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.
The group that owns Melrose Cares is trying to deliberately ruin this site so it will no longer be available for the city of Melrose. The post made by Melrose Cares is not true other cities do not care about your spelling, grammar, and proper English that's a sham to bias post.
The "lack of writing skills" so evident on some posts here is sad. Maybe spelling, grammar, and punctuation have lost some of their importance in today's internet world, but if you want to be taken at all seriously, you have to be able compose a comment that doesn't bury the message in gobbledygook. Some of it is probably just laziness, but for some of the stuff here, atrocious would be an upgrade.
I agree with MC/goal... this site Melrose Cares with the new owners will last only a few months more. Telling people with freedom of speech, who,what,where and when to post is obsurd. The MPS is not encouraging a flow of good teacher's that stay. This damages the students in English and Math.
No one's telling anyone "who,what,where and when to post." Asking for common courtesy and decency shouldn't be too much of a strain, but apparently is in this literal cesspool of a city.
Melrose hasn’t been a bedroom community for about a decade now. 08/09 is when I’d say that title left along with that small town feel we used to love.