Intercity League cancels 2020 season...

Jul 8, 2020 by

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — After weeks of deciding how to potentially return during Phase 3, the Intercity League officially announced on Monday that their 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. In addition to many factors in the towns/cities of all nine teams including field permits, the league also had to work with individual teams who had their own decisions to make regarding whether or not they wanted to play. Three teams dropped out last week. That left six teams who wanted the season to go on. The Wakefield Merchants had been practicing in Stoneham during Phase 2 to get ready according to manager Dave Ellegood. “It’s disappointing,” said Ellegood who has been playing and coaching during every summer for the Merchants since 1988. “It definitely feels strange.”  Ellegood said the league had...

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PHOTO: Giving back

Jul 8, 2020 by

Published July 10, 2020

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What is the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation?...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Fine arts, music & LGBT are beneficiaries Published July 3, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The recent donation of $11,000 of streaming technology to Melrose High School is another generous gift from the Melrose Parks & Recreation Department and the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation, a long time champion of the Melrose public school’s arts programs. The foundation’s philanthropic efforts have had an indelible positive impact on the culture of Melrose schools. The non-profit was created by Melrose’s John and Patricia McLaughlin in honor of their daughter Victoria, who died suddenly at age three months in 2009. The Mission of the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation is to support music, drama and fine arts in Melrose Public Schools, along with the Victoria McLaughlin Library at the middle school and the Melrose Learning Commons, plus after-school learning opportunities for Melrose middle school and high...

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Rec Dept. releases summer brochure...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 3, 2020 By Frank Olivieri, CPRE Recreation Director, City of Melrose MELROSE — We have a very important announcement for the community. We are re-releasing a new summer brochure with new and modified programs that meet all health and safety requirements. Melrose residents should be aware that they will have summer recreation programs. There are a lot of exciting activities for kids and adults and we hope that many will join us this summer. Some of our main programs include youth tennis lessons, intramural sports, Red Raider workouts, multi-sport clinics, and many more. Programs start soon and space is...

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