Boston Phoenix Ceasing Print and Online Operations

Failed to take in the necessary ad revenue


The Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly newspaper that attracted a following with its sharp political coverage and smart insight into the cultural and music scene, announced Thursday that it would be folding after failing to attract sufficient advertising revenue.

The print publication will cease immediately. The online issue for the week of March 22 will be the publication's last. Sister papers in Maine and Rhode Island will remain open, the company said.