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The practice of making the same post in two different strings is both foolish and VERY annoying!

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Geezer
Still not tired of "playing Geezer", you buffoon?
Chill out Geezer, or you’re going to blow your o-ring.

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The administration is scared to death of this site, both now, and in it's prior incarnation. Why else do you think XXXXXX banned access to it, a practice that continues to this day?

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Noah Hano with seven tablets he later donated to local hospitals. –Maddy Allen

Many patients dying of COVID-19 never get to say goodbye.
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In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are not allowing family and friends to visit and comfort their loved ones in their final hours. One volunteer is trying to give families those final moments back — using tablets.

For the last two weeks, Noah Hano has been buying tablets to donate to local hospitals, so that dying coronavirus patients can connect with their families. He has purchased, set up, and delivered roughly 50 tablets to eight hospitals around New England, including Brigham and Women’s in Boston, Mercy Hospital in Springfield, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton.

The idea came from Hano’s friend who works as a nurse practitioner at Beverly Hospital and posted a call for donations of tablets, phones, or anything else that would enable families to communicate with isolated COVID-19 patients. Some doctors and nurses have also called for cell phones and chargers. Hano initially bought seven tablets and set them up with basic video calling platforms, like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. He delivered them to the hospital the next day, and decided to use the momentum he’d already gathered to start a fundraising campaign to purchase and distribute more tablets. Hano’s goal is to raise $30,000.

“People are all alone when they arrive at the emergency room, because there aren’t any visitors allowed in the hospital, and some come with phones that the battery might be dead, or they might not come with a phone at all, especially some of the elderly patients,” said Hano. “There’s no way for families to communicate…[a video call] really is the only way to say goodbye to their loved one.”

Hano says that he’s heard of nurses in some hospitals using their own personal phones to facilitate these goodbye calls. He says this is an imperfect solution, as sharing their personal phones with patients could increase their own risk of infection. Using donated tablets also means that hospitals can conduct some internal operations virtually — for instance, a doctor inside a contaminated zone could use it to consult with a doctor outside the contaminated zone without having to remove or waste personal protective equipment.

Currently, Hano is using the funds from his Facebook campaign to purchase Amazon Fire 7 tablets, which he can get for $49 and set up himself, occasionally with some help from his daughters. He’s ordered over 150 tablets, and has also connected with volunteers in Washington state and New Jersey who are interested in replicating his donation efforts. Hano works as a real estate developer, and he says this is the first time he’s organized a charity campaign like this.

“If we’re going to make it through this, everybody can do something. We’re not powerless,” said Hano. “Whether it’s staying at home and that’s the most important thing, or reaching out to somebody that’s elderly that might be alone — everybody has something to give, and that’s kind of what I’ve learned from this process. And just give it a shot.”

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Never Answered
The administration is scared to death of this site, both now, and in it's prior incarnation. Why else do you think XXXXXX banned access to it, a practice that continues to this day?
Admins can’t help you, bro! Ever heard of Tor? IP addresses for days.

Now, back to my post that was removed by the admins for...uh...speaking the truth?

Laughable that you say the administration is scared of this message board, but you won’t even list their name? Keyboard warrior on an anonymous site and you STILL won’t say the name. This the same vague innuendo always being spread on this board...

Get a different slant.

Yup, I’m back and going no where.

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Tim are you part of the ministration.You"re in for a rude awakening.All this is about understanding what;S GOING ON ...... NO LONGER PARTICIPATING.

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Questions will never be answered.Becaues that might be being honest.It is just an opinion.Maybe it(s all about what happen before the meeting.

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"Taxpayer Expense/Dad", what exactly is your point?

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People Post
There have been ??? total cases of COVID-19 in Melrose.
Thanks for the question! As you can imagine, the situation and data changes quickly. Stay tuned for more updates.

Gail

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Posting the same thing in multiple threads is annoying. Like a child In the backseat that won’t stop repeating the same thing over and over.

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The economy is slowing, the market is in turmoil and heading for a "correction", and some pundits have predicted a slowdown so severe that it threatens recession.

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Cat Cube
The economy is slowing, the market is in turmoil and heading for a "correction", and some pundits have predicted a slowdown so severe that it threatens recession.
Point of correction: we are already well into a recession. Thank God the override passed and we will be able to afford the quality schools this City deserves.

Gail

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Is there enough time to get another override on the ballot in November, just in case the schools need more money?
Aren't all the old people going to get some extra money? They can't complain about not being able to afford it this time!

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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.I shower them with love and kisses everyday
But what can I do to help them? As a parent, what can I do to ensure my child's success and safety in Melrose? What do they NEED from me?There's only one real answer.You all know who I mean.We all elected him in 2019 I'll admit, back then even I was still in the dark about his inner self. Just like all of you, I was dazzled by his newfound success in Melrose politics. I was under his spell.
Little did I know it was dark magic.
His charm.
His quick wit.These are his weapons. He preys on the weak, on the impressionable, and takes advantages of the innate human quality that is compassion. He had me fooled. He has all of you fooled.
It's time to wake up.Mayor is pretentious. He is arrogant. He has taken credit for the success of our great city. He has taken credit for what you all have done for our home. You made Melrose what it is. Do not let him trick you into thinking this was through his doing.Stop letting him fool you.It is up to us.

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Fail Ingurna
Is there enough time to get another override on the ballot in November, just in case the schools need more money?
Aren't all the old people going to get some extra money? They can't complain about not being able to afford it this time!
Great suggestion! I’ll make sure we forward the idea to a committee to look at the Phase II Override this fall. I agree that now is the time!

BTW - I think you may have misspelled my name; also there is a message in another thread that you shouldn’t be posting with someone else’s name. Wouldn’t want you to get in trouble.

Gail

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It was obviously a poor attempt at humor, not an attempt to pretend I was indeed "you" (but you knew that). And OF COURSE I was being facetious, we certainly can't afford another override, for anything, particularly for a school system in free fall!

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Maybe the bigger question is recession going to us city and all us her in melrose and the businesses.

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Grandparents
Maybe the bigger question is recession going to us city and all us her in melrose and the businesses.
Huh? You sound like a mid-80’s Keith Richards.

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How about 1960.

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Straight Answer from the Mayor....Doubtful!!
When is the so-called Mayor ever going to give a straight-forward, honest answer to a question? Instead of the usual political avoid-an-answer-that makes-me-look-bad. So, the questions are: when are you going to get rid of Ruth Clay and the DPW chief? Without the usual skirting the issue language.....you have been in politics a long time Mayor, and your evasiveness shows it!!
The problem with thinking you know more than the experts.

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Is what?

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When is the so-called Mayor ever going to give a straight-forward, honest answer to a question?

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Shawn
When is the so-called Mayor ever going to give a straight-forward, honest answer to a question?
When is yard waste going to be pick up on a regular schedule.

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https://melroserecycles.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/updates-on-yard-waste-pickup/

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Here's is the MA DPH weekly town/city update on COVID-19 cases:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-ma-by-citytown-january-1-2020-april-22-2020-pdf/download

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So to let you all know the field at the High School is closed all others fields here are ??? because of Coronavirus.Thank you Mayor Paul Brodeur are safety comes first

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How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.

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Please explain how people working out in a field or public park or beach is unsafe. What is unsafe is closing fields and parks causing masses to gather in places that are open. Did anyone happen to see the crowd at Breakheart this weekend?

Come on Rose, l’m waiting. Please explain how closing a field increases the public safety

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The crowds at Breakheart are because of all the girls parading around in those disgraceful stretch pants. They’re sinful I tell you!

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It's unsafe if even a few aren't maintaining social distancing, which some of them weren't dear. It's the 5% rule - 5% of people ruin everything for the other 95%. Breakheart is run by the state, as you well know dear.

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I give up

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Mel
How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.
A save a life from coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Melrose .

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Ted Kenney
Mel
How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.
A save a life from coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Melrose .
A whole-of-government approach means not only Federal government—but a true partnership between Federal, state, and local leadership.In coronavirus response.a new layer to the looming crisis facing all.

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Life
Ted Kenney
Mel
How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.
A save a life from coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Melrose .
A whole-of-government approach means not only Federal government—but a true partnership between Federal, state, and local leadership.In coronavirus response.a new layer to the looming crisis facing all.
True partnership is all of us helping each other at this time.It is not easy being home everyday.Many people been followed from the jobs or layoffs. No one wins when you have no jobs are lost. This is about time it something that none of us been through .Yes employment checks don:t cut it.Life changes Go from working everday to no work.Not easy on anybody.

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And here's the weekly Wednesday evening update of COVID-19 data per town/city:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/confirmed-covid-19-cases-in-ma-by-citytown-january-1-2020-april-29-2020/download

And the daily dashboard:

https://www.mass.gov/doc/covid-19-dashboard-april-29-2020/download

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Can someone explain to me why my post was deleted? I guess this message board doesn’t want to have an open dialog. I have heard about this problem previously here. Oh well, I guess I’ll be moving on.

- Mayor

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Just another player.Just a bunch phonies.Talks to help you understand what:s really going on in the world about coronavirus virus.This is not test about life.You all need to wake up.This is Melrose.

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What???? WTF are you talking about? Unbelievable.

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Question for Mayor Brodeur: What are you going to do about the terrible conditions of the roads in Melrose. I bent a rim on my truck this past week and want to know where I can submit for reimbursement of my damages from the City. What the hell is going on with these roads?

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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.I shower them with love and kisses everyday
But what can I do to help them? As a parent, what can I do to ensure my child's success and safety in Melrose? What do they NEED from me?

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To get through the stuck-at-home days of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans have spent significantly more time than usual in front of the TV, gorging on streaming shows, news programs, old sitcoms and video games.

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The Big Show
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.I shower them with love and kisses everyday
But what can I do to help them? As a parent, what can I do to ensure my child's success and safety in Melrose? What do they NEED from me?
This is the same dumb poem you write and post multiple times in the same thread. No one responds because it is uninteresting and half-jibberish.

Clean it up and get a different slant.

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Nobody:s forcing to read this string.Maybe time for you to go to bed to get a good night sleep.

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Sorry about your rim John, our road repair equipment was in Lynnfield that day,but you knew that already,you rascal!!!

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Why didn’t we enact stay at home policies and wear face masks in 2017-2018 when there were 70,000 flu deaths in the United States?

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Apples and oranges, but you know that, just looking for someone like me to call you a koolaid drinking buffoon. But I’m not gonna do it!

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The welfare of humanity is ALWAYS the alibi of tyrants.

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Exactly. Did you know the average age of death from covid-19 in MA is 82. That’s incredible considering the average life expectancy is 80.

98 % of these folks had underlying causes.

It is absurd that we’re destroying the economy and countless lives by blindly following these dimwits.

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Those numbers are crap Mel, of course, which means we probably know what buffoon you're getting them from!

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True partnership is all of us helping each other at this time.It is not easy being home everyday.Many people been followed from the jobs or layoffs. No one wins when you have no jobs are lost. This is about time it something that none of us been through .Yes employment checks don:t cut it.Life changes Go from working everday to no work.Not easy on anybody.Check on your neighbors.Call or text your neighbors.Especially elderly neighbors to make sure they"re doing will. make sure to stay socially connected.Wake around your neighborhood.Develop a support system within your community.Reach out but do it safely.

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Life
Ted Kenney
Mel
How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.
A save a life from coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Melrose .
A whole-of-government approach means not only Federal government—but a true partnership between Federal, state, and local leadership.In coronavirus response.a new layer to the looming crisis facing all.
Where Incredible Friendships Begin.Maybe that walk around the block as you look at all neighbor:s windows.Keeping it positive in the Neighborhood.For some folk"s the Stay At Home order is a long walk around the Neighborhood and the City Melrose.

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