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Joe Sacco. Credit: Buffalo Sabres
robert bartholomew July 25, 2014 at 07:07 am
Joe-Joe was one of the best ,ever, High School players as well as college players, to come out ofRead More Greater Boston. Will be a solid addition to the Bruins staff. Good Luck, Joe-Joe.
Sean Lesniak, who inspired state lawmakers to ban shark fins. Credit: oceana.org
Holly Pearson July 25, 2014 at 08:58 am
I was at the State House when Sean Lensniak testified for the bill he was responsible for. ThisRead More young man has it all, he's smart and compassionate and isn't afraid to act on his beliefs. A couple of things have to be corrected in the Patch article, 1) sharks are ALWAYS alive when their fins are cut off not, "in many cases". 2) Sharks who have had their fins sliced off and then thrown back into the ocean, sink to the ocean floor where they die a slow, agonizing death. The shark never "dies quickly". Young Sean Lensniak is growing up in a world filled with murder and greed. The adults here should take a lesson in empathy and sanity from him.
Amanda coleman July 25, 2014 at 09:08 am
Great job Sean!We need more like you.
George Christian Jr July 25, 2014 at 10:05 am
Awesome job <3 protect our sharks XD more kids should get involved
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!
The Minuteman bike path's Lake Street crossing. Credit: John Waller
Glenn Batten July 25, 2014 at 09:59 am
Stop sign. Works for cars...??..!!
Glenn Batten July 25, 2014 at 10:01 am
How is anybody else negligent in this issue? Cyclists need to obey the rules of the road includingRead More traffic lights, stop signs, etc. simple
JanS July 25, 2014 at 10:04 am
Good comments and maybe BOS will Listen! One Stop sign unenforced is a joke. Also glad that no oneRead More was hurt while pointing out this mess.
Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Lydia Magill July 25, 2014 at 07:53 am
Sadly, the DeMoulas family has been fighting over Market Basket for longer than most peopleRead More remember. I've been shopping at MB since the early 80's...when the old Burlington store still had sawdust on the floor in the produce department...and have always marveled at their pricing and happy employees. Their customer service people really do provide service, and without a roll of the eyes or attitude that you see in other grocery stores. That's all due to Arthur T's leadership. Not to say that both sides of the family haven't made money - they have - and none of them will ever be in the poor house. However, since there's one family member who has rallied the support of the employees and is committed to treating everyone fairly (even his own overly greedy family members), he and his team should be in charge of running the business. As long as a profit.. and the profit is LARGE...is being turned, why should there be any complaints? I just don't get it. As for shopping, I have gingerly gone into Hannafords for the few things we need. When it seemed like there was DeMoulas trouble brewing a couple of weeks ago, I stocked up on dry goods and items I knew wouldn't spoil to ride out the storm. There are certain deli items that we are missing this week...not even the 9.99/lb Boar's Head turkey or roast beef can compare to the Jenny-O and store brand at DeMoulas.
Barb Nahoumi July 25, 2014 at 09:11 am
Remember when strikes forced Eastern Airlines to go under in 1991, and Frank Lorenzo lost control ofRead More the business? It appears that the same might happen to Market Basket, if this situation isn't solved soon. Let Artie T, buy the business, get employees back to work, deliver goods to the stores, and bring the customers back.
Moudsie July 25, 2014 at 09:40 am
Of course it will happen if these fools don't smarten up--they have 71 buildings--the money is inRead More the selling of product and right now they are selling nothing--so each day the value goes down and they don't seem to getit.
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.
Lance Armstrong. Credit: Daniel Norton/Wikimedia Commons
Statler July 24, 2014 at 05:43 pm
Git, be thankful those pedestrians wobbling around like drunk weebles aren't posing a greater dangerRead More by driving or cycling!
Glenn Batten July 24, 2014 at 05:46 pm
We can't get people to understand how to merge on to the highway in this country. How the hell areRead More you going to get every pedestrian to be mindful of bicycles??? Don't you lance wanna be's understand how ridiculous you are being? Just laughable - if it weren't for the fact that people are being injured....
Glenn Batten July 24, 2014 at 05:56 pm
I have seen some drunk weebies on the path and I have no problem with anyone wishing to usher themRead More into the poison ivy at the verge :)
Patch file photo.
John D July 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm
all Asians from New York. anyone see a pattern? I'm amazed that they didn't find prostitution.Read More Quincy is infested with "massage" parlors.
Mark Kaepplein July 23, 2014 at 02:03 am
Arlington has more hippies and moonbats to patronize yoga, reiki, massage, therapy, and whateverRead More businesses than NY and elsewhere!
Mark Kaepplein July 23, 2014 at 02:04 am
Arlington has more hippies and moonbats to patronize yoga, reiki, massage, therapy, organic, tofu,Read More and whatever businesses than NY and elsewhere!
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.
Wind Dummy 25 July 23, 2014 at 03:41 pm
I have no problem with that. Catch the big violators is what I would like to see. The 10 plus lossRead More of lic violators who thumb their nose at the laws designed to keep abusers from killing with machines. We have to spend extra dough now because of the arrogance of a few who won't call a cab. Happy incarceration and loss of income in advance you deserve everything you get.
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