Marietta Haeg Schwartz, 55

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Published in the September 15, 2017 edition WAKEFIELD — Marietta Haeg Schwartz, a resident of Wakefield and a Minnesota farm girl at heart, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, September 6, at Winchester Hospital, at age 55. With a quiet strength, Marietta was genuine, unassuming, and always true to herself. Marietta was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota, the oldest child and only daughter of six children. Raised on a small farm in Minnesota, Marietta graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud in 1979, College of St. Benedict in 1983, and received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1988. In the fall of 1988, Marietta moved to Boston, and took a job at UMass Boston as an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department. She worked at...

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Jacqueline E. Herook, 85

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Published in the September 15, 2017 edition HAVERHILL — Jacqueline E. Herook, 85, of Haverhill, a former resident of Wakefield and Reading, died Monday, September 11 in Haverhill. Born in Melrose on November 9, 1931 she was the daughter of the late Donald P. and Doris (Eaton) Ilsley. Mrs. Herook was raised in Melrose and was a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1949. She later made her home in Wakefield and then Reading for many years. She was retired from the North Andover Public Schools where she had worked for many years. Mrs. Herook was a direct descendant of Governor William Bradford, first Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and she was also a member the “Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants.” She was the beloved wife of the late John T. Herook....

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PHOTO: All the right moves

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Published in the September 15, 2017 edition

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MSO celebrates 100 years in style...

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Published in the September 15, 2017 edition By JESSI EISDORFER General Manager Melrose Symphony Orchestra MELROSE — Over 5,000 residents from Melrose and surrounding areas gathered on Morelli baseball field Saturday evening to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the nation’s oldest, all-volunteer orchestra — our very own Melrose Symphony Orchestra. The field was covered in a sea of blankets and lawn chairs spilling over into the adjacent football field; children danced and waved light sabers as the orchestra played music from Star Wars; even the mayor made his conducting debut, pausing only to take a selfie onstage with the orchestra. The weather was perfect, just as Mayor Dolan promised, and the evening was capped off with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display which left residents buzzing with excitement. Audience members took to Facebook, sharing their...

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Commission on Women issues stat of childcare survey...

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Published in the September 15, 2017 edition MELROSE — On Sept. 12, the Melrose Commission on Women released a survey for parents or guardians of pre-school aged children to better understand the current state of childcare in Melrose. “The increase of families with young children and the perceived shortage of childcare options in our area have driven up the cost of care to a level that makes it difficult to pay,” said Sam Hammar, Women’s Commissioner and Childcare Subcommittee Chair. “Women are impacted the hardest by this issue since we are more often the partner (if there is one) that makes a lower salary and thus have to be more flexible with our careers, or even stop working for time when the cost of childcare is too high. In a high cost-of-living area, these...

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