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Howard st
Well the roundabout is up and running on Howard. How long till the first accident at this location or the first truck rollover?
Views: 334   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jul 22, 2019 1:04am
by And
Mayor and JLB command residents not to communicate with aldermen/women
How dare JLB or GI or the "Deputy Mayor" (Van Campen) tell residents, as is reported, that they are not to contact their elected representatives on the Board of Aldermen! This, more than anything, speaks volumes about the obstructionist, self-serving administration....
Views: 224   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 8:37pm
by The Big Show
Scenna to Lynnfield
Aaaannnnnd there goes Scenna, off to cohabit with Dolan again. The Bandit and the Snowman - together again. Actually he's one of two to interview, but who do you think will get the job? Another rat leaving the sinking ship.
Views: 128   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:37pm
by M10
Trash talk between communities goes online.
Town rivalries haven't faded away, they've just gone virtual. Melrose, known as a bedroom with rows of restored Victorians, has a message board where anonymous posters rip city officials and one another.
Views: 231   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:35pm
by M10
Private Way vs Public Way
So we bought a home some 30 years ago on a Private Way and sincerely enjoyed the privacy. Since then may homes have and are being built in the area. The City plows our road and other Private Ways in the area. Trash is picked up on a regular schedule. But the roadways...
Views: 293   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:31pm
by M10
Cottage Street
Nothing this city does makes any sense. Who came up with the bright idea to extend the sidewalks way out on both sides of Cottage Street directly across from the Beebe School? This serves no purpose at all other than to restrict traffic, cause problems and WASTE MONE...
Views: 181   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:19pm
by M10
Great city, great country
Let's talk about how great it is where we Live in a place where there are so many qualified (and admittedly some unqualified) people with so much passion and commitment to making our community and country better. We have some excellent candidates coming up, and we sh...
Views: 191   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:25am
by Oldie
Needles
After reading last weeks police log and this weeks there seems to be a lot of hypodermic needles being found and reported. What is going on? This is concerning. With the summer school vacation coming up people need to be aware and make sure kids don’t pick up....
Views: 173   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 17, 2019 6:42pm
by Facts
Deputy Mayor?
When did the cIty of Melrose create a DEPUTY MAYOR position? Shocked to see on WHDH 7 news this morning that the City Solicitor (while speaking about the cIty throwing Brazil Street residents under the bus) that his title was “Deputy Mayor”. What is RVC&...
Views: 220   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 7:57pm
by Homeowners
Rules, Etiquette
Proper usage of the English language would be an excellent baseline expectation. Unfortunately it is not realistic, especially in social media posting and in an age where even education officials often demonstrate poor command of grammar and acceptable punctuation. K...
Views: 57   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 6:59pm
by Geezer
Mayor
Melrose obviously we are in dire need of a STRONG Mayor going forward. Someone who cares about OUR city and OUR residents. . So candidates show me how you will stand up for all of Melrose. I do not think we could(or want ) ever be a sanctuary city when we can’t...
Views: 150   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 7:22am
by Davey
Brazil Street
Feel just awful for the poor people affected on Brazil Street. Nice job, DPW.
Views: 1569   Replies: 58
Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 8:14pm
by Director
Sound Familiar ?
In today's Boston Globe, author Anne Bernays described different characters who cause her to avoid meetings if possible including: The Motormouth - "This person eagerly anticipates the once-a-month meeting as an opportunity to exercise his or her language and. tongu...
Views: 214   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 11:51am
by The Truthsayer
Mayoral election
I am concerned that if Melrose becomes a sanctuary city we will be dealing with more overcrowding in our schools. We can hardly keep up as it is now. This has nothing to do with how I feel about immigration. I feel like we are bursting now.
Views: 389   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jul 8, 2019 10:54pm
by Finances and Aff...
$2,327,694.00 Free Cash to be distributed tonight at BOA mtg
"ORDER-2019-102 : An Appropriation from Free Cash, account number (01-324001), in the amount of $2,327,694.00 to various accounts as set forth herein." http://melrosecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=4036 Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing...
Views: 384   Replies: 14
Last Post: Jul 5, 2019 11:27am
by insider
JE announces campaign tomorrow
We need change in this city. JE is the man for the job. I’m excited.
Views: 132   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 4, 2019 11:24pm
by Holly
Is Melrose a hopeless mess?
From another posting when someone suggesting contacting news outlets. Seriously, why should any news outlet care about truth and accountability Melrose when the locals clearly don't? With all but one of our elected officials, including at the state and federal lev...
Views: 292   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 26, 2019 3:06pm
by Fake as Heck
Upham Street Roadwork bids?
The BOA approved $65K in free cash for road work on Upham Street on Monday. Four days later, they told residents that D&R will begin the work a week later. This is record time in the history of world governments. All contracts over $10K are supposed to be awarded...
Views: 139   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 7:41pm
by Melrose Uncensor...
Five Million Dollar So-Called Error in School Budget Revealed
Did any individual on the BOA even demonstrate a wrinkled brow when Gerry Mroz revealed a week ago that the school administration (aka super and SC, because they act in perfect harmony without a hint of due diligence of actual oversight, now headed by a convicted fel...
Views: 659   Replies: 30
Last Post: Jun 18, 2019 8:56pm
by Oldie
Mayors Race
Great twist in Melrose's first contested Mayors race since the charter reform. September primary where the top two vote getters run off in November for the position. When Dolan ran in a 5 person race it was pre charter reform. All 5 were on the November ballot and th...
Views: 109   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 2:47pm
by Mayoral Handicap...
PDR is not the model of fiscal accountability
The City Auditor and CFO would both have you believe their tall, sanctimonious tales of fiscal accountability, always quick to wave Standard and Poors around or anything else that sounds officious. All the hype around so-called free cash is misleading in a major w...
Views: 67   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 10:19am
by Paying Attention
Multiple Frauds perpetrated by Melrose Officials
BOA June 10 2019 at 00:45 Gerry Mroz speaking about Water&Sewer & $5 million-dollar school administration fraud claiming "school security" expense https://vimeo.com/341482788 30:01 Mr. Pelrine talking about Water & Sewer 35:20 Mr. Mroz talking about Water & Se...
Views: 120   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 13, 2019 10:34pm
by Math Major
The Forbes Fam
The Patch released an article this week about the Bill Forbes Scholarship accepting applications for the 3rd year. The scholarship has already awarded $20,000 to MHS seniors who are members of military families or have been actively involved with the local veteran co...
Views: 416   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jun 8, 2019 2:40pm
by Good stuff!
Peter Mortimer Not Seeking Reelection? Why?
Peter Mortimer isn't seeking reelection. I know he isn't everyone's cup of tea but he was committed to the city. Does anyone know why he is bowing out?
Views: 381   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 4, 2019 9:37pm
by Ted Kenney
MWH
No taxes
I know the Melrose Wakefield Hospital does not pay any taxes , but do they pay water fees ? Also years ago I believe they paid some part of our school nurses salaries then stopped. I think as a community all of our residents and business owners are paying our fair sh...
Views: 177   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 1, 2019 12:00am
by sd
Four Candidates
We now have four candidates officially running for mayor. Will that be it? Or will we see more jump in? One just ****** off her base by cosponsoring the change of the name of the board of alderman. One has been an alderman for about five minutes. One is an alderman w...
Views: 2644   Replies: 71
Last Post: May 29, 2019 5:59pm
by Resident
Ice Cream
I am just curious as to why Honey Dew abruptly closed and now Lisa and her sister in law are reopening as ice cream shop. I thought lease was too long ? It shows on Alderman agenda that they both own shop.
Views: 192   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 21, 2019 3:38pm
by Just wondering
What is your water & sewage bill this quarter?
Hello - I live alone in a condo. My water rater & sewage rate this quarter is $300. The city has been increasing my water usage amount despite the fact that my usage has not increased. I am requesting you to leave your quarterly bill amount & the number of peop...
Views: 330   Replies: 10
Last Post: May 19, 2019 12:05pm
by Hello
water and sewer rates increases
It’s interesting the water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 2019. Four weeks after the special election. Apparently the city doesn’t want residents to be thinking about the increase water& sewer rates.
Views: 822   Replies: 33
Last Post: May 11, 2019 10:16pm
by Prep
Condo Water Bill
Hello everyone, I live in a condominium with submeter. Our condo water & sewage usage gets billed every 3 months. Every quarter my water bill has increased even though I have taken all necessary steps to reduce usage based on previous quarter bills. My average quart...
Views: 289   Replies: 9
Last Post: May 6, 2019 5:36pm
by Outrageous Water...
A few respectfully submitted observations
Hi all, It's obvious that there are several folks on here who are vehemently against the override. I know I'm not likely to be able to change your minds, and I respect your opinions, but I do want to offer a few factual observations that you may not be aware of:...
Views: 473   Replies: 22
Last Post: May 3, 2019 8:14am
by Goodie
On Being Woke
Now that we are past the override, it’s time to look at the future changes that are coming. A big one is the leadership and the changes the election will bring. It’s no secret that Zwirko is looking to be mayor. This has concerned me for a while. I am not...
Views: 541   Replies: 10
Last Post: May 3, 2019 7:32am
by Seriously?
Rules, Etiquette
Proper usage of the English language would be an excellent baseline expectation. Unfortunately it is not realistic, especially in social media posting and in an age where even education officials often demonstrate poor command of grammar and acceptable punctuation....
Views: 368   Replies: 7
Last Post: May 2, 2019 6:53pm
by New Name Same Ga...
plastic use
Melrose has banned plastic bags. How about the next step, Eliminating plastic straws and plastic coffee stirrers and foam cups. These small steps wont save the world but they are a step in the right direction.
Views: 124   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 1, 2019 7:03pm
by 2031
GI
I hope there was no vote to let GI continue for a few months as Mayor. Let’s use this money elsewhere! Does anyone know if it was vetoed ?
Views: 274   Replies: 6
Last Post: Apr 24, 2019 4:54pm
by Nice for What
Name change to city council
I am surprised there has been ZERO talk about this topic, which has now been voted on 3 times in 3 years. Every time this came to a vote --- a female member of the BOA voted against the name change (GI, MBMM, and MM) - this vote was he exception. Last night, several...
Views: 585   Replies: 41
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:58pm
by Melrose Taxpayer...
One Melrose
Wow! If you voted no on this election you better hide! One Melrose wants nothing to do with you. Melrose is NOT one community open to all. I am so disappointed in Melrose. My wonderful city is gone. Arrogant disrespectful. FYI I voted yes and now having second though...
Views: 249   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:53pm
by Zoom
New Electricity Supplier -- Opinions Needed
Melrose is trying the alternate supplier for electricity again. The one that you are automatically part of unless you actively opt out. Last time I opted out immediately but I am interested in people's experiences and opinions to help decide what to do this time....
Views: 311   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:17pm
by Matter
Override Results 🚫 Share Your Thoughts
Voting for the override is over but the Override has just begun. We must stay vigilant to make sure the extra money doesn't disappear into the night 🌙. There will be a delay because the extra money 💰 won't start to roll into the coffers until August. By then, m...
Views: 1098   Replies: 45
Last Post: Apr 13, 2019 9:57pm
by Melrose Melrose
Mayor
So it begins. Interim Mayor does not want term to end when scheduled !
Views: 549   Replies: 16
Last Post: Apr 13, 2019 9:51pm
by It's all a Gam...
Mayor's race!
I wonder how this years mayor's race will shape up. Three people announced so far how many more and where will try the direction of the campaign go?
Views: 113   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 12, 2019 7:02am
by Watchet
Board of Nincompoops
Board of Nincompoops It isn't gender specific. It describes the members and their incompetent focus on anything but the important issues.
Views: 165   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 9, 2019 8:13am
by Willie
It's over
It is GREAT to see the vast majority of the honorable citizens of Melrose repudiate the LIES of the MTA. Who knew that lying to businesses, lying to Steele House residents and proposing not a single alternative solution wouldn’t resonate with the public?...
Views: 178   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 6, 2019 9:34am
by It's all over b...
One Melrose PAC
How long does everybody think it will take One Melrose and the City to push for even more taxes, fees, bonds? Since we all know that One Melrose is now the PAC for the City of Melrose...I will wait for the One Melrose keyboard commandos to start commenting, but maybe...
Views: 236   Replies: 5
Last Post: Apr 5, 2019 5:07pm
by VOTE NO
Senior Work Off
The Interim Mayor stated that senior work off program had no limitations on income. I believe my Uncle was told he made too much money to qualify. Can someone verify this. So in reading this anyone over 60 in Melrose can receive 1,000 off taxes because they “wo...
Views: 696   Replies: 27
Last Post: Apr 5, 2019 9:26am
by VOTE NO
MTA Informational Session Rescheduled?
I wanted to go to the MTA conference a couple weeks ago but when I showed up there was a sign saying “cancelled, will be rescheduled.” I hope it is happening soon as I want I understand more of he truth about the override. Any help?
Views: 174   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 4, 2019 8:16pm
by same with HC
Taxes
The Mayor kept saying seniors can work for a lower tax rate while there is a 40+ waiting list. Wow They need to add more jobs. What about working in the schools doing stuff. How can you advertise this when there are no jobs
Views: 146   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 4, 2019 8:01am
by Oldie
Business Taxes
Upon looking at commercial taxes in the immediate surrounding towns, I found that Melrose has one of the lowest commercial tax rates. The only anomaly is Winchester. Then I asked why? Could it be the influential McLaughlin cartel? Stevens? Or one of thef the other we...
Views: 112   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 4:22pm
by Professional Pla...
It’s OVER. A BLOW Out
Passes by over 1K votes.
Views: 567   Replies: 43
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 1:56pm
by There's a fine ...
Predictions for Outcome of Override
With less than a week until the city goes to the polls to decide the fate of the proposed override.....any realistic predictions on the outcome?
Views: 795   Replies: 37
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 1:18pm
by I wish
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