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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.
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
steve forte July 22, 2014 at 04:40 pm
Salvatore F. DiMasi, indicted.................. Thomas M. Finneran, House speaker from 1996 to 2004Read More , indicted.................................... Charles F. Flaherty, House speaker from 1991 to 1996 , pled guilty ...................................... yeah my post was way out there.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 22, 2014 at 09:29 pm
You're a trip, Rob: for the third time , I asked which SPECIFICS ( CAPS so you get it this time) inRead More the MA gun legislation before the MA legislature you dislike (and why). You can read; you know full well what I asked you. The answer is you don't know and any specific response will expose your mental drift, so you stick to the generalities ad right wing platitudes , safe ground; but not with me ; I don't play that. maybe you can get away withthat with someone else, not me. See ya. Not going off on multiple questionnaires with you as a seque into Martha Coakley. Martha Coakley! How about Sarah Palin; want to talk about her? She likes guns and after all it's gun legislation we're talking about. Like I said: it's a question of mind over matter and when you don't have mind, it doesn't matter.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 22, 2014 at 09:33 pm
steve forte: you missed one ,. the most important one- Tom DeLeo NOT INDICTED. But reality neverRead More stopped the mentally challenged. The major threat to this country right now- the misinformed teabaggers.
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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)
Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Frank Mulligan July 22, 2014 at 02:10 pm
OBARMA and the Governor SHOULD resign. They are JUST creating more PROBLEMS and costing us MORERead More $$$$$$$$. IMPEACH OBARMA and GOVERNOR.
Frank Pignone July 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm
The first time I gazed upon Obama's face and he uttered his first syllable at that podium so manyRead More years ago.. I 'instinctively' realized.. 'This kid's an actor'...Trained...Choreographed...working on the' emotions' of the 'counted' poor, Hispanics, and Blacks.. It was all'Mathematical...'...and 'Fake'.. But the Democratic Committee did not care anything about average America as long as 'this kid... ' could bring Energy and 'Excitement' as a Carnival Barker does...The Great Roundup of 'emotions'.....I mean when you bring Teleprompters into a First grade classroom ?.........
Jeff Roche July 23, 2014 at 12:42 am
I totally agree Frank, what's your take on Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Reid says there are noRead More issues at the Border and Pelosi says let them in, They are Americans too? Why isn't America as Outraged as I am?? We have Veterans who can't find a job to feed their families, others who have stopped looking for a Job after years of having the door slammed in their face. Young Black Families who want their kids to go to college but no funding is available. For these Illegal Aliens they get free housing health care help paying for lawyers so one day they can come here Everything for Illegal Aliens when Born Here Citizens have nothing?? Our system is flawed to allow this. I am praying the Dems get slaughtered at Midterms. So we can show these Illegal Aliens can be shipped back to wherever they come from.... The Protests grow by the Jour here in Florida
Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Matthew July 18, 2014 at 03:36 pm
Impeach DP and his buddy BO. Two of the most pathetic politicians this country has ever seen.
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2014 at 12:28 pm
The people that sent their children over here should be brought up on charges of child abuse.Read More lastly, sending these children all over the country is actually aiding a betting illegal aliens in this day in America a federal felony.
Joe Rizoli July 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm
The parents that sent these children over here should be brought up on charges of child abuse.Read More lastly, the fact that these children are being dispersed all over the country is in violation of federal law which states that they, the States themselves are aiding and abetting illegal aliens and their stay in America.
Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Ken B. July 22, 2014 at 06:40 pm
Watching on TV.....a bunch of able bodied working age immigrant (i.e. illegal immigrant) advocatesRead More who were protesting in front of Lynn City Hall today. I got up and went to work today. Yeah, I would have liked to go to DC and protest the IRS scandals, but I have to put food on the table and be able to pay my bills. I guess if everything is handed to you for free, you get to protest.
Paula DiCesare July 22, 2014 at 06:50 pm
No one is getting the point, Ken. The Liberals think these folks will come here and be working atRead More high level jobs next year, paying high taxes. The very sad fact is they will drain the system because most of them will only be working at low level jobs, some working under the table. Others will be on welfare. It won't be until at least 3 generations from now that they will ADD to the system. Do I feel bad for the kids and mothers. Heck, yes! But how many other countries of poor and depressed people are watching us? How many more will try to do the same thing? Just come and stay. At some point we will implode. 17 trillion dollars in debt and still spending. Like a kid with a credit card. Folks that I know are being pushed from a 40 hour week to 30 hours. Prices on gas and food are going up, as are utilities. But that isn't even the big issue. I want our government to have these people checked out for diseases. I posted an article on Eboli and got the response that its in Africa. Yeah, it is, but all it takes is a plane ride by one very sick person to the USA. My point was to elaborate on how easy this stuff can spread. They can't even control it in Africa. AND, what a weapon for a terrorist! My BIGGER point is to close the darn borders until we can get a grip on all of this. What a mess!
Dan O'Neil July 22, 2014 at 07:32 pm
They come from another country. Whatever country they came from should be responsible for them notRead More us. If I snuck into Mexico tomorrow I'd be arrested. These kids are getting asylum. The old saying is charity starts at home. Let's help our citizens first. Obama can suck it!
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Dana Cohen July 17, 2014 at 05:30 am
Unfortunately employers are conservative and risk-adverse corporate employers. They want to ensureRead More candidates is not a risk. Job seekers can use RepNup to detect problems in their social media profile and clean them before an employer view them.
Karen Walz July 17, 2014 at 10:03 am
That's a point, but hiring human beings is always a risk. All this "snooping" doesn'tRead More take the place of good, ol' fashioned experience and judgment. Just think--a seemingly short time ago, and for centuries, employers had to employ people without knowing about or having access to private communications! Gee, how did they ever manage? How many times have we heard of a "model employee" being found guilty of embezzling, or corporate espionage? It's naive to think that seeing a Facebook page will reveal what's important or what might happen, which is far from predictable. That being said, I put NOTHING about employment or anything potentially embarrassing on my FB page; I just keep all that to myself and share by non-electronic means!
Margery Bagley Welch July 17, 2014 at 01:32 pm
If I were in an interview and they asked for my facebook password I would polity say no and leave.
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Gretchen Robinson July 15, 2014 at 12:01 am
I like volleyball, more people can play and enjoy it without harm and with good camaraderie!
Gordon July 17, 2014 at 08:18 am
FREE SPEECH!
Incorvaia Barbara July 18, 2014 at 01:07 am
What a great initiative here. I'll look around the site and see if I can offer any additional ideas.Read More Thanks. http://www.yepionline.org
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Rich Shelley July 10, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Same reason that banks redline: because they can
Mark Kaepplein July 11, 2014 at 06:14 am
Compare cost at a location with the number of chiropractors there. Insurance fraud marches on.
Incorvaia Barbara July 18, 2014 at 01:08 am
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Old Town Hall in Salem, which had been run by Gordon College. Credit: Patch file photo
Ralph Filicchia July 13, 2014 at 06:20 pm
If Gordon College did not discriminate against Gays and Lesbians it would not be a ChristianRead More College. Why should Gordon allow a local politician to decide their beliefs and policies? Do we really want to live in a society where the local political hacks can decide what churches can say and not say? This does not sound like separation of church and state to me
Bill Bowler July 13, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Gordon wants to have its cake and eat it too. The proposed executive order would apply toRead More institutions which receive federal funds. If they are willing to give up those funds, then by all means, they should hire whomever they want, but if not they should not be allowed to discriminate. That money comes from all of us, including gay taxpayers.
Jay Burnham July 14, 2014 at 06:09 am
It seems to me that if Gordon College DOES discriminate against gays and lesbians, it's not aRead More Christian college in the first place.
Gun ownership rights activists rally at the Statehouse on June 18, 2014. Courtesy
Rob C July 19, 2014 at 04:08 pm
I did answer it Tyler, with the strictest gun laws in the country and practically zero enforcementRead More of our existing laws, whats the point of new laws to be ignored? That is my answer. Will this new law have stopped any of the shootings in Boston this year? answer to that is a big NO. As a libertarian I believe we need less laws not more laws. Why don't you answer a very simple question? Of all the shootings in Boston this year, how many of those shooters actually obeyed our existing laws and: went to a gun safety class, then went to the local police chief and got his card to carry a gun, then went to a licensed gun shop, got a further FBI background check and then waited the 15 days before he got it? I think that none of them did, if you know different then please show proof. Criminals are not going to obey any laws we put on the books. I have said it before, the ONLY law we need for guns is a very simple federal one, have a national gun license. Only thing you need to get one is pass the existing FBI background check you have to pass to be able to buy a gun (this idiotic law that it is up to a single person in your town to decide if you can practice in your constitutional rights needs to go). Walk into any police station, fill out the form, pay the fee, pass the background check and walk out with a license. Anyone without a license and a gun will have strictly enforced mandatory jail time. Eliminates the need for a check every time you buy a gun and closes the gun show loophole as you will need a license to own a gun. Streamlines the whole process and saves money in the process.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 20, 2014 at 09:19 pm
Rob C: you didn't answer the question, you just posed another question to duck my question and wentRead More into your usual routine freedom and guns dance. All of a sudden you have a lack of aptitude and comprehension. I didn't ask what you , "as a libertarian believe.." I asked " EXACTLTY WHAT in the gun bill now before the State legislature do you dislike and why. Very simple and straight forward. When it comes to the difficult questions , the ones that challenge your innate conservative anti- governmemnt strain , your brainwash prevents you from answering.
Rob C July 20, 2014 at 10:19 pm
I don't think I could have been any clearer in my answer Tyler. We have too many laws already inRead More this state regarding guns that are not enforced and this is just more regulations making it harder for law abiding citizens to enjoy their constitutional rights to have a gun while doing nothing more to penalize the criminals that use illegal guns. Illegal guns and the criminals that have them are the problem, not the citizens who follow all the laws already on the books. Not sure why that is such a hard thing for you to understand. Maybe this will be easier for you to understand. "I AM AGAINST THE ENTIRE BILL, I DISLIKE THE WHOLE THING". Is that statement clear enough for you to comprehend? Now I answered yours, now you answer the question I asked. How many of the 90+ shooters in Boston this year actually followed of our existing gun laws? Now either answer that or just go away.
Cool Fusion July 9, 2014 at 10:03 am
Stop it. I'm getting all misty. I see a "one year of supervised release" in his future.Read More He will spend his time lobbying for his insider buddys to keep the recently passed automatic inflation adjusted gas tax increase Bill intact that voters have a chance to repeal thru the referendum vote at the next election.
JM July 9, 2014 at 01:16 pm
I can't say I'm surprised: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Kerasiotes
francis soyer July 9, 2014 at 03:17 pm
I see the PC police are at it again. It's okay to attack public employees but not ok to respond!
Matt July 8, 2014 at 03:19 pm
So Frank you lost your home to a wind turbine?
John July 8, 2014 at 11:45 pm
Worst governor in my lifetime -- by far . . . eclipsing Dukakis, which is saying a lot.Read More Incompetent. Negligent. Arrogant. Not exactly the holy trinity to brag about.
Tara Dactyl July 9, 2014 at 07:08 am
Agreed, John. Now contemplate Martha Coakley as governor. A weak leader with no presentationRead More skills, dependent on the Globe investigative team to do her department's work, and unable to acknowledge her role in the Amirault family tragedy.
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Ken B. July 10, 2014 at 10:55 pm
Romney could not have done that without passage of it by the democrat controlled house and senate.
Lynne Roberts July 10, 2014 at 11:07 pm
True and the same goes for WDC
Tara Dactyl July 11, 2014 at 07:46 am
In the limit...coming much sooner to Massachusetts than, say Texas, the nanny state will tell youRead More what you can do, rather than what you cannot do.
Hamilton Town Clerk Jane Wetson was in charge of running Hamilton elections and town meeting for the past 10 years.
Carol A Mazzetta July 11, 2014 at 04:27 pm
That's the comment Ms. Hodgkins it's the wrong number!! Check it again, it says 978-468-5599! wow
Michelle Bailey July 13, 2014 at 07:24 am
Carol, do you think there's any chance the article was corrected after learning of the typo? I sawRead More the same wrong number as Ms. Hodgkins when the story was originally posted. Kudos to her for a close eye to the details.
Jay Burnham July 13, 2014 at 10:59 am
Yes, it was corrected. That's the way Bobby Gates works.
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Michael H Smith July 8, 2014 at 10:29 am
Slower traffic should always move to the most extreme left lane possible. This promotes the movementRead More of traffic in all lanes, eliminates the potential of tailgate situations and the number of lane changes to get around slower moving vehicles thus reducing potential for blind spot accidents, enhances the smooth and rapid movement of traffic. Maybe most significantly it is the courteous thing to do! Some folks are so intimidated when driving, they immediately move to e extreme right lane so as to eliminate the chance of someone driving next to their driver side!
Eric Highview July 8, 2014 at 03:57 pm
If the speed limit is 65, I set my cruise control at 63 and stay right. If there is a middle lane IRead More just stay in the middle and people pass on the left and the right. When staying right and going a bit slower the only thing you have to watch out for is people not yielding when merging onto the highway. I just like to drive slowly, and since I'm not in a hurry, going slow is more relaxing.
Eric Highview July 8, 2014 at 03:58 pm
If the speed limit is 65, I set my cruise control at 63 and stay right. If there is a middle lane IRead More just stay in the middle and people pass on the left and the right. When staying right and going a bit slower the only thing you have to watch out for is people not yielding when merging onto the highway. I just like to drive slowly, and since I'm not in a hurry, going slow is more relaxing. Enforcement of the speed limit should be more strict.
Inspection sticker. Credit: Patch file photo
JT July 2, 2014 at 09:48 pm
The vehicle inspection fee has been $29 since 1999. Hard to complain about a fee that had notRead More increased for 15 years.
Derek Duchemin July 3, 2014 at 09:04 am
Jt, im not talking about just the inspection fee, im talking about all the fees in general.
LCT July 11, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Just another scheme for hiking hidden taxes. What was reason given for these increases? As MARead More outsources auto inspections to service stations, etc, who exactly is getting the additional $6 increase? For years MA has been increasing computerization within RMV, closed many offices, consolidated others. If they now have less personnel and less real estate, why do they need yet more funds? Typical bloated bureaucracy and business as usual in Commomwealth of Taxachusetts. If MA could figure out how to tax sex they would.
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Jazelle LaMare June 30, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Yeah, the New Real Estate Bills should have the same Spending Restricitons attached to them as weRead More see with Water Restrictions. In this area, we don't have a water problem, we have a water retention problem. Relative to the towns spending, we don't have a revenue problem, we have Spending problems. Put the Same Resrictions on the Towns Spending as they Impose upon us, "We The People". When will the Workers who produce start pushing back against Spending. When will new ideas for new revenues, business based ideas, such as what we have witnessed in the Town of Lynnfield and the Andovers. Hamilton seems to be behind the curve on all bonding and development issues of our times. It's time to get with the 21st century folks.
Janet C M June 30, 2014 at 03:07 pm
No more licenses would stimulate the economy by cutting all the red tape. But looking at the volumeRead More of restaurants going under (including now the Sea Dog) in Woburn alone, one would think that there's an over saturation of establishments.
Rob C June 30, 2014 at 03:28 pm
some places do have too many restaurants, some places not enough. Having been to Sea Dog I am notRead More sure how it lasted as long as it did. The beer was nothing spectacular and the food was mediocre.
Gretchen Robinson June 30, 2014 at 05:28 pm
we need more drinking establishment about as much as we need casinos in Mass. Meaning not at all.Read More The argument that it increases jobs is bogus.
steve forte June 28, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Well Frank , the gov got an education and put himself in a position to not have to work for minRead More wage. Had the folks earning the min done the same thing , it would be a non issue to them to.
mark June 29, 2014 at 11:05 am
People making $40 an hour can barely make it living in this state! Ridiculous cost of housing, gas,Read More taxes and fees! Let's shut down the government!
JohnnyMass June 29, 2014 at 11:38 pm
Patrick sucks!
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