Household Hazardous Waste collection Oct. 26...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — On Saturday, October 26, the City of Melrose is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day. The event will be held at the DPW City Yard and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street. From 8 – 11:45 a.m. you can drop off certain toxic household items that are not allowed in the trash. Proof of residency is required. Fees for Melrose residents will primarily be determined by actual estimated total volume of hazardous waste not volume of containers themselves according to the following fee list: 1-3 gal. – $20 / 4-10 gal. – $30 / 11-25 gal. – $60 Please bring a check – payable to the City of Melrose. Credit cards are not accepted. Commercial hazardous waste will not be accepted. What to bring: oil-based paints, spray paint,...

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Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil Sunday...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — Fall is here and it’s time for MAAV’s Annual Walk Against Violence and Candlelight Vigil. This year’s event, which will be the 24th annual, will be held on Sunday, October 20 at 4 p.m. at the Melrose Veteran’s Memorial Middle School. The Walk and Candlelight Vigil is MAAV’s largest annual fundraiser and community awareness event. The theme of this year’s event is “Take a Stand. Take a Step.” This simple statement conveys a powerful message: that we must take a stand against domestic violence, and then take action – a step – to prevent it and to help those who may be suffering from abuse. The event will begin with the presentation of MAAV’s 9th Annual Advocacy in Action Award, which will be presented posthumously to Anna Bastian. Anna...

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MACS annual exhibit and sale Saturday...

Oct 17, 2019 by

Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — This year, the Melrose Arts and Crafts Society will be holding its Annual Exhibit and Sale, Saturday, October 19 at the First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster St., Melrose from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All year, members have been busy making items for the exhibit. A quilt, raffle baskets and an afghan will be raffled. Tickets are available at The Lucky Cat Yarns, 167 West Emerson St., Melrose; Mary Roses Quilts and Treasures, 4 Brande Ct., Reading and at the exhibit. There will be a sales table containing home baked goods, homemade knitted and crocheted items and plants. There will also be a whole room of Rescued Treasures you never can tell what you can find there. Members will be demonstrating quilting, jewellery making and knitting. Coffee, tea...

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Louise C. Tansino, 90

Oct 17, 2019 by

Published October 18, 2019 WAKEFIELD — Louise C. Tansino, 90, of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Boston on April 27, 1929 and was the daughter of the late Stephen and Thina (Matto) Nassan. Louise was a graduate of Somerville High School Class of 1947. She had been a resident of Wakefield since 2000. Louise was a retired assistant manager at the Somerville Credit Union. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and reading. Louise was also a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Wakefield. Louise was the wife of the late Joseph Tansino. She was the loving mother of Paul Tansino and his wife Nancy of Stoneham, David Tansino and his wife Gloria of Melrose, Kristine Tansino of Portsmouth, N.H., and...

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Eleanor M. Lynn, 85

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Published October 18, 2019 SALEM — Salem resident Eleanor M. Lynn, 85, passed away on October 10, 2019 at Kaplan Family Hospice in Danvers after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Eleanor was born in Chelsea on Aug. 8, 1934 to the late Dr. Robert and Eleanor (Murdock) Lynn. She was raised in Melrose, attending St. Mary’s grammar and high school, graduating in 1952. She went on to Emmanuel College, graduating in 1956. In the mid-90s, she also attended law school and passed the Massachusetts bar exam.   Eleanor worked at Air France as an interpreter and traveled to many countries. Her love of antiques led her to co-own the Sugar Hill Antique shop in Sugar Hill, N.H. and she travelled extensively to the best antique shows in the country for many years. She continued buying and selling...

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Sandra Henry-Alvarez

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Published October 18, 2019 MELROSE — Sandra Margaret Henry-Álvarez, 58, a shining light to all who knew her, departed this earth on Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 at the Sawtelle Hospice Home in Reading. Sandra was born in Port Huron, Mich. on October 2, 1961 to Harvey Josiah Henry of Port Huron, Mich. and Maria del Carmen (”Nina”) Álvarez of Madrid, Spain. Her family moved to Puerto Rico when she was four, then to Mexico City at six, and she remained there until finishing high school in 1979. Though a native speaker of both English and Spanish, Sandra had loved her studies of French and spent nine months studying at Aix-En-Provence in France before returning to the U.S. to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Sandra completed a B.A. in Education with a double...

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