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Mayoral Race
Dear fellow residents, Though this board has been largely silent for some time, we need it now more than ever. There really is no other forum where actual discourse can take place. Let's get to work and talk about what's really at stake here. Melrose has been a...
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Last Post: Sep 25, 2023 9:44pm
by Geezer
Overheard at a bar over the weekend that, a couple of years ago, on a Dui stop a couple of officers didn’t take too kindly to a suspect’s mouthing off… and they later tried to get the person beat up by a citizen they were friends with to send a mess...
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Last Post: Aug 28, 2023 5:32pm
by Get Real
What a hellish mess Melrose is these mornings. Couldn’t get out of the city! Between the train and school on W Wyoming backing up onto Main St. now W Wyoming backs up at JJ’s Thanks to the green arrow coming from Stoneham. 😖 The green isn’t long...
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Last Post: Sep 1, 2023 7:36pm
by Horror show
Ell Pond fiasco
After essentially throwing away the $50K we reportedly spent on it last year (seems almost everything "grew back"), does anyone have any idea what we're spending this year to apparently do the same thing?? Or maybe I'm wrong and there's a new/better plan. Can someon...
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Last Post: Aug 5, 2023 1:39pm
by PB
Why is it that the Melrose police allow the fireworks at Franklin field by a private person to go off after 4th of July? If you try lighting fireworks on 4th of July in your own backyard you would get in trouble. However, they allow a big production down at Franklin...
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Last Post: Jul 9, 2022 9:46pm
by Janet P
Ward 5 Vacancy
BOA decides upon its new member tonight. It will be interesting to see votes/rationales. The meeting packet with public comments is an interesting read.
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2018 8:18pm
by Shocking!
Fire Truck blocking alley
…Anyone explain why there’s a Fire Truck blocking city hall alley? It appears it’s left outside all day??
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Last Post: Jun 1, 2022 2:04pm
by Confused
Halloween Celebrations Canceled in Melrose Schools Melrose
This Is No Trick. Halloween Celebrations Canceled in Melrose Schools Melrose Public Schools Superintendent Julie Kukenberger said the decision was made to promote inclusivity.
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 8:49pm
by Geezer
Parking lot behind Starbucks - a dump!
Who is responsible for the cleanliness of the the parking lot behind Starbucks? Specifically the area between the buildings and the parking spaces, it’s a dump, trash everywhere! Not a good look for any outsiders coming to fancy pants Melrose.
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Last Post: Sep 17, 2021 11:23pm
by Ted Kenney
COVID-19 DELTA Variant
from that again. Today date is September 9 2021 coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Massachusetts, COVID-19 DELTA Variant still most concernig.
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Last Post: Sep 9, 2021 12:13pm
by Soxboy
Why mandate masks in schools?
80% of eligible Melrose residents are vaccinated. Cases remain incredibly low. Why are the schools mandating masks for all students, even vaccinated ones? Mask mandates didn’t stop the pandemic. Why are we continuing to protect those who don’t...
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Last Post: Sep 7, 2021 10:14pm
Melrose residents are vaccinated???
Melrose residents are vaccinated???
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Last Post: Aug 16, 2021 9:33pm
by Mom and Dad
2020 Census Results for Melrose
From data released by the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday. Population was still under 30,000. 2020 2010 Total 29,817 26,983 White 23,736 (79.6%) 24,161 Black 938 (3.1%) 625 Latino 1,353 (4.5%) 663 Asian 2,215 (7.4%) 1,020 AI/AN 17 (0.1%) 11 NH/PI 7 (0.0%)...
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Last Post: Aug 13, 2021 8:54am
by Concerned Melros...
I believe now 12 states require voters to show some form of photo ID
Approximately 13 other states pursuing similar legislation.
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Last Post: Jul 14, 2021 8:44am
by LG
Ask the Mayor!
Fellow Citizens, Ask me any question...we have a lot of time alone so I want to keep the lines of communication open with the People. I know this is a great source of information for many of Melrose, so ask and you shall be answered! - Mayor
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2021 1:48am
by Expiring unemplo...
The lack of Transparency?
Why the lack of transparency? No accountability.Lack of accountability in the workplace often stems from ineffective laedership practices and mindsets and politicians and the real facts of life.Maybe the truth. This is Melrose,
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Last Post: Jun 3, 2021 6:50am
by Just asking
They should go back to having open on-site meetings where the public can show up in great numbers...
They should go back to having open on-site meetings where the public can show up in great numbers....not to do an injustice to free speech.
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Last Post: May 4, 2021 11:03pm
by The Big Show
Montvale St
I just read an article on the Patch about a building proposal for a house on a piece of rock on Montvale St. If the Planning Board lets this one through they should all be asked to resign
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2021 6:49pm
by Geezer
Please Sign Petition Against the Sale and Consumption of Alcohol on Melrose Parkland
To all interested people who wish to sign my petition against the sale & consumption on Parkland as proposed by Order 2021-104, please stop by the park next to the YMCA today or Friday beginning at noontime where I will be located with the petition. Also, feel free t...
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2021 7:43pm
by Concerned Melros...
City Council to Decide Tuesday, April 20th to Allow Sale & Consumption of Alcohol on City Parks
The City Council at their Tuesday, April 2oth meeting at 7:45PM will vote on Order 2021-104, which will delete the Ordinance section 172-2, which does not allow sale or consumption of alcohol on Parkland in Melrose. I need your help in defeating this order otherwi...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2021 3:14pm
by Concerned Melros...
What happened to the City Clerk?
Does anyone have insight about the new city clerk? The current one was doing a good job yet she had to reapply for the position and then she and another finalist dropped out of the running before the vote. Why?
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Last Post: Apr 21, 2021 12:10am
by Not Surprised
The Sale of Alcohol on Fairways at Mount Hood Golf Course - A Bad Idea
To the residents of Melrose - I need your help! At a recent Park Commission meeting, the Commissioners are again looking into the possibility of selling alcohol using beverage carts on the fairways on our city-owned golf course at Mount Hood. This presents added safe...
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Last Post: Apr 15, 2021 11:34am
by John from Melros...
All meetings be open to all.Public meetings are held to engage a wide audience in information sharing and discussion ... Public meetings are familiar, established ways for people come together to express their opinions,hear a public speaker or proposed plan,engage in...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2021 6:51am
by John from Melros...
Why the lack of transparency? No accountability.Lack of accountability in the workplace often stems
Why the lack of transparency? No accountability.Lack of accountability in the workplace often stems from ineffective laedership practices and mindsets and politicians and the real facts of life.Maybe the truth.Everday is a new day .Maybe someone will tell us the trut...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2021 6:42pm
by Willie
What's good for my Country, My Family and Money In My Pocket!
The Election is so important to America. The left is trying to erase the 2nd Amendment you need to vote all RED. Do Not Vote Biden/1970 Vote TRUMP/2020 he is the leader that will take US into the 20th century.
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2021 7:33am
by John from Melros...
Health Dept closes salons
"The Health Department is issuing an emergency order shutting down all personal care businesses, including hair salons, barber shops, nail salons, massage and body work, permanent makeup, and lash extensions." Now that's what is called leadership! We knew Ruth and...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2021 2:56pm
by No accountabilit...
Our family is the proverbial egg that we were hatched from. Everything about who we are, both our nature and nurture comes from our family. Often in western society, we stray far from our family and may not talk to them for years at a time. We may feel that we have n...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2021 2:41pm
by Family and Frien...
Saw on Melrose Patch a list of Ma towns and the opioid overdoses compared to previous years. Melrose went from 2 one year then 10 ! MAAV does a great job helping our youth with dating violence but what do we have for drug awareness. This is scary I don’...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2021 2:42pm
by Comedian
2021 Election
Looking forward to the 2021 Melrose election, who’s planning on running for council and school committee?
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Last Post: Mar 14, 2021 7:19am
by John from Melros...
What’s Brodeur’s deal?
Am I the only person in this town who didn’t realize what a left-wing hippie whiner Brodeur is? Has he always been this way? He was a no-name state rep of course who never really did anything but I’ve been really surprised at how far left he leans in a to...
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Last Post: Mar 13, 2021 7:42am
by John from Melros...
VFW sold
Planning and the Mayor. Another Melrose institution lost the Mayor and planning office have worked out a deal for more apartments in town the VFW at the Highland is closing and a five story building with a bar/restaurant is planned on the station side. A former St...
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2021 6:56pm
by Mom and Dad
Why Did The Greatest Quarterback Of All Times Not Wear A Mask???
He knows he needs oxygen, not going to be brainwashed and paranoid, listening to a non politically scientist.
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Last Post: Feb 13, 2021 9:19am
by smart or stupid
Facts is what this man says he does accomplished
The left is trying to shame voters not to vote for the 45th man in power who has just did a great mission.
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Last Post: Nov 3, 2020 11:35am
by Concerned Melros...
Let The People Decide For Themselves....
Not Facebook, Twitter, Silicone Valley, Left, Right, Red, Blue, Media, Melrose Cares, we the people have a mind of our own. I am sure people have now figured out who stared the HATE. I would like to thank, Wolf Blister for going right at NP....a check will soon be co...
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Last Post: Oct 18, 2020 11:13am
by Wake Up People/W...
Ward Hamilton - Defender of the Red Raider Slur
Why aren't the political activists in MORE calling out this guy, Ward Hamilton, who is running for School Committee? Just a couple years ago, he was one of the most strident apologists for the "Red Raider" slur used in the Melrose schools and sports teams. His action...
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2020 8:01pm
by insider
The Hired Help
I'm getting sick of the wealthier residents giving the hired help lunch breaks only to tell them to sit on MY clean doorsteps and eat their spuckie sandwiches and drink their canned root beer only to have them leave the cans and the smelly waxy spuckie wrappers for m...
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Last Post: Oct 24, 2020 6:34pm
by 5-1
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Last Post: Oct 17, 2020 5:53pm
by Melrose Mongoose
Nonsense Removed
Nonsense conspiracy theories and hate speech will be removed, regardless of party or affiliation. Similarly, posts that are simply rehashes of political propaganda will be removed. This is a privately sponsored website for legitimate dialogue about legitimate Melrose...
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Last Post: Oct 7, 2020 11:35am
by Melrose Cares Ad...
FREE Tibet!
Free him NOOOW!!!!
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Last Post: Sep 6, 2020 3:50pm
by Tom
Sanders, AOC and Biden Are Advocating The Quick Sand of Socialism
The convention was basically a "Reunion of the architect's of the Iraq war.
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Last Post: Aug 21, 2020 5:57am
by Geezer
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Last Post: Aug 14, 2020 12:51pm
by Lisa
The former vice-president has a lot going for him...
He also has a lot going against him. In 2016, the self-proclaimed "Democratic socialist" so every vote counts the first Tuesday in November.
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Last Post: Jul 30, 2020 9:48am
by JB
Melrose COVID-19 Testing Extended 7 18 2020
MELROSE, MA - Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 will continue Saturday after hours-long wait times Friday. The testing will be in the same location from 1-6 p.m. If you do come, wear a mask and do not bring any pets. Results are expected within 48 hours.A medical worke...
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Last Post: Jul 20, 2020 9:45pm
by Geezer
Encore North
Encore North Their back The so called Veterans post on Chipman ave is back (again). Managed by non-veterans and a Boston Fed court officer. Sit at the bar get pull tabs from the office or go to the back room for electronic poker machines. Health protocols be dammed...
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Last Post: Jul 16, 2020 5:49pm
by Caveat E
Five Million Dollar So-Called Error in School Budget Revealed
Did any individual on the BOA even demonstrate a wrinkled brow when Gerry Mroz revealed a week ago that the school administration (aka super and SC, because they act in perfect harmony without a hint of due diligence of actual oversight, now headed by a convicted fel...
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Last Post: Jun 18, 2019 8:56pm
by Oldie
Melrose will be a city known as the left
This is a disgrace to the city of Melrose if you was ready to sell your home do it now. The mayor is going to get worst and put this city into a shambolic state.
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2020 2:10pm
by Soxboy
Thank you Melrose Parents!
Could the proud Melrose mom and dad please come forward so we can thank them for giving their teenage son a megaphone? I would like to meet you personally if I could. You must be so proud of your spoiled little brat! He drives around swearing and using racial slurs a...
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Last Post: Jun 28, 2020 10:32pm
by American The Jul...
Protests in Melrose
We need to hope that the planned protest in Melrose will not get out of control. I am concerned for our businesses that have already taken a huge loss through the virus closures. I know that other cities will probably try to be here. What do they not understand that...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2020 8:59pm
by Michael
So the city put word out about a supposed "protest" of yet another black life killed by the police state. But can anyone confirm this protest really existed in the first place? For something nobody seems to have heard of, they called in cops from out of town to provi...
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Last Post: May 31, 2020 4:29pm
by Curious
Reopen Now
The VFW at 14 Chipman ave Melrose has reopened the Bar and is standing up for the rights of all veterans to freely assemble openly challenging the State and City. There is an email going around seeking support for a rally / demonstration supporting the Vets on Monday...
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Last Post: May 22, 2020 9:43pm
by Phase 1
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