Mayor makes override pitch to aldermen...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — This week the aldermen seemed poised to put a $5.18 million Proposition 2 1/2 override question on a special April 2, 2019 election ballot. Their Appropriations Committee agreed Tuesday night to forward the request from Mayor Gail Infurna to the full Board of Aldermen, which meets this coming Monday. At-Large Aldermen Monica Medeiros was the only one voting not to send the order onward.  Dozens crammed into the Aldermanic Chamber Tuesday, many airing their views on the need for an override. If passed, an extra $5.18 million would be raised through higher taxes each year forever. The city is in a tough financial bind which will only get worse because of the growing school population, many override supporters said. Infurna has been talking about the need for an...

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Melrose joins regional bike share system...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — Dockless bike share in the City of Melrose has officially launched, with Melrose joining a 15-community regional system in Boston’s inner suburbs. Coordinated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the system also includes the communities of Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Needham, Revere, Waltham, Watertown and Winthrop. By using your phone to easily find, unlock, and rent bikes for short-term use, dockless bike sharing represents a new sustainable transportation option for Melrose residents. Dockless bike share vendor, Lime, charges $1 per 30 minutes to ride, and they offer discounts for students, corporations, and low-income riders. Because this is a regional system, riders can pick up or drop off a Lime bike in Melrose or in any of the other participating communities. “The City of...

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Joshua Tree at Memorial Hall Nov. 16...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — Friday night, November 16, America’s best U2 band, Joshua Tree, comes to Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food For Families Fund. This will be the only chance to see Joshua Tree. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets can be purchased at Melrose Knights Of Columbus website at melrosekofc.org and click Upcoming Events. Tickets can also be purchased at Buckalews 504 Main St. Melrose (next to Turners Restaurant) or at The Wakefield Bowladrome 92 Water St., Wakefield or send check payable to Melrose KofC to: Melrose Kof...

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Please note early deadlines

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 Due to the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 22, we will have early editorial and advertising deadlines for the November 23 edition of the Weekly News. The deadline to submit press releases and other editorial copy is Friday, November 16, at noon. The deadline to submit advertisements is 3 p.m. the same day. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation. Have a great...

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PHOTO: Stare-down

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Published November 16, 2018

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