It’s Brodeur and Medeiros

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 20, 2019 MELROSE — State Rep. Paul Brodeur and Alderman-at-Large Monica Medeiros will face off in November’s mayoral race after getting the most votes in Tuesday’s preliminary election. Brodeur topped the five-candidate ticket with 2,576 votes, followed by Medeiros’ 2,397. Jackie Lavender Bird, formerly an at-large alderman and one-time director of Community Services for current Mayor Gail Infurna, finished third with 1,455 votes. Alderman-at-Large Mike Zwirko was fourth and Alderman-at-Large Manisha Bewtra finished fifth. About 40 percent of the city’s 19,939 registered voters participated in the first-ever preliminary election in Melrose. Brodeur and Medeiros, both Melrose High graduates, proved they can certainly get their people out to vote. But Brodeur, a Democrat, also had his base split among Bird, Zwirko and Bewtra. Medeiros, a state Republican Party activist who serves as an officer with...

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How override funds funds are being used...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 20, 2019 MELROSE — In April 2019, the Melrose community voted to approve a vital investment in our students and educators via an operational override for the Melrose Public Schools. With the School Committee’s subsequent completion of the fiscal year 2020 budget process last spring and contract negotiations, those funds are now being deployed throughout the District, at every school and at every level. As the school year moves into full swing, Melrose students, families, educators and the entire community are beginning to see the results. Highlights of the override investments include: • At Melrose High School, an English Language Arts teacher, a science teacher, a math teacher, a special education teacher, and a building paraprofessional have been added, as has another guidance counselor to restore the ratio of students per guidance counselor...

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City applies for DEP grant for sewer work...

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 20, 2019 MELROSE — The City of Melrose recently applied for a $60,000 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) grant to allow it to better keep track of sewer maintenance and pinpoint possible trouble spots. DPW submitted the application for an asset management grant in August 2019, and the outcome will be announced in November. The grant will help DPW monitor its preventative maintenance program and collect data to help the Sewer Division decide which areas need extra attention. The total project will cost $100,000, of which the city is responsible for 40 percent. If awarded, the grant will fund programs and technology in conjunction with the existing sewer system capital program, funded by grants and loans from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA). The MWRA-funded capital program focuses on the reduction...

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Citywide yard sale Saturday

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 20, 2019 MELROSE — The long-awaited day is almost here. On Saturday, September 21 the citywide yard sale will take place in Melrose. The registration date for being listed on the yard sale map has gone by and the list, already at the printers, will be ready for pick-up on Friday. Shoppers, you will find the maps at the entrance of the Milano Center, Melrose Public Library and City Hall.   Every person who has registered will be listed on the map that shoppers will be able to use to locate each individual participant’s address. A cluster of yard sales will be set up by registrants on the lawn of the Beebe Estate located in front of the Milano Center and directly across the street from the Levi Gould Senior Housing Complex located at...

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PHOTO: The band cleans up

Sep 19, 2019 by

Published September 20, 2019

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