New school start times put off a year

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — A year after the School Committee became one of the first in the Middlesex League to approve an earlier start time for high school and middle school students here, administrators have decided to delay implementing the plan. The following statement from the Melrose Public Schools, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore, the Melrose School Committee and the Melrose Education Association was posted on the schools’ website this week: “The process by which the Melrose Public Schools changes its school start...

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Melrose Adult Trivia Bee Saturday

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Forty teams will be competing in the 16th annual Melrose Adult Trivia Bee on Saturday, March 25 at Memorial Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. At this very popular city-wide event, citizens, city officials, business owners, teachers, school PTOs, club members and non-profit leaders compete on teams to discover which group knows the greatest amount of obscure and non-essential information. Even if residents aren’t on a team, they will have the opportunity to participate in a trivia table for a small...

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Master Plan forum March 30

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The public is invited to participate in a public forum hosted by the Master Plan Advisory Committee on Thursday, March 30, 2017 in the GAR Room of Memorial Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. The public forum is an opportunity for residents to review draft guidance for the city’s future on a range of topics including land use and zoning; housing; economic development; transportation; energy; open space and recreation; public facilities and services; and historic and cultural resources. Melrose Forward:...

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Melrose Laxmen return to spring season

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

As program nears tenth year, Red Raiders stay a perennial threat Published in the March 24, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team has been a playoff staple in the near-decade they’ve been in existence at Melrose High. The Red Raiders have taken a league title and emerged as division favorites under the six year coaching reign of Matt James. That includes last season, when they earned a #4 seed spot in the Div. 2 North playoffs, and only fell closely to D2 North Champ, Beverly. This season, there...

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Bleiler to be honored at Mass Mahem Classic

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Coached Melrose wrestling to state title this season Published in the March 24, 2017 edition DEDHAM, MA—The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame is proud to host its annual MASS MAYHEM, “The Massachusetts Braggin’ Rights Classic” which will include an awards presentation, All-Star dual-meet and college fair. The day’s events will begin at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 9th at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. On tap is an honor to be bestowed upon Melrose High wrestling coach, James Bleiler. The awards portion of...

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Wheelock 18th in the U.S.A

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Track star represents well at Nationals Published in the March 17, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE— Melrose High School’s three-time state champ Kevin Wheelock finished 18th overall and 7th in the Emerging Stars division of the New Balance National Indoor Championship in New York City on March 10, 2017. Wheelock qualified during his indoor track season at MHS and on Friday completed the 5k race in a time of 15:41, just over five minutes a mile. Meanwhile, at Melrose High School, about 50 high school students watched him race...

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Carl Mockler, 76

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition MELROSE — Carl “Rick” Mockler, 76, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Rick was born on December 28, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and was one of two sons of the late Richard Mockler and Ann L. (Hold) Mockler. He was raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and following graduation from high school began his service in the United States Coast Guard. He graduated with a degree in engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in...

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Elizabeth A. McGrimley, 91

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Keville) McGrimley, 91, of Melrose and Beverly, died at the Windham Terrace Assisted Living in Windham, New Hampshire on March 17, 2017. Betty was born in Boston, raised in Revere and was a graduate of Revere High School, Class of 1943. She graduated from the Newton Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1946. Betty went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Boston College School of Nursing in 1949 and her master’s degree in education/biology from Boston...

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Dorothy M. Sieswerda, 71

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the March 23, 2017 edition DANVERS — Dorothy M. “Candi” (Hilton) Sieswerda, 70, of Staten Island, New York, and formerly of Malden, passed away peacefully with family at her side at the Kaplan Family Hospice House on Sunday, March 12. Dorothy was born in Boston on August 22, 1946, and was one of three children of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Hughes) Hilton. Raised in East Boston, she attended East Boston High School, and began working at National Car Rental. While at work, she met her best friend and future husband of 51 years,...

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