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MBTA commuter rail trains will all get a faster WiFi service during the next two years. Credit: Patch file photo
Scott Wadland July 24, 2014 at 11:30 am
I wonder if this will work in all the dead spots on the Framingham/Worcester line where we can'tRead More even get get cell phone reception!
Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
Bob July 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
I would be surprised. This has become a very personal battle for Arthur S, IMHO. His family wasRead More scammed out of millions and he is looking for revenge. That is a dangerous emotion to bring into business dealings! I hope they figure it out in the best interest of the employees and customers but I can see this imploding.
Dupper617 July 24, 2014 at 01:37 pm
I understand the want for higher profits. Market Basket only made 5% profit on 4 billion dollarsRead More worth of sales and then added their 4% discount this year. Artie T has been reducing the profit so he would have an opportunity to buy it. Artie S is only doing what every other business does. Make money and succeed. There isn't going to be any happy ending for anyone in these stories.
joseph mcgruff July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Dupper you do understand that 4% off a register receipt is NO where near 5% profit of 4 BillionRead More right? MB netted 5 Billion in 2013..but anywasy... 5% of 4 or 5 Billion is $200-250 MILION!!!! That is insane(ly awesome) for a grocery store! If I buy a box of cereal at wholsesale for $1, sell it for $4, then knock off 4% (roughly 16 cents) I am still taking in $2.84. The 4% discount is not only a drop in the bucket to MB, a thank you to customers, it was ultimately Arthur S' decision since he has control of the board, not Arthur T's! Ha good try though. I goto Donelan's in the meantime...
dorri mohn July 24, 2014 at 06:59 am
LEXMINMAN July 24, 2014 at 08:04 am
he will do it again i feel so bad for the family of the victims let us hope he will not harm anyoneRead More else
Andrew Denaro July 24, 2014 at 10:49 am
Humanity has no room for vile scum like this young man. Every Massachusetts resident with a heartRead More and a conscience should be ashamed that they allow this state to coddle its most heinous criminals. He should be unceremoniously executed, but here the best we can hope for is some prison justice.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Catherine Quinlan July 24, 2014 at 08:01 am
Has anyone researched to know if eating large amounts of poison ivy is not harmful to goats???
David Cook July 24, 2014 at 09:43 am
Apparently goats don't react to poison ivy. If they do this is a very bad idea.
Bryant Hopkins July 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
Goats LOVE poison ivy! They chew the stuff all day long, then later on leave "fertilizer"Read More behind so that more desirable plants can grow where the poison ivy grew. It is great for the goats and for those of us (roughly 1 in 7 people) who are extra sensitive to the "leaves of three". Just don't pet goats working over a poison ivy patch, as the urushiol oils (the "poison" in poison ivy) that come in contact with the goats will not harm the goats but will get onto whomever comes in contact with the goats. Sadly, poison ivy is one plant that will benefit from climate change in the coming years, so here one issue that tree huggers and climate change deniers who hate poison ivy can agree upon - WE NEED MORE GOATS!
A splash pad in Braintree. A splash pad will be installed at Mary Jane Lee Park in The Point neighborhood of Salem. Credit: Patch file photo
Jenn Campagna July 24, 2014 at 08:39 am
i think its a great idea, however, why not other parks as well OR something more CENTRAL, SalemRead More Common or downtown. As a hard working tax paying family, I would LOVE to have my children have access to one in our North Salem area.
Linny July 24, 2014 at 01:23 pm
I had heard that the Common was the original choice, but the Neighborhood Assoc. didn't want it. IRead More hope that isn't true because to me that is the best place for it.
bobsky78 July 24, 2014 at 02:22 pm
Isn't there an ocean near that neighborhood? So put this $200,000 with the $120,000 we got for theRead More pot hole repairs. I see a budget surplus.
The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Tom Alciere July 24, 2014 at 11:05 am
I've been telling the store managers to offer jobs to the MB workers because I can attest that theseRead More are good, helpful workers.
Brandon K July 24, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I went to MB every so often, now only the Walpole Walmart. It's brand new, clean, and in expensive!
R. Scott White July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
This week instead of going to MB I went to four places: Target, Cumberland Farms, Trader Joe's, andRead More Hannaford. That's what you have to do to find the lower prices that Market Basket offers all by itself. Wondering if it was worth the gas.
One of the products recalled. Photo credit: FDA.
Scott C July 22, 2014 at 02:03 pm
WTF are plutos? "The US Food and Drug Adminsitration said Wawona Packing Company in Cutler,Read More CA, is voluntarily recalling whole peaches, nectarines, plums and <b>plutos</b> that were sold between June 1 and July 12.
Heizenburg July 22, 2014 at 06:17 pm
At least it is organic.
Cheryl R. July 23, 2014 at 02:14 pm
Pretty sure that fruit is eaten or rotten by now.
Chris12 July 23, 2014 at 11:37 am
I became a blood donor by accident. I was called for jury duty last year. As you know you have toRead More sit around and wait for your name to be called for a trial. While we were all waiting the jury attendant entered the room and announced that the mobile blood center just arrived. He said, " If you donate we will look very favorable upon you." I bolted out of my chair, ran down 4 flights of stairs , and got in line. My thinking was anything is better than sitting around another day waiting to be called for a trial. I was amazed at how fast and easy it was to donate blood. AND the jury attendant released me from jury duty for the next 3 years!! I've been donating blood every two months since that wonderful day I was released from jury duty...
Gretchen Robinson July 23, 2014 at 01:11 pm
great story!!
Leave RI July 23, 2014 at 10:24 pm
Be wary. Some of these places give to inmates. The reason I took myself off the donors list.
The Bay State topped the annual "Kids Count" report. File photo.
Matt Helm July 23, 2014 at 08:06 am
Must be all the Ritalin they got the kids on today...that, and all the great stuff they're teachingRead More your kids in the Mass public schools...like "Megan's got two moms", and "why Johnny uses the girl's bathroom"......yeah, I really believe this hotbed of human waste they call the public schools turns out the best students...sell us another load of bulls_ _t Mr. Media...
Rob C July 23, 2014 at 02:38 pm
We can expect that our ranking will go down a little thanks to our cowardly leaders voting cutRead More funding for charter schools.
JohnnyMass July 24, 2014 at 08:00 am
But the absolute WORST state for people who came here legally, have a job, and pay taxes.
North Shore Bank on Highland Avenue was robbed on Sunday afternoon. Credit: Patch file photo
A. July 22, 2014 at 07:01 am
Im confused. Did he have a gun? Or simply threaten that he had a gun? It's kind of an importantRead More distinction these days when everyone'ssesecond amendment rights are being threatened.
Robert Gates July 22, 2014 at 11:26 am
He threatened that he had a gun and police call that an armed robbery.
john July 22, 2014 at 01:19 pm
Bank employees should be behind bullet proof glass at all times.
The Market Basket store on Highland Avenue in Salem, Mass. Credit: Patch file photo
David H. Mirsky July 22, 2014 at 05:06 pm
Governor Hassan was right to support quality management and better working conditions at MarketRead More Basket. Let's hope the top brass listens.
Rick July 22, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Mr. Trouble does not know what he is talking about. NH is not a "right to work" state,Read More despite the efforts of Speaker O'Brien to turn NH into New Mississippi. Trouble must a troll for the AFP Koch Brothers.
David H. Mirsky July 23, 2014 at 06:54 am
If Market Basket doesn't get its act together soon, it will disappear.
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!!
State Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) has signed a letter supporting a boycott of Market Basket stores. Credit: Patch file photo
john July 21, 2014 at 03:05 pm
This is a family owned and operated business. Politicians should focus on what they were elected toRead More do. Have you seen the condition of State Road Highland Ave? Priorities please.
Azamat Tazhayakov. Credit: Associated Press via Boston Herald
Lucille Kenney July 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
Such a shame. So many youngsters trying to get into this country to get away from deplorable livingRead More conditions. What they would give to have the chance that this one and his cronies flushed down the toilet.
Matt Helm July 23, 2014 at 08:11 am
What I don't understand is; if they haven't tried the actual (alleged) bomber himself, how can theyRead More convict this guy of colluding with the bomber if we don't (yet) legally know who the bomber is?? I'm no attorney, but seems that there's something wrong here??
MoonBeamWatcher July 23, 2014 at 07:58 pm
The MIT Officer would not have been murdered it these Associates of the Muslim Terrorists had comeRead More forward!
Patch File Photo
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.
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.
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