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Kate Lipper Garabedian Runs for Every Opening--Seems to Dislike Being a City Council Person
Kate Lipper Garabedian seems to want off the City Council as she runs for every open seat. How about doing the job you were elected for and stop looking to further your political career. Either serve in the seat you said you wanted to help Melrose or did you mean you...
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Last Post: Nov 16, 2019 7:05pm
by Willie
KLG running for State Rep
Well, well, "breaking news".... Like moths to the flame, they begin the scramble to lay claim to their next political stepping stones... all wanting to be the next Katherine (who thinks--and even had the unmitigated gall to state publicly--that she's the next Teddy K...
Views: 250   Replies: 13
Last Post: Nov 14, 2019 2:01pm
by Icky but underst...
A way forward for new mayor
We can and should hope that Brodeur can demonstrate more class than so many of his classless and sycophantic supporters, and more importantly that he takes to heart the concerns of the 40% of this city's voting taxpayers who did not vote for him, many of whom are not...
Views: 207   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 11, 2019 10:01pm
by Ted kenney Famil...
Cory Thomas
Cory Thomas is the next Ward 7 rep, correct? It was not very gracious for that sidewalks guy to ask for recount. He had this aww shucks, I'm here for people front until push came to shove and 4 votes stood between him and the position.
Views: 301   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 10, 2019 7:00pm
by Concerned Melros...
Holy COW! Why are so many threads being gutted?
Whole threads being deleted? Those threads that remain are disjointed and sound like a one sided conversation. This place is going to hell!! The Old Melrose Messages wouldn’t have stood for this crap! Sad!!
Views: 169   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 10, 2019 8:50am
by Hahahahahahha
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: 575   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 7, 2019 11:37pm
by Small world
PAUL Brodeur congratulations and good luck.Good luck in your new job.Hopefully with all your experien you will make things better for the people here in Melrose.
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2019 8:41pm
by Ted kenney Famil...
Monica thank you for running for mayor
Monica thank you for running for mayor. All of us know you put your heart into it.Thank you the kenney Family.
Views: 113   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 6, 2019 11:46am
by Women ‚ÄúLeader‚...
Ward 1 has spoken (clearly)
Ward 1: John Tramontozzi 829, Alanna Nelson 626 For a 12 year veteran alderman up for re-election, these results speak volumes. It’s either ill feelings and a lack of faith in Tramontozzi or a neutral feeling of his standing. Both views are collectively viewe...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2019 8:36am
by Ward 1 Resident
Trustworthy Medeiros
Monica Medeiros is the only mature, fair-minded voice among the mayoral candidates. The rest all play politics, constantly. Though Alderman Medeiros has an R next to her name, she has never approached local governance as a partisan matter and in fact has always repre...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2019 12:14am
by Paul
Liberals claim this is a non-partisan election but the usual “yay women” crowd would rather vote for an old white liberal man over a woman because she is a conservative once again spotlighting their hypocritical nonsense. In their eyes, women are only suc...
Views: 112   Replies: 4
Last Post: Nov 5, 2019 7:15pm
by Willie
Announcement: meeting on overnight parking ban scheduled
The Traffic Commission has apparently scheduled a meeting for 5:30 p.m. October 22 to consider a request to repeal the overnight parking ban. They haven't announced it yet because they're only required to announce it 48 hours prior to the meeting, but it's been sched...
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 6:19pm
by Concerned Melros...
Go Already
The Illegitimate Mayor is trying to change liquor laws before she leaves office. Go already, Gail. If or when the Liquor laws are changed, they should be done so by the new Mayor and new Council who will be voted into office in two weeks. She was never elected by vot...
Views: 316   Replies: 12
Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 4:47pm
by SC
Illegitimate Farewell
Just read Illegitimate Gail’s Farewell Address. This view of herself and her performance is as nutty as TRUMP’s evaluation of his accomplishments as POTUS. if she believes what was written for her, then Melrose is in worse shape than I realized. More vo...
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Last Post: Nov 1, 2019 10:44pm
by Illegitimate Far...
At-Large Vote
Considering the options for city council at-large candidates on the ballot, the four blank lines will do the best job. They will get my vote.
Views: 150   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 25, 2019 4:39pm
by Jack
Should Ruth Clay Be Fired?
Yes. Immediately.
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Last Post: Oct 20, 2019 11:07am
by Past Tense
Views: 141   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 8:09am
by Jabber
Jennifer Lemmerman sold her house this week and her baby is due any minute. If she is no longer a resident of Melrose is she required to resign immediately? Or does the City Charter allow her to remain as BOA President until January?
Views: 816   Replies: 18
Last Post: Oct 5, 2019 1:29pm
by Jabber
State Races
Sam Hammar plans to run for State Senate against Jason Lewis in 2020. Jen McAndrews will run for State Rep. Paul Brodeur’s seat when he becomes the next Mayor. Women Power!
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2019 1:07am
by Out of Melrose
Mayor- Paul B
Late term abortions? Wow. We will elect someone who won’t protect the future. Unreal!!!
Views: 354   Replies: 12
Last Post: Sep 24, 2019 7:38am
by Concerned Melros...
Speed limit
So if you are traveling on Lynn Fells Pkwy towards Melrose from Stoneham (Grimsby area) there is a speed limit sign before you hit Tremont that reads 35. There is not one speed limit sign next until you reach Bellevue area or more of Lynn Fells There is nothing in fr...
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2019 8:09pm
by M10
Let’s hear them
We are entering the last weekend before the preliminary. Let’s hear your predictions for the outcome. I’ll start, with the easy bet - Brodeur and Medeiros.
Views: 462   Replies: 11
Last Post: Sep 20, 2019 1:01pm
by Geezer
Essex Street Plans
The Carroll project with the merry go round parking device is not the only building planned for Essex Street. Sexton and Donahue and the Vietnamese Cleaners have been kicked out of their rental spaces. The building owner has sold to a developer who plans to demolish...
Views: 569   Replies: 17
Last Post: Sep 19, 2019 3:45pm
by 99
Who we voting for Tuesday and why?Mayor primary
Who we voting for Tuesday and why?Mayor primary on September 17 2019. This will be the first primary we've ever had for Mayor.City of Melrose .
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2019 8:42pm
by mike Delise
Obscure & Irrelevant
What a BEAUTIFUL sight! Just weeks away from an important mayoral primary and barely anyone is posting here. Melrose CARES continues its slide into obscurity and irrelevance. Sorry all 5 people who post the same garbage and non-sequiturs under different names; you...
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Last Post: Sep 18, 2019 9:11am
by Concerned Melros...
no american flag
no american flag on stage last night at the debates for democrats whats that tell you america...disgrace.
Views: 132   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 14, 2019 12:21am
Who are YOU voting for?
Who are you voting for on September 17th? My one vote is going to Monica. I don't think she will become mayor and I don't know that she will get past the primary but I want to support her. The Brodreur vs. Bird competition must be fun to watch. I dislike their...
Views: 125   Replies: 0
Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 7:31pm
by Poll Time
Melrose Nonprofits
"Are nonprofits paying their fair share ? is the title of an article in today's Boston Globe which shows, according to the PILOT Action Group, that less than a quarter of the nonprofits in Boston meet the full payment requests made by the city in lieu of taxes. Which...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 1:05pm
by Water
Health Director & City Solicitor Need to be Fired
Too late to fire DPW head since he's already gone, but not too late to sue the whole lot of them for their obvious negligence and malfeasance! Clay and Van Campen should be fired immediately for the many harms they've inflicted, not only on the Brazil Street resid...
Views: 124   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2019 6:14pm
by Action
I know I would get a lot of negative feedback if I publicly posted this but feel the need to vent. I miss my old Melrose. I miss the simplicity of our City. I know I know we need to grow but do we need 2 or maybe more high rises downtown? We are now Medford, Malden,...
Views: 186   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 12, 2019 11:33am
by 99
Forbes is a rock star
I was one of those people who suffered through the 3 hrs and 45 min of the aldermanic circus last night. I am glad I did, as Alderman Scott Forbes stood tall last night by taking on the plastic straw ban with no fear, torching Ruth Clay for her negligence for her dri...
Views: 724   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 3, 2019 11:29pm
by Veteran neighbor...
MMTV Debate Analysis
Who organized the MMTV Debate Event and Watch Party? Who are the so-called experts? We’re all 5 candidates consulted? Are the analysts going to push their candidates and issues? Monica will be the Repug Paul will be the Career Pol Jackie will be the BFF...
Views: 327   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 3, 2019 7:05pm
by Bobby Sox
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?
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2019 7:11pm
by Thanks Elena
DPW Director
Finally, Infurna has done something I can get behind. Announced today was the hiring of Rick Stinson, former Wakefield DPW Director, as Interim Director. Infurna has also decided to leave the hiring of a permanent Director to the incoming Mayor. This is a good mov...
Views: 421   Replies: 10
Last Post: Aug 23, 2019 2:54pm
by Mel
Mayoral Press Meet Press Proponents
From Patch: "Melrose on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall for a special Mayoral Forum. This will be an opportunity for the public to hear live from the five Mayoral candidates concerning a range of issues before the first e...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2019 8:07am
by No Journalists i...
Brazil Inspections
Just announced. A Special Meeting of the BOA will happen this Thursday night voting to require outside Health Inspections on Brazil Street.
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2019 8:19am
by ray of hope
New drivers
I read with interest an entry in this weeks (8/2/19) Melrose Weekly News that millennial type parent has a daughter that is a new driver and is experiencing the types of drivers that drive around the Commonwealth. Since I got my driver's license many moons ago I have...
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Last Post: Aug 8, 2019 4:17pm
by Come On, Man
The Fractured Relationship At Core Of Brazil St. Impasse
In-Post Brazil Street Melrose, such an alliance is almost impossible to imagine. Mayor Gail Infurna once backed Shawn MacMaster to replace her on the board. Now she can't get him to return her calls.
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2019 7:19pm
by News Nancy
Infurna Is A Disgrace In case there was ever any doubt about the total lack of character of the people running this city, this should clear it up for you. Some scenarios require extraord...
Views: 257   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 3, 2019 1:18pm
by vin malone
JLB and Brazil Street
Did anybody find it odd the way things went down at the Brazil St hearing about JLB. They mentioned her by title. They never mentioned her name. It was clear that she was deeply involved. She was essantially in charge. We now know that, now that GI has told us she wa...
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Last Post: Aug 2, 2019 12:04pm
by Special Meeting ...
Weighty Decision
Infurna wants to hire a permanent DPW Director to replace John Scenna. All 5 Mayoral Candidates should speak in ONE UNIFIED VOICE and stop this ASAP. A new Mayor can begin a search for a DPW Director in early November after he/she is ELECTED by the voters of Melro...
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 10:20pm
by Mayoral Leadersh...
Beware of the 60 ish Year Old, Medium Height Man Who is seen moving Shaws grocery trolley
Hey guys, there is this old thin man in his 60's who probably lives on West Wyoming Avenue but is seen walking on Willow St, Corey St and W.Forester street pushing Shaw carts. He is a violent alcoholic. If you see him walk away. This man will scream at you, chase & h...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2019 11:02pm
by Safe Streets
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: 256   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 5:52pm
by Worried
Residents Pack City Hall, Vent After Brazil St., Sewage Back Up Melrose, Ma- A Standing Room Only.
Crowd in City Hall...For Mayor Gail InFluma's to answer to the Board-and it did but-the residents of Melrose First City Amits Gliches In Our System Regarding Brazil St.
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2019 1:17pm
by intern
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....
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Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 8:37pm
by The Big Show
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.
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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...
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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: 213   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: 218   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:25am
by Oldie
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: 190   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 17, 2019 6:42pm
by Facts
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