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Peter Maldoof April 16, 2014 at 05:43 pm
@DennisN......LOL! You made my day! Everything I said was 100% True. For some reason the People ofRead More Mass will vote Democrat even if its not a Good choice. They did surprise me with some Republican Governors though. 1972 Mass goes for McGovern. Only State in the Union. Nixon paid us back by closing several bases. I'm sure your a big Obama fan as well. I promise you he will go down in history as the worst President in Modern times and maybe even All Time. Mass will always be home for me Dennis, sorry. We will just have to agree to disagree. I can do that. I don't think you can. By reading your post to me and others I can tell your pretty impressed with yourself. I'm not. How do you think Mary Jo Kopecknys family felt when Mass kept electing the guy who killed their daughter. 6 hours of missing time Teddy couldn't explain. Or how about the families of those underage boys felt when Men in their 50s were having sex with their kid? Not a day in jail. Then, Barney and Gerry kept getting reelected. Its not up to the US Government to control every aspect of our life Dennis. Obama, Holder, Pelosi, Harry Reid are all criminals hiding the truth from the American People. Agree To Disagree if you want but sometimes the truth hurts. PS I am not a Republican either
Joe Veno April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
Why does Patrick think he can do what ever he want to do? OOPs sorry I forgot he lovesRead More Obama....question answered !!
BH April 17, 2014 at 08:11 am
Frank makes me laugh, literally nobody listens or cares what you say because you present it in suchRead More a conspiracy theory like way. Why don't you paint a nice water color sign and take a drive to the state house today.
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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.
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Ramuel M. Raagas April 13, 2014 at 04:42 pm
I admire Tolman for having fought big tobacco. This ongoing fight has the development that myRead More workplace, a retailer, no longer sells Philip Morris' traditional line of cigarettes. Tolman also wants to invest in early childhood development. If elected, Tolman will be an ally of our Massachusetts Secretary of State in securing the execution of our address confidentiality program, which protects women who have broken up with men turned sorely dangerous. Tolman helped pen this confidentiality program, carrying it over from the state of Washington. He also worked on campaign finance reform. Having been a Massachusetts State Representative, he has written legislation on ethics which has passed in Beacon Hill. He believes that our values should prevail over the dumping of undisclosed thousands of political campaign dollars. With the Supreme Court majority favoring Citizens United and McCutcheon, we need advocates like Tolman until the golden age whereupon Scalia expires. Tolman fights for Clean Elections. Four former attorneys general are passing their torch to Tolman. He wants Smart Gun Technology to make our guns safe. He wants a Rinacimento of technology introduced by Smith and Wesson which locks triggers if the proper owner of the firearm has not been identified by fingerprint. "It recognized your finger print," says Tolman. "If someone else grabs it, it won't fire." Tolman remembers the boycott that the NRA-ILA and other gun manufacturers had organized against Smith and Wesson, because of its idea. The company ended up shelving the technology. The fact that every moment an American is rushed to an emergency room due to a gun accident at home distresses Tolman. He calculates that the gun lobby has been carrying so much influence in Congress that United States Senator Markey's legislation for gun control gets stalled.
The Town of Framingham held a hazardous waste collection day Saturday morning at McCarthy Elementary School.
Laura Richards April 13, 2014 at 03:20 pm
We've lived in Framingham for 14 years and this was the first time we've utilized this event. I wasRead More impressed with how well it was run, no wait at all and they took the items we had with a smile. Thanks for providing this service to residents!!
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.
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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.
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chuck matzker April 10, 2014 at 09:27 am
This bridge project is a case study in what happens to public works projects when there's seeminglyRead More little accountability once a bid is secured. It's a shame, because the only ones to lose out are the end users, while our tax dollars still go to the contractors. Looks like there needs to be more thorough vetting of these contractors in future works projects. It's alarming to note that the same contractor won the bid for the Central Street bridge, as well. Let's hope there's a lesson learned from this debacle.
-M April 10, 2014 at 09:30 am
One thing after another with this project, and the same people to be working on the Central StreetRead More bridge? Maybe they should re-evaluate that second project. The Wickford Street bridge closing has been a pain.
cammie nolan April 10, 2014 at 01:24 pm
WHY is the same contractor being used for the Central St. bridge when they have already proven theyRead More can't get the job done in the time promised?? Only the state would award another job to a company that had already failed them!
Framingham Selectman Cheryl Tully Stoll. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Scott Wadland April 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm
I wasn't at this meeting and didn't have a horse in this race, but I found it interesting that: -Read More the Cemetery Board of Trustees gets to vote on who is on the Board - very few boards or commissions get to do that. I wonder how that came to be? - while Cheryl did abstain from the vote, the rest of her colleagues voted for her husband against the wishes of the Cemetery Board.
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 9, 2014 at 12:28 pm
Scott - The Trustees are an elected Board. When the School Committee had to fill Mike Bower's seatRead More when he was elected as Selectmen, again it was a joint vote and both the School Committee and the Selectmen had a vote in whom was appointed to the position. The vote was split 6-5 for Donald Taggart. Link: http://framingham.patch.com/groups/schools/p/live-blog-appointment-of-new-framingham-school-committee-member
Scott Wadland April 9, 2014 at 12:36 pm
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks Susan.
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 !!!
The Framingham Park and Recreation Department will hold registration for its Summer Recreation Centers beginning Thursday, April 10, at The Academy Building in Cushing Memorial Park for Framingham residents only from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 7, 2014 at 10:34 am
UPDATE: The Summer centers will be run at Barbieri Elementary and Cameron Middle Schools
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 8, 2014 at 04:20 pm
UPDATE: Framingham Parks & Rec emailed today to say Framingham Public Schools change theRead More location to -- Woodrow Wilson and Walsh Schools.
State Rep. Tom Sannicandro. Credit: Framingham Patch file photo
Needs Vacation April 4, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Think Progress reports: "Loss Of Unemployment Benefits Has Now Cost Almost $5 Billion AsRead More Congress Dithers" PHONE JAM BOEHNER Contact John Boehner's office until the phones are unplugged: John Boehner says the re-implementation will be "difficult"? Is that really the attitude you want to have towards long-term unemployed seeking jobs? Its "difficult" so give up? #SETEXAMPLE John Boehner Phone: (202) 225-0600 (Press 1 to leave a message or 2 to speak with his assistant) Contact as many GOP House members as possibly and explain your situation. Under Bush they extended long-term unemployment and the unemployment rate was (lower) at the time of many of those extensions. SPREAD THE WORD AND GET THIS OUT
Needs Vacation April 4, 2014 at 02:52 pm
Think Progress reports: "Loss Of Unemployment Benefits Has Now Cost Almost $5 Billion AsRead More Congress Dithers" PHONE JAM BOEHNER Phone: (202) 225-0600 (Press 1 to leave a message or 2 to speak with his assistant)
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.