Monday, March 18, 2013
A letter to the editor from Brett Rhyne.
[Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by U.S. Senate candidate Brett Rhyne.] To the Editor: My name is Brett Rhyne, and I’m running as a write-in candidate for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in the April 30 primary. Why? Because I need a job. That’s only a little facetious. Since I stopped teaching at Salem State College in 2009, I’ve been unemployed or underemployed two-thirds of the time. Put another way, I haven’t been able to provide for my five-year-old boys for half their lives. Thankfully, family, friends, our community and the state have helped greatly, and for that, I’m extremely grateful. As a teacher and a journalist, I’ve always worked to make the world a better place. Now I’d like to be …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Robert Aufiero of the Melrose Republican City Committee calls for support of Rick Green as the next chairman of the state Republican Party.
[Editor's note: The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Robert Aufiero of the Melrose Republican City Committee.] This week, the State Committee of the Massachusetts Republican Party will vote for a new chairman. I am voicing my support for Rick Green of Pepperell, Mass. I encourage our local State Committeeman Scott Conway and State Committeewoman Brittany Carisella to do the same. If you live in Melrose, Malden, Stoneham, Wakefield, Reading, or precincts 1, 2, 3, 8 of Winchester, you are part of the 5th Middlesex State Senatorial district. Please call our state committee members and ask them to vote Rick Green to be the next chairman. You can find their contact information on the Massachusetts Republican Party’s website. …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Several church and temple officials signed the Letter to the Editor focused on violence.
[Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor was submitted by the Melrose Clergy Association.] The members of the Melrose Clergy Association continue to grieve and reflect upon last month’s tragic massacre of children and adults in Newtown Connecticut; and we continue to pray for the precious children, their families, their teachers, and those first responders and public servants who raced to offer their aid and comfort as this devastating event unfolded. We pray that the God of love and truth will surround the community of Newtown, and inspire and enable other communities, like our own, to find ways to ensure the peace and safety of our children. In the wake of such senseless violence and loss of innocent life, we stand firmly …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Martha Grover, the city's green energy coordinator.
[Editor's note: The following is a Letter to the Editor submitted by Martha Grover, the city's green energy coordinator.] Over the next year, Melrose will see 79 new solar PV installations thanks to everyone who supported and took part in the Solarize Melrose program launched in June. Solarize Melrose, which concluded on Nov. 4, was a renewable energy outreach program sponsored by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center that offered discounted pricing and rebates to homeowners with eligible roof space. I would like to personally thank Lori Timmermann, who volunteered over 400 hours of her time over six months as the Melrose Solar Coach. Lori designed and implemented the marketing and outreach plan to educate Melrose homeowners about the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan thanked Foodmaster Supermarkets owner John DeJesus for the company's contributions to the city.
[Editor's note: The following is a letter from Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan to Johnnie's Foodmaster owner John DeJesus that was recently submitted to Melrose Patch.] October 26, 2012 John DeJesus Foodmaster Supermarkets 100 Everett Ave., Suite 12 Chelsea, MA 02150 Dear John, I want to thank you for all that Foodmaster Supermarkets, and you personally, have done for the City of Melrose over the years. In addition to being one of the largest employers in the city, and providing quality groceries for our residents, you have been a generous neighbor. I truly appreciate the donations you have made over the years to our Emergency Fund, as well as your strong support for the Melrose High School Permanent Scholarship Fund. It’s hard to imagine …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Reader Catherine Van Arnam calls for residents to support the incumbent this election.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
To the Editor: I am proud to reside in Melrose, where Republicans, Democrats, and many Independent voters - such as myself - reside in harmony. This welcoming culture is a bigger draw than even our charming Main Street or bucolic parks. The upcoming election will prove no test to our neighborliness, but it will have consequences for the health of our town. Lauded in Charlotte by the Democratic Party Chair as a “Democrat’s Democrat,” Elizabeth Warren does not represent the best of Massachusetts. She’s an extremist for ever-bigger government with ever more regulatory burdens placed on struggling entrepreneurs. Rather than working to eliminate America’s crushing debt by trimming government bureaucracies, she would choose higher taxes for …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
David Lucas writes that Christians should remember the traditions of the Easter season.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
To the Editor: Imagine if during Passover, one of the most celebrated Jewish holidays, most Jews in the United States decided to give up participating in a traditional seder, because it’s just "too boring." Imagine if, little by little, they stopped retelling the incredible story of Passover (found in Exodus) to each other. Now imagine that they replaced this ancient tradition with stories about a magic bunny rabbit that drops chocolate eggs around the house. Imagine if, during Ramadan, Muslims stopped fasting, praying to God and focusing on morality, charity and sacrifice. Imagine that, after years of waning traditions, they instead celebrated Ramadan by just buying each other the most beautiful and expensive presents money can buy. …