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  • Posted 06/16/2010 12:59:06 EDT

    Don't get me wrong people but the country cannot afford to keep paying benefits indefinately. I know how it feels because I was out of work the entire year in 2009. Finding a new job was virtually imp more »

  • Posted 06/14/2010 10:36:15 EDT

    Russians probably knew about it when they invaded 30 years ago as well. more »

  • Posted 06/10/2010 01:10:22 EDT

    Stevehud Nice observation from Christmas story. You are spot on. The summer reading my kids have brought home over the last few years is a joke. I asked their English teachers.."where's Steinbeck? Whe more »

  • Posted 06/10/2010 12:28:16 EDT

    Schools Teach the basics. It's up to the Parents to ensure their childen read books. It's that simple people! All the money in the world, thrown into the school system, is just a waste if mom and dad more »

  • Posted 06/10/2010 10:19:05 EDT

    I guess I'm old fashion. I brew coffee in the morning and throw it in a thermos and take it to work. These places are expensive. I have friends and family who hit DD several times a day. It seems they more »

  • Posted 06/03/2010 12:58:34 EDT

    Hey greenparty guy its your facts that are wrong! you stated that..."Immigrants do not get a "free ride", even if you are in the citizenship process you have to pay out-of-state fees and have no acces more »

  • Posted 06/03/2010 10:57:57 EDT

    I have to agree with those who think the whole FAFSA as well as the financial aid system is a joke. I have a child in a State school and another going in fall. I lost my job to the economy and was une more »

  • Posted 05/28/2010 01:54:27 EDT

    Thats a start. One down thousands more to go! more »

  • Posted 05/28/2010 09:35:30 EDT

    scaredof2012 You are right on about the people posting here. Bet most have never had children in HS who have had to deal with this test and all the changes it has caused and i'll bet, some of these se more »

  • Posted 05/27/2010 10:10:01 EDT

    Changeitnow If as you say all school systems in MA use the CORI process to hire staff. School transportation contractors,busses,Special ED...etc and only CORI, and not other means then it is those ent more »

  • Posted 05/27/2010 09:34:09 EDT

    Changeitnow Once again I am not saying it not broke. Most companies today, even in MA, use 3rd party background checks in combination with Credit checks rather than CORI. In these cases it would not b more »

  • Posted 05/27/2010 09:00:52 EDT

    changeitnow You just proved one of my points about folks not reading. I never said the CORI system wasn't broke. I was stating that this law does not tell employers they can't do checks. You apparentl more »

  • Posted 05/27/2010 08:20:27 EDT

    It truly amazes me how some folks react without actually reading the article. Some just read the headline then make stupid comments. This law doesn’t protect murderers or rapists or pedophiles. Thei more »

  • Posted 05/26/2010 11:28:58 EDT

    You dont have to ask. You have to sign a form authorizing the background check. If its CORI the form specifically says so, then you will know you are screwed more »

  • Posted 05/26/2010 11:06:22 EDT

    It is an interesteing debate. I also believe that once someone has paid their dues then they should be given a second chance but I guess the question is, in todays lax justice system, did they really more »

  • Posted 05/25/2010 04:26:44 EDT

    Well having served 2 tours of Duty with 2nd Infantry Division along the Korean DMZ about 30yrs ago. I can tell you incidents happened all the time but no one ever reported them. This incident's timing more »

  • Posted 05/25/2010 03:35:49 EDT

    So let me get this straight...the same folks who are raising a big stink about Arizona's move to handle the mexican problem on their own are now sending 1200 troops to the border. What does that say a more »

  • Posted 04/30/2010 04:14:36 EDT

    As a kid growing up in the 60's and being rather short 5ft5 I was often the target of bullies. But growing on a 3 decker lined street in somerville had a way of toughening you up so Bullies often unde more »

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