Marion J. Ford, 91

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — Marion J. Ford, 91, of Melrose, formerly from Everett passed away on August 18, 2019. She was the devoted and loving mother of Theresa J. Parella of Melrose and Marion Iandolo of Winthrop, the late Roger A. Ford and the late John F. Ford, Jr. She also leaves her dear son-in-law Richard Parella of Melrose and her two treasured brothers, Wayne Joslin of New Hampshire and Allen Joslin of New York; and her cherished sister-in-law’s Norah Ford and Mary McCormack of Stoneham. Marion was the proud grandmother of Marc, Jon, Rich, Michelle, Paul and Talia. She is also survived by several great-grandchildren. Family and friends will gather in honor of Marion’s life for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose, on Friday, August 23...

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Dr. Edward R. Boyd, 88

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — Dr. Edward R. Boyd, 88, of Melrose, died at the Aberjona Nursing Center in Winchester on August 15, 2019. Dr. Boyd was born and raised in Everett and a graduate of Everett High School, Class of 1948. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War on the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt aircraft carrier from 1948-1952. Ed went on to Boston University and earned his associates in Arts degree in 1953, bachelors in Education in 1957, masters in Education in 1969 and a doctorate in Education in 1973. He resided in Melrose since 1963 and was a member of Bellevue Golf Club in Melrose for over 25 years. Dr. Boyd worked as the Executive Director for the Gifford School in Weston from 1976-1987, Staff...

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Phyllis Catalogna, 98

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — Phyllis (Lanzilli) Catalogna, 98, passed away at Windsor Place in Wilmington on August 10, 2019. She was born in East Boston on July 4, 1921 to the late Peter and Josephine (Ciabburi) Lanzilli. Phyllis was raised in Somerville and graduated from Somerville High School, Class of 1938. Prior to her marriage to Vincent, Phyllis worked in the payroll department at Filenes and knew Mr. Filenes personally.   She lived in Somerville for many years and then all over the country in California, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, D.C. and several other states due to her husband’s job with the Department of Defense. After raising her children, Phyllis worked as a bookkeeper for a local nursing home and a local plumbing business.   Mrs. Catalogna and her late husband Vincent loved to...

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Melrose architect mentors young woman from Romania...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 This is another in a series of “Around Town” articles that highlight various people and businesses in Melrose. MELROSE — Melrose will soon have its first passive sustainable house, designed and built by local architect Jay Bradley. Assisting Bradley on the project is Diana Matei of Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. A recent graduate with a masters degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Cluj, Matei secured an internship to work for Bradley on his most recent project in town. The Weekly News caught up with Matej and Bradley to discuss her role in the project, her 4,365 mile odyssey which brought her to Melrose and the project which has Melrose buzzing with excitement. Do you get a lot of jokes from Americans about being from Transylvania? Diana: It’s kind of funny...

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School starts Wednesday

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 MELROSE — The beginning of the 2019-20 academic year is now less than a week away, and Superintendent Cindy Taymore this week announced the following school hours. Elementary: Grades Kindergarten-5 The school day begins at: 8:03 a.m. and ends at 2:20 p.m. On Wednesday, August 28 (only):      • All students in grades 1-5 will meet their teachers at 7:53 a.m.in the designated area. They will line up by class and enter the building at 8:03 a.m.      • Kindergarten students will meet their teachers at 8:20 a.m. in the designated area. They will line up by class and enter the building at 8:30 a.m.      • The purpose of the later start time for Kindergartners is to help ease the transition on the first day of school for our youngest students. On Thursday, August 29:...

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Groundbreaking for the Condos at the 87...

Aug 22, 2019 by

Published August 23, 2019 By JIM SHAER MELROSE — Continuing the growth of residential units in or near downtown Melrose, Sterling Construction & Development LLC of Chelsea broke ground last week on an eight-unit condominium project for Essex Street.   The “Condos At The 87” are being constructed under the supervision of developer Richard Arnone, Jr. The project was designed by architect Dan Dilullo, who is also a Melrose resident.   Joining Arnone and Dilullo at the groundbreaking ceremony were Melrose Mayor Gail Infurna, City Planner Denise Gaffey and John Bulman and other representatives of Brad Hutchinson Real Estate, which will be handling sales of the units.   “We’re excited to construct what will be eight owner-occupied luxury condominiums. They will range from one-bedroom to two-bedroom, plus den” said Arnone. “They’re in a great location” added Bulman. “The...

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