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Erick Figueroa of Framingham. Credit: Framingham Police
Donna Coutchavlis-Wong April 16, 2014 at 06:46 pm
That is Pretty Pathetic and that family member cannot trust their own and Not know or have seen anyRead More warning signs. I feel awful for the child who will be scarred and untrusting of adults now. Hopefully the child will get swift help and he is Sterilized and then deported!
-M April 16, 2014 at 07:08 pm
My wife just left the room in tears seeing this as we are from the area.
Susan Petroni (Editor) April 16, 2014 at 07:12 pm
As I wrote on the Framingham Patch Facebook page, as a parent I have no words. Facebook link:Read More https://www.facebook.com/FraminghamPatch/posts/823511391010662
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Tania Lawson April 16, 2014 at 06:00 pm
I would really like to find out why the horse got scared. There was another instance in another cityRead More when a driver of a vehicle deliberately scared the horse with a truck horn right next to the poor horse. Not once but several times.
John April 16, 2014 at 10:27 pm
It's a real shame somebody didn't pull that guy out of his truck and beat the living shit out of himRead More for doing that. That's just being a no good creep.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
christopher papazoglow April 16, 2014 at 03:21 pm
"The pork industry has committed $ 1.7 million to research how the virus....spread so quicklyRead More after it was reported in the nation's top pork-producing states..." Gimme a hundred bucks, i'll tell ya how. >>> IT'S BECAUSE YOU PUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIGS TOGETHER IN SMALLISH SPACES VERY CLOSE TOGETHER AND ''LIVING'' IN UNBELIEVABLY FILTHY CONDITIONS !!! <<< Oh, DAMN, i shoulda waited for someone to offer me that hundred....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Funny and true.
T. April 16, 2014 at 05:55 pm
Glad I am a vegetarian. The crap they inject the animals with, hormones, antibiotics, vaccinations,Read More and the the crap these animals are eating have all have all been treated with toxic pesticides, and other chemicals. You are what you eat.
Massachusetts State Police is reporting a tractor trailer crash on Mass Pike eastbound at Route 9 with more than one lane blocked just after 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.
JoJo April 16, 2014 at 10:15 am
OMG so sad about the crash. And like you said, with the morning snow covering cars, I'm sure theRead More morning roads were icy like crazy!
Screen grab from KETV report
Pat D April 16, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Some parents will do just about anything to get on a reality show. Blame the networks for thisRead More charade and that is what it is. This was all planned....
mimi April 16, 2014 at 03:57 pm
This little boy is very clever to have figured out how to crawl inside the machine. He deservesRead More more attentive parents. I hope they are court ordered to parenting classes. For what it's worth, approximately 30 years ago, I saw a toddler swathed in diapers wander out the front door of his home. The door was wide open. He started walking down the street. I parked my car and gently held him in my arms, looking for a family member to appear. No such luck. The toddler was nonverbal and unafraid. So we walked to the police station across the street. The cops on duty immediately recognized him & thought it was funny. The toddler was a known wanderer and the cops assured me he had a loving family. REALLY? They took him back home and did not write an incident report. It disturbed me then and now that the parents and police were so nonchalant. Child neglect is amusing to some people. I am not one of them.
D Penta April 16, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Natick news - Nebraska news -- well at least they both start with the letter N. I said this before IRead More think everyone should not open any article on their local Patch unless they see the name of their community in it. They are trying to trick up with news. We see a headline and think - in my case - Natick - and it is not. NO NAME - NO CLICK! I think if the click rate goes down for Patch, it will hurt them advertising wise and then maybe they will listen to us that we want LOCAL NEWS! Who wants to join me in my NO NAME No CLICK campaign?
A look at one of the 40 new locomotives being placed into service between now and the summer of 2015. Photo Credit: MBTA
Derek Duchemin April 16, 2014 at 09:10 am
Those are some really nice locomotives, its looks like a good contract was awarded.
BH April 16, 2014 at 01:07 pm
Sage DuBaer April 16, 2014 at 02:51 pm
@BH -- that story is about the new coaches being built overseas, not the locomotives mentioned aboveRead More (which I believe were assembled in the US) ...
Framingham High's Erase the Hate campaign 2014. Photo credit: AB Roy
Phil Reitz April 16, 2014 at 10:50 am
This is FANTASTIC!!!!
Reality Check April 16, 2014 at 04:39 pm
What a great job! The students did an excellent job. Super job, guys!
Susin Carlson April 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm
We have spectacular young people here in the 'ham, I am so proud of them all :)
Sharon Burkett April 16, 2014 at 11:02 am
Pitiful? Pitiful is a child spending almost 2 hours on a bus each day because there's no room forRead More them in their local school, and teachers with oversubscribed classrooms having to assign extra homework to first graders because they can't get to the curriculum they want to. Not a mother working and taking care of her children.
michelle gallagher April 16, 2014 at 11:48 pm
I believe all students should read out side of school. I also agree that signing that calendar inRead More elementary school was just a nussiance. However having accountability is important for our students to teach them a sense of responsibility and ownwership. I too have signed the paper with promises that my children would read double tje next time. And i made them stick to it. No matter how busy our lives are, kids can squeeze in 10 minutes of reading, and yes...any genre, rather than a video game or a television. We all can. Work outside of school is not a punishment, it is practice and reinforcement for skills they are learning and will need to prove tjey know in the future. MCAS, MAPS, PAARC, and finals) . Preperation is key. How many adults leave their work at tje office and never have to think of it until tjey return the next day? Well, school is your childs' job,
michelle gallagher April 16, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Sorry for my typo
Bomb squad on scene. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News
Daniella Ruiz April 16, 2014 at 01:25 pm
strange how we respond just as the terrorists desire us to. the media commemorates each incident asRead More if it were a new profit center to mine for every last click. whole populations now sit in fear of another 'something' about to happen, never again, fully safe like we were in the good old days of the cold war? once these bstrds hit us deep inside our own turf we have not become stronger, but rather 'hardened', emboldened in our delusions of ultimate superiority, no longer safe on our 'island of north america'. each of these events changes us all even imperceptably, forcing us to accept their motives, their ideals, their imam imposed concept of living. we act in unison, determined to show them we are not affected, yet that very demonstration reveals our inner need to respond, to re-affirm our own injury, each of those crowd-felt sympathies we all cling to, even if for the brief moment of our 'crowd'. be strong, and further, be alert, be conspicuous in manner in which you care for each other. shy not away from those who seek your death, but do not embrace them, as they fein no challenge to seek close to your demise.
david mokal April 16, 2014 at 03:19 pm
It was on Twitter step by step what was happening with photos. There will be more nutbags pullingRead More crap you'll see. I give that police officer credit for stopping him he had his life in his hands. It could have been the real deal. We haven't seen the last of the sicko's yet.
Agranon April 16, 2014 at 04:36 pm
The police in Boston are terribly stupid. They are dumber than most cops and that would make themRead More total morons. And for all you idiots that are going to respond about how much you respect cops because 'not all are bad' or how their job is so hard, really, really? Please think about what you're saying.
Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
lisa tighe April 16, 2014 at 11:32 am
He's no hero. He violated the law and did it for his own self promotion.
Matthew April 16, 2014 at 11:43 am
No he did it because that useless trash magazine Rolling Stone tried to portray that scumbag kid asRead More a victim and a hero of some sorts. He wanted all to see the real scum that this piece of s*** communist puke really is. I applaude his choice to publish the pictures. Displinary action? Maybe? But a forced retirement over that situation? Absolutely not. Mass. State Police should be ashamed of themselves.
Thomas J Burke April 16, 2014 at 06:53 pm
Mathew said that the bomber was a communist. He could not be further from the truth. The bomber wasRead More a religious fanatic. Communists are atheists and non religious. Religious fanatics like the bomber are on the political right wing of the spectrum.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Dennis Naughton April 16, 2014 at 03:03 pm
@Peter: I certainly hope that you are a better person than your angry and toxic comment wouldRead More suggest. I think we in MA are all better off that you no longer live here.
Frank Haggerty April 16, 2014 at 03:41 pm
Deval Patrick aka "Sally Reynolds" said at the Boston Marathon event yesterday , "WeRead More share the same fears, the same hopes, the same community," Don't believe a word he says ! We have a governor who used a fake email name to avoid the FOIA in talks with wind turbine contractors. Gov Patrick will be remembered for the massive loss of 100 million dollars with Evergreen Solar and the poor placement of commercial wind turbines in Massachusetts making hundreds of people sick - He has NO chance of going any farther in politics
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
A "Boston Strong" graphic projected on the TD Garden. Credit: WHDH/7News
REPUBLIC RISING April 15, 2014 at 11:50 am
Thanks for the response. Were you there? What does that mean really? Were you? All I'm doing isRead More asking questions that need to be asked, am I free to ask questions and get answers? Someone committed suicide after being pegged the bomber? That's a new one - who?
Midwest Hydroganics owner Joseph Vota said business has been booming since Patch revealed the DEA was staking out his store. Credit: Joseph Hosey
RM April 16, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Stupid dumb worthless pigs.
Aileen Dodge April 16, 2014 at 06:57 pm
This war on MJ began with Nixon and then Regan escalated it when he declared a War on Drugs. A warRead More we have been loosing and will continue to loose with the tactics our corrupt Government continues to use. Such as the one for Heroin. Since they can't beat it they decide to join it by becoming the LEGAL dealers. SO it is illegal to use heroin and you must stop taking that drug and switch over to the Government approved drug of Methadone. Ever see or hear of anyone getting off Methadone once they start. Well only if they are paying for it out of pocket and then can't afford it. Then the clinic does what they call an Administrative wean!!! Because after all if the dealer isn't getting paid you are not getting the drug!!! Now isn't that the way it is with any street dealer??? SO that is how the Government is handing the Heroin crisis in this country!!! Way to go pharmaceutical companies (Cooperate drug kingpins)_ SO now the question comes about medical Marijuana and the Federal Government does not want this because the big cooperate pharmaceutical companies have not devised a way in which they can have total control over this substance and financially rape every living soul in this county that would want it or need it. And so until this happens the Federal Governement will continue to fight against Marijuana being removed from the Class 1 drug list. Oh BTW just a little side note to all of you who continue t believe that you are living in the United States of America. You are not, we have become the Incorporated states of America. No longer a country where our government is one run by the people, of the people, or for the people!!!
Richard K Price April 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm
A sure bet the D.E.A. dose not get the message.