Melrose News

MHS Homecoming festivities planned

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — Melrose High School alumni will be welcomed back to the city for a Homecoming Weekend on the Columbus Day weekend this year. While Melrose High has had homecoming dances, this is the first time that a weekend of activities is being geared toward bringing alumni and students together. “What we would like to turn it into is an opportunity for Melrose High School graduates to come back and watch their teams play,” said John McLaughlin, who is organizing many of the weekend’s activities. Homecoming...

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Fire fight on Goss Avenue

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition MELROSE — In stifling humidity, firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze Fathers’ Day afternoon that badly damaged a home on Goss Avenue. Fire officials said the first call for heavy smoke and fire at 62 Goss Ave. came around 3:35 p.m., followed by several others. Engine 3 was the first to arrive at the scene, within three minutes of the call being received. Lt. Jay Morneault reported heavy flames going over the roof, meaning they had reached into the soffit. Morneault immediately reportedly a working...

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Household haz-mat collection Saturday

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition STONEHAM — The town of Stoneham and the city of Melrose are partnering to hold a joint Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held at Stoneham High School, 149 Franklin St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents from both communities are invited to drop off toxic household items that are not allowed to be disposed of in the trash. Proof of residency is required. Residents will be charged $20 for up to three gallons of material, $25 for four to 10 gallons of material,...

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PHOTO: We are outta here!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 23, 2017 edition

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PHOTO: Common fun

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition

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Architect to study options, solutions for Public Safety Building

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition MELROSE — Mayor Robert J. Dolan and the Public Safety Building Committee announce that they have selected an architect for the first stage of the project, which is a study of the available options and solutions. The architect Donald M. Walter a partner in the Newburyport firm of Dore & Whittier Architects, Inc., will lead the feasibility study. Walter has over 25 years’ experience and has been lead personnel on a number of projects, including completed public safety buildings in Medfield and Scituate...

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Help create new ‘One Community Open to All’ logo

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 16, 2017 edition MELROSE — Mayor Dolan, the Melrose Human Rights Commission, Melrose Organizes for Real Equality (MORE), the Melrose High School Visual Arts Department, and Melrose Arts announce a contest for a new “Melrose: One Community Open to All” logo to be used to express unity, support and pride in our shared community. The new logo, along with the original slogan, will be used on stickers, bumper stickers, magnets and window decals, which will be made available to Melrose residents and local businesses. The...

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MHS Class of 2017 heads off to its future

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Class of 2017 bid farewell to Melrose High Friday night, June 2, during its graduation ceremony. Family, friends and other well-wishers sat on a beautiful evening under skies that threatened rain briefly but never delivered as 239 seniors received their diplomas. In her welcoming address, Class President Rachel Freed said, in part, “The Class of 2017 has a bond forged in the fires of E-Camp, of pacers, of disappointments and heartbreaks, elation and dreams come true. We have been there for...

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Arts, sciences flourish in grade schools

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition MELROSE — Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore announces that due to a strong partnership with PTOs, the Creative Arts and Sciences Program at Melrose’s five elementary schools is flourishing. For the last five years, principals at the Hoover, Horace Mann, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Winthrop elementary schools have worked with their PTOs to plan events that build upon the curriculum and material learned in the classroom. Each year, PTOs raise thousands of dollars to bring in specialized presentations,...

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Bike to Sea Sunday

Posted by on Jun 8, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the June 9, 2017 edition MELROSE — The 25th annual Bike to the Sea Day ride is on Sunday, June 11. The Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee invites Melrosians to meet at 7:50 a.m.,for an informal bike convoy to the ride’s start at the Madeline English School, 105 Woodville St. in Everett. Participants will leave promptly at 8 a.m. at the corner of Main and East Foster There’s a 14-mile round-trip family ride and a 20-mile ride to Lynn Beach, followed by lunch at the Dockside Restaurant on Centre Street in Malden....

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