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Christine Downing April 19, 2014 at 01:16 pm
The Michael's store in Everett was breached. Calling there gets the manager who refers you to. 617Read More 381 8102 This person will refer you (eventually) to the following website to register your card(s) for free identity protection and credit card monitoring Https://michaels-aronbros.allclearid.com The real answer is for credit card companies to issue cards with embedded chips rather than magnetic stripes. If you feel up to it, call legislators. What is Homeland Security doing spying on us instead of protecting us from things like this? According to the Store, they learned about the breach in January. The Patch could have supplied this website in the article it published yesterday, but didn't. I made about five calls to get this information and still had to press the contact person specifically about ID theft and credit card monitoring to get it. I was told by Michael's that if something happened, they would contact me, that is, if they had my information, like an email address. I was also told, separately, that "The Everett store was impacted." I had to supply the address of the individual store to get that. Where is consumer protection in this picture?
jpf2361 April 19, 2014 at 01:38 pm
It's about FRIGGIN time these retailers are held accountable for the DAMAGES they cause toRead More consumers. I am not talking about the Fed's imposing fines of which we the Consumers don't see a penny of either. Why can't these Companies INVEST IN BETTER TECHNOLOGY TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE? Just saying.
linda pearl April 19, 2014 at 04:27 pm
Why is this trending again, when this took place last year, basically.... Between getting hit atRead More Target and Micheal's, I had to change my debit card twice in a very short period of time.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Coldwater Creek has announced it will be closing later this year. Patch File Photo
J. Parker April 15, 2014 at 03:29 pm
: ( So very disappointing. Seeing all the sales they were offering was a tip. I used to buy fromRead More their catalog years ago and was happy to see them close to home. The young people of today are into styles unappealing to those of us who prefer the classic look, but lately could not find anything that cried "buy me" on the racks. There was a time that their clothes reeked of class......What happened?
steve forte April 16, 2014 at 07:44 am
What happened is even thou people thought nothing of paying $45 - $55 even $100 for a pair of jeansRead More in the 80's they want to buy em for $19 now. Try giving employees health ins when you are making $1 off of a pair of jeans. Good luck with that.
J. Parker April 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm
I totally agree, Steve. Jeans should never have cost that much money in the first place. They areRead More not the nicest looking pants to be wearing everywhere....And with holes in them at that ! Who ever came up with THAT for an "in look"? Some look dirty as well, although I don't recall Coldwater carrying those.
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Peter Anderson April 13, 2014 at 08:30 am
I bought an all electric car. I haven't been to a gas station since Oct. '13.
malcolm nichols April 13, 2014 at 09:01 am
Tyler, you are not worth the time wasted. You can't really believe what you wrote..
Bob April 18, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Tyler - What is the currency used to trade oil futures? The US dollar. When it is weak we pay $100+Read More a barrel of oil. When it is strong, we pay @$60 a barrel. The US administration and fed have way more to do with the price of oil than you know. When they print dollars as they have for the last 5 years, the value goes down. Look at the exchange rates.
Family Dollar Stores plan to reduce its workforce, close stores. Patch File Photo
Karen Walz April 11, 2014 at 01:35 pm
FWIW, I agree!
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 03:52 pm
Paul......So, did you actually read my comment? It's not a junk store. It's sells food, and everydayRead More products. Even pet foods. So, like I said. It must be nice being rich, and not caring where your money goes. That's half the problem with America. People with any kind of money, could give a crap less about the people with not so much money. Yet. When there's an overseas tragedy, you people are right there with your check books to make a donation because it boosts your yuppy ego, and makes you think that your better than everyone else. So answer me a question Paul? When you go into a store and the product that you want to buy is, say, only .99cents? Do you not buy it, because you'd ratehr pay more for it somewhere else? Just to make you feel superior to the other person that pays .99cents for it? Please. You make no sense.
J. Parker April 11, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Oh No ! I hope it won't be the Burlington/Lexington store ! Some fo the household products areRead More brand names and worth the 'dollar'.
Brookstone. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Randomansfield April 4, 2014 at 10:20 pm
Sad story, I got my start at the corporate office back when they were in Nashua. Good company withRead More good people back then. I used to smoke butts in the corner office on weekends when nobody was there and then 'test' the marketing department's massage chair. Ah...the good old days...
Old Pizza April 5, 2014 at 08:58 pm
Never liked Brookstone - nothing but overpriced junky gadgets.
Beth Panashida April 7, 2014 at 07:47 am
Hey Crusty they sols innovative tools and gadgets not junk I hope they survive!
Dunkin' Donuts new PEEPS donut will be coming to stores on March 31. Credit: BuzzFeed.
marie hill March 28, 2014 at 02:25 pm
yes! i'd like to try it. think child would like to receive it.
rpdude March 28, 2014 at 05:33 pm
How can anyone complaine about a peep on a DD donut. They are both classics! I'm sure it'sRead More overpriced but Easter only comes around once a year. There are so many other thing to complain about...let them have this one!
Mary T March 28, 2014 at 06:07 pm
So much tragedy, negativity, sickness and struggles in the world. Nice to see happiness...I loveRead More Dunks and Peeps are adorable..though I don't eat them. Fun! Lighten up folks.
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JohnnyMass March 27, 2014 at 08:49 am
What are the open positions for? I hope not for more of their pain-in-the-rump door-to-doorRead More salespeople who are constantly trying to sell me some sort of upgrade which I don't need! You almost have to threaten to call the police to get them off of your property!
Derek Duchemin March 27, 2014 at 09:11 am
Ha, this is so true.
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John Sabourin March 28, 2014 at 05:13 am
Also my web site you can contact me as well. http://alawyssafety.com/index.html
Prometheus March 28, 2014 at 07:15 am
In the case of an active shooter you had better hope you have an armed employee or a policeRead More officer.....otherwise your procedures and plans will do little.
John Sabourin March 29, 2014 at 09:05 am
I agree with you - it's sad we have to have such emergency plans in our schools, places of work,Read More etc... Talk about a culture change Have a great weekend my friend John
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Michael Bate March 29, 2014 at 10:52 am
In fact we need to stop giving our revenue to highly profitable oil companies (in the form of taxRead More breaks); corporations like Walmart who tell their underpaid employees to get aid from taxpayers; and war profiteers who build weapons that we don't need and that don't work, have huge cost overruns.
deb of see-attleboro March 29, 2014 at 11:31 am
I agree, Michael. I also think an individuals lifestyle choices should not determine taxRead More liability.
Rob C March 29, 2014 at 11:36 am
Michael, how are we giving money away to oil companies if we are “allowing” them to keepRead More what is theirs? We ARE giving money, by the truckload, to green energy companies because they cannot survive on their own. Are you equally upset about that? One technically doesn’t cost us anything the other actually does. For the record I am for rewriting the tax code with zero loopholes and tax breaks allowed for all and I also oppose all corporate welfare. If a company cannot survive without being propped up by government handouts then it should not be in business to start with.
External entrance: Photo credit: Legoland Discovery Center Boston
coldwaterdiver March 14, 2014 at 10:55 am
And to think that could have been an Ikea...
Loralie Brennen March 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm
Legos are coming to Andover. Check out Bricks 4 Kidz. www.bricks4kidz.com/andover and like them onRead More Facebook.
Donal Waide April 2, 2014 at 07:20 am
Loralie, not much good for a Somerville Patch promoting an afterschool program so far North. TheRead More Burlington option would be closer.
Staples announces store closures. Patch File Photo
deb of see-attleboro March 7, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Well, Steve, you missed my point completely. My point was that a smart shopper in a free economyRead More will take his/her business elsewhere and never, EVER forget.
Steve Marino March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
Deb,I know, I just dissected a small part of what you were saying to prove my point from a previousRead More thread. Mike, a very sad time we are living in. I just hate to see the middle class workers suffer these tax increases on business, because we all know that when a company gets hit with tax increases, they usually cut their biggest expense first, which is generally payroll. It's just sad how many middle class workers voted to CRUSH themselves. At some point I hope they understand this, but with all the lies and propaganda being spread by the left wing radical Democratic Party now in control, it's hard to ever get the truth. They just blame it on their "greedy" bosses because this is the bill of goods they are sold. Very sad!
Iron Mike March 7, 2014 at 05:14 pm
In THIS state in particular Steve, too many adults were raised up hearing at the dinner table aboutRead More how 'greedy and mean those Republican fat cats are'. Their parents – mostly just high school grads at best - never figured out where their paychecks came from. Back then they thought FDR was a god. Today their kids & grandkids think Obama is one too. A certain kind of ignorance can be inherited...
A gun group on Facebook.
Gun Rights March 10, 2014 at 08:37 am
Do a search on facebook for the group "guns of mass for sale/trade" very polite group ofRead More individuals
B/STOCK March 10, 2014 at 03:16 pm
Gun Rights: Watch out. You can go blind reading all the MA firearms rules. The two approvedRead More weapons rosters, will drive you crazy too. Some firearms on one roster and not the other. I know of cases where people wanted non-roster firearms transferred and they just had a FFL register the frame with the SN on it. Gun Rights, your are interpreting my post correctly by saying what " CCW holders will often forfeit the battle even though they know they could win". I wish Aspir7n would chime in and personally clarify what is so sad about this. Many unarmed people are just as civilized and under control and will ignore an idiot or incident. I still stand by my original post that armed people are generally more polite. We back off of any situation that could escalate into violence. Gun Rights. As a RI resident I do not think I can loan a pistol to a MA resident or should I say a MA resident cannot be in possession of my pistol. I could be wrong and if so let me know. Not that I would ever do that because it's legal for me to loan my car to anyone but if they get in an accident I will be liable. Same with the firearm. Have a good day all. Spring is coming.
steve forte March 10, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Funny ya mention Mass. I have a customer who is on Nemlec ( aka swat team) He cannot legaly own someRead More guns that any NH res can. Those type of laws are ridiculous.
An rendition of what the Plainridge Park Casino would look like. Photo Credit: Plainridge Park Casino
John February 25, 2014 at 08:18 am
Totally agree with your sentiments, BH. Instead of doing their jobs -- effectively managing theRead More state budget (I know, stop laughing everyone), and rooting out waste, fraud, and corruption at every turn -- the Governor and Democratic-controlled state legislature instead want the easy money, oops, I mean "revenue," that these casinos will (allegedly) pour into the state coffers. Heck, upcoming state budgets are already based on having this casino cash already in hand. That would be like me planning a major purchase today on a bonus I MIGHT receive years down the road. Talk about dumb! If and when casinos do ever get built in this state (remember, folks, this IS Massachusetts, after all) give them just a few years before they all turn into Atlantic City, Part II.
Richard Smith February 25, 2014 at 08:42 am
And in other news, AG Coakley is attempting legislation to forbid casinos from extending credit toRead More people with $800 per month in Social Security and then putting a lien on their homes. That's alright, we'll just put the losers up in public housing. As they say, if you can't spot the pigeon, you're it.
BH February 25, 2014 at 07:46 pm
A bit unrelated and not our problem, but if and when any of these open, it will hurt the CT casinosRead More a bit. They can't be too excited about that (in 15 years when they are finally built)
Dunkin' Donuts has launched customer rewards program. Photo Credit: Dunkin' Donuts
HJ February 13, 2014 at 08:19 pm
I like Tim Horton's too. I used to eat 12 Tim Bits at a time. Washed down with a tasty coffee.Read More
Frosty the Snowman February 14, 2014 at 12:00 am
I hate Dunkin Donut fans. Brand loyalty is fine, but I can't imagine a person who enjoys Coke overRead More Pepsi being as obnoxious as the "GOTTA HAVE MY DUNKS" lemmings.
gerri February 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm
great idea
Home Depot plans to hire 80,000 for its spring selling season. Photo Credit: Home Depot
Steven Sadowski February 17, 2014 at 08:33 pm
The goal of a corporation is to establish a monopoly. In a free market this would be done byRead More providing unparalleled service at unbeatable prices. However we do not have a free market. What remains outside of the govt's administration is partnered with govt. As crony-capitalism. The only true threat to a monopoly is a start-up. I can give you dozens of examples but most recently ADT is losing business to small businesses that offer the same thing w/o the long term contract. There will be an answer to Home Depot but not just because it's made in the USA but because you can get a ton of stuff for remodeling cheaper. If not? Guess what It's Home Depot or Lowes. Maybe there is no mom and pop solution?
steve forte February 18, 2014 at 07:14 am
Well mon and pops are offering a different product. Maybe I shouldn't say a different product , butRead More they are delivering it in a different way. When Im working and I have to run to a hardware store Im already pissed at myself for not having said item in the truck already. Im not looking to drive 5 miles, walk across a huge parking lot then wonder a warehouse for an item. A mom and pop offers me the ability to park next to the door, waltz in , get what I need in under 4 minutes and be on my way. Yes I may have spent $1 or $2 more for said item ,but I will more then make up for it in less lost billable hrs. Same with working around my home. Time I have to do that is limited and I don't want to waste it .
BH February 18, 2014 at 02:46 pm
To each their own Steve. I'm with you, unless I need an array of different products that my localRead More store may not have.
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