Deborah Hadden Gray, 55

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Published October 11, 2019 MELROSE — Deborah Hadden Gray, 55, resident of Melrose, passed away surrounded by family after a prolonged illness on Sept. 25, 2019. Beloved wife of David J. Gray with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. Proud mother of William “Liam” H. Gray and Collin J. Gray. Adored daughter of Craig and Joan (Gill) Hadden of Barnard, Vt., and daughter-in-law of Carolyn R. Gray and the late Jack Gray of Holliston. Loving sister of David Hadden and his wife Amie of Bangor, Maine. Dear sister-in-law of Bob Gray of So. Hampton, N.H.; Jim and Molly Gray of Springfield, Va.; Kelly and Steve Donovan of Marshfield; and John and Michelle Gray of Milford. Loved niece of Stephen and Bette Goldmann (and the late Joyce (Gill) Goldmann) of Dallas, Texas; Thomas and...

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Henry W. Botte Jr.

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Published October 11, 2019 MELROSE — Henry William Botte Jr., died peacefully in his sleep on October 6, 2019. He lived in Malden and Melrose, New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and Ogunquit, Maine.   Born in Malden in 1935 to Mary (Krukonis) and Henry Botte, he leaves behind his “girl” and wife of 59 years Peggy (Taggart) Botte of Melrose; his children, Linda O’Koniewski and David Bubier of Melrose, Laura Botte and Phelan Fretz of Burlington, Vermont, Tom Botte of Boston, Marie Elena Botte and Dan Weissman of Melrose and Michelle and Kevin Walsh of Melrose and his sisters, Maryanne Babineau of Reading, June Carroll of Wakefield and Diane Mayo of Stoneham. He was pre-deceased by his brothers Robert, Thomas (Father Gregory), and John Botte. He was blessed to have a cherished, lifelong friendship with William...

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Doris J. DeAmicis, 94

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Published October 11, 2019 MELROSE — Doris J. (Scisinger) DeAmicis, 94, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019. Doris was born in Cleveland, Ohio on February 6, 1925, daughter of the late Dewey E. Scisinger and Helen (Frasher) Perry. Raised in Mansfield, Ohio, she graduated from Mansfield High School, Class of 1943 and from Bowling Green University in 1947. After several years teaching high school, she married Redento DeAmicis in Mansfield in 1951. They resided in Illinois before relocating to Mexico City for many years. In 1968, they settled in Melrose to raise a family of four children. Doris was an active member of the Melrose community for many years. She enjoyed her membership and involvement with various clubs, especially the Melrose Women’s Club, and the Melrose-Wakefield American Association...

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Town Meeting OK’s funding for 40B appeal...

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Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — It was a rare sight. Nearly a full house packed the Daniel H. Shay Performing Arts Center participate in October Town Meeting Monday night. The official tally of voters, according to Town Clerk Barbara Stats, was 547. Checking in that many voters took an additional 50 minutes, delaying the start of the semi-annual affair to 7:50 p.m. The main attraction was the request under Article 7 to amend the FY20 Operating Budget with a transfer of $125,000 from Free Cash to fund Town Counsel legal and professional expenses to enable the town to defend itself during the Ch. 40B comprehensive permit application currently before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The issue concerns the proposed 200-unit apartment complex at 20 Elm St. by...

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Town’s ‘Safe Harbor’ declaration denied by DHCD...

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Published October 10, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The town received notification from the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) late Friday afternoon, October 4, that its claim of “Safe Harbor” from the 20 Elm St. Chapter 40B comprehensive permit application has not met its burden of proof. DHCD issued this determination for both the General Land Area Minimum (GLAM) and Subsidized Housing Inventory (SHI) claims by the town. This notification explained that the town has the option to file an appeal of this decision with the state Housing Appeals Committee (HAC) within 20 days of receipt of the decision. The deadline to file such an appeal would be Thursday, October 24. According to Town Administrator Michael Gilleberto, this denial was not unexpected at this stage in the process. Understanding that...

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