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Sean Lesniak, who inspired state lawmakers to ban shark fins. Credit: oceana.org
pmotw July 24, 2014 at 03:48 pm
Ban everything. This is no longer land of the Free.
Zoltan July 24, 2014 at 04:10 pm
What does "exemption of locally caught species" do to reduce the practice of finning?Read More Seems as though this law will have the opposite of it's intended effect on shark populations in the northeast.
Jason Bilsky July 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
No, don't agree at all. The last time I was at Lizzy's (maybe 3 months ago) the ice cream was bland,Read More flavorless, and had a horrible texture. It tasted like that horrible "Ice Milk" product that cheap places substitute for Ice Cream. I swore that i wouldn't come back. A shame, because in the early 90s they were great.
Raj July 24, 2014 at 01:39 pm
no Kimballs? Yelp is not something I would rely on anyway. They use strong-arm sales tactics andRead More the threat of bad reviews to extort small businesses. Not cool.
Shelves are bare in all Market Basket stores. Photo Credit: WHDH, 7-News.
joseph mcgruff July 24, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Dupper you do understand that 4% off a register receipt is NO where near 5% profit of 4 BillionRead More right? MB netted 5 Billion in 2013..but anywasy... 5% of 4 or 5 Billion is $200-250 MILION!!!! That is insane(ly awesome) for a grocery store! If I buy a box of cereal at wholsesale for $1, sell it for $4, then knock off 4% (roughly 16 cents) I am still taking in $2.84. The 4% discount is not only a drop in the bucket to MB, a thank you to customers, it was ultimately Arthur S' decision since he has control of the board, not Arthur T's! Ha good try though. I goto Donelan's in the meantime...
Dupper617 July 24, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Joseph- If you are buying a box of cereal for $1 and selling it for $4 then you are making more thanRead More 5% profit. The profit was $217 million for combined 71 stores which about 3 million per store. It was for 2012 not 2013 -link attached. Market Basket has the smallest market share and sales volume compared to Stop n Shop, Shaw's, and Hannaford. I agree that it is a great profit for a select few and profit sharing with the employees is part of the draw to work there. The problem is once an owner becomes content the company will deteriorate. Artie T. is great for market basket because he has a great team and strategy. I also understand why Artie S. wants to increase profits. I think the worst thing he did was bring in inept co-CEOs. Hopefully Friday will put an end to all of this so the employees and distributors can make money and not end up jobless and on welfare.
Moudsie July 24, 2014 at 04:44 pm
You are so right--we just got back from another store--it was horrible--not as muchRead More selection--higher prices--no fresh seafood. I hope the fools who are money-hungry sell to Arthur T really quick.
Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Laura Kean Anes July 22, 2014 at 11:47 am
if you want more details about the story read here: http://gloucesterclam.com/
Bob July 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm
Laura, that is about what I have been hearing!
Brian F Hickman July 22, 2014 at 07:57 pm
The thousands of people who showed up in protest are hard working employees and customers who wereRead More treated with honor and respect by Arthur. When employees were down, he picked them up and would treat his customers like he did his employees. Did not know the man, but from listening to interviews of employees old and young, he sounds like an "AWSOME" leader!! Good luck to all!!
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Michael Quinlan July 21, 2014 at 03:44 pm
Let's thankl fracking for making the US less dependent on foreign oil!
Matt July 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm
Yes thanks to fracking gas is down a whole 5 cents and there are earth quakes in states that neverRead More had them before. Yay fracking.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
goofygirl578 July 22, 2014 at 04:28 pm
The National Labor Relations Board will have something to say about the firings at Market Basket.Read More The new "owners" will not win. There are laws out there to protect workers in these situations, thank heavens!
Rick July 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm
Numerous "business" reporters are predicting that MB will be sold to some "hedgeRead More fund", who could care less about the customers or the employees. The hedge investors will milk it the business for all they can and then sell a few locations and close all the others. This is the Bain Capital model. You know, Bain Capital of Mitt Romney fame.
Tewksbury2001 July 23, 2014 at 06:05 am
@Rick- I think they need all the shareholders to approve that sale and I don't see that happening. IRead More think Artie S underestimated the impact of this, however he obviously knew enough to not name himself CEO but rather two outsiders that can take the media hit on this. If I were the two CEO's I would resign. They can't recover from this. Perhaps Artie T should have just put in a recurring dividend payment to shareholders to provide them with some liquidity and maybe that would have kept. them happy and he could continue to run the business.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Tina July 21, 2014 at 11:27 am
When Market Basket comes to Waltham, they will not have my business. I cannot patronize a store thatRead More treats their former CEO and their longtime employees so poorly. I will continue to shop at Hannaford!
JohnnyMass July 21, 2014 at 09:24 pm
Boy, what drama. I'm not sure I can take much more of this soap opera without having a completeRead More mental collapse!
Karen Walz July 18, 2014 at 09:57 am
I still can't, for the life of me, understand what the MB internecine warfare is about. I know it'sRead More generally about power, who's running things, etc., but not the actual issues. I haven't read anything that clarifies this for the average reader.
andipandi July 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm
The globe has a decent recap of the family feud.
Karen Walz July 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm
Okay, thanks.
Raytheon's Waltham headquarters. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
pete July 16, 2014 at 06:50 pm
The Obama economy...
Karen Walz July 16, 2014 at 09:25 pm
It's an economy that Obama inherited, and although it's slow to recover, it was all the rampantRead More greed before he became President that caused it.
JohnnyMass July 17, 2014 at 05:27 am
How long are liberals going to blame Bush for this mess? This fool keeps digging the hole deeper.
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Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 04:42 pm
What we have is the TRUTH, Rob, of events that happened nearly ten years ago now.. and some moronRead More shill (you) claiming without any sort of basis that the reality is otherwise. Please Rob, explain YOUR iron in this fire? You have NONE of the facts, yet you feel okay in implying I am being dishonest. I am NOT the only person Fidelity has done similar things to. So tell us, Rob, What is your purpose in claiming what happened is anything but the fact?
Rob C July 16, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Again, I just have your say as to the situation. From the sounds of it a competent attorney wouldRead More have won your case or the AG's office would have done it for free. Since neither of those happened and you appear to be so sure that you should have won, then I have to doubt your story. The internet is full of disgruntled ex employees that will say anything to put down a past employer. For all I know you could be one of those that recently had a job sent to another state and you didn't want to move so you are now out of work. Enjoy your campaign to put down your former employer.
Paul Bishop July 16, 2014 at 11:35 pm
You sir are an ass. You haven't the first idea of the situation, nor do you have the first idea ofRead More employment law as pertains to the situation. All you have is what appears to be a need to whine, when all I did was relate the facts of the events. I unfortunately had to live them, and the reality is that the public at large (SocSec) has to foot the bill. There is no disputing I am disabled, nor is there any dispute that I became disabled while employed by Fidelity, by a disability which was covered under my policy. Unfortunately, I discovered that if an employer is willing to act in this way, they actually can (and unfortunately DID) throw me to the wolves. Why this is such a problem for you to grasp is beyond comprehension.
Red Lobster's Admiral's Feast is one of the saltiest restaurant meals in America, with 2.5 teaspoons of salt (5,830 mg sodium). Credit: Center for Science in the Public Interest
Old Pizza July 2, 2014 at 11:25 am
If the industry does it, that's fine. When the government dictates it, that's not fine.
Ralph jacobs July 2, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Simple solution: Don't eat this food!, it's horrible what it does to your body!
cardiclash July 2, 2014 at 02:08 pm
If you dont like the sodium/fat/ calorie content in foods then don't eat them. It is totally yourRead More choice. People should also abstain from smoking nasty cigarettes as they cause an array of severe health concerns. What they do to your body is just as bad as crappy food!
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malcolm nichols June 25, 2014 at 08:30 am
Choice is the best.
Andrew Denaro June 25, 2014 at 09:39 am
This is really too bad. Market Basket has been a great asset to surrounding communities. ItRead More generates thousands of jobs for teens and senior citizens, giving them a way to earn some income while being flexible with scheduling. Also, this will probably be the end of the company running debt free. They'll take on too much and need to sacrifice quality and increase their price tags to avoid going under.
Eleanor L June 26, 2014 at 08:55 am
Great!! A new CEO from the soon to be defunct Radio Shack. Drove that company into the ground; nowRead More working on MB.
Katy Perry at the Staples “Make Roar Happen” press conference June 12 at NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles. Staples donated $1 million dollars to DonorsChoose.org to support classroom projects. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for Staples
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:34 pm
Who is Katy Perry? Is she a soccer player?
Joe Viglione June 13, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Thanks, Susan, I was being facetious because I've never heard her sing, that I know of and thinkRead More most of us could care less. Why can't today's generation come up with a new Beatles? Oh, that's right, they would have to know how to sing and compose and produce great music and shape a good image!
Hans van Lingen June 13, 2014 at 11:16 am
I thought whole foods only sold meat that was treated humanely and sung lullabies until they getRead More chopped into little pieces and eaten?
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:11 pm
this happens because of the disgusting things that are fed to cows these days as 'feed'--if you feedRead More animals the remaining byproducts after taking the meat, what do you expect? you don't feed cows the ground up bone of their own kind!!! That's just common sense!
Gretchen Robinson June 13, 2014 at 01:15 pm
a cursory look led me to this:Read More http://www.intellihub.com/cows-eat-what-6-surprising-things-fed-to-us-cows/ I've long heard that feed cows get fed the feces laden litter from the bottom of the cages. That's disgusting. If "you are what you eat, includes humans, second hand, then we're messed up. This is almost as bad as the 'pink slime' ground beef scandal.
Amtrak plans to launch high-speed Wi-Fi service that will allow streaming media and downloading large files. Patch File Photo
Matt June 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm
The train travels at 150 mph. How much scenery do you think you will be able to enjoy at that speed?
Jack DeFina June 13, 2014 at 10:34 am
It's the Wi-Fi that's high-speed, not the trains. Apart from the Acela, that is. I ride theRead More corridor and elsewhere fairly frequently, and there is a lot to see - scenery, architecture, infrastructure, people living their lives, and the railroad. Sorry, but I find that more interesting than pixels on a screen.
MikeA June 13, 2014 at 10:48 am
The headline is extremely misleading. It should say "Amtrak wants to test high speed WiFi onRead More ten miles or track". It the train is going 150mph, that would be four minutes of high speed WiFi. LOL, I can see train riders getting enthused about the fast internet service on the train and then complaining for the rest of the trip that WiFi is broken. Haven't the airlines already figured this out? It's past the time to sell money-losing Amtrak.
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J. Walter Swartz June 11, 2014 at 10:56 am
I wish we had a Krispy Kreme in Woodbridge.
Donna Westbrook July 6, 2014 at 11:21 am
I like DD coffee. I don't buy it often but when I do I really enjoy it. It is not their fault aboutRead More the crops. I will still buy their coffee, I love their coffee!
Frank Mulligan July 7, 2014 at 06:44 pm
I love DD coffee. The price goes up. I boycott. I can make my OWN. The price's are to HIGH NOW. BeRead More wise MAKE your OWN.
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MillicentBroderick June 6, 2014 at 12:28 pm
@will. Unfortunate coincidence
Carl W June 6, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Do we know that the real spelling is d-o-u-g-h-n-u-t-s ? "Doughnuts!!" Nonetheless, weRead More love'em anyway.
Carole Soule June 7, 2014 at 08:16 am
While I love DD coffee I was hard pressed to choose a free doughnut. The one I did choose made meRead More gag. Cider donuts, made by Chichester Country Store, are the answer.
Credit: Justin Calabrese
Wzzzrd June 4, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Every hear of amazon.com? Caldor's wouldn't stand a chance online. Sentimentality does not aRead More business plan make.
Bob Tosi Jr. June 4, 2014 at 09:14 pm
Stores like Caldor, Zayre and Bradlees (where I worked in HS) provided lower cost options forRead More families to make ends meet. On line not the same as other retail stores have filled in for this need.
JohnnyMass June 5, 2014 at 08:10 am
Let's bring back Service Merchandise, Ann & Hope, and Lechmere Sales, too! We need more minimumRead More wage jobs without health insurance coverage.
Credit: Panera Bread
mulderjoe June 4, 2014 at 04:00 pm
I miss Krispy Kreme. Just sayin'.
Derek Duchemin June 5, 2014 at 09:15 am
For the most part I think its a good idea, I can see where there would be some flaws but mostly itsRead More a good idea.
hammergjh June 6, 2014 at 11:58 am
I couldn't care less. I rarely eat at restaurants that are publicly traded. Why eat food conceivedRead More by bean-counters?
Credit: Embassy Cinema Facebook page
Nick Low May 28, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Yes, there are plenty of places to see mainstream hit movies. Leave the scheduling at the EmbassyRead More the way it is.
Rachel May 28, 2014 at 08:11 pm
How about adding a bathroom on the first floor instead of having to go upstairs all the time
Waltham Man June 24, 2014 at 06:49 am
I suspect it'll go away. New company means trouble. We live in a world where everyone sellsRead More everything for more $$. No $$ - they destroy and build stores. Bad move for Waltham.
Greg Hill. Credit: The Greg Hill Foundation
NWBL May 23, 2014 at 01:52 pm
People eating steak with their bare hands? It doesn't get any better than that.
Diane walsh May 23, 2014 at 04:27 pm
You know, I have to laugh because the type of meat they are serving used to be considered cheap cutsRead More because they are not that tender. Now somebody has figured out how to make them exotic and charge a lot of money for them.
Don Cook May 24, 2014 at 09:05 am
Maybe they should call it Flank Attack! or just The Clogged Artery
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