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PHOTO: Airborne

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

Published in the March 24, 2017 edition

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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2017 in the GAR Room of Memorial Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. The public forum is an opportunity for residents to review draft guidance for the city’s future on a range of topics including land use and zoning; housing; economic development; transportation; energy; open space and recreation;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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Bishop O’Connell opens up about the Catholic faith

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition By BOB BURGESS LYNNFIELD — In an eye-opening display of directness and with an unflinching willingness to address significant church issues, Bishop Mark O’Connell fielded any and all questions from area Catholics Tuesday night, March, 7, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church. Among the weightier topics: The church’s sexual abuse crisis, the changing rules on marriage annulment, how the modern church positions itself in an ever-changing world, how to deal with the confusion of the institution’s stand on...

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PHOTO: Braving the elements

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition

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Parent Expo Saturday

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

Published in the March 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — Melrose Birth to Five and Hallmark Health will be hosting the city’s second annual New and Expectant Parent Expo on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m-12 p.m. at Memorial Hall. This event is for new and expectant parents to participate in an exciting morning that will cater to your child-rearing needs. Residents will be able to learn about local businesses, child care options and family support services. Vendor list The vendors participating at the expo are Hallmark Health-Newborn Services;...

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Dolan: City moving forward

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the March 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — The city is doing just fine but cannot afford to rest on its laurels, Mayor Robert J. Dolan told an audience Wednesday night during his annual State of the City address. Elementary school deficiencies are being addressed at the Horace Mann, the Hoover and the Winthrop. The city’s bond rating is healthy, so it can keep borrowing money at little cost. Home values, the average of which is over a half million dollars, continue to trend upward. The average homeowner’s tax bill is reasonable when...

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PHOTO: Kindergarten Science Fair

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the March 10, 2017 edition

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Learning more about schools’ summer program Monday

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the March 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Public Schools is pleased to welcome AlphaBest, who will provide a Summer 2017 program or students currently in grades K-4. AlphaBest Summer programming combines fun, fitness, and learning in ways that will keep your child excited each day. The AlphaBest program is held within the safe, convenient environment of the Lincoln School. Your child will: • Play the role of a detective with a new mystery to solve each day • Explore arts and crafts, learn cool technology skills, and...

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