Boston Globe launches new pay website

BOSTON (AP) ? The Boston Globe has launched a subscription-only website featuring content from the daily newspaper as well as breaking news. launched Monday and will be free for the rest of the month before readers will be required to pay $3.99 per week. Home delivery subscribers will not have to pay extra. The Globe had announced plans for the site last year.

The new site has been customized for different digital devices, including smartphones and tablets. It offers extras, including the ability to save stories for later offline reading, additional video and photography and archives.

The paper’s current site,, will remain free and offer daily sports coverage as well as five stories daily from the print edition.

Publisher Christopher Mayer says the new site offers the paper’s “full range and depth of journalism.”