John Paul Napolitano, 71

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — John Paul Napolitano, 71, died at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers on April 15, 2019. John was born in Boston on February, 17, 1948. He was raised in Charlestown, attended Charlestown schools and lived in Charlestown for many years. Mr. Napolitano moved to Las Vegas where he worked as a top notch chef at the Binion’s Casino in the old town section of Vegas in the rooftop restaurant for 15 years and then as a bartender for 10 years. He also worked as a bartender in North Station in Boston for many years. After returning to Massachusetts he lived with his mother in Charlestown until she passed away. John Paul then moved to Melrose seven years ago. He loved the ocean, the beach and spending time...

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Leola V. McCallum, 92

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Leola V. McCallum, 92, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on April 10, 2019. Leola was born and raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 1944. She was a homemaker and a lifelong Melrose resident. Leola worked as a Nurse’s Aide for the Melrose Wakefield Hospital for many years, was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Melrose where she sang in the choir. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting, crocheting, and browsing thrift shops and yard sales. Leola made many trips to Washington state to visit her sister Cleora and loved to take trips with her family to the White Mountains, Lincoln, N.H. and Clark’s Trading Post. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home and her...

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MacMaster pushes for CBD regulations...

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Ward 5 Alderman Shawn MacMaster is pushing for the City of Melrose to regulate the retail sale of CBD products. MacMaster, a career public safety official who replaced Mayor Gail Infurna on the Board of Aldermen over a year ago, became aware of a regulatory gap in state law which allows manufacturers of CBD products to profit from unregulated sales, including products that target children and teenagers with deceptive marketing strategies. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several compounds produced by the Cannabis plant. Although CBD oil can be extracted from various Cannabis species, it most commonly comes from hemp. Hemp has lower amounts of THC and higher concentrations of cannabidiol, leaving it unregulated by the current marijuana market. “My efforts should not be construed as a statement against CBD,”...

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Board supports a new name

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Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Say goodbye to the Board of Aldermen. Say hello to the Melrose City Council. This week, the aldermen voted to ask the Legislature for approval to change its name to get more in-tune with the current age of gender neutrality. Three years after supporters of a new name saw a chance to change fall by the wayside in a 5-5 vote by the aldermen, they successfully brought the issue back in a time considered past due for a change. Jennifer Lemmerman, the aldermanic president, brought the name change up in 2016 and again last week. The aldermen’s Appropriations Committee discussed the matter on Thursday, April 11, and with the exception of Ward 7’s Scott Forbes, all those present voted for the new name. Now lawmakers on Beacon Hill will...

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