New business bike route

Mar 14, 2019 by

Posted on: Thursday, March 14, 2019 MELROSE — The City of Melrose has received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Complete Streets Program to implement two bike routes connecting the northern end of Melrose (at the Wakefield line) to just beyond downtown, at the intersection of Main Street and West Wyoming Avenue. The intent of the project is to allow both seasoned cyclists and casual riders to travel more safely and with more confidence when traversing Melrose along this corridor. The project consists of two bike routes, a “business route” down Main Street, and a “residential” or “low stress” route using side roads. A map showing each route is included on the reverse side of this notice. DPW Engineering and our consultant Stantec will be conducting two informational meetings about this...

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No override would impact school sports, other areas...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — The painting of a bleak landscape without money raised through an override of Proposition 2 1/2 continued this week before the School Committee, as members heard that freshman sports would be eliminated, three junior varsity coaching posts would be axed, software and technology spending would be slashed 20 percent, and both the middle school and the high school’s Learning Commons would close for the day once the final bell sounded, among other things. As educators continue to roll our their budget plans for the coming academic year — one with the passage of a Prop. 2 1/2 override and the other without — some very tough decisions become clear. Tuesday night, it was time to go over the impact on athletics, co-curricular programs and instructional materials and supplies. Voters head to the polls...

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Polymnia brings Haydn’s ‘Creation’ to life...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 15, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — For those who like music spiced with a bit of history – or vice versa – last Saturday’s Polymnia Choral Society production of Franz Josef Haydn’s The Creation was a doubly rewarding experience. The sanctuary of Wakefield’s First Parish Congregational Church was a fitting venue in which to experience Haydn’s oratorio depicting the miracle of the world’s creation. It the words of Polymnia member Eileen Worthley, “With its sublime arias, joyous choruses, energetic arpeggios, and rollicking fugues, it is altogether a jubilant work of praise to the glory of the Creator.” Under the direction of conductor Murray Kidd, the concert featured three professional guest soloists, including Wakefield tenor Joseph Holmes, baritone Philip Lima and soprano Dana Lynne Varga, who sang the Creation story in the roles of...

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‘An Irish Celebration’ at Memorial Hall Saturday...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Published March 15, 2019 MELROSE — Brendan Carroll is throwing an Irish party at Memorial Hall and everyone is invited. On Saturday, March 16, at 3 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m., the longtime Melrose resident, County Tipperary native and noted tenor will co-host “An Irish Celebration” along with The Friends of Memorial Hall.  Brendan, whose wife is from Dublin, has produced and performed several shows in Melrose and around the New England, including the Victorian Fair and Rotary events. He has performed as a soloist and as project manager for the Polymnia’s performance of “Letters from Ireland’ last year on St. Patrick’s Day. “An Irish Celebration” will highlight music, song and dance from the Emerald Isle. Brendan would like to get over 1,000 people at the two performances “This is a big undertaking but...

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PHOTO: Bare trees and snow

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