" It's a tremendous victory for all the cities and towns, and particularly for Danvers who led the charge. "
State Rep. Ted Speliotis, D-Danvers, on the additional money contained in the House version of the state budget to offset the cost of transporting students from homeless families being housed in local motels
" They should be operating by the same rules as real, local employers. "
Beverly's Jon Hurst, president of the Massachusetts Retailers Association, on why Amazon and other online stores should be required to collect a sales tax on goods sold in the Bay State
" I've lived in Peabody a long time and I've never once looked at the monument. "
Downtown resident Barbara Nelson expressing support for a proposal to move the Civil War monument from the middle of Peabody Square to a new park that would be created in front of the courthouse
" It was a unique period of time, since gone with computers, cellphones and the Internet. "
Stephen Mugglebee, recalling life in Beverly in the 1950s. He's compiling a book of recollections by members of the BHS Class of '59.
" There's always a good chance for a good rainstorm. "
Thomas Knowlton, superintendent of the Salem-Beverly Water Supply Board, preferring to take a glass-half-full view of drought conditions in the region
" The act of generating original thought is virtually impossible while you are texting, tweeting and watching TV, especially if you are always doing it at the same time. "
Karen Kaplan of Marblehead, president of Boston's Hill Holliday ad agency, on the hazards of multitasking. She spoke at Salem State University recently as part of the Agganis Forum, sponsored by the Bertolon School of Business.
SClB" (Customer) was sent on his way and advised that Jaho Coffee doesn't want his patronage anymore. He stated he'll go back to Starbucks. "
From a Salem police officer's report after being asked to resolve a dispute over the amount of change a customer was owed
" This is the pinnacle, and the feeling is absolute bliss right now. "
Boxford's Chris Kreider to HockeyEastOnline after his Boston College hockey team won the NCAA Division 1 championship in Tampa last weekend, the third title in five years for the Eagles. He began practicing with the New York Rangers this week.
" Newt Gingrich says he still has a chance. He says people walk up to him all the time and beg him to stay in the presidential race. It's a group of people known as Democrats. "
Late-night comedian Conan O'Brien