A new day dawns

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published January 17, 2020 MELROSE — Much of the city’s elected leadership changed hands at the beginning of November and Monday night, it celebrated its achievement while looking ahead at all the work there is to do. Led by new Mayor Paul Brodeur, the City Council and School Committee took part in an inaugural ceremony in Memorial Hall that ushered in a new era just in time for the history page to flip to the start of another decade. Brodeur talked, in part, about the need to take a few calculated risks. Saying the city can choose to plot its own course away from the harshness of the national dialogue, the mayor said to be “excellent as a City, we must take risks and act from a position of pride and confidence in the...

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Democratic Rep. hopefuls air their views...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published January 17, 2020 By MARK SARDELLA  WAKEFIELD — You would have been hard-pressed to find much disagreement among the three Democratic candidates running for State Representative as they outlined their positions during a forum hosted by the Wakefield Democratic Town Committee last Wednesday night at Brightview Senior Living in Wakefield. Mat Helman of Malden, Kate Lipper-Garabedian of Melrose and Ann McGonigle Santos of Wakefield are running to fill the remainder Paul Brodeur’s term as 32nd Middlesex District State Representative. Brodeur resigned the seat after he was elected Mayor of Melrose last November. A Primary Election is set for Feb. 4, with a Special Election on March 3. No Republican filed papers so there will be no GOP candidate on the March 3 ballot. Brandon Reid of Melrose has announced his intention to mount a...

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Community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 20...

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published January 17, 2020 MELROSE — The Melrose Human Rights Commission invites the community to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the annual MLK Day of Service at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church (70 W. Emerson St.), beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday January 20, followed by the annual evening Community Potluck at the Melrose First Congregational Church (121 W. Foster St.) beginning at 5:30 p.m. The Day of Service is sponsored by the Commission and a number of community partners and it includes a variety of community service projects at sites around the city with activities for all ages. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and projects take place between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. A pizza lunch follows at the Unitarian Universalist Church between 12 and 1 p.m. The Community...

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Anita Glennon, 89

Jan 16, 2020 by

Published January 17, 2020 MELROSE — Anita (Nigro) Glennon, 89, of Melrose passed away on January 9, 2020. Anita was born and raised in Revere to the late Neal and Catherine Nigro on October 16, 1930. Beloved wife of the late Richard Glennon of Melrose. Devoted mother of Denise Siggins and husband John of Melrose, Lori Glennon of Melrose, and Scott Glennon and wife Laura of Boxford. Cherished sister of the late Dorothy Bell, Eleanor Hubbard and her surviving husband Wallace, and Bernice Mugherini and her late husband Frank. Loving grandmother of Nicole Siggins and partner Adina Bogert-O’Brien of Germany, Fallon Carpenter and husband Chris of Reading, Elizabeth Glennon and fiancé Matthew Berg of Kingston, Colleen Glennon and partner Chessa Mehlman of California. Great-grandmother of Benjamin and Callie Carpenter. Also survived by many loving...

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