Why aren't the political activists in MORE calling out this guy, Ward Hamilton, who is running for School Committee? Just a couple years ago, he was one of the most strident apologists for the "Red Raider" slur used in the Melrose schools and sports teams. His actions felt similar to those southerners who still defend the confederacy. His efforts help perpetuate a racist Melrose - the one that remains defiant to protect its 'traditions' against the social progress in the larger world.
Municipal elections are not being held this year, so the Melrose School Committee is not having elections. He's running for the Melrose seat on the Northeast Metro Voke committee, and his opponent was just discovered not to be a resident of Melrose and thus disqualified from receiving votes, so Hamilton will win by default no matter what.
Will the "One Communinity Open to All" sycophants ACT LOCAL and call out this candidate for his support of this racial slur?
Hamilton pushes out that Red Raiders is honoring something else - you know that's bull. It's a passive aggressive move to get away using a racial slur, while acting as if he's not. He has support from his high school buddies Paul Brodeur and Rob Dolan. That good-old-Melrose crowd refuse to disavow Red Raiders. It's the 21st century. That good-old-Melrose bullxxxx has got to go. No one who champions racial slurs should be elected to a School Committee, Mayor or anything else.
I have only seen story about the person dropping out of race online. No other newspaper are reporting this so is this a true story or just a bullying by a online group trying to get their way? I wonder how Melrose people have become so vicious to others. Do we know the full story ? I’m voting for the guy they said dropped because I think it’s a lie by the online defenders of Melrose want to be’s.
Vote Andy White!
Mr Hamilton is the good old boys.
Time for a change.
If a racist gets elected the City Council should vote to censure him.
Why would you POSSIBLY vote for someone who has withdrawn from the race (White) and didn't even show up for his residency hearing?
If you want to 'protest' the other candidate, at least do a write-in to "show your displeasure".
Any votes cast for Mr White will not count, as he's been disqualified.
After reading the article I’m not quite sure about what this means. I’m shocked how you can remove an American of their constitutional rights to vote. I listened to his wife speak she is definitely a scorned woman who has hatred in her heart. I think there is more to this story let’s sit back and watch. I’m still voting for the guy because he’s has not said a word bashing his wife during this event.
I am simply saying that it's imbecilic to vote for someone who has withdrawn from the race, for whatever reason!! Is that difficult to grasp?
Why/if he should have or have not withdrawn is a completely different issue!
He didn't withdraw.
He DID NOT withdraw from the race! You have proof of that?
You seem to know everything about this family! Positing personal things, she’s an drug addict, the son is severely impaired!! He’s soon to be divorced one thing is to protect the dude but to post **** about their personal life? 🤦♂️ SMH!
You are clearly responding to resident's post, not that of those preceding yours.
Did you watch the "hearing," as it were or learn of what was said from individuals present or involved parties? Then you would have known some of those details from what was said by the soon-to-be ex, including references to her son's IEP, etc. The city is responsible for turning this into a public debacle with information shared that should not have been, not a melrosemessages post! Have you ever walked the 2nd floor of City Hall and heard what is said by those being paid to represent the citizens--much of it mocking and loud enough to be heard publicly? Nothing has changed since the despicable conduct of RD. The same kind of ignorant, mean-spirited attitudes and conduct continue. If anything it's all even more seedy because RD was wily enough to conceal some of his worst tendencies, while PB really isn't very smart (and GI even less so).