Obtain a BPL eCard (Boston Public Library electronic card). Then you can access several historical newspaper databases from anywhere with an internet connection.
America's Historical Newspapers
Boston Herald (2004-2011)
New York Times (1851-2007)
New York Times (1985-present)
Once you have the BPL eCard, head directly to the BPL Electronic Newspaper Collectons to begin searching.
Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons
Wentworth Institute of Technology
550 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115