Melrose is cheeseburger heaven

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Published October 11, 2019 The following is another in a series of “Around Town” articles. MELROSE — Melrose has been buzzing about it all year. No, not the mayor’s race, but the first-ever pursuit of an equally important topic: Where can you get a decent cheeseburger in Melrose? Around Town can now confirm that the verdict is in. With no reservations or call-ahead necessary, our intrepid man-about-town took on this assignment with an empty stomach and eyes wide open. With the assistance of his friend Kevin, who also has a good appetite, the mission began. Kevin’s enthusiasm increased when he learned that the Weekly News was picking up the tab. Kevin was all-in. Around Town has never been afraid to take on any subject. Controversy is our middle name. It was a tough job, but...

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Curbside recycling of clothing, shoes, home goods set to begin...

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Published October 11, 2019 MELROSE — Beginning in early November, Melrose residents can recycle clothing, shoes and household items with free curbside pick-up. During the launch at the end of October, every resident will receive a mailer with program information along with two (2) Pink Simple Recycling bags. Simply place your pink bag(s) beside your recycling bin before 7 a.m. on your regularly scheduled trash/recycling collection day. Simple Recycling will leave behind replacement bags for future use. All collected clothing, shoes and home goods are diverted from the waste stream, reducing tipping costs at the landfill, and will be reused or recycled. By participating in this program, Simple Recycling creates jobs through the collection, sorting and resale of items otherwise destined for the landfill while finding a new life for your unwanted clothing, shoes and...

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Black Lab ‘Tinker’ gives emotional support to Melrose High students...

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Published October 11, 2019 By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — When the stresses of life threaten to overwhelm, students at Melrose High School can take comfort in Tinker, a two-and-a-half-year-old female black Labrador Retriever. Tinker is a trained assistance dog, and it is her job to be a supporting, loving member of the school, according to Guidance Counselor Jeff Bolduc, co-advisor of the Youth Action Team, a school-based club that works with the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. The organization’s purpose is to provide information and help students make healthy decisions concerning nicotine, alcohol and drugs. Bolduc works closely with Robert Savarino, STOP grant youth coordinator, and lives in Melrose with Tinker, his wife, three children, another dog named Sammy and Lucky, a cat. Currently, there are 17 cities and towns in Massachusetts that have...

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PHOTO: The grand tour

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Published October 11, 2019

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Dorothy Cable, 90

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Published October 11, 2019 MEDFORD — Dorothy Frances (Drout) Cable, 90, passed away on October 4, 2019. Most recently of Medford, previously of Tiverton and Newport, Rhode Island. The daughter of James A. and Francis X (O’Rourke) Drout, Dorothy was born and raised in her beloved New York City.   She was the mother of four children: Christopher Cable-Cheval of South Dakota, the late James Cable of Rome, New York, Gillian Cable-Murphy of Scituate, and Victoria Cable of Pittsburgh, Penn. She was grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of six.   Over the course of her life Dorothy followed numerous things that piqued her interest, from working at Theater Arts Magazine and the AP, to opening her own consignment shop and working as a textile conservator, which allowed her to work on varied items including pieces...

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