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Former State Trooper Sean Murphy. Credit: WHDH/7News
Matthew April 15, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Zoltan and DonnaD............. It was very widely reported on every media station in Boston when heRead More made this choice. It's pretty sad that the Mass. State Police pushed him to make that decision.
Bill Bowler April 15, 2014 at 05:00 pm
He deserved to be disciplined. Even cops have to obey the law.
steve forte April 15, 2014 at 07:27 pm
Can ya blame the guy for not wanting to work out of r athol e
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Paul Shaw April 16, 2014 at 08:03 am
Governor Deval Patrick has launched a new effort to compensate victims of inappropriate wind-turbineRead More siting. Four years later the wind tortured residents continue to suffer.... Just sayin ...
Jody Roffi April 16, 2014 at 08:15 am
Chronic pain sufferers should not be penalized because of drug abusers. How about banning driver'sRead More licenses because some abuse that or alcohol because some abuse that. We live in a nanny state but some of us have grown up. How will drug research companies go forward if they have to answer to the "babysitters?"
BH April 16, 2014 at 08:20 am
Frank all I'm asking for is 1 document or opinion of a reputable doctor that states this conditionRead More or syndrome is true. Not a story of some nameless "Harvard" doctor having a conversation with a neighbor. You can't produce one shred of hard evidence, that's why nothing is done. People don't act on unfounded complaints. There is more evidence of hypochondria than anything.
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
Bruce Cummings April 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm
@Kim Johnson. Not that it matters, but you have your facts wrong. President Barack Obama nominatedRead More Leonhart for the position of DEA Administrator on 2/2/2010. The issue here is people should be able to shop at a store without being followed or have the NSA track each word I am typing.
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:15 pm
I'll do my shopping in either Lowe's or Wal-Mart's garden centers, at least for now, and only useRead More cash.
Bill Leseberg April 16, 2014 at 08:17 am
Topper N Mitzi - Obama does suck, 100% of the time!
Stu Pidasso April 16, 2014 at 12:54 am
true dat. there is alot of waste in this country, perhaps tis the reason we are trillions of dollarsRead More in the hole!! Our Founding Fathers would be rolling in their graves if they knew what is going on in our country, going right down the shitter......
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
How broke are we you ask? Well we are 17trillion $ broke. Is that a lot of money? Well lets see. AllRead More single family homes combined in this country are worth about 16Trillion $. If none of us had a mortgage and everyone sold their home and gave the money to the gvmt we would still be broke. That's effin broke.
Pedro April 16, 2014 at 07:56 am
Chicago man should be a dead Chicago man-but we will put him in prison with all his buddies!
Twitter photo of the bus burned in a crash in Orland last week, where 10 people died, including five students.
Holly B April 14, 2014 at 10:20 pm
God bless Heaven's newest angels. We here on earth will miss them both.
RM April 15, 2014 at 11:26 am
Hey John Rithouse, if you don't like it, then don't come here for news. Guys like you make this sameRead More annoying comment every day. Are you mentally slow?
rubberband April 15, 2014 at 01:28 pm
This was out in my neck of the woods. All really great kids, college bound and starting their adultRead More lives. Having lost a child, I can say these families will mourn for as long as they live, and will have to find a "new normal" as EVERYTHING is changed for them now...I wish them strength, there is nothing quite like burying a child. Appreciated are the messages of respect and sympathy. It can be annoying to get news from areas other than your own, however the new Patch is doing things differently, and show no evidence of changing it back.....my best advice would be to ignore stories not in your area, and to write your editor directly, and share your comments with those who can make changes.
Credit: Patch file photo.
John April 15, 2014 at 07:51 am
I get why the Fire Department wants/needs more space. As a Town we just cant afford a $25MRead More facility. And one where its $717 total project cost per gross square foot. This design is far to grandiose, too rich. It looks like we shoved our wish list into the project and of course the architects were happy to oblige. I have a very small home and my taxes are already over $5100 annually, adding this with the Prop 2.5 increase we can as a standard course of business I expect taxes will go up by 5%. Show me something, show me anything that says the Town and Schools are trying to address/suppress their appetite for spending then maybe. Dont forget folks we have an unfunded pension liability out there to which will need addressing and you cant tackle that beast from a position of weakness which another round of tax increases will not help. Also, note that complicated Science buildings are built for a total project cost around $700-800 gsf, why is a public safety facility up at that lofty level. Its the wish list mentality in town without a care for the taxpayer. Its time we the taxpayer say No. And that is with all due respect to the Fire Department's current facility.
Screen Grab from WCVB report of a senior home resident who was evacuated.
Kathleen April 15, 2014 at 09:47 pm
OK, let me take a wild guess here...This is Massachusetts so it shouldn't be that difficult toRead More figure it out. These two crack heads in their 40's are on SSI, claiming some phony disability and are living on SSI in a Section 8 apartment in a senior complex. Probably a good guess right? They put senior citizens in grave danger and will probably get a slap on the wrist and sent right back to live in the elderly housing... just a guess of course but probably pretty accurate. Either that or they are living in an apartment with one of their parents and are not on the lease but yet still live there...only in MA!
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm
Kathleen I don't get the Massachusetts reference, having said that I think your about right.
century April 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm
Kathleen, your right. As for housing, the less number of homeless, the more grant money the city andRead More state receives for housing. It happens all the time in Pennsylvania. Free loaders like the crackheads mentioned in the story is why people who have legimate disabilities are judged as liars and have to fight for their rights.
Mourners at the memorial at the finish line last April following the bombings. Patch File Photo
Julie the Jarhead April 14, 2014 at 01:12 pm
You can also take the Orange Line to the Back Bay T station. It's about a ten-minute walk to CopleyRead More Square.
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
Joe Viglione April 14, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Ancient Aliens is quickly becoming my favorite show.
Jim L April 14, 2014 at 02:49 pm
facebook post says it starts at 1;58 am EST
Costcos Walmartas April 14, 2014 at 03:14 pm
the lunatic is in my head!
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Clockwise from top left: Carlos Arredondo and Jeff Bauman, Chalrlie Day, Laverne Cox, Capt. Richard Phillips and Michael Bloomberg.
Robert Norwood April 12, 2014 at 08:14 am
You can bet Ayaan Hirsi Ali won't be speaking at any of these higher institutions of liberal leftRead More hypocrisy. Too bad Che Guevara and Hugo Chavez aren't available.
Bob April 12, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Robert - amazing isn't it? She is speaking out against women being mutilated and for getting themRead More educated and the left hates her! Flipping up side down country we now live in! PC gone haywire. Let's not offend the practitioners of the cult that kills thousands of their own people over religion and shoot a little girl in the face because she wants an education!
malcolm nichols April 14, 2014 at 07:49 am
Amherst College?
Coldwater Creek has announced it will be closing later this year. Patch File Photo
Donna Westbrook April 14, 2014 at 02:55 pm
I am sad to learn of this. While I never shopped with them, I think they had wonderful stylishRead More quality clothing. I don't think high prices had anything to do with their closing. The retail business today is very difficult to be in. Retail prices should be on the high side for this type of product. People need to earn a living! I always hate to hear when a business closes.
J. Parker April 15, 2014 at 03:29 pm
: ( So very disappointing. Seeing all the sales they were offering was a tip. I used to buy fromRead More their catalog years ago and was happy to see them close to home. The young people of today are into styles unappealing to those of us who prefer the classic look, but lately could not find anything that cried "buy me" on the racks. There was a time that their clothes reeked of class......What happened?
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
What happened is even thou people thought nothing of paying $45 - $55 even $100 for a pair of jeansRead More in the 80's they want to buy em for $19 now. Try giving employees health ins when you are making $1 off of a pair of jeans. Good luck with that.
Photo credit: Patch file photo.
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.
A screen grab from WKYC's Facebook page.
JD tippit April 14, 2014 at 09:44 pm
santella stop your badmouthing of pigs you racist human
John Santaella April 15, 2014 at 12:40 am
My bad. I apologize to all pigs. I shouldn't have done it. No more bacon for a month for me
Andie April 15, 2014 at 08:50 am
Someone should have walked by him and whipped a big wad of crap at him and see how he likes it.
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