TSB turns 150 Sunday

May 24, 2019 by

Published in the May 24, 2019 edition. WAKEFIELD — May 26 will mark the 150th anniversary of The Savings Bank, a milestone that is being celebrated with the community throughout the year including their celebration with the community on Saturday, June 22 from 2 to 8 p.m. “We are excited to be celebrating this significant milestone and to share our extraordinary history with our customers and the community,” President and Chief Executive Office Robert J. DiBella said. “I am humbled and proud to be at the helm of the Bank which was founded and presided over by Cyrus Wakefield, our first President and town benefactor.” “We look forward to a fun day celebrating with the community on June 22 at the Wakefield Town Commons.” The first 100 years… Steeped in history and deeply rooted...

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A member of ‘The Greatest Generation’...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 24, 2019 This is another in the series of “Around Town” profiles and is a Memorial Day appreciation for a member of “The Greatest Generation.” MELROSE — Esther Parsons has lived in Melrose for 68 years. This remarkable woman of 97 hailed originally from Syracuse, N.Y. She married an Everett lad, George Parsons, and started a family in 1943 during WWII. After the war, she and her family moved to Melrose where she worked as a nurse for many years with area hospitals and the Melrose public schools. She has lived the American dream: marriage, five children, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. By any measure a full life for most people. Adding to this remarkable life is Esther’s service in the United States Army Nurse Corps during WWII. As Memorial Day approaches, the...

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Memorial Day street closings

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — The 2019 Melrose Memorial Day Parade, honoring our veterans, is scheduled for Sunday, May 26. Parade participants will arrive at 1 p.m. to line up behind Memorial Hall. The parade steps off at 1:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall on Main Street. The parade will proceed down Main Street and left onto Sylvan Street into the Wyoming Cemetery. The following is a list of streets that will be temporarily closed and the detours that have been set up by the city: • City Hall parking lot will be closed from 8 a.m. through 2 p.m. • Main Street southbound will be closed from Emerson Street to Upham Street at noon to allow lineup of parade vehicles on Main Street. • Main Street northbound and southbound between Emerson and Upham...

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Sporting goods collection for Haiti...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Recreation Department is working on a special project to collect sporting equipment, sporting apparel, school supplies, and financial assistance for the nation of Haiti. Organizers will be holding the collection on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in front of Melrose City Hall, 562 Main St. Look for the white Recreation van.   They will be collecting for men, women, boys and girls:  All Sports Equipment: Balls, jerseys, cleats, socks, whistles, air pumps, coaches/referees uniforms School Supplies: Pencils, paper, folders, scissors, etc. Financial Assistance: Checks may be made payable to “Fhylah, Inc.” (Foundation to Help Youth of...

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Board: Swan Pond Road survey should proceed...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 By MAUREEN DOHERTY NORTH READING — The Select Board held its standard informational public hearing Monday night on the 29 articles that comprise the June 10 Town Meeting warrant. While there were a couple of people in the audience for at least part of the presentation, no direct questions from the public to the board were asked about the $70.5M budget proposed for FY20 under Article 15 or the multi-million dollar capital improvement plan under Article 16, both of which will be recommended for passage by the board at Town Meeting, or any of the other 27 warrant articles. Town Meeting warrants were scheduled to be mailed out to all residents on Wednesday and should be arriving by Friday or Saturday. It was the first full meeting since the board...

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Bob Mauceri to lead Memorial Day parade...

May 23, 2019 by

Published May 23, 2019 NORTH READING — The town’s traditional Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 27, will be led by former Chairman of the Select Board, Bob Mauceri who will serve as honorary parade marshal motoring the route in a convertible. Stepping down from his Select Board post after 15 years, Mauceri was recently honored for his 47 years of combined service to the town which dates back to 1972 when he was appointed to a sewer study committee. Over the decades Mauceri also served on the School Committee (1973-1986), the Finance Committee (1986-1992) and the Hillview Commission (1992-2004) in addition to countless subcommittees and chairmanships. Veterans of all wars will follow the parade marshal’s convertible on a special parade float. They are also welcome to walk the route if they so desire....

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