Essex St. mixed-use project rejected...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020 MELROSE — Some heavy city hitters stood shoulder-to-shoulder with developer Mark Carroll as he proposed a total redevelopment of the tired commercial building across Essex Street from City Hall.  According to Carroll representatives last summer, the proposal took over three years to plan. Carroll and his team had produced a “Melrose compatible” façade for a modern mixed use building consisting of three residential floors over a first floor retail use. The building was proposed to contain an elevator. It would have also brought a first-to-Melrose parking facility with stacked, racked parking for all units, similar to a dry cleaning rack, that would have been occupant-operated and would have delivered each stored vehicle to its owner/occupant on a code-accessed system. It would have also have had a bicycle storage area, and a bicycle for...

read more

Commission on Disability housekeeping matter before City Council...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020 CITY COUNCIL NOTEBOOK MELROSE — The city’s  Commission on Disability is getting closer to realty. The City Council approved its creation a while ago, and now the Melrose Commission on Disability must be added to the city’s Administrative Code. That request was moved to the council’s Appropriations Committee at a meeting Tuesday and a public hearing will be held soon. According to a memo from City Solicitor Robert Van Campen to Mayor Paul Brodeur, state law was referenced as he put together the new advisory body’s responsibilities. The Melrose Commission on Disability will consist of seven members, all of whom must be Melrose residents. A majority of the commission, Van Campen continues, must “consist of people with disabilities, one member of the Commission shall be a member of the immediate family...

read more

Share views on superintendent search...

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020 MELROSE — On Thursday, January 16, the Melrose School Committee discussed and announced major aspects of the Superintendent Search process including: the timeline, the composition of the Screening Committee, and multiple tactics to solicit a broad range of community feedback. The Committee is pleased to provide information about two ways to share your views on the next Melrose Superintendent of Schools: focus groups, which will be facilitated by the Collins Center consultants who are assisting in this process, and an online survey. Superintendent Search Focus Groups As part of the Melrose School Committee’s search process for a new Superintendent of Schools, consultants from the Collins Center at UMass Boston will host focus groups for staff, parents and community members to provide input about the type of leader and leadership that...

read more

PHOTO: Snow angels

Jan 23, 2020 by

Published January 24, 2020

read more