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This is one safe city

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

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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PHOTO: Swan lake

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 20, 2017 edition

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What can I do to end racism? Class starts Jan. 25

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Published in the January 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Interfaith Clergy Association is sponsoring five two hour sessions on what we can do to end racism. People of all heritages/identities are welcome to join in as the group focuses on the role of white people in dismantling racism and building a just society. According to organizers, “We’ll examine the institutionalization of racism and impact of white privilege, and how our lack of awareness perpetuates racism. We’ll discuss readings, view videos, and share everyday situations in...

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Wintry art

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 13, 2017 edition.

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The top MHS job is Merrill’s

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 13, 2017 edition. MELROSE — Superintendent Cyndy Taymore announced this week that Jason Merrill has been appointed as the permanent principal for Melrose High School. Formerly the MHS Assistant Principal, Merrill has been serving as Interim Principal since July 1, following former MHS Principal Marianne Farrell’s transition to the Director of Finance and Administrative Affairs for the district. Merrill’s appointment went into effect Tuesday. Over the last six months, Merrill has proven to have an appreciable impact on...

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Day-long MLK Jr. celebration Monday

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 13, 2017 edition. MELROSE — The Melrose Human Rights Commission and Mayor Robert J. Dolan invite you to join us on Monday, January 16, for the annual day-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Each year the Commission organizes a Day of Service beginning at 8:30 a.m. and running to approximately midday. The Day of Service is headquartered at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church and involves a variety of activities and projects inspired by Dr. King’s dedication to communities working together to help one...

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That San Francisco treat

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 6, 2017 edition.

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Lawmakers back new Metro Tech

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Melrose News | Comments Off

Published in the January 6, 2017 edition. WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri announced that the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Technical Vocational High School hosted a legislative breakfast recently to discuss plans for the construction of a new building. Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and House Minority Leader State Rep. Bradley Jones, who were in attendance, voiced their support for the project. Northeast Metro Tech, located at 100 Hemlock Rd. in Wakefield, is operating out of a more than 50-year-old building that...

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