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The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Mikey Youknowho April 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm
The Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan says it is an “order of the highestRead More class for white Christian men of intelligence and character.” ==================================== Yeah, right. Listening to them prattle on, seeing them in action, they fall far short of their objective. Do you think blacks, Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and Catholics will sleep any better knowing the Klowns, oops, I mean Klan are walking their streets at night?
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Frank Haggerty April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Let's ask our state and local government to help the wind turbine victims in Massachusetts. We allRead More know the government wants the minority of residents to lose their health and property rights with NO compensation so the majority can enjoy fossil free air- Call your local politicians and help make them understand that Massachusetts is creating a second class group of citizens called the "wind turbine victims"
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
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Naive One April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
I sounds like Mr Smith lured these young men into his house with a flagrant display of furniture andRead More appliances.
tamarya April 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm
You are right mngordo, guns and the stupidty of criminals leads to the same result. And yes naiveRead More shame on him for having something decent in his home and putting these stupid idiots we call children in danger of breaking into his home. I guess you are acceptable with someone kicking your door in if you have something nice in your home, or if you get a brand new car you just git it to lure the innocence of a criminal to steal it.
Bob B April 24, 2014 at 12:12 pm
I was with this guy until he allegedly said of the male teenager "I want this guy dead",Read More then shot him in the face for good measure. The homeowner was acting out of anger not just to protect himself and his property. I'm assuming here, he had already shot the young man once, but 'finished him off'. The murder charge is appropriate in this case.
The Fluffernutter could become the official state sandwich. Patch File Photo
stormy April 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
Personally, I always needed Jelly, instead of Peanut Buttler on my fluffernutter... it was tooRead More sticky otherwise.
Ron Swanson April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Lots of important things going on. One being Russia slowly taking over portions of the UkraineRead More under false pretenses of "protecting Russian speaking residents from aggression by a US backed terrorist regime", and we get stories on peanut butter and fluff.
Waverly Watchdog April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
The Fluffernutter SHOULD be the symbol of Massachusetts POLITICIANS at all levels. - - - They wasteRead More time on FLUFF and NUTTERY. - - - But, perhaps, it is not entirely the pols fault. The lapdog media must share part of the blame. - - - A case in point: This stupid story made Patch, but hugely wasteful public works projects and gross public sector union contracts are never mentioned. - - - But the pols know perfectly well they will NEVER be held to account for ANYTHING, because they can distract the media and the public with nonsense like a state sandwich. - - - I think we should have a 'state horses anatomy part'. I leave it to the reader to figure out WHICH part I'd suggest... HINT: Look under the tail.
Westford Academy. Credit: Patch
Julie C. April 24, 2014 at 07:44 am
It's easy to see from the US News rankings that Westford Academy is lagging in "collegeRead More readiness" which is measured by the number of seniors taking and passing AP courses. Only about 40% of WA seniors are taking an AP course. Other high schools have much higher AP participation rates. So the question is "why are fewer WA seniors taking AP courses?" The answer may lie in the "senior internship" program. Kids in this program essentially get out of classes for six weeks from the beginning of April to mid-May. There were approximately 175 students participating in 2010 and now 290 students participating in 2014. It's not easy for kids who are doing the internship program to take AP courses since they miss a good chunk of school right before the AP exams. The talk among students is "if you take an AP course, you can't do an internship." And what senior doesn't want to do an internship to get out of classes in early April? I'm sure there is also peer pressure to do an internship since the majority of the senior class won't be in school. The program snowballed fairly quickly. So compared to its counterparts, WA has a less academically rigorous profile. And so it falls in the rankings.
Parth Dakarta April 24, 2014 at 08:06 am
Sam you seem most disgruntled from what I see. Please don't disrespect teachers who have beenRead More unfairly treated recently instead work to help us solve the problems for students.
Sam April 24, 2014 at 09:58 am
Treated unfairly? Open your eyes.
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B. Dub April 24, 2014 at 09:57 am
Michael - the "progeny" vs. "prodigy" was an example that I was using for theRead More whole board here (or any other board). No, your post was fine and obviously I didn't misunderstand you. I was aiming that more at a lot of folks whom I truly can't understand. You just happened to be lucky enough to misuse a word and then accuse people of not comprehending what they're reading. As far as labelling me/us as woman-haters, again that was aimed at a few other people. And actually, if I am a troll, I just troll for the opportunity to rip on people for using sweeping generalities.
Jim baker April 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
Madam Secretary how'd that Arab Spring work out for you in Egypt? How'd that reset with Russia andRead More Putin work out for you and your boss? And most notable how'd that screw up in Benghazi where 4 Americans died as a result of your inept attention to detail occurred? Well I Guess you could be admired for flying around the World for 4 years and accomplishing... well .. nothing all but frequent Flier Miles all the while bring back that '70s style with the Pantsuit. Not to worry after all "What at this point difference does it make? Will the students query her on any of this? Probably not because she will be in her liberal comfort zone a BC and UCONN.
JJ Mclure April 24, 2014 at 10:30 am
she's a hag and a scammer
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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
JohnnyMass April 24, 2014 at 11:11 am
Hillary sucks.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 11:18 am
Malcolm, It might take a Village but Super Fun Size is definitely the VILLAGE IDIOT!!!!
Super Fun Size April 24, 2014 at 11:24 am
jpf, proving my point with every post.
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nascarblue April 24, 2014 at 07:24 am
this "to me" is not funny, the swat teams are used for serious issues, hostage taking,Read More etc. to have a swat team called to a home behind a video game is stupid, these swat members are trained to save lives, etc. to be called to a home behind a video game is not funny, what happens if a REAL call comes in and swat is needed there, I hope they catch the idiot that called swat and he gets what he/she deserves
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Photo Credit: Mark Garfinkel, Boston Herald
MoonBeamWatcher April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
How goes that kidnaping of Justina shaping up? Held in solitary confinement, no school or church!Read More Has she been murdered by DCF yet? ACLU your silence is deafening!
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 12:48 am
This was the last report we post on Justina:Read More http://framingham.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/easter-service-protest-held-outside-wayside-sunday
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
You cannot offer education to any person who has not had the foundation of paternal guidanceRead More beginning at birth. The maturation of the human entity revolves around initial care as an infant which means communication both oral and by tactile sensation. NURSING an infant is one of the MOST importatnt things that may be offered as a beginning point. Any amount of the process is good, but continuing for the better part of a year is best. TALKING to the infant is also paramount in awakening the receptiveness of the brain as the eyes develop and begin to truly see. Show and demonstrate any and all things. And continue through the pre-teen years. When ANY child is prepared in these ways he or she will be READY to begin secondary schooling and on into the college level and become a resposible, productive AMERICAN. Do as I did. Finish high school. Go to college & get a degree (I paid for myself). Be RESPONSIBLE for yourself. AND Be a GOOD PARENT.. PEPARE your child. THAT is YOUR JOB!!! And THANKS to my parents!!! RxJiMac/Atlanta
Porter gladstone April 24, 2014 at 11:53 am
So Barack Obama was raised by his grandparents--mother left him to pursue her own stuff. It's aRead More great formula, but as they say you can't pick your parents.
J. W. MacMahon April 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Looks like the grandparents did a pretty good job...And a parent may NOT be the persons thatRead More conceived you...
A screenshot from candidate's night. Credit: Westford CAT
Sam April 23, 2014 at 08:08 pm
We know how Don will vote on the Flea Market. The Kiwanis, as much good as they do, use the town inRead More the same manner.
Steven Sadowski April 23, 2014 at 09:54 pm
Sam: I agree. There is an odd connection between the 1 st Parish Church and that Common. Many ofRead More the people involved at that church are also involved in the town govt. Not trying to sound like Alex Jones but there is an uncanny connection between personalities and activities organized around the Common.
Sam April 24, 2014 at 07:18 am
It's not odd, just blatant.