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Three people wear t-shirts at the rally for Arthur T. at the Market Basket on Main Street in Tewksbury, Mass Monday. There was going to be another rally at headquarters but they were told they would have been arrested for trespassing. The crowd was estimated to be 3,000.

Market Basket to workers: Return Monday or you’re fired.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Market Basket’s leaders are calling for all employees to return to work Aug. 4 or risk being replaced. Many employees of the regional grocery chain have been on an unofficial strike since July 21, refusing to deliver fresh produce to the chain’s 71 stores until the board of directors reinstates ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. “We want Market Basket associates … 9

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here’s a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread. The grilled bread in question, rubbed with garlic, is … 0

Think beyond the slice with refreshing watermelon

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Watermelon is one of those foods you really don’t need to overthink. Slice it. Eat it. Spit out the occasional seed. Done. Trouble is, the sweet, refreshing taste of watermelon is so appealing in summer, I tend to overbuy. And before long I find myself with two or even three massive melons rolling … 0

salad sampler

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What color is your chicken salad? The option-happy dish enjoys year-round rotation but seems to come into its own in warm weather. With the right combination of ingredients – starting, say, with a rotisserie bird – you can … 0

Egg titan, son to plead guilty in food safety case

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A self-made titan in the egg production industry, his son and the Iowa company they ran are expected to plead guilty to federal food safety violations stemming from a 2010 salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands. Austin “Jack” DeCoster … 0

Case of needle burger at Hawaii base nears trial

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A former soldier’s lawsuit alleging he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks is headed to trial. Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a Burger King on the central … 0

Dinner in 25 minutes: One-Pot Pasta

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dinner on autopilot This is a fun way to feed, say, a distracted band of students. A young cook could assemble the ingredients before his or her parents came home from work. You get the picture: so easy it’s almost autopilot. One-Pot Pasta 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 … 0

FDA taking another look at mercury in seafood

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is updating its advice for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency won’t require mercury labels on seafood packages. In a wide-ranging interview, Hamburg … 0

Ardent Mills, biggest flour maker in U.S., now operating

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Ardent Mills, a joint venture by ConAgra Mills, Cargill and CHS, began operating as the nation’s largest flour milling company last week, following approval by the U.S. Justice Department. Ardent Mills, which will be based in the Denver, Colo., area, combines the resources and facilities of ConAgra Mills … 0

Pudding parfaits

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Nilla wafers are still here, but the pudding is a classic cornstarch-thickened milk version with no eggs, and flavored with vanilla two ways. If you’re a cookie lover, feel free to add up to twice as many … 0

Summer farmers markets increase consumer base by exchanging credit, debit, EBT card funds for tokens

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Though the locally grown selection is limited this early in the season, the Concord Farmers Market drew a crowd to Capitol Street on Saturday morning – and instead of paying in cash, many shoppers exchanged wooden tokens for … 7

Be the Change club shares culture, food at Concord High School’s International Night

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Leticia Brascher moved from Brazil to Concord six months ago. And her homemade Brazilian bite-sized desserts were flying off her table yesterday at International Night held at Concord High School. “I made these,” said the freshman, 14, pointing … 0

Chicken tenders even adults will love

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Adults with a soft spot for chicken tenders and with children to cook for might want to double this recipe. The nutty, slightly sweet coating makes the chicken almost irresistible. Make these for nights when a stand-up/on-the-run kind … 0