I blame Mayor Dolan 300% for the faulty traffic light on the intersection of Green St and Lynn Fells Parkway. Attached is a url for his Wikipedia page in case anyone is interested in Dolan Trivia. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_J._Dolan_(politician)
Back to the light:
Me and my homeboi were rolling up on Green St right next to the Seven Miles Church. It's pretty late because we've been putting in work at the bball courts, so not many people are on the roads. We get to the light and its red, oh well. It stays red for quite a good long while, and another car pulls up opposite us. He gets a green, but we stay red. Then after he turns it goes back to green for the homies on the fells. It stayed red for us for another 10 minutes (Not lying my pants ain't on fire) before we gave up and left.
And I blame MRJD for this, because he's the mayor and he should have fixed it before it became an issue.
Forever keeping it real,
That light has been faulty for at least 20 years. I can't tell you the number of times I've just said the hell with it and run it. I don't know whose light it is - Melrose or State (MDC).
Congrats to Chief Lyle and his force for being named one of the top safest cities in the country. #73 I believe. Great job especially in these historic times!
The Opiod problem in this city is far greater than admitted. Ask a firefighter or police officer to get the real story. We need more officers to deal with all the overdoses. We also need more police with our increasing population. Melrose has a population surge and thus we need an increase in police numbers (sick of the need for more K teachers and "interventionists" CT and the SC claim we need)! The Mayor, SC, School Admins. and budget chief PDR play so many games with figures few believe a word they say. So, taxpayers will not support more taxes and/or bonds. The BOA never questions anything meaningful and approves major spending with poor due diligence reviews. GO along to get along. Example: A few parking spaces (Cinella family connections to current city and elected officials screams Conflict of Interest). Go along to get along has gotten us into a mess. The BOA are useless. The SC will say or do anything to cover their incompetence, lies and law breaking. Lip service no longer passes the smell test and will not solve the range of pervasive and complex problems. Things are rotten in Melrose. We need people of courage to step up. The electorate sent a resounding message by voting NO against the override. The huge failure of the tax increase initiative was a clear message which some folks have not yet accepted BUT must be dealt with at every level of the city. Get over it and get on with it.
Chief L was not a willing part of that override sham. He stated very clearly at a BOA mtg when asked by MM that he never asked for those extra officers. They were put in there by Dolan/PDR to make it appear that this was a citywide appeal, not just a school boondoggle. The Chief cannot abide the games, and yet he is required as part of his job to stand there next to his boss and look like part of the Team (Machine). Otherwise the temper-tantrum brat will have his head just like the previous two chiefs (one of whom as been a long-lasting and highly successful chief for Wakefield ever since RD did him the favor by having another juvenile meltdown and forcing him out).
Otherwise the temper-tantrum brat will have his head just like the previous two chiefs (one of whom as been a long-lasting and highly successful chief for Wakefield ever since RD did him the favor by having another juvenile meltdown and forcing him out).[/quote]. Just like the previous poster said. Ask any cop and they will tell you the former chief is a jack wagon. My people tell me he's very popular at town hall though. 😘😘😘