I wonder if it's just a coincidence that the boxes for the Boston Phoenix at the T stops closest to the State House* have been absent since approximately two weeks before election day? It's a fairly left-leaning paper that is pretty clear about its political endorsements. Our governor is fairly right-leaning and was attempting to have a little Republican Revolution here in the Bay State. Though his plan failed, I can't say as I actually saw the Phoenix's endorsements. Worse, I didn't even think of it until I tried to find the paper to see what was written about the election results.
I suppose the boxes might have been moved in anticipation of the Red Sox victory parade. What's weird is that all of the other press boxes are still there. I could speculate further and say that all of the other free rags managed to get their boxes back in place and the Phoenix dropped the ball. I don't know.
*For the non-Bostonians here, those would be Park Street and Downtown Crossing. The closest box I could find was a full stop away on a different line. At a little over a quarter of a mile, it wasn't an impossible walk, but it was an interesting one.