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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 ?
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.
Super Fun Size April 24, 2014 at 08:14 pm
Is English your first language Steve?...
jpf2361 April 24, 2014 at 08:25 pm
SUPER LEMMING thinks he is FUNNY He doesn't realize we are laughing at him and not with him.Read More TROLL.
Stephen D. Clark April 24, 2014 at 08:41 pm
Hey, what are you trying to say? I don't get it. Maybe if you used more capital letters?
Dedham Town Hall. Credit: File photo.
Chris Masalsky April 23, 2014 at 01:05 pm
Not to beat a dead horse, but the last time you mentioned this I offered the opinion that an HRRead More director for a $100M operation would be foolish to undertake a search for that operation's CEO on his/her own. A good HR director knows when to activate consultants who can more than make back their fees by conducting an effective, efficient search that results in an ideal candidate. Imagine the money wasted by not finding the right talent, having an extended search (with the office vacant), and potentially hiring a less-than-ideal candidate? Spend the money up front and reap the rewards in the long term, and the HR director should spend their time vetting and evaluating the perfect search firm rather than posting ads and doing dozens of first-level phone screenings.
Dan O'Neil April 24, 2014 at 06:41 am
Chris I do this for a living and for a much bigger entity then Dedham. The woman is more thanRead More qualified to post the position in multiple sites and collect resumes. This is a waste of money. You have a job and I'm sure your good at it. Would you want a consultant giving insight on a job you are already doing and qualified to do? Food for thought. You can't and won't sway me. It's a waste of money. As a town admin Keegan should not have been allowed to make that hire. I still stand by that but it's done she's here we are paying her. Let her do the job we are paying her to do.
Chris Masalsky April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am
Glad to see that you "won't be swayed" - always good to hear from someone who refuses toRead More entertain even the prospect of learning or changing their opinion. FYI, in my line of work we use consultants to help us improve, because we're not conceited enough to believe that we have all the answers. And we have a head of HR who uses search firms to find the right people for top positions, because the investment is well worth it. As someone in HR I would hope you would understand that the only thing worse than not finding the right person for an executive role within a reasonable timeframe is hiring the wrong person - the long-term financial consequences are devastating. And also I would hope you would understand that these roles are best filled by exploiting communication pathways and relationships that extend far beyond posting the position on job/career boards.
Credit: File photo.
Dan O'Neil April 21, 2014 at 10:14 am
The seniors do deserve this as do the police. That station is lousy.
BOB KEESHAN April 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Dan, I agree, the seniors of this town do deserve a center and we do need a new police station. WithRead More that said, I only wish that these needs had been addressed when the property taxes were being raised so much and so often during the past several years. Will more increases in the property tax be necessary in order to fund a senior center /police station/town hall ? Will more employees be hired to work in the new and improved town hall ? You betcha !
Dan O'Neil April 21, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Bob here is my email address dfury13@yahoo.com I'd like to speak with you more on this just not onRead More here.
Deval Patrick. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Frank Haggerty April 21, 2014 at 09:46 am
Don't believe a word Governor Patrick tells you. Just ask about the wind turbine victims inRead More Massachusetts. Four years and ignored! Corrupt Massachusetts Politicians & Media http://falmouth.patch.com/groups/opinion/p/corrupt-massachusetts-politicians--media
John April 21, 2014 at 08:04 pm
All valid points, Myron, but let's also add eliminating the ridiculous per diem our allegedRead More representatives "earn" for driving back-and-forth to work and enacting laws that take money from the wage earners to give away to the layabouts.
MoonBeamWatcher April 22, 2014 at 01:12 pm
And the TRUTH about the abduction of the CT child from school and her family and care providers?Read More WHO in their RIGHT MIND WOULD SUPPORT MA, CPS? Sir
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Paul John Maisano April 19, 2014 at 07:13 am
Hi Folks, Did we forget about the huge gasoline tax passed over a year ago?? It's about time weRead More start to repair the Commonwealths failing decaying infrastructure with such funds, rather than continue to balance the state annual budget deficit. Carry on, Paul Maisano
Ken B. April 19, 2014 at 11:52 am
Yep, It's not bad enough that MA was already #1 in the country for debt per capita, let's make itRead More worse ! What a pork barrel waste of money. The best one is $325 million to expand South Station (why ?) and rename it the Dukakis Transportation Center. How appropriate, a boondoggle named after another inept demo governor !
Matt April 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm
They want to spend 2.3 billion to expand the commuter rail when ridership on the Greenbush line isRead More down. Why don't they have weekend service for the commuter boats any more. It was always packed on weekends. Guess there to stupid to figure things out.
A screenshot from DrugFree.org about Zohydro ER. Credit: DrugFree.org
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 08:58 pm
You call me out. I responded. You scoffed at me for commenting from Jimmy's while watching theRead More game. Yet you claim to be with friends while commenting. Ha. Little stranger in my opinion. You're a liar and a coward.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:00 pm
By the way, between periods we were laughing our asses off at your veiled threat and failure toRead More follow through. Another internet tough guy outed Brian Levesque.
Whiffenpoof April 18, 2014 at 09:02 pm
Please, don't respond. You're embarrassing yourself.
Credit: Dennis Teehan & Dennis Guilfoyle.
Ryan Bell April 15, 2014 at 06:59 pm
Why doesn't someone look into the bill /unpaid work? What kind of person are they appointing? WhatRead More message are the sending? His sister did the same thing to a bunch of workers. You should take them to court
Chris Masalsky April 15, 2014 at 11:03 pm
I don't know either of these men, personally or professionally. But I know the danger of accusingRead More someone of criminal activity in a public forum, and you guys should probably step back and decide whether it's worth it. Before you say something defamatory or libelous - if you haven't already.
Thomas Boncek April 16, 2014 at 08:41 am
Comment was meant for Georgia petrasko, but interesting
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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.
Credit: Dennis Teehan & Dennis Guilfoyle.
Georgia Petrasko April 13, 2014 at 09:07 am
Congratulations, Dennis Teehan, Jr. I am a long-distance supporter (Cape Cod) but was raised inRead More Dedham & went to the fine Dedham schools. I graduated with your father, Dennis, Sr. Please remember him to me. I am sure Dedham is in good hands with you at the helm. Georgia (Brown) Petrasko, class of '69 (oldie but goodie)
Thomas Boncek April 14, 2014 at 08:24 am
Is this why you don't pay your bills in dedham you have connections.I see you sold the house onRead More Lincoln Street pay me for the work I did there
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.
File photo.
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.
Credit: Paul Reynolds
Rob Allen April 10, 2014 at 02:05 pm
Can someone expand on "The debt service on school infrastructure improvements only account forRead More approximately 4% of our taxes "