Dire times outlined in address

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — In her only State of the City address Tuesday, Mayor Gail Infurna told municipal officials and others that Melrose needs more money to run its schools, to keep up its infrastructure, to make sure the public is safe and, in short, to provide a level of services matching the community’s values. Speaking in Memorial Hall, the mayor drew a picture of the city at a precipice, with the only thing able to save it a $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2. Following is Infurna’s 2019 State of the City address: President Lemmerman, members of the Board of Aldermen, Chairman O’Connell and members of the School Committee, Superintendent Taymore, Senator Lewis, Representative Brodeur, Mayor Dolan, fellow Melrosians, Good evening and thank you for being here tonight. Before I begin, I...

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Community celebrates MLK Day Jan. 21...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — On Monday, January 21, join the City of Melrose and the Melrose Human Rights Commission as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Annual Day of Service will begin at the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church, 70 West Emerson Street at 9:30 a.m. You will have an opportunity to sign up for a project and enjoy a light breakfast generously provided by the Melrose YMCA. Activities at different locations in the city will be from 10 a.m. – noon. When you sign up, please let us know if you will be returning to the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church for pizza at 12:15 p.m. provided by the Melrose Human Rights Commission from Gabriella’s Pizza in Melrose. The Day of Service Activities include, but are not limited...

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‘Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along’ presented Jan. 25...

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Education Foundation and the Friends of Melrose Drama proudly present “Hamiltunes: An American Sing-Along” on Friday January 25 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St, Melrose Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Hamiltunes is a sing-along event developed to celebrate and enjoy the songs of the hit Broadway musical, Hamilton. The lyrics of the songs will be projected on a screen, and audience members will sing along. Events like these have been taking place all over the country and now Melrose gets added to the list. Here is some additional information about the event: Who is putting this on? Hamiltunes is being organized by the Melrose Education Foundation (www.melroseedfoundation.org) and the Friends of Melrose Drama (https://www.facebook.com/friendsofmelrosedrama/) as a community event – it’s open to...

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Marion B. Hebert, 53

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — Marion B. (McCarron) Hebert, 53, a resident of Melrose, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Marion was born in Boston on February 28, 1965. She was raised in Malden where she graduated from Malden High School, Class of 1983. Marion resided in North Conway, N.H. for many years before moving to Melrose to be closer to family. Marion was a compassionate caregiver throughout her life. She enjoyed making connections with the elderly and provided loving support and care to her mother in her later years. With a good heart, Marion always strove to do her best for her family, especially her son, David. In her free time, she enjoyed the outdoors of New Hampshire, and was an avid reader. She will be missed. Marion was the...

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F. James Lubinski, 67

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — F. James Lubinski, 67, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away at the Brigham Health and Rehabilitation Center in Newburyport on December 22, 2018. Jim was born in Malden on April 30, 1951. He was raised in Malden and graduated from Malden High School in 1969, from University of Massachusetts Boston and received his masters degree from Northeastern University. Mr. Lubinski held numerous jobs throughout his career; as a drug councilor, a probation officer, and then as owner and president of Community Connection/JFL Marketing, Inc. Jim produced the phone books for over 25 years in Melrose, North Conway, New Hampshire and for more than 25 towns across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Mr. Lubinski was loved by his friends and family and was a great boss to his employees....

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Donald E. Garron, 84

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Published January 18, 2019 MALDEN — Donald E. “Don” Garron, 84, longtime Malden resident, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  Don was born in Malden, one of eight children of the late Thomas and Irene (Broussard) Garron. Growing up in Malden, Don was very close with his brothers and sister, and it was a closeness that continued all throughout their lives. He developed a love of sports at an early age, and enjoyed sports throughout his life. Don served honorably in the Army National Guard in the late 50’s and early 60’s. He went to work for Commerce Rubber and then the McFadden Manor in Malden where he worked for many years. Outside of work, Don coached baseball in the Malden Babe Ruth League for a number of years,...

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