Communications about Rolling Stone magazine Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover

Tom Nash filed this request with the Boston Public Library of Boston, MA.


From: Tom Nash

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, ยง10, I hereby request the following records:

All emails, memos or complaints generated or received about the August 2013 issue of Rolling Stone

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Tom Nash

From: Grilk, Nancy

Tom Nash, MuckRock News
DEPT MR 6332
PO Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
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Dear Mr. Nash,

Pursuant to your Public Records Requests of July 22, 2013, received at the Boston Public Library via electronic mail, under 950 CMR 32.06, M.G.L. Chapter 66 sec.10 for:

"All emails, memos or complaints generated or received about the August 2013 issue of Rolling Stone"

The public records that we have in our possession that are responsive to your request is an email exchange from Nancy Grilk, Clerk of the Board to Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections Strategy, and Ms. Irmscher' s response on July 17, 2013, and is attached. The name and telephone number of the individual is redacted for privacy and the rest of the information in the email is redacted as it is unrelated to your request.

Due to the minimal preparation and cost involved with this request, the Boston Public Library waives any fees associated with fulfilling this request.

Please let me know of any questions.


Nancy Grilk
Clerk of the Board
Boston Public Library
Phone: 617-859-2370
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