Clark gets $900K for local schools...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE – Katherine Clark was able to get $900,000 for the school district she once served. The one-time Melrose School Committeewoman — now one of the most powerful people in Washington, D.C. — announced recently that the American Rescue Plan includes $900,000 for the Melrose Public School district, a portion of the over $3.1 billion in emergency education funding to support Massachusetts schools and families. “When President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law last month, we knew that help was on the way. Today, I’m happy to announce just how substantial that aid will be for Melrose schools, families, and child care providers,” said Clark, who is the assistant speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “With this funding, Melrose schools, and schools across the district, will be...

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Mayor Brodeur announces Earth Week celebration...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — In celebration of 10 years as a Green Community, Mayor Paul Brodeur is collaborating with several community groups to put on Earth Week, a series of social and educational events to drive green initiatives in the city of Melrose.  “I am so proud of the strides our community has taken toward a more sustainable future,” said Brodeur. “The story of Melrose as a Green Community has, until now, been largely untold. Melrose’s Sustainability Manager, Martha Grover has spearheaded the majority of these efforts. We very much have a culture of environmentalism here in Melrose, and we have tremendous community partners helping drive us toward our goal of NetZero 2050.” The Green Communities Division (GCD) provides grants and technical assistance to help municipalities reduce energy use and costs by implementing clean energy...

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Schools’ budget hearing Tuesday...

Apr 8, 2021 by

Published April 9, 2021 MELROSE — At the Melrose School Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, they will hold a public hearing on the School Department’s FY22 budget. The public is invited to attend. The public hearing will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be conducted via remote participation. All remote meeting links are posted on the City of Melrose web site at:...

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PHOTO: Same as it ever was

Apr 8, 2021 by

MEMBERS OF THE award-winning Melrose High Marching Band turned out Saturday to get behind the Red Raider football team. The musicians’ support was a real treat for the crowd inside and outside Fred Green Field, making it feel more like it once was and will be again. (Photo by Raj Das...

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Public health leader is retiring...

Apr 1, 2021 by

Published April 2, 2021 MELROSE — Health Director Ruth Clay is retiring. The longtime public health official has for the past year been on the front line of the COVID pandemic, giving residents in both Melrose and Wakefield timely information and guidance as the world fought to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. She said Wednesday that she planned on retiring in 2020 but would not because of the pandemic. “This is actually a little overdue,” Clay said of her announcement, made originally to staff in both the Melrose and Wakefield health offices Tuesday. “It’s not from burnout. It’s just time. I had planned on doing it last year but to not have been involved in this very challenging time was unthinkable. I am looking forward to seeing my family after a long...

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