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Former Melrose City Councilor-at-Large Monica Medeiros recently was honored at the Massachusetts Municipal Association annual meeting at the Hynes Convention Center last month for her tenure as President of the statewide Massachusetts Municipal Councillors’ Association.

Melrose Free Press, February 27, 2020
Should Massachusetts adopt congestion pricing to ease traffic on its roadways?

"If our goal is to relieve traffic and gridlock from the streets of our Commonwealth, then congestion pricing is not the answer."

"Imposing yet another tax on our working class will not solve this problem. Rather, we need to incentivize the ones who actually have the control to shape our commutes: our Commonwealth’s employers." - Monica Medeiros

Boston Sunday Globe, February 2, 2020
Melrosians attend Newly Elected Councillor Training

“I am so glad to be able to provide this mentoring and learning experience to not only to councillors from all around our state but also to so many from right here in my hometown,” said Medeiros.


“I hope this training has given them the roadmap and the toolkit they need to get off on the right track.”

Melrose Free Press, January 16, 2020
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Thanks Voters

"I want to offer my sincere thanks to each and every person who had enough faith and trust in me to cast their vote for me in this election.


"Serving Melrose in our local government for these many years has been a true honor, and I wish nothing but the best for our future."

Melrose Patch, November 21, 2019

"I am invested in our success. That Melrose is such a desirable community is no accident. Many people have been working hard at the local level for years to make Melrose what it is today. I am one of those people, and I want a chance to keep doing that.

The Melrose I envision ten years from now expands upon our success by using creative thinking and out-of-the box ideas to take us to the next level."

Melrose Patch, November 3, 2019
Mayors’ races take center stage on Election Day

"Medeiros, who would be Melrose’s first popularly elected woman mayor, said she would develop a five-year financial plan and provide more “community engagement” in decision-making."

     - John Laidler

      Globe Correspondent

Boston Sunday Globe, November 3, 2019
Medeiros: Make Melrose a Leader in Community Engagement

"I want to change the way we do business at City Hall to open the doors to a friendlier, more inclusive, more forward thinking and fiscally responsible Melrose.

I want to see us be a leader in Community Engagement by opening up our government, by involving people in the decision making process, and making sure we are operating in an open and transparent way."

Melrose Patch, October 30, 2019
Governor Baker: "…Monica will make a great mayor."

"As a local elected official, Monica has spent years working on the issues that matter most to the people of Melrose, and she cares deeply about the people she represents," Governor Baker continued.


"As Mayor, Monica will hit the ground running, bring people together, and get the job done."

Melrose Patch, October 28, 2019
Mayoral Candidates Answer Questions About the Arts in Melrose

Mayoral Candidates Answer 7 Questions About the Arts in Melrose for #ArtsMatterDay

"From a city perspective, adding more art into our civic events be it through shared art projects or by adding more artistic performances will help signal that we are a community that appreciates the arts." - Monica Medeiros

Melrose Patch, October 24, 2019

Melrose League of Women Voters Candidate Forum.

Videotaped and shared by MMTV.

MMTV, October 2, 2019
Melrose recognizes Hunger Action Month

"It is an honor and a privilege to bring some awareness to this issue and how many of our neighbors are facing housing and food insecurity, to bring some awareness to it, to let them know about the resources available to them, and to let our community know how they can take action to support our neighbors," said Medeiros.

Melrose Patch, October 3, 2019

"I want to thank the voters of Melrose for their confidence in moving me through the Preliminary election for Mayor of Melrose."


"I will be working hard every day to ensure that each one of your tax dollars is accounted for and well spent, and to make our government more open and transparent."

Melrose Patch, September 24, 2019
Paul Brodeur, Monica Medeiros Ready For Melrose Mayoral Race

"Midway through Paul Brodeur's victory speech at his campaign headquarters in the old Papa Gino's Tuesday night, Monica Medeiros burst in to congratulate him. Seven weeks before the two share a ballot, they shared a celebration."

Melrose Patch, September 17, 2019
Medeiros asks for your vote for Mayor

I am passionate about Melrose.


Our city needs a vision to succeed.


I am ready to make Melrose a leader in the areas that matter most -- a leader in education, in fiscal management, in sustainability and in community engagement.

Melrose Patch, September 11, 2019

By beginning on Day One to build a five-year strategic financial plan for Melrose, I am committed to doing my best to provide the strong fiscal management needed to maintain our City's affordability, strengthen our education system, and protect the sustainability of our City's financial future.

Melrose Patch, August 25, 2019

"Keeping the fabric of our community woven together has never been more important.


To me, that means keeping the lines of communication open, expanding our common understanding and ensuring shared opportunities for people of all ages."

Melrose Free Press, August 12, 2019

“If I am elected Mayor this fall, I will make maintaining Melrose's beauty among my top priorities. To me, that means maintaining our roads, keeping our sidewalks clear, planting more trees and preserving our open space."

Melrose Patch, August 14, 2019

"As a mayoral candidate I have some important takeaways to share about some of the areas the next mayor must improve upon including emergency management, communication and water & sewer infrastructure."

Melrose Patch, August 6, 2019
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“I am passionate about Melrose. Our city needs a vision to succeed. I am committed to making Melrose a Leader! To make that happen, I made the bold decision to quit my job and campaign fulltime.I am all in.”

"I deeply understand the housing market and recognize the importance our residents place on maintaining and improving property values."

Melrose Free Press, July 19, 2019
In Massachusetts, 'aldermen' are nearly

“They’re falling all over themselves saying, ‘alderperson,’ ‘alderwoman.’ I think they were trying to not offend me,” she said. “This is at a point where it’s distracting from the issue that the person actually came to talk to me about.”

Boston Sunday Globe - Metro Section, July 7, 2019
Medeiros shares questions in advance of Brazil Street meeting

"Recognizing that the aftermath of the Brazil Street sewage backup has left many questions for the neighborhood and the city at large, I joined with Ward Five Alderman Shawn MacMaster in co-sponsoring an order calling for Mayor Gail Infurna's administration to appear before the Board of Aldermen to provide a public reporting on the incident which occurred on June 20, 2019."

Melrose Patch, July 17, 2019
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African Ascent with Guest Monica Medeiros

Dr. Teodros Kiros hosts African Ascent with special guest Monica Medeiros, Melrose Alderman-at-Large and candidate for mayor.

During their hour long interview, the pair covers many city topics including Medeiros' plans to reduce the water & sewer burden ratepayers face and ways we can make City Hall more open and welcoming to all.

African Ascent, Summer 2019
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About the race Medeiros said: “It’s about looking at the people as individuals. It’s about evaluating their personal qualities and experiences to make sure that we have the most qualified person regardless of their sex or gender. That’s when we get true equality and true empowerment. When I look at this race, I can tell you that I am the person that is most-qualified for the job. I have the experience, and this is the year to make it happen."

Melrose Free Press, May 29, 2019
Medeiros to School Committee: Hold vote for complete budget.

I am continuing to call for accountability and transparency now that the override has passed. At their Tues. 4/23 meeting, the School Committee is expected to take their final vote on the FY '20 School Budget using an incomplete document. The members should hold off until they receive a full document.

Melrose Patch, April 22, 2019
Medeiros to run for Mayor of Melrose

Melrose Alderman-at-Large Monica Medeiros announced today that she will be a candidate for Mayor of Melrose in the city election this fall.

I love this city. I have lived here all my life, and I have been honored to serve it for more than a decade.

After much deliberation, I feel this is the way I can be most effective to help keep us moving forward.

Melrose Weekly News, April 12, 2019
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“…regardless of income, every taxpayer deserves good fiscal management.

As an Alderman-at-Large, my job is to consider the big picture ramifications of our decisions, especially when it comes to spending and taxation. When it comes to the big picture, the taxpayers deserve an unobstructed view.”

Melrose Free Press, March 18, 2019
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Melrose’s Medeiros reelected MMCA president

“Throughout the years we have been advocating for full reimbursement for charter school funding, more funds for Chapter 90 road repairs, more consistency and predictability from our state government, and more equity in our school funding,” continued Medeiros. “I am honored to have the opportunity to continue serving in this role.”

Melrose Free Press, February 22, 2019
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Our local government provides the most basic services we use every day – clean water, safe roads, education for our children, police and fire protection. These services are best provided without partisan politics getting in the way.

Boston Sunday Globe, December 23, 2018

© 2019 Paid for by the Monica Medeiros Committee.

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