News Boxes Not Yet Banned in Boston

september 6, 2001  06:32 am
A Boston judge has temporarily blocked a ban on news boxes in the Back Bay. The local ordinance, which went into effect August 9, was challenged by the non-AAN alt pub Weekly Dig and the paid circulation weekly, Editorial Humor. The judge issued a restraining order, and now other publications, including the Boston Phoenix, are joining the lawsuit. (Click here to download a copy of the Weekly Dig's Aug. 29 story on the newsrack ban.)