State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline...

Mar 27, 2020 by

Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in a way that protects the Commonwealth’s strong fiscal footing that we have all worked hard to develop over the past several years,” Baker said in a statement announcing the agreement. Conservative groups like the Pioneer Institute and the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, along with the Massachusetts...

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Paula Gange, 97

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 27, 2020 STONEHAM — Paula (Raso) Gange, 97, a resident of Stoneham, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Paula was born in Boston on July 19, 1922, one of two daughters of the late Salvatore and Josephine (Augello) Raso. A Medford girl, Paula was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School where she met her future husband, Anthony Gange. She and Anthony married and stayed in Medford to raise a family of three sons. After Paula and Anthony were married, Paula started working at the family business, A. Gange & Sons Insurance Agency. Paula became an integral member of the team at the well-known insurance agency on Main Street in Medford. Hard working, and genuine, Paula worked with her husband’s family at...

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George G. MacLeod, 89

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — George Graham MacLeod “Graham,” 89, of Melrose, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family.   Graham had married his beloved wife Marian in the First Baptist Church of Everett on March 18, 1951. They had been married 67 years when he lost her in February, 2018. He is survived by his four children, Diane Cooper and Charles of Osprey, Fla., Doreen Johnson and Scott of Byfield, Daryl Graham MacLeod and Debbie (Field) of Melrose, and Darlene Walsh and Christopher of Salisbury. Also, his cherished grandchildren, Kyle Graham Johnson and Laura, Kelsey Kane and James, Meghan Sasso and Michael, and Meredith MacLeod. He adored his great-granddaughter Taylor Kane and was looking forward to the birth of a new great-grandson Graham Michael Sasso.   Graham was born in Melrose on August...

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Gertrude Hirschfeld, 95

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — Gertrude (Noonan) Hirschfeld, 95, of Melrose passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at her home. She is the wife of the late William W. Hirschfeld.  Gert was born January 26, 1925 in Medford, only daughter of the late Thomas P. and Mary E. (Collins) Noonan. She was raised in Medford and graduated from Medford High School and Fisher College in Boston. Born in the Roaring 20’s and growing up during the Depression, Gert was the youngest and always protected by Tom, Bob and Buddy, her three big brothers. She enjoyed dancing, listening to “the ballgame” on radio and horseback riding. These skills came in handy as a one-woman fan club attending recitals, countless sporting events and raising a large herd. During World War II, Gert was employed...

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Standing with Asian Americans in our community...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 27, 2020 This is an open letter to all of Melrose from Mayor Paul Brodeur, Police Chief Mike Lyle, Supt. of Schools Cyndy Taymore, the Board of Directors of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence and the Melrose Clergy Association. The COVID-19 virus has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives. As situations worsen in the job sector and as more cases arise, people’s fears are understandable. For those who need something or someone to blame, members of our Asian American community are easy targets. This is completely unacceptable. Across the country, there are reports of despicable hate, bigotry and scapegoating of Asian Americans. Please don’t think it can’t happen in Melrose. A mother in our community reached out because she is worried about her Asian American children, based on past experiences...

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She is now State Rep. Lipper-Garabedian...

Mar 26, 2020 by

Published March 27, 2020 BOSTON – Early Wednesday afternoon, Kate Lipper-Garabedian of Melrose was sworn in as state representative of the 32nd Middlesex District representing Malden, Melrose and Wakefield. Lipper-Garabedian, formerly a Melrose city councilor, ran a grassroots campaign in the March 3 special election to replace former state representative and current Mayor of Melrose Paul Brodeur. She was sworn in at the Statehouse with a limited audience due to restrictions put in place surrounding the coronavirus social distancing protocols. Joining Kate at her swearing in (all at least 6 feet apart) were Governor Baker, Governor’s Council Member Terrence Kennedy, Speaker DeLeo, and legislative colleagues Senator Jason Lewis and Representative Paul Donato. Under normal circumstances, the ceremony would have taken place during a formal House session with a great deal of pomp and circumstance. “You have witnessed...

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