Controversy over Medfield resident Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 Studios, continues in Rhode Island.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
One Massachusetts School Committee may be adopting a program which would make condoms available to students as young as 12.
One Massachusetts School Committee has voted to battle teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases by making condoms available to students as young as 12 years old, a Huffington Post article reported. In Springfield, the School Committee voted 5-1 last Thursday in favor of the "Comprehensive Reproductive Health Policy." Under the program, students would be able to acquire condoms from school nurses and high-school based clinics, The Republican reported. The district would notify parents before the program takes effect, giving them the chance to opt their children out. Any students who receive the contraceptives would be counseled on abstinence as well as proper storage and use. Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno called the policy "the…
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The Huffington Post recently published a report from US News and World Report ranking the Top 10 schools with 2010 graduates averaging the most amount of student debt.
The Huffington Post recently published a report from US News and World Report that ranked the Top 10 schools with the most 2010 graduate debt and three are located in Massachusetts. According to the report, Eastern Nazarene College, located in Quincy, tops the list with a $51,336 average for total indebtedness per student. Also cracking the Top 10 was Mount Ida College in Newton (ranked fifth) with an average total indebtedness of $46,393 per student and Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, ranked 10th with an average total indebtedness of $44,910 per student. To see the full list and read more on this story, click here. So Medfield, we want to know … Today’s question: Which of the following bear the major responsibility for …
Monday, December 5, 2011
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is planning to close post offices and processing centers.
Facing bankruptcy, the U.S Postal Service is cutting its delivery standards for the first time in 40 years. The agency is planning cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery, the Huffington Post reports. Medfield Board of Selectmen chair Osler "Pete" Peterson told Medfield Patch he was "frustrated" with Monday's news. "I have the same frustration I have with the failure of Congress to act to govern this country in so many other respects as well," Peterson said. "Congress now seems institutionally incapable of making the necessary decisions required to govern this country, even when faced with the most dire circumstances. Witness the recent inability of the Super Committee to agree on how to control our budget problems. "I…
The Huffington Post recently published a video interview between Mitt Romney and a teen reporter at Medfield Day 1994. The video, on Youtube, was uncovered by Buzzfeed.
Did you know Mitt Romney, GOP candidate and former Massachusetts Governor, visited MEMO's Discover Medfield Day in 1994 during his campaign to take Ted Kennedy's seat in Senate? And that his visit was documented via video? There's more ... Romney was interviewed by teen reporter Ken Cole and the video has found a home on Youtube and now, thanks to BuzzFeed, the footage has been mainstreamed for all to see. The Huffington Post saw the "awkward interview" on BuzzFeed and ran with it – literally – publishing Romney's less than stellar exchange with the reporter in town at the 1994 Discover Medfield Day. Alana Horowitz's story on the Huffington Post, "Mitt Romney's Awkward 1994 Interview with Ken Cole," shares the politicians shortcomings …
Monday, October 17, 2011
What are your thoughts on the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Boston movements?
Today marks the one-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and nearly $300,000 has been donated during the movement as it continues to grow, according to an article in the Huffington Post. In Boston, protesters have taken over Dewey Square in the downtown and according to the Boston Globe, the movement has cost the Menino administration $146,189.55 in Boston police expenses over the past 14 days, the article said. Last week, according to Back Bay Patch, Boston police arrested more than 100 protesters who were involved in Occupy Boston protests in the city. On Oct. 11, about 70 students from Tufts University marched into Boston to join the protests. The arrests came after protesters expanded their tent city from Dewey Square into part of …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Dick Durbin and Brad Miller are going on the offensive against Bank of America announced a new five dollar monthly debit charge last week.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Would you pay for your social network?
Amidst the recent media attention of Facebook are rumors the popular social networking site will start charging its users a monthly fee for unlimited access. The Huffington Post shot those rumors down in a Sept. 24 article, “Facebook Charging In 2011: Chain Letter Spreads False Rumor.” The article references a chain letter that many users may have seen appear on their news feed stating the following: “It is official. It was even on the news. Facebook will start charging due to the new profile changes. If you copy this on your wall your icon will turn blue and Facebook will be free for you. Please pass this message on, if not your account will be deleted if you do not pay.” To deter those rumors, Facebook has the following statement posted …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Millions of people across the country were affected by the 9/11 attacks. To help reflect the endless diversity of their experiences, Patch looked out across our sites to pull together 911 snapshots of everyday Americans whose lives were changed forever.