Veterans helping those in need

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose-Wakefield-Saugus Veteran Services District will be accepting donations for those in need during this holiday season. Donations will go to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans and to Rosie’s Place. Those living in these locations are in need of basic “everyday” items. Through our offices we would like to gather as many of the following new, unopened products for men and women. • Combs/brushes • Deodorants • Soap • Shaving cream • Razors – men’s and women’s • Unscented lotion • Shampoo • Conditioner • Dry shampoo • Baby power • Toothpaste • Tooth brushes • Mouthwash (alcohol free) • Dental floss • Lip balm • Nail clippers • Tampons/pads • Crossword books • Cribbage boards • Playing cards • Dominoes All donations can...

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Melrose Station supports ‘Greenlight a Vet’ project...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Residence at Melrose Station (www.residencemelrosestation.com) located at 158 Essex St., announces that the community will be participating in “Greenlight A Vet,” a campaign created by Walmart to create visible national support for U.S. veterans by having businesses and households display a green colored light. The Residence at Melrose Station is collaborating with CAREtenders Visiting Nurse Association on the campaign and providing free green light bulbs to the public. Those who would like to participate are invited to pick up a free green light bulb at The Residence at Melrose Station from October 23 through November 10 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.  The green bulb is then to be used, preferably outside, in place of an existing regular light bulb for...

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MAAV walk, vigil Sunday

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Alliance Against Violence invites the entire community to its 22nd Annual Walk and Candlelight Vigil starting at the Veterans Middle School Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m. Plan on coming a little early to get settled. The weather looks great, and organizers hope everyone can join them for what promises to be a fantastic day. The walk and vigil are important events meant to shine a light on domestic and dating violence, and to bring home the necessity of ending them. MAAV works to break the cycle of domestic violence through community awareness, resources and support for victims, training for professionals, and education and prevention programs for youth. You can find out more at http://www.maav.org This is one of the organization’s signature events of the year. Stop...

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‘Principles of Islam’ at Methodist church Saturday...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition MELROSE — The United Methodist Women of the First United Church of Melrose, 645 Main St. will host a presentation on “The Principles of Islam” on Saturday, October 21 at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Powerpoint presentation followed by a panel participating in a question and answer session. The session will be moderated by Asima Silva, the co-founder of EnjoinGood.org, an organization that works with local religious and educational institutions to build bridges of understanding and appreciation between communities of...

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PHOTO: Every second counts

Oct 19, 2017 by

Published in the October 20, 2017 edition

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Keeping it local

Oct 12, 2017 by

Published in the October 13, 2017 edition MELROSE — As Melrose’s biannual municipal election of candidates approaches, the city’s chief executive officer has some words of advice for voters: Evaluate office hopefuls on their contribution to the community, their positions on issues specific to Melrose and their vision for the future of our community. And not what political party they belong to. As divisiveness continues to plague the national landscape, more and more people are interested in local candidates’ party affiliation. Mayor Rob Dolan, who is not up for reelection November 7, shakes his head in bewilderment at this development. In an email response to a couple of questions, Dolan explained that “one of the positive things that has come out of the recent presidential election has been a renewed sense of activism among...

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