From another posting when someone suggesting contacting news outlets. Seriously, why should any news outlet care about truth and accountability Melrose when the locals clearly don't?
With all but one of our elected officials, including at the state and federal level, firmly in the tank with the singular, insulated, bigoted, Undiverse "One" mentality, there is only a handful of citizen activists to fight for truth or anything approaching justice or honest governance. Does anyone actually believe the great Katherine would stand up for actual integrity here, or Paul, or ...? (They've certainly embraced all manner of hypocrisy and phony organizations/values in their local alliances, and they've failed, 100% of the time, to stand up when real issues in real time should have demanded their voice and action. Instead they reliably show up for all the photo ops when it's easy to "stand.") With zero support in the bigger picture, Melrose is getting exactly the governance it deserves, absolutely small-minded and dirty. Patronage and corruption are totally embedded in all aspects of the city now.
Look at all the goody-two-shoes organizations and you will find more of the same, with zero actual integrity and a heap of hypocrisy at every turn. There is zero respect for actual diversity, especially if that must include diversity of opinion. Instead, there is a total lockdown on anything that appears to rock the boat, pathetic little provincial boat that it is.
Cynical, you say? No, actually. Realistic, yes. Still hopeful that there are enough people of actual principles that can prevail in the long haul. But it is a grim landscape here, for sure.
There are certainly people of substance and integrity in Melrose. But they are not in power and their voices are not generally welcome anymore. This is not the case on the national landscape, where there are strong and effective movements that provide solid reason for hope, despite the vile fascists in the WH. Maybe eventually there will be more here with the courage to stand up when it counts locally (and not just for the photo ops and feel-good, hypocritical fakery that poses for social justice here).
The topic of this string is of course a rhetorical question!
I believe PAUL Brodeur there tonight and i was not impressed.Has he forgotten about running for mayor?I was at a public meeting he talked about things that might help melrose funding repairs to the arts.Maybe Paul has to remember just showing up all public events will not you elected as mayor.IT like at picture in the paper.Meeting 6 13 2019.The Poses every candidate has to prove themselves. We have a lot of poser.Have big shoes to fill.The question becomes.WHOS going to work at it hard?
Melrose is slow to develop and behind in all events compared to other cities.
The Poses every candidate has to prove themselves. We have a lot of poser.Have big shoes to fill.The question becomes.WHOSE going to work at it hard?
I agree with @Real News 100% and I would love to meet him or her at a party.
The sewerage on Brazil St is a good example. There should be no question of the city making this right since the DPW said in an early published statement that they did it. Yet those people are left to suffer and pay out of pocket right now. I don't understand not being able to empathize with how this devastation must feel.
Why isn't the free cash being used to make it right? Cancel the slow down signs and the new trees and use this so called found money to help the citizens on Brazil St.