Intercity League cancels 2020 season...

Jul 8, 2020 by

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — After weeks of deciding how to potentially return during Phase 3, the Intercity League officially announced on Monday that their 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. In addition to many factors in the towns/cities of all nine teams including field permits, the league also had to work with individual teams who had their own decisions to make regarding whether or not they wanted to play. Three teams dropped out last week. That left six teams who wanted the season to go on. The Wakefield Merchants had been practicing in Stoneham during Phase 2 to get ready according to manager Dave Ellegood. “It’s disappointing,” said Ellegood who has been playing and coaching during every summer for the Merchants since 1988. “It definitely feels strange.”  Ellegood said the league had...

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What is the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation?...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Fine arts, music & LGBT are beneficiaries Published July 3, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The recent donation of $11,000 of streaming technology to Melrose High School is another generous gift from the Melrose Parks & Recreation Department and the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation, a long time champion of the Melrose public school’s arts programs. The foundation’s philanthropic efforts have had an indelible positive impact on the culture of Melrose schools. The non-profit was created by Melrose’s John and Patricia McLaughlin in honor of their daughter Victoria, who died suddenly at age three months in 2009. The Mission of the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation is to support music, drama and fine arts in Melrose Public Schools, along with the Victoria McLaughlin Library at the middle school and the Melrose Learning Commons, plus after-school learning opportunities for Melrose middle school and high...

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Rec Dept. releases summer brochure...

Jul 2, 2020 by

Published July 3, 2020 By Frank Olivieri, CPRE Recreation Director, City of Melrose MELROSE — We have a very important announcement for the community. We are re-releasing a new summer brochure with new and modified programs that meet all health and safety requirements. Melrose residents should be aware that they will have summer recreation programs. There are a lot of exciting activities for kids and adults and we hope that many will join us this summer. Some of our main programs include youth tennis lessons, intramural sports, Red Raider workouts, multi-sport clinics, and many more. Programs start soon and space is...

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Patricia J. Maxwell, 92

Jan 17, 2019 by

Published January 18, 2019 MELROSE — Patricia J. (Joyce) Maxwell, 92, of Melrose, died peacefully on January 7, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Benjamin L. Maxwell. Loving mother of Keith J. Maxwell and his wife Nancy of Roslindale, Bruce L. Maxwell and his wife Kelly of Holden, Brian L. Maxwell of Melrose, and the late Scott R. Maxwell and his wife Annmarie Maxwell Service and her husband Marty of Methuen. Cherished grandmother of Jason, Andrew and Amy, Benjamin, Scott and Charlotte. Proud great-grandmother of Hillary, Natalie, Mallory, Rosalie, Ashley, Liliana, and Benjamin. Sister of the late Elizabeth J. Murphy and the late Ilene R. Squires. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.   Visitation was held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose on Saturday, January 12, followed by a Mass...

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Girls’ hockey team returns from best season yet...

Dec 6, 2018 by

New day arrives as Sorrenti takes reigns as coach Published December 7, 2018 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—Coming off the best season in the history of their young program, the Melrose High girls’ varsity hockey team has certainly risen in rank in the state and division, yet last season graduated a core group of seniors who left big skates to fill.  Fortunately, Melrose returns with experienced players who are used to high-pressure games, including their goalie and leading scorer. So expect Melrose to be in the mix this season as they focus on filling defensive needs.  They also return with a new coach. Frank Sorrenti takes over the reigns this year, becoming just the second coach in the program’s existence, following the departure of coach Sam Tetreau. The Melrose resident and longtime President of Melrose Youth Hockey was the natural...

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Red Raider hoop aims to hit the ground running...

Dec 6, 2018 by

Their season begins at home on Tuesday night Published December 7, 2018 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High boy’s basketball team returns after another winning season in 2017-18. Last year, Melrose advanced past Masconomet in an overtime playoff thriller before bowing out against Belmont. This year they hope to use that playoff experience to build upon their winning tradition.  Head coach Mike Kasprzak, now in his 12th year as Red Raider coach, previewed their early season. “In practices I’ve seen some promising defensive moments and also stuff that we need to work on,” he said. “I think, like last year, there will be balance in scoring. We’re in the process of finding combinations on the floor that work. The starting five can change at any time.”  Leading the charge this year are tri-captains: junior Luka Vlajkovic, junior Chris Cusolito and...

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