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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?
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!
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.
The Westford Market Basket at Cornerstone Plaza. File photo.
Steve Cavanagh July 23, 2014 at 03:24 pm
It sounds like the Arthur S side of the family wants to cash out. Kroger might be a good fit, asRead More they have no presence in the NE. But, they have a large corporate headquarters, uses "big company" software tools and methods. They have outsourced transportation to third party private fleets, and some warehouses. No wonder the employees aren't interested.
Chris Daley July 24, 2014 at 09:22 am
No boycott here; I shop less crowded more parking. Other stores have merged, been bought out.Read More Pheasant Lane Mall/ DW Hwy district has everything I need. You work for an employer not a union. There's too many more important matters to deal with than food shopping.
Andrea July 24, 2014 at 12:32 pm
On the one hand it is great to see such employee loyalty, on the other hand, I wonder if it isRead More causing harm to a) the employees who may be missing a paycheck b) the senior citizens, where does the senior van take the seniors now? are they spending more on getting groceries? and c) the strikers moral high ground, i.e: all the wasted food they threw away at the warehouse. It could have been donated, lots of poor families need help
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.
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.
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.
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