A fractured union

Jan 14, 2021 by

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — Congresswoman Katherine Clark, the Prospect Street Democrat, doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to President Donald J. Trump and what happened in Washington last week. “He is a traitor,” she said in the aftermath of the violent protest urged on by Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6 as he continued to cling to the notion that somehow the November election had been stolen from him by Joseph R. Biden and the Democratic Party. Rioters ransacked the Capitol complex and five people, including a Capitol Police officer, were killed. “We have a president who has turned on us. He is a traitor. He has incited violence and perpetuated a lie that he won this election,” Clark said. “If we do not hold this president accountable, if we do not...

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Men4MAAV host ‘Raising Boys to Men’ program Jan. 26...

Jan 14, 2021 by

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — The Men4MAAV (Melrose Alliance Against Violence) is hosting a program entitled “Raising Boys to Men,” a free virtual discussion of strategies for raising boys to exhibit healthy masculinity, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. It’s a one-hour panel featuring local experts followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session that will focus on empowering fathers to serve as positive male role models and support healthy growth and development. The moderated discussion will include local experts discussing strategies to support parents to raise healthy young men. It will focus specifically on parents’ roles in supporting the growth and development of boys so they can become responsible, respectful and successful men. Panelists will offer tips and strategies for parents, advice for tough conversations, share examples of how to model...

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MBTA: Weekend train service ends here Jan. 23...

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Published January 15, 2021 BOSTON – The MBTA is reminding customers that, as of Jan. 23, 2021, MBTA commuter rail schedules take effect which were approved in December 2020 by the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB). It represents an increase in weekday service levels from the current schedule and provides more than 50 percent of weekday service levels from the same time last year, while current ridership levels are approximately 10 percent. As part of the board’s direction to align service with ridership while maintaining access for transit-critical communities, effective January 23, 2021, commuter rail weekend service will only run on select lines and weekday service will increase slightly. New Winter Service Schedules will be available at www.MBTA.com on January 15, 2021, and print copies will be available at major stations starting...

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PHOTO: Cloud cover

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THE SMOKE SIGNALS what is in fact a Melrose municipal sewer relining project. (Raj Das, edphotos.com Photo) Published January 15,...

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Stoneham woman dies in crash

Jan 14, 2021 by

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — At midweek, authorities hadn’t released the name of the 21-year-old Stoneham woman killed late Saturday night, Jan. 9 after her SUV crossed lanes on Franklin Street, sheared a utility pole in half and struck a tree. The woman was traveling west on Franklin Street just before the intersection with Vinton Street around 11 p.m. when her 2018 Honda CRV crossed the yellow line, struck a pole and then a tree. The vehicle reportedly caught fire.  The woman was later pronounced dead at the hospital. State Police and the Melrose Police Department’s Traffic Division are investigating the cause of the fatal...

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