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Strong winds toppled this pole in Andover Thursday. Photo Credit: Andover Police Department
Karen Walz April 24, 2014 at 07:16 pm
Can you believe this "headline"?!? Is there no sense of propriety and proportion?
Gordon Fromm April 24, 2014 at 07:27 pm
and they don't even post the story about the missing student!
Frank Haggerty April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
How about New Bedford High School is the worst in the state and has the most violence - They laidRead More off half the teachers last year and are building a 100 million dollar ocean wind turbine port that will probably never be used - Why not a story about New Bedford ?
Governor Patrick signs H. 3909, “An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools.” Photo Credit: Sam Hooper, Governor’s Office
Julie Miller April 24, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I want the Governor to include bullying within DCF run facilities - and by the DCF itself - to haveRead More more safeguards in place and exercised properly so as not to entertain unwarranted 51As being enacted against innocent parties. That would reduce caseload for the workers and the state HHS burgeoning budget!
Ken B. April 24, 2014 at 05:49 pm
So, does this mean that the DCF has to stop bullying the Pelletiers ?
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D Penta April 24, 2014 at 05:22 pm
Not in Framingham and not in Natick and no where near MetroWest, so why is this on my local Patch?Read More We don't care about news in Medford or Falmouth here in MetroWest! And just so you know we have plenty of places in Framingham and Natick to buy alcohol!
Sandra Mercier April 24, 2014 at 05:33 pm
This is the problem you can buy Alcohol everywhere . there is nothing for the kids to do inRead More Attleboro !! we should have something for them to do . like an Roller skating or an Arcade ! They need something to do instead of getting in trouble/ Drinking and Drugs !!!!!!!
D Penta April 24, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Going to be tough to sell Natick Patch will very little Natick news. If I owned a business in NatickRead More I would NOT advertise. Maybe you should look for Massachusetts or National sales reps as that is all I see on Natick Patch is Massachusetts and National news!
DanielleWolf April 24, 2014 at 06:37 pm
Agreed - I hate this new format of Patch with news from all over rather than news from the town inRead More which I live. It used to be great to post school fundraising events on here but with the change, I doubt anyone is even reading past the headline anymore.
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Stacey Larsen Gipson April 24, 2014 at 06:11 pm
Stupid people for not evacuating. Let's hope you are not now crying for help!
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:31 pm
stubborn people.. they aren't trying to annoy/disturb you..they are telling you for your safety !
Jackie Loffredo April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
don't put a fire fighters life at risk because you want to be stubborn and stupid.
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
Bob Wadas April 24, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Democrats started the KKK also, democrats also were the only opponents of the civil rightsRead More legislation !
Paul Improta April 24, 2014 at 07:42 pm
Is the "Southern Poverty" Law Center an unbiased expert on the subject? Just asking. ItRead More seem they are the go-too liberal think tank on an "right wing extremist" group. I wonder if they keep a dossier on Al Sharpton's group or the New Black Panther Party?
RON Ostrodamus April 24, 2014 at 07:52 pm
Let me get this clear. Will they be protecting, or trick or treating?
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Frank Haggerty April 24, 2014 at 02:52 pm
The Massachusetts Democratic "Party " is having a ball destroying the lives of the windRead More turbine victims. How about saying a prayer for the victims and pass it along ? Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Jesus Christ April 24, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Frank what about the Portsmouth wind turbine it failed after 5 years and the taxpayers are still onRead More the hook for the 3 million bond.
Nancy Gilberg April 24, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Here's a great option for paying it forward! Help a little boy's family pay for his new dog'sRead More surgery. http://www.petcaring.com/pet-medical-expenses/a-boy-and-his-dog-need-you/37800 P.S. I'm pretty sure public whining is considered paying it backward, and not forward.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
BIGBAKER.. April 24, 2014 at 07:13 pm
It`s just Baby fat, I had an UNCLE years ago 15 lbs and he was born at home, turned out to be aRead More regular kid.
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Sean April 24, 2014 at 07:33 pm
She is too damn cute to be shot. This guy is insane!!!
Steve April 24, 2014 at 07:35 pm
If this old man has to go to prison, we need a database for home invaders to check for gun ownershipRead More before they break in to protect the criminal from death and the resident from over reacting in a catastrophic situation and going to prison.
John Roberson April 24, 2014 at 07:51 pm
and what were two innocent teenagers doing breaking into someone's home?
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.
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Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
PAUL April 24, 2014 at 06:57 pm
who the hell cares?????????????????
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Michael Anthony Satterwhite April 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm
This is a great article. If your financial institution has guarantees on fraudulent charges and theyRead More try to stick you with the bill or change certain terms and conditions without consideration or notice, make sure you seek legal advice from an attorney. It is very important that you check your credit report annually. You can check your credit report for free on the website mandated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which can be found at www.annualcreditreport.com.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Steve Marino, Super Lemming just wanders the Patch sites, probaly following me and making asinineRead More statements (Trolling) to rile people up and then he vanishes. Typical Liberal COWARD.
Matt April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
J Parker who do u want to be president?
Steve Marino April 24, 2014 at 03:55 pm
@Matt, any one that runs for president that is a fiscal conservative would be a far better choiceRead More then a candidate like Hillary that has no clue how capitalism works. We don't need more of the same as we have. Increasing the poor, and killing the middle class is not success. We need a complete reversal of policy to get there, not the same policy that we currently have.
John Hirtle April 23, 2014 at 09:29 am
Thank you for this timely info!
David April 23, 2014 at 12:23 pm
yes, very useful to know the source of the huge BOOM that shook our house this morning.
Photo from Long Beach Patch Post
John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
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.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:33 pm
And the law
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:36 pm
I am a whole hearted support of the United States Supreme Court and my 1st amendment right to sayRead More what I said because I support Cheif Justice Robert, But he and his group is dangerouslly Silly. Inner City Education where the teachers promoted a theory if I get one child to college after 13 years I have done my job the educational system in this country was built to make you a servent not a thinker. In a class of 30 that teacher and teachers focus on just one. I believe if he/she focus on 29 being able to read and write do math, understood science, then she did her job and still had work to do one was left behind. But let thanks President Reagan for giving us the Preppy look.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:38 pm
THE TRUTH SHOULD BE FLAG AS inappropriate