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Carisa, the 14-and-a-half pound baby born to Burlington mother Caroline Ruscak. Credit: Massachusetts General Hospital
Nicholas Arzio April 23, 2014 at 11:36 pm
Beef cake!
Sunny in SD April 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm
Starting the diabetes early........
Socrates Cee April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Now that is something. Imagine how big this baby will be in a couple of years. He probably won'tRead More even fit through a regular door!
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Pat Kittle April 23, 2014 at 11:53 pm
I love dogs, but my circumstances don't allow me to have one. In any case, unless someone loves dogsRead More they shouldn't have one -- simply needing a burglar alarm is not nearly a good enough reason have a dog, and some dogs wouldn't make a good burglar alarm anyway.
Digs April 24, 2014 at 12:15 am
How was the homeowner supposed to know if these kids were armed or not? It was probably dark. MostRead More likely, the teens had heard around the neighborhood that this guy was an easy mark and decided to subject him to further victimization. In any case, just like the Trayvon incident, we were not there and do not know the full story. He had every right to defend himself and his property.
Steve April 24, 2014 at 12:24 am
Bernhard Geotz didn't finish off one of his victims that ended up dain bramaged in a wheel chair soRead More Geotz was sued for millions and had to go BK.
KP April 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
This is the stupidest warning yet. Are these people sitting around thinking up new things toRead More cause fear in the general public? Maybe we should all be out buying hoses? Morons...
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Case closed April 23, 2014 at 07:47 pm
Case closed
Case closed April 23, 2014 at 08:39 pm
One more comment. Doesn't that pic wanna make you vomit. Gross bogus women. Case closed
Mike April 23, 2014 at 09:48 pm
No Hillary. Vote GOP. Stop the decline of America.
Bill Williams April 23, 2014 at 01:44 pm
The fight against addiction begins with overcoming the ignorant, the deniers, and the downrightRead More hateful.Remove the stigma from a disease. When "Laura" is brave enough to use her full name she will have earned the right to be a true spokesperson for her misguided opinion. May I point out that Philip Seymour Hoffman, for example, was brilliant and accomplished. That did not exempt him from this disease. Linda is arguing apples and oranges. - Bill Williams
Bill Williams April 23, 2014 at 01:52 pm
For the record, my personal jury on in school testing is out. The American Academy of PediatricsRead More will be releasing a statement on the efficacy of such testing in late May or early June. People might want to hold off on rancorous debate until that information is available. I speak as one who has lost a son to addiction.
Ivan Chio April 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Ridge being 7th, haha what a great joke. If it means that more people stress out to turn to drugs toRead More solve their problem. And also may I ask what people do in the silly town as basking ridge. There is nothing to do in this deserted town but look at trees all day long. So the fault does not lie with the kids but with the town and the parents. So nice of them to get good jobs and making lots of money, but one should put that money to good use. So think before you use your mouth...
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Frank Esposito April 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Cops got a chance to play with their toys. Relax people. It's not like you had to respondRead More personally. Stop saying it's a waste of money. Then money is absolutely minimal. These guys were not called away from their golf games. I would also like to compliment the responders for not accidentally killing someone. It showed professionalism and did not add to the "trend" of killing "innocent" people; which is becoming an issues to watch. The people incensed over this should focus their anger on plastic shopping bags as many others are doing over at another great Patch piece. Evil lurks at the checkout counters across America!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:50 pm
Linda Mahoney >> the doorbell prank was just that, a prank, that involved actual self risk,Read More courage and cost nothing to do. these brats today have no respect for wasting resouces whilst sitting ontheir fanny all day.
Steven Oathkeeper April 23, 2014 at 09:09 pm
Like the video game has something to do with it, who writes this rubbish? Next they will be sayingRead More is a shooter and we here to grab all your guns. As if. ~OathkeeprOne. constitution before corrupt govt.
* April 23, 2014 at 11:30 pm
the truth hurts live free or die take your pick...
Coffeenut April 23, 2014 at 11:32 pm
Garlic is great but too much can overpower the tomato sauce...
* April 23, 2014 at 11:40 pm
killer...
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions.
Seamus Carty April 23, 2014 at 06:47 pm
"The goal of Affirmative was to right an over two hundred years wrong." My family did notRead More get to the US until 1948. Are we part of the two hundred years of wrong? Why should my orthopedic surgeon's kid get preferential treatment over my nephew (son of a plumber) based on the relative complexions?
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 08:25 pm
Hmm--it's all about academics. That's awesome. I wonder why kids play lacrosse or volunteer atRead More church, or play an instrument. After all, you shoulndt take into account one factor other than test scores. Cool. I just happen to think that not many of you believe that's the way it works.
Porter gladstone April 23, 2014 at 10:39 pm
liu wei. Not sure what you mean ""not quit the same." (genius). Really? Oh IRead More thought that lacrosse and affirmative action are the same thing. I only expect people with 90 and above i.q. to understand that test scores are not the only determinants. College admission committees take into account a whole multitude of factors. People on this thread are asking for scholastic considerations only. Playing lacrosse is one factor. Being the captain another. Being the captain of a country championship team another. Being the captain of a state championship team and making all american another. growing up with a single parent --another. Growing up in a ghetto and having the character and drive to defy peer groups in order to seek out a better life another. Sure lacrosse is different than being a minority. So are the experiences that students have in more challenged environments. College admissions officers gauge the probability of success of a student, but also what diversity they may bring in order to broaden the worlds of other students. Where did you go to school Liu? Maybe you went to a school that offered online courses? Because the school that I went to considered the conversations you have in dorm rooms as much an education as going to Econ 101.
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Max April 23, 2014 at 10:06 am
Quite clearly, politicians and elected officials were excluded from this study.
Stew Sidedoor April 23, 2014 at 10:13 am
This is what happens when you want to pay teachers 6 digit salaries for average at best schools, ifRead More you do not then maybe you should move to Fla.
Michael pellettiere April 23, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Nj #1 in forclosures
The Stig April 22, 2014 at 01:10 pm
Dickie also can't stand not seeing his name in the paper once a week, so he'll be "for" orRead More "against" something just for the sake of issuing a press release. Sending out a camera crew to interview him just enables him further. Forty years and counting. He's the poster child for Term Limits.
Mac April 22, 2014 at 03:26 pm
the only difference I see between Codey and Christie is that one is wearing an orange cone and theRead More other one is still renting them out at will - regardless, the longer Julie Herrman remains at Rutgers, the longer Rutgers's integrity is going to be under a public cloud
Clyde Z April 23, 2014 at 07:59 am
her hiring was a joke, I mean they said they did a background check: must not have used GoogleRead More search because they've listed her troubles before her hire at Rutgers. Not to mention that she "lied" on her application. I've had co-workers fired after a month, months and in another case years after their hire due to lies on their application. Hermann's lies could/should have been cought by simple 10th grade investigation
Everyday Mathematics is just one of the programs that makes a heck of a lot of $ off of the millions of textbooks sold to schools that teach to the 'Core.' The Common Core isn't just restricting for teachers & students, it's lining people's pockets.
Susan Harris April 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm
Tamara, what social studies standards are you talking about? The Common Core only covers standardsRead More in literacy and math. There are no CC standards for science or history. Are you talking about state standards?
Tamara April 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm
Common Core has science and social studies standards - they were written after math and ELA - theyRead More have not been implemented yet. They are more controversial so math and ELA was put thru first to pave the way.
Tamara April 24, 2014 at 12:18 am
Many articles on CC not being validated, and reducing standards and achievement - not the other wayRead More around... http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=7bf08782-fe34-49d9-ba23-f95e21905f04&c=d6f00600-ac37-11e3-8bb0-d4ae528ed502&ch=d7b7c2d0-ac37-11e3-8bc0-d4ae528ed502
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Spooner April 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm
@John Santaella-'Lelenore Lep' for one was describing the Bellamy salute, and two, the Nazi saluteRead More is different from Bellamy's...
Madeleine April 23, 2014 at 10:55 pm
I love the verbal exchange of thoughts in this post. Thank you to Patch.com. I may be religious,Read More but we all have learned how religion throughout mankind's history has caused bloodshed, animosity, intolerance, and hatred. Even today, witness the Middle East, the not-so-distant past of England/Ireland conflict, Africa, etc., etc. Religion is a personal endeavor. Nothing more than that. It does not do "good" when it is imposed on others.
Spooner April 23, 2014 at 11:17 pm
@Sal- don't know what history books you'd been reading about Colonial America, but there wasn'tRead More religious freedom back then...
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Paul April 22, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Netflix is hands down the best deal going, and it has been a bargain for YEARS. I guess theRead More nonsensical whiners who complain about a long-delayed, $2 a MONTH increase are worried it will cost them a (partial) SINGLE LATTE. Utterly ridiculous.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 10:36 am
TO MICHAEL BRENNICK: Leftist, Democra... WHAT? You think Comcast is part of the so-calledRead More "liberal" media (which, by the way, doesn't even exist)? Are you freakin' KIDDIN' me? [shakes head in disbelief] Wow. The FOX NEWS CHANNEL should be held criminally liable for what it has done to your brain.
Gregg L. DesElms April 23, 2014 at 02:39 pm
FOR THOSE WHO LIKE AMAZON PRIME OVER NETFLIX: Here's an interesting article from today (23 Apr 2014)Read More about how Amazon Prime just got HBO to stream at least some of its older content, plus "HBO GO," to Amazon's new Fire TV box, thereby making NetFlix upset because NetFlix (nor any other streaming service, including HULU) has never been able to get any HBO content; and so Amazon has scored a real coup! On the Fierce Wireless website | http://bit.ly/1i9J0l7 | Interesting.
Goldenmane April 23, 2014 at 09:46 am
At least they are bi-partisan. An inappropriate Democratic role model last year and an inappropriateRead More Republican one this year. I don't object to celebrities being role models, but why can't they choose someone who is a noted philanthropist or some other positive figure? I wonder how much someone paid for this honor. And what is this National Father's Day/Mother's Day Council anyway?
Jack Doyle April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
THE SAME PEOPLE voted for"W" bush twice.Geniuses!
Trish Benedict April 23, 2014 at 11:28 am
This isn't a late April Fools joke? A man under investigation for ordering traffic jams theRead More gridlocked (among other things) school buses for hours is a good father role model? I keep waiting for the punchline…
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Kim Fox April 22, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I don't believe this kid is competent enough to make those decisions. Those kids need to beRead More prosecuted to the fullest and if the does judge does not agree he needs to step down.
Pat Mcloughlin April 23, 2014 at 01:27 pm
Sorry, Autistic boy, but there are a multitude of crimes here. These so called 'friends' abused youRead More terribly ~ called 'bullying', & that alone cannot be tolerated. Then, there is animal cruelty involved, another terrible crime, plus, harassment of all kinds, leudness, & who knows what else. These 'friends' need to be charged & made aware of the seriousness of their deeds, punished accordingly & helped through proper mental councelling.
nonoise April 23, 2014 at 05:49 pm
It is probly the parents that want to drop the charges, not the boy. They shouldn't. I don'tRead More know why they would want to drop the charges.