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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!
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?
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 07:11 am
Im assuming you mean Robert Deleo. But you are correct , I did miss one. John Thompson , ResignedRead More after being indicted on charges of conspiracy and bribery
Tyler Jozefowicz July 23, 2014 at 08:50 pm
Arithmetic, steve. You also neglected to mention the other 52 House Speakers that were notRead More indicted.
Andrew Denaro July 24, 2014 at 11:00 am
Tyler, you're an idiot if you assume that I watch FOX news. Don't assume everyone who disagrees withRead More your propaganda filled mind is a "right-winger". Kool-aid drinkers like you who continue to stoke the left vs. right flames do nothing but send this country down the tubes at an even faster rate. Politicians, left and right have granted themselves special treatment and consider themselves above the law. DeLeo is prime example of behind the closed door vote buying and cronyism. Of course he won't be indicted or ever convicted of any wrong doing... the system is corrupt and broken. Anyone who pushes against his type will find their careers in ruin. There is little worse for this country than a life long politician. Term limits would spell a BIG win for the American public.
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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)
Roger Lincoln July 25, 2014 at 08:41 am
I recognize at least one name in these comments that decries the "Nanny State", and thenRead More ironically calls for the continuation of these restrictions.
Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Shelby Smith July 24, 2014 at 11:08 am
Why are some of the comment disappearing off this thread?? There are at least 10 that I know I readRead More that are now gone. Deval must be in charge of editing...
Janet Sroczynski July 24, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Read The Cloward-Piven Strategy at: 1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/cloward%E2%80%93Piven_Strategy;Read More and relate that to what the current administration is doing, overwhelming the system/illegal immigration.
RON BEATY July 24, 2014 at 01:58 pm
Please join me this Saturday, July 26th, 11:00 am at the steps of the State House in Boston. I'll beRead More actively PROTESTING at the Rally against Illegal Immigration. Bring your own signs and flags. Thanks. RON BEATY, Tea Party-Republican Candidate,MA State Senate-Cape & Islands District
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.
Rob C July 24, 2014 at 08:06 pm
Paula, its taxpayers protesting the wasting of taxpayers money, it is on Saturday when they are notRead More working. Too bad those they are protesting against will all be away and out of town.
Paula DiCesare July 24, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Good. Away or not, they will get the message. Imagine what we could do with all theRead More "wasted" money? Politics. Drives me to the brink some days.
RON BEATY July 24, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Please join me this Saturday, July 26th, 11:00 am at the steps of the State House in Boston. I'll beRead More actively PROTESTING at the Rally against Illegal Immigration. Bring your own signs and flags. Thanks. RON BEATY, Tea Party-Republican Candidate, MA State Senate-Cape & Islands District
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Dana Cohen July 17, 2014 at 05:30 am
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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.
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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
mark patterson 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.
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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.
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!
Jimmy Chu June 26, 2014 at 07:56 am
See the Picture I posted to Twitter ... Only way i know how to post a picture on this post...Read More pic.twitter.com/jYLvauZkOb ... Look at that and tell me how that Location is a DESTINATION Location!!!! Who wants to vacation between a waste treatment facility, a power plant, LNG Offload site, junkyard, Mobil oil refinery and a wind turbine ??? ANYONE !!!!!
John Doe June 26, 2014 at 09:35 am
It was put to a vote year ago! Twice! Also, lets be honest, th residents of Fall River are alreadyRead More pretty unsavory...and its not my responsibility to tailor my life to "problem gamblers". The state has no problem taking money from the elderly who cash their SS checks and buy 250 lotto tickets. ..
Jimmy Chu June 26, 2014 at 10:52 am
See the Picture i found posted to Twitter. pic.twitter.com/jYLvauZkOb Look at that and tell me howRead More that Location is a DESTINATION Location!! Who wants to vacation between a waste treatment facility, a power plant, LNG Offload site, junkyard, Mobil oil refinery and a wind turbine ? ANYONE ????
MA State House, Patch File Photo
MHH101 June 20, 2014 at 07:51 am
A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job. The interviewer calls inRead More the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly." Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four." Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?"
ed goldstein June 20, 2014 at 11:55 am
no thanks to mitt for sure
Tyler Jozefowicz June 24, 2014 at 09:19 pm
And all the Duval critics have their mouths shut. All of a sudden, MA unemployment is not important,Read More when it goes down below 6% except when it goes up and they claim Duval did it. I could name names , but if you follow the Patch you can pretty much pick out the phonies.
Angelo June 20, 2014 at 10:18 am
Deval Patrick veto something that benefits his main constituents? Not in a million years...
Bill. S June 20, 2014 at 11:48 am
"Main constituents" I need to remember that one.
Frank Mulligan June 30, 2014 at 06:58 pm
Bil LIFE will change. You'll just halfta pay or RUN the STORE for yourself. YOU"RE the 1 who'sRead More going to HURT. NOTHING is CHEAP.
Gun ownership rights activists rally at the Statehouse on June 18, 2014. Courtesy
Carrie June 19, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Good for these people. With all the terrorism in the world today Americans may one day find we allRead More need a gun for protection. It's a shame that this state makes it so hard for everyone to get one.
Joe Piantedosi June 19, 2014 at 05:46 pm
This proposed bill has some serious problems with it. First of all shame on DeLeo for the processRead More that was used. Deleo should have appointed a member of Gun Owners Action League (who represents the 200,000 + lawful gun owners in Mass) to serve on this committee. The state has done it for all of the other controversial bills such as the Construction Reform Act which included strong representation from the construction unions, architects and municipalities. The absence of that representation resulted in a poorer understanding of the problems with the existing law that could have been addressed and a clearer understanding of the impact some of these sections have on lawful gun owners. One of the many major problem areas in the proposed bill will allow police chiefs the right to arbitrarily deny permits to anyone without any probable cause or justification. There is already abuses in this area in some communities where police chiefs are denying lawful citizens for no lawful reason. Imagine the outrage if a similar condition was applied for your drivers license. This bill needs to be defeated in its present form.
Tyler Jozefowicz June 24, 2014 at 09:47 pm
dont link my posts: i read it and like it. Elements of the bill: 1) Requiring background checks forRead More all gun purchases at every point of sale. 2) Bringing Massachusetts into compliance with the National Instant Check System (NICS) regarding mental health records. 3) Expanding police discretion to include suitability on issuance of firearms identification cards, so the known nut jobs aren’t packing. 4) Requiring law enforcement to collect data on guns. 5)Prevent so-called straw purchases and gun trafficking. The added requirements for reporting of stolen or missing guns and fines for failure to do so, as well as requiring a list of guns for license renewal.You can keep your gun but we’re watching you. Needs to be added by amendment- limits on the number of handguns any person can purchase in a month’s time- terrorists and gang bangers. As far as heller goes for the constitutional scholars out there, the right to bear arms according to Scalia extends only to carrying in a home , no where else. Scalia might be dumb, but he's not stupid. The stupidity come in when commentors here lie by saying that the court ruled there is freedom to own guns. Not so, but the lies continue , for without the lies the tent collapses.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill at the State House Wednesday that will raise the state's minimum wage from $8 to $11 in 2017 (Credit: Flickr/Tim Sackton)
David Lucas June 19, 2014 at 08:25 am
Coincidentally, today's Boston Globe has a story about how violent crime among teenagers in BostonRead More is expected to rise strikingly this year. The chief concern, among clergy, community leaders and lawmakers, is that without school during the summer and without part-time jobs, kids have no incentive to go to bed at a reasonable hour and wake up at a reasonable hour, thus staying out all night and getting into trouble. Mayor Marty Walsh has asked businesses to please consider hiring teenagers during the summer to prevent this. This bill will ensure that businesses choose otherwise; and it's not because they don't care. Another Massachusetts big labor success story!
Myron Dittmer June 19, 2014 at 08:33 am
Here is suggestion that could make progress in getting this done, Mr. Lucas,..ask Gov. Patrick toRead More switch that 90 million dollars he wants to spend on his suite of offices to providing these jobs for students this summer. Just imagine how many jobs this could produce for students during the summer? But this won't get done because...quite simply...just not a priority with this administration.
Kirby June 19, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Why only $11? Why not $15? $22? $30? Why $11?
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