Jeffrey R. Brogan, 58

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Jeffrey R. Brogan, 58,  of Melrose died unexpectedly on February 14, 2018. Jeff was born in White Plains, N.Y., on April 10, 1959. He was raised in White Plains, and graduated from White Plains High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling and baseball. He attended Northeastern University and graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Business Management. Jeff worked at the Boston Company for many years where he met his wife, Jill, before becoming a stay at home dad and devoting himself to raising his two children. For the past five years, he worked at Whittemore Hardware helping his customers deal with their problems and providing expert advice on a wide variety of home repair projects. Jeff was an avid runner...

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Lisa M. Pollard, 31

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Lisa M. Pollard, 31, of Melrose, passed away on February 17, 2018. Lisa was born and raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2004. She went on to graduate from the Bryman Institute and worked as a medical assistant. Lisa cared about everyone else, was very compassionate, adventurous, funny, had a “Big Heart” and was a “Goof Ball.”  She was very family oriented and enjoyed posting funny videos, cooking, Disney movies and Revere and Hampton beaches. Lisa loved to spend her time with her fiancé’ Jason and daughter Ariella going to fairs, bike shows and being in the outdoors. Lisa’s family and many friends were the most important part of her life and she will be greatly missed. Lisa was...

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Mary C. Fernandes, 87

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes, 87, of Melrose, died at her home on February 14, 2018. Mary was born and raised in Mission Hill and a graduate of Mission Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for over 60 years and worked as a claim adjuster for Central Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston and Waltham for over 35 years before her retirement at the age of 62. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Melrose, St. Mary’s Ladies’ Sodality and the Melrose Women’s Club. She volunteered at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital Gift Shop and at the Melrose voting polls. Mary enjoyed yard sales, reading, puzzles and cooking. She loved spending time with her “Circle of Friends” in Melrose and traveling to York, Maine, Newfound...

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Residence at Melrose Station celebrates grand opening...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Residence at Melrose Station (www.residencemelrosestation.com), owned and operated by LCB Senior Living (www.lcbseniorliving.com) and located at 158 Essex Street in Melrose, held a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new senior living community. The Residence at Melrose Station offers the area’s finest independent, assisted, and memory care living for local seniors. The building was constructed by Callahan Construction Managers, a frequent construction partner of LCB Senior Living. Over 200 attendees gathered at the event, including LCB associates from the company home office and several of their communities, associates from local senior living and care providers, community investors, local media and town and state officials. The ceremony featured several speakers, including State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representative Paul Brodeur, Melrose Mayor Gail...

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Top priority is keeping school kids safe...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — When the city’s schools reopen Monday following the February break, educators will welcome students and staff back with a continued determination to keep everyone safe. A week after a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Supt. of School Cyndy Taymore assured the public that safety inside Melrose’s education facilities is job number one. In a text message, Taymore wrote, “The safety and well-being of our students and staff is the Melrose Public Schools’ first priority. Several years ago, in response to another school tragedy, we developed emergency management plans in conjunction with the city’s police, fire, and emergency management departments and with guidance from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) STARS Team (School Threat Assessment and...

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Cultural Council announces local grants...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council announces the award of 25 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants totaling $9,400 for events and programs that will take place in Melrose during the 2018 calendar year. Thirty-six applications were submitted. The deadline for submission was October 15, 2017. Grants have been awarded to first time applicants, established arts organizations, artists and schools. Events are scheduled in Memorial Hall, the Library, Milano Senior Center, leased and loaned spaces in churches, at parks, and regional theaters. Students in preschools, elementary, middle and high school will benefit from theater and education enrichment, classes and field trips with LCC grant funding. Grant Recipients for 2018: Applause Concerts; Beethoven Society of Melrose; Bobthegorilla Co. Film Festival; Delvena Theatre Company; Erika Nauda; Franklin Early Childhood Center; Greater...

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