Senator Jason Lewis Announces Constituent Feedback Survey...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Posted on: Thursday, December 13, 2018 BOSTON — With a new legislative session beginning in January, State Senator Jason Lewis is preparing his policy agenda and priorities, and is seeking feedback from constituents on the issues that are most important to them and their families. Senator Lewis invites you to fill out a brief survey, which can be found at this link. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous. To gather further input from his constituents, Senator Lewis will be holding a “virtual town hall” in January. During a Facebook live-stream on January 8 at 6:00 pm, he will discuss the survey results and take questions and feedback from the online audience. Constituents may also contact Senator Lewis anytime by phone at (617) 722-1206 or...

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Educators stand in support of override...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — On Wednesday morning before schools opened across the city, members of the Melrose Education Association demonstrated their support for OneMelrose and the campaign to pass a Proposition 2 ½ override in April. “It is never too early to do the necessary work of making sure that voters fully understand the issues and the urgency around this vote,” said Melrose Education Association President Lisa Donovan. The Aldermen approved the Proposition 2 ½ override question for the April 2 ballot. The override will generate revenues needed to properly fund the public schools in Melrose. “Student enrollment continues to increase, but revenue continues to decrease from both state and local sources,” Donovan said. “The override will make an important investment in our community.” Donovan commended the work being done by the grassroots...

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Kindergarten registration information...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — Melrose Public Schools invites families of students entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year to participate in the following events: KINDERGARTEN OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION NIGHT – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Snow Date Thursday, January 17), Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium from 7 – 8:00 p.m. Meet and greet with school department personnel and building principals who will provide an overview of the kindergarten registration process and answer any questions. SCHOOL TOUR NIGHTS: • Tuesday, January 22: Lincoln School and Roosevelt School (Snow Date Thursday, January 24) • Wednesday, January 23: Hoover School and Winthrop School (Snow Date: Tuesday, January 29) • Wednesday, January 30: Horace Mann School and Franklin School (Snow Date: Thursday, January 31) Tours will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The information night, tours and registration are intended for adult caregivers...

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Beethoven Society Christmas concert Sunday...

Dec 13, 2018 by

Published December 14, 2018 MELROSE — The Beethoven Society of Melrose will present a Christmas Concert. This free concert will be held at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin Street in Melrose on Sunday, December 16 at 3 p.m. Ladies and Friends performing “Happy Holly Days.” Ladies and Friends include Christine Corbett, Jane Corrigan, Jean Dancewicz, Carolina Lanney, Brendan Carroll and Tom Risser. They have been performing for several years. The program will include seasonal favorites and new and unique holiday songs. The Society’s performances are partly supported by grants from the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts and the Melrose Cultural Council. Organizers look forward to welcoming you and hope you will join them. Membership information may be obtained by contacting Rose Sena, at rosesena2@aol.com. Please join us for refreshments following the...

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Rev. Patrick J. Kelly, 94

Dec 13, 2018 by

Published December 14, 2018 BOSTON — Rev. Patrick J. Kelly, 94, a kind and humble priest for 70 years in the Archdiocese of Boston, passed away peacefully in Boston on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Fr. Pat was born in Boston on April 3, 1924, one of two children of the late Patrick J. Kelly and Margaret (Mitchell) Kelly. He was raised in Brookline, where he graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Fr. Pat went on to graduate from Boston College (’45) and St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He was ordained in 1948. He served on active duty as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1964 and went on to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserve, from which he retired as a Captain in 1980. A fun loving family man, Fr. Pat...

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