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The Fluffernutter could become the official state sandwich. Patch File Photo
stormy April 23, 2014 at 10:30 am
Personally, I always needed Jelly, instead of Peanut Buttler on my fluffernutter... it was tooRead More sticky otherwise.
Ron Swanson April 23, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Lots of important things going on. One being Russia slowly taking over portions of the UkraineRead More under false pretenses of "protecting Russian speaking residents from aggression by a US backed terrorist regime", and we get stories on peanut butter and fluff.
Waverly Watchdog April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
The Fluffernutter SHOULD be the symbol of Massachusetts POLITICIANS at all levels. - - - They wasteRead More time on FLUFF and NUTTERY. - - - But, perhaps, it is not entirely the pols fault. The lapdog media must share part of the blame. - - - A case in point: This stupid story made Patch, but hugely wasteful public works projects and gross public sector union contracts are never mentioned. - - - But the pols know perfectly well they will NEVER be held to account for ANYTHING, because they can distract the media and the public with nonsense like a state sandwich. - - - I think we should have a 'state horses anatomy part'. I leave it to the reader to figure out WHICH part I'd suggest... HINT: Look under the tail.
Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Frank Haggerty April 21, 2014 at 09:46 am
Don't believe a word Governor Patrick tells you. Just ask about the wind turbine victims inRead More Massachusetts. Four years and ignored! Corrupt Massachusetts Politicians & Media http://falmouth.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/corrupt-massachusetts-politicians--media
John April 21, 2014 at 08:04 pm
All valid points, Myron, but let's also add eliminating the ridiculous per diem our allegedRead More representatives "earn" for driving back-and-forth to work and enacting laws that take money from the wage earners to give away to the layabouts.
MoonBeamWatcher April 22, 2014 at 01:12 pm
And the TRUTH about the abduction of the CT child from school and her family and care providers?Read More WHO in their RIGHT MIND WOULD SUPPORT MA, CPS? Sir
Annual Town Meeting and Special Town Meeting are approaching. (File Photo)
Jim Wentworth April 20, 2014 at 08:00 pm
What a great picture of Town Meeting. Let's shoot for that same participation at our annual townRead More meeting. May 5th at 8pm and Special on May 7th at 7pm.
Patch File Photo
Paul John Maisano April 19, 2014 at 07:13 am
Hi Folks, Did we forget about the huge gasoline tax passed over a year ago?? It's about time weRead More start to repair the Commonwealths failing decaying infrastructure with such funds, rather than continue to balance the state annual budget deficit. Carry on, Paul Maisano
Ken B. April 19, 2014 at 11:52 am
Yep, It's not bad enough that MA was already #1 in the country for debt per capita, let's make itRead More worse ! What a pork barrel waste of money. The best one is $325 million to expand South Station (why ?) and rename it the Dukakis Transportation Center. How appropriate, a boondoggle named after another inept demo governor !
Matt April 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm
They want to spend 2.3 billion to expand the commuter rail when ridership on the Greenbush line isRead More down. Why don't they have weekend service for the commuter boats any more. It was always packed on weekends. Guess there to stupid to figure things out.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 08:58 pm
You call me out. I responded. You scoffed at me for commenting from Jimmy's while watching theRead More game. Yet you claim to be with friends while commenting. Ha. Little stranger in my opinion. You're a liar and a coward.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:00 pm
By the way, between periods we were laughing our asses off at your veiled threat and failure toRead More follow through. Another internet tough guy outed Brian Levesque.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Please, don't respond. You're embarrassing yourself.
Congressman John Tierney and Republican challenger Richard Tisei at a candidate forum in 2012. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Keith Lucy April 15, 2014 at 09:40 pm
Of course they are in a dead heat.... they are effectively the same person.
Andrew Denaro April 16, 2014 at 09:13 am
Not even close Keith. While I can't say I full support everything Tisei says and he still is aRead More politician after all... but comparing him to John Tierney is just ludicrous. Tisei wasn't involved in corruption and illegal activities as far as I know... and he certainly doesn't crap all over the U.S. Constitution to the degree Tierney does. I don't know if Tisei would have my vote or not yet, but John Tierney should be in prison.
Cool Fusion April 16, 2014 at 01:15 pm
Attention. Clean up on aisle 5. As usual, the agenda driven League of women voters will moderate aRead More debate with pre-scripted questions posed by left-leaning newspaper opinion writers that will insure that Tierney will never get an inquiry of substance nor a question dealing with character or office performance. Tisei on the other hand will be pilloried with undertones of innuendo and aspersions of starving the children, defunding education, conducting a war on women, and being a stooge of the Koch brothers. It has worked for every election cycle. Republicans never learn.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
MikeA April 14, 2014 at 09:22 am
"But the GOP caucus did raise a fuss about the Democrats' move to exclude any debate aboutRead More certain local aid levels or welfare reform when the bill hits the floor April 28." Here in North Andover, one of the reasons some members of the school committee didn't support Republican Jim Lyons in the last election was that he "didn't support increased local aid". It appears that they were wrong (and the voters weren't fooled).
Joe Viglione April 14, 2014 at 01:30 pm
How many people on Beacon Hill are fleeing? Notice the pattern? Something is up.
Ken B. April 14, 2014 at 06:01 pm
Of course you can't have amendments regarding welfare reform ! How embarrassing it would be to theRead More demo leadership for their majority to vote with the EBT crowd instead of the taxpayer. Wait until after the May deadline for filing to run when it's "safe" for them to keep the layabouts happy.
Governor Patrick is joined by Senate President Therese Murray and House Speaker Robert to DeLeo to sign the Line of Duty Act. Photo Credit: Spencer Crispino/Governor's Office
BH April 12, 2014 at 07:37 am
I hate police and fire being treated as royalty and more important than other people, we are allRead More humans, they get fairly compensated for their time and they chose their profession, they weren't forced. Why they get special treatment, I'll never know, people get killed at their jobs everyday. I'm also positive most have life insurance for their families, dumb if they don't.
Bjean April 12, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Wow, you posters are truly hateful! Because firemen and women are running into a burning building toRead More rescue you and your families when you need help! And because the police would be willing to put themsrlves in harms way to keep you and the public safe and out of harms way! Show a little compassion for the first responders and the families left behind when they die in a burning building or take a bullet trying to help YOU!
BH April 12, 2014 at 03:11 pm
Oh please, so there are no other professions that risk their lives for your benefit? Power lineRead More workers, rescue pilots, highway workers, steel workers? They face far more danger on a daily basis for the benefit of the public. There is also never talk of procedural investigations when police or firemen die. It's just "they are heroes" maybe so, but were they justified, was it procedure to enter that building or pull their weapon? Everything is glossed over based on the glorification of the position.
File photo.
Joe Viglione April 11, 2014 at 11:31 am
Cash only at MBTA garages. And how do we get a proper accounting of the monies? Will we hearRead More about another "computer glitch" ? What is the point of cash only on Marathon Monday?
Jim April 11, 2014 at 12:07 pm
They justify cash only / pay on entry because of volume. They anticipate too many people will beRead More exiting at the same time and they don't want to have lines / people getting stuck because they don't have enough money. I suspect they don't want to deal with the people who "lost" their tickets also. I do wonder how well they keep track of the funds though...
Southender April 12, 2014 at 03:36 pm
When they say Copley and Arlington stations will be closed all day does that mean from Midnight toRead More Midnight?? Not clear.
Selectmen voted to shift a portion of the sewer debt onto the tax levy. (File Photo)
Donna Marie Robitaille April 11, 2014 at 11:08 am
Ultimately and unfairly so, we will move forward to a special election to vote the debt entirelyRead More back onto the residents. IF the vote fails and the people say no. There will be another special election held to get that result. --The people spoke at a special election and VOTED NO to spending the money to build the library. The people spoke and a former BOS board voted to hold another special election within weeks to get a different result . Everyone worked overtime to flip that vote. I love the new library. BUT in fairness to our residents that voted NO and prevailed--that is why huge debt is in this mix of rising taxes. The people spoke and the BOS ignored their wishes and that of our democratic society. IT IS being said to point out that OUR residents did speak to the library vote. It failed. Our residents did speak YES to the sewer vote and now they need help to understand the compiled debts from shopping with no money to pay for our Library (and other gold plated items such as the state of the water meters ect..) along with the sewer plan is a difficult one for the present BOS and TM to fiqure out. I hope we can find ways to relieve the residents of their bills NOT increase them. Perhaps we can find a way to Raise Walmart HomeDepot Hotels taxes without hurting smaller businesses. It is worth examining that idea through the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. I believe they will not exit Tewksbury if we do so. Tewksbury residents are being shafted. We are doing it to ourselves at this point. Also, Taxes are not an even deal any more regarding allowing large future development. It is time to incorporate in to our master zoning plan ways to GET MORE from large companies NOT NOT NOT offer incentives. Our Residents are getting no breaks WHY should any one else.
Bob April 11, 2014 at 12:21 pm
Malcom - Romney vetoed tax hikes and other legislation over 800 times and was overridden on @795 ofRead More those. He had zero power nor will Charlie or any other governor. The R's in this state are RINO's. I agree on Marsha but until the legislature is equalized, it will be a moot point.
Bob April 11, 2014 at 12:41 pm
By the way Malcom, I will be voting for Charlie but as I have every 4 years, it will be with my handRead More pinching my nose. We need true conservatives (Goldwater types) in this state that can win elections and take a larger piece of the legislature. Forget the social issue BS concentrate on fiscal!
Winter was rough on the roads in the area. (File Photo)
BM April 11, 2014 at 01:31 pm
I specifically remember driving by that intersection one evening earlier this past winter on my wayRead More home from work and seeing the crews working there . They were there quite a while fixing the break as I recall .
Bob April 11, 2014 at 03:02 pm
BM, I was answering to your post re: Rte 38 to East St. not the Foster.
Alan Haley April 12, 2014 at 02:46 pm
Rt 38 is a disgrace, if I understand this right rt 38 is a state road so our local politations needRead More to step it up and start making their voices heard at the state house to so a complete overhaul from the Wilmington line all the way to the Lowell line. Also I would shore like to know why we need help from the state for pot hole repair? I paid over $1,200. In excise tax 2 months ago. We're did that money go?
Doug Sears is running for State Representative. (File Photo)
Gordon Pickguard April 13, 2014 at 03:06 am
All this talk about spending is making what's left of my hair hurt ! We need to cut spending at bothRead More the state and local level. Project what percentage of your retirement income will be eaten up by property taxes and then convince me that we must keep giving raises and funding pensions and health care. I thought so.
Donna Marie Robitaille April 18, 2014 at 08:17 am
Dear Mr.Wentworth, Please keep in mind that Route 38 is OUR MAIN STREET! I can appreciate andRead More understand a lot of what you say. I applaud your efforts to not sit back and ignore what you believe can change for the betterment of this community. My comment is not to debate which candidate would best serve Tewksbury. It is to respectfully ask you to refrain from saying it is a state road as meaning the mess is Their problem. The awful road conditions, lack of sidewalks,crosswalks AND dangerous intersections are OUR problem. WE,the town of Tewksbury created one of the highest to capacity for traffic Main Streets in the state of Massachusetts. You have never replied to me so I do not expect a response. I am not writing to discuss my feelings. I am writing to ask you to please please research the facts. Tewksbury's growth , is the reason our residents face these daily issues in their lives. The lack of funding or attention for sidewalks,crosswalks,road improvements and help with horrific conditions at all our intersections is not the state's problem. I have to say so, not just for the reality of good reasons, but for the fact that the state highway department has made that clear a long time ago. The past decisions of town boards and residents -to grow and grow and grow...survives our present town officials. Also, the fact that the Town of Tewksbury wants to continue to offer incentives to newcomers is extremely unfair to our residents. Why should we give tax breaks to anyone if the residents can't be helped in the same way. NO incentives No deals for large companies and future development as long as OUR RESIDENTS are getting NO breaks. It is time to care about the people struggling to make ends meet NOT to care about big business and their pocketbooks. Large corporations,big developers and BioTech companies..could care the less about us. They will be counting their profits as Tewksbury residents read the increases in their bills. Please try to understand.
hunter April 18, 2014 at 09:37 am
Who had 7 days, in the office pool?????
Jared Remy in court. Photo credit: WHDH/7-News
andipandi April 10, 2014 at 03:18 pm
If you were referring to an increase in same-sex marriage domestic violence, and if this caseRead More involved a same-sex married couple, you might have a point Virginia... but I suspect you are just connecting two very different dots that have nothing to do with this. Remy is straight, he and Martell were not married, he's just a steroid thug and his violence cannot be blamed on gay people.
Unknown April 10, 2014 at 03:24 pm
If you choose to connect dots that I didn't mention that's what you read Andipandi. The vicitm's orRead More the pepertrator's situation is not for me to get involved with neither is the use of calling someone a steroid thug. I have no responses to make to any other persons comments. I live in this world as everyone else does as do you also.
kdemers1 April 10, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Why has it taken so long to pass this type of legislation to protect victims from their abusers? IfRead More it were not for the high profile REMY case which was grossly mismanaged by the courts and law enforcement resulting in the death of a young mother I doubt this bill would be proceeding this quickly. Hopefully WE as a society have heard enough of these tragic endings to continue protective legislation that really works. Restraining orders sadly does little to protect these victims .
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Vincent DiRico April 10, 2014 at 11:41 am
I'll admit "tamper resistant safeguards" (aren't just the bottles they come in) are aRead More pleasant surprise to me, thanks for that info. ---> 10% abuse seems like a very high number but I agree the people who need this help should not be kept from getting it.
Julia Simmons April 11, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Here is an email I sent to my Attorney General when I found out he had joined in on the hysteria: IRead More was very upset today when I heard that my State's Attorney General was joining the fight against the FDA's approval of Zohydro Er. I have been living with the pain of severe Rheumatoid Arthritis since I was 15. Despite my enthusiasm for school and good grades, I was in too much pain to achieve the goals I wanted for myself. Then in 2008, I found a compassionate doctor who was willing to prescribe opiates and everything changed. I have been able to work two jobs, enjoy my old hobbies, buy a beautiful home, and I plan to continue my education this fall...There is just one problem. My doctors recently discovered that my liver was enlarged from RA involvement and I will not be able to continue taking the daily doses of acetaminophen that are forced on me in the name of abuse prevention. Unfortunately this is an all too common dilemma, as many of the conditions that cause chronic pain also cause liver damage. Without a Hydrocodone only alternative, like Zohydro, I will soon have to stop the treatment that has given me my life back. If you succeed in your efforts, you will be forcing me back into a life of pain. I may loose my job, my house, and all the progress I have made. Why should I be made to suffer to protect those who would choose to abuse opiates? I did not CHOOSE my misfortune. Is the wellbeing of the drug abuser inherently more valuable than mine? I appreciate you taking the time to hear my arguments. I beg you to please reconsider your stance on this issue and to put your faith in the doctors and regulators of the FDA. Please help your constituents to understand the needs of the patients. Surely you can agree that the rights of the law abiding citizen out weight concerns for the criminal, no matter what the consequences. Fiat justitia ruat caelum
AHM April 12, 2014 at 07:09 am
On your side Julia. I am in 24/7 pain also. I take as little pain medication as possible. I seeRead More these problem as being in the doctors hands solely. They have to use wise judgment on handing these out based on a persons needs and condition. Too many are just handing them out freely. Many of us patients are responsible too and should not be made to suffer from the abuse of a few doctors handing them out like candy. And it is not up to the state government to know what is best for us. Enough of this nanny government crap.
Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy is expected to announce run for state senate in Connecticut.  Credit: Patch file photo
Mr. Lyn Levens April 9, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Here are the same Ten Commandments in the New Testament.Read More http://godmadeus.com/tencommand/tencommandments.php Repubs are not perfect-but there does seem to be more fundamental Christians Repub. and more liberal Catholics. Please listen to my song-copy and paste. I thank you for a more peasant rebuttal.
Tyler Jozefowicz April 11, 2014 at 09:53 am
Glad to hear that Ted Kennedy Jr.,(D) is running for State Senator (CT). He could continue as aRead More corporate lawyer and make plenty of money , but has elected to serve his country and its people in the finest Democrat tradition. The usual , grumpy guys have responded in their name calling, anti-progressive fashion. Here's the real problem- anyone that is for civil rights and supports programs for low income and elderly are on their hit list. Republicans would privatize SS, give a voucher to Medicare recipients , then tell them they're on their own , repeal Obamacare ( because they already have their coverage), repress voter registration , repeal all guns laws in a minute. Why? Because they said they would. So the grumps complain about socialism , never thinking they will be touched. Ignorance is bliss.
Ken B. April 11, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Death Panel Boy's vivid imagination at play. Overmedicated or under ?.....so hard to tell.
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noahbabymom April 7, 2014 at 05:57 pm
2001-2008 was "ruled" by Bush. What was his vice again?
Steve Marino April 7, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Keeping taxes low so you could feed your children.
steve forte April 8, 2014 at 07:51 am
If your children are starving it is no ones fault but your own. Maybe you should have put yourselfRead More in a better financial position before having them.
Elizabeth Warren. File photo.
Disciple April 14, 2014 at 02:49 pm
Take a look at the Ryan budget. It looks like they are for hereditary oligarchy and against anyoneRead More who works for a living.
robbinsfarm April 14, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Long-shawks strikes again !! demonize anybody from GOP with a plan !!
robbinsfarm April 14, 2014 at 08:32 pm
A judge just sentenced someone to hard time !! Listening to Warren for 100 community hours. SomeRead More feel this is worse that water boarding !!!
Massachusetts State House. Credit: File photo.
mark April 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm
No way! Who are they to get benefits we the people don't receive! No disrespect to those who haveRead More passed on but someone in government- civil service should not be treated better than any other working person!
Dennis Naughton April 4, 2014 at 04:11 pm
@mark: If that is really how you feel about unfairness you should be addressing the nationalRead More unfairness that continues to be created by the US Supreme Court in undermining our election system----first by Citizens United, and more recently by McCutcheon. The USSC is assuring a strangle hold by corporate plutocracy and the elimination of popular democracy. Don't be, as so many are, sidetracked by the small stuff.
mark April 5, 2014 at 12:58 am
Corporations, Unions, banks, government are all evil!
Jared Remy in court. Photo credit: WHDH/7News
malcolm nichols April 3, 2014 at 11:20 am
It's not illegal to be illegal. As long as this is the belief of our AG then there is no hope.
HeyguySorinHey April 3, 2014 at 01:48 pm
This dude is such a boner....lets serve justice the old way..chop his peepee off that'll teach himRead More not to mess with the nWo....too sweeeet
nm April 3, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Can we stop talking about pit bulls for a second? Jeez. These are people actively and purposefullyRead More manipulating and harming other people. Domestic violence affects much more people each year than pit bulls attacks do.
Town Manager Richard Montuori during Tuesday's meeting. (Matt Schooley Photo)
Who Me? March 28, 2014 at 12:07 pm
Someone would need to explain to me how Prop 2 1/2 can be circumvented. Total tax levy can't beRead More raised more than 2.5 % from year to year.
Bob March 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Who - Prop 2 1/2 is flawed in that it gave towns 4 "outs" to increase taxes as theyRead More "need"/wish... 1. Capital exclusion 2. New Building 3. Debt exclusion 4. Water and sewer debt.
Who Me? March 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Thanks for the info Bob.
File photo.
Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:48 am
Be responsible for your own security. In this state that prides itself on compassion and releasingRead More people serving life sentences.....it is the only option.
mark March 28, 2014 at 07:54 am
Judge Amy Gray? Are you a judge employed by the usurped Commonwealth of Massachusetts? If so I canRead More see why you drink the Kool-Aid of Massa Deval and The Illegally empowered to raise rates and fees D.O.T. I just love how people in government will sell out the human race for their government job and pension! When I get elected I will privatize almost all sectors of government and fire every hack that is stealing from the people!
Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:57 am
....and return kidnapped children to CT.
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J.B March 27, 2014 at 03:20 am
I wonder if his constituent asked him to jump off a bridge would he do that too?
Dani March 27, 2014 at 02:46 pm
The bill was filed on behalf of a constituent. It has nothing to do with being Rep. or Dem. There'sRead More a meme going around on facebook saying Ross filed a bill to prevent women from having sex if they were getting divorced. Total BS. But no one does any research these days to find the truth, and believe everything they read on fb, or elsewhere. This from Ross: "First and foremost, I believe in the democratic process and true representation of the people," said Ross. "For that reason, when a constituent requested that I file a free petition on his behalf, I did so." The point of the bill is to protect children. That said, how much gov't. do we want in our lives?
had_enuf March 29, 2014 at 10:05 am
It's clear that these liberal posters who are criticizing Ross and Republicans have no readingRead More comprehension skills, just an ability to engage in demagoguery. Pathetic but predictable. Liberalism really is a mental disorder.