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bill of rights April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
that is hilarious! video gamers! wait till the jack booted thugs kick in the door and kill a kid. iRead More wonder if these types of police are needed in this day and age. the real danger is the police, the video gamers are lost in the digital age and enjoy a good prank. most of you people are afraid to live, these cops are locked and loaded and looking for a shoot out. police procedure needs to be re-examined. bearing false witness......
Sam April 23, 2014 at 11:10 am
Both the jackass players should be fined. these are the same kids that shoot up the schools whenRead More they're bored with fantasy. The beach is right down the block and your lazy fat ass kid sits on the couch all day gaming. pathetic.
Linda Maloney April 23, 2014 at 11:33 am
This situation is very serious and they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law! IRead More remember thinking ringing someones' doorbell and running away was a prank!
The Fluffernutter could become the official state sandwich. Patch File Photo
Prometheus April 23, 2014 at 09:33 am
Dead kid....no biggie. Kidnapped child....nothing to see here. Murderer getting a taxpayer fundedRead More sex change....just another day. Markey looking for a way around the First....its for our own good. But FLUFFERNUTTER......stop the presses. SAD!
Saber Walsh April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am
It seems that, the more we approach a crisis, the more our Statehouse addresses incredibly stupidRead More things like this. Moving something like this forward is interesting, but it shows how out of touch we are with true priorities. Hence: why we need term limits. NOW.
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.
Photo Credit: Mark Garfinkel, Boston Herald
MoonBeamWatcher April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
How goes that kidnaping of Justina shaping up? Held in solitary confinement, no school or church!Read More Has she been murdered by DCF yet? ACLU your silence is deafening!
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 23, 2014 at 12:48 am
This was the last report we post on Justina:Read More http://framingham.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/easter-service-protest-held-outside-wayside-sunday
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 10:47 am
mob mentality. people on this thread dont even understand the ruling. tt, the comparison toRead More sports is absurd. baseball 8% black. hockey? swimming? etc. i dont hear complaints by minority leaders complaing about every facet of life. there is a belief that low test scores , a dearth of black ceo's , etc must be explained by some measure of systemic discrimination. women do it. minorities. heck go to any youth sports program and youll find parents complaing about playing time and favoritism. people complain. sometimes theyre right.
Old Pizza April 23, 2014 at 10:54 am
College admission should be based on scholastic achievement, period.
Observor April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
One of the primary reasons blacks lag in admission to elite colleges without affirmative action isRead More that a disproportionate number of them come out of horror show urban school systems where they are trapped by an unholy alliance of the teacher unions and the Democrat party. The DTC keeps the unions working regardless of incompetence and in return the unions bankroll the DTC with their members' dues money. Affirmative action is just a way to paper over that "inconvenient truth."
A coyote photographed in Salem. Courtesy: Sharon Shea.
chrisrus April 23, 2014 at 01:01 am
That coyote ain't right. Let the authorities remove it now, BEFORE someone gets hurt.
Milo April 23, 2014 at 07:13 am
I did all I could to scare this animal, but it was absolutely intent on stalking me and the dogs,Read More following us, and making moves on my dogs. Last time it actually bit one of my dogs and I'm sure would have killed it had I not intervened. Then it followed us home all the way down Memorial Drive and other people noticed - at 10:00 am. This coyote was hunting us, not defending. BTW, it is too smart to let you get close enough to hit it with something.
Derrick Julien April 23, 2014 at 07:44 am
hence the fact I said territory he was defending. go for the nose trust me they will get it realRead More fast.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Jennifer April 23, 2014 at 11:22 am
In fact, that brings me back to the 3rd grade Parcc exam that used a 5th grade level X readingRead More passage and 5th grade standards for the questions. Maybe this year we will be told that 80% of schools failed to meet standards. Maybe next year they will use a 4th grade level H text and 4th grade standards on the 3rd grade test, and we will see some improvement. And the next year, when they want to show really impressive gains, they may actually test the standards as written, using the appropriate grade level reading passages. You see why it is a conflict, when the people making the standards are the same people writing the curricula to impart the standards, then making up the tests to test the teaching of the standards, then grading those tests, and keeping everything "confidential" except the final "reports"? I mean, If you can't admit that this is an incredibly incestuous process, than I would say you probably do lack some critical thinking skills. Or else you are just really stubborn.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 11:33 am
"OK, so it doesnt bother you at all that the textbook publishers will now be able to put outRead More only a few curricula, all aligned to the same standards, which they determined themselves, which will reduce their costs tremendously. " They pretty much do that now. As I mentioned a couple of times already, the Common Core standards can be met with a wide variety of Curricula--schools have the same choices as they always have.
CowDung April 23, 2014 at 11:34 am
"I could give you the requirements for an International Baccalaureate, which is offered atRead More Biotech and a few select HS's in NJ, but it is not really on point, and your fingers can google just as easily as mine. The IB is only for the highest level students. It would not be appropriate to make it the default for all students. " Then I ask again, what was your point in bringing it up? Common Core does not prevent schools from offering such a program...
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Michael Brennick April 22, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Where are the stories about the rates charged by the Cable cartels-???---Especially Leftist,Read More Democratic Comcast, the premier robber barons, who fill the campaign tills of the Dumocrats.
Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
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Andy Sousa April 22, 2014 at 09:05 am
You are only showing the top 10, there were 31 Salem residents who completed this awesome race!
Beth Crowley April 22, 2014 at 09:47 am
Congratulations to all runners!!
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nonoise April 22, 2014 at 03:10 pm
They want government to raise our children, not parents.
Tom Hollman April 22, 2014 at 04:41 pm
THIS COUNTRY TOOK A $HIT WHEN THE SUPREME COURT TOOK AWAY THE KICK IN THE A$$ AT HOME AND AT SCHOOLRead More THEY PUT THE KIDS ON DRUGS. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT ?YEARS AGO THERE WERE NO ALPABETIZED SINDROMES THIS IS HOW HEAD SHRINKERS PUSH DRUGS FOR DRUG COMPANEYS
Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line. Credit: Boston Marathon
BH April 22, 2014 at 01:19 am
He's more American than you are old pizza, simply based on his words and acceptance of people asRead More opposed to your ignorance and cluelessness of what it means to be an American.
MikeA April 22, 2014 at 01:15 pm
As Hillary might say, "What difference does it make?" It's not like "we" wonRead More the marathon. He won the marathon.
Dennis Naughton April 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm
@old pizza: Tea Party talk.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 12:13 pm
Dorie, stowing away on a plane is a crime. And no, the boy himself did not pose a threat. But theRead More fact that he (anyone) can get that close to a plane poses a threat. I have to take off my flippin' shoes and get patted down, but apparently you can just walk up and plant a bomb in the wheel well.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
Elizabeth Warren. Photo Credit: Ted Fitzgerald, Boston Herald
Frank Pignone April 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
I do believe Ms. Warren is 'for' jobs... since she's had herself about 57 of them...none of whichRead More were employed in the private sector...Her Housedad who takes care of the 'child' left behind after only two years old seems as a nice man though...Quite a man to allow her to carry her 'ex husband's name after marrying her. Quite a student in college I heard where the only question she got wrong is when she chose that 'Free Enterprise' is a Battleship in Fall River.
Frank Pignone April 23, 2014 at 08:28 am
"Warren voted as a Republican for many years saying, "I was a Republican because I thoughtRead More that those were the people who best supported markets". She states that in 1995 she began to vote Democratic because she no longer believed that to be true, but she says that she has voted for both parties because she believed that neither party should dominate." Her present Husband is called 'Mann'...but I do not believe she could ever handle the repercussions of 'where that could fall politically ....She is, subjectively , one of the most 'unsettled' minds I've ever politically read of in my historical library. I do admire her early life sticking with her mom, waitressing with her aunt's business as she lost her Dad early, but with ambitions, unsettled; college to college, job to job, state to state; political party to political party... I'd want her blood checked first to see if there is any clinical signs of Bi Polar First...No shame at all in that and I do mean this sincerely. It can be controlled by medication. I just viewed 'talking' about 'factories'.. and the tone in her voice of mind is simply , for a word, ungracious, unthankful, and needlessly, 'Vicious'......where it could easily been 'toned down' to a 'talk'....The 'hate' for strong business people who supply jobs, and opportunity and place money into the goods and services of our country is evident and does not understand it is much better to work in a 'Factory' rather than in a tent or the elements when it is not raining....Again, and seriously, I'd demand a series of blood work to see if Lithium or some other treatment can calm her down and aid her in choosing a position where she can stay for at least two or three years or so....
Iron Mike April 23, 2014 at 08:58 am
Coakley? Who can SEE NO EVIL? Who can't prosecute the scumbags in the DCF? Who never saw anyRead More corruption in the Probation Dept or on Beacon Hill? Who shrugged at the problems with the Drug Lab and the Compounding Lab? THAT Coakley? You want her for Governor – after 8 years of Duh-val?
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Archie Bunker April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
Dee, die in a fire.
The Convict April 23, 2014 at 10:58 am
This Thread Is Worthless Without Pictures.
lablover April 23, 2014 at 11:03 am
This Dee idiot needs to get a life. The psycho babble is getting old. What a loser !
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bg robbins April 22, 2014 at 11:39 am
I don't think were doing starving people any favors by sending them hot dogs that might make themRead More sick.
BiteMeFanBoy1 April 22, 2014 at 03:28 pm
Just another argument for KOSHER hot dogs..... All of the great taste and NONE OF THE CRAP !
Bill Harvey April 22, 2014 at 05:04 pm
Poland has already outlawed kosher killing as inhumane--it involves voiding the arteries of theRead More animal's tainted blood while it is still alive....The US will soon follow despite its Jewish lobby.
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monkey lewis April 22, 2014 at 02:30 am
Father to many married to none and in case Ya all wondered Im really well hung
B. Dub April 22, 2014 at 11:34 am
Agranon - I'm a moron because I am tired of everybody and his mother trying to put themselves inRead More every story? Then so be it - I'm a moron. To be honest, I am also really tired of all the people that were compelled to run the Boston Marathon because "I had to finish for all those who couldn't." Get over yourself. It was a tragedy. Those responsible should be ripped apart by dogs. I sincerely hope the families of those affected can move on somehow. But how does Mary Jane Smith running the marathon help ANYBODY but herself? She's not doing it for "those who can't". She's doing it to maybe get on TV and she's probably feeling a little sanctimonious because she ran 26.2 miles and you didn't. It's like, "what did YOU do to help these people?" Same as you - nothing.
Geoffrey Koppel April 22, 2014 at 04:52 pm
If this is a think tank, someone should change the filter.
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