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Daily Talker: Another Company A “Serious Bidder” For Market Basket Says Report

Another company has come forward as a “serious bidder” for the Market Basket chain, according to a report in this morning’s Boston Globe.

According to people briefed on the negotiations who spoke to the paper, the potential buyer has expressed interest in buying all or part of the 71-store regional chain. The identity of the bidder was not revealed, but sources told the Globe the offer is close in value to the one submitted by ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas.

08/07/2014

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Daily Talker: Court Orders Hull Woman To Stop Feeding Birds

Neighbors of a woman from Hull have won a four-year battle to get her to stop feeding birds.

The town took Gail Kansky to court because of the swarms of sparrows, pigeons, and other birds that surround her bird feeder and her home. It claimed the flocks of birds were causing a health hazard.

08/06/2014

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Daily Talker: Protesting The Market Basket Job Fair

Dozens of workers demanding the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas protested outside a Market Basket warehouse in Andover, during the first day of a three-day job fair held by the company.

The workers greeted any car coming or going with a chorus of jeers, just in case it was a job applicant.

08/05/2014

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Daily Talker: Mother Calls Daughter “Spoiled Brat” Online, Sells Concert Tickets

A North Dakota mother is getting a lot of support, and some criticism, after she tried to teach her 18-year-old daughter a lesson.

Cindy Bjerke says when her daughter’s behavior got worse, she sold her tickets to a Katy Perry concert on an online garage sale page on Facebook.

08/04/2014

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Daily Talker: Battling Market Basket Ads

After the CEO’s of Market Basket ran newspaper ads announcing job fairs next week to replace any workers who refuse to come back to work. loyal customers are responding with an ad of their own with a message for the board of directors.

“It is your customers who bring in the money. It is your customers who are the bottom line,” the customer-bought ad reads in part. It will run in Saturday’s edition of the Lowell Sun.

08/01/2014

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Daily Talker: Do Fines For Unsecured Cargo Need To Be Increased?

The driver of a landscaping truck got a $200 ticket after an ax flew off his truck and crashed through the windshield of another car on I-95 in Topsfield Monday morning.

A retired couple from Rhode Island was not hurt. The ax head came to rest on the dashboard right on front of the female passenger, spraying her with glass.

07/31/2014

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Daily Talker: $40 Million Requested To Renovate Chambers At State House

Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo is defending a plan to spend up to $20 million on upgrades to the House chambers.

“We’ve got a lot of repairs that need to be done, anywhere from the roof to the floor,” DeLeo told the Boston Globe. He also says wiring and flooring issues need to be fixed.

07/30/2014

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Daily Talker: OKCupid Conducts Social Experiment on Users

Another website is telling users it altered the information its users saw as part of a social experiment.

In a blog post, OKCupid announced the results of three experiments it had conducted. In one, profile photos were obscured. In a second, profile text was hidden to see how personality ratings were affected. In a third, it told users they were more or less compatible with someone.

07/29/2014

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Daily Talker: How Will The Market Basket Battle End?

As the battle over Market Basket enters another week, there appears to be no sign of it coming to an end.

Workers are demanding no less than the return of ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, who was fired last month by a board controlled by his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas.

“We have drawn our line in the stand stating that we will work for no other CEO and that other potential buyers should take pause and give serious thought to pulling their offers,” according to a post on the Save Market Basket Facebook page.

07/28/2014

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Daily Talker: Newton Superintendent Fined After Plagiarism Allegations

The school committee in Newton has fined Superintendent David Fleishman one week’s salary because of allegations of plagiarism.

The committee said that during a graduation speech given at Newton South High School last month, five sentences Fleishman used were very similar to ones used by Governor Patrick in a graduation speech he gave at Boston University in May, and Fleishman did not cite the Governor’s speech.

07/25/2014

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