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The venerable alt-weekly's last print issue is March 15. "It was the long-term decline of national advertising dollars that made the Boston Phoenix economically unviable," Phoenix Executive Editor Peter Kadzis writes in a press release.

The Portland, Maine, and Providence, R.I., Phoenixes will still publish.

"I’m devastated," Dan Kennedy writes.

The Phoenix gave me 14 great years, and it’s hard to believe that the end has come. There are way too many people to mention, so I’ll leave it at this: Peter Kadzis and Stephen Mindich were great bosses, smart, tough and loyal. Carly Carioli has done tremendous work on the reinvention, and it’s a tragedy that he ran out of time.

The Phoenix merged with a sister publication, Stuff, last fall. “I’m anything but angry, I’m just saddened," Phoenix writer Chris Faraone told the Boston Herald. "It’s sad to lose an alternative voice in the city.”