Streaming could bring you MHS sports this fall...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 3, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—If you have a queasy feeling about fall sports, you’re not alone. But as long as schools are open—and they will be this fall, given Gov. Baker’s directive on June 25—that means sports are open too. The MIAA is ready to pick up where they left last March, according to the most recent communication from their COVID-19 Task Force. But with audience restrictions a likelihood this fall, there is a remedy. Pixxelot, an MIAA-endorsed streaming program, is coming to Melrose, thanks to a generous donation from the Melrose Park & Recreation Department and the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation. Approximately $11,000 worth of camera and technology will be donated to Melrose High School by the Foundation and the Melrose Dept. of Recreation for installation at Fred Green Field, the...

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Knock down!

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 3, 2020 MELROSE — No injuries were reported during a busy two week stretch for the city’s fire service. Firefighting crews knocked down residential blazes on South High Street and West Wyoming Avenue, and beat back a pesky brush fire on remote Mt. Ephraim as part of their regular tours of duty beginning Monday, June 22. Around 2:20 that afternoon, a labor-intensive brush fire battle began in a section of the city near the rear of the Wyoming Cemetery known as Mt. Ephraim. Crews from all the city’s companies responded and spent about 2 1/2 hours at the scene. Dry conditions left them no choice but to douse the flames with water, a difficult task given the fact there are no hydrants in the area to draw water from. A Stoneham engine company, a...

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Redesigning the city’s 4th of July celebration...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 3, 2020 MELROSE — The city will hold a modified 4th of July Celebration for all ages on Saturday, July. This all-day celebration is free and will be held throughout Melrose.  For the past 50+ years, thousands of residents have joined us for our annual Bike and Carriage Parade around the Common Park. Things are a little different this year and sadly we will not be celebrating together at the Common Park. However we still want to see everyone decorate their bike, wagon, carriage, scooter, skateboard, or other custom rides to continue this great tradition. This year, instead of our getting together at the Common, we ask our residents to circle their neighborhoods, local parks, and beautiful downtown areas with their fantastic rides. As a community, let’s light up Melrose with all...

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PHOTO: Displaying the colors

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Published July 3, 2020

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