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vkrikorian April 14, 2014 at 05:08 PM
Why does this not surprise me. In his debate with Monica Medeiros, he said he was FOR local aidRead Moreand in his capacity as state rep he voted against it. Monica on the other hand brought money back to Melrose in her capacity as Alderman at Large. He is following in the footsteps of other Democrats who lie all the time. Jason's lies may not be as big, because the local issues aren't as big.
George Georgountzos March 25, 2014 at 09:42 AM
Former State Senator Richard Tisei, a respect, independent thinking, moderate Republican (i.e.Read MoreNothi ng like the type of person Monica's detractors would have you believe is the type of person to support her) enthusiastically endorsed Monica Medeiros for the seat he held for 20 years. This should lay to rest the vitriol and garbage levied against Monica by her well funded and out of the mainstream opponents. Kudos to soon-to-be Congressman Tisei for setting the record straight and endorsing his friend and capable public servant, Monica Medeiros!
MJ Hakanson March 31, 2014 at 10:49 AM
As a woman, I am deeply offended by Jason Lewis casting aspersions on Monica Medeiros' character. Read MoreT his is nothing but a tactic of a bully, and one who is so desperate to be elected to the State Senate. Shame on all voters, and women in particular, who support a candidate like Jason Lewis, who is conducting his own "war on women"! In addition, Jason Lewis and his supporters want to hold up the Southern Poverty Law Center as the arbiter of truth when deciding "hate groups", but in fact, the FBI has removed the Southern Poverty Law Center from their website as an unreliable resource. This calls into question, Jason Lewis' ability to be an arbiter of all matters of truth. It is time for all of us to cast a vote to rid ourselves of the one party Democratic rule that is taking Massachusetts in the wrong direction. A vote for Monica Medeiros would be an excellent start in the right direction! After all, we deserve better representation, and we all want the same thing - a strong family, a strong community, and a strong Commonwealth.
Julie the Jarhead March 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM
I agree, MJ. If were going to talk about a 'war on women,, let's talk bout the Democrats' dismalRead Morerec ord. Let's talk about Obama's White House paying women less than men. And don't get me started on Clinton!!! Jason Lewis has adopted the well-worn 'extremist Republican' mantra. We won't fall for it again. Monica Medeiros will get my vote on April 1st!
Michael M March 04, 2014 at 09:04 PM
Pamela, it appears that perhaps you have access to information that the rest of us do not (aRead Morerelativ e of Mr Cook perhaps?) I hope that what you say is true and that the store is limited to exactly tobacco alternatives. Also, let me apologize for my previous language. Regardless of our positions, name calling is not a path to civil discourse. brbos1: Please don't put words in my mouth. I agree with virtual everything you have written in your previous post regarding proper upbringing of children. But I've travelled to many places and talked to many people and have seen many things in many cultures. Small town mentality, I am not. There are many things I am completely against which might be now, or at some time, legal establishments in Melrose. (Think adult stores, gambling, marijuana dispensaries etc). I would speak out against each and every one of them each and every time they because it is the right thing to do. It's not "not in my town." It's "change begins at home." I've had the chance to speak with Melrose police officers casually over the years who themselves have suggested that crime in Melrose has increased four fold over the last decade and they attributed it to an increase in drugs. I've seen ambulances carying away my neighbor's children because they overdosed. And I've talked to their neighbor's who recounted how beautiful those same children were growing up before they got involved with the wrong influences. Just like my child is now. So, no, NOT in my town. And, no, NOT to my child. And, no NOT to my neighbor's children if I can help it. But not for the simplistic mindset which you accuse me of.
David March 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM
May I just say that vaping has absolutely nothing to do with marijuana. How terrible of you toRead Moremake assumptions and go on negatively about this new store when you don't even have a clue as to what it actually is. It's sole purpose is to allow people to slowly cut down on their daily nicotine usage by downsizing the amount if nicotine in the bottle of "e-juice" they buy. Rather than using a patch or "blu" cigarette, smokers can control their own nicotine intake. There is NO tobacco in vape products, only nicotine - if you choose! They even have an option with no nicotine! This is just an alternative to cigarettes. Nothing illegal or negatively impacting children more than you're everyday conscience store that sells cigarettes and many other worse products.
Sherlock H. March 20, 2014 at 12:42 PM
Thank you David! Hopefully the "Chicken Littles" will take note.
Sherlock H. February 18, 2014 at 07:04 AM
There is a very simple reason for all this..............generally, people stink!
Jon Scarborough February 18, 2014 at 11:18 AM
I agree with Sherlock---not that they stink but that they are thoughtless and self absorbed withRead Morethe ir own lives. The (I'll only be a minute" syndrome. This will only be stopped when the police assign a foot patrol to Main Street to monitor the area during the day. Police driving through about once an hour or so just cannot accomplish much.
ellen varney February 17, 2014 at 03:56 PM
I now have 2 snow shovelers and 1 customer. One from Franklin Sq area and one from Lincoln SchoolRead Morea rea. If you need shoveling done emal mrsv153@verizon.net.
Gretylu February 18, 2014 at 02:41 PM
Please let me know when you will need my son as i have a possibility I will have to go into work at Read More5p so I would want to be able to drop him off where ever needed!! He is at the YMCA now so stay in touch!
Steve Leibman February 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM
Just FYI, I believe the Melrose DPW maintains a list (mostly made up of high school kids) that canRead Moreb e hired to shovel snow. DPW phone number is: 781-665-0142.
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