Schools’ $6M upgrade plan moves forward

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The aldermen’s Appropriations Committee Monday unanimously approved a nearly $6 million plan to add modular classrooms at both the Winthrop and Hoover schools, as well as a renovation of the Horace Mann School. Mayor Robert J. Dolan said, “This was a critical vote to ensure adequate space and educational equity across our school district for the foreseeable future. I want to thank all of our dedicated teachers and school staff, members of the Board of Aldermen, Superintendent (Cyndy)...

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Cultural Council awards $11K in grants

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council has awarded of 21 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants, totaling $11,000. The grants will be used to fund events and programs that will take place in Melrose during the 2017 calendar year. Grants have been awarded to first-time applicants, established arts organizations, artists and schools. Events are scheduled at Memorial Hall, the library, Milano Center, and in leased and loaned spaces in churches, parks and regional theaters. Students in preschools,...

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Icy roads lead to bus crash

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the February 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — A bus taking children to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, was unable to stop because of an icy roadway and slammed into the side another vehicle at the corner of Youle and Vinton streets. Five people complained of injuries. Emergency medical crews took three people to the hospital; two from the bus went to Winchester Hospital and the driver of the passenger sedan was taken to Melrose-Wakefield. According to Police Chief Mike Lyle, his men were...

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Red Raider wrestlers are Div. 3 North Champs

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Melrose hopes to claim State title this weekend Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High Red Raider wrestling team are Div. 3 North Champions. Melrose swept the field at the 2017 Div. 3 North Finals on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Danvers High with a commanding performance, earning 235 points and crowning five individual sectional champs. Melrose’s Hunter Adrian (106), Sean Hebert (120), Steve MacIntosh (126), Antonio DiFronzo (195) and Jake Fortier (285) all took home the crowns in their...

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Victory over Wakefield for Red Raider hockey

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 Anderson’s game-winner keeps playoff hopes alive Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Faced with a must-win situation, the Melrose Red Raider hockey team picked up a key league win on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Kasabuski arena in Saugus. After a 1-1 stalemate, Melrose junior Darwin Anderson’s goal lifted the Red Raiders to a 2-1 victory to keep playoff hopes alive for the Raiders (6-8-1), who are looking to lock up five more points needed in three games to secure a spot in post season. After the...

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Girls’ hockey team fighting for playoff spot

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It is a fight-to-the-finish for the Melrose High girls’ hockey team, who are looking to lock in a post season spot. With three games remaining on the schedule, every contest counts for Melrose, who are 7-9-1 on the season overall, with 15 points out of 20 earned towards playoff qualification. One critical game will be their match up against Stoneham this Saturday evening. In order to return to another post season Melrose (6-7-1 league) will need to beat the Spartans...

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Harrison Chandler Clark, 89

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — Harrison Chandler Clark, 89, of Melrose and Truro, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, known as Chandler or Chan to those close to him, passed away at his Melrose home early on the morning of January 31 following complications from a stroke. He died peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Chandler was born December 16, 1927 in Cortland, New York, the youngest son of Thaddeus Ripley Clark and Marlea Wells Clark of Marathon, New York. He attended The Peddie School in...

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Joseph M. Kelley, 98

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition BEDFORD — Joseph Michael Kelley, 98, passed away at the VA Hospital in Bedford on February 10, 2017. Joe was born in Southie on January 9, 1919 to the late John and Margaret (Connolly) Kelley. As a young child, he overcame polio and never let his disease define him throughout his life. He was raised in South Boston, graduated from South Boston High School and entered the U.S. Navy. Mr. Kelley served his country with pride during World War II, and was the last one off his ship when it sank off the...

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Evelyn M. Gillespie, 91

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MEDFORD — Evelyn M. Gillespie, 91, of Melrose, formerly of Medford, died at the Courtyard Nursing Care Center in Medford on Feb. 13, 2017. Evelyn was born in Somerville, raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1943. She was a homemaker and resided in Melrose for 29 years and Kittery, Maine for 21 years. Evelyn was very active with the Incarnation Church Ladies’ Sodality in Melrose and organized a women’s and men’s grief support group. She loved reading, long walks on the...

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