PHOTO: Traveling to a pitch across the pond...

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Published December 6, 2019

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Special election for House seat March 3...

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Published December 6, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The special election to fill the vacant 32nd Middlesex seat in the state House of Representatives will be held Tuesday, March 3, with a primary set for Tuesday, February 4. State officials announced the dates Monday. The March 3 special election for the House seat, which covers all of Melrose, Wakefield’s precincts 4, 5 and 6, and a sliver of Malden, will come during the 2020 state presidential primary. The 32nd Middlesex vacancy was created when state Rep. Paul Brodeur resigned after being elected Melrose mayor last month. As of our mid-week deadline, Melrose City Councilor Kate Lipper-Garabedian and Wakefield Town Councilor Ann McGonigle Santos had announced their intentions of running for the House seat, which will be back up for for its regular two-year term in November. As...

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Fire claims Cleveland Street garage...

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Published December 6, 2019 MELROSE — Fire officials still don’t know what caused an early-morning garage fire on Cleveland Street a couple of Sundays ago, but one thing is for certain: the blaze did quite a bit of damage. According to Fire Chief Ed Collina, eight vehicles, a pop-up camper, a vinyl fence around the property, everything that was inside the garage and a little bit of the residence suffered in the aftermath of the November 24 blaze. Additionally, Firefighter Dana Kent — a member of the first responding crew on Engine 2 — was burned on the hand in the firefighting effort. Around 4:35 that morning, firefighters answered a medical aid call on Lynde Avenue. The rescue truck (the department’s ambulance) and the ladder truck went to the scene. Around 5:05 a.m. the ambulance took...

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Get your tree before the Super Bowl...

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Published December 6, 2019 MELROSE — Come to buy your Christmas tree early before the Superbowl gets underway. The hours have not changed due to the game.  The Melrose High School Marching Band’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale will take place on Friday, December 6 – Sunday, December 8 in the high school parking lot.  The fresh Christmas trees are delivered directly from Nova Scotia. Wreaths (decorated and plain), kissing balls, poinsettias, and sweet treats will be on sale for this weekend only. This is the band’s largest fundraiser for the year. Arrive early for best selection. Hours of Operation: Friday, December 6, 5-9 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 9 a.m. -12 noon (if there are any left) Prices: Trees 8’ and shorter: $45 Trees 8’+: $55 Decorated...

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Peter W. Fox, 46

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Published December 6, 2019 BOCA RATON, Fla. — Peter William Fox, 46, of Boca Raton, Florida died peacefully in a Florida hospice with family at his side on November 22, 2019 following a prolonged illness. Peter is survived by his beloved wife Tamra and her mother, Michelle and her husband Anthony, and her dearly departed father, Ural. Peter is also survived by his mother Ellen, brothers James and David and his wife Trefina. He was preceded in death by his father Edward, his grandparents Freeman and Astrid Pike and Edward and Mary Fox. He is an uncle to Gabrielle, Andrew and Matthew Fox.   Peter loved his family. He grew up in Melrose, Mass. and enjoyed summers on the Cape with his aunt Charlotte and his cousin Olga, time spent with his godfather John, as...

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