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The produce section at the Salem, Mass. Market Basket store is empty this week. Credit: Courtesy
Jim Martin July 24, 2014 at 07:43 am
Boycotting MB..shopping at 'Can't-afford' for now
LEXMINMAN July 24, 2014 at 08:08 am
stop and shop /they will sell out to a larger chain and walk away with millions no possibly billionsRead More the amount of revenue these stores produce is staggering let us not forget they started the store and built it up in the end they can do whatever they want
gk July 24, 2014 at 08:10 am
Pre debacle - Whole Foods and Crosby's (to fill in as needed). Current - Whole Foods and Crosby'sRead More (to fill in as needed). Post debacle - Whole Foods and Crosby's (to fill in as needed). How about we fire up the conversation again about the much needed real market in downtown Salem. Milk & Honey and Farmer's Market are and will always be favorites, but need a butcher, more produce cheese maker and more. And please don't go all Steve's here, it's not even in the conversation.
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
Jim Brady July 21, 2014 at 02:47 pm
To hell with the first Boycott them till they bring Arthur T. back.
Derrick Julien July 22, 2014 at 02:50 am
I think market baskets suppliers and vendors have cut them off they do sell gmo foods
jimvmartin@aol.com July 23, 2014 at 07:12 am
Greed and Ego ruining a successful business model. Market Basket my favorite grocery store, I hadRead More to see it with my own eyes. A thriving business, best prices, fresh meat produce and groceries. The store was alive with customers morning, noon and night. The parking lot was empty, the shelves were empty, the isles and cash registers were empty, my refrigerator is empty! I don't want to shop anywhere else. I'm hoping that greed underestimated the power of great employees and customers! That's my take!
Holes where produce should be in this New Hampshire Market Basket. Photo Credit: Tony Schinella
Joe L July 21, 2014 at 03:09 pm
William, Nothing has changed...yet Most are expecting the prices to go up and the wages of workersRead More to go down. Most don't want to wait until the changes are made because most feel once the changes are implemented nothing can be done to reverse them.
William Duffy July 21, 2014 at 05:15 pm
OK Joe L, and maybe the Red Sox will win the World Series but I wouldn't order the Duck Boats yet.Read More I will wait until it happens. Just like prices and wages at MB, I can't control the Red Sox either. Wait until it happens. We don't need anymore 96% shutdowns.
Joe Beckmann July 22, 2014 at 06:59 am
And, William, that's exactly what happened on too many things you're already over-paying for.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Brian Winter July 20, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Christian Noel does not know Arthur T DeMoulas, no boss gets this kind of respect from employees forRead More no reason.
Faye Deault July 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm
Arthur T, step aside, like a true businessman would.
"the eyes of T-Bury" July 21, 2014 at 03:25 pm
The only way we can win this fight is if each and every one of you boycott our stores!!! Don't feedRead More the greed!
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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.
UNIQLO is opening at Northshore Mall. Photo credit: Les Masterson.
Pat July 14, 2014 at 07:22 am
How about an AMERICAN clothing store!!!
Kathleen July 15, 2014 at 01:17 pm
Totally agree Pat...just what we need, more cheaply made (using slave labor), yet overpricedRead More Japanese products flooding the U.S.! We deserve it though since our country sold out to China & Japan a long time ago.
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!
Girls Inc Pop-Up Store June 16, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Sandie- yes, that would be a great donation! I am sure someone would put that to good use! Thank youRead More for wanting to contribute!
Girls Inc Pop-Up Store June 16, 2014 at 02:26 pm
Please check us out on Facebook and join our event page!Read More https://www.facebook.com/events/1491806521053694/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
Aileen June 16, 2014 at 11:09 pm
What a great idea. I have lots that I can donate to your good cause.
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.
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?
Swampscott Farmers Market.
mary webster May 25, 2014 at 09:56 am
I am so looking forward to being there again. The sweets for breakfast, lobster roll for lunch,Read More gift for a recent grad ---Yeay!
The Wolverine Packing Company, which recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef possibility contaminated with E. coli. Credit: Wolverine Packing Company
Carol Ann May 20, 2014 at 11:54 am
Glad i dont eat beef anymore.
MamaFitzy May 20, 2014 at 01:56 pm
Telling us restaurants would be helpful!
Patricia DpTro May 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals.Read More Most varieties of E. coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea. But a few particularly nasty strains, such as E. coli O157:H7, can cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. You may be exposed to E. coli from contaminated water or food — especially raw vegetables and undercooked ground beef. Healthy adults usually recover from infection with E. coli O157:H7 within a week, but young children and older adults can develop a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).
Logan Airport. Credit: John Waller
Somerville Home Owner May 16, 2014 at 09:46 am
Yeah, I'm confused by the Somerville Theatre too. It doesn't look anything like the theatre and it'sRead More not on a corner like that.
david brooks May 16, 2014 at 01:39 pm
where Am i ? who is this?
Elaine G May 16, 2014 at 05:09 pm
Relevance to Arlington? This is a huge event in my book for the Boston area. My son would haveRead More loved this when he was a kid. His room was a mine field of Lego pieces. Now he gets to take his two kids. I'm thinking of going one of these days with them.
The Massachusetts Statehouse. File photo.
JohnnyMass May 17, 2014 at 09:00 am
Because lazy leeches won't work-period! How many food stamp and EBT layabouts are voting RepublicanRead More this November?
Wendy May 17, 2014 at 09:02 am
Welcome to the smoke and mirrors recovery, where there are more people on welfare then ever before,Read More and more poor people created then ever before. What success!!!
Stephen Prone May 22, 2014 at 07:03 pm
Larry, anyone with an 85 IQ or more could understand I was talking %'s. 62% working today, 62%Read More working in the Great Depr. It is impossible to maintain an economy, or a functioning society with so few people working. And there is no "maybe" Greece tried it, doesn't work in the long run.
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davmarc May 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm
Yes, I would definitely like to try the commuter ferry
Connie May 24, 2014 at 08:32 am
What is the cost for the ferry?
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Matt Helm May 7, 2014 at 08:58 am
Working moms=motherless children being raised by illegal alien nannies....I work in an affluent areaRead More where scores of in-vitro conceived toddlers call their nannies 'mom' ...in Spanish... God bless America, where yuppie women who are too old to have kids get sperm implanted in their ovaries so that they can give birth to a child they don't want to raise anyway..then they put the kid on Ritalin when he acts like a kid..because in their old age they're unable to deal with the needs of a normal child...Then the kid becomes a psychotic young adult because he's been on mind altering drugs since he's two and goes on a shooting spree...And you all ask yourselves "how did this happen"?..Working moms=neglected children=dysfunctional adults..You know what? Your'e better off knockin' up the nanny..
JohnnyMass May 7, 2014 at 09:06 am
Massachusetts is even more friendly to NON-WORKING moms! Non-working dads, too!
Jennifer Bouchard Melchionne May 13, 2014 at 07:59 am
Wow! I am a 42 year old mom of two children ages 2 and 3. I conceived without any medical help and IRead More work from home placing legal and mostly Local born nannies that work for both working and non-working moms. I find your stereotypical and judgmental comment towards women not only rude but inaccurate. There are many healthy households who employ full and part time nannies to help their family's run more effectively while not raising the children. Women have a right to have careers and to hire nannies that enable them to do so.
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Bonnie Parker April 30, 2014 at 06:06 pm
Jeez Steve, if you ask really nicely, maybe he'll let you fellate him in person.
Wendy April 30, 2014 at 06:47 pm
The dirty girl is back! You would have to send me a photo before I would let you do that to me.
BH April 30, 2014 at 07:51 pm
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