PHOTO: Helping out in Revere

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition

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OneMelrose announces formation of Prop 2 1/2 override campaign...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition MELROSE — On Thursday, September 20, OneMelrose made its formal announcement on the formation of a Proposition 2 ½ override support campaign committee led by Melrose residents Alison Sarnoski and Lisa Lewis. “I’m excited to get this campaign off the ground, as the Mayor has committed to filing a ballot question to support our city services,” said Ms. Sarnoski. “I look forward to the upcoming Listening Sessions hosted by the Mayor – I hope Melrosians from across the city will attend and offer their ideas about the future of Melrose.” Mayor Infurna recently announced a community input process to solicit comments, concerns, or ideas from residents about the current Melrose city budget, after a difficult budget process earlier this year that left many dissatisfied with funding levels for schools and city services. These concerns are reinforced...

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Koles reflects on Montvale Tire and retirement...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition By GAIL LOWE MELROSE —His face lights up when he talks about his retirement plans. Tony Koles, the former owner of Montvale Tire on Main Street and a second store on Montvale Avenue in Woburn, signed papers on Monday, Sept. 10 to sell the business to Sullivan Tire & Auto Service. Koles’s retirement plans have been in the making for the past three years. In business since 1968 on a lot in Woburn, formerly owned by Phillips 66, Koles moved operations to Melrose in 1973 when Phillips moved its business out of New England. He had the full support of local business owners and friends to move to his current Main Street location, and Melrose auto owners have come to depend on Koles for tires, regular maintenance,...

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OutLoud Open Mike with Jon Waterman Sept. 26...

Sep 20, 2018 by

Published in the September 21, 2018 edition MELROSE — Singer/songwriter Jon Waterman will appear at OutLoud Open Mike Wednesday, September 26 to kick off the Fall season. OutLoud-at-the-Beebe Open Mike for poetry, prose, and music features this compelling local musician (www.jonwaterman.com),favoring the evening with original songs and fascinating guitar riffs. A folk balladeer drawing from a variety of traditions, Waterman captures tragedy, irony, and triumph in his musical renditions, whether chronicling historical events, or personal passages. Open Mike sign-up is at 7:15 p.m. Open Mike starts at 7:30 p.m. Each performer is allotted 10 minutes, before the feature, and shorter slots are usually available after the feature. Creative atmosphere is receptive and respectful. In the Beebe Estate’s art exhibit space, 235 West Foster, Melrose (www.BeebeEstate.org). Parking is available on the grounds. OutLoud meets the...

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PHOTO: High above the fair

Sep 13, 2018 by

Published in the September 14, 2018 edition

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