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Speed enforcement
Can somebody please explain why police in this town are so averse to doing any sort of meaningful speed enforcement? Why do they have such a high tolerance for speeding on local roads? People are fed up with speeding and the police don't seem to care.
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Last Post: Dec 1, 2017 4:13pm
by Respect
Classic election day beat down for the haters on Melrose Messages and their favored candidates. Another gigantic miss by NH resident Bob Snow.
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2017 4:05pm
by noticed
Dems and City Elections
I'm a Democrat. It hurts our party that the Democratic City Committee is endorsing candidates simply because they're registered Democrats. Many of those candidates want to keep in force the existing power structure despite that it's aligned against traditional democr...
Views: 621   Replies: 17
Last Post: Nov 13, 2017 6:32pm
by DNC
November 7 Election...
The Melrose Weekly would not run the following as an oped or letter -- or even as a PAID political ad. Very troubling to have such denial of access to the public. I ask all readers herein to consider the following for November 7. And refer such to family and friends....
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2017 3:29pm
by Election Beat Do...
Election night
Demand a recount! Then will see how close it was.
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Last Post: Nov 8, 2017 11:48am
by 5-1
Obituary: Patricia M. (Shea) Wright
Patricia M. (Shea) Wright 9/23/2017 Patricia M. (Shea) Wright, age 54, of Melrose, formerly of Brighton passed away at home on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Verdun, France on October 26, 1962, she was a loving daughter of Paul V. and Anne Marie (Guille...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2017 7:56pm
by DaughterRemember...
Alderman Mortimer
Hi Folks. In the last few days I have received many comments and input about the Ward 6 Alderman-at-Large race. It is impt for as many facts as possible to not only inform voters of saiient info, but also call our elected officials to task about misrepresentations. F...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2017 6:00pm
by voter
Melrose Dem Party Repeatedly Violates Campaign Laws and Required to Pay Fine
A small but significant example of the contemptuous conduct of the local Dems, especially when it comes to state and federal laws: "Melrosee Dems Rack Up Campaign Finance Violations" Letters from the Office of Campaign Finance reveal illegal fundraising of Melros...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2017 5:07pm
by Jennifer
Wood Buildings
Just saw on the evening news that a 3rd building with thin/cheap lumber frame structures caught on fire. The building looks like the one being constructed on Corey. The Planning Department and Building Inspector should check this site out. Melrose is cutting corne...
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Last Post: Nov 5, 2017 9:07pm
by Bull****
I thought we were not allowed to have political signs on our lawns in Melrose. There are many many signs throughout the city. Also I read that an Alderman is double dipping. How did this happen ? One more question. Do all of the Alderman in Melrose receive healt...
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2017 6:08pm
by wacko
More fake news from Melrose Free Press again
Top fake news article in Melrose Free Press this week: "Melrose Tops Zippia's List of Most Successful Cities in Massachusetts" based primarily on Median Family Income data (who the hell knows who Zippia is any ways??). It turns out the data they used was incorrect...
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Last Post: Oct 26, 2017 9:23pm
by DR Sock
Melrose Dems
Sad to see that the Melrose Democratic City Committee is making the local races blatantly partisan...apparently we're all supposed to go out and vote for Alderman and SC candidates on the basis of who we want to see in Congress in a few years, NOT what is actually go...
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Last Post: Oct 25, 2017 3:39pm
by SC
Medical marijuana
What a weasel/no testicular fortitude move by the BOA amending the zoning so it only allows medical marijuana businesses in Melrose on Rte 99.
Views: 305   Replies: 8
Last Post: Oct 4, 2017 1:35pm
by Resident
MORE's Mission ?
The new group MORE: Melrose Organizes for Real Equality apparently is not "open to all". I tried to access their Facebook page now and it is a closed group. You have to be approved to view it or participate. A neighbor told us that some guy named "Sam" asked if they...
Views: 706   Replies: 7
Last Post: Oct 2, 2017 10:00am
by Forum's Purpose
Plastic Bag Committee
No big surprise that there is now an eliminate the use of plastic bags committee in Melrose. Somehow, the committee couldn't get the 3 stores in Melrose who dispense plastic bags in large quantities to limit their usage, so now Melrose residents get to take care of...
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Last Post: Sep 26, 2017 11:32pm
by Again
Change Name to Board of Fools
Watching the Aldermen's Meeting discussing charter changes. Change the name to Board of Fools. And change the city name to City of Fools, also. That will bring the names in line with reality.
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2017 4:59pm
by cats out of the ...
Consensus on override vote
Whats the general consensus on MM of whether or not this crowd would support an override to upgrade or replace the police and fire facilities in Melrose?
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Last Post: Sep 22, 2017 3:12pm
by Pass
Manisha at The Farmers Market
The Sally Frank Market should be free of formal political campaigning. I read on The Farmer's Market page that "Manisha for Melrose" is listed as the Business Vendor on 10-12. This is inappropriate. BOA at Large Candidate, Manisha Bewtra should do the right thing...
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2017 5:36pm
by Monica
I went on the SFFM website. Updated information has been posted. They announced hosting a Thanksgiving Market in November but not a monthly Winter's Market. "Manisha for Melrose" is still listed as the "Business Vendor" on October 12th. Obviously, she has not asked...
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2017 9:55am
by Melrose Fail
Melrose Needs Credible Thinking Candidates to Pull Papers
Looking at the line-up of SC and BOA candidates to date, it's increasingly clear that Melrose will be no better off with some of the challengers than with the cast of Go-Along-To-Get-Along incumbents, in fact in some cases likely worse. Several have listed their a...
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Last Post: Sep 3, 2017 10:04am
by Messy
BOA Votes to Keep Mayor on SC and other Regressive Actions
Even though it's quite probable that the majority of Melrosians would vote to remove the mayor from the School Committee, only Monica, Scott and Don attempted to move that forward in this week's BOA mtg of which I had the misfortune of watching a re-run (a revolting...
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Last Post: Sep 2, 2017 8:18pm
by Concerned Melros...
Job Coach
Is the Job Coach for Special Needs at the High School a new position? What does this job entail?
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Last Post: Aug 29, 2017 5:50pm
by job coach
Sanctuary City
Does anyone remember who the Aldermen were who voted to declare Melrose a Sanctuary City..even though it was later tabled ?
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2017 10:26pm
by Not so fast
Total Hypocrisy of Melrose So-Called Leaders re Racism
from yesterday's FP article: "Mayor Robert Dolan said direct action is sometimes necessary to oppose the forces of hate, as demonstrators in Boston recently did, vastly outnumbering and out-messaging a small group of white supremacists. He recalled a gathering of neo...
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Last Post: Aug 26, 2017 7:01am
by The Face of Real...
Alderman Name Change STILL Not Dead
The taxpayer-funded Melrose Commission on Women just cannot let this one drop. They continue to post on their Facebook page trying to manufacture outrage over the historical name of the Board of Aldermen. Aside from the irony of this whole non-issue being created by...
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2017 12:30pm
by The Town Crier
Godfather Thief
Will the City of Melrose still pay the pension and health insurance of the Mayor's Godfather Thief, Mike Hughes? He should go to jail. Melrose Patch said he worked with a municipal employee. Who?
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2017 8:03pm
by Boy
Open Meeting Law Violations
Friend told me Zwirko campaigning on his street today. Surprised that he wasn't in Boston at the Peace Rally. Open Meeting Laws were rumored to be violated under his leadership with the City Charter group.
Views: 164   Replies: 1
Last Post: Aug 20, 2017 1:05am
by Resident
Margolis Summer Camp
Looks like the three kids that signed up for MBMM summer camp at Melrose television had a great time. Great use of the money sponged from our cable bills each month that she negotiates with the rest of the hacks.
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2017 2:18pm
by Dolan is Still K...
Candidates Announcing !
Press releases in today's Free Press announcing 2 new women candidates for BOA at Large! Zwirko and Margolis better start writing their concession speeches. I also heard from a friend who lives in Ward 5 that a group of her neighbors are urging a resident in their...
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2017 3:30pm
by Pete
Water Bill
Great letter written by Phil Taymor to the Free Press about our ridiculously high water bills. I read it online Thank you Phil 👏
Views: 464   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jul 29, 2017 10:22pm
by RB
It's long past time to raise the COLA base for Melrose retirees. The current base of $12000 has been in place for over fifteen years. Over 85% of communities have raised their base to $14000, and some have gone to a $16000 base. What would be the impact? The reti...
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Last Post: Jul 29, 2017 4:23pm
by Retiree
Additional driving change?
Apparently there will be a traffic commission meeting on Wednesday 6/21 at 5:30, during which a resident on Bellevue Avenue is requesting a change from current law which allows parking on one side of Bellevue Avenue and not both sides. This section of Bellevue is th...
Views: 659   Replies: 20
Last Post: Jun 30, 2017 11:03am
by M10
LOL Greatest outdoor concert since Woodstock says Dolan
From a Facebook post today: "Music lovers will want to attend a free concert and fireworks display marking the 100th anniversary of the Melrose Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Morelli Field, while sports fans and alums of Melrose High School can begin pl...
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Last Post: Jun 27, 2017 6:42am
by MSO 100th Annive...
Melrose Evangelical Elected and Hired Officials Embarrass Themselves and Our City
Watching the BOA and SC it's clear that Trump has taken his cue from Melrose for how to get regular meetings to turn into prayer/worship sessions, with all the nauseating, praising and gushing the officials (elected and hired) routinely heap on Rob Dolan and themselv...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2017 1:07pm
by DT
Irony Abounds in Mayoral Budget Presentation
In this irony-challenged burb, the mayor brought forth his latest irony-laden rhetoric to win votes in this election year and shut down his perceived haters: "Good evening. Tonight I present the FY 18 City of Melrose budget in the amount of $77,397,009.19. This re...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 4:52pm
by Ward 3 MIA Again
I am not sure where to post this gripe but I will start here. I was desperately trying to find a parking space downtown so I could shop locally. I rode around several times. I am just wondering why the YMCA lot is always empty but you constantly see Y members park...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2017 11:08pm
by Mel
2018 Budget
They had next year's budget meeting last night but they only talked about two things. When do they discuss and vote on each item in the budget?
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Last Post: Jun 7, 2017 3:58pm
by School budget
Missing Meetings Macateer Margolis
Interesting talk with it being an election year at Starbucks this morning. How many meetings have MBMM & GI missed this cycle? In the middle of our water crisis last spring they went to Italy for three weeks. MBMM was on vacation again in December missing meetings...
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Last Post: May 13, 2017 9:53am
by Mental Fitness T...
Jerko Zwirko pulled papers this morning for a BOA seat. He is a true politician who shows up for all the photo ops and events that he thinks will get him attention and votes. He acts like Dolan and Brodeur's lap dogs. He pants, wags and follows them everywhere. He l...
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Last Post: May 3, 2017 8:45pm
by Not so Fast
Hughes and Melrose Retirement Board
Hughes stole $75,000. He abused his position in charge of the cemetery to do it. Was happy to take it. Oops! Got caught. Judge says, "Oh, well, just give back the $75,000 and we're done here." If the Retirement Board lets Hughes take retirement, it confirms th...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2017 10:29pm
by "No Comment"
The Time to Act is NOW!
Anyone with half a brain KNOWS the liberal left is responsible for the override on the current deficit. When you juxtapose the tariff registration fees coupled with the remunerations from '02 you see an unbalanced residual of not only BACK taxes but taxes due lookin...
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Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 12:00pm
by $ean on the Hil...
Melrose City Charter Needs to be Fixed, Meeting Tonight @ 7:30
On the so-called "IQM2 Citizen's Calendar" there is a posting for a meeting tonight about this important issue. ORGANIZATION: Charter Review Committee MEETING DATE: 4/19/17 TIME: 7:30 PM MEETING LOCATION: C...
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2017 10:07am
by Our New Fuhrer
Incriminating photos
I have found incriminating photos of Rob Dolan. I feel that they are so bad, they could cause him to resign.
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2017 9:03am
by Kenny in the Pur...
Better Melrose?
Read the Mayors blog today about Melrose blazing it's own path. Basically it's the Mayor patting himself on the back as usual for the wonderful job he's done since being elected in 2001. My family moved here when I was 12, 32 years ago. I inherited the family home wh...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 1:25pm
by Mass Resident
How Mayor Dolan is Jeopardizing Your Childs Future.
When you woke up this morning, if you're like me, you thought about your kids right off the bat. Where are they, are they safe, are they feeling loved, and what can I do to help them. For my kids: -They're at home -My second amendment right to bear arms keeps them...
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Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 1:16pm
by The Truthsayer
Henry Wallace from 1944
Sadly, there are many posts on this message board that now illustrate too succinctly that the Trump administration has emboldened the voices of locals who are altogether taken with the concepts and methods of actual fascism, though they are also the first to be shock...
Views: 416   Replies: 31
Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 9:38am
by Reminder
Sanctuary Cities and Voter Registration
The whole notion that debate about Immigration Policy = Hate is wrong and insulting. The bigger point is that the Democrat left is trying to equate immigration policy with hate. That's because there are more than 11 million illegals in the U.S., most of whom...
Views: 248   Replies: 9
Last Post: Apr 1, 2017 8:44pm
by Real Facts Redux
Should Melrose be a Sanctuary City?
Is it time for Melrose to join countless other cities throughout the state and declare itself a Sanctuary City for undocumented immigrants? Is it time now to defend these poor and defenseless people against the fascist government now in place in Washington? We can...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2017 4:04pm
by Either
mm poster
Watched some of the Cultural Proficiency workshop last night. The instructor was excellent. However, many of the attendees demonstrated the complete intellectual dishonesty that is running rampant across this country, particularly in Melrose. This is a great city t...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2017 7:19pm
by SU Already
Speed limit
I was traveling down Howard St today and saw the speed machine monitoring the speed I was doing. I was wonderIng if there was a decision on how last years accident happened. I remember they had a reenactment but I don't remember seeing results. Has the speed limit...
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Last Post: Mar 24, 2017 6:53pm
by Nah
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