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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...
Views: 1506   Replies: 42
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:10pm
by Gat the facts
OVERRIDE SCHEDULED
Specifically, what will this override money be used for?
Views: 1999   Replies: 47
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 4:04pm
by Versace
VOTING NO IS EASY!
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...
Views: 803   Replies: 30
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:32pm
by NO YES MAYBE
Override of course
Using scare tactics to get people to vote for the override makes me want to vote for it even less. Saying they will cut ALL paraprofessionals,(which are horribly paid and always have been even in good budget times) gym, art, music, etc from the schools is far-fetched...
Views: 7006   Replies: 148
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:13pm
by Balance
It's Ok To Vote No, Melrose Taxpayers Alliance fighting for fiscal responsibility
From Patch: It's Ok To Vote No Melrose Taxpayers Alliance fighting for fiscal responsibility By Melrose Taxpayers Alliance, Patch Poster | Jan 16, 2019 7:34 pm ET The "Welcome to Melrose" sign beckons to residents and visitors, and we should be proud to live in...
Views: 1294   Replies: 38
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:09pm
by Matter
A neighbor’s response to “It’s OK to vote No”
From Patch: A neighbor’s response to “It’s OK to vote No” Understand the history and purpose of Proposition 2 1/2, the facts about overrides and speak with your neighbors before making your decision By Victoria Ippolito, Patch Poster I Jan....
Views: 2456   Replies: 64
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 3:05pm
by Predictions
If you won't let your husband see the kids then he should not give you money to feed them.
If you won't allow me to have interactions with them why would I logically give You money (I'd give money to them directly, too bad I cant). Either I see and care for them whilst also feeding and educating them or you do the same, but if I don't get involved then...
Views: 114   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 1:37pm
by I'm serious
If you won't let your husband see the kids then he should not give you money to feed them.
If you won't allow me to have interactions with them why would I logically give You money (I'd give money to them directly, too bad I cant). Either I see and care for them whilst also feeding and educating them or you do the same, but if I don't get involved then...
Views: 110   Replies: 0
Last Post: Mar 30, 2019 12:36pm
by The Truthsayer
MCG Comments
The One Melrose Yes folks are so fearful about another blowout loss they are allowing Override Comments on the MCG Facebook again. Voting No!
Views: 218   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 28, 2019 9:52am
by Disgusted
Fat, dumb and happy city hall
Below is an impressive laundry list of all the ways the schools have made cuts and improved efficiency. Where is the City's list? What have they done to reduce waste and improve efficiency? Seems to me that City Hall has imposed all the burden on the schools while ke...
Views: 244   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 28, 2019 9:00am
by WTF
MCG Comments
The One Melrose Yes folks are so fearful about another blowout loss they are allowing Override Comments on the MCG Facebook again. Voting No!
Views: 136   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 27, 2019 10:30pm
by Bewildered
Health Insurance
Both political parties were thrown off guard yesterday when the vindictive and insane Trump began new efforts to kill health insurance. 52 million people have a pre-existing condition. Anyone in your family? Cancer, diabetes, sleep apnea, thyroid disease, ms, lupus,...
Views: 206   Replies: 5
Last Post: Mar 27, 2019 10:53am
by Moron
One Melrose
When you have no facts you resort to insults, threats and intimidation and now slander haha. What type of people use kids as political leverage? What kind of people threaten violence over a vote in the community.. Grow up and get some real facts. Stop neglecting the...
Views: 418   Replies: 11
Last Post: Mar 25, 2019 9:08pm
by Another Dem No
Mayor's Blog inside the budget part 9
These are excerpts from the Mayor's blog "Inside the Budget, Part 9". People often ask me what sort of oversight there is on the city budget? As a matter of fact, the City of Melrose budget is reviewed by multiple officials from local, state, and federal agencies, as...
Views: 187   Replies: 7
Last Post: Mar 22, 2019 11:50pm
by Fire and Police
The Usual Melrose Solution
According to the Massachusetts Taxpayers Association’s annual report as reported in the Melrose Weekly News 3/15) , property override attempts are at a 30-year low as cities and towns have roughly doubled their total savings over the past ten years and have tri...
Views: 206   Replies: 4
Last Post: Mar 22, 2019 11:29pm
by Jack Shay
Recession
Today’s Economic News is concerning Google “inverted yield curve signals recession” Voting NO on the Override!
Views: 140   Replies: 3
Last Post: Mar 22, 2019 10:06pm
by Hot
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: 239   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: 274   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: 143   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: 295   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: 288   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: 196   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: 219   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: 262   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: 509   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: 254   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: 207   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: 267   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: 747   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: 981   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: 260   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: 272   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: 379   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: 217   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: 265   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: 173   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: 336   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: 169   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: 345   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: 174   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: 172   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: 495   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: 210   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: 446   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: 197   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: 162   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: 484   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: 179   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: 1160   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: 517   Replies: 16
Last Post: Feb 2, 2019 9:42pm
by BOMBED WITH LIVE...
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