Melrose News

Schools’ $6M upgrade plan moves forward

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The aldermen’s Appropriations Committee Monday unanimously approved a nearly $6 million plan to add modular classrooms at both the Winthrop and Hoover schools, as well as a renovation of the Horace Mann School. Mayor Robert J. Dolan said, “This was a critical vote to ensure adequate space and educational equity across our school district for the foreseeable future. I want to thank all of our dedicated teachers and school staff, members of the Board of Aldermen, Superintendent (Cyndy)...

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Cultural Council awards $11K in grants

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council has awarded of 21 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants, totaling $11,000. The grants will be used to fund events and programs that will take place in Melrose during the 2017 calendar year. Grants have been awarded to first-time applicants, established arts organizations, artists and schools. Events are scheduled at Memorial Hall, the library, Milano Center, and in leased and loaned spaces in churches, parks and regional theaters. Students in preschools,...

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Get a team together for Adult Trivia Bee

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Adult Trivia Bee will be held Saturday, March 25, at Memorial Hall. The Trivia Bee is held annually as a fundraiser for The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership. At this very popular city-wide event, citizens, city officials, business owners, teachers, club members and non-profit leaders compete on teams to discover which group knows the greatest amount of obscure and non-essential information. The 2017 Melrose Adult Trivia Bee is sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank and...

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PHOTO: What blizzard?

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Published in the February 17, 2017 edition

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Icy roads lead to bus crash

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Published in the February 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — A bus taking children to the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, was unable to stop because of an icy roadway and slammed into the side another vehicle at the corner of Youle and Vinton streets. Five people complained of injuries. Emergency medical crews took three people to the hospital; two from the bus went to Winchester Hospital and the driver of the passenger sedan was taken to Melrose-Wakefield. According to Police Chief Mike Lyle, his men were...

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Winter Festival Feb. 23

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Published in the February 10, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Winter Festival, a free event open to all ages, will be held this year on Thursday, Feb. 23, from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Hood Golf Course Clubhouse. Get out of the house and celebrate the winter at Mount Hood Memorial Park. Come take in the sights, sounds, and all of the beautiful winter views that the park has to offer. Organizers will be having games, activities, entertainment, music, face painting, ice skating (weather permitting), snow shoeing, trail walking, hot...

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PHOTO: Patriots nation

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Published in the February 10, 2017 edition

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Making MVMMS a ‘safe school’

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Published in the February 3, 2017 edition MELROSE — Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (MVMMS) Principal Brent Conway has announced that the school has received a $10,000 Safe and Supportive Schools grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The grant is designed to help school districts develop and implement safe and supportive school action plans to address the social, emotional and health needs of its students. MVMMS received the grant in November. It will be used throughout the 2016-2017...

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A mentor shares her experiences in local program

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Published in the February 3, 2017 edition January was National Mentoring Month. Heather McSween, a mentor in the Melrose Alliance Against Violence’s (MAAV) Melrose CARES Community Mentoring Program, shares her personal experience in the program, which matches volunteer adults with middle school students in need of ongoing guidance and support. Mentors and their mentees meet in both group settings and one-on-one for the duration of the program, which typically last one year. The purpose of the Mentoring Program is to help students develop...

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PHOTO: A patient passenger

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Published in the February 3, 2017 edition

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