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Don't Use METCO as Budget Scapegoat
This excellent post was on the School side (in response to a very flawed posting by "Real Facts" that suggested METCO creates $800,000+ cost to Melrose--NOT true!), but deserves fuller representation regarding city governance: Dear Real Facts, If you're looking...
Views: 107   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 12:46pm
by Okay to Vote No
One Melrose Trouble
Uncertainty and anxiety is increasing as the Government Shutdown continues with no end in sight. The Stock Market fluctuations, political shenanigans and the manipulation of facts and data by local and national politicians is very worrying for One Melrose. One of the...
Views: 470   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 9:41am
by Curious
Turnoff
The MCG page turned off the Comment section regarding Infurna’s Override speech. Yes is in trouble and nervous.
Views: 187   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 9:00am
by No Comment
State Of The City
Is that what that was? I thought it was about 90% stumping for an override.
Views: 223   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jan 15, 2019 10:19pm
by Say What?
Huge Melrose budget surpluses
Since GI never tells anybody this, so it's important to know that Melrose each year has HUGE budget surpluses. They call it "free cash", but it's really a budget surplus. Here are the surpluses for the past few years: FY18 - $3.5M FY17 - $2.2M FY16 - $4.3M FY15...
Views: 185   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 15, 2019 9:00pm
by Melrose
Sam and Rob
Sam Hammar and Rob Dolan teamed up to host college kids for an Override Forum. Dolan surfacing to promote One Melrose, YES is interesting. The details of his disgraced exit is widely known and certainly won’t be welcomed by the Lincoln School PTO. Did SH get a...
Views: 767   Replies: 25
Last Post: Jan 14, 2019 6:38pm
by Absolutely
So Much Hypocrisy, No on Override
As a Melrosian who cares about our community, I find the whole override presentation very troubling. It is business as usual for the lifer pols in this town, those who refuse to hold our school administration and school committee accountable for grievous misconduct,...
Views: 1064   Replies: 27
Last Post: Jan 10, 2019 8:01am
by Concerned Melros...
First Poll Results for Melrose Override
Based on a random sample of 1,000 Melrose Residents. Conducted during period from 1/2/2019 through 1/9/2019. Demographics: Homeowners: 752 Renters: 248 (D): 686 (R): 236 (Did not Identify): 78 Aggregated Results: “Yes” - 67.5% “No&#...
Views: 257   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 11:24pm
by Really??
Send this Override Overboard!
There is power in numbers. A group of citizens agreeing to run as a slate for both boards, giving each other the strength and wisdom base (since there is a steep learning curve), would begin to fix things. Melrose does not need more of the current batch of clones....
Views: 636   Replies: 21
Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 9:37pm
by Credibility
WAKE UP GUYS
Wake up guys. If you oppose it and an override passes, who will pay for it ? Mostly wage earners whom are mostly male. They will be the ones to pick up the tab. If you believe it's worthwhile and can afford to pay for it for years to come out of your income, vote Yes.
Views: 201   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jan 8, 2019 12:44pm
by The Outsider
The Truth Really is Stranger Than Fiction
Over the past few days there have been a flood of posts by obvious trolls. They were reported to the admins. Earlier today, posts appeared attributed to the admins saying that the IPs of those trolls had been blocked. After emailing the admins to thank them for...
Views: 133   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 28, 2018 9:53pm
by Unbelievable
Biofreeze
Biofreeze would you like to have an open and public question and answer session on the override.. you say you can afford it and make a front that the rich matter more than we’ll i guess I’m the poor, should my kids be left behind because I’m only ma...
Views: 664   Replies: 21
Last Post: Dec 28, 2018 3:30pm
by Opinion
BIOFREEZE PUBLIC DEBATE
YOU HAVE STATED YOU WOULD ENGAGE IN A PUBLIC DEBATE. THE LIBRAY WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE. WE WILL VIDEO IT, HAVE TH E NEWSPAPERS THERE AND HAVE IT OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY SO WE CAN SHARE DATA AND INFORMATION. PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT TIME YOU ARE AVAILABLE AND LETS SEE IF...
Views: 121   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 20, 2018 9:58pm
by VOTE NO
Medical Worries Costs
Why the “One” Melrose folks couldn’t have waited until after the Holidays to begin their campaign is questionable I was an undecided voter but now have made my decision. This Country and City is in such a mess. Couldn’t we have had a break fr...
Views: 212   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 17, 2018 6:38am
by What It Is
Take Off The Blinders
With a stock market tumbling and a Recession predicted, what part of "We Can't Afford It" don't the Yes folks understand ?
Views: 463   Replies: 20
Last Post: Dec 16, 2018 4:43pm
by Mean and Divisiv...
Globe Warning and Weekly News Missed Opportunity
Don't miss major feature on front page of Globe Local section today 12/16 entitled "Worry Mounts Aa Property Taxes Rise" about the impact on senior citizens and those on fixed income. Also, wouldn't it have been interesting if the reporter who wrote the photo/articl...
Views: 123   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 16, 2018 4:32pm
by Facts and Figure...
What happened?
Why was Melrose Messages not working for 3 months?
Views: 526   Replies: 15
Last Post: Dec 15, 2018 5:49pm
by Balance
JMA
Inside the Override spin
The latest installment of "Inside the Override" is the purest example to date of how the administration misrepresents data in the hope the electorate is either too dumb or too busy. This time however they have preceded an irrelevant (albeit true) statistic with a pat...
Views: 131   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 14, 2018 6:39pm
by What It Is
Yes Campaign
I am wondering why my questions and information is being blocked or taken down not only by onemelrose.org but by the Mayors blog. I have no specified my vote because I want more information. No one on the yes side or the Mayor seem to care is just say yes or else. Yo...
Views: 143   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 8:53pm
by worried
Taxes
I still am trying to figure out where the $50 a quarter “trash fee” we pay with our water bills is applied to. Does this money just go into water and sewer account or do the actually take money out and allocate to DPW? Is this used to pay for employees, e...
Views: 247   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 7:57pm
by Spread the Word
Mayor
I recently noticed the Mayor campaigning with the Yes voters for the override.. I’m concerned because I send questions and such and she didn’t respond. I am curious will the mayor hear out the skeptics and answer some questions? Maybe we are not opposed t...
Views: 179   Replies: 5
Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 7:49pm
by Spread the Word
Biofreeze
Biofreeze would you like to have an open and public question and answer session on the override.. you say you can afford it and make a front that the rich matter more than we’ll i guess I’m the poor, should my kids be left behind because I’m only ma...
Views: 95   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 5:58pm
by Challenge
Tired of the Name Calling
I'm starting to get a little tired of the antics of the "Yes" brigade. For the most part, as soon as they find out someone plans to vote "No", it starts - you don't care about the kids, you're selfish, you're irresponsible, and on and on and on. It sure tells me a lo...
Views: 516   Replies: 22
Last Post: Dec 5, 2018 6:10pm
by Get informed; if...
Departures
The RD and JC story. Exits from City Hall Melrose to Lynnfield and Lincoln Elementary to a Lexington Elementary. Reputations gone. Departures were not just for bigger salaries.
Views: 509   Replies: 8
Last Post: Dec 1, 2018 1:11am
by Get the facts
Economic Worries
The Stock Market is plummeting again today. Trump’s trade wars will continue to blow things up and increase everyone’s economic uncertainty. Many people are already worried and struggling financially. Trump and his band of idiots in Washington will be re...
Views: 699   Replies: 15
Last Post: Nov 29, 2018 6:12pm
by decor
New Fire Chief
Even though I often disagree with Alderman Forbes, especially on some of the positions he has taken vis-a-vie water and Sewer, he is spot on in decrying the process, or lack of process, culminating in the appointment of the new fire chief. I don't know Captain Col...
Views: 1344   Replies: 26
Last Post: Nov 27, 2018 6:53pm
by where is Dolan
Hypocrites
We stand around and we blast the president for sinking the economy or being this or that but the same liberal agenda wants to increase taxes by 600 bucks a year from a bill passed by a mayor not elected by the people. You blame the president of the issues in the cou...
Views: 221   Replies: 2
Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 6:19pm
by Annoying
Random Acts of Kindness
I've seen signs and stickers around supporting Melrose Random Acts of Kindness Day. The slogan, we are Kindness Warriors with a picture of a heart with what looks like a v-jay jay inside of it. How much did all this stuff cost and who paid for it? Who designed the...
Views: 328   Replies: 12
Last Post: Nov 26, 2018 6:32pm
by kindness/respect
Alderman
I applaud Monica Medieros for bringing up some very important questions regarding the override. She obviously has put a lot of thought into this and she has a right to her opinion. We voted for her to look out for us and that is exactly what she is doing. PM was...
Views: 187   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 23, 2018 6:07pm
by Vacation
Globe Local Taxes
Today’s Boston Sunday Globe has an article on page 3 of GLOBE LOCAL. It lists numerous tax hikes voters supported in many places. The amounts of what was requested and how much it costs for ratepayers should be compared to what the Illegitimate One and her ba...
Views: 958   Replies: 36
Last Post: Nov 20, 2018 11:19pm
by Discover
Dumb ass city
Why did we just celebrate Diwali as a city event? It’s a Hindu-therefor religious. At a time when Christianity and Judaism is getting kicked out of government all together, it seems it’s okay to make sure other religions are pushed upon us. When has the c...
Views: 538   Replies: 10
Last Post: Nov 16, 2018 11:05am
by Jesus
Solid Waste tax
Does anyone know exactly what the $50 we are charged with on our outrageous water bill is for? This is additional money we pay for Solid Waste so to me this is a TAX. That is another 200 we pay for in taxes !
Views: 149   Replies: 1
Last Post: Nov 14, 2018 6:21pm
by Willie
Ballot machines
So I’m 5th in line to put my ballot into the machine and it jams. Three election officials crowd around the machine and open it up and take out up to 10 ballots and put them aside. Then they stand around watching us 5 put our ballots into the machine. It jams...
Views: 263   Replies: 5
Last Post: Nov 14, 2018 5:59pm
by DEMS
Override Proposal
So according to Infurna, she is requesting a $5.18 million override, with every dime going to the schools. Does anyone NOT realize that it's NOT a $5.18 million override? It's $5.18 million every year forever. You could save almost that much by simply getting...
Views: 371   Replies: 8
Last Post: Nov 9, 2018 7:54am
by Melrose
Community Conversations
Read in the local newspaper that there will be group discussions on a (Spring 2019) school Override coming soon to the Theatre of The Absurd which Melrose has now become. No, No, No.... Not a cent until Taymore resigns and other City needs are given attention and mon...
Views: 3542   Replies: 80
Last Post: Nov 6, 2018 11:21am
by failing melrose
OVERRIDE SCHEDULED
Specifically, what will this override money be used for?
Views: 605   Replies: 23
Last Post: Nov 5, 2018 8:06pm
by Lincoln school
No override needed
In case you missed the oped in this week's Free Press: In the coming weeks, interim Mayor Gail Infurna and the Board of Aldermen will complete a required cycle toward a fiscal year 2019 operating budget for the city and schools to begin on July 1. The total budget...
Views: 946   Replies: 18
Last Post: Nov 5, 2018 8:12pm
by No Override
Public Safety Building Report
The update Illegitimate Gail released regarding the Public Safety Building Report is a disgrace. Talk about Fake News. One Melrose is nervous because they are realizing that voters care about more than the MPS.
Views: 547   Replies: 15
Last Post: Nov 4, 2018 10:50pm
by Obviously
Pervasive Damage to Open Public Discourse by Melrose Community Page on FB
In such dangerous times it seems especially important to try and shed light on the insidious sources of deepest harm. While the Melrose Community Page (MCP) on Facebook has contributed a great deal when it comes to having a forum for the routine stuff--where to lo...
Views: 172   Replies: 2
Last Post: Oct 31, 2018 9:30am
by parent
One Melrose
During the launch party for ONE MELROSE, there were many different messages from the speakers and the supporters present. All Aldermen will be targeted to publicly support putting the Override on the ballot and committ to campaign for its passage before Thanksgivin...
Views: 187   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 10:52am
by Trumpian Melrose
Patricia Wright and Bob Snow obituaries
Here are the obituaries from two dedicated citizens who worked hard over many years to help Melrose be more honest, more faithful to its citizens: Patricia M. Wright, 54. Obituary, Melrose, MA Patricia M. (Shea) Wright, age 54, of Melrose, formerly of Brighton...
Views: 129   Replies: 0
Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 7:59am
by Melrose Cares
Back Online in honor of Patricia Wright and Bob Snow, May they Rest in Peace
Let's have some civilized and intelligent dialogue in honor of two late citizens who really cared about Melrose!
Views: 131   Replies: 1
Last Post: Oct 20, 2018 11:17pm
by Agreed
Tax Bill
I was shocked when I opened the tax bill for the new year. I haven't lived here for very long, but the tax bill is more than 25% of what it was when I bought. How has it gone up so much in a few short years?
Views: 581   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 13, 2018 7:44pm
by 2 1/2 Will
Forbes for Mayor
Just read the Events and Adventures group. Interesting to read the recent posts encouraging Scott Forbes to run for Mayor. I would vote for Scott. I won't vote for MM, JT or MZ.
Views: 1277   Replies: 30
Last Post: Jul 12, 2018 9:48am
by Yes
Mayor’s Blog
A formal announcement was made days ago about Jackie Lavender Bird being hired to replace Mike Lindstrom. Interesting to note that GI has yet to announce it on her Mayor’s Blog. While a member of the BOA, JLB often voted differently than the rubber stamping G...
Views: 478   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jul 9, 2018 11:06am
by Melrose Resident
The Supremes Union Decision
I am a former member of a public sector union, retired. Above all else, unions exist to ensure workers are treated fairly. The Illinois law the Supremes just struck down forced all public sector employees to pay a fee to the unions, even if they are not union memb...
Views: 319   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 30, 2018 5:48pm
by Really?
Real Community Conversations
MBMM called City Hall furious last week because she was ticketed in front of Melrose television performing her two hour no call no show job where she worked with RD to raise our cable rates to get plush insurance and salary to do no work. She was angry she was ticke...
Views: 242   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 27, 2018 10:57am
by Nope
Infurna and Dolan
Melrose Patch posted photos from last night’s Pride event. The Infurna-Dolan exchange shows that GI must have had some explaining to do! RD looks unhappy! He left a mess and Illegitimate Mayor is in trouble!
Views: 289   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 21, 2018 7:24pm
by Forensic Audit
Mayors office?
Can anyone give me a review of what their experience has been dealing with Mayor Infurna and her office? Just a few words to describe your experience would be helpful. Thx
Views: 373   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 21, 2018 2:53pm
by Dunkin Donuts
Sam Hammar for State Senate
Jason Lewis is being challenged by Women's Commission Chair and Melrose Democratic City Chair, Sam Hammar. She must have big bucks, if she can afford to leave her full time job to run for State Senate. What does her husband do? All the local politicians praise Sena...
Views: 1747   Replies: 36
Last Post: Jun 20, 2018 3:58pm
by Right
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