PHOTO: The results are in

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Schools face budget hurdles

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Published in the February 16, 2018 edition MELROSE — School officials are getting down to the difficult task of coming up with a spending plan for next year that reflects the values they have set for a quality Melrose education. In a budget message delivered last month to the School Committee, Supt. of Schools Cyndy Taymore said the district is facing increasing enrollment, a more diverse student body requiring English Learner program expansion, a growing number of kids with significant disabilities and/or behavioral challenges, and the need to meet new curriculum requirements in computer science, digital literacy and civics, among other challenges. Acccording to a schedule, a first draft of the spending proposal will be presented on March 13. “When setting priorities for the district,” Taymore wrote, “both the School Committee and the administration are...

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City Hall celebrates American Heart Month in style...

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Published in the February 16, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mayor Gail Infurna and the Melrose Health Department are working together to raise awareness of women’s heart health, as part of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” campaign. Infurna has dubbed the Tuesdays in February “Ruby Tuesdays” and encouraged staff to wear red to work. The Health Department kicked it off this week with a special event for employees, featuring heart-healthy snacks, recipes and information, and free blood-pressure checks. “I think we have done a good job of educating people about cardiac health and the early warning signs of cardiac disease,” said Infurna, who is a nurse. “This month, we want to focus on women, because the risk factors are different for women, and the symptoms are often different as well. The fact...

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PHOTO: A key member of the city...

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Attention all trivia enthusiasts!...

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Published in the February 16, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Adult Trivia Bee will be held Saturday March 24, at Memorial Hall. The Trivia Bee is held annually as a fundraiser for The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership. At this very popular city-wide event, citizens, city officials, business owners, teachers, club members and non-profit leaders compete on teams to discover which group knows the greatest amount of obscure and non-essential information. The 2018 Melrose Adult Trivia Bee is sponsored by East Boston Savings Bank and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, a member of Hallmark Health. “The Trivia Bee is not your average fundraiser,” said Jennifer McAllister, Coordinator of Volunteers at The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership. “This event generates a lot of excitement in the community with more than forty competing teams, local television coverage, and hundreds of...

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