Tuesday’s office hopefuls make their case...

Oct 31, 2019 by

Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — On Tuesday, voters will decide what future course they want Melrose to take during the 2019 city election. There will be a new mayor and new City Councilors chosen at the polls, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. With much at stake, we asked those running in contested races what, in their opinion, is the most pressing issue facing the city. In the case of ward candidates for City Council, we wanted to know what the most important issue residents of the individual wards face. We also asked how each hopeful would deal that issue if elected. MAYOR   MONICA MEDEIROS The good news is that Melrose is in good shape overall. We continue to receive accolades including being named the fourth best small city...

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iRaiders’ Kitchen Tour is a Melrose happening...

Oct 31, 2019 by

This is another in a series of “Around Town” articles. Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — On November 3 from 1 – 5 p.m. the Melrose High School “iRaiders” Robotics team will hold its 12th Annual Kitchen Tour. One of those annual events special to Melrose, the Kitchen Tour raises funds to support the team and is a fantastic opportunity for locals to view newly renovated kitchens and talk with homeowners, architects, contractors and designers. Tickets for the kitchen tour are $25 and can be purchased at www.melrosekitchentour.org or exclusively at Buckalew’s General Store, Leading Edge Real Estate, Brad Hutchinson Real Estate or Bravo Kitchens. Although, you may have seen their robots in action at the Victorian Fair, the Weekly News caught up with members of the team to discuss their interest in science...

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City conducting smoke testing

Oct 31, 2019 by

Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — In order to improve sewer service on behalf of the City of Melrose, Weston & Sampson will be conducting smoke testing on portions of the sanitary sewer system throughout the City from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, during November 2019. These inspections are being conducted as part of Melrose’s 2019 Sewer Investigation Program. The purpose of smoke testing is to locate sources of rainwater entering the sanitary sewer. By removing this extra flow, Melrose will reduce the amount of unnecessary wastewater it sends to the MWRA. This extra flow is called inflow. The reduction of inflow is an important component of the City’s present Infiltration and Inflow (I/I) reduction program. During the test, white smoke is introduced to the sanitary sewer system via a smoke-generating machine. During this procedure, white smoke will be...

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PHOTO: On your mark, get set…...

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Published November 1, 2019

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