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Thousands of supporters turned out for Monday morning's Market Basket rally in Tewksbury. Courtesy Photo
Nothing else to worry about July 22, 2014 at 08:37 am
Market Basket is a private company and unfortunately the only course if action is to do everythingRead More we can to keep the stores open so that the employees have the security and benefits they need to make sure their families are ok. When politicians join a " fight " you have to remember that this is much easier to do that effectively run the government where the arrogant corruption and waste of tax dollars, non-existent aid for cities and towns and ever increasing fees and taxes will eventually sink the real "working families" of the commonwealth. The mayor of Lawrence has MUCH BIGGER problems than Market Basket and the hack politicians have better straighten out the black hole of crack head spending on useless programs, corruption and fraud. For example, the hacks want to raise the gas tax every year for inflation, which steals money from families and their children. Where is the existing gas tax going? Not for roads or infrastructure! Next time you see one of these "politicians" ask them how their pension payout is growing and compare that to your retirement and you will realize just who these people work for - it obviously isn't us! I hope that the employees of market basket are able to get over this hurdle and the company is able to survive.
nancy golden July 22, 2014 at 09:52 am
Where is the rest of this story? What is the position of the Market Basket Board? Why did they fireRead More the CEO. I'm so tired of reading news stories that only report on one side. Report on both sides and let the reader decide their "Opinion." This is an "Op-ed."
BookOasis July 22, 2014 at 10:24 am
What about the employees that can't afford to lose their jobs? Their hours are already beingRead More reduced. Is there even office staff to cut paychecks? A boycott does not show support for the staff that is struggling to stay employed, especially part-time employees that have no voice either way.
Market Basket rally in support of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at the company's headquarters in Tewksbury on Friday. Credit: Christa A. Lamb
Old Pizza July 22, 2014 at 06:47 am
I bit the bullet yesterday and for the first time in decades did not shop at Market Basket. InsteadRead More I hit Walmart and Hannafords. I paid through the nose, with some items as much as 80% higher than what I'm used to paying at Market Basket. And the selection at both Walmart and Hannafords is utterly pathetic compared to Market Basket, But I support the workers and I'll continue shopping elsewhere until the employees are satisfied.
Eileen Sullivan July 22, 2014 at 06:53 am
To risk being fired, in this economy, for a CEO is unheard of these days. Arthur T. must beRead More something special. Finally people are seeing Arthur S. as the person he really is, a sad greedy person.
Jean July 22, 2014 at 07:45 am
I admire Mr Trainor's personal conviction and willingness to stand up for what he believes in. IRead More also appreciate his acknowledgement that his actions could and did result in his job loss. The employees were told termination would be the result if they followed through with their ultimatums. Both sides stood by their words. A difficult situation for so many.
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 02:43 pm
Stand strong employee's and stand together for what you believe in.
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
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.
Patch file photo.
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
The State Street Corp. building in Boston. Credit: Lance Rogers via Flickr
Myron Dittmer April 28, 2014 at 06:51 am
Mark....with all due respect.....you have it backwards...big brother government works for us.....weRead More don't work for "big government". Until you get that concept straight, you are "politically lost". Big government should not be telling anyone what to do, least of all businesses. Sure...with OUR approval..they can setup regulations to curb abuses, but not to the point when it stifles the economy which it is currently doing illegally most of the time, in this regime!
Joe Veno April 28, 2014 at 08:02 am
Well said Myron.
C J C April 28, 2014 at 08:15 am
A few years back State Street told the Street they would engage in a multi year effort to reduceRead More operating costs by approx. $400 million on an annual recurring basis. The intent of the initiative was to reduce costs, build capacity for future growth, improve client service and reduce risks. They would do this with automation that reduced staff costs, improved through put time of transactional data and, with cloud based technology solutions, improve data management to support their clients as well as their own risk management efforts. They also believe their differentiator in the market is to provide low cost services which the market views as a commodity. BTW-state street does not provide mortgage loans but acts as a bank for banks, large corporations and government entities (eg public pension trusts). Regardless of what there revenue lines looked like the past few years these job losses were inevitable. They have also been somewhat recurring. Dodd-frank does impact the organization with additional investment costs. And should also help their profit line as they provide their clients (big banks) with necessary services to help them comply. The regs also require work on their part with technology and solutions that support necessary data management. This means more project and technology work. There is a shift in skill sets. A hard pill to swallow if you or a family member works at the organization and you/they were one of the folks tapped. It is also a hard reminder of the brutal realities of work fragility in today's world. Gone are the days of a bank position being a secure one.
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