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OPINION | Barry Richard: No New Years Resolutions Needed
OMG! How am I going to live up to all of those New Year's resolutions I made while under the influence of champagne and intoxicated by the holiday spirit?   Relax, you don't have to.
If you are like most people it's back to the grind after the New Year's break...
OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Needs Political Revolution In 2018
Massachusetts voters have an opportunity to really shake things up this Fall by opting for change rather than the status quo.  Are we up for the task?  I am worried that we are not.
Our liberal policies that make doing business here as difficult as anywhere in the nation are the things that…
OPINION | Barry Richard: MA Dems Stall $15 Minimum Wage Bill
If legislation to raise the minimum wage in Massachusetts to $15 an hour is not enacted in coming weeks there will be plenty of people to blame and they are all Democrats.  A bill to increase the minimum from the current $11 has been languishing in committee all year and is facing a rapidly app…
Claire’s Makeup Recall
My grandchildren love the makeup and accessories sold at Claire's. It's the kind of retailer that targets the younger demographic. Just before Christmas, a Rhode Island mother grew very concerned about the ingredients in glitter makeup she bought for her 6-year-old daughter, so she sent it…
OPINION|Brian Thomas: Getting Your Money’s Worth??
When it comes to government school teachers, do you feel you're getting your money's worth? Let's start with a little non-Common Core mathematics.
These salary figures come courtesy of the U.S. Labor Department, by way of MassLive.
The average New Bedford teachers salary is about $77,28…
Chuck E. Cheese Losing His Head
I can't count the untold number of tokens and long strips of arcade prize tickets I've invested in over the decades with three kids and seven grandchildren. If you're also a Chuck E. aficionado, I've got a great story that has been kept one of their best kept secrets. Company ...
OPINION|Phil Paleologos: Bullard’s Wrongheaded Assessment
John Bullard is a likable guy. I know him to be an attentive listener and someone who must be applauded for his revitalization efforts through local historic preservation. But over the past five years, as one of five regional fisheries administrators of NOAA, John Bullard has made some wayward decis…
OPINION | Barry Richard: Jackson Lee Is Queen Of The Swamp
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) is a prime example of what is wrong with government.  Lee's sense of entitlement and self-importance is legendary dating back to 1994 when she was first elected to Congress.
Jackson Lee, who has a history of throwing her weight around to get her way with air…
Throwback Thursday: The Karaoke Blackbelts [VIDEO]
You may have heard WBSM's Phil Paleologos and Tim Weisberg recalling the legendary performance of the Karaoke Blackbelts during the morning show this week. But unless you were there, you may have no idea what went down on this legendary night of rock and roll history.
Opinion|Ken Pittman: Drugs Come to USA With Top Powers Involved
Ninety percent of the world's supply of opium is grown in Afghanistan. The United States is 90-percent of the consumer market for opiates. We have had a strong military presence in Afghanistan since early 2002. There isn't a square mile in that nation we couldn't enter with just a few…

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