Melrose City Councilor-At-Large Manisha Bewtra

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Mayoral Preliminary Election: September 17, 2019

This blog is updated occasionally, with longer posts or those that would benefit from their own link. For the latest updates and a more comprehensive listing of news from the campaign, please visit the NEWS page. Also, please follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our newsletter!

July 29, 2019

When the president attacked four congresswomen of color and said they should go back to where they came from, it hit me very personally. They are committed to their country and their districts, and so am I, and so are countless others who he demeans directly and indirectly. The president then made another blatantly racist verbal attack on Baltimore, a place where I have lived....

April 23, 2019

Dear Superintendent Taymore and your team, Mayor Infurna, and elected members of the School Committee,

Over the last year, each of you put in hours upon hours of work to develop the Fiscal Year 2020 budget, including two budget scenarios - one with an override and one without. You worked tirelessly to make the case for why more resources were needed, and thanks to its passage,...

April 23, 2019

Recently, the City of Melrose received a Site Approval Notification from MassHousing regarding a proposed 44 townhouse construction project under Chapter 40B at Swains Pond Avenue and Hillside Park. This proposal is an opportunity to spur us into action as a community. It raises important concerns regarding conservation of environmentally sensitive areas, as well as a call to...

February 25, 2019

What's at stake with the April 2, 2019 Special Election in Melrose, MA? Alderman-At-Large Manisha Bewtra weighs in on why she supports a Proposition 2 1/2 property tax override.

February 16, 2019

The Water and Sewer Committee met on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Representatives from the Department of Public Works, Office of the Treasurer and Collector, and the Auditor's Office presented an overview of the Water and Sewer Enterprise Fund Accounts, and water and sewer operations including updates on infrastructure conditions, meter billing, revenue, and reserves. The g...

November 2, 2017

Melrose residents share why they are supporting Manisha for Melrose Alderman-At-Large. Check these out in our Manisha for Melrose Facebook album to like, comment, and share there, or find individual images in our Instagram feed! Help us get people excited to show up at the polls and vote for Manisha on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

September 14, 2017

Thanks for joining the Committee to Elect Manisha Bewtra at the Melrose Victorian Fair! Here is what people who visited the booth had to say about what they love about Melrose, what they hope for Melrose, and why they support Manisha for Melrose.

August 13, 2017

My thoughts are with the people of Charlottesville and those on the front lines rising up to fight this. We in Melrose, Massachusetts are mourning this violence and loss of life. The forces of hatred are daunting. They have many of us flailing, wanting to fight against this hate and not wanting to let ourselves become divided. What is happening in Charlottesville affects us ri...

July 11, 2017

Have you ever:

  • Tried crossing the street at a crosswalk with a traffic light while walking in Melrose, and either waited for a long time for the signal to change to a walk sign or jaywalked because it took too long?

  • Walked in certain neighborhoods in Melrose, such as along Swains Pond Avenue, where there are no sidewalks or discontinuous sidewalks?

  • Thought it woul...

June 20, 2017

Building sustainable, welcoming, and inclusive communities is core to who I am and what I do. As a city planner, I have helped dozens of communities, including Melrose, become more environmentally, economically, and socially resilient. As a Melrose Human Rights Commissioner, I work to uphold the city motto “One Community, Open to All” by helping to craft public statements and...

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