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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
Joe Veno April 17, 2014 at 07:41 am
Why does Patrick think he can do what ever he want to do? OOPs sorry I forgot he lovesRead More Obama....question answered !!
BH April 17, 2014 at 08:11 am
Frank makes me laugh, literally nobody listens or cares what you say because you present it in suchRead More a conspiracy theory like way. Why don't you paint a nice water color sign and take a drive to the state house today.
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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.
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.
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.
State Rep. John Fernandes (D-Milford). Credit: File photo.
Mark Cain April 7, 2014 at 11:18 am
Never in my life have i seen such a group of dumb people as liberals. They just have no clue when itRead More comes to business. They didn't listen when they were told about the health care debacle and they will not listen to the fact that this will kill jobs and raise prices! absolutely ignorant.
noahbabymom April 7, 2014 at 06:04 pm
You're right...we don't speak enough. This country exists for the people, not for the bank accountsRead More of a few people. I wish State Rep. Fernandes backed the senate bill instead. And yes, Rep. Fernandes, I called your office and I vote.
Gun Rights April 8, 2014 at 05:40 pm
I've noticed a huge surge in articles featuring Fernandes ever since a challenger arose. Funny howRead More that works.
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 !!!
Massachusetts State House. Credit: File photo.
mark April 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm
No way! Who are they to get benefits we the people don't receive! No disrespect to those who haveRead More passed on but someone in government- civil service should not be treated better than any other working person!
Dennis Naughton April 4, 2014 at 04:11 pm
@mark: If that is really how you feel about unfairness you should be addressing the nationalRead More unfairness that continues to be created by the US Supreme Court in undermining our election system----first by Citizens United, and more recently by McCutcheon. The USSC is assuring a strangle hold by corporate plutocracy and the elimination of popular democracy. Don't be, as so many are, sidetracked by the small stuff.
mark April 5, 2014 at 12:58 am
Corporations, Unions, banks, government are all evil!
Jared Remy in court. Photo credit: WHDH/7News
malcolm nichols April 3, 2014 at 11:20 am
It's not illegal to be illegal. As long as this is the belief of our AG then there is no hope.
HeyguySorinHey April 3, 2014 at 01:48 pm
This dude is such a boner....lets serve justice the old way..chop his peepee off that'll teach himRead More not to mess with the nWo....too sweeeet
nm April 3, 2014 at 08:10 pm
Can we stop talking about pit bulls for a second? Jeez. These are people actively and purposefullyRead More manipulating and harming other people. Domestic violence affects much more people each year than pit bulls attacks do.
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kalman berke March 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
Wrongo, dude. He is not referring to the IRS but to private software companies, like turbo tax andRead More many others who complete and file for you. They are making a ton of money from ignorant tax filers, as in the last year, myself. I know how to file and have never use any service in my life. I thought that I would try one last year as the refund was negligible. They are Crooks, read as CORPORATIONS. Or can you?
Remember When March 28, 2014 at 11:38 am
I have used it. There are some FREE stipulations. Income; State you live in; Age; Types of income.Read More Also, the state return is NOT FREE, so they will try to up-sell the state return for X$$. It can be useful if you know what your doing.
Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 01:18 pm
Truth hurts....some more than others.
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Mark Cain March 27, 2014 at 07:50 am
Oh boy, ridiculous.
Barbara Bradbury March 28, 2014 at 09:00 am
The Friends of the Milford Town Library currently offer discount passes to The Boston Museum of FineRead More Arts Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston Childrens Museum Boston Museum of Science New England Aquarium Mystic Aquarium Plymouth Plantation Ecotarium Tower Hill Botanical Roger Williams Park Zoo The Sports Museum Davis Farmland The Discovery Museum in Acton The friends also have free programs at the library all year!
Raymond Fellows March 29, 2014 at 09:41 am
I have taken advantage of these discounts for years with my kids. I greatly appreciate the coupons,Read More have saved me a lot of money over the years. I always stopped in to see Sue-Ellen in the children's library and she would let us know what was available. The Milford Library is a huge asset to this community and our children.
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Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:48 am
Be responsible for your own security. In this state that prides itself on compassion and releasingRead More people serving life sentences.....it is the only option.
mark March 28, 2014 at 07:54 am
Judge Amy Gray? Are you a judge employed by the usurped Commonwealth of Massachusetts? If so I canRead More see why you drink the Kool-Aid of Massa Deval and The Illegally empowered to raise rates and fees D.O.T. I just love how people in government will sell out the human race for their government job and pension! When I get elected I will privatize almost all sectors of government and fire every hack that is stealing from the people!
Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:57 am
....and return kidnapped children to CT.
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Raymond Fellows March 25, 2014 at 02:07 am
I like the fact that she is an educator and has two children in Milford schools but I would like toRead More know how long she has lived here and do they own a home in Milford. If you are going to take a job this important to the community, you need to be committed to living here long term. I like to see people with roots here.
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Raymond Fellows March 25, 2014 at 02:02 am
The Patch missed the most crucial question, does Mr. Levine have children in this school district.Read More That is the biggest vested interest you could have when running for this position. We all care about our taxes but I think it is important that the school committee members have or have had students in the Milford program.
Goat wood ruin March 25, 2014 at 09:06 am
Mr. Fellows. I have two daughters one of which graduated in 2013 and one who is in the 10th grade.Read More I would agree that the children is the biggest vested interest but it's not just my children it's all the students in the school district. I would hope the other candidates are not running for only their children.
George March 25, 2014 at 10:10 am
It is a limited and parochial view to think that someone must have kids in the Milford schoolRead More district to be an effective school committee member. It might be a bigger asset to have had kids in a different school system. It might be a bigger asset to be motivated by something other than concern about one's own children. It might be a bigger asset to have someone new to the situation who just doesn't accept the status quo and who has the ability to ask why do we do it that way? Have we considered doing it this way instead?
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J.B March 27, 2014 at 03:20 am
I wonder if his constituent asked him to jump off a bridge would he do that too?
Dani March 27, 2014 at 02:46 pm
The bill was filed on behalf of a constituent. It has nothing to do with being Rep. or Dem. There'sRead More a meme going around on facebook saying Ross filed a bill to prevent women from having sex if they were getting divorced. Total BS. But no one does any research these days to find the truth, and believe everything they read on fb, or elsewhere. This from Ross: "First and foremost, I believe in the democratic process and true representation of the people," said Ross. "For that reason, when a constituent requested that I file a free petition on his behalf, I did so." The point of the bill is to protect children. That said, how much gov't. do we want in our lives?
had_enuf March 29, 2014 at 10:05 am
It's clear that these liberal posters who are criticizing Ross and Republicans have no readingRead More comprehension skills, just an ability to engage in demagoguery. Pathetic but predictable. Liberalism really is a mental disorder.
Theresa Diomedes Dias. Credit: File Photo.
Hannah March 25, 2014 at 05:17 pm
Most agencies that hire tax collectors require job candidates to have at least a bachelor's degree.Read More Does she have any educational background? Or is she just using her assistant experience as her platform..
Amanda Ashlee March 25, 2014 at 06:01 pm
George- the question said what is the biggest issue in Milford in RELATION TO THE SEAT Theresa isRead More running for ... In relation to the tax collectors office, they need computers. The issues you mentioned are absolutely very important. But the question asked to answer in relation to the seat she is running for. As for your other comments, yes promoting Theresa to acting tax collector was the best way to keep the office up and running. And continuing to keep her in this job will continue to keep the office running well. Training a new Tax Collector with no tax collection or assessing experience will take a lot of time and money we as tax payers don't need or want to be spending. There is a lot more than your average person thinks there is to tax taking. You have to have a vast knowledge of assessing as well as tax taking. Theresa's opponent has never worked in the Assessors office or the tax collectors office. Theresa requires no training because she was trained already by former tax collector Paula Fortin who has written her letters of recommendation which can be seen in the newspaper. I don't believe Theresa is bragging about becoming acting tax collector, I believe her experience in both the tax collectors and Assessors office plus her 22 years in banking is what she is running on. Not to mention all the classes she has taken to be able to fufil this job and understand every aspect on the tax collection process. To throw somebody into the Tax Collectors job because they hold a bachelors degree and can speak a different language is simply irresponsible and plain silly. Theresa is the right candidate for the job her experience and years on the job along with the classes she has taken which are specifically designed towards tax taking is incomparable.
Raymond Fellows March 26, 2014 at 07:29 am
I didn't NEGATE anything, in a list of importance for this job, that is not high on my list. ItsRead More like the stuff you put at the bottom of your CV. I value experience and Theresa has it. I don't know either of them, its not personal. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.