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The South End boasts one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Boston. Vibrant neighborhood festivals, bow front architecture, bustling shops and restaurants make this an exciting place to be.

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Call 617-464-7280 ext. 202 or email sales -AT- southendnews -DOT- com to place your ad.


Who reads South End News?
We estimate our readership to be 31,000 readers per week.

What is your circulation?
14,000 copies of South End News are distributed weekly within the one square mile of the South End.

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How much is a display ad?
An ad in South End News is an affordable way to tell people about your business or service.
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Will my ad appear on
26 and 52 week contract advertisers receive a free directory listing on Or you can purchase web and directory advertising. Download advertising rates for

Are there any special issues?
South End News publishes several special issues throughout the year.
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Is there a charge for design?
We are happy to provide award-winning design services at no charge.

What are your ad or web sizes?
Each rate sheet contains our spec information.

What electronic formats do you accept?

What are your deadlines?
Reserve your space by Monday at 3:00 (Friday at 3:00 when there is a Monday holiday). Ad copy is due Tuesday at noon. Special supplement deadlines are typically the Thursday before publication. South End News publishes every Thursday.

How do I pay?
All new advertisers must prepay the first four ads. We accept all major credit cards.

How do I place a classified ad?
Why pay for classified ads? Because you get what you pay for. Our papers and websites deliver readers who have depended on us for over 30 years for news about our communities.

Plus, your ad is easy to find and respond to in the paper and online.

The information below is valid for both Bay Windows and South End News.


What is the rate for advertising?
Classified Line ads have a weekly charge of $8 for the first line, $3 for each additional line. All ads must have a headline (which is bold & all caps).

What is a line?
There are 22 characters in line, including spaces and punctuation marks.

Can my ad include more than text?
Our classified ads are text-only ads (in-column), with no options for graphics, rules, photos, etc.

Will my ad appear on-line?
All classified ads appear in both the print and online editions.

When are papers printed?
Both papers are published every Thursday.

When will my ad appear online?

When is the advertising deadline?
Mondays at 3pm for the Thursday edition.

How do I place my ad?

Classified ad copy and placement is only accepted by email.
Send your ad copy to classifiedads -AT- southendnews -DOT- com.

Identify in which paper you'd like the ad to appear and include the best method to contact you.

A classified representative will contact you with an ad quote and make payment arrangements. All classified ads must be prepaid.

Along with the text for your ad, we would need the following info by Monday at 3pm in order to get your ad into the next available Thursday edition:

1) Full name, address and phone number
2) Mastercard, Visa, AMEX or Discover account number and Expiration Date
3) Total number of weeks to run.

We reserve the right to edit or reject any ad.
Please note that there are no refunds on classified ads.


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