Brodeur takes mayor’s office by storm...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — Paul Brodeur becomes the city’s next mayor in a week after receiving about 60 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s ground-shifting municipal election. Brodeur, currently a Beacon Hill lawmaker, bested Councilor-at-Large Monica Medeiros in each of the city’s 14 precincts. He was a vocal supporter of last April’s successful $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2, which raises property taxes for everyone. Medeiros was just as vocal in her opposition to it. While Tuesday’s results were unofficial as the Weekly News went to press, Brodeur got 6,074 of the 10,167 votes cast. His victory will now require a special election to fill Brodeur’s seat serving the 32nd Middlesex District, which includes all of Melrose, half of Wakefield and a little bit of Malden. The date of the special...

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City Council turnover was big

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — As the dust settled after Tuesday’s game-changing city election, a few things are becoming clearer. Three incumbents will join a majority of newcomers on the City Council; Ward 7 Councilor winner Cory Thomas can expect a challenge to his four-vote victory, and longtime School Committee member Margaret ER Driscoll topped the entire ticket of hopefuls during 2019’s municipal balloting. Driscoll, who was running unopposed for reelection along with colleagues Lizbeth C. DeSelm and Edward J. O’Connell, received 6,220 votes throughout the city. Paul Brodeur, who was elected mayor, received 6,074. Incumbent Kate Lipper-Garabedian got the most votes in the five-way Councilor-at-Large race for four seats, and will be joined by Jack Eccles, Leila Migliorelli and Chris Cinella, all first-time councilors. Maya Jamaleddine also ran. Lipper-Garabedian said, “I’m incredibly excited that Melrose...

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Veterans Day schedule of events...

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019 MELROSE — Melrose Veterans Services has announced the following Veterans Day ceremonies on Monday, November 11. • Veterans Day Coffee – 9 a.m. at Memorial Hall • Main Street Honor Roll – 10 a.m. • Walking tour to Vietnam Memorial on Main St. • Continue the walking tour to The Knoll The Harold O. Young VFW Post 2394 on Chipman Avenue is having refreshments following the Veterans Day...

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PHOTO: Forever young

Nov 7, 2019 by

Published November 8, 2019

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Tuesday’s office hopefuls make their case...

Oct 31, 2019 by

Published November 1, 2019 MELROSE — On Tuesday, voters will decide what future course they want Melrose to take during the 2019 city election. There will be a new mayor and new City Councilors chosen at the polls, which are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. With much at stake, we asked those running in contested races what, in their opinion, is the most pressing issue facing the city. In the case of ward candidates for City Council, we wanted to know what the most important issue residents of the individual wards face. We also asked how each hopeful would deal that issue if elected. MAYOR   MONICA MEDEIROS The good news is that Melrose is in good shape overall. We continue to receive accolades including being named the fourth best small city...

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