Thursday, July 31, 2014

Report: Jon Lester Traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes

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"According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes."To read complete WEEI story click here

*Photo courtesy of ESPN.com
*All text WEEI.com

Monday, July 28, 2014

" I Threw it on the Ground" (SNL VIDEO)

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DEAR MARKET BASKET... (The SSP)

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Man Arrested in Connection With Abigail Hernandez Disapearance (ABC NEWS VIDEO)

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Revere, MA Tornado 7/28/14 Aerial Footage (RAW VIDEO)

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Revere Tornado, As It Happened from inside Store (VIDEO)

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Photo Courtesy Braxton Womack via Twitter

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Comic-Con Trailer: The Walking Dead: Season 5

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Fifty Shades Of Grey - Trailer

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Eating Junk Food at the Gym (VIDEO)

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Dog Passes Out from Overwhelming Joy (VIDEO)

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Hillary Duff Shopping on Prince St. Greenwich Village,NYC (PHOTO)

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Freedom Tower from Washington Square Park (PHOTO)

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Mad Max - Comic-Con First Look [HD] (TRAILER) 7/27/14

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Artie T. Makes Offer to Buy Market Basket Outright

KidFrank.com                   "Arthur T. Demoulas on Wednesday said he will make an offer to buy the Market Basket supermarket chain, seeking to regain control of the fractured company and end the decades-long family feud that has exploded into an extraordinary public spectacle this month. Demoulas said in a statement that he and his side of the family will try to buy the 50.5 percent of Market Basket now controlled by opposing relatives who supported his firing last month as president of the company. “We believe that our offer is a very full and fair one and should meet or exceed a seller’s expectations of the value of the company,” the statement said. “We care deeply about Market Basket and all of our associates and we want to work together to return the company to its successful model for serving our loyal customers. Those who received the offer need to consider the matter, so we are not in a position to comment further at this time.” " To continue reading story on BostonGlobe.com click here 


  * All quoted text courtesy of Boston Globe **Photo courtesy of Boston Business Journal

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How Did This Whole Market Basket Fiasco Get Started?

KidFrank.com                   "So back then(1916), a Greek immigrant named Athanasios “Arthur” Demoulas and his wife start a tiny grocery in Lowell selling fresh lamb. American dream, y’all! They do this forever, and being a family business eventually pass it off to two of their sons Telemachus (or Mike, because no one can pronounce Telemachus) and George. The brothers expand the business to a supermarket chain of more than a dozen stores in the 50s and 60s. It’s going well, right? Until George dies of a heart attack on vacation in Greece in 1971. Then sh!t starts getting real."...To continue reading on "The Gloucester Clam" click here

  *All quoted text courtesy of The Gloucester Clam

Market Basket Employees Will Protest at all 71 Stores Today July 22nd (PHOTO)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Arthur T. Demoulas Releases Statement on Recent Market Basket Events

KidFrank.com                   "This is the first time I have commented publicly on the recent events at Market Basket. The success of Market Basket is the result of two things: a business model that works and the execution of it by a dedicated and impassioned team of associates. Their fierce loyalty to the company and its customers has always been deeply valued. In the final analysis, this is not about me. It is about the people who have proven their dedication over many years and should not have lost their jobs because of it. I urge that they be reinstated in the best interest of the company and our customers."
-Arthur T.Demoulas

Eddie Vedder Sings John Lennon's Imagine (VIDEO)

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Eddie Vedder - Imagine (live in Portugal) by sheehanpaul-ie

Employees of Market Basket Store #31 Salem NH Hold Boycott Signs on Rte. 28 (PHOTOS)

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Market Basket Protest 7/21/14 Tewksbury, MA Store #8 (PHOTOS)

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Market Basket Essex St. Lawrence, MA, Have They Taken the Power Back? (PHOTO)

KidFrank.com                   In my travels around to Massachusetts and New Hampshire Market Basket stores over the past week, I have seen many signs supporting Artie T. Demoulas. Also I have seen many signs explaining and apologizing for shelves being bare, but this is the first sign I have seen that prohibits the use of cameras, phones or any recording device.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tom Trainor Statement to Market Basket Associates About Firing 7/20/14

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Market Basket Statement on Mass Firings 7/20/14

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Market Basket Fires Multiple High Ranking Employees Via Courier

KidFrank.com                   "Mass Firings via Courier This afternoon Tom Trainor, Tom Gordon, Steve Paulenka, Jim Lacourse, Joe Schmidt and Mike Kettenbach all received termination letters via courier informing them that they have been terminated from their positions. Others await a similar knock on their door." *Screen Shot from "Save Market Baket" Facebook page

Market Basket Loading Docks Have Been Blocked at Stores (PHOTOS)

KidFrank.com                   Market Basket employees are following through with the threat of stunting deliveries to stores, here two Market Basket trucks sit blocked with signs reading

  "Truck Is Full Do Not Touch Inquire Inside Management"

 KidFrank.com has also learned that loading docks have been filled with carriages, so even if trucks were able to reach the dock they would not be unloaded.

Market Basket Fires Tewksbury Warehouse Supervisor Dean Joyce (PHOTO)

KidFrank.com                   *Photo courtesy of "Save Market Bsket" Facebook page

Hot Air Balloon Crashes into Power Lines, Clinton, MA (VIDEOS)

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Actor James Garner Dead at 86 (VIDEO)

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"James Garner, the wry and handsome leading man who slid seamlessly between television and the movies but was best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files,” was found dead of natural causes in his California home on Saturday night, Officer Alonzo Iniquez of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Associated Press on Sunday. He was 86. Mr. Garner, who smoked for most of his life, even after open-heart surgery in 1988, had suffered a stroke in 2008. Mr. Garner was a genuine star but as an actor something of a paradox: a lantern-jawed, brawny athlete whose physical appeal was both enhanced and undercut by a disarming wit"...To continue reading on NYTimes.com click here

  *All quoted text courtesy of NYTimes.com
**Photo courtesy of PBS.org

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Market Basket CEO's Send Memo to all Employees (LETTER)

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Market Basket Managers have Set 4:30 PM Deadline for Artie T.Demoulas Reinstatement

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From what I can gather right now after talking to many vendors and employee at five Market Baskets in the Merrimack Valley. Most Market Basket managers are meeting right now, and  if Artie T. Demoulas is not reinstated as CEO by 4:30PM today July 17th , the perishables warehouse will shut down, but stores would remain open.

Market Basket Employees Give Board Until Noon Today, July 17th, to Reinstate Ousted CEO

KidFrank.com                   As we reported earlier this week on KidFrank, Market Basket employees are ready to walkout, they have issued an ultimatum to the board of directors of the company. Below is from a "New England Cable News" story published earlier today "

"An ultimatum has been given and workers at "Market Basket" are fighting to bring their old boss back. Employees are demanding that the company's board reinstate ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas...to read the rest of the NECN story click here

*Photo courtesy of Bostonglobe.com

**All quoted text courtesy of NECN, New England Cable News

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Market Basket Store Managers and Corporate Office Employees to Walkout

KidFrank.com                   KidFrank.com has learned from multiple sources that most Market Basket store managers and corporate office employees plan to walk off the job this week in protest. We can't confirm what day it will be, but all signs point to tomorrow morning Monday July 14th. All this comes three weeks after the firing of Arthur T. Demoulas and two other top executives. Market Basket employees are very disapointed and are protesting the new direction the company has taken in hiring two long time grocery executives to lead the company.