BOSTON (CBS) A well known and popular supermarket chain in New England is having some internal issues. Joe Schmidt is an Operations Supervisor with Market Basket and joins Todd Feinburg for a discussion on what’s going on.
Originally broadcast July 14th, 2014.
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BOSTON (CBS) – Plastic shopping bags are something most shoppers take for granted, but environmentalists have a different view. They believe they often become blight as litter and can harm marine life like dolphins and turtles.
Brookline, Great Barrington, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, and Nantucket have all put municipal bans in place.
State Senator Jamie Eldridge of Acton is proposing a statewide ban be implemented by next year. “We are also wasting a lot of oil because of course plastic bags are made out of oil. Most plastic bags, especially those buried under feet or yards of other waste, are not going to decompose for arguably hundreds of years.”
Shoppers at Kiki’s Kwik Mart in Brighton have mixed opinions about this proposal. One man believes a ban would help the environment.
Another shopper opposes the ban. “Paper is great but it falls apart a lot. You can double bag with the plastic…
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Governor Deval Patrick says he is considering a request from the White House about whether Massachusetts can shelter some of the unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southern border illegally.
“We need to understand the scope of what it is that we are being asked to do, but I can tell you personally that I don’t think as a commonwealth that we can turn away and turn our backs to children who are coming from desperate situations,” Patrick told reporters.
Patrick says similar requests are being made to all states. He did not say when he would make a final decision about how many children the state could shelter.
Governor Patrick says if children are sent to Massachusetts, they will live in secure facilities and wouldn’t be released into neighborhoods.
As of the end of June, a total of 773 minors have been discharged from the Unaccompanied Alien Children program…
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