New business bike route

Mar 14, 2019 by

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 MELROSE — The City of Melrose has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets Program to implement two bike routes connecting the northern end of Melrose (at the Wakefield line) to just beyond downtown, at the intersection of Main Street and West Wyoming Avenue. The intent of the project is to allow both seasoned cyclists and casual riders to travel more safely and with more confidence when traversing Melrose along this corridor. The project consists of two bike routes, a “business route” down Main Street, and a “residential” or “low stress” route using side roads. A map showing each route is included on the reverse side of this notice. DPW Engineering and our consultant Stantec will be conducting two informational meetings about this...

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Jennifer Andre, 49

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Published March 15, 2019 MASHPEE – Jennifer Beth Andre, 49, of Mashpee, formerly of Melrose, died unexpectedly at the Cape Cod Hospital on March, 1, 2019. Jennifer was born on Oct. 26, 1969 in Melrose. She was a beautiful baby and loving child. Jenny led an eventful life. She traveled throughout the U.S. and visited the U.K. She enjoyed music, art, and had a wonderful sense of humor. Her artistic sensibilities have been passed on to her adored daughter, Jessica Marie. She moved to Cape Cod in August 1995, where she had since resided, and is much missed. Jennifer was the loving mother of Jessica Andre of Shutesbury. Devoted daughter of Marlene (Bell) Andre Coffey and husband Patrick of Osterville. Cherished daughter of the late Leonard R. Andre. Sister of Dawn Adamovich of Fla....

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Meiling Hong, 91

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Published March 15, 2019 MALDEN — Meiling (Wong) Hong, 91, a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House in Reading.   Meiling was born in Boston in 1928, one of nine children of the late Wong Jee and Woo Suen Gail. While visiting the Hoiping district of China in the mid- 1930’s with her parents, all U.S. citizens, Meiling and her family were kept from returning home to the United States due to the onset of World War II and the Japanese occupation. At the end of the war, Meiling and her family were finally able to return to the U.S. in 1946, and resided in Roslindale and Chinatown through the early 1950’s. On January 22, 1956, she was married to Robert C. Hong...

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William A. Reale Jr., 55

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — William A. Reale Jr., 55, longtime Melrose resident, passed away from a sudden illness on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  Bill was born on December 26, 1963 in Malden, one of four children of the late William A. and Ann M. (Shea) Reale. He grew up in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1981. While in school, he developed a love and passion for baseball and his love of sports continued throughout his life. After high school, he attended Salem State University, graduating in 1985. While at Cerretani’s grocery store in Melrose, Bill met Lisa J. Cerasuolo. It was love at first sight and they knew they were soulmates. They later discovered that they were baptized at the same church, on the same day,...

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Robert J. Burke, 95

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Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE – Robert J. Burke, 95, passed away at the Whidden Hospital in Everett on March 6, 2019. Mr. Burke was born in Newton on February 6, 1924 to the late Edward P. and Anne (MacDonald) Burke. He was raised in Newton and graduated from Newton High School. Robert served his country with pride in the United States Navy during WWII. Robert and his late wife Agnes moved to Melrose in 1966 and he has been a resident ever since. Mr. Burke owned and operated the Burke Janitorial Supply Company for most of his life as well as working for Wakefield Laundry Service and at Whites Laundry for 30 years. Robert also worked as an usher at the Boston Garden for over 25 years and was well known by his...

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