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A before picture shows how beautiful Papi was prior to the fire. Credit MSPCA-Angell
IgnoranceISBliss July 11, 2014 at 01:48 pm
AMAZING ppl in this town post news about dogs.....borderline beastiality?
Tara Dactyl July 11, 2014 at 06:37 pm
How 'bout the dog's owner that was stabbed? How's that fund raising going?
cardiclash July 11, 2014 at 08:12 pm
It may be less cruel to put the dog down. It sounds like he will be in a lifetime of pain and thatRead More isn't fair to him at all!
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Robert E July 11, 2014 at 03:07 pm
The moon will be about 12% larger but the human eye is not able to decern the difference so it willRead More look like any other full moon. The talk of a super moon is just hype.
cardiclash July 11, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Look it's a bird it's a plane it's supermoon....lol
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Thomas D. July 11, 2014 at 06:54 pm
Hahaha! Keep 'em coming!
TRISH SCHWECKE July 11, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Funny but also sad......bring back the "good old days" ! :)
Cheryl Miller July 12, 2014 at 12:55 am
Playgrounds where the children don't want to play are sad, not funny.
There are job openings as Salem High School and other Salem schools.
Chris July 11, 2014 at 09:42 am
"To search for other nearby jobs that are not with the Beverly Public Schools, click on thisRead More sentence to go to our Jobs page." I think you forgot to replace Beverly with Salem in the last sentence. Interesting though to go to the Beverly patch and see that the Beverly Schools have 10 openings vs 70+ in Salem. Beverley - http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/?employer=12133 Salem - http://www.schoolspring.com/jobs/?employer=12347 And poor old Peabody has just one opening.
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cardiclash July 10, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Stop the bs remember when! !!
Rich Shelley July 10, 2014 at 07:49 pm
Same reason that banks redline: because they can
Mark Kaepplein July 11, 2014 at 06:14 am
Compare cost at a location with the number of chiropractors there. Insurance fraud marches on.
After another baby dies after being left in a hot car, a mother recounts a mistake that might have cost her daughter's life.
T as in Truth July 11, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Order up...One little spanky sizzler...med well.
RDJ July 12, 2014 at 12:56 am
I am a parent of 4 children ranging in age from 2 to 13. I have 3 living children and one angel babyRead More that passed at 3 months. Having lost a child I know the pain that comes with that loss. Susan...I have sympathy for these children but not for the parents. I have never forgotten my children whether I have 3 of them with me or just one of them with me. The reason so many parents are upset about this is because you don't forget something that is the most important thing in your life. I can't tell you how many times my kids have fallen asleep in the car....not once have I ever forgotten that they were there. I agree that several people have children that do not deserve them. It makes me angry that people like you can sympathize with parents who make what you call is a mistake... A mistake is putting red laundry in with white laundry. Leaving your child in a car is not a mistake...it is simply put negligence and child abuse. Making excuses for why people make these so called mistakes is sickening. Do you "forget" to change your baby because they are asleep? Do you "forget" to feed your child because they are in their room playing when you are fixing supper? And your argument about kids "mistakingly" drowning in a bath tub is even more troubling. What responsible adult would ever leave a child in the bathtub by themselves? The answer is not one. These children do not ask to be born. It is the responsibility of the parent to make sure of their children's safety. We live in a time when people are too absorbed by what celebrity is doing this or that or what so and so posted on Facebook or twitter. People are getting lazy because everything is automatic. We have cars with back up cameras so you don't run over a child that isn't being watched....cars that can park themselves because people don't want to learn to parallel park ( because it's too hard(sarcasm))...cars that tell you you forgot your keys dumbass...headlights that go on and off on their own because people can't remember to turn them on in the rain or dark and turn them off when they park. We have become used to having to be reminded of what our responsibilities are by everyone else. People have hectic lives because they make it that way. It still isn't an excuse to forget the only thing in your life that depends completely on you for it's survival.
LOUISE RENTZ July 12, 2014 at 01:06 am
Could not agree more!
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deb of see-attleboro July 10, 2014 at 04:06 pm
For the sake of the argument, let's put aside all the health risks of second hand smoke. I am aRead More non-smoking adult who will tolerate a smoker's weakness if I must. I just can't understand why a smoker would subject an innocent child or beloved pet to such discomfort. And why would anyone defend a smoker's "right" to do so?
cardiclash July 10, 2014 at 04:35 pm
If you have to have that cancer stick just take it outside so pets and children can breathe withoutRead More gagging or wanting to vomit. Plain and simple
Kathy July 11, 2014 at 05:13 pm
I'm a non smoker but what really bugs me is today's view on smokers. If I wanted to smoke a legalRead More product in my own home then I have every right to do so. And gee thanks for the memo, pets breathe the same air we do. I never would have figured that out on my own.
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H Shamir July 10, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Intoxication or any other mental impairment to good driving judgement and normally expectedRead More reactions including speed of reaction, are cause for a legal arrest, whatever the cause. That result can be evidenced by the suspect's method of driving. In other words, it is the EFFECT that causes endangerment that is illegal. Seeking the cause and third parties (police, you, me, friends, family etc) performing actions to prevent the cause from having the unwanted effect, is merely sane and logical.
Rich July 10, 2014 at 04:29 pm
I can open your eyes but I can't make you see! Keep your head in the sand you ostrich!
Chris Moore July 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm
You know, this makes me think of this house to which a constant stench of weed comes from. EveryRead More time I go outside I can smell it. Its extreemly upsetting and I feel so helpless!
The Old Town Hall in Salem, which has been operated by Gordon College until Wednesday. Credit: Patch file photo
Martine Bamford July 9, 2014 at 10:53 pm
my husband worked there for 25 years and was discarded like an old sock , and forced to be laid off,Read More when he had cancer so they could save a few bucks, his story not being the only one!Good for Salem!!!!!!
Rhonda Aubin-Smith July 10, 2014 at 12:09 am
Great decision Mayor Driscoll. As a manager in one of the government agencies that will enforce theRead More new law, I am happy to see the actions you took.
Michael July 10, 2014 at 07:10 am
Excellent leadership Mayor Driscoll and very well written. There is no place in our society forRead More discrimination.
Gun ownership rights activists rally at the Statehouse on June 18, 2014. Courtesy
Rob C July 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm
The only thing that should stand in the way of somebody getting a LTC is their ability to pass theRead More background check required by federal law to buy a gun. This idiotic law that each town has its own rules and it is up to the whim of the police chief needs to go. If you cant pass the test to buy one then you don't need the LTC to start with. For the lefties that want to take away and severely limit the constitutional rights of a citizen, why are you so against the idea that somebody simply show an ID to prove who they are to exercise one of the other constitutional rights. When you look at the actual stats on gun deaths on the US the number of murders by gun are actually rather small. According to the CDC between 2010 and 2011 there were roughly 32,000 gun deaths, of those roughly 60% were suicides(these people could just as easily slit their wrists). Of the roughly 11,000 left over, about 8,900 were gang related (these people don't obey existing laws). That leaves us with 2,200 over two years, average it out to 22/year per state killed by guns. Of those 22/state we have no data on if they had actually passed the FBI check to purchase the gun in the first place ( I think they did not). Now with these stats in mind, why are we wasting so much time and money on something like this. Something that is not going to make a bit of difference to the majority of the crimes committed with a gun. Keep in mind that in the same two years according to the FBI over 6,100 were killed with something other than a gun and according to the NTSB over 66,000 are killed by cars. Now if we actually enforced our EXISTING laws and didn't plea everything down to a slap on the wrist in the courts things might actually change without any new laws.
Tyler Jozefowicz July 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm
Few things. Of course felons cannot obtain guns, so that leaves MOSTLY law abiding citizens doingRead More the killing. Legal purchases involve straw purchases. Suicides are real deaths last time I checked; many would not use a knife because it's too messy. Background checks have prevented about 2 million people from obtaining a gun. No one in their right mind should oppose universal background checks, but the NRA does( worthy of note is that majority, about 80%, I believe) of NRA members disagree with the NRA board who represent the gun manufacturers), and most Congressional Republicans also oppose. No surprise there. Even GOAL here has no problem with the revised state bill as written, not that I care what GOAL thinks anyway. Now if the federal govt can just limit semi-automatics, close the gun show loophole, limit # of purchase per wingnut, we would be moving in the right direction; reinstate the semi-automatic ban enacted in the 90s, and tighten it up, ban internet purchases, limit ammo purchases, and close the gun show loophole in many other states. No one needs a semi to mow down the herd or for home protection. This MA gun legislation is one more victory for gun control advocates like me.
Rob C July 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm
LOL Tyler, do you ever think about what you type out in a post? "Of course felons cannot obtainRead More guns, so that leaves MOSTLY law abiding citizens doing the killing." I am sure you are 100% correct, the felon gets out of jail and goes to get a gun to commit more felonies but thinks to himself, it is illegal for me to have that now, I will go get me an ice cream instead. Also out of curiosity, what part of killing somebody makes a person a law abiding citizen? Problem that you and the rest of the gun grabbers fail to realize is that criminals don't follow the law, hence the name they get called. Of course suicides are real deaths but if they are committed to killing themselves they will use a knife, jump off a building, step in front of a bus or drive a car into something. No law is going to save them.
Source: FDA website
Chris July 11, 2014 at 03:44 pm
I know I have been addicted since childhood - I really have had to use tremendous will power to stayRead More away from it as much as possible.
Richard T. July 12, 2014 at 12:49 am
Do you have the classic physical symptoms of withdrawal, or is it merely a psychological problem?
Chris July 12, 2014 at 01:19 am
Addiction kind of makes sense... Alcohal is a form of sugar and that is addictive...
Ivan Ronald Schablotski July 9, 2014 at 03:27 pm
This fills me with happy thoughts. And it a couple weeks, this will fill me with vodka!
jerry patch July 10, 2014 at 09:20 am
the scull bottle a good re sell to the moonshiners :+)
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Ken Lewis July 10, 2014 at 12:50 am
The thing I find interesting is women are dead set against people that smoke but the major majorityRead More of them drink regularly. I suppose they justify it because booze won't give them lung cancer. So who cares about liver cancer, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, kidney failure, abdominal and bowel cancer and a permanent lose of thousands of brain cells with each drink. I have yet to see one report of a driver under the influence of nicotine killing anyone while driving. So heres lookin at ya drink up and put that cigarette out before ya kill somebody with second hand smoke and just use a car.
Amanda Reckenwithe July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
THAT'S it!! I'm not hanging around, with any more dead people!
LCT July 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs stats DO NOT include accidents caused by an impairedRead More driver who did something stupid, caused an accident, but wasn't in the accident. Cutting someone off, weaving in high-speed traffic, crossing center line, stopping short, running stop signs/street lights, etc. can cause an accident without offending party being in the accident. These drivers are oblivious and merrily drive on their way.
rickwarren85 July 8, 2014 at 03:18 pm
Actually, it is a crime, in the same way that violating the City knife ordinance is a crime. I'dRead More encourage all the earbud wearing skateboarders, especially the one I saw this morning blowing through the Lafayette/Derby intersection while swinging a ball of yarn around his head, oblivious to the vehicles behind him, to please continue this "protest" for it is certain that you will lose the fight, every single time.
2N July 9, 2014 at 07:42 am
Skateboarders should have bike lights...even smart night joggers do.
Mark Scaliotti July 11, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Skateboarding at night? I call that a safety hazard.
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