Publisher Kevin Corrado told employees in a memo on Tuesday that the newspaper will be moving its offices to Braintree later this year. Braintree is about 13 miles (21 kilometers) south of Boston.
The Herald’s offices have been located in Boston’s Seaport District since the newspaper left its longtime home in the South End in 2012.
The newspaper filed for bankruptcy in December 2017 and was later bought by Denver-based Digital First Media. Digital First owns hundreds of publications, including the Lowell Sun and Sentinel & Enterprise of Fitchburg in Massachusetts.
Since the huge layoffs that resulted in 93 people losing their jobs at the Daily News on July 23, smaller tremors have now pushed the total to 103.
Five more, all members of the International Typographical Union — which has been without a contract since April — are facing their last day Friday.
The move caught some by surprise because Tronc, the Chicago-based parent company, which was originally consolidating design and production work for all its papers at a hub in Chicago, soon realized that idea was creating a very messy hometown paper and began farming some of the work back to New York. The five had also been kept busy working on other commercial jobs that print in the Jersey City plant whose outside clients include the freebie Metro New York and the weekly Queens Courier.
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