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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.
Walter White July 25, 2014 at 05:19 am
what a waste of time, with all that is going on this Rep is worried about shark fins that is servedRead More in 10 restaurants. Good to see that important matters are being addressed on the hill.
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...
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!!
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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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Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 04:42 pm
What we have is the TRUTH, Rob, of events that happened nearly ten years ago now.. and some moronRead More shill (you) claiming without any sort of basis that the reality is otherwise. Please Rob, explain YOUR iron in this fire? You have NONE of the facts, yet you feel okay in implying I am being dishonest. I am NOT the only person Fidelity has done similar things to. So tell us, Rob, What is your purpose in claiming what happened is anything but the fact?
Rob C July 16, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Again, I just have your say as to the situation. From the sounds of it a competent attorney wouldRead More have won your case or the AG's office would have done it for free. Since neither of those happened and you appear to be so sure that you should have won, then I have to doubt your story. The internet is full of disgruntled ex employees that will say anything to put down a past employer. For all I know you could be one of those that recently had a job sent to another state and you didn't want to move so you are now out of work. Enjoy your campaign to put down your former employer.
Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm
You sir are an ass. You haven't the first idea of the situation, nor do you have the first idea ofRead More employment law as pertains to the situation. All you have is what appears to be a need to whine, when all I did was relate the facts of the events. I unfortunately had to live them, and the reality is that the public at large (SocSec) has to foot the bill. There is no disputing I am disabled, nor is there any dispute that I became disabled while employed by Fidelity, by a disability which was covered under my policy. Unfortunately, I discovered that if an employer is willing to act in this way, they actually can (and unfortunately DID) throw me to the wolves. Why this is such a problem for you to grasp is beyond comprehension.
Red Lobster's Admiral's Feast is one of the saltiest restaurant meals in America, with 2.5 teaspoons of salt (5,830 mg sodium). Credit: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Old Pizza July 2, 2014 at 11:25 am
If the industry does it, that's fine. When the government dictates it, that's not fine.
Ralph jacobs July 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Simple solution: Don't eat this food!, it's horrible what it does to your body!
cardiclash July 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
If you dont like the sodium/fat/ calorie content in foods then don't eat them. It is totally yourRead More choice. People should also abstain from smoking nasty cigarettes as they cause an array of severe health concerns. What they do to your body is just as bad as crappy food!
Katy Perry at the Staples “Make Roar Happen” press conference June 12 at NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles. Staples donated $1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org to support classroom projects. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Who is Katy Perry? Is she a soccer player?
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Thanks, Susan, I was being facetious because I've never heard her sing, that I know of and thinkRead More most of us could care less. Why can't today's generation come up with a new Beatles? Oh, that's right, they would have to know how to sing and compose and produce great music and shape a good image!
Hans van Lingen June 13, 2014 at 11:16 am
I thought whole foods only sold meat that was treated humanely and sung lullabies until they getRead More chopped into little pieces and eaten?
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:11 pm
this happens because of the disgusting things that are fed to cows these days as 'feed'--if you feedRead More animals the remaining byproducts after taking the meat, what do you expect? you don't feed cows the ground up bone of their own kind!!! That's just common sense!
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:15 pm
a cursory look led me to this:Read More http://www.intellihub.com/cows-eat-what-6-surprising-things-fed-to-us-cows/ I've long heard that feed cows get fed the feces laden litter from the bottom of the cages. That's disgusting. If "you are what you eat, includes humans, second hand, then we're messed up. This is almost as bad as the 'pink slime' ground beef scandal.
Amtrak plans to launch high-speed Wi-Fi service that will allow streaming media and downloading large files. Patch File Photo
Matt June 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm
The train travels at 150 mph. How much scenery do you think you will be able to enjoy at that speed?
Jack DeFina June 13, 2014 at 10:34 am
It's the Wi-Fi that's high-speed, not the trains. Apart from the Acela, that is. I ride theRead More corridor and elsewhere fairly frequently, and there is a lot to see - scenery, architecture, infrastructure, people living their lives, and the railroad. Sorry, but I find that more interesting than pixels on a screen.
MikeA June 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
The headline is extremely misleading. It should say "Amtrak wants to test high speed WiFi onRead More ten miles or track". It the train is going 150mph, that would be four minutes of high speed WiFi. LOL, I can see train riders getting enthused about the fast internet service on the train and then complaining for the rest of the trip that WiFi is broken. Haven't the airlines already figured this out? It's past the time to sell money-losing Amtrak.
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J. Walter Swartz June 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
I wish we had a Krispy Kreme in Woodbridge.
Donna Westbrook July 6, 2014 at 11:21 am
I like DD coffee. I don't buy it often but when I do I really enjoy it. It is not their fault aboutRead More the crops. I will still buy their coffee, I love their coffee!
Frank Mulligan July 7, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I love DD coffee. The price goes up. I boycott. I can make my OWN. The price's are to HIGH NOW. BeRead More wise MAKE your OWN.
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MillicentBroderick June 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@will. Unfortunate coincidence
Carl W June 6, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Do we know that the real spelling is d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t-s ? "Doughnuts!!" Nonetheless, weRead More love'em anyway.
Carole Soule June 7, 2014 at 08:16 am
While I love DD coffee I was hard pressed to choose a free doughnut. The one I did choose made meRead More gag. Cider donuts, made by Chichester Country Store, are the answer.
Credit: Panera Bread
mulderjoe June 4, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I miss Krispy Kreme. Just sayin'.
Derek Duchemin June 5, 2014 at 09:15 am
For the most part I think its a good idea, I can see where there would be some flaws but mostly itsRead More a good idea.
hammergjh June 6, 2014 at 11:58 am
I couldn't care less. I rarely eat at restaurants that are publicly traded. Why eat food conceivedRead More by bean-counters?
Happy.
Andie May 21, 2014 at 07:48 am
Oh Pleasee. Back when we grew up this would of never been a big deal. Now it's news?? No wonder weRead More have so many sensitive kids these days. Parents being outraged over a box with teeth. Let the kids decide if they like it. I bet their opinions are different. Stop telling them that it's scary and they won't think so.
mAggressor May 21, 2014 at 09:08 am
Looks like a front-loading washing machine.
paul May 21, 2014 at 10:39 am
I wonder how SpongeBob feels about this?
The Wolverine Packing Company, which recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef possibility contaminated with E. coli. Credit: Wolverine Packing Company
Carol Ann May 20, 2014 at 11:54 am
Glad i dont eat beef anymore.
MamaFitzy May 20, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Telling us restaurants would be helpful!
Patricia DpTro May 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals.Read More Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. But a few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. You may be exposed to E. coli from contaminated water or food — especially raw vegetables and undercooked ground beef. Healthy adults usually recover from infection with E. coli O157:H7 within a week, but young children and older adults can develop a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
Logan Airport. Credit: John Waller
Somerville Home Owner May 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Yeah, I'm confused by the Somerville Theatre too. It doesn't look anything like the theatre and it'sRead More not on a corner like that.
david brooks May 16, 2014 at 01:39 pm
where Am i ? who is this?
Elaine G May 16, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Relevance to Arlington? This is a huge event in my book for the Boston area. My son would haveRead More loved this when he was a kid. His room was a mine field of Lego pieces. Now he gets to take his two kids. I'm thinking of going one of these days with them.
The Massachusetts Statehouse. File photo.
JohnnyMass May 17, 2014 at 09:00 am
Because lazy leeches won't work-period! How many food stamp and EBT layabouts are voting RepublicanRead More this November?
Wendy May 17, 2014 at 09:02 am
Welcome to the smoke and mirrors recovery, where there are more people on welfare then ever before,Read More and more poor people created then ever before. What success!!!
Stephen Prone May 22, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Larry, anyone with an 85 IQ or more could understand I was talking %'s. 62% working today, 62%Read More working in the Great Depr. It is impossible to maintain an economy, or a functioning society with so few people working. And there is no "maybe" Greece tried it, doesn't work in the long run.
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Matt Helm May 7, 2014 at 08:58 am
Working moms=motherless children being raised by illegal alien nannies....I work in an affluent areaRead More where scores of in-vitro conceived toddlers call their nannies 'mom' ...in Spanish... God bless America, where yuppie women who are too old to have kids get sperm implanted in their ovaries so that they can give birth to a child they don't want to raise anyway..then they put the kid on Ritalin when he acts like a kid..because in their old age they're unable to deal with the needs of a normal child...Then the kid becomes a psychotic young adult because he's been on mind altering drugs since he's two and goes on a shooting spree...And you all ask yourselves "how did this happen"?..Working moms=neglected children=dysfunctional adults..You know what? Your'e better off knockin' up the nanny..
JohnnyMass May 7, 2014 at 09:06 am
Massachusetts is even more friendly to NON-WORKING moms! Non-working dads, too!
Jennifer Bouchard Melchionne May 13, 2014 at 07:59 am
Wow! I am a 42 year old mom of two children ages 2 and 3. I conceived without any medical help and IRead More work from home placing legal and mostly Local born nannies that work for both working and non-working moms. I find your stereotypical and judgmental comment towards women not only rude but inaccurate. There are many healthy households who employ full and part time nannies to help their family's run more effectively while not raising the children. Women have a right to have careers and to hire nannies that enable them to do so.
Wicked Strong. Courtesy: brisnet.com.
deb of see-attleboro May 2, 2014 at 03:02 pm
I have found my odds are much better to help those in need if I write my checks directly to charity.
J. Parker May 3, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Never can tell....But it would be nice. However, putting a couple of dollars on him won't hurtRead More anyone's pocketbook and WILL help the injured.
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