Diversity task force created

Jan 28, 2021 by

Published January 29, 2021 MELROSE — As millions in the nation fumed last spring and summer over the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, Mayor Paul Brodeur’s administration launched an initiative to see how city departments could contribute to creating a more racially just and equitable Melrose. Now the initiative is expanding, and rightly so. Brodeur announced last week the formation of a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism Advisory Task Force, and advertised for people to apply to serve on it. “…I am creating an advisory task force to help me, my departments, community organizations, businesses, and all residents alike to work cooperatively and with purpose as we strive to improve the diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism efforts we each must undertake. “This advisory board will be critical as I...

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Northeast leaders update district on new school plans...

Jan 28, 2021 by

Published January 29, 2021 WAKEFIELD — Northeast Metro Tech officials plan to recommend building a new school, putting athletic fields where the current facility stands and building an access road from Farm Street that would loop around and eventually connect to the grounds near the present entrance on Hemlock Road. Superintendent David DiBarri provided a progress update on Northeast Metro Tech’s School Building Project this week. Over the last year, the Northeast Metro Tech project team has been working to develop options that would solve the space, capital and maintenance issues of the more than 50-year-old building. The Northeast Metro Tech project team has continued to work its way through the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) design process and is expected to soon finish the Feasibility Study phase. The project achieved a major milestone in December...

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