Melrose News

Arts Festival this weekend

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

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition MELROSE — The 12th Annual Melrose Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday in Memorial Hall. On Saturday, April 29, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, April 30, it will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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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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PHOTO: Welcoming spring with lemonade

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

Published in the April 28, 2017 edition

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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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PHOTO: Girl’s best friend

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

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition

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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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Ell Pond Restoration Day May 6

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

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition MELROSE — On Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Ell Pond Improvement Council, in collaboration with the Melrose Unitarian Church, will sponsor its annual cleanup and restoration day at the memorial knoll shoreline across from the middle school. Volunteers can assist in shrub planting, invasive species removal, riparian no-mow fencing, litter pick-up and other activities. Volunteers should bring work gloves and yard tools. Canoes and kayaks are encouraged to help with hard-to-reach areas like...

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All Beatles All Night Friday

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

Published in the April 21, 2017 edition MELROSE — On Friday night, April 21, It’s All Beatles All Night with New England’s best Beatles band, BeatleJuice, at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food For Families Fund. This will be the only chance to see BeatleJuice. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. This is an all-ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets can be...

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Local man hits home run for Children’s Hospital

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Drew Maguire’s new lease on life results in fundraising bonanza Published in the April 14, 2017 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE — Some locals might know Melrose High School’s Andrew (“Drew”) Maguire from his work on the baseball diamond and golf course. But for the last three years the senior captain has led a quiet campaign to raise funds for a life crippling illness that affects adolescent children. And in the process, the budding philanthropist has fundraised a massive amount for the best children’s...

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Solons brief school officials

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the April 14, 2017 edition By MARK SARDELLA MELROSE – For the first time ever, the Wakefield School Committee and the Melrose School Committee met in joint session last week with the three legislators that represent both communities on Beacon Hill. In the Learning Commons at Melrose High School, Sen. Jason Lewis, Rep. Paul Brodeur and Rep. Donald Wong exchanged ideas with Wakefield and Melrose school committee members and school administrators on a variety of issues ranging from the Fiscal 2018 state budget and Chapter 70 funding...

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