MAAV’s work recognized

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — Mayor Paul Brodeur and the City Council this week declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and recognized the important work of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence on its 25th anniversary. During an October 19 meeting, a proclamation was read into the record. The proclamation reads: “Whereas, domestic violence is one of the most critical and far-reaching issues of our time, affecting individuals of every age, culture, class, gender, race and religion; and “Whereas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44; every 21 days a woman is killed by domestic violence; and more than 3 million children witness acts of domestic violence each year; and “Whereas, since last October, 11 people...

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DPW seeks funds to keep upgrading city’s water system...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — The Department of Public Works wants to continue its upgrade of the city’s water system, more than a year after one of its weak spots was exposed on Brazil Street. This week, the City Council was asked to authorize borrowing $875,000 from the MWRA’s Local Water System Assistance Program so improvements can begin in the spring and continue throughout the 2021 construction season. Projects proposed include the replacement and upgrade of over one mile of water infrastructure at the following locations: 1. Burnett/Hunnewell/Sycamore neighborhood 2. Brazil Street 3. Washington Street/Pleasant Street (near #99 Washington in conjunction with Brazil Street project) 4. Felton Place 5. Ashland Street (to be bid as an add alternate and contingent on available funds) In a memo, DPW Director Elena Proakis Ellis asks for the money to...

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Health Dept. has tips on keeping Halloween safe...

Oct 22, 2020 by

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — Everything is different in the fall of 2020. Melrose kids finally went back to their school buildings this week after a month of learning from home. The Red Raider sports teams — those that are allowed to play during the pandemic — are competing in shortened seasons. City government conducts itself, in many cases, from a distance. Businesses continue to suffer from reduced crowds due to required COVID-19 restrictions. And the Chamber’s annual Halloween candy giveaway to youngsters has been canceled. But Halloween itself has not been. For some people, it is traditionally one of the best nights of the year. The city’s Health Department has some tips on enjoying a safe seasonal celebration. Its page on the city’s website includes guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the state...

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PHOTO: Dress up your pet

Oct 22, 2020 by

THE MELROSE DOG SOCIETY will be hosting their annual Dog Halloween Costume contest virtually this year! Melrosians can submit pictures of their dogs in costume to the Melrose Dog Park Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/MelroseDogPark. Winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Published October 23,...

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