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City Owes Residents Details Behind Dire Budget Projections
This is a perfectly constructed response to the hysteria of the fact-challenged Yes side. And, by the way, there are plenty of "solutions" embedded and directly stated in the requests of the override questioners (another classic Dolan smear is to imply that no solut...
Views: 217   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 19, 2019 10:02pm
by Remember VuVu?
Beebe
Can anyone from One Melrose explain to me why there are no plans for Beebe. Did the SC say this because this is what people want to hear ? Too many uncertainties for this family. Voting NO
Views: 253   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 19, 2019 8:24pm
by No
Bogus Number
Thank you, Alderman Monica Medeiros. "Try as I might, I could not seem to match the “Visual Budget” figures to the actual budgets I had voted on. Days later, Kerriann Golden, our Assistant Auditor confirmed, “The last actual figures reflected are Fi...
Views: 108   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 18, 2019 6:34pm
by Incompetent City...
Fiscal Realities
The most incompetent, unstable and vindictive “leader” in our country’s history released his Budget this week. Major reductions in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. Voters must...
Views: 269   Replies: 6
Last Post: Mar 18, 2019 11:53am
by Melrose Myths
Water & Sewer
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 as they head into the speci...
Views: 267   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 17, 2019 11:06pm
by Melrose Taxpayer...
Override proponents issue threats
Folks, these are angry, sick people whom the proponents of this override have fueled with their fanatical misrepresentations and threatening rhetoric. Pay attention and stand strong against this! One ugly sampling of what was posted yesterday on FB: Ryan Medina...
Views: 175   Replies: 2
Last Post: Mar 17, 2019 12:38pm
by Re: Really
ECC
It's my understanding that the ECC costs the City a ton of money every year. Why doesn't the City stop administering the ECC, lease the building, or a portion of the building to a for profit child care center and allow them to run the program, pay rent and commercial...
Views: 195   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 15, 2019 3:28pm
by Agree Bebee
Increase water& sewer rates as they head into the special election on April 2. 2019
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 as they head into the specia...
Views: 240   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 15, 2019 7:14am
by G1
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Teachers are paid too much
Public school teachers in the United States earn a median income around $56,000 per year. This is far too HIGH. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/mobile/high-school-teachers.htm https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/high-school-teacher...
Views: 357   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 12, 2019 3:44pm
by Fake
US DOE Office of Civil Rights Findings Document, January 2016
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS, REGION I 5 POST OFFICE SQUARE. 8TH FLOOR BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02109-3921 Re: OCR Complaint No. 01-14-1259 Melrose Public Schools This letter is to inform you that the U.S. Department of Educa...
Views: 231   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 8, 2019 7:54pm
by Heartbreaking
MMCG
So on the FB group MMCG residents are ranting and raving and insulting people about the POT shop and the roundabout! Why are there NO post allowed on anything pertaining to the override Hmm makes you wonder! Lets keep everything quiet.
Views: 174   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 6, 2019 2:11pm
by Wondering
DLJ
Wasting Tax Payer Money Again
$35,00 down the drain for this farce of a special election. A rotary on Green Street that will eliminate 9 parking spaces. That's it Melrose, don't support your businesses, just keep building condos, apartment buildings and wasting tax payers money. 3 No votes in thi...
Views: 236   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 5, 2019 8:57pm
by Do Nothing GI
Embarrassing FELON
Today's Free Press shares SC Member O' Connell's opinion that the school budget is an "embarrassment and underfunded". What is truly embarrassing is that Ed was elected to the SC after stealing from senior citizens investments and retirement accounts. He was convict...
Views: 720   Replies: 7
Last Post: Mar 4, 2019 10:35pm
by Discover Melrose...
Need for Additional School Funding through Override is Very Clear
From Patch: Need for Additional School Funding through Override is Very Clear The Melrose Puiblic Schools have had to educate our children with a dramatically smaller budget than its peers. By: John McLaughlin Jr., Patch Poster I Feb 14, 2019 9:51 AM ET By every...
Views: 957   Replies: 31
Last Post: Mar 2, 2019 10:53pm
by Balance
KC
Seriously One Melrose - Larchmont Road?
Need I say more? The Flyers you send out speak for themselves. You are completely out of touch with Melrose. And worst of all you advertise that!!!!! Last week, you send my college student a flyer from a young family who just purchased their house for $700+. This...
Views: 230   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 2, 2019 11:10am
by BOMBED WITH LIVE...
Flourishing Melrose Schools
Once again Taymore admits the schools are flourishing in her statement tonight yet then she asks the community for money because they are not.. can we as a community not see this hoax.. the state rep said Melorse does not fall in the spectrum of “in need”...
Views: 244   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 1, 2019 11:45am
by Why We Distrust
Explanation
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2016/03/10/nomelrose/a2e5dmn7DOBkdTuwEr5EhK/amp.html Am I understanding that this happened under Taymore who has now just proposed a over ride with the best interest of the kids at hand? I also...
Views: 357   Replies: 3
Last Post: Feb 27, 2019 8:38pm
by truth
McAndrew At It Again
We all know who she is. She was one of the leaders of Dolan's failed override attempt, and now is a SC member. We all remember that in campaigning for that override she made Pinnochio look like he was under the influence of truth serum. She's at it again. Here's a...
Views: 184   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 27, 2019 6:45pm
by Go Away
Voting
Hello, The override is the talk of the town, it’s everywhere. I am new to town and this will be my one and only time posting. I am saddened by the things I have seen and heard. People on the Yes side insulted not just me and my family who had questions but oth...
Views: 245   Replies: 7
Last Post: Feb 26, 2019 9:44pm
by Discover
MMCG
Just curious why we can’t post or respond to any override posts on MMCG positive or negative but allowed to on the pot shop posts!
Views: 131   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 26, 2019 7:54am
by Curious
Canceled Meeting
Hello the Melrose Tax Payers Alliance will be rescheduling the question and answer session so to a scheduling conflict with the venue. We will update the community with the new date and with any new information.. thank you for your time and patience!
Views: 311   Replies: 11
Last Post: Feb 25, 2019 8:55pm
by NOOO
Johnson Amendment Repealed
I believe President Trump repealed the Lyndon Johnson Amendment by Executive order that prevented tax-exempt 501C3 organizations, including churches, from endorsing issues or candidates. It was a campaign promise to the right wing of the party.
Views: 147   Replies: 2
Last Post: Feb 24, 2019 9:01pm
by Never Forget
Church Override Information Sessions
I just got my church's weekly newsletter, and see that the church is hosting an "Info. Session" on the override. Is that happening throughout Melrose? I have been at my church for many years and do not recall ever having seen this kind of political event before.
Views: 321   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 24, 2019 2:49pm
by Holier than thou
Scare tactics
I feel that One Melrose has been using similar scare tactics Donal Trump uses.. please let’s stick to facts and truths. Please stop dragging your kids around for votes and please stop buying this and that to gain an advantage. Not easy living in Melrose these d...
Views: 136   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 24, 2019 10:11am
by Donald Trump and...
Whose money?
Can some please tell me when the Mayor is out campaigning for the Yes vote ( obviously neglecting her responsibilities as a town offices since she is everywhere with them) when dinner and food and such is being bought is she paying out of her own pocket or the tax pa...
Views: 145   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 24, 2019 9:12am
by Concerned
MPS Teachers Not Actually Being Paid Less than Comparable Communities
Thanks to Melrose Taxpayers Alliance for setting the record straight! Shame on MelroseOne for their gaslighting scare tactics! Are Our Teachers Really Paid Less: Letter Comparison of Teacher Pay By Melrose Taxpayers Alliance, Patch Poster | Feb 14, 2019 We k...
Views: 473   Replies: 8
Last Post: Feb 23, 2019 9:07pm
by TL;DR
MEF Mommies
Are the MEF Mommies being charged to use the MHS LC for their 'Real Talk' aka LIES on the MPS budget? Inquiring budgeted minded citizens want need to know.
Views: 177   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 18, 2019 9:54am
by Freebie?
The Melrose Taxpayers'
You can learn more in the coming weeks. The Melrose Taxpayers' Alliance will be educating you with accurate, factual information to help you make the right choice in the April 2nd election. This is an important vote, so be sure and make your decision based on facts,...
Views: 423   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 17, 2019 10:34pm
by Hopefully
City Owes Residents Details Behind Dire Budget Projections; Trust but verify shouldn't be so hard
from Patch: City Owes Residents Details Behind Dire Budget Projections Trust but verify shouldn't be so hard By Jim Atkinson, Patch Poster | Jan 16, 2019 1:08 pm ET | Updated Jan 16, 2019 4:11 pm ET Last week during the school committee meeting, the superintende...
Views: 169   Replies: 1
Last Post: Feb 17, 2019 10:23pm
by Natural
Throw money at it and make it go away?
Money does not mean things will get better. Why is it when the last override failed.. the next year we had the most improved MCAS scores. Stop thinking money is the answer for everything..
Views: 125   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 16, 2019 1:29pm
by Money doesn’t ...
Allison Donovan
The news media identified former Lincoln Principal, Allison Donovan as the victim of the hit and run in Somerville days ago. Why hasn’t there been a posting of condolences on either the City of Melrose or the Melrose Public School pages? Disprespectful and Ins...
Views: 460   Replies: 9
Last Post: Feb 15, 2019 4:42pm
by Dolan!
Flex block for middle school
The middle school should have flex block every day change my mind
Views: 148   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 8:47am
by Dat boi
Wrestling Coach
What happened to the wrasslin coach? Did he get a better job? Didn't they just win the states a year ago? Fill me in. Is he still working at the HS?
Views: 1134   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 7, 2019 8:49am
by Fhbfidnebr
Public Safety versus Schools
Self described “3rd Generation Melrosian” and One Melrose, Leader Mark Garipay states that the Override is not a “campaign of the schools against public Safety”. If this were true, school funding needs would have been part of a package which i...
Views: 494   Replies: 16
Last Post: Feb 2, 2019 9:42pm
by BOMBED WITH LIVE...
Survey
There is a survey on OneMelrose Facebook page asking how you will vote.
Views: 295   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 9:23pm
by Concerned Commun...
Third Generation Melrosian Supports the Override
From Patch: Third Generation Melrosian Supports the Override “Let’s work together as a community to continue the path laid by the generation before us.” By: Mark Garipay, Patch Poster I Jan. 24, 2019 8:13PM ET I am writing in support of the Pro...
Views: 227   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 31, 2019 8:18pm
by Balance
No
Sanctioned Scams by Zero Credibility Officials
There is not a shred of reason ("inquiry-based," if you want to use the fad terms of the current administration) to believe the officials shilling for this override. In all the noise surrounding this latest attempt to scam the voters, it should be remembered that thi...
Views: 190   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 24, 2019 10:07pm
by Hackorama
fee for band participation assessed after marching season ends
As a band parent I received a bill a few days ago for a 50 $ activity fee,for the now past fall band season. Apparently last year, in February 2018 when activity fees where set by the School Committee they voted for no fee for marching band. Subsequently in March whe...
Views: 191   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jan 24, 2019 9:23am
by No Surprise
Bottom Line
The bottom lIne regarding an Override is affordability. The majority of residents in Melrose cannot afford it. The folks who live in houses valued at 900K might not worry about more taxes. The majority of Melrose residents are very worried about taxes. They worry ab...
Views: 322   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 21, 2019 10:30pm
by Melrose
Broken
GI’s ego is way out of control. She showed her increasingly delusional view of herself when she wore broken glass jewelry to Memorial Hall on Tuesday night. Women who earn top positions deserve to be proud of themselves when they break the glass ceiling. She wa...
Views: 306   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 20, 2019 11:11am
by Trump and Infurn...
Melrose Resident Supports Override
From Patch: Melrose Resident Supports Override By Danielle McKnight, Patch Poster I Jan 10, 2019 7:46 pm ET I am writing to state my strong support for the override effort. I find the idea of further cuts to school and city services - clearly necessary if the ove...
Views: 268   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 20, 2019 10:28am
by What A Surprise!
My Mother
I want to post this because everyone is misinformed. My mother.. a mother of a bipolar son who needs continued treatment takes him in and helps him survive a tough time, without her he would be dead. You want to leave him behind? She doesn't. His daughter needs occup...
Views: 309   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 18, 2019 8:34pm
by Mother
Statement made by superintendent in Melrose Free
The Melrose Free Press last week reported the current METCO director is leaving for a position in Wellesley. The article seems to suggest the Salary for the next METCO director position depends on the override passing. With respect to the search for a new director th...
Views: 617   Replies: 15
Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 2:49pm
by Vortex
Turnoff
MCG turned off the Comment section at the end of Patch’s article on the Override. Shows how nervous the YES group is getting.
Views: 343   Replies: 17
Last Post: Jan 17, 2019 8:42am
by Individual 1
State Aide
Just heard Charlie Baker is backing bill for passage of mandatory school,aide for ALL school districts Maybe we should lower override request!
Views: 219   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jan 9, 2019 11:02am
by Individual 1
MCG Ban
The Melrose Community Facebook page has stopped any discussion of the Override. Looks like City and Yes folks are getting the message that voters are not buying what they are selling. Many residents cannot afford it and many others do not trust Melrose politicians a...
Views: 380   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jan 8, 2019 7:20pm
by Truth andTranspa...
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...
Views: 342   Replies: 2
Last Post: Dec 30, 2018 8:08pm
by Not Needed
IP addresses of those trolling were reported and banned
Recently there was a fake post from someone claiming to be an administrator, supposedly banning IP addresses of the offensive trolls who were trying to flood this message board. This fake administrator was banned, as were the IP addresses of the others trolling the b...
Views: 293   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 29, 2018 8:57am
by Melrose Cares Ad...
Convict
I just read on another MM string that Ed O’C will be the next Chair of the Melrose School Committee. I do not follow the MPS closely since my last kid graduated from MHS 2 years ago. I had planned to vote YES on the Override until I saw that O’Connell was...
Views: 1006   Replies: 28
Last Post: Dec 28, 2018 3:20pm
by Opinion
Beebe
So why is there NO plan in place for the Beebe School? So the taxpayers will be footing the loss rental income but still no idea what’s going to be there. I am just curious. Also can the Superintendent and school comittee change what’s on the “list&...
Views: 809   Replies: 27
Last Post: Dec 28, 2018 3:27pm
by Opinion
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