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The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Karyn July 23, 2014 at 06:56 pm
Much more crowded than usual in the grocery section of Walmart today! Heard a cashier say they wereRead More busier than usual and caught off guard. Actually had to open up more checkouts for a change! lol
Cyndee Carson July 24, 2014 at 03:34 am
Learning that Pleasant Valley Farms of Methuen,MA sells a lot of produce to Market Basket I willRead More shop at their booth this Saturday at the Tewksbury Farmers Market next to the Livingston Street Park from 10AM-2PM. They also deserve support. Support your local farmers thay supply stores in your area.
Bee Free July 24, 2014 at 07:16 am
trader joes target has good prices Hmart in burlington has produce cheap wegmans opening inRead More burlington aldi in methuen market basket was never the only game in town
Walter White July 24, 2014 at 05:04 am
Publicity stunt ...how much of a discount is that? 30 cents? Besides, Honey Dew do you know what isRead More even going on? Your text reads that you have not a clue.. "I am aware that many of you have lost your Job " The workers didn't lose their job, they walked out on purpose.
LEXMINMAN July 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
SCOWE DAVIDC July 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
Theres always someone - there saving about 3 bucks - Go show your badge at Dunks or Starbucks,Read More Walter, and see how much of a discount is at the Billion dollar companies. But then again, you dont buy coffee do you? Because if you did, then you would know, your average med. iced is going for 2.50.
An aerial view of Monday's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Photo Credit: Parker Harrington
Ski beach family July 22, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Our family will be supporting the employees and will boycott Market Basket until Arthur T and theRead More fired managers are reinstated. Hopefully more people will stand up to this corporate greed and join in boycott
steve forte July 23, 2014 at 06:16 am
I went there yesterday. I wasn't going to , then I thought about it and realized there are stillRead More folks working there who need to earn a living.
mark patterson July 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm
I have a plan. Why can't Arthur T. and some of his closest allies open their own stores? There is aRead More vacant bldg.in Redstone Plaza (Stoneham) that was formerly a Shaws. Start there and continue until the "Arthurs Market" puts artie s. and his crew out of business! Current employees would jump on-board by the hundreds! I know I would invest in a company with a leader like Arthur T.
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.
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Chrissy Rothenburg July 23, 2014 at 05:24 pm
As a consumer and huge Market Basket supporter please go back to the way things were this is a powerRead More struggle that consumers will lose. Bring back Artie and end the madness
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.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
lynne castanzo July 22, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Unfortunately Mary... You and I will be paying for THEIR decision to walk off the job... itsRead More called unemployment. They have absolutely no right to walk off their job and expect to keep their job Mary... I don't care that they "liked" Arthur or not. Go for it Market Basket! Show them who is in charge of their job. A job is a contractual agreement. No pissin and moaning allowed.. See Ya! They are acting as humanitarians, they are gifting their jobs at MB to others that need and APPRECIATE their jobs. Thank You MB and workers of walk off, we needed more job openings in the area.
lynne castanzo July 22, 2014 at 03:27 pm
Mary... there are many recovering drug adicts and recovering alcoholics that are looking forRead More gainful employment. Ones that would not want to steal from MB
Ed B July 22, 2014 at 06:04 pm
I was watching WBZ tv. They have contract trucks hauling the trailers. The employees were yellingRead More scabs. How on gods good green earth are they scabs. Scabs are people who cross UNION picket lines. No UNION so how are they scabs. They also showed a trailer at a Market Basket fully loaded with perishables. The store manager said on camera that they won't unload until the bring Authur back. This guy should be fired and banned from all MB property along with anyone else who won't do there job. Enough is enough. You have stomped your feet long enough. Time to put. Your big boy pants on and go back to work. I for one will never shop at MB again. The $20 a week I may save isn't worth it. McKinnon, Luccis, even Hannaford before I. Spend 1 dime at MB.....
Holes where produce should be in this New Hampshire Market Basket. Photo Credit: Tony Schinella
Joe L July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
William, Nothing has changed...yet Most are expecting the prices to go up and the wages of workersRead More to go down. Most don't want to wait until the changes are made because most feel once the changes are implemented nothing can be done to reverse them.
William Duffy July 21, 2014 at 05:15 pm
OK Joe L, and maybe the Red Sox will win the World Series but I wouldn't order the Duck Boats yet.Read More I will wait until it happens. Just like prices and wages at MB, I can't control the Red Sox either. Wait until it happens. We don't need anymore 96% shutdowns.
Joe Beckmann July 22, 2014 at 06:59 am
And, William, that's exactly what happened on too many things you're already over-paying for.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Brian Winter July 20, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Christian Noel does not know Arthur T DeMoulas, no boss gets this kind of respect from employees forRead More no reason.
Faye Deault July 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Arthur T, step aside, like a true businessman would.
"the eyes of T-Bury" July 21, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The only way we can win this fight is if each and every one of you boycott our stores!!! Don't feedRead More the greed!
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LP July 21, 2014 at 10:50 am
We won't be shopping there until the RIGHT decision is made
Joe Roy July 21, 2014 at 06:22 pm
What a dissapointment. We drove 20 miles to find that half of what we went for was not available.Read More Won'tbe back anytime soon if ever. A company is made up of seasoned managers and when you loose them the company soon follows. A very dissapointed customer.
Mike Burns July 22, 2014 at 06:25 am
Goof news for stop and shop thry will pick up volume and fill the void
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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!
Hulk Hogan addresses the crowd before heading inside. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Amy June 30, 2014 at 02:07 pm
I was there for over five hours and was closer to the front of the line than the back and I wouldRead More say they was 1000 people in line and walking around easily!! It was actually fun!
Amy June 30, 2014 at 02:07 pm
I was there for over five hours and was closer to the front of the line than the back and I wouldRead More say they was 1000 people in line and walking around easily!! It was actually fun!
TomH June 30, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Throngs. I concur.
Joseph C. Bonfiglio, Armand E. Sabitoni, Thomas C. Troy, and Rep. Jim Miceli at the Building Wreckers facility. (Courtesy Photo)
Joe Bill June 26, 2014 at 11:19 am
I already have a list of buildings they ca demolish. The motel 6, Walmart (make sure their bothRead More occupied), the plaza behind John Ryan's, and. Funland
Bee Free June 26, 2014 at 05:50 pm
Tewksbury is not a city. It is a town.
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Marc June 24, 2014 at 02:26 pm
I stopped going to MB a long time ago..Theyre produce is nasty. Every time I go into the storeRead More their there's mold all over their fruit and rotting.
"the eyes of T-Bury" June 24, 2014 at 07:22 pm
Don't be so quick to boycott the store. Lower sales numbers equal less employee hours. When theRead More store is slow, employees are sent home without pay. Don't cut off your nose to spite your face. You may think that by not shopping in MB that you're hurting Arthur S, but you're really hurting the employees.
North Tewksbury Redman June 26, 2014 at 09:50 am
I will shop at the store that provides the best quality and prices. The employees' statuses are notRead More my concern.
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.
Photo: Airport Diner Facebook Page
TONY D June 11, 2014 at 02:29 pm
The service was not efficient enough for a "quick" breakfast or lunch. Don't know if itRead More was the wait staff or the cook. Food was acceptable for this type of establishment. I don't think they had enough customers to survive.
Mary June 11, 2014 at 05:36 pm
Ed, I had the same experience that you had with terrible service when the Airport Diner firstRead More opened. I also had that same experience with Ryan's Pub. I have found out with a little experience that visiting a restaurant when it first opens up is not always the same as when they have been opened up for awhile and get their feet wet. Airport Diner was very good after it had been opened for some time, and now I feel the same about Ryan's. I think if you had given them a second chance you might have changed your opinion. I guess it is too late for Airport Diner now.
Rusty June 12, 2014 at 09:01 am
Cant beat VICS
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