Clark gets $900K for local schools...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE – Katherine Clark was able to get $900,000 for the school district she once served. The one-time Melrose School Committeewoman — now one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C. — announced recently that the American Rescue Plan includes $900,000 for the Melrose Public School district, a portion of the over $3.1 billion in emergency education funding to support Massachusetts schools and families. “When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law last month, we knew that help was on the way. Today, I’m happy to announce just how substantial that aid will be for Melrose schools, families, and child care providers,” said Clark, who is the assistant speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “With this funding, Melrose schools, and schools across the district, will be...

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Mayor Brodeur announces Earth Week celebration...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — In celebration of 10 years as a Green Community, Mayor Paul Brodeur is collaborating with several community groups to put on Earth Week, a series of social and educational events to drive green initiatives in the city of Melrose.  “I am so proud of the strides our community has taken toward a more sustainable future,” said Brodeur. “The story of Melrose as a Green Community has, until now, been largely untold. Melrose’s Sustainability Manager, Martha Grover has spearheaded the majority of these efforts. We very much have a culture of environmentalism here in Melrose, and we have tremendous community partners helping drive us toward our goal of NetZero 2050.” The Green Communities Division (GCD) provides grants and technical assistance to help municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy...

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Schools’ budget hearing Tuesday...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — At the Melrose School Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, they will hold a public hearing on the School Department’s FY22 budget. The public is invited to attend. The public hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be conducted via remote participation. All remote meeting links are posted on the City of Melrose web site at:...

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Wesley E. Lord, 84

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 NORTH READING — Wesley E. Lord, 84, of North Reading, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, April 4, 2021 after a period of declining health. He was born in Boston, Mass. to Clifton and Mary (Hogan) Lord and grew up and attended school in Melrose. After graduation, he enlisted and served in the U.S. Army Reserves for eight years. Wesley married Eleanor (Hongisto) in Fitzwilliam, N.H. on September 27, 1958. They resided in Melrose for seven years before settling in North Reading. Mr. Lord owned and operated several businesses including Lord’s Service Station in Everett and Lord’s Landing Marina and Campground on Ossipee Lake in N.H. Mr. Lord proudly became a member of Wyoming Lodge of Masons alongside his father in 1957 and he twice served as Commander of...

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Jo Ann Mayers

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Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — Jo Ann (Hanson) Mayers died at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on March 31, 2021. Jo Ann devoted many years as a Camp Fire Girl leader. Most of her girls are still together today. She was a crossing guard for many years at the Winthrop School before becoming a labor and delivery nurse at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She helped deliver countless babies for nearly 40 years. She was a faithful friend, wife and a supporting, loving grandmother. She was the beloved wife of the late Albert W. “Al” Mayers, Jr. Jo Ann was the loving mother of Brenda Mayers Walsh of Beverly; Albert W. Mayers, III and his wife Linda of Pine Brook, New Jersey; and Sandra McManus and her husband Dana of Danvers. She was also the cherished grandmother of Daniel,...

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