Senior sign-up for discounts on Oct. 22, 23...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 MELROSE — The City of Melrose will once again hold two sessions for seniors to sign up for a variety of discounts and tax exemptions on Monday, October 22, from 2 – 4 p.m. and Tuesday, October 23, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Memorial Hall. Last year, more than 125 qualifying seniors came to Memorial Hall and took advantage of this opportunity with various city departments. These sessions offer a relaxed atmosphere where residents can speak directly with city departments to learn more about city discounts on bills and programs that may be available to them. Residents need only attend one session. The following discounts and exemptions are in place for qualifying seniors and low income residents: • Senior Property Tax Exemption (Age 65+ and income eligible)...

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Last day to register to vote is tomorrow...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Posted on: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 The last day to register to vote in the November 6 mid-term election is Wednesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. Those wishing to register to vote may come to the Elections Office at City Hall or register to vote...

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Override update: Feedback and next steps...

Oct 11, 2018 by

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition The following was submitted by the mayor. By MAYOR GAIL INFURNA As you know, I have announced that I will propose a Proposition 2 ½ override to go on the ballot in the spring. I am doing this because I think it is necessary for the city’s continued financial health, and I have asked you for your input on the question before we move forward. We have now held two listening sessions, collected over 1,000 questionnaires, and had many comments submitted via e-mail. As we go into the next phase, I want to bring you up to date on what we have been hearing and what the next steps are. Several messages came through loud and clear: • You want clarity about how the override monies will...

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Businesses’ ‘Trick or Treat’ Oct. 31...

Oct 11, 2018 by

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce’s annual Trick or Treat at Melrose Businesses will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30 – 5 p.m. Sponsored by Bell & Izzi and MMTV, with support from the City of Melrose, this event brings together businesses on Main Street, Essex Street, West Foster Street, Corey Street, West Wyoming Avenue, West Emerson Street and Franklin Street. Join us for a fun afternoon with our youngest trick or treaters. Children in Grade 3 and younger are invited to dress in costume and trick or treat at this annual community event. “Trick or Treat at Melrose Businesses is a fun way to give back to our hometown, and we are eager to again sponsor such a great event,” says Bob Bell, Partner...

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Trivia night at UU Church Saturday...

Oct 11, 2018 by

Published in the October 12, 2018 edition MELROSE — Think you know trivia? Get a team together or come solo for a lively evening with Boston’s most popular trivia experts, Stump! This Pub and Trivia night will be held Saturday, October 13 at  7 p.m. at the Melrose UU Church, 70 West Emerson Street (across from the Melrose Public Library). Admission is $10. There will be raffles, food and lots of fun. This is a 21+...

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