Exactly how many times are you going to post this?
Curfew? That's astonishing - prohibit people from going out when no one is out anyway. After heart surgery, it's especially important for me to exercise. Gyms are closed, so I go out and walk in the middle of the night in order to absolutely minimize chances that I'll even see another human being, let alone not be able to properly distance myself.
This disease is not some terrorist skulking around in the middle of the night trying to blow stuff up. A curfew during daylight hours makes more sense. Is this virus a nightmare? Of course, but trying to force people to use common sense is a waste of time. There is no cure for stupidity.
When is the so-called Mayor ever going to give a straight-forward, honest answer to a question? Instead of the usual political avoid-an-answer-that makes-me-look-bad. So, the questions are: when are you going to get rid of Ruth Clay and the DPW chief? Without the usual skirting the issue language.....you have been in politics a long time Mayor, and your evasiveness shows it!!
The last DPW chief left Melrose about 9 months ago. The new DPW director just started at the beginning of this month.
Still not tired of "playing Geezer", you buffoon?
There have been ??? total cases of COVID-19 in Melrose.
Is whether we ALL will be informed of when/where the ? people who have tested positive have recently been, if they were indeed public places. Could someone clarify that for all?
Not sure what you are talking about. Read the question that was asked.
The administration is scared to death of this site, both now, and in it's prior incarnation. Why else do you think XXXXXX banned access to it, a practice that continues to this day?
Noah Hano with seven tablets he later donated to local hospitals. –Maddy Allen
Many patients dying of COVID-19 never get to say goodbye.
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In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, hospitals are not allowing family and friends to visit and comfort their loved ones in their final hours. One volunteer is trying to give families those final moments back — using tablets.
For the last two weeks, Noah Hano has been buying tablets to donate to local hospitals, so that dying coronavirus patients can connect with their families. He has purchased, set up, and delivered roughly 50 tablets to eight hospitals around New England, including Brigham and Women’s in Boston, Mercy Hospital in Springfield, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton.
The idea came from Hano’s friend who works as a nurse practitioner at Beverly Hospital and posted a call for donations of tablets, phones, or anything else that would enable families to communicate with isolated COVID-19 patients. Some doctors and nurses have also called for cell phones and chargers. Hano initially bought seven tablets and set them up with basic video calling platforms, like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. He delivered them to the hospital the next day, and decided to use the momentum he’d already gathered to start a fundraising campaign to purchase and distribute more tablets. Hano’s goal is to raise $30,000.
“People are all alone when they arrive at the emergency room, because there aren’t any visitors allowed in the hospital, and some come with phones that the battery might be dead, or they might not come with a phone at all, especially some of the elderly patients,” said Hano. “There’s no way for families to communicate…[a video call] really is the only way to say goodbye to their loved one.”
Hano says that he’s heard of nurses in some hospitals using their own personal phones to facilitate these goodbye calls. He says this is an imperfect solution, as sharing their personal phones with patients could increase their own risk of infection. Using donated tablets also means that hospitals can conduct some internal operations virtually — for instance, a doctor inside a contaminated zone could use it to consult with a doctor outside the contaminated zone without having to remove or waste personal protective equipment.
Currently, Hano is using the funds from his Facebook campaign to purchase Amazon Fire 7 tablets, which he can get for $49 and set up himself, occasionally with some help from his daughters. He’s ordered over 150 tablets, and has also connected with volunteers in Washington state and New Jersey who are interested in replicating his donation efforts. Hano works as a real estate developer, and he says this is the first time he’s organized a charity campaign like this.
“If we’re going to make it through this, everybody can do something. We’re not powerless,” said Hano. “Whether it’s staying at home and that’s the most important thing, or reaching out to somebody that’s elderly that might be alone — everybody has something to give, and that’s kind of what I’ve learned from this process. And just give it a shot.”
The MA Dept of Public Health today started publishing lists on a town by town basis (with rates per 100K people) and by hospital facility
You can find the links here:
The town list will be updated each Wednesday. It's not sortable unless you copy into an Excel spreadsheet, and hide towns with counts of 0-5 (about 84 of those, mostly in western and central MA, but not all). Melrose has 86 cases with a rate per 100K of 297, placing it in the highest 100-110 municipalities (along with Reading and Woburn), definitely lower than the rates of its surrounding towns/cities (Stoneham - 578; Malden - 559; Saugus - 482; Wakefield - 441). Not as low as Winchester's rate of 166. As we all should know by now, Melrose is not Winchester.
The practice of making the same post in two different strings is both foolish and VERY annoying!
Tim are you part of the ministration.You"re in for a rude awakening.All this is about understanding what;S GOING ON ...... NO LONGER PARTICIPATING.
Questions will never be answered.Becaues that might be being honest.It is just an opinion.Maybe it(s all about what happen before the meeting.
"Taxpayer Expense/Dad", what exactly is your point?
Posting the same thing in multiple threads is annoying. Like a child In the backseat that won’t stop repeating the same thing over and over.
The economy is slowing, the market is in turmoil and heading for a "correction", and some pundits have predicted a slowdown so severe that it threatens recession.
Is there enough time to get another override on the ballot in November, just in case the schools need more money?
Aren't all the old people going to get some extra money? They can't complain about not being able to afford it this time!
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.I shower them with love and kisses everyday
But what can I do to help them? As a parent, what can I do to ensure my child's success and safety in Melrose? What do they NEED from me?There's only one real answer.You all know who I mean.We all elected him in 2019 I'll admit, back then even I was still in the dark about his inner self. Just like all of you, I was dazzled by his newfound success in Melrose politics. I was under his spell.
Little did I know it was dark magic.
His quick wit.These are his weapons. He preys on the weak, on the impressionable, and takes advantages of the innate human quality that is compassion. He had me fooled. He has all of you fooled.
It's time to wake up.Mayor is pretentious. He is arrogant. He has taken credit for the success of our great city. He has taken credit for what you all have done for our home. You made Melrose what it is. Do not let him trick you into thinking this was through his doing.Stop letting him fool you.It is up to us.
It was obviously a poor attempt at humor, not an attempt to pretend I was indeed "you" (but you knew that). And OF COURSE I was being facetious, we certainly can't afford another override, for anything, particularly for a school system in free fall!
Maybe the bigger question is recession going to us city and all us her in melrose and the businesses.
How about 1960.
When is the so-called Mayor ever going to give a straight-forward, honest answer to a question?
Here's is the MA DPH weekly town/city update on COVID-19 cases:
So to let you all know the field at the High School is closed all others fields here are ??? because of Coronavirus.Thank you Mayor Paul Brodeur are safety comes first
How are closed fields supposed to increase safety.
Please explain how people working out in a field or public park or beach is unsafe. What is unsafe is closing fields and parks causing masses to gather in places that are open. Did anyone happen to see the crowd at Breakheart this weekend?
Come on Rose, l’m waiting. Please explain how closing a field increases the public safety
The crowds at Breakheart are because of all the girls parading around in those disgraceful stretch pants. They’re sinful I tell you!
It's unsafe if even a few aren't maintaining social distancing, which some of them weren't dear. It's the 5% rule - 5% of people ruin everything for the other 95%. Breakheart is run by the state, as you well know dear.
I give up
And here's the weekly Wednesday evening update of COVID-19 data per town/city:
And the daily dashboard:
Can someone explain to me why my post was deleted? I guess this message board doesn’t want to have an open dialog. I have heard about this problem previously here. Oh well, I guess I’ll be moving on.
Just another player.Just a bunch phonies.Talks to help you understand what:s really going on in the world about coronavirus virus.This is not test about life.You all need to wake up.This is Melrose.
What???? WTF are you talking about? Unbelievable.
Question for Mayor Brodeur: What are you going to do about the terrible conditions of the roads in Melrose. I bent a rim on my truck this past week and want to know where I can submit for reimbursement of my damages from the City. What the hell is going on with these roads?