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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.
Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
sunshine July 24, 2014 at 05:32 pm
Hello Selectman Lou Cimaglia, why are you shopping at Market Basket 7/23 in Wilmington. I know itRead More works for your pocket but dont you think it would be nice to support the customers and employees otherwise known as VOTERS
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?
Ron Gee July 25, 2014 at 02:02 am
So adding a camera makes them evil? Why all of the paranoia? Why does everyone think that peopleRead More with UAV's wants photos or video of them, or wants to invade their privacy? I am a photographer...I have a quad copter and a hexacopter. In order to take lewd pictures of someone on a beach I would need to fly within 5 feet of them...pretty sure they would hear the incredibly loud noise coming from the copter as well as notice it hovering a few feet away. I guess I could perve out on deaf and blind girls....but then I wouldn't really need a copter for that would I? The media hype and hysteria is utterly ridiculous over RC multi rotor copters....just because you don't understand it, and idiots call them "DRONES" (for dramatic effect) does not make them evil.
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!
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.
The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Colleen Fox July 24, 2014 at 01:05 pm
I do not regularly shop at MB. I am loyal to Stop and Shop. I have never had a problem with produceRead More staying fresh and the deli and meats are great. They carry Boars Head deli. The gas points are also great. Plus it keeps my cousin employed by Stop and Shop.
Aldrian Rostron July 24, 2014 at 03:56 pm
I'm actually cleaning out the freezer and realizing that I had a pantry like a survivalist. I'mRead More going through 'over-shopping' rehab. I try to buy fresh food at farm stands and have always bought my meat and poultry at my local butcher.
Mal July 24, 2014 at 05:20 pm
I've been shopping at Elia's and Lucci's, not a hardship, there are a few things I can't at thoseRead More stores, but I've learned to substitute , brand buying is only a habit anyway.
Walter White July 24, 2014 at 05:04 am
Publicity stunt ...how much of a discount is that? 30 cents? Besides, Honey Dew do you know what isRead More even going on? Your text reads that you have not a clue.. "I am aware that many of you have lost your Job " The workers didn't lose their job, they walked out on purpose.
LEXMINMAN July 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
SCOWE DAVIDC July 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
Theres always someone - there saving about 3 bucks - Go show your badge at Dunks or Starbucks,Read More Walter, and see how much of a discount is at the Billion dollar companies. But then again, you dont buy coffee do you? Because if you did, then you would know, your average med. iced is going for 2.50.
One of the products recalled. Photo credit: FDA.
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.
LCT July 25, 2014 at 04:41 am
Why are we finding out on Jul 22 that fresh fruit sold between Jun 1 & Jul 12 are beingRead More recalled? What are the chances that fruit that old is not rotten by now? Pretty lousy timing on the notification. Who was foot-dragging, the FDA or the news?
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.
An aerial view of Monday's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Photo Credit: Parker Harrington
VGP July 22, 2014 at 09:20 am
Wow, great message here. A company chooses to make changes in order to improve its offerings andRead More everyone protests. It would be nice if businesses had the freedom to run their organization as they wished.
Tom Bouchie July 22, 2014 at 09:43 am
Its capitalism at its best in reverse. The consumers are helping out the employees/outsted CEO byRead More boycotting. If the company ran as they wished, people will be let go, stores sold, prices raised for profit. It the people win, the company reamains the same (very profittable) model jobs will remain, jobs will be saved, moral
Patch File Photo
sunshine July 21, 2014 at 09:03 pm
If this were just a few employees griping over a friend being fired I would say yes. BUT IT'SNOT.Read More Too many people have too much on the line. I am glad they are trying to help.
webmom July 22, 2014 at 07:40 am
They are elected representatives of the people. It's pretty clear the people want the CEO back. IRead More also think it's better for the community as a whole as MB has always been a very active community store; since they represent the community, they are not overstepping their bounds. Politicians have opinions, they do not have to suppress them publicly. Obviously they can't 'force' anyone to do anything, so really, no harm.
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!
Patch File Photo
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.
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