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Racist assault on student, elementary principal shrugs and tells parent to destroy evidence
From Facebook: KM Gibbs One of Kai’s brand new singles that she just got done Saturday and went to school feeling golden about today had a portion of it cut by one of her classmates while she was facing the other way doing schoolwork. When she got up, she sa...
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Last Post: May 31, 2024 5:19pm
by Willie
Nightmare in MPS
Has anyone been paying attention to the continuing disaster for our kids that is the Melrose Public Schools? Yesterday's report from one family involved an asst. principal (former SPED teacher) and a SPED administrator, both allegedly suspended (but not fired!!!)...
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Last Post: May 23, 2024 8:22pm
by Geezer
School Committee Meeting - April 23 7PM
A message to all! Come join us on Tuesday, April 23, 1t 7PM, for the meeting of the School Committee, at which time they will discuss the override they are asking for. Come and speak up and help us defeat this override. This committee again wants the public to bail t...
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Last Post: May 1, 2024 8:26pm
by Harry
$50k MHS Drama Production Sweeney Todd
Does anyone know how this ever got approved? Here the district is crying poverty, and yet its idiotic Arts Director Steven Black is putting on a totally inappropriate production, one that the rental for the score alone is nearly $48K (or even vastly more) from what w...
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Last Post: Mar 29, 2024 11:52am
by Matlock
The superintendent missimg
Is it true the superintendent is missing almost 3 million dollars???
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Last Post: Aug 31, 2023 7:32pm
by Concerned Melros...
How to Forster Empathy, servitude, diversity, and innovation in the workplace
The administration is not all together and needs total action! We voted for the School Committee to take notice on the hiring in Melrose.
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Last Post: Aug 25, 2023 2:38pm
by After the pandem...
Melrose gets rid of the Red Raider
From high school principal Jason Merrill: Dear Melrose Community, As some of you may know, I am a proud graduate of Melrose High School. I am also a resident of Melrose and have three children in the Melrose Public Schools. As the principal of Melrose High Scho...
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Last Post: Feb 17, 2023 2:40pm
by Help
Outrageous but Chronic Mismanagement by School and City
Melrose School Committee October 18th 2022 1:39 into this four-hour debacle one can listen to the quavering and utterly insincere voice (crocodile tears a-plenty) of Finance Chair Driscoll as she once again tries to shove the festering...
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Last Post: Oct 29, 2022 1:18pm
by knowing
no wifi at Middle School/ High School
Why hasn’t the superintendent notified the parents that there’s been little to no wifi since the start of school this year? Didn’t she think we might like to know that our kids are wasting their time? Or that their teachers are limited in teaching t...
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Last Post: Oct 5, 2022 11:05am
by Logic
MPS: 2 Million-Dollar Oopsie
So the Melrose Public Schools admit that they somehow "overspent" TWO MILLION DOLLARS but were completely unaware that this had been happening. For those who couldn't understand those of us who voted against the Override, this is the perfect elucidation of why no...
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Last Post: Oct 2, 2022 8:47pm
by The Shadow
Go Red Hawks!!
Best of luck, combined with finely honed skills, to all Melrose competing teams this coming school year!
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Last Post: Sep 12, 2022 8:39am
by Geezer
Is this the first time teacher's are going back to school with no contract???
I think schools are changing so I will put my child in the Charter School.
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Last Post: Aug 1, 2022 9:05am
by Administration d...
Honor Roll
Do Melrose newspapers still publish honor roll? Do the schools no longer submit?
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2022 12:21pm
by Concerned Melros...
Kids are to be back in school in 100 days what happened?
Teachers union telling him NOT SO FAST! Schools will be sold for condos if the mayor and superintendent don't smarten up. Private schools are doing fine, just like the Green New Deal failed. Whats going on around the world is being with-hold from the public. The stuf...
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Last Post: Mar 15, 2021 7:56am
by John from Melros...
mvmms corona curriculum
I hope the next phase of the learning will have some substance. My son has done close to zero writing in the past few years. Maybe they can use this break to assign some substantial writing assignments to produce argumentative, expository or persuasive pieces. Ask yo...
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Last Post: Apr 5, 2020 1:08am
by High School pare...
Teachers unions balk at reopening schools
hurting the country and Trump. Teachers, union and Melrose will do nothing for Trump. Gov. said its safe.
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Last Post: Aug 4, 2020 9:28pm
by Frank
Melrose Public Schools will close for two weeks March 16-27
Melrose Public Schools will close for two weeks as the district joins many others across the state closing in the face of the growing threat of the new coronavirus. Schools will be closed from March 16-27. Superintendent Cyndy Taymore said the closures could exten...
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2022 4:43pm
by Jery Adams
Reopen schools
Please sign this petition asking the school committee to follow state guidelines and reopen schools with at least some in-person instruction:
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Last Post: Jun 8, 2022 8:10am
by Geezer
Spring Break for Schools - Why Not Have Kids go to School Instead?
This is great! The kids are off this week for spring break - like they haven't had enough time off from school! We know that ALL kids are well behind what they should be learning based on many months of no school during COVID and remote learning for much of this year...
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2021 11:05am
by Jack Arse
Halloween Celebrations Canceled in Melrose Schools
This Is No Trick. Halloween Celebrations Canceled in Melrose Schools Melrose Public Schools Superintendent Julie Kukenberger said the decision was made to promote inclusivity.
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Last Post: Jan 20, 2022 6:19pm
by Joe Bananas
The Union needs to vote of NO Confidence in the Superintendent and her Administration
Jimmy Kimmel opened Wednesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live by taking shorts at Melrose's Halloween controversy, sparked by Superintendent Julie Kukenberger's decision to no longer center fall celebrations around Halloween. Jimmy said, "Sounds to me like maybe Julie Kuke...
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Last Post: Oct 30, 2021 4:07pm
by Out of Control
COVID-19 DELTA Variant
Everyone acts like everything is great because property values are high. But what if they weren't? And we're just one collapse away from that again. Today date is September 7 2021 coronavirus is a “serious threat to the people of Massachusetts, COVID-19 DELTA...
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Last Post: Oct 9, 2021 7:34pm
by Wellsley
Cutting programs
Does anyone know why they would get rid of the ACCESS program at the middle school and lump it in with kids with behavioral issues? Why are we removing positions when they just increased my taxes? Is Melrose assuming that there will be no repercussions socially and e...
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Last Post: Jun 29, 2021 11:12pm
by Another person
They should go back to having open on-site meetings where the public can show up in great numbers...
They should go back to having open on-site meetings where the public can show up in great numbers....not to do an injustice to free speech.
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Last Post: May 5, 2021 6:29pm
by Not Brodeur
Meetings where the public can show up in great numbers.
They should go back to having open on-site meetings where the public can show up in great numbers....not to do an injustice to free speech.
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2021 10:28pm
by The Big Show
All meetings be open to all.Public meetings are held to engage a wide audience in information sharing and discussion ... Public meetings are familiar, established ways for people come together to express their opinions,hear a public speaker or proposed plan,engage in...
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2021 8:28pm
by Choices
Mayor has now determined that public comment sessions during Council & School Committee meetings wil
Mayor has now determined that public comment sessions during Council & School Committee meetings will be suspended.
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Last Post: Apr 8, 2021 6:54am
by John from Melros...
True partnership
True partnership is all of us helping each other at this time.It is not easy being home everyday.Many people been followed from the jobs or layoffs. No one wins when you have no jobs are lost. This is about time it something that none of us been through .Yes employme...
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Last Post: Apr 3, 2021 2:18pm
by The Big Show
Easy Ed O’C
Easy Ed has done time for spending other people’s money. Does he know anyone at Cataldo who needs a cool $285,000?
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Last Post: Mar 22, 2021 3:51am
by John from Melros...
please be safe for the Holidays.
Coronavirus is a “Serious Threat to the People of Melrose Mass.please be safe for the Holidays.
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2021 2:22pm
by Jack Arse
School crossings guards
I wanted to post a few weeks ago when I saw this but elections and all. Since the world seems to be in turmoil lets start asking questions. Why does Melrose hire felony's as crossing guards? I saw that Melrose has a few at street corners. Guess it's a political favor...
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2020 9:32am
by Prof. Correctipa...
The Mask Do Not Work If You Can "Blow" Out A Lite.
Most of the city are really not wearing masks anyway, and we are all doing fine.
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Last Post: Aug 22, 2020 7:11pm
by liz
Will the paraprofessionals still be working for the City of Melrose?
I think paras will not be needed this year.
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Last Post: Aug 3, 2020 2:57pm
by Sam
Concerned parent
I recently purchase my house in Melrose, and im excited to join this community. When i bought my house, i was told my house sit both in Melrose and Saugus, where i pay taxes for both counties. The previous owner kids(decades ago) went to school in Melrose, however i...
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Last Post: Jun 4, 2020 8:18pm
by just julie
So the budget scenario shows that they need an increase of 5.6%. This is before Covid outbreak! Didn’t we just give them a substantial amount of money with the override? My street is actually crumbling as is others in Melrose. Did our police and fire get update...
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Last Post: May 14, 2020 9:57pm
by Reality
Jeff Ugino Article
Having read the article in the Melrose Weekly News by Jeff Ugino denigrating the closing of schools, I asked myself: is this selfish, ignorant person for real? In support of his absurd position, he states that the COVID-19 risk to children is "insignificant", and hey...
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Last Post: Apr 27, 2020 12:01pm
by Awake and Alert
Noah Hano with seven tablets he later donated to local hospitals. –Maddy Allen
Many patients dying of COVID-19 never get to say goodbye. Related Links Live updates: The latest news on the coronavirus outbreak in New England An updating overview of coronavirus in Massachusetts How to find help and access resources if you’re impact...
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Last Post: Apr 14, 2020 10:28pm
by Hospitals
Trolls and Spammers Will Not Be Tolerated
During this time of global tragedy and great suffering there have been numerous shameful attempts to trash this message board. This is a mostly unmonitored board, privately sponsored, relying on an honor system of sorts. When offensive and otherwise unacceptable post...
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Last Post: Apr 13, 2020 9:44am
by Melrose Cares Ad...
Thank you Mr. Kenny
Just want to express appreciation for Mr. Kenney, who spoke at school committee last night (and for Mr. Dittmer, who showed up!). Seeing these reliable, dedicated and concerned citizens in the chamber gives some comfort to those of us who are despairing about the dis...
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Last Post: Mar 28, 2020 6:30pm
by Ted Kenney
Did the Hoover and HM principals resign ?
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2020 6:31pm
by Disgusted
Thoughts on New Superintendent?
What are your thoughts about the newly appointed Julie Kukenberger? I haven’t watched her interview, but there were several articles (in regards to her previous work) that I’ve found that concerned me. In her previous school district, Scarborough, 83-1...
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Last Post: Mar 27, 2020 4:03pm
by Horace the MAN
The absolute state of the public school system
In Europe school systems switched from the traditional format of in person schooling to 100% online schooling OVER THE WEEKEND after schools closed due to the pandemic and were up and running the following Monday. My daughter attends Bulgarian school on weekends and...
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Last Post: Mar 19, 2020 5:12pm
by Michael
School Closings
WTF is wrong with Brodeur, Taymore and Clay ? Why aren’t the MPS being closed like most of our neighbor print communities?
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Last Post: Mar 12, 2020 9:40pm
by Melrose Student
Mayor Brodeur - Mental Meandering as well as Brash & Disrespectful
I am starting to wonder about our new Mayor. Have you seen his antics at school committee meetings lately? He seems to take a simple thought and contort it to the point of ambiguity! I never saw a Mayor who gets tangled up in his thought process while speaking - whic...
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Last Post: Mar 11, 2020 11:25am
by engaged citizen
Paymor and her pals
Hey there C, Glad to know you're paying some attention. You may think you're smarter than everyone else. Not so much. There are actually quite a few who know exactly what you've been doing. Some know exactly how you've abused your power, including your willingness...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2020 9:19pm
by Choices
New Superintendent
Yes you are right Ms. Taymor! What is the hold up starting this search? Why do we need to pay an expensive firm for this. Is the Chair of the School Committee holding this up? Someone please take over and speak up
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Last Post: Feb 19, 2020 10:30pm
by Melrose Taxpayer...
38M for Schools
So CT and SC wants 38M next year. Stop this Something is not right! Is this mismanagement? Our city needs other improvements. This is out of control
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Last Post: Feb 16, 2020 8:34am
by Resident
Executive Session
Why are the SC meeting in Executive Session to pick the Superintendent Search Committee members? The City website says an “Open Meeting” would be “detrimental to finding qualified candidates”? What the hell?
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Last Post: Jan 30, 2020 7:53pm
by Melrose Student
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: Jan 14, 2020 10:59pm
by Leaders
Public Safety Shaft
The new Mayor is quoted in today’s Boston Globe about his priorities. Another F..K You to the Police and Fire Departments. Strike!
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2020 3:21pm
by Public Safety Sh...
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