Mayor makes override pitch to aldermen...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — This week the aldermen seemed poised to put a $5.18 million Proposition 2 1/2 override question on a special April 2, 2019 election ballot. Their Appropriations Committee agreed Tuesday night to forward the request from Mayor Gail Infurna to the full Board of Aldermen, which meets this coming Monday. At-Large Aldermen Monica Medeiros was the only one voting not to send the order onward.  Dozens crammed into the Aldermanic Chamber Tuesday, many airing their views on the need for an override. If passed, an extra $5.18 million would be raised through higher taxes each year forever. The city is in a tough financial bind which will only get worse because of the growing school population, many override supporters said. Infurna has been talking about the need for an...

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Melrose joins regional bike share system...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — Dockless bike share in the City of Melrose has officially launched, with Melrose joining a 15-community regional system in Boston’s inner suburbs. Coordinated by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the system also includes the communities of Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Milton, Newton, Needham, Revere, Waltham, Watertown and Winthrop. By using your phone to easily find, unlock, and rent bikes for short-term use, dockless bike sharing represents a new sustainable transportation option for Melrose residents. Dockless bike share vendor, Lime, charges $1 per 30 minutes to ride, and they offer discounts for students, corporations, and low-income riders. Because this is a regional system, riders can pick up or drop off a Lime bike in Melrose or in any of the other participating communities. “The City of...

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Joshua Tree at Memorial Hall Nov. 16...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — Friday night, November 16, America’s best U2 band, Joshua Tree, comes to Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St., Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food For Families Fund. This will be the only chance to see Joshua Tree. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets can be purchased at Melrose Knights Of Columbus website at melrosekofc.org and click Upcoming Events. Tickets can also be purchased at Buckalews 504 Main St. Melrose (next to Turners Restaurant) or at The Wakefield Bowladrome 92 Water St., Wakefield or send check payable to Melrose KofC to: Melrose Kof...

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William S. Kennedy Sr., 85

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 MELROSE — William S. “Bill” Kennedy, Sr., 85, lifelong Melrose resident, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Brighton. Bill was born in Medford on July 13, 1933, one of two children of the late Stanford and Grace M. (Bratten) Kennedy. He was raised in Melrose, and graduated from Melrose High School, Class of 1951. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving as a radioman during the Korean War. Forever patriotic, Bill proudly wore his U.S. flag and bald eagle hat nearly every day. Bill’s working career was dedicated to Polaroid Company where he worked as a machinist for many years. On April 27, 1974, Bill was married to Alice Gaylord, and settled in Melrose to raise a family of three...

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John T. Anno

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 LYNNFIELD — John T. Anno, of Lynnfield, died at the Meadow Green Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waltham on Nov. 8, 2018. John was born in Melrose, raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1965. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from Boston University, Class of 1969 and his masters degree from Boston State College, Class of 1973. John resided in Lynnfield for the past 40 years and worked as a school teacher for the Saugus Middle School for 35 years before his retirement. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed fishing, carpentry, antiquing and traveling to Italy, London, Turkey and the British Isles. John loved the Boston Red Sox, hockey, animals and family vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee. He thoroughly enjoyed his...

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Red Raiders & Warriors will battle in Wakefield on November 22...

Nov 15, 2018 by

Published November 16, 2018 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It’s that time of year again. The 59th Melrose-Wakefield Thanksgiving Classic takes place next Thursday, Nov. 22 at Landrigan Field in Wakefield. The meeting is the 108th clash between a rivalry that dates back to 1901. Melrose, the reigning 2017 Super Bowl Champs, will arrive in Wakefield facing a Warrior team who’d like to take them down a notch.  The Red Raiders have a nice thing going—they’ve won seven straight contests against the Warriors between playoff games and every single Thanksgiving game since 2011. That’s a winning streak they’d determined to keep.  This year, Wakefield finished 3-8 during the season and failed to qualify for playoffs, but they’ve thrown some surprise punches since early September. That includes convincing wins over competitive league rivals Watertown and Wilmington. In terms of...

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