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  1. crissakes, give it a rest (1 Reply)

    it’s what the law offices of Dewey, Cheatum and Howe pulled out of their ass. Nice job though, worth every cent.

  2. Well, given that he's a convicted felon .... (2 Replies)

    that might be a hint. But as they noted he was not a flight risk, he is free pending appeal. That’s doesn’t really tell you anything other than a convicted felon is free pending appeal. That happens a lot.

  3. This is the actual argument ... (1 Reply)

    there was no law or regulation “that gave the Massachusetts legislature or populace any reason to expect that probation officers would be hired in a certain manner or that those officers would be the ‘most qualified’ under any metric. The statute in effect at the time gave the Commissioner the absolute authority to hire as he deemed fit.”

    it’s not that didn’t do it exactly in the manner that they were convicted of, rather they are arguing that the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts should of had no expectation that they would hire legitimately.

    Holy crap, what an embarrassment these people are,

  4. At the moment ... yes (2 Replies)

    but to answer EB3, It’s not Marty’s house. Weld’s “heart and soul” is in the corner office.

    I do not want the casino, nor do it want one in Springfield or anywhere else in MA. As for the court case, the land thing has all been reviewed before, nothing new. Land court, years of litigation, NOPE. Don’t see it. Anything can happen obviously, but the reality is that this is a hail mary.

  5. Hate to break the news to you EB3 (2 Replies)

    As of the 12:33pm swearing in of Charlie Baker, this is OVER.

  6. the costs would be the same as in Utah? (1 Reply)

    $11,000 to provide each homeless person with an apartment and a social worker.

    Do know, and even if it is, I think it’s a good investment. But I highlighted this as I’m sensing that the cost savings argument might not be there.

  7. mimolette, this would be a great post to get the info out there .... (1 Reply)

    this is un-freaking-believable, just went to their website:

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  8. wow, that's rough .... (0 Replies)

    but isn’t that what Brewer and Rosenberg are essentially saying? Maybe instead sheepishly trying to hide their work on Christmas Eve and hope no one notices, they should tell everyone what they are doing and why.

  9. Okay, thanks Ernie (1 Reply)

    I respect that.

    I came home last night, and asked if anyone heard about the casinos news. Immediately I got a response about the ATMs, and people shaking their heads in disapproval. Now I don’t watch the local news and it could have been a story, but it is something that’s going to impact public perception and a warning to Stan, Crosby and the rest of them that Stop Predatory Gambling is watching, and they’re good.

    Whether or not they care is a different story, so that’s for Stan to figure out.

  10. Senate Ways and Means (0 Replies)

    Stephen M. Brewer, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Gale D. Candaras, Eileen M. Donoghue, Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Brian A. Joyce, Thomas P. Kennedy, Thomas M. McGee, Michael O. Moore, Marc R. Pacheco, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Michael F. Rush, James E. Timilty, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr.

  11. Do you think it's going to stop? (2 Replies)

    Do you think this is the only thing people are going to slip in? Just the tip of the iceberg. It’s going to be a slow steady chipping away at everything they agreed not to do. They’re in, so now, they are going to start. I want to see names, not this committee baloney. I want them to them tell everyone why they are amending bills.

    House Ways and Means

    Brian S. Dempsey, Stephen Kulik, Angelo M. Scaccia, Gloria L. Fox, Thomas M. Petrolati, Robert M. Koczera, Christine E. Canavan, Robert F. Fennell, Kevin J. Murphy, Walter F. Timilty, Thomas M. Stanley, William Smitty Pignatelli, Cleon H. Turner, Linda Campbell, Paul McMurtry, Lori A. Ehrlich, Sean Garballey, Michael D. Brady, Carolyn C. Dykema, Timothy R. Madden, Nick Collins, Rhonda Nyman, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Angelo L. D’Emilia, Matthew A. Beaton, Geoff Diehl, David T. Vieira, Donald H. Wong

  12. So this is Rosenburg's amendment? (0 Replies)

    sure sounds that way.

    Hey Stan, what a bunch of BS, restaurants and shops take credit cards, don’t need ATMs. Any you know what, I go to a breakfast place that’s cash only, most people are able to figure it out. You don’t need an ATM unless you want to suck every last penny off a gambler.

  13. Nope (0 Replies)

    everyone owns this mess.

  14. Okay, he started in May. (1 Reply)

    Via the Daily Mail he pulled a Fehrnstrom. @beacon24.

    It’s not good.

  15. Anyone have the tweets .... ? (1 Reply)

    what exactly did he say? All I’ve read is that he was attacking pols with his twitter account while he was working at Regan. Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he start a Regan Communications in October. I wouldn’t frame that as a career. But I do want to read what he posted.

  16. I've seen it in social networking sites like twitter and facebook (1 Reply)

    but haven’t come across a blog with those kind of features.

  17. well they stink at it .... (2 Replies)

    it all just seems so trivial. Oh well, anyone have recommendations on local news sites? Is it only bostonglobe.com?

  18. "about one another" (1 Reply)

    with EB3? PP I don’t think you want to go there.

    EB makes stuff up, is often wrong, but people comment.