0.8 min readBy Published On: January 9th, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on Sign of the times: The Metro printed its last issue

In the era of smart phones and instant news via social media, it’s clear that print editions of newspapers is slowly disappearing. On Wednesday, it was announced that The Metro newspaper would be closing.

For nearly two decades, the free daily paper could be found near bus stops and MBTA stations.

“After 19 years in Boston, we are sad to announce the closure of Metro Boston, effective today,” the note read. “We realize this may seem sudden, but after our New York and Philadelphia editions were sold, we no longer have access to centralized resources, and a difficult decision had to be made.” Metro New York and Metro Philadelphia were recently sold to a New York media company.

According to the Boston Business Journal, back in 2005, the Metro had a circulation of 300,000 but recently only managed around 50,000.

Guess commuters will have to discover Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot (and maybe a few more neighborhoods in the works!)

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