”).

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