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Missing Meetings Macateer Margolis
Interesting talk with it being an election year at Starbucks this morning. How many meetings have MBMM & GI missed this cycle? In the middle of our water crisis last spring they went to Italy for three weeks. MBMM was on vacation again in December missing meetings...
Views: 590   Replies: 8
Last Post: May 13, 2017 9:53am
by Mental Fitness T...
Zwirko
Jerko Zwirko pulled papers this morning for a BOA seat. He is a true politician who shows up for all the photo ops and events that he thinks will get him attention and votes. He acts like Dolan and Brodeur's lap dogs. He pants, wags and follows them everywhere. He l...
Views: 491   Replies: 6
Last Post: May 3, 2017 8:45pm
by Not so Fast
Hughes and Melrose Retirement Board
Hughes stole $75,000. He abused his position in charge of the cemetery to do it. Was happy to take it. Oops! Got caught. Judge says, "Oh, well, just give back the $75,000 and we're done here." If the Retirement Board lets Hughes take retirement, it confirms th...
Views: 451   Replies: 19
Last Post: Apr 26, 2017 10:29pm
by "No Comment"
The Time to Act is NOW!
Anyone with half a brain KNOWS the liberal left is responsible for the override on the current deficit. When you juxtapose the tariff registration fees coupled with the remunerations from '02 you see an unbalanced residual of not only BACK taxes but taxes due lookin...
Views: 183   Replies: 0
Last Post: Apr 24, 2017 12:00pm
by $ean on the Hil...
Melrose City Charter Needs to be Fixed, Meeting Tonight @ 7:30
On the so-called "IQM2 Citizen's Calendar" there is a posting for a meeting tonight about this important issue. http://melrosecityma.iqm2.com/Citizens/Calendar.aspx ORGANIZATION: Charter Review Committee MEETING DATE: 4/19/17 TIME: 7:30 PM MEETING LOCATION: C...
Views: 344   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 21, 2017 10:07am
by Our New Fuhrer
Incriminating photos
I have found incriminating photos of Rob Dolan. I feel that they are so bad, they could cause him to resign.
Views: 629   Replies: 10
Last Post: Apr 18, 2017 9:03am
by Kenny in the Pur...
Better Melrose?
Read the Mayors blog today about Melrose blazing it's own path. Basically it's the Mayor patting himself on the back as usual for the wonderful job he's done since being elected in 2001. My family moved here when I was 12, 32 years ago. I inherited the family home wh...
Views: 731   Replies: 23
Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 1:25pm
by Mass Resident
How Mayor Dolan is Jeopardizing Your Childs Future.
When you woke up this morning, if you're like me, you thought about your kids right off the bat. Where are they, are they safe, are they feeling loved, and what can I do to help them. For my kids: -They're at home -My second amendment right to bear arms keeps them...
Views: 250   Replies: 3
Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 1:16pm
by The Truthsayer
Henry Wallace from 1944
Sadly, there are many posts on this message board that now illustrate too succinctly that the Trump administration has emboldened the voices of locals who are altogether taken with the concepts and methods of actual fascism, though they are also the first to be shock...
Views: 447   Replies: 31
Last Post: Apr 10, 2017 9:38am
by Reminder
Sanctuary Cities and Voter Registration
The whole notion that debate about Immigration Policy = Hate is wrong and insulting. The bigger point is that the Democrat left is trying to equate immigration policy with hate. That's because there are more than 11 million illegals in the U.S., most of whom...
Views: 271   Replies: 9
Last Post: Apr 1, 2017 8:44pm
by Real Facts Redux
Should Melrose be a Sanctuary City?
Is it time for Melrose to join countless other cities throughout the state and declare itself a Sanctuary City for undocumented immigrants? Is it time now to defend these poor and defenseless people against the fascist government now in place in Washington? We can...
Views: 3451   Replies: 115
Last Post: Apr 1, 2017 4:04pm
by Either
mm poster
Watched some of the Cultural Proficiency workshop last night. The instructor was excellent. However, many of the attendees demonstrated the complete intellectual dishonesty that is running rampant across this country, particularly in Melrose. This is a great city t...
Views: 881   Replies: 24
Last Post: Mar 26, 2017 7:19pm
by SU Already
Speed limit
I was traveling down Howard St today and saw the speed machine monitoring the speed I was doing. I was wonderIng if there was a decision on how last years accident happened. I remember they had a reenactment but I don't remember seeing results. Has the speed limit...
Views: 554   Replies: 17
Last Post: Mar 24, 2017 6:53pm
by Nah
Missing from Melrose Discussion: ICE Abuses Power and Punishes Local Police Departments
This aspect, detailed below by the ACLU, of what is actually happening today was entirely missing from the long discussion that took place Monday night. Melrose continues to live in an insular bubble and thinks the national issues are somehow not relevant in this "qu...
Views: 433   Replies: 26
Last Post: Mar 24, 2017 12:26am
by okay then
Privacy of School Records Laws:
Boston METCO This school board member never voted to force any accountability by this superintendent when she took egregiously inappropriate actions to protect the teacher, further victimize the student. CockroachHunter03/02/17 06:19 AM Especially after the offi...
Views: 446   Replies: 11
Last Post: Mar 21, 2017 5:59am
by Sad State of Aff...
Statue of Liberty is Weeping
This, and all else associated with the hateful actions of this administration, is a heinous travesty of justice and morally indefensible. It is incredibly disheartening to see Melrosians feeling empowered now to join the hatred now unleashed all over the country. If...
Views: 1061   Replies: 52
Last Post: Mar 16, 2017 10:28pm
by Give Up - You Lo...
Rep Clark a Disgrace
Just read the our congressional state Rep Katherine Clark will boycott the Inauguration ceremony in Washington DC on Jan. 20th because she said, "I don't want to normalize his views". She is the only member of the Mass congressional group to do this - what a classles...
Views: 2981   Replies: 85
Last Post: Mar 14, 2017 6:54pm
by Real Facts Redux
BOA Disrespects Citizens, Refuses to Allow More than One Citizen Rep on Water/Sewer Committee
It was another disgusting display of our Trumpian local governance this week when the aldermen voted down the possibility of having more than one citizen representative on the Water & Sewer Committee, hailing their "efficiency" and hired "experts" as being the only a...
Views: 481   Replies: 15
Last Post: Mar 14, 2017 9:12am
by so-called Melros...
Dolan Blather on Channel 4 Keller
There he was in his Trumpian glory, tightrope-walking all the political highwires not so elegantly, making it clear that He has made Melrose Great Again and will not sanction Melrose a Sanctuary City, not because he has a spine, but because of a lack of "resources" t...
Views: 185   Replies: 1
Last Post: Mar 12, 2017 1:49pm
by Disheartened
Education Fund
Just received my Excise tax and noticed voluntary contributions to Education Fund. What is this for? Money for schools? I don't ever remember seeing this before !
Views: 188   Replies: 0
Last Post: Feb 18, 2017 6:12pm
by Resident
Modular Classrooms
The shysters are looking to grab more than $6 Million Dollars for a few modular classrooms and some reconfiguation at Horace Mann school. The mayor said the modular classrooms had a useful maximum life of 10 years but the bond is 20 years. Melrose will pay for these...
Views: 395   Replies: 5
Last Post: Feb 15, 2017 4:56pm
by I agree
Hate symbol
I hear at one of the schools this morning someone came upon a hate symbol in the snow. Instead of just pushing some snow around she felt the need to tell the principal and post about the good deed she had done on the community Facebook page. All the left wing nut j...
Views: 303   Replies: 4
Last Post: Feb 11, 2017 2:09pm
by Fake
Y parking
I am just curious what the restrictions are on parking at the YMCA downtown Melrose. I was trying to find a parking space behind Starbucks's this morning for a coffee and noticed a few people parking there then going to the Y. When I exited through the parking lot...
Views: 443   Replies: 10
Last Post: Feb 3, 2017 9:41am
by Michael
Time article excerpts with local relevance: A White House Devoid of Integrity
from Time magazine A White House Devoid of Integrity Elise Jordan Elise Jordan is an NBC News/MSNBC political analyst. She has worked for the Department of State and the National Security Council. At the dedication of his Library, President Ronald Reagan, the...
Views: 189   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 31, 2017 2:05pm
by Michael
Trade?
I think the real threat to our country is not refugees, but liberals. I'd be willing to trade all the liberals in Melrose for an equal number of properly vetted refugees. Who's with me?
Views: 139   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 30, 2017 3:32pm
by Great Idea
Baker Veto of State Legislative Raises
I guess the adult in the family stepped up and spanked the kids up at the state house recently - when Gov. Baker finally showed some grit! These people deserve a pay DECREASE not a raise! We should make their job part-time and allowed to work only 6 months a year - t...
Views: 130   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 29, 2017 8:59am
by Legislative Rais...
Personality disorder
Can anyone offer advice about what to do if someone with narcissistic personality disorder is ruining their life? Asking for 320 million friends.
Views: 326   Replies: 13
Last Post: Jan 28, 2017 10:30am
by Forward March wi...
Physical Ed
Trump got more fat women to go out for a walk in one day than Michele did in eight years
Views: 521   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 26, 2017 7:54pm
by Agreed
Trump's War on Facts
Three times as many people on the mall than Trump's inauguration https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/22/us/politics/womens-march-trump-crowd-estimates.html?_r=0 Trump's press secretary's first "press conference" (a misnomer, as he didn't allow the press to...
Views: 174   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 22, 2017 4:04pm
by Hypocrisy
From GateHouse to Outhouse
In a Free Press column last week about the upcoming Trump Inauguration, Peter Chianca, Director of News and Operation for the GateHouse papers north of Boston, could barely contain his disdain for the President-elect. At the Lincoln Memorial he wrote, “you m...
Views: 163   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 22, 2017 2:01pm
by Lost Subscriber
Protect America's greatness from the traitor Trump
Millions and millions of TRUE hardworking, proud American Patriots were seriously offended when the traitor Trump started claiming America was not the greatest country in the world anymore. However, the losers and slackers who couldn't keep jobs and felt jealous of...
Views: 253   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 21, 2017 12:33pm
by Why is News So S...
Letters to Editor
Not that I don't find the letters entertaining but can someone explain why Bob Snow keeps writing letters to the tax payers of Melrose and complaining about City government when he is no longer a Melrose resident and hasn't paid taxes in Melrose in years. It was co...
Views: 533   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jan 18, 2017 4:09pm
by Creepy
Chronicle
Chronicle bull ! Anyone see the WCVB Chronicle program tonight ? Linda O represented the realtors. MHRC put forth a nice Indian woman (who works for the Planning office) to counter school OCR violations. Joy Boot Camp "friend of the Mayor" bragged that the Mayo...
Views: 545   Replies: 11
Last Post: Jan 16, 2017 2:48pm
by City Resident
library renovation proposal
Any one catch the Melrose Library renovation proposal, a 40 million dollar project. They want to expand the footprint of the building, I assume that would involve building into the library parking lot,now that's a good idea in an already congested area. They want to...
Views: 934   Replies: 25
Last Post: Jan 10, 2017 9:06pm
by Vote for Julie
Kirk Douglas: The Road Ahead...What Now?
He said this, and the bigots still won. Now it's on the rest of us to fight for a return to common decency and true American values, not those of the fascist about to take his oath. Kirk Douglas: The Road Ahead I have always been deeply proud to be an American....
Views: 383   Replies: 10
Last Post: Jan 9, 2017 9:17pm
by Back the ACA for...
Mike Hughes Trial
Mayor's Godfather and Cemetary Thief goes on trial today. Let's see how the case is covered in the media and what coverups and deals are made.
Views: 214   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 9, 2017 2:52pm
by Really?
5 Things You Can Do Right Now About Donald J. Trump - from Michael Moore
This (and it applies to Melrose politics, as well): Michael Moore December 27 at 9:19pm · 5 Things You Can Do Right Now About Donald J. Trump - from Michael Moore It's been seven weeks since Hillary beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes but lost the pre...
Views: 1243   Replies: 80
Last Post: Jan 7, 2017 9:56pm
by Trump'n Along
lIZARD PEOPLE (leeple)
Citizens I belive that Mayor Robert Dolan is a lizard person DISGUISED as a man and we should all be alarmed for a lerson (lizard person) rules us
Views: 145   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 7, 2017 8:30pm
by jeb!!?1!!
Library Rush Job
RD is beginning his Library push tonight at the BOA meeting. We do not need a Library renovation and cannot afford it. Let's see the "leaders" on the BOA cave as usual....NO !
Views: 455   Replies: 6
Last Post: Jan 6, 2017 10:01pm
by Concerned Melros...
INAUGURATION ALERT
According to a shout-out by Michael Moore, “On January 20th - Inauguration Day - a call has gone out to nonviolently disrupt the proceedings.” (This is not “The Women’s March on Washington” to be held the next day.) Good luck Michael...
Views: 200   Replies: 1
Last Post: Jan 3, 2017 4:34pm
by Civility - Where...
Pretend Transparency
Pie chart in the tax bill is colorful but don't expose anything. Open up the checkbook. Publish who gets each check, how much its for and what it was paying. That would be transparency.
Views: 192   Replies: 0
Last Post: Jan 3, 2017 12:46pm
by Spin City
Cemetery Crimes and Punishment
Read the Free Press article - First the city let Mike Hughes steal money and rip people off. They kept it a secret so he could retire with a pension. Now they treat like criminals the good people who tend the graves of their loved ones.
Views: 312   Replies: 5
Last Post: Jan 2, 2017 8:28am
by Concerned Melros...
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year all you honky losers! [:))]
Views: 165   Replies: 1
Last Post: Dec 30, 2016 3:10pm
by wildfire
High Ranking City Official
I am not one to name names but I wanted to put this out there to see if any other citizens have witnessed a high-ranking city official of the male species paying for goods on Main Street using a CHANGE PURSE! I kid you not! I have seen it twice! He's pleased as...
Views: 586   Replies: 13
Last Post: Dec 22, 2016 4:35pm
by City Hall
He's At It Again!
http://melrose.wickedlocal.com/news/20161213/melrose-public-library-renovation-plans-move-forward How's this for logic - "We want to do a $20,000,000.00 library makeover because we might be able to get 40% of it as a grant." Then he wants to roll that into a debt...
Views: 602   Replies: 11
Last Post: Dec 16, 2016 5:50pm
by 5-1
Spit in the face of police and fire
The library? Spit in the face of fire and police! Handicapped accessible? How about the police station? The Mayor and BOA should be arrested along with Mike Hughes, if they look for taxpayer money for the library before the fire and police stations! Fire and Pol...
Views: 414   Replies: 6
Last Post: Dec 16, 2016 8:55am
by Pat del
Dolan's Godfather Arrested
The Cemetery Super arrested for stealing is Rob Dolan's Godfather from Everett. Surprise surprise ! Another patronage job given to family and friends. This incompetent administration has yet another scandal on its hands. The Cemetery has been a mess for years. Cit...
Views: 5173   Replies: 35
Last Post: Dec 15, 2016 1:56am
by Insiders Club
Time to Demand a Complete Audit of City
With the revelations coming out about Dolan's godfather and longtime chief of staff (until 2011 when he became the Cemetery head), coupled with RD's suspicious assertions that nothing passed through the city coffers re: the alleged grand larceny of Hughes, it's time...
Views: 860   Replies: 19
Last Post: Dec 12, 2016 2:06pm
by Geezer
Ramadan dinner
I'm going to get called every name in the book, no doubt the first response will say you are racist. Islam is not a race. The Mayors dinner to help us learn more Ramadan is very disturbing to me at a time when we are banning any and all things Christian from governme...
Views: 1104   Replies: 35
Last Post: Dec 6, 2016 12:17pm
by Interesting
Mayors thanksgiving speech
Anyone else feel like the mayors speech was directed toward white trump supporters? He mentioned the divisiveness of the country but felt as though he was taking a playbook from the media in which they show the few incidents hate by trump supporters but ignore the ha...
Views: 473   Replies: 7
Last Post: Dec 3, 2016 7:37am
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