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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.
de April 23, 2014 at 05:19 pm
It's a dump and outdated . Obviously the kids are getting a better education at these schools. Can'tRead More always blame it on demographic location or money . Overall it's disgusting
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bob young April 23, 2014 at 05:44 pm
They sure wont be breaking into any more homes. As tragic as loss of life is, this should serve as aRead More deterant to others. You break into a home and you may not walk out alive. If this man is convicted of anything, it will be motivation for others to break into homes.
Peter Tharp April 23, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Why shouldn't he (and we) be gleeful, Charlie Hand? Now these two drug addict criminals will noRead More longer have the opportunity to commit crimes against law abiding citizens ever again. I commend Mr. Smith for exercising his second amendment right and ridding the world of these pieces of crap.
Charlie Hand April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
Tell me you want to kill in order to meet a need of yours - because you fear for your life. Don'tRead More tell me you want to kill because the other person deserves to die. Don't tell me you want to kill in order to impose social order.
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Simon April 23, 2014 at 03:49 pm
$6 Bil Vanishes From State Dept. Under Hillary Clinton APRIL 07, 2014 In a mind-boggling example ofRead More how the government blows—or perhaps steals—our tax dollars, billions vanished from the U.S. State Department mostly while Hillary Clinton ran it, according to a new alert issued by the agency’s inspector general. Could the former Secretary of State be using the cash to fund an upcoming presidential campaign? In all, $6 billion are missing and it’s highly unlikely any of the money will ever be recovered. The cash was supposed to be used to pay contractors but it just disappeared and documents that could help track the dough cannot be located. How convenient! The paper trail, which federal law says must be maintained in the case of government contracts, has been destroyed or was never created to begin with.
B. Dub April 23, 2014 at 03:50 pm
One positive thing? Um... she never became President?
Simon April 23, 2014 at 04:06 pm
AN ANALYSIS  WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill ClintonRead More beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping the Black Panthers, on trial in Connecticut for torturing and killing a federal agent. The facts are:  Hillary interned with Bob Truehaft, the head of the California Communist Party. The facts are:   She flunked the DC bar exam, yes, flunked,  it is a matter of record, and only passed the Arkansas bar. The facts are:  Her main board activity, was to sit on the Wal-Mart board of directors, for a substantial fee. She was silent about their labor and health care practices. The facts are: Her visits abroad were entirely touristic and symbolic and there was no substantive diplomacy on any of them. One cannot think of a single bill Hillary has introduced or a single comment she has made that would tend to strengthen our country in the War on Terror. Think  about it - he's (Dick Morris) said all of this openly, thus if he were not truthful he'd be liable for defamation of  character! And you better believe Hilary would sue him.
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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.
David Kelley April 23, 2014 at 03:58 pm
I will call for another Benghazi investigation when you call for a war crimes trial on Bush andRead More Cheney.
Waverly Watchdog April 23, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Hillary done NOTHING for American prestige around the world?? - - - Utter NONSENSE. - - - She hasRead More shown all those ferin diplomats how a Wellesley girl entertains, when someone else is paying the bills. And how to make meaningless conversation, appering to be serious, whilst saying absolutely nothing meaningful. - - - Ask Putin how deeply he was impressed by Hillary's "EASY" button from Staples. - - - Hillary is a prime example of form over achievement. She always LOOKED very busy, but ask yourself "What did she actually ACCOMPLISH" - - - Better yet, ask the dead Libyans, Egyptians, Syrians, Ukranians, and others. But they, like some others who had dealings with the Clintons, cannot speak.
Stephen D. Clark April 23, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Running Benghazi against Hillary will work about as well as it did when Mitt Romney tried to do itRead More against Obama. It only looks desperate. ________________________________________________________ Hillary will run. I will vote for her and so will tens of millions of others. She will win and become America's first woman president, and I will be just as proud to claim my part in that as I am of my votes for President Obama.
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Hamburger April 23, 2014 at 01:14 pm
Who do you think are flying our drones?
Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Peter Campobasso. Credit: Mansfield Police Department
Julie the Jarhead April 23, 2014 at 04:09 pm
The ONLY reason that this spills into other threads is because ONE PERSON insists on deletingRead More comments with which he disagrees. I will be re-instituting my OPEN THREAD this Friday to try and keep the I-better-post-this-here-since-it-will-be-deleted-on-the-other-site spillover to a minimum.
de April 23, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Seriously why do you people encourage these conversations about access tv/ who cares not half theRead More city. Stop feeding into these people and ignorant the comments. We have a huge issue with a sick man preying on kids. Isn't that a more important issue?
phil April 23, 2014 at 05:36 pm
De- it's not really "you people", take a look. It's ONE guy (albeit a delusional,Read More libelous, angry one) and people are replying --- aka finally standing up to his bullying rants. It's probably not needed, as the the police, council, and such all laugh AT him; but still---- he needs to be exposed for his filthy lying ways. I don't even care at public TV (but he assumes I and the world does)--- I dont like keyboard bullys
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
Credit: Wynn Everett
stevieB April 23, 2014 at 06:23 am
Medford is second class hence expect to be treated like second class
Arthur DeLuca April 23, 2014 at 10:09 am
Medford is an abuttor to Everett. If the casino were to go there (is there really any chance ofRead More this?) then Medford is guaranteed mitigation. Medford isn't an abuttor to Revere where the casino has been approved to be built. Anyhing Medford negotiates from a Revere casino is an extra. So it's only natural the Everett "deal" is for more money. Plus, how else could the Winn people get cities like Medford to be on "their side" except for them to pony up MORE MONEY. Bottom line is as Mr. Veno above says - there is GOING to be a Casino. To get what we can out of this is not a bad thing. And perhaps the casino WILL end up footing the bill for the entire Wellington Circle project. This article is only about what Winn promises to give to Medford. Perhaps the promises for Somerville, the State , Everett etc will add up to Winn paying 100% for this project the State has promised to build for over - what is it - ten years?
eastern33 April 23, 2014 at 10:15 am
Some wish , the mayor should be bying more street cleaners, sevice trucks and things to maintainRead More this City, we need to supply the new comming city yards , We look Sooo bad in our equipment , and he;s looking to clear up chestnut pads in the river??? give us a break Mike . Concerned .
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Kim McCoy April 23, 2014 at 04:23 pm
Black Panther, you assume a lot. So full of hate, who taught you that?...and if I had two shoes ofRead More the same persuasion, they would be "two right shoes." Listen, when that hate boils over, please do us all a favor and take it out on those who saddled you with such...excuses, excuses, excuses.
Kevin April 23, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Black Panther of Poetry? More like the Black Panther of Bigotry.
Grumpy Old Man April 23, 2014 at 04:54 pm
@Black Racist of Poetry - The problem with race relations in this country is well, you. I thinkRead More blacks can achieve whatever they set their minds to, and there are numerous examples of that. It was always a measure of racism, whether real or imagined, to think of blacks as being such superior athletes. The implication of course was that they weren't capable of engaging in intellectual pursuits. Here, I state that a goal of affirmative action is to permit them to engage in intellectual activities and you respond by advocating the stereotype of the blacks as being such superior athletes and musicians. You are a real gem, a real credit to the Black Panthers and racists everywhere. By the way, I wouldn't trumpet the black background of rock and roll. Some of us don't like rock and roll. That doesn't mean we don't acknowledge or admire many black musicians. What's even more funny, or in your case, sick, the musicians you mentioned, Beatles, Presley, all acknowledged their debt to black musicians. You are an insult to every black person in this country who seeks to get ahead for himself and his family and rid the country, no the world, of intolerance.
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Gary Tobin April 23, 2014 at 04:47 pm
National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers are private,Read More no-profit organizations. They are NOT government agencies. Therefore the STATES DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO CCSS.
Matt Miller April 23, 2014 at 04:53 pm
So educational professionals and people that hire these students out of college or high schoolRead More shouldn't have a seat at the table? Who should make curriculum decisions? The local school board member that doesn't know anything about a high quality education? The state government that might think creationism and abstinence only education is still what our children should be learning? I'd rather have the Common Core which brought together education professionals from all of the states to make sure my kids have a leg up when they graduate High School. They also brought in companies that have decades of education or hiring experience. What's wrong with having people that know what they are talking about, setting our policy? I'd rather have professionals making these decisions and not some groups that create facebook pages and youtube videos demonizing Common Core because they don't want to listen to the facts.
Bonnie Parker April 23, 2014 at 05:12 pm
In the time some of you have spent obsessing about this, you probably could have home-schooled yourRead More kids a couple of grades. I don't know what you're so het up about, but I suspect it's not the quality of your kids' education.
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.
Meb Keflezighi crossing the finish line. Credit: Boston Marathon
BH April 22, 2014 at 01:19 am
He's more American than you are old pizza, simply based on his words and acceptance of people asRead More opposed to your ignorance and cluelessness of what it means to be an American.
MikeA April 22, 2014 at 01:15 pm
As Hillary might say, "What difference does it make?" It's not like "we" wonRead More the marathon. He won the marathon.
Dennis Naughton April 22, 2014 at 04:10 pm
@old pizza: Tea Party talk.