Former Boston Globe reporter Tom Palmer is now writing about development issues for McDermott Ventures. Palmer, who retired from the Globe this past spring, will write twice a week. His debut, on the future of the Rose Kennedy Greenway, is characteristically smart and insidery.

“Tom Palmer’s Journal” could be a lot bloggier. There’s no RSS feed, no place for comments and few outgoing links. Perhaps that will come as Palmer gets the hang of a new medium. For now, it’s good news for us that he’s still covering issues that he knows well.