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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...
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Last Post: Sep 13, 2019 7:31pm
by Poll Time
Mayoral Press Meet Press Proponents
From Patch: "Melrose on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall for a special Mayoral Forum. This will be an opportunity for the public to hear live from the five Mayoral candidates concerning a range of issues before the first e...
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2019 8:07am
by No Journalists i...
The Fractured Relationship At Core Of Brazil St. Impasse
In-Post Brazil Street Melrose, such an alliance is almost impossible to imagine. Mayor Gail Infurna once backed Shawn MacMaster to replace her on the board. Now she can't get him to return her calls.
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2019 7:19pm
by News Nancy
Beware of the 60 ish Year Old, Medium Height Man Who is seen moving Shaws grocery trolley
Hey guys, there is this old thin man in his 60's who probably lives on West Wyoming Avenue but is seen walking on Willow St, Corey St and W.Forester street pushing Shaw carts. He is a violent alcoholic. If you see him walk away. This man will scream at you, chase & h...
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2019 11:02pm
by Safe Streets
Residents Pack City Hall, Vent After Brazil St., Sewage Back Up Melrose, Ma- A Standing Room Only.
Crowd in City Hall...For Mayor Gail InFluma's to answer to the Board-and it did but-the residents of Melrose First City Amits Gliches In Our System Regarding Brazil St.
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Last Post: Jul 24, 2019 1:17pm
by intern
Mayors Race
Great twist in Melrose's first contested Mayors race since the charter reform. September primary where the top two vote getters run off in November for the position. When Dolan ran in a 5 person race it was pre charter reform. All 5 were on the November ballot and th...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 2:47pm
by Mayoral Handicap...
PDR is not the model of fiscal accountability
The City Auditor and CFO would both have you believe their tall, sanctimonious tales of fiscal accountability, always quick to wave Standard and Poors around or anything else that sounds officious. All the hype around so-called free cash is misleading in a major w...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 10:19am
by Paying Attention
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?
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Last Post: Apr 12, 2019 7:02am
by Watchet
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...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 6:37am
by Letter to Editor
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...
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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...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:27am
by Fire and Police
“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...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 9:30pm
by Records
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...
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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...
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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...
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Last Post: Mar 26, 2019 5:18pm
by Cut some of this
Recession
Today’s Economic News is Concerning. Google “inverted yield curve signals recession”. Voting NO on the Override!
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2019 5:17pm
by Recession
Flourishing Schools
Melorse schools are flourishing.. I didn’t say it the superintendent of Melrose did more than once!!! Why would we need an override? Vote no
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Last Post: Feb 28, 2019 8:08pm
by Melrose
Time for some real talk
I would encourage everyone in the Melrose Cares community to attend the Real Talk: Override discussion panel tomorrow (Thursday) night, 7PM at the Melrose High School Learning Commons. Show up, ask questions and let your voices be heard!
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2019 4:20pm
by Let's go Melros...
Lemmerman Dark Side.
How JL could elevate “The Felon” to the status of Brodeur and Lewis is surprising. Excited to see that she was hosting a conversation with our State Senator and State Representative. We were leaning toward a YES Vote and intended to go to this gathering....
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2019 2:18pm
by Lemmerman Dark S...
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...
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 12:46pm
by Okay to Vote No
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...
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Last Post: Dec 28, 2018 9:53pm
by Unbelievable
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...
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Last Post: Dec 20, 2018 9:58pm
by VOTE NO
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...
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Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 8:53pm
by worried
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: 75   Replies: 0
Last Post: Dec 13, 2018 5:58pm
by Challenge
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...
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Last Post: Oct 22, 2018 7:59am
by Melrose Cares
Cemetery scandal
It’s been a year and a half now, with no further information regarding the co-conspirators on this issue. Why is it that no one seems to be further investigating, or worse yet, telling us information they already know?
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Last Post: Jun 9, 2018 1:35pm
by Bruce
LOL
Mortimer Expressing Concern about Ghettos
BOA April 23 on Vimeo roughly 25:00 https://vimeo.com/266225619 A stellar example of Melrose Governance Back up a little and see Wright posturing over those dastardly MBTA liquor ads at the 10-minute mark and then again (after no one could figure out his in...
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Last Post: May 18, 2018 11:49am
by LOL
BOA & SC Lapdogs instead of Watch Dogs. Time for Checks and Balances Again
To date both the BOA and certainly the SC have functioned as lapdogs instead of guard dogs in providing appropriate oversight to those in the Executive branch. It's way past time that both the BOA and SC begin conducting themselves as the Checks and Balances to the E...
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Last Post: Jan 18, 2018 10:30am
by Melrosian
5-1
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
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...
Education Fund
Just received my Excise tax and noticed voluntary contributions to Education Fund. What is this for? Money for schools? I don't ever remember seeing this before !
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Last Post: Feb 18, 2017 6:12pm
by Resident
Baker Veto of State Legislative Raises
I guess the adult in the family stepped up and spanked the kids up at the state house recently - when Gov. Baker finally showed some grit! These people deserve a pay DECREASE not a raise! We should make their job part-time and allowed to work only 6 months a year - t...
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Last Post: Jan 29, 2017 8:59am
by Legislative Rais...
From GateHouse to Outhouse
In a Free Press column last week about the upcoming Trump Inauguration, Peter Chianca, Director of News and Operation for the GateHouse papers north of Boston, could barely contain his disdain for the President-elect. At the Lincoln Memorial he wrote, “you m...
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Last Post: Jan 22, 2017 2:01pm
by Lost Subscriber
lIZARD PEOPLE (leeple)
Citizens I belive that Mayor Robert Dolan is a lizard person DISGUISED as a man and we should all be alarmed for a lerson (lizard person) rules us
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Last Post: Jan 7, 2017 8:30pm
by jeb!!?1!!
Pretend Transparency
Pie chart in the tax bill is colorful but don't expose anything. Open up the checkbook. Publish who gets each check, how much its for and what it was paying. That would be transparency.
Views: 143   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 3, 2017 12:46pm
by Spin City
Fire mans contract
Fred they will send a transponder to your House to put out the fire with GammaRays!
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Last Post: Sep 15, 2016 4:17pm
by Tollcollector
Web Site Back Up
Opps! Forgot to pay the bill!
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Last Post: Jul 7, 2016 9:20am
by patricia wright
Question on Water
There was a big ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday at the Top of the Tank - a new underground reservoir that can provide emergency water to 22 communities (including Stoneham, Winchester, Revere...). It's an impressive accomplishment and facility - however Melrose...
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Last Post: Jun 20, 2016 8:18am
by Curious
Water Commission Contacts
Have a complaint about your water rates ? No need to go to an Aldermen's meeting. In the name of transparency, here are the members of the committee and their email addresses. Chair: John Scenna, Director of Public Works, jscenna@cityofmelrose.org Patrick...
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Last Post: May 4, 2016 2:33pm
by Village Voice
ANOTHER OVERRIDE ? WAKE UP MELROSE
Excerpts from The Atlantic's May issue cover story: "The secret shame of the middle class" by neal gabler "Since 2013, the federal reserve board has conducted a survey to 'monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.' The answer to one question...
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Last Post: May 1, 2016 6:00pm
by Arnold Koch
Coalition Forming for a Better Melrose
There are some community members joining with a couple of our civic leaders to call for action in returning Melrose to a more civil and decent community, where our elected and paid officials will be held accountable. The recent direct abuses of two of our elected off...
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2015 12:02pm
by Take Back Melros...
water
I agree, the water bills are out of sight. How is a senior to keep up with all the increases! And to the person who says "go green"how do you know they don't have a water bucket. Don't make assumptions, this is a tough world and finances make it tougher.
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Last Post: Nov 15, 2015 2:48pm
by resident
Thank you Bob Burgess Editor of the Melrose Weekly News!
Kudos to Bob Burgess of the Melrose Weekly News for devoting an entire page of the paper to the City-wide election results. It's interesting and very telling that Dolan does not have the support he thinks he does. 1861 people left the ballot "blank". That's 22.6 perc...
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Last Post: Nov 10, 2015 8:06am
by patricia wright
road work
When are you going to order repaving of Main St from W wyoming to Pine Banks? Our houses shake and have cracks in the walls from the trucks and the cracks in the street!
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2015 10:46pm
by resident
Bullet Voting
Remember folks the ballot will say "VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN THREE" for the School Committee and "VOTE FOR NOT MORE THAN FOUR" for Alerman-at-Large. However, you don't have to vote for 3 on the SC and 4 At-Large. If you really like a candidate as compared to the others...
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Last Post: Nov 2, 2015 11:09am
by Bullet voting
Where Does Each Candidate for Alderman Stand on the Override?
Does anyone have a list of where each candidate for alderman running in this November's election stands on the override? Information on the school committee contestants would be appreciated too. I posted on the school committee board already but if anyone knows,...
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Last Post: Oct 21, 2015 9:38am
by I Want to Be an ...
False Twitter Account Info Removed
I was informed that there was a string called "Election" with a false Twitter account disparaging Alderman Marybeth McAteer Margolis. It has been removed.
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Last Post: Sep 21, 2015 12:09pm
by patricia wright
MFD
Massachusetts to be the First Sanctuary State?
Although this may not be an immediate city issue, however,if passed, it certainly will financially affects us all. If you can believe it, Democrat Rep. Byron Rushing from Boston, just introduced a bill which would make Massachusetts the first sanctuary state in the n...
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2015 8:50am
by MFD
Parking Bond
Front page of Free Press quotes MBMM being worried about "the costly undertaking" of another taxpayer bond. "Thorough consideration" was never done when GIC was appropriated in secret for BOA members. She must be getting worried that MZ will beat her this time and...
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Last Post: Aug 6, 2015 12:53pm
by Defeat MBMM
Primative Drain Clearing
Faced with major street flooding, most the storm drains are still not opened except for Main St. and some others. It's not surprising wheb you consider that DPW crews are being sent out with long poles to stick them into up to four foot banks probing for the drains...
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Last Post: Mar 5, 2015 12:02pm
by Flood Watcher
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