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Finance Director
Is Maryanne Farrell leaving? There is a job opening for Finance Director and Administrative Affairs
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Last Post: Jul 22, 2019 8:15pm
How do I obtain Taymores contract? Public records? Please let me know and thanks!
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Last Post: Jul 18, 2019 9:02am
by insider
Girls Hockey Team is not wanting to merge with Stoneham.
I like playing with Melrose girls only and not adding another city.
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Last Post: Jul 17, 2019 10:18am
by Girls and not Bo...
Override Money Will Go To Brazil St./Settle out of court.
The money is already spent on the out come on Brazil St.
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2019 7:14pm
by The Big Show
Time-line Disaster/Last Nights News
Melrose City officials, Administration called to answer to board. Mayor's administration expected to answer to board. An upcoming board of alderman meeting may see city officials explain a sewage blowout that filled Brazil St. homes with excrement.
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Last Post: Jul 15, 2019 11:28am
by DPW
Rules, Etiquette
Proper usage of the English language would be an excellent baseline expectation. Unfortunately it is not realistic, especially in social media posting and in an age where even education officials often demonstrate poor command of grammar and acceptable punctuation. K...
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 1:10pm
by Melrose Cares Ad...
Over and Done
Two things I wish were over and Done. 1. The One Melrose Schools Only Campaign is divisive and makes people question the political judgement of those involved. NO on the Override. 2. Trump’s Presidency has damaged every aspect of our government and also has...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 8:49pm
by Committed
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 wil...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 8:33pm
by Assume
Revolving Principal Door
Word on the street is that CT has sent the MVMMS principal packing. That makes how many new principals for this coming year? Add that to how many teachers? And Mr. Richards from METCO, whose position was "eliminated" (only for another one to be opened). And wasn't...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 7:59pm
by Actuall
Melrose Was Negligent, Irresponsible after Sewage Disaster
Melrose irresponsible after sewage disaster residents say melrose was negligent in clearing homes: Melrose, MA- Melrose has either stopped or will soon stop paying for hotels for those affected, despite gross and dangerous conditions in their homes. Melrose, Ma- It's...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 10:25am
by five year old
The Boston Foundations Greater Boston Housing Report
Melrose, Massachusetts: Melrose ranks above the Eastern Mass average in housing affordability's and below the standard production and diverse racial composition, according to The Boston Foundations Greater Boston Housing report card released on Wed. The report graded...
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Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 8:13am
by sorry I moved to...
More Affordable Housing Will Bring Down the Value of Your Houses
Madame Manisha is hell-bent on affordable housing for low-income minorities, illegal immigrants. This will bring down the value of my house and your house. Why is this fair? I ask you? Why should I sacrifice my future so people like Manisha can impose the cult of...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2019 6:08am
by Davey
To the AMAZING Police Officers.
To the amazing police officers that were asked to leave@ Starbucks because they made some ungrateful snowflakes feel "unsafe" The only ppl that are uncomfortable around police officers are usually criminals! Just say in!
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Last Post: Jul 8, 2019 12:27pm
by Did Not Take Lon...
Pay increase
I hope our paraprofessionals will receive a raise and better contract too ! They work very hard and deserve recognition. Also I heard there will be no increase in sub pay. $60 is quite low
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2019 1:07pm
by Leanne
Where is One Melrose Now?
The One Melrose rants and raves about facts and blah blah blah.. MTPA all liars right and now look.. incomplete data.. didn’t you say Mónica was wrong trying to ask for more time. You spent over 25k and hired some political campaign team to help, you never...
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Last Post: Jul 4, 2019 11:41pm
by Erice
Taymore Eliminates Key METCO Position
Word on the street is that the superintendent has just eliminated the position of the key METCO person, Lawrence Richards, who has been the dedicated person doing all the work of looking after the whole gamut of METCO students, especially in the absence of its former...
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Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 10:12am
by agree
Melrose parents may be asked to buy new laptops .THE NEXT SCHOOL COMMITTEE MEETING!
Incoming sixth- and ninth-graders may have to provide Chromebooks starting next year, although financial assistance is available for some. Parents of sixth- and ninth-grade students may be asked to buy Chromebooks for their children at the start of next school yea...
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Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 12:28pm
by Say What?
Elementary schools
I a city of approx. 26,000. Why do we have neighborhood elementary schools. I mean, we pack all middle schooled into one building, as well as high schoolers. We maintain at least 4 other aging buildings for elementary education. Why not build a central elementary sch...
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Last Post: Jun 11, 2019 8:21pm
by white trash
Melrose College Acceptances
Melrose College Acceptances May 15, 2019 Mayor Infurna Great news from Melrose High School! Once more, our graduating seniors have been accepted to a wide range of colleges and universities all over the country. Here’s a list of this year’s college ac...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2019 3:37pm
by Education
School Committee
Taymore says she is “giddy” to spend money? Are you serious? That is hard earned money from the people of Melrose. I am asking you all in the community to do something. We need to hold the board and committee accountable. Email the board, email Taymore a...
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Last Post: May 30, 2019 4:13pm
by You're Right
Fake Profile One Melrose
So there is a fake profile being used by the Yes campaigners I believe the woman was from Idaho and if I heard clearly bodily harm was threatened? Are you serious! Dear people of Melrose please do not be intimidated into a vote.. the polls are secret and protected...
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Last Post: May 29, 2019 8:57pm
by Old School
Why is no one questioning why we are trusting an embezzler to tell us that the budget is as transparent as it needs to be?
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Last Post: May 15, 2019 9:13pm
by Change
5,18 million reason why
It was demanded by a yes =voter that any no voter better have and better have a very good reason why there was a no vote. I call on you.. You tell me why 5.18 million. I call on you to tell me why I should be thrown from town buy this large sum.. I call on you to...
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Last Post: May 12, 2019 6:57pm
by Balance
Liz School Commitee
I was happy to see someone bring accountability to the table but now I hear it’s all for political gain.. is Liz running for alderman at large where Menisha was?
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Last Post: May 12, 2019 6:36pm
by Truth and Transp...
The chickens come home to roost
There seems to be an issue with e camp being discontinued. Parents not told, superintendent saying there is no decision yet but principals saying there won't be a camp again. All around secrecy and no transparency. Passing the buck. No straight answers. Some peopl...
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Last Post: Apr 29, 2019 3:45pm
by Not a happy camp...
Super tries to get incomplete Budget 2020 approved
As predicted, money and override solved nothing. The Superintendent is up to her old tricks. Now they have the money, they will use it for whatever without any oversight. Here is an overview by Liz DeSelm: I need your help. The School Committee is set to vote...
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Last Post: Apr 28, 2019 9:56pm
by Oldie
Ryan Medina
You are a coward. Enough picking on elderly people and casting threats. HATE AS NO HOME HERE.. so pack your stuff and go find a nice place with other egotistical cowards and narcissist live.. if you need help packing I’m sure plenty of people will help!
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 7:24pm
by Move
Teachers contract 2020-2022
Everyone interested in where the override revenue is going....Pay attention to the collective bargaining agreement for 2020..... The current agreement ends August 2019. Will the teachers get a raise? How much will all of the administrators get for a raise? Remember.....
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2019 3:40pm
by No ∆
Driscoll, Taymore Hypocrites
Driscoll and Taymore are hypocrites. They both want the world to believe they have an open mind. The opposite is true. Here is what they said this week. Driscoll, "A constructive dialogue is needed..." Taymore, "There is always room for dialogue and debate in g...
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2019 3:33pm
by Pay more Retirem...
water and sewer rates increases
It’s interesting the water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 2019. Four weeks after the special election. Apparently the city doesn’t want residents to be thinking about the increase water& sewer rates.
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Last Post: Apr 19, 2019 11:20am
by Why Not Both?
Elections and contract
Anyone know when this Superintendent's contract expires and which school committee member's terms are up for re-election this November?
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2019 12:11pm
by AG
Did the Seem Collaborative get notice that lease will not be renewed because city taking in back ? What will be moved into the building?
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Last Post: Apr 18, 2019 10:40am
by Oldie
Yes vote
One Melrose please please stay observant with the city and how the override funds are dispersed! Make sure you get what was promised to you ok! I have been here for a long time and sometimes things do not go as planned. Go through the final budget and look for change...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2019 11:36am
by Citizen 5,059
Using kids for political gain.
You cast stones look at yourselves.. you signs are on public walkways and should not be, it’s against the law. People took pictures. Your puppet of a mayor is running around to all the senior housing telling them all scary stuff. You use 5 year olds to get a vo...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 7:24pm
School Committee Meetings
At one time the School Committee encouraged public participation at its' meetings. The members would engage in a discussion with the citizens who came to speak before them. The last few times I had the desire to watch a meeting, I noticed how our elected officials an...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 7:09pm
by Afraid
Send this Override Overboard!
There is power in numbers. A group of citizens agreeing to run as a slate for both boards, giving each other the strength and wisdom base (since there is a steep learning curve), would begin to fix things. Melrose does not need more of the current batch of clones....
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 9:37am
by Dangerous Bluff ...
Time to vote
Just vote tomorrow so glad this override is over.. melrose is broken because of it.. cast you ballots and end the garbage.. this is the true colors of Melrose? Hence why we have voting!!!
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 10:20pm
Time to decide
Left Twix or right Twix... I just can't decide....
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 10:14pm
by Almost
One Melrose pins in city hall
You really ask people when they go in how they vote? Where is the ethics committee?
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:58pm
by One Melrose
Improper Campaigning
You have two signs on public property please remove them. Thank you!
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 9:56pm
by One Melrose
First post in a while. I apoligize in advance for any spelling/grammer errors. Prop 2-1/2 overides are by there very nature contentious; other than the same dozen MM dingbats with a million phony names, most folks on either side of debate have been quite civil about...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 8:49pm
by April 2 2019 Tue...
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .Vote ON APRIL 2 2019
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 8:26pm
by April 2 2019 Tue...
Vote NO
Please remember to get to the polls on Tues. Vote NO to save endless dollars wasted in our city. Extra Dollars taken directly from your pocket every year with no accountability.
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 5:29pm
by Yup
Come and see
I welcome everyone to the Melrose Tax Payers alliance Facebook page.. please read the insults, threats and just out right garbage. I post for over a dozen people because of fear and intimidation.. Please go read... absolutely shameful. You say community I call you...
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 7:24am
by Agreed
Override... Some stats and information and questions
Override failed and the school ranked higher on testing the following year. Not going to keep beating the dead horse there but is is important. It shows how large the picture is. Pay increases across the country, 2.9%..3%..The override calls for 6% that is unjusti...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:32pm
by Melrose Taxpayer...
Alternate Facts Don’t Cut It in Melrose Alternate Facts Don’t Cut It in Melrose Carrie Kourkoumelis, Melrose School Committee member 2010–2016 Once again Melrose is enduring a divisive override campaign geared t...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:29pm
by Gat the facts
Override Forum
A Schools Override Forum will be held on 2-28. Questions can be submitted ahead of time but “live” questions will be taken. Another flawed process. The attempts to control will backfire. The topics and emphasis have already been decided. Cherry picking th...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:10pm
by Gat the facts
Specifically, what will this override money be used for?
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:04pm
by Versace
Let's skip all the charts and fancy words for once. Let's get down to the basics. Information and evidence has been provided to the community and the board that spending more money per student does not mean better outcomes, examples Wakefield and Watertown. Comparing...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:32pm
More Staff Leaving the High School?????
There is a last minute posting for a High School Math teacher that recently appeared on School Spring. Who quit now? My student is concerned, as he was thrilled when he finally got his schedule and was assigned to a teacher he really likes. Now it's all up in t...
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Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:27pm
by Taxpayers
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