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Sean Lesniak, who inspired state lawmakers to ban shark fins. Credit: oceana.org
pmotw July 24, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Ban everything. This is no longer land of the Free.
Zoltan July 24, 2014 at 04:10 pm
What does "exemption of locally caught species" do to reduce the practice of finning?Read More Seems as though this law will have the opposite of it's intended effect on shark populations in the northeast.
Beachgoers respite at Herring Cove in Provincetown (Source: Flickr/Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism/William DeSousa-Mauk)
pmotw July 24, 2014 at 02:55 pm
The Nanny state should just ban everything!
Rob C July 24, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Too bad they really have no authority to ban anything in the air. From reading this the beautifulRead More people on the cape just don't want a camera in the air. A remote controlled plane and a "drone" are the same things, one is OK the other is not?
MBTA commuter rail trains will all get a faster WiFi service during the next two years. Credit: Patch file photo
Scott Wadland July 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
I wonder if this will work in all the dead spots on the Framingham/Worcester line where we can'tRead More even get get cell phone reception!
Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Moudsie July 24, 2014 at 04:44 pm
You are so right--we just got back from another store--it was horrible--not as muchRead More selection--higher prices--no fresh seafood. I hope the fools who are money-hungry sell to Arthur T really quick.
Samantha Clattenburg July 24, 2014 at 08:15 pm
IDK if everyone remembers what Market Basket's reputation was when we were kids. Everyone I knewRead More called it Trash Basket, justifiably so because their stores were dirty and the meat and produce were lackluster to say the least. Family feud aside, and yes I know that Artie T. is on the side of the family that pulled some shady business in the previous generations, but the fact of the matter is, Market Basket continues to deliver quality products at a MUCH lower price than Hannaford and Shaw's, with cleaner stores these last couple decades. Basically, the other side of the family previously ran their stores equivalent to a slum lord who wants his rent but won't fix anything. There is really no saying whether or not they would even exist today, certainly doubtful to the degree of their current success if Artie T. had not cleaned up their act and given their employees excellent bonus and benefit incentive to run their stores like clockwork. And the people whom Artie S. hired to replace Artie T. just gutted the chains for which they were previously employed. So really, ask yourself which side of the family has the most ominous interest and what version of the story is most viable. Artie T. who is speculated to have created decades worth of loyalty from both employees and customers, only to create the conditions in which to tank the stores and buy the company, or Artie S. who is outright going to gut it? Which version of Market Basket do you want to see prevail?
joseph mcgruff July 25, 2014 at 12:23 am
Dupes, Good points and I agree somewhat. Yet, market share takes time and $$, things MB is workingRead More on with wild success unlike the 3 aforementioned stores...Hanny's has alot of stores because Maine doesn't, Maine needs em, good for Hanny's I guess..I could barely name 3 in the MV..and they bought up the Shop N Save & Victories of the world didn't they? In between flip flopping failing stores with Stop N Shop. Stop N Shop, started locally (cool) is unfortunately headed the way of it's baby bro IMO ..remember Bradlees? Besides trying to add Starbucks and having union workers (not a bad thing really) SNS is treading water at best. Did you really need to mention Shaw's? Do I still need a Shaw's card to get a non family size box of Cheerio's for $4.69? Shaw's has closed as many stores as MB has thriving (70+) and laid off 1600+ employees in the past 10 years = very not good. I am a MB cult member, I admit it...heck I was mad at MB when they didn't have the free coffee pots next to the bakeries at their new / renovated stores...I heard it was because people were bringing in their own 10+ oz. coffee cups...
dorri mohn July 24, 2014 at 06:59 am
LEXMINMAN July 24, 2014 at 08:04 am
he will do it again i feel so bad for the family of the victims let us hope he will not harm anyoneRead More else
Andrew Denaro July 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
Humanity has no room for vile scum like this young man. Every Massachusetts resident with a heartRead More and a conscience should be ashamed that they allow this state to coddle its most heinous criminals. He should be unceremoniously executed, but here the best we can hope for is some prison justice.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
David Cook July 24, 2014 at 09:43 am
Apparently goats don't react to poison ivy. If they do this is a very bad idea.
Bryant Hopkins July 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
Goats LOVE poison ivy! They chew the stuff all day long, then later on leave "fertilizer"Read More behind so that more desirable plants can grow where the poison ivy grew. It is great for the goats and for those of us (roughly 1 in 7 people) who are extra sensitive to the "leaves of three". Just don't pet goats working over a poison ivy patch, as the urushiol oils (the "poison" in poison ivy) that come in contact with the goats will not harm the goats but will get onto whomever comes in contact with the goats. Sadly, poison ivy is one plant that will benefit from climate change in the coming years, so here one issue that tree huggers and climate change deniers who hate poison ivy can agree upon - WE NEED MORE GOATS!
Sunny July 24, 2014 at 03:51 pm
Chelmsford should rent some goats to take care of invasive plants growing up the telephone poles andRead More around the fire hydrants. Concord has used goats very successfully. There is a lot of inch by inch plants in Chelmsford. Chop the plant close to roots and pour a couple drops of vinegar. Pull down the rest of vine.
One of the products recalled. Photo credit: FDA.
Scott C July 22, 2014 at 02:03 pm
WTF are plutos? "The US Food and Drug Adminsitration said Wawona Packing Company in Cutler,Read More CA, is voluntarily recalling whole peaches, nectarines, plums and <b>plutos</b> that were sold between June 1 and July 12.
Heizenburg July 22, 2014 at 06:17 pm
At least it is organic.
Cheryl R. July 23, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Pretty sure that fruit is eaten or rotten by now.
Leave RI July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Be wary. Some of these places give to inmates. The reason I took myself off the donors list.
SPH July 24, 2014 at 08:54 pm
lol...I was wondering same thing, Keith Lucy; why would anyone care who gets their blood, as long asRead More they NEED it. Here's one for you on-the-fencers; a veteran nurse once told me that one pint of blood can service up to FIVE (5) premature babies. That should be enough fodder to push you into a Red Cross blood drive.
David July 24, 2014 at 09:05 pm
The point...Keith and sph...is that this patch crap posts the same stuff regional. RI gets its bloodRead More from the RI Blood Center and when Red Cross swoops in the blood goes anywhere. RI ends up with shortages and the needs here get tight. I don't care who gets the blood and encourage any able bodied person to donate. That was an FYI for anyone from RI reading this post that may think that they are helping in RI when they are not. And yes...when Mass calls for blood from the RI Blood Center and they are able to they send it. Same goes for when people donate after a tragedy thinking they are directly helping. They are not. A lot of the blood ends up going bad because they get too much. If called they will always ask you to donate year round and avoid the urge to 'help' during a tragedy. Just call and ask and they will tell you that...ANY blood center.
The Bay State topped the annual "Kids Count" report. File photo.
Matt Helm July 23, 2014 at 08:06 am
Must be all the Ritalin they got the kids on today...that, and all the great stuff they're teachingRead More your kids in the Mass public schools...like "Megan's got two moms", and "why Johnny uses the girl's bathroom"......yeah, I really believe this hotbed of human waste they call the public schools turns out the best students...sell us another load of bulls_ _t Mr. Media...
Rob C July 23, 2014 at 02:38 pm
We can expect that our ranking will go down a little thanks to our cowardly leaders voting cutRead More funding for charter schools.
JohnnyMass July 24, 2014 at 08:00 am
But the absolute WORST state for people who came here legally, have a job, and pay taxes.
Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Laura Kean Anes July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am
if you want more details about the story read here: http://gloucesterclam.com/
Bob July 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Laura, that is about what I have been hearing!
Brian F Hickman July 22, 2014 at 07:57 pm
The thousands of people who showed up in protest are hard working employees and customers who wereRead More treated with honor and respect by Arthur. When employees were down, he picked them up and would treat his customers like he did his employees. Did not know the man, but from listening to interviews of employees old and young, he sounds like an "AWSOME" leader!! Good luck to all!!
Azamat Tazhayakov. Credit: Associated Press via Boston Herald
Lucille Kenney July 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Such a shame. So many youngsters trying to get into this country to get away from deplorable livingRead More conditions. What they would give to have the chance that this one and his cronies flushed down the toilet.
Matt Helm July 23, 2014 at 08:11 am
What I don't understand is; if they haven't tried the actual (alleged) bomber himself, how can theyRead More convict this guy of colluding with the bomber if we don't (yet) legally know who the bomber is?? I'm no attorney, but seems that there's something wrong here??
MoonBeamWatcher July 23, 2014 at 07:58 pm
The MIT Officer would not have been murdered it these Associates of the Muslim Terrorists had comeRead More forward!
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Michael Quinlan July 21, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Let's thankl fracking for making the US less dependent on foreign oil!
Matt July 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Yes thanks to fracking gas is down a whole 5 cents and there are earth quakes in states that neverRead More had them before. Yay fracking.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
goofygirl578 July 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The National Labor Relations Board will have something to say about the firings at Market Basket.Read More The new "owners" will not win. There are laws out there to protect workers in these situations, thank heavens!
Rick July 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Numerous "business" reporters are predicting that MB will be sold to some "hedgeRead More fund", who could care less about the customers or the employees. The hedge investors will milk it the business for all they can and then sell a few locations and close all the others. This is the Bain Capital model. You know, Bain Capital of Mitt Romney fame.
Tewksbury2001 July 23, 2014 at 06:05 am
@Rick- I think they need all the shareholders to approve that sale and I don't see that happening. IRead More think Artie S underestimated the impact of this, however he obviously knew enough to not name himself CEO but rather two outsiders that can take the media hit on this. If I were the two CEO's I would resign. They can't recover from this. Perhaps Artie T should have just put in a recurring dividend payment to shareholders to provide them with some liquidity and maybe that would have kept. them happy and he could continue to run the business.
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
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Fred Savage July 23, 2014 at 10:42 am
Here's an idea...don't click on links you don't want to read.
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Grama July 23, 2014 at 08:25 am
what is all this crap?
Deb Bicher July 23, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Please delete those posts off the site -- If the poster has something to say, then they need to haveRead More an explanatory sentence recommending the links. Even then, they are still not relevant to any ongoing discussion. Thanks.
Estelam Meyer July 24, 2014 at 11:23 am
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 07:11 am
Im assuming you mean Robert Deleo. But you are correct , I did miss one. John Thompson , ResignedRead More after being indicted on charges of conspiracy and bribery
Tyler Jozefowicz July 23, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Arithmetic, steve. You also neglected to mention the other 52 House Speakers that were notRead More indicted.
Andrew Denaro July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am
Tyler, you're an idiot if you assume that I watch FOX news. Don't assume everyone who disagrees withRead More your propaganda filled mind is a "right-winger". Kool-aid drinkers like you who continue to stoke the left vs. right flames do nothing but send this country down the tubes at an even faster rate. Politicians, left and right have granted themselves special treatment and consider themselves above the law. DeLeo is prime example of behind the closed door vote buying and cronyism. Of course he won't be indicted or ever convicted of any wrong doing... the system is corrupt and broken. Anyone who pushes against his type will find their careers in ruin. There is little worse for this country than a life long politician. Term limits would spell a BIG win for the American public.
Howard Kosrofian July 20, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Sign her up, that was hard hit ball !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Frank Mulligan July 20, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Things HAPPEN. She has nothing to REGRET.
Richard Archer July 21, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Eddie: An honest mistake. There is a big difference between a young ball girl catching a ball thatRead More was fare and spectators trying to get a ball in fare play. Have a heart Eddie. Just smile.
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Medford Resident July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
Shoplifting cost us all, we pay higher prices for goods because of these idiots. They may not beRead More violent offenders but they should be off the street & this is a good way to find them. I do wish the Patch would proofread its own articles though.
zooda July 20, 2014 at 06:35 pm
The Mass Most Wanted Website focuses on showcasing criminals at large that were caught on camera orRead More video, making an accurate ID more possible. Most of the criminals featured are shoplifters and bankrobbers because it is rare for someone to get video or photos ofhe person who murdered or raped them.
joseph staffier July 21, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Big deal that's why these company's have insurance these are not even bad I was thinking rape murderRead More and bank hold up not just a couple grand of over priced merchandise and also probably have drug problems or some other issue on why they are stealing so u should go find they're dope and Crack dealers that they are stealing for
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Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am
Maybe it is you who needs to read.
david mokal July 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Yes..Yes 6:AM too! I don't drink but think its an awesome Idea
deb of see-attleboro July 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
West Heff Hobo: Even the Supreme Court has ruled that "blue laws" are constitutional.Read More State governments not only have the right to regulate businesses, they have the obligation to do so. What I find so disturbing is that people believe their freedom is somehow being eroded because of regulations such as this. Are you suggesting that every time a blue law is repealed that we are somehow more free? Do you just want the consumers to consume and the producers to produce with absolutely no restrictions at all? (And please, no more about religion)
260 Polpis Rd., Nantucket. Credit: Zillow
David Arsenault July 20, 2014 at 02:18 pm
There's one small problem, if the prospective buyers have heirs they may consider the geothermalRead More melting of the Thwaites Glacier.
Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 07:00 am
If I had 35 million, I wouldn't be living here... with a barn. Amalfi Coast for me.
MoonBeamWatcher July 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Where was the Great and General Court on this? Took a "NO ACTION VOTE" without roll-callRead More so fingers couldn't be pointed. MAJORITY are Democrats, ehough for me! Then we have that Oxmorn of a group: ACLU! Nothing from them! To think that a Judge would make a Medical Choice favoring one hospital over another without a independent medical review proves that Judicial Activism rains in MA and that Harvard University trumps all in Massachusetts! Today we have Harvard Professor and MAUS Sen. Warren speaking about OUTRAGEOUS interest charged on school loans while SAYING NOTHING ABOUT THE TAX FREE UNIVERSITIES TUITION!
MoonBeamWatcher July 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Whoooops . . . and the MA AG was tongue-tied as well but did bring criminal charges against theRead More father who beat the snot out of his sons molester! Governor candidate, Ms Coakle also speaks favorably about abortion wherever she can and thinks that Freedom of Speech can and should be controled by Big Brother!
Myron Dittmer July 19, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Our Governor, his DCF Dept, and Democratically controlled state legislature failed our most needy ofRead More our population in this case. They all should be ashamed of themselves including Rep. Paul Brodeur. He was MIA in this case as he is when he goes along with his Democratic colleagues. Vote this guy out in November!
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