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John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. Photo Credit: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons
art doyle April 15, 2014 at 07:52 am
noah was a story in a book. just sayin'
M L Goins April 15, 2014 at 11:16 am
I am a Christian and have accepted Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God as my Lord andRead More Saviour. Some of you posting must not have actually heard what Pastor John Hagee said. What he said was, that when other blood moons ocurred that something significant ocurred regarding the Jews, the blood moon of 1492 and the expulsion edict to remove all Jews from Spain, the 1948 blood moon Israel became a nation, the 1967 blood moon and the six day war resulting in some Israeli land being reclaimed. Pastor Hagee said NOTHING about the end of the world ocurring to coincide with the four blood moons ( he did however say people would say he did - which looking at these posts some have misconstrued his words). Perhaps all the posters that are commenting on what Pastor Hagee said should actually hear what he said PRIOR to commenting/mocking/judging. Pastor Hagee and his statements. Perhaps, in time, we will see if the government of Israel has made a significant decision today. Personally (my very own personal opinion- no Biblical prophecy just me), I hope they decide NOT to ever release any more terrorists from prison to bribe the palestinians to "talk" about making a peace agreement.....just saying....
Tom Hollman April 15, 2014 at 11:36 am
THIS ALL HAS TO DO WITH ORBITAL POSITIONING-----------------JUST SAYING.
Snow Baby, from Shot in the Dark Photography's Facebook page.
Bobby Mahoney April 8, 2014 at 08:30 pm
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caitymd April 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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Murphy, left, and Esiason from the WFAN Facebook page.
Amy Michael Lynn April 8, 2014 at 02:10 pm
My husband took a week off from work when we had our first so he could be there when the baby wasRead More born and then so he could help me out as we were both adjusting to an entirely new situation in our lives. He ended up working half days most of the week, though, because the adjustment wasn't too bad since our daughter slept a lot and was fairly easy. As for a c-section, I personally don't think they should be scheduled unless it's absolutely necessary. And if she had a c-section, I'd think she'd have needed him home more since she's recovering from major surgery at that point!
Joanne Malia April 8, 2014 at 06:28 pm
You would think that the base ball community are republicans it sounds like something stupid thatRead More they would say
The Rev'd Anthony C. Dinoto April 10, 2014 at 01:00 pm
Following this outrageous "logic", this idiot would probably have preferred the VirginRead More Mary had had a C-Section on the 4th Sunday of December instead of the 25th! That way Christmas would always fall on a Sunday and would be less disruptive to the shopping season!!!!
Metro fares increase. (Patch file photo.)
John Strother March 28, 2014 at 12:41 pm
$1.00 surcharge for using the paper fare card purchased at the gate, you got to be kidding me. TheRead More metro has lied about not seeking funds to complete the rail. Va has done many taxes that is suppose to fund this rail and still loses money on it.
Kim McCoy March 28, 2014 at 03:40 pm
...and while you will be paying more to ride the metro, you get the added benefit of a 30% increaseRead More in snatch-and-grab robberies! I'm so glad Virginia was forced to spend all of our tax dollars on a metro expansion for people from Maryland and the District to come over here and take Virginia jobs while also being able to snatch a new phone or bicycle on their way back to where ever they came from!
Liz March 29, 2014 at 08:32 am
What a shame that metro doesn't increase the quality of their service at the same rate as theyRead More increase their fares.
When should people have to register as sex offenders?
Jean Harlow March 26, 2014 at 04:10 pm
I watched over my children too, but it didn't prevent the abuse. You say that to protect ONE child,Read More that it's better than protecting the rights of a criminal. That's the issue. The registry ISNT protecting any children. But it does have unintentional consequences that affect the spouses, children, parents of those listed on the registry. You made wrong choices in your life, and got addicted to drugs. You turned your life around, and living an honorable life. But those convicted of s*x offenses are not allowed that same liberty. You say no one has proposed a plan that will protect children and change the registry, yet I have! Leave the registry to be available to LE ONLY. Then offer prevention services and education, that will prevent children from being harmed. Yet, not enough people are speaking up and demanding our law makers to work on prevention services that will decrease the # of victims. Since the registry has been made public, the numbers haven't decreased at all (I believe they have increased, but don't know that for sure). I'm tired of media & politicians lying to us, saying the registry will protect us, when it does nothing of the sort. The media lies so they can get ratings or sell papers, politicians lie, because they want to be re -elected. I have no reason to lie! My benefit is leaving a legacy that I was able to protect families from living this nightmare. As a parent, I understand your protectiveness. But we have been told to look for the monster hiding in the park bushes, waiting to strike, when in reality, they are people we know and trust with our kids, but are struggling with a battle beyond themselves to control without help. When you were addicted, were you able to kick your addiction on your own, or were you able to seek help? If you sought help, if you knew you would be prosicuted for using illegal drugs, would you have sought help? You have to admit, it makes sense. If it makes sense, then I emplore you to talk to your legislators to change the system and implement treatment programs for those who seek help if having devient thoughts.
Buck Harmon March 26, 2014 at 04:28 pm
Wow, this thread seems to have taken on some therapeutic writing qualities...glad to see it..
rwsmom March 26, 2014 at 07:18 pm
Steven: You sound like a very honest and compassionate man. I applaud you for all you have done forRead More your wife and family. That's honorable. I stand behind your sentiments about who you leave your children with and knowing who they are staying over night with, as I am the same way. I protect my children to the point they often got mad at me and despised my decisions. That's why it was so very hard to see my son convicted and handcuffed in a court of law. You see, the young lady lied about where and when this supposed "offense" took place. I KNEW where my son was and that he couldn't have possibly harmed her....he was at work, at a place behind our home. I could literally see his car! Yet, she got away with her lies and law enforcement never checked his alibis. Nor did our defense attorney think it was pertinent to bring alibis in his defense because she felt the jury would see through the young lady's lies. You asked a question, " What has this world come to when we worry more about the rights of our criminals then protecting our kids?" that I would like to answer. I am concerned for our nation's children. ALL of them for many reasons. Yes, I don't want harm done to a child any more than you do. Do you realize that 39.6% of all sexual crimes reported are accusing perpetrators who are under the age of 18? (10% of those are under the age of 12) Do you realize that more children are neglected, murdered and abused in any given year than they are molested? WE could safe our children from prosecution, neglect, murder AND abuse with the monies that are wasted on the registry. It's called education and family support. THAT's where our time, money and resources need to be spent. Again, your opinions matter to me. Together, we can all make a difference.
Storm forecast for Sunday night, Monday.
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:03 pm
I'm a little confused by this statement "The forecast calls for a mx of rain and snow earlyRead More Sunday evening", is the forecast calling for a matrix algebra interpreter and numerical optimizer for structural equation modeling, an Internet Mail Exchange DNS record, or a share in Magnachip Semiconductor Corp? Got spell-check?
Raul Ortega March 16, 2014 at 08:33 pm
How about a story about the bike lanes coming to King St?Read More http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/03/16/alexandria-to-add-bike-lanes-on-busy-king-street/
Joan March 17, 2014 at 08:33 am
How about next time publishing the story BEFORE the snow instead of during or after?
Powerball Winner: Millionaire Mystery in Fairfax County. Patch file.
Pete Turner March 7, 2014 at 01:18 pm
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flocannon March 7, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Melvin did you win again?
Live updates on Winter Storm Titan. (Patch file photo.)
Mike March 3, 2014 at 11:37 am
Grabs popcorn and waits for the people to start whining and crying about snow removal again...
sre March 4, 2014 at 09:38 am
When the snow starts faling it seems that people lay around and wait for VDOT to remove the snowRead More when in theory you should be off the roads
D N March 4, 2014 at 09:57 am
This winter storm has absolutely no name associated with it. The for-profit Weather Channel comes upRead More with these ridiculous winter storm names. I'm shocked that a news outlet like Patch would use a name that was assigned by a commercial entity. The National Weather Service - the official source for storm names - DOES NOT assign names to winter storms!