Wounded Vets motorcycle run Sunday...

May 16, 2019 by

Published May 17, 2019 MELROSE — As it has in previous years, the Boston Wounded Vets Run will pass through Melrose on Sunday, May 19. This annual motorcycle charity ride is dedicated to wounded veterans from New England. All proceeds benefit selected wounded veterans and charities of their choice. The ride will pass through Melrose and will impact traffic for about 30-60 minutes; during that time, traffic will not be able to use or cross the route. While the timing is uncertain, the ride will probably be in Melrose around 1-2 p.m. Here is the full schedule: • 12:30 p.m. Departing Boston-Harley • Right turn on to Wesley St., (Revere) right turn on to Lynn St., to Salem St., to Lincoln Ave., into Cliftondale Sq. (Saugus) • Follow Lincoln St. to Central St. turn left...

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PHOTO: A hero’s welcome

May 16, 2019 by

Published May 17, 2019

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Mayor proposes $86.7 million spending plan...

May 9, 2019 by

Published May 10, 2019 MELROSE — What a difference an extra $5.18 million make. In her first really upbeat municipal finance address since voters approved a $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2 on April 2, Mayor Gail Infurna said Monday the city is in a good place in part because the proposed city budget reflects the “values” of residents. Infurna spoke Monday before the annual joint budget meeting of the aldermen and the School Committee. Her administration is proposing an $86,662,988 spending plan for the year beginning July 1. That total includes a city commitment to Melrose’s public school system of $32,338,667, an increase of 17.2 percent over the current year. Following is the mayor’s address:  One year ago, when I gave my Fiscal 2019 budget address, I came before you with serious...

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Melrose Run for Women this Sunday...

May 9, 2019 by

Published May 10, 2019 MELROSE — A Mother’s Day tradition continues on May 12 with the 22nd running of the Melrose Run for Women. The Melrose Run for Women is a 3.5-mile women-only road race that takes participants through the peaceful and scenic Swain’s Pond section of Melrose. The day begins with a family friendly Kid’s Race at 8:30 a.m. on the Pine Banks Park track, across from the start of the women’s race. The 5 and under ages will be running a straight 50-100-meter dash and the kids ages 6 and up will run about a ¼ mile. The 3.5-mile race can be run individually or in a mother-daughter team. The race starts at 9 a.m. and finishers are greeted by children giving out flowers at the finish line. After the race, participants can...

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iRaiders place 40th out of 94 at VEW World Championship...

May 9, 2019 by

Published May 10, 2019 By GAIL LOWE MELROSE — The iRaiders robotics team at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School finished 40th out of 94 teams in their division at the recent VEX World Championship in Louisville, Ky. “We had a blast,” said team member Adam Nagar about the event. A total of 24,000 teams have competed all year in worldwide VEX tournaments, and just under 900 teams made it to the World Championship. Broken down, there were 188 middle school teams, 584 high school teams and 90 college teams. The teams battled each other over three days to crown the best of the best. “While we did not qualify for the final rounds, our team finished number 40 out of 94 teams in our division – a great achievement for our seventh-graders who are...

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