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Melrose's Rising Eagle Raises Eyebrows With Extra Fee
The Rising Eagle has landed in Melrose, but its unusual style has caught some off guard. A 5 percent fee has taken some shine off the opening of the anticipated downtown restaurant, but there's a reason for it, the owners said.
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Last Post: Feb 15, 2020 6:30pm
by Choices
Ukuleles are ******* stupid.
They sound annoying as hell and are totally overrated. You really don’t need much talent to play a ukulele because any song you will play will have 3-6 chords. Every song I’ve heard on the ukulele pretty much has the exact same rhythm and chords. I’...
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Last Post: Feb 14, 2020 9:20pm
by Geezer
Write in Monica Medeiros for State Rep!
She will run in the general election if she gets 150 write in ballots! She KNOWS how to get it done. Write in “MONICA MEDEIROS, 3 BAY STATE ROAD, APT A, MELROSE, MA”. Don’t put your faith in someone untested in with your head AND...
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Last Post: Feb 3, 2020 9:34am
by John
financial picture and an independent audit of our books.
Like our taxpayers, our leaders need a panoramic view before they make decisions that affect individuals so significantly. Financial forecasting in budgeting has been considered a best practice for more than a decade. Melrose can do better. Before any tax increase is...
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Last Post: Jan 12, 2020 9:54pm
by The Big Show
Beware of the 60 ish Year Old Man, Medium Height, Who is seen moving Shaws grocery trolley
Hey guys, there is this old thin man in his 60's who probably lives on West Wyoming Avenue but is seen walking on Willow St, Corey St and W.Forester street pushing Shaw carts is a violent alcoholic and substance abuser. Please be aware and if you see him walk away. T...
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Last Post: Dec 6, 2019 2:39pm
by Family & Probate...
Next Mayor November 5, 2019,
Melrose is a great city, and the next mayor will have a unique opportunity to build on that foundation and lead us into the future. Get out and VOTE TOMORROW....November 5, 2019, be proud of you city.
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 8:04pm
by Tamara
Get Out And Vote For The First Women Mayor Monica....she will do her job.
Do Not Let Them Bully You Again...It is our right to vote.
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Last Post: Nov 4, 2019 4:59pm
by Every vote count...
A “shout-out” thank you to Patty, for including a ‘special’ Seniors’ section on this message board, and to the current owners for continuing it. It’s been fun. Enjoy! Hi-yo Silver, away!
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Last Post: Oct 16, 2019 2:01pm
by Geezer
Who we voting for Tuesday and why?Mayor primary
Who we voting for Tuesday and why?Mayor primary on September 17 2019. This will be the first primary we've ever had for Mayor.City of Melrose
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Last Post: Oct 14, 2019 1:38pm
by voting for Monic...
Retail store cap
So the MA General Laws will allow the City of Melrose to cap the number of recreational marijuana sellers at two (actually could be one), but we can have a ‘nail salon’ on every corner. Whatever happened to whatever the market wil bear?
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Last Post: Jul 6, 2019 11:29am
by same owner
water and sewer rates increases
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.
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Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:28pm
by learn
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .Vote ON APRIL 2 2019
So get out and make your vote matter. April 2 2019 .Vote ON APRIL 2 2019
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 12:17pm
by Yup
Council on Aging cuts
If the override fails, current published budget cuts include: Council on Aging: Cut $48,214 * Limit Milano Center hours to 8am-1pm (no afternoon programs) * Cut COA Minibus transportation by 70% * Reduce volunteer coordinator hours to 2 hrs/wk Not a scare...
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Last Post: Apr 2, 2019 6:45am
by I'm serious
Send this Override Overboard!
There is power in numbers. A group of citizens agreeing to run as a slate for both boards, giving each other the strength and wisdom base (since there is a steep learning curve), would begin to fix things. Melrose does not need more of the current batch of clones....
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2019 8:32pm
by vote NO!
It’s interesting the water and sewer rates increases will be recommended on April 30, 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...
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Last Post: Mar 31, 2019 7:25pm
by (N)one Worse
Just curious
I visit this board almost every day, although I have not lived or visited Melrose in many years. I was wondering if anyone in the senior population knows or remembers Phil Madden? He was a Melrose police officer who I suspect has long since retired. He and I we...
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Last Post: Mar 4, 2019 9:46am
by the Google Machi...
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,...
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Last Post: Feb 27, 2019 7:26am
by NO
Cemetery signs
The cemetery "street signs" that were installed over the summer are a nice touch. Now I'll be able to give my relatives an 'intersection location' of where I'll be spending eternity!
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2019 7:04am
by Geezer (the real...
Specifically, what will this override money be used for?
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Last Post: Dec 7, 2018 3:08pm
by Strong
Question 1
"Nurses say No" "Nurses say YES" Thank heavens it's not confusing! Now the latest is that "all hospitals say NO". That sounds pretty convincing, until you remember that hospitals are indeed for-profit businesses, as much as we sometimes hate to admit it! Oh well...
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Last Post: Nov 24, 2018 5:05pm
Just stop!
Maybe I have forgotten the “mechanics” involved, but why wouldn’t the man recently arrested for “performing a sexual act on himself” in his car at the Wyoming Cemetery, upon seeing the police approaching, just stop???
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Last Post: Nov 20, 2018 1:12pm
by Legal
Thank You
To my fellow senior (and younger if it applies)veterans, Thank You for your service.
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Last Post: Nov 14, 2018 6:56pm
by Fossil
Score a touchdown, hand the ball to an official, and walk off the field. These 'choreographed' touchdown celebrations have gotten sickening (change the channel or turn away from the tv sickening). You did your job, what you get paid for. Enough already. Do you want y...
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Last Post: Oct 28, 2018 10:00pm
by Geezer
Welcome Back, dear Melrose Seniors!
In honor of our late Patricia Wright and Bob Snow, we're resurrecting this message board. We've trimmed some of the categories to those most important to the community, so of course YOUR forum must remain! Happy Fall!
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Last Post: Oct 17, 2018 1:37pm
by Geezer
Happy New Year!
To all my friends "out there" (and even to people I don't know!) I hope you have a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! (And if you can find a channel that has a ball drop at 10 PM for people like me who can't make it `til midnight any more, let me know :grinning: )
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2018 9:48am
Ethan Weiss
As such a scholar like myself, I recommend that all parents go back to MHS AND TAKE THE SEX ED CLASS!!!
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Last Post: Sep 23, 2017 4:42pm
by too late baby
25 mph
For a "fun" time, try driving the new speed limit for a while on Lebanon or Upham Streets, and then pull over and count how many people give you the finger!
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Last Post: Sep 5, 2017 1:28pm
by Geezer
The Ship
On a lighter note (and not in Melrose), I've noticed that the words "DEMO" that were painted on The Ship on Rte 1 recently have been removed, or painted over. Is anyone aware if the developer of the area is making an effort to save this one of the rapidly disappearin...
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Last Post: Aug 30, 2017 7:44am
by Anchors Away!
Dunkin' Donuts
So I walk into Dunks on LynnFells Pkwy the other morning and step up to the counter to order my coffee and there is a server training a new server. She states to the effect that they do not give Seniors a discount on products unless they ask for it. WHAT? There is al...
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Last Post: Jun 13, 2017 1:32pm
by M10
Not sure where this came from, but does anyone else remember going to Buttricks for ice cream?
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Last Post: Jun 10, 2017 5:08am
by Geezer
Senior Citizen Day at the Park - Tuesday, May 9th, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Mt. Hood Park Association announces its 5th annual “Senior Citizen Day at Park” to be held at the clubhouse at Mount Hood on Tuesday, May 9th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Come join us at beautiful Mount Hood Memorial Park & Golf Course and enjoy the day...
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Last Post: May 18, 2017 7:48am
by Successful Event
RE taxes
My tax bill says the due date is 5/3, but the Mayor's blog says the final day for payment is 5/1. Which day is it? I only ask because I pay it on the day, until then it's MY money!
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Last Post: Apr 20, 2017 9:53am
by Geezer
Click Reduction #15
So what's goin' on guys and girls?
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Last Post: Feb 10, 2017 6:05am
by Geezer
December 25th
Merry Christmas to my "senior friends" (who have lately been conspicuous by there absence on here [:)]!). I hope all is well with you and your families.
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Last Post: Jan 1, 2017 10:51pm
Hard to believe that it was 15 years ago.
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Last Post: Sep 11, 2016 10:26am
by Geezer
Web Site Back Up
Ok! Website back up!
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Last Post: Sep 8, 2016 9:57pm
by Geezer
Click Reduction #14
Need to get away from the "Facts". ([8-)]
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Last Post: Apr 26, 2016 8:02am
by Songbird
Community Choice
Being too lazy to do "research", can anyone tell me if there's a downside to being in this Melrose Community Choice Power Supply Program? Should I just see what happens, or send back the opt out card the City sent?
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Last Post: Apr 1, 2016 1:30pm
by Geezer
Well fellow seniors, once again we are being disregarded by the Cit's Administration & those "newbies to Melrose. What is good for them will be a hardship to those of us on fixed income, From what I read in the paper, their position is it;s time for us to go. 50 Y...
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Last Post: Nov 6, 2015 6:18am
by MFD
Oh oh. They are arguing about Facts over in Schools string. Never a pretty site.
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Last Post: Jul 21, 2015 2:56pm
by Gen. Patton
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Can't make you do ALL the 'work' here OG.
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Last Post: Jul 12, 2015 12:15pm
by Old Guy
Click Reduction #12
GeezerNot enough "new pup stories" coming from you OG (as mundane as one on this board thinks that might be!) Sorry. I was worried about getting criticized for posting happy stories, on our section of the message board. Here's an update though... What arrived as...
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Last Post: Jul 10, 2015 8:05am
by Old Guy
1950s picture help needed
my parents were married in '54 and we need some help with their wedding pictures that we just found. are you the someone who can help us or point us in the right direction? the pictures were taken on what looks to be slides of some sort and you can only put the s...
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Last Post: Apr 30, 2015 4:35pm
by Old Guy
Click Reduction #11
Time for click reduction...
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Last Post: Apr 25, 2015 10:54pm
by Geezer
Boring Topics amd Discussions by Seniors
I don't normally peruse this section of the MM but occasionally I check it out to see if anything has changed from the normal boring toppics and discussions. And I am never let down - boring topics and discussions as usual! Based on these postings, seniors lead a...
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Last Post: Mar 6, 2015 9:41pm
Recipe Help
Does anyone have a recipe for beef bullion and oysterettes? Thanks!
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Last Post: Feb 25, 2015 11:10am
by Nate
Click Reduction #10
Now the Pats are being accused of letting the air out of the balls. Apparently if you let some air out, it make balls easier to pass. I wonder if that works for kidney stones?
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Last Post: Feb 22, 2015 1:55pm
by Geezer
Click Reduction #9
Continued... GeezerYaknow, if we could figure out here how to put solar panel technology into something that actually looks like roof shingles, we'd make a lotta money!
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Last Post: Jan 19, 2015 10:38pm
by Fossil
I need some help. Should I have half a rotisserie chicken, heated up from yesterday, OR a small cheese pizza from Melrose House of Pizza? I am kinda in the mood for Greek Pizza but that leftover chicken can't go to waste. What do ya think gang?
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Last Post: Jan 17, 2015 2:04pm
by Old Guy
Mr Woodwright's Shop
Anyone know the show Mr. Woodwright's Shop? It's about wood working the old fashioned way. I haven't seen it in years and was wondering if it's still on TV...somewhere.
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Last Post: Dec 17, 2014 7:44am
by Old Guy
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