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Governor Patrick signs H. 3909, “An Act Relative to Bullying in Schools.” Photo Credit: Sam Hooper, Governor’s Office
Julie Miller April 24, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I want the Governor to include bullying within DCF run facilities - and by the DCF itself - to haveRead More more safeguards in place and exercised properly so as not to entertain unwarranted 51As being enacted against innocent parties. That would reduce caseload for the workers and the state HHS burgeoning budget!
Ken B. April 24, 2014 at 05:49 pm
So, does this mean that the DCF has to stop bullying the Pelletiers ?
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D Penta April 24, 2014 at 05:22 pm
Not in Framingham and not in Natick and no where near MetroWest, so why is this on my local Patch?Read More We don't care about news in Medford or Falmouth here in MetroWest! And just so you know we have plenty of places in Framingham and Natick to buy alcohol!
Sandra Mercier April 24, 2014 at 05:33 pm
This is the problem you can buy Alcohol everywhere . there is nothing for the kids to do inRead More Attleboro !! we should have something for them to do . like an Roller skating or an Arcade ! They need something to do instead of getting in trouble/ Drinking and Drugs !!!!!!!
D Penta April 24, 2014 at 05:24 pm
Going to be tough to sell Natick Patch will very little Natick news. If I owned a business in NatickRead More I would NOT advertise. Maybe you should look for Massachusetts or National sales reps as that is all I see on Natick Patch is Massachusetts and National news!
The KKK flyer distributed around Fairview Township. Credit facebook
J Leland April 24, 2014 at 03:15 pm
KKK breaks into a few homes and then comes to the rescue. An age old strategy.
Sean April 24, 2014 at 05:01 pm
How do you really know they are up? They could be sleeping underneath those capes. I would thinkRead More you would wear something more scary like a Michael Myers of Leatherface mask, thought would work better I would think.
Bob Wadas April 24, 2014 at 06:29 pm
Democrats started the KKK also, democrats also were the only opponents of the civil rightsRead More legislation !
You are beautiful. (Pass it along.) Photo Credit: SweetOnVeg, via flickr creative commons
Frank Haggerty April 24, 2014 at 02:52 pm
The Massachusetts Democratic "Party " is having a ball destroying the lives of the windRead More turbine victims. How about saying a prayer for the victims and pass it along ? Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Jesus Christ April 24, 2014 at 03:59 pm
Frank what about the Portsmouth wind turbine it failed after 5 years and the taxpayers are still onRead More the hook for the 3 million bond.
Nancy Gilberg April 24, 2014 at 05:07 pm
Here's a great option for paying it forward! Help a little boy's family pay for his new dog'sRead More surgery. http://www.petcaring.com/pet-medical-expenses/a-boy-and-his-dog-need-you/37800 P.S. I'm pretty sure public whining is considered paying it backward, and not forward.
Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
Alison McArty April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am
Sunny do you have any scientific information whatsoever to back up your asinine comment?
erin greisch April 24, 2014 at 01:11 pm
Thank you Alison I was thinking the same thing....
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jim harris April 24, 2014 at 06:00 pm
After reading some of these comments I would hate to be in a catastrophic situation with some ofRead More you. You have clueless victim written all over you.
tim April 24, 2014 at 06:01 pm
come in my house and you will never leave alive.If the older Gentlemen did not hear them and theyRead More came across him you tell me if they would not have tied him up beat him and probably kill him , Because they would have been afraid of him being able to ID them and they would go to Jail. He had every RIGHT in the BOOK to do what he had to do, Stay the F#&% out of Peoples homes that you were not invited into.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 06:32 pm
Yea leave 'em in a wheel chair to learn their a,b,c's all over and be sued to the ground in civilRead More court.
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.
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Kevin April 24, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Tom Hollman,all good points,but please,stop with the CAPS.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I don't disagree with you that we're becoming less and less a free country but it's wrong to blameRead More democrats alone. It wasn't dems alone that passed the patriot act. It hasn't been dems alone that have been re-uping it since it was passed the first time. On how bad Hillary will be as a president. Every president is bad in some ways. Reagan raised taxes more than a dozen times. Bush took us to war on two fronts with no way to pay for it. Clinton signed DOMA and DADT. Obama gave away the farm in order to get the Affordable Care Act passed. Papa Bush said that atheists shouldn't be considered Americans. Sure Hillary will be a bad president in some ways.... they are all bad in some way. I can tell you this much though, any president is going to be a worse president when the publicly stated goal of the opposition is to obstruct that president at any and all opportunities. The dems did it to Bush. The republican'ts are doing it to Obama. It's like Palestine and Israel, they'll fight to the death out of spite and habit, neither one of them knowing which one threw the first punch and not caring because winning is the only goal. What America needs are citizens that go into government for the good of the country instead of the good of their party.
Michael Hipp April 24, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Oh, one last point on your last post B. Dub. "Hillary presidency combined with a DemocraticRead More Congress." Ain't gonna happen. Republicant's have gerrymandered the states to absolute death. They have the House for the foreseeable future and they have a good chance at getting the Senate. I can't guarantee you who's going to win in 2016 but I can very well guarantee you that no one party will take executive and legislative branches, both.
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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.
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Steve Marino, Super Lemming just wanders the Patch sites, probaly following me and making asinineRead More statements (Trolling) to rile people up and then he vanishes. Typical Liberal COWARD.
Matt April 24, 2014 at 02:54 pm
J Parker who do u want to be president?
Steve Marino April 24, 2014 at 03:55 pm
@Matt, any one that runs for president that is a fiscal conservative would be a far better choiceRead More then a candidate like Hillary that has no clue how capitalism works. We don't need more of the same as we have. Increasing the poor, and killing the middle class is not success. We need a complete reversal of policy to get there, not the same policy that we currently have.
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John Strother April 24, 2014 at 08:38 am
with caller ID they should be able to point to the caller. Sorry but an out of state telephoneRead More number should be a tip off.
Eddie April 24, 2014 at 08:52 am
The caller used Skype, via the Internet, and will probably never be found if he took certainRead More precautions unless he's running his mouth about this prank.
Bob West April 24, 2014 at 06:20 pm
@ eddie, I wouldn't mention any specific phone-calling service in case any other arseholes areRead More looking for tips. But for better or worse, those calls are traceable. They have "add-ons" that can fool your friends, but certainly not the NSA. BTW, that phone service was bought by Microsoft a couple of years ago- so much for any illusion of confidentiality. By using it, you "opt in" to give up your privacy, just like with G-mail. Using a computer to make a prank call is a dumb move in itself. Any computer transmits a wealth of information. Non-smart phones are a lot less traceable than anything else. Have you ever seen how many items advertisers and other web sites use to uniquely identify your computer? They can't tell your name but track your unique computer. It's called "computer fingerprinting." As soon as you give your name at a web site they track, they've got you. Check this site sometime to see how unique your computer is-- https://panopticlick.eff.org/ .... I suspect that nobody's putting much effort into tracing this call, because in the big scheme of things, they've got more serious things to deal with. (Unfortunately, unlike our local PDs.) Shame this idiot got so much publicity from his crime. I think the glorifying news "perp walk" should be stopped in virtually all cases.
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
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:29 pm
The Supreme Court is Silly, The Cheif Justice Robert Court is Silly, What do I mean a law is beingRead More pushed in Russia that if your curse in public it is a crime, if you are an elected official it is double. To believe after 50 years we as a country is just going to have people in the power of education, jobs, housing, health, can harm another American because he or she is bias, and that can be the difference of living on the street or competiting for the real thing. Second the Robert court say that if you are arrested and you say no one in my house without a search warrent and a second person is their who does not live there and is there when you get arrested they can say yes and that can be used against you. I believe the 4th amendment. not for sure. This is Silly. The harm is long term. How do you fix the decision at the Schools State School All students who are from the state comes first and out of state students come second Study abroad students come first if there are more students from the state they get all the slots. That will fix it.
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:32 pm
I meant out of state students come third. Then everybody from that state gets a chance. The money isRead More in the Out of state student and the Students who want to study from another country. Why are we denying our State born students a slot at the school. The Out of State Student and the Study abroad student have no standing if a qualified student with a GPA of 2.0 then that student has a right to go to that school. Thats is the solution
Jimmy Vierwepps April 24, 2014 at 06:33 pm
And the law
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.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm
Gary's post is full of falsehoods.
CowDung April 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm
"Agreements or addenda" are not part of the Common Core. Again, if states are doing theirRead More own thing by adding stuff or agreeing to do something different, it isn't Common Core.
Millsey April 24, 2014 at 02:46 pm
If it's on the internet it must be true? A small group of parents make up some "facts" andRead More post it on random news sites. So it must be true? I'm in favor of trusting the actual sources of the program over a blog that someone created because they are afraid of their kids getting a better 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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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.
Peggy Prater Mcmillan April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Those boys need to be punished, if they are doing things like that, no telling what they will beRead More like when they are older.
David S April 24, 2014 at 06:16 pm
This case is no longer up to this boy, Autistic or not. The state will be the one to prosecute thisRead More case, and will go to trial. Quite frankly, I would send these two girls to a state facility for twenty years. They are obviously sick to do something like that to anybody, let alone the dog as well. "Hang Em High"
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.
Mineta San José International Airport. Wikimedia.
april ann April 22, 2014 at 01:30 pm
I agree with B. Dub 100%! How was this kid able to scale a fence and just walk right over to theRead More plane? TSA: for all the harassing you do in the terminal...you ain't all that!! As far as the kid being a runaway..maybe he does face some serious abuse issues at home. He's damn lucky to be alive. But, I raised three boys, and a 16 year old boy can runaway for any collage of reasons. My kids never ran away but, I'm wondering if the fact that the plane was going to HAWAII has anything to do with it. It sounds a little compulsive to me. CPA need good follow up on this. Thank you lucky stars kid!
Lee Jacobsen April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
It wasn't a miracle that he survived, it was Easter Sunday, and good things always happen.Read More "always look on the bright side of life"......Life of Brian........overlooked miracle worker....... Not a problem to let other kids of similar intelligence do the same thing, it will improve the human gene pool immensely, and the human race will benefit overall as a result.
mimi April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
There are two separate issues here. The first and certainly the most obvious is security failure.Read More The second is to determine what is in the best interest of the teen, as well as the public.. He needs a psych eval, at the very least. Then again, so does most of the public.