Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary research to …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The following article is based on a Boston Police report and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
An employee of Home Depot in West Roxbury was arrested after allegedly admitting he had stolen approximately $2000 in cash. On April 30, around 12:11 p.m., Giovanni Coley, of 42 Mildred Ave. #1, Mattapan, was arrested and charged with larceny in a building of more than $250, according to a Boston Police report. Boston Police were called to the Home Depot to meet with the District Asset Protection Manager, who told officers the employee, Coley, had admitted to stealing about $2000 in cash. The manager said that since February the store auditing sheets had consistently been showing cash shortages in each of their four self-checkout registers. The suspect, Coley, was the head cashier, and was responsible for replenishing the cash supply to …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The following article is based on Boston Police reports, and where charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
Boston Police arrested a Roslindale man for stealing more than $10,000 worth of Home Depot merchandise while working overnight shifts. On Feb. 22, around 11 p.m., Jermaine Albert Reid, of 27 Bradeen St., Roslindale, was arrested on a warrant for larceny by stealing in a building out of West Roxbury District Court. On Feb. 7 a Boston Police detective met with a Home Depot district asset protection manager about several larcenies that have occurred the past several months by an employee during the overnight shift. A security video clearly showed the suspect removing merchandise, according to a Boston Police report, and a warrant was sought for his arrest. On Feb. 19, the suspect allegedly removed a cart from the store with a generator …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
An alarm around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday morning brought Boston Police to the Home Depot in West Roxbury on the VFW Parkway.
The Home Depot was broken into early Sunday morning, as Boston Police found cash registers open, with loose change left on the floor. On Nov. 11 around 1:45 a.m., an alarm sounded sending Boston Police units to Home Depot to investigate. Officers noticed the employee entrance door appeared to be forced open, according to a Boston Police report. Additional units were requested to clear the building for suspects, and no suspects were found. In the front of the store there were three cash registers left open, with loose change strewn on the floor. An assistant manager informed officers that no cash, except loose change, is left in registers overnight. Detectives responded to the scene to take photos of the scene, and dust for fingerprints.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The following information is provided by the Boston Police Department, and where charges are mentioned it does not indicate a conviction.
Undercover Boston Police arrested a Norwood man for allegedly distributing prescription medication in the Home Depot parking lot in West Roxbury. One Nov. 7 around 4:57 p.m., Alain Barbara, of 565 Pleasant St., Norwood, was arrested and charged with distribution of a class C drug, Adderall. Members of the Boston Police District E-5/E-18 Drug Control Unit in the Home Depot parking lot, a known place for drug transactions, according to a Boston Police report. Police saw one vehicle parked in the farthest spot from the store when there were plenty of other spots closer to the store. After several minutes another vehicle came, and one driver got into the other's vehicle. Believing they were seeing a drug deal, police approached the vehicle…
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Make some plans soon for your Labor Day Weekend.
Talk about a spectrum of events to go to this weekend! You could get a tattoo, learn how to update the interior of your home, take in some jazz, enjoy a Latin dance party and rock out at trivia, if you manage your time well. 10th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention The 10th Annual Boston Tattoo Convention takes place at the Boston Back Bay Sheraton Hotel from Friday through Monday, Sept. 2 to 5. This is the chance to get the tattoo you always wanted. There will be art galleries, collaborative painting, tattoo artists from around the world, performances and educational seminars. The schedule is: Friday, Sept. 2, 4 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Sept. 3, noon to midnight Sunday, Sept. 4, noon to midnight Monday, Sept. 5, noon to 9 p.m. Discover …