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What is the most pressing issue that this community faces...?
..and what action(s) would you like to see taken to address it? This is a question I've been getting a lot of, and of course I have my own opinions..but I'd love to hear from you -the residents of this district. Far too often, politicians use their platform to tel...
Views: 203   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 16, 2020 11:59am
by Willie
Wasn’t there a thread in here about Jason Lewis?
Where did it go? Who finally posted something that the Melrose Cares Admins thought “went too far”? This place is marshmallow soft.
Views: 113   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 13, 2020 10:07am
by Willie
Override waste/theft!
P.T. Barnum once said that there is a SUCKER born every minute. How prophetic he was when considering the fools that voted yes for the override. How many people do you personally know that earn a pension for working only a few hours per MONTH? I recently learned that...
Views: 398   Replies: 15
Last Post: Feb 10, 2020 1:46pm
by Willie
Brandon Reid for State Representative
Good day, my fellow local residents. I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, Brandon Reid, and declare my candidacy in seeking the 32nd Middlesex District State Representative seat. Despite my best efforts, the Secretary of State’s office has disq...
Views: 1084   Replies: 50
Last Post: Feb 5, 2020 5:08pm
by Brandon Reid
Monica wins!!!!!!
Yes!!! Overwhelming support of write in ballots for Monica! Let’s go!!!!
Views: 67   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 5, 2020 12:00pm
by Willie
Election Office Debacle as All Independent Voters Eliminated from Voter List
Major News, MA Secretary of State's Office Confirms: The Melrose Election Office printed the incorrect voter lists for each precinct and failed to include all the unenrolled/independent voters. New lists had to be sent from the state and are only now, over two hou...
Views: 145   Replies: 10
Last Post: Feb 4, 2020 8:47pm
by update
Write in Monica Medeiros for State Rep!
She will run in the general election if she gets 150 write in ballots! She KNOWS how to get it done. Write in “MONICA MEDEIROS, 3 BAY STATE ROAD, APT A, MELROSE, MA”. Don’t put your faith in someone untested in Melrose...vote with your head AND y...
Views: 199   Replies: 11
Last Post: Feb 4, 2020 4:41pm
by Monica!!
A Friendly Reminder
The Melrose Taxpayers Association lied to businesses and residents in the lead up to the Override; they were exposed and soundly repudiated by the electorate. Monica hitched her wagon to the “No’s” and was smoked this past election. Nearly all of th...
Views: 240   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 4, 2020 10:14am
by The Truth
Dems
put my little message up this morning about the dems came home and it was taken down cant find it.did not say anything bad just facts.but the liberals who run this site took it down because i said Mr Trump would win...just a fact.what happened again to freedom of spe...
Views: 125   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 22, 2020 7:03pm
by BOMBED WITH LIVE...
Public Safety Shaft
PB was quoted in today’s Boston Globe regarding his priorities. F..K You to the Police and Fire again and again. The Police and Fire Unions should strike. When is his Public Safety Building Committee meeting? Who will advocate from the City Council?
Views: 349   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jan 20, 2020 8:48pm
by pb
Brazil Street
What’s the latest on Brazil Street, or is that another of those things we’re supposed to ‘forget about’?
Views: 147   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 17, 2020 9:06am
by The Real Truth
Melrose Women Victimized In Scam "Amazon" Call Police Warning residents to be on the look for SCAM
Very dangerous the system is becoming and this is the time of the year.
Views: 141   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 28, 2019 9:59am
by not so merry and...
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: 1110   Replies: 44
Last Post: Dec 21, 2019 12:05am
by Lol
financial picture and an independent audit of our books.
Like our taxpayers, our leaders need a panoramic view before they make decisions that affect individuals so significantly. Financial forecasting in budgeting has been considered a best practice for more than a decade. Melrose can do better. Before any tax increase is...
Views: 211   Replies: 7
Last Post: Dec 18, 2019 2:53pm
by Seriously
financial picture and an independent audit of our books
Like our taxpayers, our leaders need a panoramic view before they make decisions that affect individuals so significantly. Financial forecasting in budgeting has been considered a best practice for more than a decade. Melrose can do better. Our taxpayers deserve an o...
Views: 79   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 15, 2019 6:48am
by Willie
Armed Robberies
So Bob's market was robbed at knife point about two weeks ago, not a mention of it anywhere. Two nights ago, West Wyoming Market, same exact thing. A little over a month ago a guy was robbed on the melrose side of Banks Pl by Oak Grove. How the hell is there no talk...
Views: 381   Replies: 14
Last Post: Dec 14, 2019 5:38pm
by The Big Show
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: 499   Replies: 20
Last Post: Dec 12, 2019 9:31pm
by Reality
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: 470   Replies: 15
Last Post: Dec 5, 2019 8:40pm
by Sweet Thought
New Council Elect New Member as Chair - Really?
Let see if I have this correct - the councilors elected the newest ,member, Jen Grigoraitis, chairperson for the Council for 2020? Needless to say, Jen has zero experience as a Councilor and zero experience on the rules, regulations, and procedures of the Council!...
Views: 176   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 3, 2019 11:40pm
by Just one man
When a Dem does a Trump
Even In our little town we have to bring national political affiliations into it.. you child hating Republicans seems to be the ongoing outcry. From The override to the recent elections but when OBAMA did worse then Trump you did what? NOTHING.. most of you probably...
Views: 294   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 1, 2019 9:49am
by Melrose Cares Ad...
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...
Views: 439   Replies: 15
Last Post: Nov 18, 2019 12:00pm
by Grow up
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: 258   Replies: 6
Last Post: Nov 11, 2019 10:01pm
by Ted kenney Famil...
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: 601   Replies: 11
Last Post: Nov 7, 2019 11:37pm
by Small world
congratulations
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.
Views: 68   Replies: 0
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: 140   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...
Views: 107   Replies: 0
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...
Views: 3188   Replies: 91
Last Post: Nov 6, 2019 12:14am
by Paul
Vote
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: 129   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...
Views: 678   Replies: 44
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: 339   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...
Views: 143   Replies: 0
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: 169   Replies: 3
Last Post: Oct 25, 2019 4:39pm
by Jack
Should Ruth Clay Be Fired?
Yes. Immediately.
Views: 243   Replies: 6
Last Post: Oct 20, 2019 11:07am
by Past Tense
Views: 155   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 15, 2019 8:09am
by Jabber
Lemmerman
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: 836   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!
Views: 360   Replies: 6
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: 368   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...
Views: 260   Replies: 8
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: 478   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: 581   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 .
Views: 468   Replies: 15
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...
Views: 1026   Replies: 46
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: 142   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 14, 2019 12:21am
by BOMBED WITH LIVE...
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: 137   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...
Views: 106   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 1:05pm
by Water
OUT
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: 138   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2019 6:14pm
by Action
Buildings
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: 303   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: 747   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: 342   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?
Views: 702   Replies: 19
Last Post: Aug 25, 2019 7:11pm
by Thanks Elena
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