This is one safe city

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — If you feel safe living in Melrose, there’s a reason for that. The city is one of the safest communities in the country. Melrose was named No. 86 in Neighborhood Scout’s ranking of the “100 Safest Cities in America” for 2017. Nineteen other cities and towns in Massachusetts also made the list of Top 100 safest communities in the country, including one of Melrose’s neighbors: Wakefield is listed in 58th place. The No. 1 safest community in the nation according to Neighborhood Scout’s data is...

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Police to host R.A.D. classes for women

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE— Police Chief Michael L. Lyle announces that the Melrose Police Department will host Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) courses for women this winter and spring. The program is designed to teach personal safety skills. It begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progresses to hands-on physical defense techniques. “This course is invaluable for women, as it gives them the resources to utilize self-defense techniques in emergency situations,” Chief Lyle said. “We...

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Retail giants coming to MarketStreet

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — Two of the largest retailers in the United States will be coming to MarketStreet Lynnfield this year, one of which will be opening its doors next week. After a year in the making, the Apple store will be opening at MarketStreet on Saturday, Jan. 28. It will be located across from the green and in close proximity to J.P. Licks and Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. In a phone interview with the Weekly News, Apple spokeswoman Ashley O’Brien said the Apple store’s...

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Melrose wrestlers among the elite this season

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At 14-1-1, Red Raiders poised to take league Published in the January 20, 2017 edition BY JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High Red Raider wrestling team’s joyride season continues. On January 14 the team reached their 14th win of the season by sweeping the competition in a meet at North Reading High. Melrose saw a 53-24 victory over Essex Tech, a shutout over Smith Tech, a 56-22 victory over North Reading/Lynnfield and a 47-18 win over Triton to leave unbeaten for the day. At 14-1-1, Melrose is poised to take the ML Freedom League...

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Boys’ track team breaks state record

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Barriss, Cook, Conlan & Wheelock set new medley relay record Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE—The Melrose High boy’s track team set a new state record in the long distance medley relay on Sunday, January 15 at the MSTCA James Halperis Indoor Relays at Reggie Lewis Center. Seniors Griffin Barriss, Adam Cook, Sean Conlan and Kevin Wheelock were at it again, straight off a fantastic cross country season, wen they beat all the competition in the race for a new state record time of 10:40.20, edging second-place Wakefield...

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Melrose girls hoop team stuns Watertown, 43-37

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Lady Raiders hand rivals first loss of year Published in the January 20, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — The Melrose Lady Raider basketball team picked up an impressive league win over a tough Watertown squad on Friday, January 13 by a score of 43-37 to improve to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the league. It was a key win for Melrose to topple the previously undefeated Raiders of Watertown, 11th ranked and leading the league prior to play. Melrose had to contend with Holy Cross-bound center Shannon Murphy of Watertown, a mega-scoring 2016...

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Doris C. Masiello, 90

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — Doris C. (Cardillo) Masiello, 90, of Melrose, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 10. Doris was born in Wakefield on May 8, 1926 to Anthony and Mary (Lepore) Cardillo. She was raised in Wakefield and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1945. Doris married the love of her life, Ernest Masiello, on October 16, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Church in Wakefield and they spent 65 wonderful years together. They settled in Melrose after they were married and started their family. Doris was a former...

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Caroline Carleton, 87

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Pediatric nurse worked for Melrose-Wakefield Hospital Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — Caroline Faye (Brackett) Carleton, 87, passed away at her home in Melrose on January 14, 2017. Faye was born in Danvers on June 15, 1929 to the late Charles and Helen (Deering) Brackett. She was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1947 and from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing. Faye played basketball and softball at Melrose High School. Mrs. Carleton was a lifelong resident of Melrose, except for a few...

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Grace A. Murdock, 100

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — Grace Agnes (Accinni) Murdock, 100, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital in Melrose. Grace was born in Jersey City and grew up in Boonton, New Jersey. She lived in Montville, New Jersey for most of her life before moving to Massachusetts in 2014. Grace attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grammar School. She met her husband at The Van Raalte Company and became a loving and dedicated homemaker. Grace was a devoted Boston Red Sox fan. She was predeceased by her...

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