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WLocal/JSacco: Alderman Peter Mortimer: Serving Out of Dedication for Melrose
Serving out of dedication for Melrose By Peter Mortimer / Melrose Alderman Posted Oct. 24, 2014 @ 8:23 am Based on the article in [this week's] Free Press you may be wondering why I applied for pension benefits, including health insurance, in 2013, if I wanted...
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Last Post: Dec 30, 2014 8:37pm
by names
dolan declares OVERRIDE
Today's Globe North has "Mayor for Life/KING" declaring for the OVERRIDE ! I'm sure the GIC taking Aldermen will support him all the way! Peter Mort is retired and since his family's Health Insurance for life is paid by Melrose taxpayers, he is free to be appointe...
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Last Post: Dec 15, 2014 11:31am
by Put down the cra...
Blowing leaves in Street
Does anybody have an ignorant and arrogant f...... neighbor who blows his leaves in the street so we have to pick them up when they blow down to our lawn? I would love it if somebody smacks him in the head with a rake (plastic of course). Signed Green Thumb
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Last Post: Nov 29, 2014 12:38pm
by Hmmm....
Retirement Board
A "little bird" told me today that the City has been paying three "city employees" (not those of the retirement board staff) out of retirement funds, in an arrangement concocted by Patrick Dello Russo, the City Auditor/CFO, and the Mayor's ex-officio appointee and Ch...
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2014 2:35pm
by WTF?
1) Baker over Coakley by 5 points 2) Brodeur and Clark win comfortably 3) Question 1 - State gas tax remains as is, NO vote prevails 4) Question 2 - Expanded Bottle Bill fails. NO Vote prevails 5) Question 3 - Casino built in Everett. No Vote prevails 6) Questi...
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2014 9:40am
by Political Observ...
Rob RoboCalling for Everett No on Repealing of Casino Law
This is just gross and inappropriate. So what else is new? "paid for by Everett" is the tag line!
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2014 11:34am
by Complete joke
Baker vs Chokley Debate
After watching the debate last night, looks like Baker is a shoe-in for the governorship.
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2014 1:40pm
by Woodstock
Cops are leaving soon
Rumor has it there are several cops looking to leave the fair city of Melrose. what is it? The administration? Not enough details? Dolan?
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2014 10:30am
by Pro
WLocal/JSacco: Alderman Peter Mortimer Explains Retirement Alderman Peter Mortimer explains retirement By Jessica Sacco / Posted Oct. 24, 2014 @ 8:46 am An alderman’s unusual move to hold on to state health care benefits left so...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2014 9:15am
by GIC-takers
Breaking News
Governor Protects his Staff "As he prepares to leave office, Governor Deval Patrick is quietly transferring 500 of his managers into the state public employee union, a move that will qualify them for a series of 3 percent raises and insulate them from firing when...
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2014 1:26pm
by Yugdlo
WickedLocal: Multi-unit buildings request changes to water, sewer rates By Jessica Sacco October 09. 2014 10:07AM Multi-unit buildings request changes to water, sewer rates Representatives from Melrose condominiums and ap...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2014 7:07pm
by Agree
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Last Post: Oct 9, 2014 5:36pm
by Yugdlo
Dolan Wants Taxpayers to Pay for More Political Toys!
I read in the Melrose Weekly News on page 6 an article that Dolan wants to propose buying a purported interactive software that Melrose citizens can use to understand how their tax money is being spent. Dolan is quoted as saying “ I was introduced to the other...
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Last Post: Oct 8, 2014 9:31am
by Skipped the show
Health Reform
Disgusted Oct 2, 2014 - 4:25PM Health Reform Last week, the Mass Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) released its latest report on municipal retiree health insurance. As expected the report finds that the cost of municipal health insurance plans is unsustainable, and as...
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Last Post: Oct 3, 2014 4:34pm
by Disgusted
We need to start thinking about limiting truck traffic along Vinton Street and Warwick Road. I know this is a common shortcut to the fells (and vice versa) but these are still residential and school neighborhoods. The noise and volume of trucks, is just not acceptab...
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Last Post: Oct 1, 2014 3:01pm
by MDC
Mohegan Sun-down
Hey Robbie, I hope you cashed that Mohegan Sun mitigation check! And good luck getting one from Steve Wynn.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2014 9:49pm
by yabo
Election Results
Dolan must be drowning his sorrows tonight.....Martha, Maura, Katherine and Marion.... Year of the woman, Rob !
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2014 9:47pm
by woot
Alcohol Law Changes
Is Dolan's "Drinking Buddy, Joe" ( mentioned on another thread on this board ) the same person who is on the Liquor Commission and whose wife works for the Health Department as the Substance Abuse Coalition staff member? I can't believe this is true! Conflict of i...
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Last Post: Sep 4, 2014 6:17pm
by Willie
Morty Retiring?
According to the City website, Morty is retiring. Retiring from what? The Board of Aldermen? How exactly will this affect his GIC insurance I wonder? Will he be eligible to keep it permanently as a retiree?
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2014 5:40pm
by Out of Control
Outrageous Water Rates
Monica Medeiros is quoted in the Free Press below. She was literally the ONLY alderman to vote against the new tiered system, which actually penalizes those who conserve water and/or who have second water meters. It was a crazy thing that the community basically let...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2014 7:30pm
by Knowledge
TGIF for Carjackers
Had my children locked inside the house all day Friday after receiving a message from Mayor Rob that two men, apparently armed and dangerous, were roaming the city. Suddenly at 5pm I receive another message that Police have done a thorough search of the city and hav...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2014 8:41pm
by What??
What's up at MMTV?
MMTV always replayed the board meetings so viewers could watch when they wanted. My doctor prescribed them for my insomnia and it worked wonders for years. For the last couple weeks they only post a graphic showing the time of the next meeting and aren't replayin...
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Last Post: Aug 27, 2014 1:59pm
by Shakespear Quote...
Smartest Towns in Massachusetts (where is Melrose?) Gee, is anyone surprised that Melrose is not on this list? Not even close! Here instead of smart we have smarta$$es who think that unpacking the...
Views: 580   Replies: 25
Last Post: Aug 14, 2014 4:05pm
by A life Lesson
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