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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: 602   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: 454   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: 180   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: 330   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: 636   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: 300   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: 364   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: 1245   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: 600   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: 179   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: 216   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: 231   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: 1351   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: 902   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: 224   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: 204   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: 169   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 4:22pm
by Professional Pla...
It’s OVER. A BLOW Out
Passes by over 1K votes.
Views: 629   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: 851   Replies: 37
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 1:18pm
by I wish
One Melrose
So on the One Melrose Facebook states vote early or you will be getting a call from us ? How will they know who has voted ? Where will they get this info? This is concerning. Voting is PRIVATE. Could someone chime in please
Views: 292   Replies: 11
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 9:49am
by VOTE NO
Vote
I voted yes but I have never been so ashamed of this city! Yes that includes you too One Melrose actually especially you. I should be happy tonight but I am not. I got to see what Melrose is made up of now and it’s not pretty
Views: 205   Replies: 7
Last Post: Apr 3, 2019 8:30am
by VOTE NO
MCG
Lol the MCG group opened back up to comments 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Views: 181   Replies: 1
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 8:29pm
by VOTE NO
Polling location Observers
Anyone else notice the "Observers" at their polling location. Usually in close proximity to the check out area....I did. In my case the person had a clipboard, and when I gave my name and address, this person wrote something on there pad. I also know this person was...
Views: 284   Replies: 13
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 8:24pm
by Could've
Just the Beginning
This will not be the last big increase in municipal spending. Within a few years the city will need to replace the central fire station and the police station. Because the city has not addressed these needs yet, it will become an emergency situation. By then those f...
Views: 189   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 7:01pm
by Yep
Fire and Police
The Fire and Police do not matter in Melrose. The Fire and Police Stations are a disgrace. The Fire and Police Stations are unsafe. The Fire and Police Stations should be condemned by OSHA. The Fire and Police Stations were put on “file indefinitely̶...
Views: 301   Replies: 14
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 1:28pm
by Willie
DPW has the biggest cuts
If the override fails, here are the published expected budget cuts for the DPW (other cuts include Council on Aging, Mental Health Services, Inspection Services, Public Library, Police Department, Memorial Hall): DPW Cuts: $303,500 Proposed Eliminations: * Sta...
Views: 193   Replies: 11
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 10:19am
by Annoyed
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .Vote ON APRIL 2 2019
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .Vote ON APRIL 2 2019
Views: 117   Replies: 2
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 10:50am
by Willie
Example of a dumb outcome
Here's an example of a dumb outcome: Override fails. Library has to pass on receiving the $7.9 million grant that they were already awarded because they are no longer accredited. We then have to do an override next year anyway (for all the dozens of reasons that a...
Views: 142   Replies: 3
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 10:00am
by Annoyed
We are being misled in Override Debate
Letter to editor, March 18, 2019 Dear Editor, We are being misled on the override. I am writing to alert our community about two instances of deliberate misinformation being spread in our community in the override debate. I respect the informed opinions of my n...
Views: 118   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 6:37am
by Letter to Editor
?!
It has been heard that the Melrose PTO has offered free pizza for any student who votes "Yes" on the override question. Putting aside how insulting and morally corrupt this position is, it is nice to know that votes can be 'bought' this easily. Down the road, when th...
Views: 602   Replies: 31
Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 12:34am
by Ethics
Vote yes for police and fire
Compensation for Melrose fire and police are below what they deserve. Continue to underpay them and we'll get what we deserve. Please vote yes to get started fixing this. Dolan's override attempt was soundly defeated because he didn't specify what the money wo...
Views: 209   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:09pm
by overtime
New and Old and New Overides
I get it Melrose has changed when I was young the old timers in Melrose said the same to me that was almost 45 years ago. Melrose's strength was always that it was a community where blue collar and white collar folks could live together side by side, (we were not Lex...
Views: 400   Replies: 13
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 8:24pm
by voting???
Bullies
So if you don’t agree with the sanctimonious yes crowd you are referred to as a nope a dope and don’t care about the children. I’m disgusting at what has become of this city. Don’t tell me about the no crowd. From where I’m standing it&#...
Views: 235   Replies: 6
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 7:30pm
by Big Edd
Fire and Police
The Fire and Police do not matter in Melrose. The Fire and Police Stations are a disgrace. The Fire and Police Stations are unsafe. The Fire and Police Stations should be condemned by OSHA. The Fire and Police Stations were put on “file indefinitely̶...
Views: 124   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:27am
by Fire and Police
Fire and Police
The Fire and Police do not matter in Melrose. The Fire and Police Stations are a disgrace. The Fire and Police Stations are unsafe. The Fire and Police Stations should be condemned by OSHA. The Fire and Police Stations were put on “file indefinitely̶...
Views: 114   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:27am
by Fire and Police
No
Stolen signs
To the outspoken yes supporter Paul G, who is lumping all No voters into bad people. It was most likely one person who stole yes lawn signs and I’d still rather be lumped with the no people than with the unethical scare tactics of the yes group. I would go as f...
Views: 387   Replies: 32
Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 7:19am
by I Agree Wholhear...
Cialis is better than Viagara
My erections are firmer and last longer with Cialis. I don’t mind spending the extra couple of dollars.
Views: 86   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 31, 2019 9:35pm
by Fossil
Signs
My neighbor and I both had NO signs on front lawn now they are gone. Really !!! You may not like my decision but stop ✋
Views: 114   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 31, 2019 5:08pm
by Quote
“Sunshine Act”
By Jon Couture March 28, 2019 A few days ago, the “Florida Man” challenge swept the Internet. A simple enough concept: Google the phrase “Florida Man” and your birthdate, then tell your friends what ridiculous piece of crime news comes up...
Views: 141   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 9:30pm
by Records
Bewtra Running for Mayor
For Gawd sake! This is ridiculous. Such audacity from someone who is a lousy alderman/gameplayer. Apparently it's going to be a crowded field of such empty suits. Melrose makes me tired with its stupidities!
Views: 424   Replies: 13
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 12:14pm
by true
Override
I'm tired of seeing all the posts on the MCG supporting the override from apparently the only people who truly love Melrose. I have 3 children, 3 loving, caring, smart children ages 20-27, two at home who would be mortified if I posted on the CG so I have to do it an...
Views: 440   Replies: 12
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 8:17am
by Beenhereabit
If your opinion is unpopular, it might be for a good reason.
If most people think you're wrong, there might be something to that. You're probably not a revolutionary free thinker. It might be that you're just a hateful *******. If you decide to double down instead of reflect on yourself, best be prepared for everyone to call y...
Views: 125   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 7:59am
by RE:
The Usual Melrose Solution
According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association’s annual report as reported in the Melrose Weekly News 3/15) , property override attempts are at a 30-year low as cities and towns have roughly doubled their total savings over the past ten years and have tri...
Views: 1404   Replies: 53
Last Post: Mar 28, 2019 10:11pm
by Annual
MCG Comments
The One Melrose Yes folks are so fearful about another blowout loss on the Override, they are allowing “comments” again. Says it all. Voting No!
Views: 159   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 27, 2019 10:30pm
by April 30, 2019.
One Means No Others Welcome in Melrose
Looking at the picture of the BOA Nine online today, and reading the absolutely intolerant and hysterical rantings of the One Melrose crowd is really disturbing. Apparently Melrose no longer welcomes any diversity of opinion, and only pretends to welcome "diversity"...
Views: 393   Replies: 14
Last Post: Mar 27, 2019 10:41am
by Not Me
City Budget
From the Mayor's Blog Inside the Budget Part 9 "Every spring, my office works with all city department heads to develop the upcoming fiscal year’s budget. During that process, the department heads review the prior year’s budget and year-to-date actual...
Views: 160   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 26, 2019 6:55pm
by Cut some of this
General Gov Spending 62% higher than similar towns
Per - Clear Gov - GENERAL GOVERNMENT PER CAPITA $272 62% THAN SIMILAR TOWNS RANKING: 90 out of 337 municipalities https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/middlesex/city/melrose/2017/expenditures/general-government/benchmarking?perperson=true&prefix=$&postfix...
Views: 131   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 26, 2019 5:22pm
by Cut some of this
Benefits and withholding 38% higher than similar towns.
Per - Cleargov - BENEFITS AND WITHHOLDING ITEMS PER CAPITA $639 38% THAN SIMILAR TOWNS RANKING: 57 out of 335 municipalities https://www.cleargov.com/massachusetts/middlesex/city/melrose/2017/expenditures/benefits-and-withholding-items/benchmarking?perperso...
Views: 135   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 26, 2019 5:18pm
by Cut some of this
Lipper-G Is Wrong
K L-G is so full of herself and so dead wrong in her pompous statements. She apparently didn't know during the vote to put the override forward that she was referencing data on the "Visual Budget" that was three years out of date. But she wanted us to be impressed wi...
Views: 179   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 25, 2019 9:45pm
by Lip Service
ONE equals MAGA
"See...no I won’t No, I won’t move on. I live here. My kids go to school here. Just because you don’t want to adequately fund City services that shouldn’t be a reason for me to leave. If you really can’t afford $50/month, go use all tha...
Views: 296   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 25, 2019 7:27pm
by nope
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