Major crimes are down

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — Chief Michael Lyle says that the Melrose Police Department saw a more than 55 percent drop in major crimes in the first quarter of 2017. Known as FBI “Part 1 Incidents,” these crimes include murder/manslaughter, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, arson and motor vehicle theft. The department’s statistics are compared from the same time period — Jan. 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017 to March 31, 2017. Aggravated assaults decreased by over 71 percent, with two...

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Mike Hughes pleads guilty

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Posted on Friday, April 21, 2017 WOBURN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan has announced that John Hughes, 71, of Revere, pled guilty yesterday in Middlesex Superior Court to five counts of larceny over $250 and receiving outside compensation by a municipal employee in connection with a scheme to sell unused cemetery burial plots, owned by the City of Melrose, to unsuspecting buyers. Judge Peter Krupp sentenced Hughes, known as “Mike,” to two years probation and ordered him to spend the first 90 days of his probation in home detention....

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Go screen-free May 1 to 7

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition This is the first of a series promoting the annual Healthy Melrose fair to be held Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Middle School athletic complex. MELROSE — According to Kara Showers of the Health Department’s Mass in Motion program, it is time to go screen-free for a week. May 1-7, 2017 is Screen-Free week, when children, families — whole schools and communities—will rediscover the joys of life beyond the screen. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment and spend...

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Revenge is sweet for Melrose softball

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Crovo’s 3 run HR helps Melrose top playoff foe Burlington, 6-5 Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Lady Raider softball team earned payback when they beat league rival Burlington, 6-5, in 7 innings at Pine Banks Park in Melrose on Monday, April 24. Melrose senior captain Victoria Crovo’s 3-run homer in the first inning proved to be a game changer, helping to produce an extra sweet win for Melrose, who beat a team that has eliminated Melrose in back-to-back playoff appearances in 2015 and...

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Raider tennis serves up ace over Wakefield

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE WAKEFIELD—The Melrose Red Raider tennis team earned another critical league win, this time a 5-0 victory over Wakefield (0-4) on the road at Dobbins Courts in Wakefield. Melrose improves to 3-2 on the season, having had some matches postponed due to weather. But on Monday it was all sunshine for the Red Raiders. “It was a great group effort,” said head coach Matt Williams. “It a nice league win, and we continue to improve and show athleticism over the course of the...

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Lady Raider lacrosse out-claws Wildcats

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Melrose 3-2 after 17-3 win over Wilmington Published in the April 28, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—After a long school vacation break, the MHS girls’ lacrosse team came roaring back to the season with a convincing 17-3 victory over Wilmington on the road Monday, April 24 to improve their record to 3-2 on the season. Melrose attackers were fast and furious with Peri MacDonald and Shannon Jones posting three goals a piece (MacDonald earning three assists.) A collection of Lady Raiders added to the effort, including Rachel...

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Anne F. Stanton, 87

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — Anne F. (McGee) Stanton of Melrose passed away on her 62nd wedding anniversary at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on April 18. She was 87 years of age. Anne was born in Melrose on July 14, 1929 to the late James and Mary (Farley) McGee. Mrs. Stanton was raised in Melrose, graduated from St. Mary’s Grammar & St. Mary’s High School and then from Bridgewater State College. Prior to having children she worked as a first grade teacher in Malden. Anne has been a lifelong resident of Melrose, was a...

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Howard J. Oliver, 86

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition WINTHROP — Howard J. “Howie” Oliver, 86, of Winthrop and a former resident of Melrose and Malden, passed away on April 20. Howie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then worked as a skilled machinist most of his life before retiring. He was the proud co-owner of Mim and Jim’s Consignment shop in Melrose in the 1970s. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary V. (McGonagle) Oliver. He was the loving father of Lynne A. (Oliver) Hatton, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, and husband...

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Howard J. Oliver, 86

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Skilled machinist was also Korean War veteran Published in the April 28, 2017 edition WINTHROP — Howard J. “Howie” Oliver, 86, of Winthrop and a former resident of Melrose and Malden, passed away on April 20. Howie proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, then worked as a skilled machinist most of his life before retiring. He was the proud co-owner of Mim and Jim’s Consignment shop in Melrose in the 1970s. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary V. (McGonagle) Oliver. He was the loving father of Lynne A. (Oliver)...

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