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Daily Talker: Should School Start Later?

The American Academy of Pediatrics is now urging schools to start the school day at 8:30am or later. Pediatricians say that will give students a better chance of getting the 8 ½ to 9 ½ hours of sleep they need a night.

08/25/2014

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Daily Talker: A Tale Of Two World Leaders

Should President Obama cut his vacation short to return to Washington after the murder of journalist James Foley?

08/21/2014

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Daily Talker: No More Baby Pictures?

Should parents stop posting photos of their babies and young children online?

08/20/2014

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Daily Talker: Should Police Departments Have Access To Military-Style Weapons?

The deadly shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old has sparked more than a week of protests. For the first time, the president is weighing in on the weapons some local police departments are using. And calling for an examination into how federal grant dollars are being used to give some local police departments military-style equipment.

08/19/2014

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Daily Talker: What’s It Going To Take To End This Battle Over Market Basket?

According to the Boston Globe, Governor Patrick held negotiations Sunday night. But so far, there is no end in sight. What’s it going to take to end this battle over Market Basket? What do you think needs to happen now?

08/18/2014

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Daily Talker: Deadline For Protesting Market Basket Employees To Return To Work

Friday is the latest deadline set by Market Basket for employees who walked off the job at the company’s headquarters and warehouse to return to work, or risk losing their jobs. They’ve been protesting for four weeks, demanding the reinstatement of former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

This follows comments from Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday, who spoke with the Board of Directors and with Arthur T, and said both sides are close to reaching a deal. He also said it’s within the power of protesting employees to stabilize the company by going back to work.

08/15/2014

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Daily Talker: Winners Of MassDOT Highway Sign Contest Announced

One Friday morning in May, drivers on metro Boston roads actually noticed the message on the electronic highway signs, when MassDOT poked a little fun at the local accent with the phrase, “Changing lanes? Use ya blinkah!”

It became a social media phenomenon, with people suggesting their own messages on Facebook and Twitter. So state highway officials decided to hold a contest, and give three winners gift cards for gas and service plaza vendors.

The Boston Globe reports the winners of the DOTSpeak Highway Safety Message Contest will be officially announced Thursday,

08/14/2014

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Daily Talker: Man Charged For Driving Maserati Painted Like Police Cruiser

A man from Braintree is in trouble with the law, because police say his Maserati looked too much like a police cruiser.

Braintree Deputy Police Chief Wayne Foster tells the Patriot Ledger the man was pulled over in Braintree Square over the weekend, and has been summoned to court on a charge of impersonating a police officer.

08/13/2014

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Daily Talker: Remembering Robin Williams

The entertainment world, and fans in New England are remembering actor and comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday in an apparent suicide at his home near San Francisco.

Local fans are leaving messages and quotes written in chalk at the bench in Boston Public Garden where Williams’ and Matt Damon’s characters shared a pivotal scene in the movie “Good Will Hunting”.

08/12/2014

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Daily Talker: Fixing The Lack of Parking In South Boston

Parking seems to always be tough to come by in South Boston. During snowstorms, residents sometimes get into fights over cones, chairs or garbage cans used to save shoveled-out parking spaces. On weekends, out-of-towners pour into the neighborhood to visit friends.

Now Boston officials are preparing for a 90-day trial in part of the neighborhood, where resident-only overnight parking would be expanded to seven nights a week, according to the Boston Globe. Currently street parking is restricted to only residents from 6pm to 10pm, Monday through Thursday.

08/11/2014

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