Boston mag's editor out in shake-up

The Globe isn't the only Boston publication in turmoil. A shake-up hit Boston magazine today, with editor James Burnett getting tossed aside after seven years running the magazine. Another three employees from the editorial and design departments were also let go, along with two from the business side, in what is said to be a reorganization aimed both at saving money and resolving "creative differences" between Burnett and Boston's parent company, Metrocorp.

Metrocorp is said to be naming a new editor this afternoon; an employee in the office of president Randy Hano said she had no information on Burnett's replacement. Reached by phone, Burnett confirmed he has been let go but declined to comment further.