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Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Concerned Resident July 22, 2014 at 05:42 am
The company made a decision to fire the guy who is keeping the prices low. The company made aRead More decision to fire the guy who wants to hire more people. The company will now seek a 500 million dollar loan to pay off the few at the cost of the many. That's what this is about. When the standards go, so will the store.
Eman July 22, 2014 at 07:01 am
Great to see employees fighting for what they think is right! But what about all the people that canRead More not afford to go to a more expensive grocery store such as myself , I have 5 mouths to feed now there is no product on the shelves at the market basket stores! This needs be fixed fast or we gonna have alot more of a major crisis on our hands! Politicians have absolutley no place to be stepping into this feud! We have way to many problems in mass that need to be fixed they should be more devoted to more important things instead of worrying about November elections comin up and how many market basket employees they can get to vote for them!! Come on people wake up!!!!
Charlie Kadlec July 22, 2014 at 07:03 am
The Market Basket situation is a decades-old Demoulas family feud. The employees do have a stake inRead More this fight because it could affect their jobs, and the firings by the new management of some of the protesters only confirms the legitimacy of the employees' concerns. However, the employees are making a mistake by soliciting the support of politicians who -- both Democrats and Republicans -- are tripping over each other to get to the microphones. Market Basket employees' jobs depend on the company's continuing viability which is likely to be maintained by the new management but undermined by the politicians who will use this as an opportunity to pass some new legislation, poorly thought out as usual, to "help" the employees but designed primarily to get its sponsors more air time. Charlie Kadlec Acton
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Jack July 21, 2014 at 10:36 pm
Stopped at Shaws today….. first time in years.
Old Pizza July 22, 2014 at 06:47 am
I bit the bullet yesterday and for the first time in decades did not shop at Market Basket. InsteadRead More I hit Walmart and Hannafords. I paid through the nose, with some items as much as 80% higher than what I'm used to paying at Market Basket. And the selection at both Walmart and Hannafords is utterly pathetic compared to Market Basket, But I support the workers and I'll continue shopping elsewhere until the employees are satisfied.
Eileen Sullivan July 22, 2014 at 06:53 am
To risk being fired, in this economy, for a CEO is unheard of these days. Arthur T. must beRead More something special. Finally people are seeing Arthur S. as the person he really is, a sad greedy person.
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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: Justin Calabrese
Wzzzrd June 4, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Every hear of amazon.com? Caldor's wouldn't stand a chance online. Sentimentality does not aRead More business plan make.
Bob Tosi Jr. June 4, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Stores like Caldor, Zayre and Bradlees (where I worked in HS) provided lower cost options forRead More families to make ends meet. On line not the same as other retail stores have filled in for this need.
JohnnyMass June 5, 2014 at 08:10 am
Let's bring back Service Merchandise, Ann & Hope, and Lechmere Sales, too! We need more minimumRead More wage jobs without health insurance coverage.
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?
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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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Bonnie Parker April 30, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Jeez Steve, if you ask really nicely, maybe he'll let you fellate him in person.
Wendy April 30, 2014 at 06:47 pm
The dirty girl is back! You would have to send me a photo before I would let you do that to me.
BH April 30, 2014 at 07:51 pm
The State Street Corp. building in Boston. Credit: Lance Rogers via Flickr
Myron Dittmer April 28, 2014 at 06:51 am
Mark....with all due respect.....you have it backwards...big brother government works for us.....weRead More don't work for "big government". Until you get that concept straight, you are "politically lost". Big government should not be telling anyone what to do, least of all businesses. Sure...with OUR approval..they can setup regulations to curb abuses, but not to the point when it stifles the economy which it is currently doing illegally most of the time, in this regime!
Joe Veno April 28, 2014 at 08:02 am
Well said Myron.
C J C April 28, 2014 at 08:15 am
A few years back State Street told the Street they would engage in a multi year effort to reduceRead More operating costs by approx. $400 million on an annual recurring basis. The intent of the initiative was to reduce costs, build capacity for future growth, improve client service and reduce risks. They would do this with automation that reduced staff costs, improved through put time of transactional data and, with cloud based technology solutions, improve data management to support their clients as well as their own risk management efforts. They also believe their differentiator in the market is to provide low cost services which the market views as a commodity. BTW-state street does not provide mortgage loans but acts as a bank for banks, large corporations and government entities (eg public pension trusts). Regardless of what there revenue lines looked like the past few years these job losses were inevitable. They have also been somewhat recurring. Dodd-frank does impact the organization with additional investment costs. And should also help their profit line as they provide their clients (big banks) with necessary services to help them comply. The regs also require work on their part with technology and solutions that support necessary data management. This means more project and technology work. There is a shift in skill sets. A hard pill to swallow if you or a family member works at the organization and you/they were one of the folks tapped. It is also a hard reminder of the brutal realities of work fragility in today's world. Gone are the days of a bank position being a secure one.
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Kathleen April 28, 2014 at 11:31 am
Deb, if you think that it's the government's job to regulate the sale of drugs or alcohol because ofRead More some noble desire to protect its citizenry, your thinking is shortsighted. The only thing the government cares about with the sale of both is getting their cut of the huge revenue stream for each. The whole 'war on drugs' and 'it takes a village' thing are both bologna. Our government is the biggest dealer out there. Why do you think our troops are in Afghanistan still? Because they are there protecting the country's most valuable natural resource; opium. In fact since U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, heroin production has been at an all time high. Why do you think states like MA suddenly want to legalize marijuana? Because then they can tax the heck out of it and the state can get its cut. Is anyone even the slightest bit surprised that former MA Congressman, William Delahunt and his dispensary company has been awarded three of ten licenses available in the state at this time? (He voted against legalization twice btw when he was in office...) Talk about crony capitalism! Our government doesn't care about you or I. Our government cares about taxing the middle class into oblivion by way of anything they can get their dirty hands on whether it's gas, alcohol, cigarettes and now 'medical' marijuana. It's up to parents to take charge of their children and teach them to behave responsibly, with regard to drugs, alcohol, food, and other life choices. People need to stop thinking that our government has our best interest at heart. It doesn't...
deb of see-attleboro April 28, 2014 at 01:31 pm
What are you talking about, Kathleen?! I never said or implied any such thing. Know one knowsRead More better than I that the elites hate the folks. I said so in more than one of my comments. That's why Gretchen gets her nose pushed aside. Are you insisting that government should end it's business of regulating what is bought and sold in this country? I hate to break it to you, but educating your child about drugs, alcohol, guns etc is not going to keep them safe from those who cling to their drugs, alcohol, guns and so on.
deb of see-attleboro April 28, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Correction No one knows.... Not "know one knows"....duh!
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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.
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Joe Sousa April 20, 2014 at 08:01 pm
The majority is done by employes in the company. Use cash and be free of the fraud.
jpf2361 April 21, 2014 at 08:42 am
With regard to the Target incident, I had to jump through hoops to change my credit card becauseRead More someone attempted a balance transfer of $24,000.00 to my account. Someone needs to be held accountable for this.
Arthur DeLuca April 23, 2014 at 10:22 am
This is why I do NOT tie my credit card into my ATM card. A breached credit card leaves you with aRead More bill to dispute. A breached ATM/debit card drains your account of your money. I agree, go back to cash if you can. We buy too many things we don't really need and can't really afford anyway. Credit cards allow for impulse buys and get us into debt. Rememebr when stores had layaway plans or CXhristmas clubs? And back then there wer no feess for these services.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Coldwater Creek has announced it will be closing later this year. Patch File Photo
J. Parker April 15, 2014 at 03:29 pm
: ( So very disappointing. Seeing all the sales they were offering was a tip. I used to buy fromRead More their catalog years ago and was happy to see them close to home. The young people of today are into styles unappealing to those of us who prefer the classic look, but lately could not find anything that cried "buy me" on the racks. There was a time that their clothes reeked of class......What happened?
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
What happened is even thou people thought nothing of paying $45 - $55 even $100 for a pair of jeansRead More in the 80's they want to buy em for $19 now. Try giving employees health ins when you are making $1 off of a pair of jeans. Good luck with that.
J. Parker April 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm
I totally agree, Steve. Jeans should never have cost that much money in the first place. They areRead More not the nicest looking pants to be wearing everywhere....And with holes in them at that ! Who ever came up with THAT for an "in look"? Some look dirty as well, although I don't recall Coldwater carrying those.
Family Dollar Stores plan to reduce its workforce, close stores. Patch File Photo
Karen Walz April 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
FWIW, I agree!
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Paul......So, did you actually read my comment? It's not a junk store. It's sells food, and everydayRead More products. Even pet foods. So, like I said. It must be nice being rich, and not caring where your money goes. That's half the problem with America. People with any kind of money, could give a crap less about the people with not so much money. Yet. When there's an overseas tragedy, you people are right there with your check books to make a donation because it boosts your yuppy ego, and makes you think that your better than everyone else. So answer me a question Paul? When you go into a store and the product that you want to buy is, say, only .99cents? Do you not buy it, because you'd ratehr pay more for it somewhere else? Just to make you feel superior to the other person that pays .99cents for it? Please. You make no sense.
J. Parker April 11, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Oh No ! I hope it won't be the Burlington/Lexington store ! Some fo the household products areRead More brand names and worth the 'dollar'.
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