PHOTO: Decked out for the 4th

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Melrose Bank armed robbery case is cracked...

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Due to some diligent detective work, a 41-year-old Lynn man will be summonsed to court for the December 2017 armed robbery of Melrose Bank. Police Chief Mike Lyle credited Detective Dan Ehlers with much determination in cracking the case. The suspect was charged Tuesday, July 2, with armed and masked robbery. The Weekly News does not publish the names of people police say they plan to summonse to court. Police went to the 638 Main St. financial institution around 4:40 in the afternoon of Dec. 15, 2017 after being told of the robbery. Detectives conducted an initial on-scene investigation and learned that a man brandishing a firearm had climbed onto a counter and demanded money from a bank teller. The suspect was wearing a ski mask, sunglasses and...

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Scenna is Lynnfield water supt. finalist...

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Published July 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The city’s DPW director was interviewed this week for an opening as water superintendent by the The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners. Melrose DPW Director John Scenna, a Lynnfield resident, and Danvers DPW Vernon C. Russell Treatment Plant Manager Jason McCarthy are the two finalists vying to succeed retired LCWD Superintendent Ken Burnham, who retired from the post in January after leading the district for 45 years. Five candidates applied for the job and a search committee led by Water Commissioner Joe Maney recommended that the commissioners interview Scenna and McCarthy for the vacant position. The Lynnfield Center Water District provides water to about half the town; that water comes from wells. The MWRA provides water to South Lynnfield. The LCWD commissioners on Monday...

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Milk Depot opens at Baby Cafe

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Lucia Jenkins is a strong advocate of the benefits of breast milk. Studies show it reduces the chances of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis in mothers and does the same for the chances of asthma and all manner of respiratory ailments, among other afflictions, in babies. Also, breast milk makes the brain work better. So it was only natural that Lucia expressed nothing but gratitude this week towards Gray’s Appliance and The Savings Bank of Wakefield for making the new Baby Cafe Milk Depot possible at the Nazarene Church. The 2 Short St. church, already home to the Melrose Baby Cafe, dedicated a closet to fit a refrigerator in which donated mother’s milk is stored. The Milk Depot’s grand opening ceremony is Friday at 11:30 a.m. Lucia, a...

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Summer Stroll returns

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and the City of Melrose are thrilled to announce the Seventh Annual Summer Stroll on Friday, July 26. Come to downtown Melrose from 6 to 9 p.m. and take some time to discover what makes our community so special. With generous support from our Summer Stroll Presenting Sponsor, The Residence at Melrose Station, and a grant from the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, the Summer Stroll is a fun evening of music, dining and shopping locally. Patronize your favorite restaurants and retailers, while visiting ones that are new to you. During the event, restaurants will sell and serve food and beverages on the sidewalk, while local merchants will offer tastings, specials, demos and sales at their businesses. Thanks to the support of several...

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