MHS Homecoming festivities planned

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Melrose High School alumni will be welcomed back to the city for a Homecoming Weekend on the Columbus Day weekend this year. While Melrose High has had homecoming dances, this is the first time that a weekend of activities is being geared toward bringing alumni and students together. “What we would like to turn it into is an opportunity for Melrose High School graduates to come back and watch their teams play,” said John McLaughlin, who is organizing many of the weekend’s activities. Homecoming...

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Fire fight on Goss Avenue

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — In stifling humidity, firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze Fathers’ Day afternoon that badly damaged a home on Goss Avenue. Fire officials said the first call for heavy smoke and fire at 62 Goss Ave. came around 3:35 p.m., followed by several others. Engine 3 was the first to arrive at the scene, within three minutes of the call being received. Lt. Jay Morneault reported heavy flames going over the roof, meaning they had reached into the soffit. Morneault immediately reportedly a working...

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Architect to study options, solutions for Public Safety Building

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition MELROSE — Mayor Robert J. Dolan and the Public Safety Building Committee announce that they have selected an architect for the first stage of the project, which is a study of the available options and solutions. The architect Donald M. Walter a partner in the Newburyport firm of Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., will lead the feasibility study. Walter has over 25 years’ experience and has been lead personnel on a number of projects, including completed public safety buildings in Medfield and Scituate...

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A championship year for Melrose sports

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

A look back at varsity action & more Published in the June 23, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—As MHS students head off to summer and the ball fields grow empty, it’s time to take a look back at a historic school year for local sports. Melrose High graduates a remarkably athletic class, a group who showed promise sophomore year and grew into athletes who earned the city championships and state titles. For the first time, the Melrose High wrestling team were crowned State Champs. After amassing an incredible record of 20-1-1...

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Paul Hurley inducted into Mass Hockey Hall of Fame

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Melrose native son Paul Hurley (MHS 1963) will be inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame on June 17 in a ceremony and dinner to be held at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth. Hurley joins other 2017 inductees including Joe Bertagna, Shawn McEachern, Bernie Michaels and coach Paul Vincent. Paul Hurley was an offensive and defensive standout as a professional and Olympic hockey player. As a Boston College senior in 1969, Hurley was selected All-American, All-East and All-New...

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Melrose wrestling team honored at State House

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

State champions take on Beacon Hill Published in the June 16, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was a fitting finale for the 2017 Melrose Red Raider wrestling, who were honored at the Massachusetts State House on June 7, recognized for their historic 20-1-1 record and Div. 3 State Championship earned this past winter. They were greeted by State Representative Paul Brodeur and given a proclamation signed by Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo in recognition of, “your receipt of the Div. 3 State team title, your unprecedented 20-1-1...

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Joseph H. Murray Jr., 92

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Joseph H. Murray Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Melrose, entered peacefully into rest at the Meadow View Center in North Reading on Thursday, June 15. Joseph was born in Boston on April 11, 1925, one of two children of the late Joseph H. Murray Sr. and Helen (Doherty) Murray. Raised and educated in Dorchester, Joe entered the United States Army with his parents permission at age 17. Stationed in Europe as an aviation engineer, Joe was working with gliders when he was injured while performing...

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James D. Browne, 95

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — James Daniel Browne, 95, of Melrose and formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully on June 17. He was the devoted son of the late Patrick J. and Margaret T. (Buckley) Browne. He was the beloved husband of Patricia M. (Lynch) Browne. He was the cherished father of Kathleen Walsh and her husband Stephen of Topsfield, Patricia Kramer and her husband Kenneth of Sanford, ME, Charlene Walsh and her husband Dennis of Middleton, James Browne and his late wife Marcia of Wakefield, Jeanne Connolly and...

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Jane M. Forrest, 78

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition SAUGUS — Jane Marie Forrest, 78, passed away at her home in Saugus on June 17. Jane was born on August 13, 1938 to the late Francis and Rose (Timmons) Forrest. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar and St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1956. In 1971 she and a friend drove across the United States traveling on the northern route first, down the Pacific coast and took the southern route home. Jane went back to college and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 1976,...

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