The Override failed 2 to 1
The School Building Committe will now dump 2 modulars at Hoover and 2 modulars at Winthrop
Horace Mann will now be renovated
Show Me The $ ?
Julie DeLillo will run against FW and win in a landslide
The City will continue to ignore the police and fire buildings which are a disgrace
1st Responders in Melrose will be the last thing on the rubber stamping, BOA minds when they authorize funding for the schools
Cyndy Taymore will continue to blackmail Rob Dolan
Who will be appointed to review the Charter ?
Show Me The $ ?
Melrose is losing more children from the schools. Margaret Driscoll should never be a city official again! Show me the money! Vote yes on question 2 maybe the SC will realize this is a serious matter. Blackmail Dolan for what did they sleep together?
Don't you worry. Margaret won't be on school committee too much longer. Once Farrell retires from the now 134k per year business manager position, earning her "highest three year's average salary to max out her retirement computation, it will be Margaret's turn to slip into the position. After all, Margaret has been a good foot soldier for the mayor and the superintendent, covering up all the sordid scandals, denying access to critical public documents from committee members and the general public, not that this is a violation of the Commonwealth's public records laws and open meeting laws or anything like that.....not! [:))]
Have you noticed how the business manager no longer participates in the meetings nor sits in the horseshoe? Obviously Taymnore does not want to show how incompetent Farrell is so she hides her in the audience. Hey - we only pay her an exorbitant sum of $134K - what do you expect?
Mike Zwirko is interested and preparing the groundwork for running for Mayor. The Charter review is a first formal step. Julie versus Mike would be an interesting Mayoral contest.
Z has about as few actual qualifications as RD did when he ran. A total douchy politician who will say anything if it gets him what he wants. If that's the best that this burb can come up with, then it gets what it deserves.
Impeach Dolan for the sake of the money that has to be paid out for years. I have lived in Melrose for over 40 years. This is the most money the city will have ever had to pay out for legal fees in years. The Mayor can fire or let go CT and chooses not to. CT should also be liable for the disgrace she has done in the school department. So jump on board the next election I am sure Dolan is done!
Mayor Dolan, was to spend money on the city side not the schools what happened? He was so mad a CT for all the law suits she has caused in Melrose schools. Police need more men for the way the world is wake up Dolan!
Whatever happened with the committe to review public safety buildings announced in last January's Inaguration Address? Have they ever met? Shame! All the bull**** politicians throw around about their respect and support for 1st responders ! Farce.... !!!!
I'm not saying it is a direct cause for the two fatalities recently but it couldn't hurt having more Officers not the road. Can you believe in a city our size we only have 3 patrolman working our streets. I just recently found this out first hand. Had an Officer in my neighborhood for a call and we started to talk. Nice kid, only on for a few years, and that topic came up. He said "yes sir, we only have a few guys on the street per shift." I replied asking him "what like 5 or 6?" The kid laughed and said "no sir, try 3." My jaw hit the sidewalk.
A city of 30,000 people and only 3 cops on the street? Is this the twilight zone? I think our Mayor needs to take a long hard look at our population rise and get more boys in blue on OUR streets. I've seen talk about the Fire numbers as well, and as much as a respect fire fighters they are just not as needed as the Police in our community. Fires are less and less, while crime and instances involving Police seem to be more and more. Mayor Dolan, looking at you.
Let's bond for parking spaces involving conflict of interest/Cinella family....give a pay raise to a school business manager who was a failed principal at MHS...so proud of her hire that they hide her from the MMTV camera during SC meetings...Memorial Hall/GAR is falling apart...the Cemetary is a disgrace.....we have money for portable classrooms.....in the budget....screw the police and fire.....when the MEF ers kids have alcoholic blackouts or need NARCAN...maybe one of the 3 on duty police officers may be able to help....BOA members and their families collect health insurance for life... and you wonder why people are fed up with government and might vote for a sick, narcissistic, unstable man for President....?
Folks - this isn't Somerville or Medford! Our city is less than 5 square miles, small population with a small business center - basically a suburban area. There are only certain areas within the city where most crimes are committed. We don't need a dozen cops on patrol!
Melrose resident, I hope that you don't have an emergency that requires a police officer to respond when the three officers are tied up with a domestic disturbance and a m/v accident . That's all it takes to leave the streets bare. i agree that we don't need a dozen officers on patrol, but how about a half a dozen?
That's just what I need - waiting 10 minutes for a Wakefield or Stoneham cop who doesn't know the city to get to me when I need help NOW.
Gun Owner, not surprisingly you have totally missed the point. Perhaps it's you who needs to ease up on the pot. I too live "around here", and it would take me more than 10 minutes to find Bum**** Lane in Stoneham. Maybe more to the point, the average response time by Melrose cops in Melrose is 4 to 6 minutes. How long would that be for a Wakefield cop?
BTW, I do have a LTC, and have had one for over 40 years. I'm also a vet, and spent some time shooting at people wearing black pajamas. I have no problem with that, but it's not about feeling safe, knucklehead, it's about not having to drop some scumbag junkie breaking into my house, and then dealing with the $hitstorm that follows, especially if it turns into another BLM debacle. Cops get paid for that, and I'd rather avoid it, thanks very much.
Melrose resident, typical fool. Someone is breaking into my house! Hold on sir we will contact a few stoneham officers (only 2 on the street per shift, wakefield has 3) they'll be there in 15! Anyone who is against a few more cops on the street is either a dipstick or in denial.
Yup. But remember, first we have to deal with the important stuff, like whether Board of Aldermen is politically correct, and that foolishness from the one person of all of us who should know better.
We need a few more officers, I agree.
Get out and vote to really change our country. Obama did nothing for this country and the Clintons just robbed us. Trump and Pence are for Law and Order that's what I like.
It's all being paid out on retreats, payoffs and legal...that's if course if you're speaking about the budget. Now if you're speaking about the slush fund...