Melrose Bank armed robbery case is cracked...

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Due to some diligent detective work, a 41-year-old Lynn man will be summonsed to court for the December 2017 armed robbery of Melrose Bank. Police Chief Mike Lyle credited Detective Dan Ehlers with much determination in cracking the case. The suspect was charged Tuesday, July 2, with armed and masked robbery. The Weekly News does not publish the names of people police say they plan to summonse to court. Police went to the 638 Main St. financial institution around 4:40 in the afternoon of Dec. 15, 2017 after being told of the robbery. Detectives conducted an initial on-scene investigation and learned that a man brandishing a firearm had climbed onto a counter and demanded money from a bank teller. The suspect was wearing a ski mask, sunglasses and...

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Scenna is Lynnfield water supt. finalist...

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Published July 12, 2019 By DAN TOMASELLO LYNNFIELD — The city’s DPW director was interviewed this week for an opening as water superintendent by the The Lynnfield Center Water District (LCWD) Board of Water Commissioners. Melrose DPW Director John Scenna, a Lynnfield resident, and Danvers DPW Vernon C. Russell Treatment Plant Manager Jason McCarthy are the two finalists vying to succeed retired LCWD Superintendent Ken Burnham, who retired from the post in January after leading the district for 45 years. Five candidates applied for the job and a search committee led by Water Commissioner Joe Maney recommended that the commissioners interview Scenna and McCarthy for the vacant position. The Lynnfield Center Water District provides water to about half the town; that water comes from wells. The MWRA provides water to South Lynnfield. The LCWD commissioners on Monday...

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Milk Depot opens at Baby Cafe

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — Lucia Jenkins is a strong advocate of the benefits of breast milk. Studies show it reduces the chances of ovarian cancer, breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis in mothers and does the same for the chances of asthma and all manner of respiratory ailments, among other afflictions, in babies. Also, breast milk makes the brain work better. So it was only natural that Lucia expressed nothing but gratitude this week towards Gray’s Appliance and The Savings Bank of Wakefield for making the new Baby Cafe Milk Depot possible at the Nazarene Church. The 2 Short St. church, already home to the Melrose Baby Cafe, dedicated a closet to fit a refrigerator in which donated mother’s milk is stored. The Milk Depot’s grand opening ceremony is Friday at 11:30 a.m. Lucia, a...

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June Raymond, 89

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — June Raymond, 89, musician, nurse, seamstress, gardener, cook, golfer, mother, grandmother, and friend, died on June 27, 2019. Born and raised in Endicott, N.Y. with proud southern roots, she graduated from Union Endicott High School where she played the trumpet, oboe, and bassoon. She was also a gifted pianist, organist, and vocalist. June graduated from the Charles S. Wilson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and went on to complete her bachelor of science in Nursing Education from Syracuse University, graduating magna cum laude. Married for 46 years, she met the love of her life, WWII Army Air Corps veteran and general surgeon John S. Raymond, Jr. at Wilson Hospital. Leaving nursing to raise their two children in Binghamton, N.Y., June became an expert in the domestic arts; raised...

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Ellen J. Cabral, 62

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Published July 12, 2019 MALDEN — Ellen J. (Jacobs) Cabral, 62, of Malden, died at the Tufts Medical Center in Boston on July 3, 2019. Ellen was born and raised in Malden and a graduate of Malden High School. She went on to attend Salem State College and was a lifelong Malden resident. Ellen was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, sewing, quilting and cross stitching. She and her husband enjoyed their time together, loved being with their granddaughter Lucy and very proud of their daughter Tiffany. Ellen was the beloved wife of Craig D. Cabral for 32 years. Devoted daughter of Patricia (Plourde) Boyle and the late Gerald Jacobs. Loving mother of Tiffany K. Mendez and her husband Joseph of R.I. Cherished grandmother of Lucia “Lucy.” Caring sister of Robin Sera of Newton, Sheree...

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H. Loraine Campbell, 92

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Published July 12, 2019 MELROSE — On Friday, July 5, 2019, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother H. Loraine Campbell passed away at the age of 92. Loraine was born at the Boston Lying-In Hospital to parents Helen (Murphy) and William Gregoire on September 4, 1926. She lived a happy childhood on Orchard Street in Medford where she met many friends and the love of her life, Jack Campbell. Family was everything to Loraine. She and Jack created a haven for their family in a warm, idyllic home on a small hill in Reading. All were welcome, especially those willing to rake leaves in exchange for turkey sandwiches and games of Scrabble. At night, the kitchen would buzz with energy as she prepared delicious meals for her kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids. She had many...

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