The Felon, amazingly chair of the MSC, starts tonight's meeting, "Welcome one and all..." as if he's the frickin' Father Christmas, for gawd's sake. Then, when Paymore announces her impending June retirement, he signs off on her statement with "Thank you for your service," as if she's a veteran soldier. It's frankly embarrassing to watch the spectacle of these meetings. Is this really the best Melrose can do? (rhetorical question, since obviously this is the lousy "best" this community can rustle up for such important roles)
At least she's retiring! I wonder what the real story is to it.
Ed and Liz have both been telling people they are running for the State Representative seat. Kate’s early entrance into the race may change their minds.
Well, there's lots of chutzpah floating around among the Melrose pols these days.
While Melrose has been quite happy to elevate a convicted felon to run its school board, it's an open question whether Wakefield and Malden would find it similarly charming to have such a heinous fool as their representative. But then they might not be quite so taken with the "real scientist" either, despite the political correctness that will be claimed (though any reading of the OCR Findings should shut that one down). What a sad state of affairs to have to think about this notorious cast of characters.
I would hope that Brodeur realizes his mayoralty will not be well served by Dolan's creatures. Perhaps Taymore sensed that from interactions (or lack of interaction) with him. If so, that's one good sign for the future.
That’s assuming, and I certainly hope it’s the case, that the next “nationwide search” actually has some searching involved!
The good new is that Taymore is leaving. The bad news? Consider the gaggle of nitwits who will be choosing her replacement.
"gaggle of nitwits" who will be choosing superintendent successor is apt but too kind!
Actually Has Some Searching Involved!
Grow up and get a life
Oh, please, you have to have thicker skin than that! You’re two ‘anonymous’ people for heaven’s sake.
Thank goodness Taymore is retiring. If there is a story behind it, I am interested but I am glad she is leaving. Hopefully someone qualified will be hired in her place. The schools made positive gains despite her, not because of her.
The felon running for state rep? It's a democracy and I guess your criminal record doesn't prevent you from running but considering he stole the retirement savings of the elderly, I don't understand why anyone would vote for him. His preying upon people makes him equal to a drug dealer and no one would vote for a drug dealer.
The ones he/she doesn’t agree with, of course!
@Come on, my complaint isn't his welcoming words to a group of people but that an unrepentant thief who intentionally stole the life savings of the elderly and was convicted in a court of law for it, now runs the school committee in our city.
He has not made restitution to his victims and he changed ownership of his assets to his wife so he didn't have to suffer for his deeds. His victims are continuing to suffer while he makes education policy and manages the budget for the public school children in our city.
I'm not against giving felons a second chance but this is too much. He doesn't have the character or the moral integrity for the position and he sets the example that are no real consequences for harming vulnerable people as long as you push forward and welcome one and all.
Thank you for that observation.