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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.
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 04:58 am
Worth repeating: State Department spokeswoman can't name Hillary Clinton's diplomaticRead More achievements ... and neither can Hillary Clinton!
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 05:00 am
I wonder from what archive they resurrected that photo of Clinton.
Old Pizza April 24, 2014 at 05:04 am
Clinton, contrary to President Obama’s assertions, is not among the best secretaries of stateRead More but among the worst. At best, you can say she was an ineffective bit player in a foreign policy run out of the Oval Office. And that's being overly generous.
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
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Paul John Maisano April 19, 2014 at 07:13 am
Hi Folks, Did we forget about the huge gasoline tax passed over a year ago?? It's about time weRead More start to repair the Commonwealths failing decaying infrastructure with such funds, rather than continue to balance the state annual budget deficit. Carry on, Paul Maisano
Ken B. April 19, 2014 at 11:52 am
Yep, It's not bad enough that MA was already #1 in the country for debt per capita, let's make itRead More worse ! What a pork barrel waste of money. The best one is $325 million to expand South Station (why ?) and rename it the Dukakis Transportation Center. How appropriate, a boondoggle named after another inept demo governor !
Matt April 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm
They want to spend 2.3 billion to expand the commuter rail when ridership on the Greenbush line isRead More down. Why don't they have weekend service for the commuter boats any more. It was always packed on weekends. Guess there to stupid to figure things out.
In the state's $12.7 billion transportation bond bill, Framingham will receive $5 million for planning and construction to upgrade the rail-crossing at Route 126 and Route 135 to mitigate traffic congestion. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Mary Chapin April 19, 2014 at 11:12 am
If the signs were in English so iwould know what they were selling id be morer inclined to shopRead More downtown
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 19, 2014 at 05:18 pm
Mary: May I recommend 2 new places downtown for you to try. * FresCafe, which just celebrated a yearRead More in downtown Framingham, has a great breakfast menu and is open daily until 2 p.m. * Also my family and I very much enjoy the new Vietnamese restaurant downtown Pho Dakao. Both establishments have a very friendly staff and the food is good.
Chipsofacto April 20, 2014 at 07:17 am
I couldn't agree more, Susan. The Frescafe omelettes are fantastic and anyone who likes soup willRead More love Pho Dakao's pho with its flavorful broth, delicate thin rice noodles, and fresh herbs and vegetables. Everything is great at both restaurants.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 08:58 pm
You call me out. I responded. You scoffed at me for commenting from Jimmy's while watching theRead More game. Yet you claim to be with friends while commenting. Ha. Little stranger in my opinion. You're a liar and a coward.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:00 pm
By the way, between periods we were laughing our asses off at your veiled threat and failure toRead More follow through. Another internet tough guy outed Brian Levesque.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Please, don't respond. You're embarrassing yourself.
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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)