Thursday, June 20, 2024

091013i-Gary-MelloGary Mello, 60, a lifelong Central Square resident and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School graduate, has gone from longtime employee at the Harvard Sailing Center to longtime pharmacist, but holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the Stevens Insitute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. He is also a landlord, licensed real estate broker and notary public. He sends his kids, a fifth-grader and a high school sophomore, to Cambridge public schools.

Compiled from the candidate’s words in publicly available sources

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Our take Mello

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Mello’s top three priorities:

From the Cambridge Residents Alliance

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Reduce out-of-control city spending by capping the budget at its current level.

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Make the Cambridge Health Alliance the baseline insurer for City employees.

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Move more slowly on mega development projects.

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On local business:

Condensed and edited from responses given to Cambridge Local First

Small businesses suffer the most from the alcoholics and addicts Cambridge tolerates and even invites to our retail zones. Nobody’s opening a mom-and-pop at any rent knowing that potential clients avoid the area. We have to clean up the block to bring in customers.

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Mello on the issues

From Cambridge Community Television

City Council dysfunction:

Middle-income housing: