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Boston Globe auto section revived with local writers

Posted by Clifford Atiyeh  February 12, 2010 05:34 PM

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Starting Saturday, Feb. 13, the weekend automotive section in The Boston Globe will return to its New England roots by featuring an exclusive roster of local journalists.

Regular reviews, news, and features — which due to budget constraints had been replaced by wire services — will now be covered by writers from the New England Motor Press Association, of which former Globe auto writers Royal Ford and John White are members. has been providing original automotive reviews and news to satisfy the New England car consumer and enthusiast since the Boston Overdrive blog launched in December 2008. Cars editor Clifford Atiyeh and frequent correspondent and Globe veteran editor Bill Griffith will join Glenn Gould, former auto correspondent for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Robb Report, and Gerry Miles, former auto editor of the Portsmouth Herald, on both Saturdays and Sundays in print. John Paul of AAA is also making a comeback on Sundays with his popular "Car Doctor" advice column, which as always will appear at

Of course, you'll be able to read everything right here at and

Please let us know what you think. Send an e-mail to, and if you're in New England, do yourself (and us!) a favor and buy a copy.

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Clifford Atiyeh is an automotive writer and car enthusiast . He has spent his entire life driving cars he doesn't own.
In the garage: 1995 21-speed Iron Horse, 2002 Jeep Wrangler X (by association)
Bill Griffith is a veteran Boston Globe reporter, having reviewed cars for more than 10 years and serving as assistant sports editor for 25 years. He was also the paper's sports media columnist.
In the garage: 2006 Subaru Baja
AAA's Car Doctor, John Paul John Paul is public affairs manager for AAA Southern New England, a certified mechanic, and a Globe columnist. He hosts a weekly radio show on WROL.
In the garage: Hyundai Sante Fe, Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible
Craig Fitzgerald has been writing about cars, motorcycles, and the automotive industry since 1999. He is the former editor of Hemmings Sports & Exotic Car.
In the garage: 1968 Buick Riviera, 1996 Buick Roadmaster, 1974 Honda CB450
Keith Griffin is president of the New England Motor Press Association and edits the used car section on He also writes for the Hartford Business Journal and various weekly newspapers in Connecticut.
In the garage: Mazda 5, Dodge Neon
George Kennedy is a senior writer for WheelsTV in Acton, which produces video reviews for Yahoo, MSN, and other auto websites.
In the garage: Lifted 1999 Jeep Cherokee
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