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Health Director & City Solicitor Need to be Fired
Too late to fire DPW head since he's already gone, but not too late to sue the whole lot of them for their obvious negligence and malfeasance! Clay and Van Campen should be fired immediately for the many harms they've inflicted, not only on the Brazil Street resid...
Views: 188   Replies: 1
Last Post: Sep 12, 2019 6:14pm
by Action
Buildings
I know I would get a lot of negative feedback if I publicly posted this but feel the need to vent. I miss my old Melrose. I miss the simplicity of our City. I know I know we need to grow but do we need 2 or maybe more high rises downtown? We are now Medford, Malden,...
Views: 338   Replies: 2
Last Post: Sep 12, 2019 11:33am
by 99
Forbes is a rock star
I was one of those people who suffered through the 3 hrs and 45 min of the aldermanic circus last night. I am glad I did, as Alderman Scott Forbes stood tall last night by taking on the plastic straw ban with no fear, torching Ruth Clay for her negligence for her dri...
Views: 793   Replies: 13
Last Post: Sep 3, 2019 11:29pm
by Veteran neighbor...
MMTV Debate Analysis
Who organized the MMTV Debate Event and Watch Party? Who are the so-called experts? We’re all 5 candidates consulted? Are the analysts going to push their candidates and issues? Monica will be the Repug Paul will be the Career Pol Jackie will be the BFF...
Views: 384   Replies: 6
Last Post: Sep 3, 2019 7:05pm
by Bobby Sox
Howard st
Well the roundabout is up and running on Howard. How long till the first accident at this location or the first truck rollover?
Views: 742   Replies: 19
Last Post: Aug 25, 2019 7:11pm
by Thanks Elena
DPW Director
Finally, Infurna has done something I can get behind. Announced today was the hiring of Rick Stinson, former Wakefield DPW Director, as Interim Director. Infurna has also decided to leave the hiring of a permanent Director to the incoming Mayor. This is a good mov...
Views: 465   Replies: 10
Last Post: Aug 23, 2019 2:54pm
by Mel
Mayoral Press Meet Press Proponents
From Patch: "Melrose on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 7:30PM in the Aldermanic Chamber at City Hall for a special Mayoral Forum. This will be an opportunity for the public to hear live from the five Mayoral candidates concerning a range of issues before the first e...
Views: 163   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 16, 2019 8:07am
by No Journalists i...
Brazil Inspections
Just announced. A Special Meeting of the BOA will happen this Thursday night voting to require outside Health Inspections on Brazil Street.
Views: 714   Replies: 13
Last Post: Aug 14, 2019 8:19am
by ray of hope
New drivers
I read with interest an entry in this weeks (8/2/19) Melrose Weekly News that millennial type parent has a daughter that is a new driver and is experiencing the types of drivers that drive around the Commonwealth. Since I got my driver's license many moons ago I have...
Views: 287   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 8, 2019 4:17pm
by Come On, Man
The Fractured Relationship At Core Of Brazil St. Impasse
In-Post Brazil Street Melrose, such an alliance is almost impossible to imagine. Mayor Gail Infurna once backed Shawn MacMaster to replace her on the board. Now she can't get him to return her calls.
Views: 183   Replies: 0
Last Post: Aug 5, 2019 7:19pm
by News Nancy
Infurna Is A Disgrace
https://patch.com/massachusetts/melrose/despite-aldermen-push-mayor-may-stick-brazil-st-decision In case there was ever any doubt about the total lack of character of the people running this city, this should clear it up for you. Some scenarios require extraord...
Views: 300   Replies: 3
Last Post: Aug 3, 2019 1:18pm
by vin malone
sdd
JLB and Brazil Street
Did anybody find it odd the way things went down at the Brazil St hearing about JLB. They mentioned her by title. They never mentioned her name. It was clear that she was deeply involved. She was essantially in charge. We now know that, now that GI has told us she wa...
Views: 489   Replies: 10
Last Post: Aug 2, 2019 12:04pm
by Special Meeting ...
Weighty Decision
Infurna wants to hire a permanent DPW Director to replace John Scenna. All 5 Mayoral Candidates should speak in ONE UNIFIED VOICE and stop this ASAP. A new Mayor can begin a search for a DPW Director in early November after he/she is ELECTED by the voters of Melro...
Views: 218   Replies: 2
Last Post: Aug 1, 2019 10:20pm
by Mayoral Leadersh...
Beware of the 60 ish Year Old, Medium Height Man 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. He is a violent alcoholic. If you see him walk away. This man will scream at you, chase & h...
Views: 168   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 30, 2019 11:02pm
by Safe Streets
Scenna to Lynnfield
Aaaannnnnd there goes Scenna, off to cohabit with Dolan again. The Bandit and the Snowman - together again. Actually he's one of two to interview, but who do you think will get the job? Another rat leaving the sinking ship.
Views: 293   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 26, 2019 5:52pm
by Worried
Residents Pack City Hall, Vent After Brazil St., Sewage Back Up Melrose, Ma- A Standing Room Only.
Crowd in City Hall...For Mayor Gail InFluma's to answer to the Board-and it did but-the residents of Melrose First City Amits Gliches In Our System Regarding Brazil St.
Views: 176   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jul 24, 2019 1:17pm
by intern
Mayor and JLB command residents not to communicate with aldermen/women
How dare JLB or GI or the "Deputy Mayor" (Van Campen) tell residents, as is reported, that they are not to contact their elected representatives on the Board of Aldermen! This, more than anything, speaks volumes about the obstructionist, self-serving administration....
Views: 340   Replies: 8
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 8:37pm
by The Big Show
Trash talk between communities goes online.
Town rivalries haven't faded away, they've just gone virtual. Melrose, known as a bedroom with rows of restored Victorians, has a message board where anonymous posters rip city officials and one another.
Views: 341   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:35pm
by M10
Private Way vs Public Way
So we bought a home some 30 years ago on a Private Way and sincerely enjoyed the privacy. Since then may homes have and are being built in the area. The City plows our road and other Private Ways in the area. Trash is picked up on a regular schedule. But the roadways...
Views: 389   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:31pm
by M10
Cottage Street
Nothing this city does makes any sense. Who came up with the bright idea to extend the sidewalks way out on both sides of Cottage Street directly across from the Beebe School? This serves no purpose at all other than to restrict traffic, cause problems and WASTE MONE...
Views: 255   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:19pm
by M10
Great city, great country
Let's talk about how great it is where we Live in a place where there are so many qualified (and admittedly some unqualified) people with so much passion and commitment to making our community and country better. We have some excellent candidates coming up, and we sh...
Views: 253   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jul 19, 2019 7:25am
by Oldie
Needles
After reading last weeks police log and this weeks there seems to be a lot of hypodermic needles being found and reported. What is going on? This is concerning. With the summer school vacation coming up people need to be aware and make sure kids don’t pick up....
Views: 232   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 17, 2019 6:42pm
by Facts
Deputy Mayor?
When did the cIty of Melrose create a DEPUTY MAYOR position? Shocked to see on WHDH 7 news this morning that the City Solicitor (while speaking about the cIty throwing Brazil Street residents under the bus) that his title was “Deputy Mayor”. What is RVC&...
Views: 281   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 7:57pm
by Homeowners
Rules, Etiquette
Proper usage of the English language would be an excellent baseline expectation. Unfortunately it is not realistic, especially in social media posting and in an age where even education officials often demonstrate poor command of grammar and acceptable punctuation. K...
Views: 121   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 6:59pm
by Geezer
Mayor
Melrose obviously we are in dire need of a STRONG Mayor going forward. Someone who cares about OUR city and OUR residents. . So candidates show me how you will stand up for all of Melrose. I do not think we could(or want ) ever be a sanctuary city when we can’t...
Views: 222   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jul 12, 2019 7:22am
by Davey
Brazil Street
Feel just awful for the poor people affected on Brazil Street. Nice job, DPW.
Views: 1726   Replies: 58
Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 8:14pm
by Director
Sound Familiar ?
In today's Boston Globe, author Anne Bernays described different characters who cause her to avoid meetings if possible including: The Motormouth - "This person eagerly anticipates the once-a-month meeting as an opportunity to exercise his or her language and. tongu...
Views: 280   Replies: 4
Last Post: Jul 11, 2019 11:51am
by The Truthsayer
Mayoral election
I am concerned that if Melrose becomes a sanctuary city we will be dealing with more overcrowding in our schools. We can hardly keep up as it is now. This has nothing to do with how I feel about immigration. I feel like we are bursting now.
Views: 456   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jul 8, 2019 10:54pm
by Finances and Aff...
$2,327,694.00 Free Cash to be distributed tonight at BOA mtg
"ORDER-2019-102 : An Appropriation from Free Cash, account number (01-324001), in the amount of $2,327,694.00 to various accounts as set forth herein." http://melrosecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=4036 Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing...
Views: 581   Replies: 14
Last Post: Jul 5, 2019 11:27am
by insider
JE announces campaign tomorrow
We need change in this city. JE is the man for the job. I’m excited.
Views: 205   Replies: 3
Last Post: Jul 4, 2019 11:24pm
by Holly
Is Melrose a hopeless mess?
From another posting when someone suggesting contacting news outlets. Seriously, why should any news outlet care about truth and accountability Melrose when the locals clearly don't? With all but one of our elected officials, including at the state and federal lev...
Views: 353   Replies: 7
Last Post: Jun 26, 2019 3:06pm
by Fake as Heck
Upham Street Roadwork bids?
The BOA approved $65K in free cash for road work on Upham Street on Monday. Four days later, they told residents that D&R will begin the work a week later. This is record time in the history of world governments. All contracts over $10K are supposed to be awarded...
Views: 199   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 23, 2019 7:41pm
by Melrose Uncensor...
Mayors Race
Great twist in Melrose's first contested Mayors race since the charter reform. September primary where the top two vote getters run off in November for the position. When Dolan ran in a 5 person race it was pre charter reform. All 5 were on the November ballot and th...
Views: 169   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 2:47pm
by Mayoral Handicap...
PDR is not the model of fiscal accountability
The City Auditor and CFO would both have you believe their tall, sanctimonious tales of fiscal accountability, always quick to wave Standard and Poors around or anything else that sounds officious. All the hype around so-called free cash is misleading in a major w...
Views: 126   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jun 14, 2019 10:19am
by Paying Attention
Multiple Frauds perpetrated by Melrose Officials
BOA June 10 2019 at 00:45 Gerry Mroz speaking about Water&Sewer & $5 million-dollar school administration fraud claiming "school security" expense https://vimeo.com/341482788 30:01 Mr. Pelrine talking about Water & Sewer 35:20 Mr. Mroz talking about Water & Se...
Views: 178   Replies: 2
Last Post: Jun 13, 2019 10:34pm
by Math Major
The Forbes Fam
The Patch released an article this week about the Bill Forbes Scholarship accepting applications for the 3rd year. The scholarship has already awarded $20,000 to MHS seniors who are members of military families or have been actively involved with the local veteran co...
Views: 478   Replies: 9
Last Post: Jun 8, 2019 2:40pm
by Good stuff!
MWH
No taxes
I know the Melrose Wakefield Hospital does not pay any taxes , but do they pay water fees ? Also years ago I believe they paid some part of our school nurses salaries then stopped. I think as a community all of our residents and business owners are paying our fair sh...
Views: 231   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jun 1, 2019 12:00am
by sd
Four Candidates
We now have four candidates officially running for mayor. Will that be it? Or will we see more jump in? One just ****** off her base by cosponsoring the change of the name of the board of alderman. One has been an alderman for about five minutes. One is an alderman w...
Views: 2807   Replies: 71
Last Post: May 29, 2019 5:59pm
by Resident
Ice Cream
I am just curious as to why Honey Dew abruptly closed and now Lisa and her sister in law are reopening as ice cream shop. I thought lease was too long ? It shows on Alderman agenda that they both own shop.
Views: 251   Replies: 2
Last Post: May 21, 2019 3:38pm
by Just wondering
What is your water & sewage bill this quarter?
Hello - I live alone in a condo. My water rater & sewage rate this quarter is $300. The city has been increasing my water usage amount despite the fact that my usage has not increased. I am requesting you to leave your quarterly bill amount & the number of peop...
Views: 380   Replies: 10
Last Post: May 19, 2019 12:05pm
by Hello
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.
Views: 905   Replies: 33
Last Post: May 11, 2019 10:16pm
by Prep
Condo Water Bill
Hello everyone, I live in a condominium with submeter. Our condo water & sewage usage gets billed every 3 months. Every quarter my water bill has increased even though I have taken all necessary steps to reduce usage based on previous quarter bills. My average quart...
Views: 350   Replies: 9
Last Post: May 6, 2019 5:36pm
by Outrageous Water...
A few respectfully submitted observations
Hi all, It's obvious that there are several folks on here who are vehemently against the override. I know I'm not likely to be able to change your minds, and I respect your opinions, but I do want to offer a few factual observations that you may not be aware of:...
Views: 552   Replies: 22
Last Post: May 3, 2019 8:14am
by Goodie
On Being Woke
Now that we are past the override, it’s time to look at the future changes that are coming. A big one is the leadership and the changes the election will bring. It’s no secret that Zwirko is looking to be mayor. This has concerned me for a while. I am not...
Views: 598   Replies: 10
Last Post: May 3, 2019 7:32am
by Seriously?
Rules, Etiquette
Proper usage of the English language would be an excellent baseline expectation. Unfortunately it is not realistic, especially in social media posting and in an age where even education officials often demonstrate poor command of grammar and acceptable punctuation....
Views: 448   Replies: 7
Last Post: May 2, 2019 6:53pm
by New Name Same Ga...
plastic use
Melrose has banned plastic bags. How about the next step, Eliminating plastic straws and plastic coffee stirrers and foam cups. These small steps wont save the world but they are a step in the right direction.
Views: 176   Replies: 1
Last Post: May 1, 2019 7:03pm
by 2031
GI
I hope there was no vote to let GI continue for a few months as Mayor. Let’s use this money elsewhere! Does anyone know if it was vetoed ?
Views: 326   Replies: 6
Last Post: Apr 24, 2019 4:54pm
by Nice for What
Name change to city council
I am surprised there has been ZERO talk about this topic, which has now been voted on 3 times in 3 years. Every time this came to a vote --- a female member of the BOA voted against the name change (GI, MBMM, and MM) - this vote was he exception. Last night, several...
Views: 632   Replies: 41
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:58pm
by Melrose Taxpayer...
One Melrose
Wow! If you voted no on this election you better hide! One Melrose wants nothing to do with you. Melrose is NOT one community open to all. I am so disappointed in Melrose. My wonderful city is gone. Arrogant disrespectful. FYI I voted yes and now having second though...
Views: 295   Replies: 4
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:53pm
by Zoom
New Electricity Supplier -- Opinions Needed
Melrose is trying the alternate supplier for electricity again. The one that you are automatically part of unless you actively opt out. Last time I opted out immediately but I am interested in people's experiences and opinions to help decide what to do this time....
Views: 360   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 22, 2019 10:17pm
by Matter
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