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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
Azamat Tazhayakov. Credit: Associated Press via Boston Herald
Zoltan July 21, 2014 at 02:41 pm
He's facing 20 years maximum on the obstruction charge and 5 years for conspiracy. He'll probablyRead More get 10 & 3 to be served concurrently and be released after 7 years and then hopefully deported.
sandi g July 21, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Yaaaa, 1 down how many to go?.:)
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.
This guy deserves his bad reputation.
Zack Mooranis July 21, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Patch is in trouble guys. There's been words out for months that they may declare bankruptcy.
Hawa Coulibaly July 21, 2014 at 10:05 pm
Every now and then a group of trolls come on patch to start fake controversies regarding theirRead More Around The Region post. If you don't want to know what is going on around your region, then don't read it. It's that simple!
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Dansr14 July 21, 2014 at 05:10 pm
Brilliant! Brought a smile to my day and an upbeat note to the beginning of my week!
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Desert Rat July 22, 2014 at 01:54 am
I bet Dr. Dike is from Nigeria.....
Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
steve forte July 21, 2014 at 03:53 pm
He is the speaker, isn't he supposed to be indicted at some point to keep the streak going.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 21, 2014 at 09:07 pm
Rob C: another article here was about the current MA gun law and rather than address it head on (Read More specific disliked parts), you talked about libertarian gun philosophy; here the article is about DeLeo and the fact that he was not indicted and he is not even an unindicted co-conspirator as another misinformed individual here suggests ; rather than correct the misinformation that old conservative guys thrive on, you go off instead about Martha Coakley, our next governor. ADD? Andrew Denaro: there are no criminal charges, but you spout as if there were. Wishful thinking or just delusion. It does'nt exist , dude, all in your brian washed FOX news head. steveforte: I'm surprised at you but perhaps i shouldn't be. Confronted with the reality that no charges ever have been brought against DeLeo, steve suggests that something in his chrystal ball will emerge. Off to the funny farm with all three. It's a simple case of mind over matter ; when you don't have a mind, it doesn't matter. This is better than Comedy Central. Three living Archie Bunkers.
Rob C July 21, 2014 at 09:34 pm
Tyler, I did directly answer your question in that other article, you just don’t like theRead More answer you got and then you ran away from answering a simple question as usual. You may want to go back and re-read this article. It deals with fraud/corruption in the state and the charges brought by the FEDS. Something you would think the top "law enforcement" officer of the state should/would want to do. So answer the question Tyler, how many fraud/corruption charges has she brought and how many have the feds done? Only one I can think of is her miserable failure of a trial against Cahill, and that trial never should have happened in the first place. Also in this article is how the legislature is more interested in bowing down to the teachers unions instead of doing what is right for the kids. We now know what they are more interested in, and that is lining their pockets with money from the unions instead of a better education for the kids.
Howard Kosrofian July 20, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Sign her up, that was hard hit ball !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
Frank Mulligan July 20, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Things HAPPEN. She has nothing to REGRET.
Richard Archer July 21, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Eddie: An honest mistake. There is a big difference between a young ball girl catching a ball thatRead More was fare and spectators trying to get a ball in fare play. Have a heart Eddie. Just smile.
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Medford Resident July 20, 2014 at 09:39 am
Shoplifting cost us all, we pay higher prices for goods because of these idiots. They may not beRead More violent offenders but they should be off the street & this is a good way to find them. I do wish the Patch would proofread its own articles though.
zooda July 20, 2014 at 06:35 pm
The Mass Most Wanted Website focuses on showcasing criminals at large that were caught on camera orRead More video, making an accurate ID more possible. Most of the criminals featured are shoplifters and bankrobbers because it is rare for someone to get video or photos ofhe person who murdered or raped them.
joseph staffier July 21, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Big deal that's why these company's have insurance these are not even bad I was thinking rape murderRead More and bank hold up not just a couple grand of over priced merchandise and also probably have drug problems or some other issue on why they are stealing so u should go find they're dope and Crack dealers that they are stealing for
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Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 11:58 am
Maybe it is you who needs to read.
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)
260 Polpis Rd., Nantucket. Credit: Zillow
David Arsenault July 20, 2014 at 02:18 pm
There's one small problem, if the prospective buyers have heirs they may consider the geothermalRead More melting of the Thwaites Glacier.
Stephanie July 21, 2014 at 07:00 am
If I had 35 million, I wouldn't be living here... with a barn. Amalfi Coast for me.
MoonBeamWatcher July 19, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Where was the Great and General Court on this? Took a "NO ACTION VOTE" without roll-callRead More so fingers couldn't be pointed. MAJORITY are Democrats, ehough for me! Then we have that Oxmorn of a group: ACLU! Nothing from them! To think that a Judge would make a Medical Choice favoring one hospital over another without a independent medical review proves that Judicial Activism rains in MA and that Harvard University trumps all in Massachusetts! Today we have Harvard Professor and MAUS Sen. Warren speaking about OUTRAGEOUS interest charged on school loans while SAYING NOTHING ABOUT THE TAX FREE UNIVERSITIES TUITION!
MoonBeamWatcher July 19, 2014 at 12:53 pm
Whoooops . . . and the MA AG was tongue-tied as well but did bring criminal charges against theRead More father who beat the snot out of his sons molester! Governor candidate, Ms Coakle also speaks favorably about abortion wherever she can and thinks that Freedom of Speech can and should be controled by Big Brother!
Myron Dittmer July 19, 2014 at 01:31 pm
Our Governor, his DCF Dept, and Democratically controlled state legislature failed our most needy ofRead More our population in this case. They all should be ashamed of themselves including Rep. Paul Brodeur. He was MIA in this case as he is when he goes along with his Democratic colleagues. Vote this guy out in November!
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Channing Grant July 21, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Legalized or not it is used by 1/4 of Americans illegally. It is available and always will.Read More Hydroponics changed everything. On the North Shore you can't drive more than a 90 seconds without passing a secret growroom.I don't have a green thumb so I never have grown any.
Smarty McSmartypants July 21, 2014 at 09:25 pm
ANY law, that criminalizes something without a real criminal is a law against us all.
paschal July 22, 2014 at 12:21 am
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Gov. Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
deb of see-attleboro July 22, 2014 at 06:50 am
Sarcasm, yeah. Anyhoo, it is not unheard of for non-profits to receive government (taxpayer) money.Read More For instance, through grants. Or good old-fashioned pork barrel funding. Some would argue the whole concept of the tax-exempt, non-profit status is questionable. And I bet there is something in the tax codes that allows attorney's to get credit for the pro bono work that they do. But I guess this is a debate for another day. Moving on....
deb of see-attleboro July 22, 2014 at 07:01 am
My main issue with you, Kira, is you seem to be defending the indefensible. (There must be a wholeRead More class on defending the indefensible in law school. Yes, sarcasm) IMO, there are basically two scenarios that brought us to where we are today. This "humanitarian crisis" was either orchestrated or the administration is incompetent. Or perhaps both. Not good either way. In any event, this crisis does not end if we throw a life preserver to a few thousand refugees, even if they are truly running from deplorable conditions. Unless the UN is going to go and clean up the place be for they are returned to their homes, there is still a humanitarian crisis in Central America, correct?
deb of see-attleboro July 22, 2014 at 07:07 am
Kira: Being humane people, you and I should be able to agree on at least a couple things. I'mRead More always looking for common ground. First of all, it is sinful and immoral to exploit children. Secondly, it is dangerous for the powerful to agitate the powerless. There are way too many loose cannons out there....and in here, as you so rightfully pointed out.
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zooda July 20, 2014 at 06:48 pm
Drew bodies can be occasionally become mummfied naturally under very specific environmentalRead More conditions. It if was dry enough long enough ( in the north that usually means cold and dry during winter) a body can naturally dry out enough to mummify.
zooda July 20, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Drew, bodies can occasionally become mummfied naturally under very specific environmentalRead More conditions. It if was dry enough long enough ( in the north that usually means cold and dry during winter) a body can naturally dry out enough to mummify.
Drew July 20, 2014 at 07:12 pm
...that's very interesting. I didn't know that. Thanks!
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.
Andrew Chin. (Patch file photo.)
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MoonBeamWatcher July 17, 2014 at 07:35 pm
"Justina's Law." We can understand why Professor Warren wasn't a co-signer but the ACLURead More and the rest of the Massachusetts delegation!? On June 26, Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) introduced House Resolution 4989, nicknamed "Justina's Law." The bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Tom Marino (R-PA), and Jim McDermott (D-WA) seeks to prohibit federal tax dollars from being used for medical and psychological experimentation on wards of any state. "Justina's Law" is a federal legislative response to the kidnapping, imprisonment, and forced psychological treatments of Connecticut teenager Justina Pelletier. The "behavior modification" she was forced to endure at the hands of Boston Children's Hospital and the state of Massachusetts for more than a year led to a serious decline in her health and wellbeing.
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