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Inside the Budget 5: Investment and Debt Management

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Inside the Budget 5: Investment and Debt Management

Published in the August 17, 2018 edition By MAYOR GAIL M. INFURNA This is the fifth in a series of articles explaining the city’s budget. MELROSE — Some people have asked why the city had money to build modular classrooms when, at the same time, we don’t have money for other needs such as hiring new teachers to address our increased student enrollment. This question is best answered by thinking of it in terms of personal household finances. The cost of a house is more than most people can pay...

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PHOTO: Sunny disposition

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Published in the August 17, 2018 edition

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Front Page: August 17, 2018

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City offers rat control tips

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on City offers rat control tips

Published in the August 10, 2018 edition MELROSE — The city, like just about every community in the immediate area, has a rodent problem. This week, officials beat the informational drum as they continue to handle calls regarding rodents seen all over Melrose. The rodents are mostly rats, and according to Health Director Ruth Clay, the population of those pests is exploding not just around here but across the country and the globe. Clay said “no one knows why” the earth’s rat population is getting so big, and no...

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5th Junior Police Academy another success

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on 5th Junior Police Academy another success

Published in the August 10, 2018 edition MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle has announced that the Melrose Police Department’s annual Junior Police Academy was a great success. The program, now in its fifth year, consists of three separate one-week sessions in June and July, which are held at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, with outdoor activities on Fred Green Field. This year, 144 Melrose residents, ages 10-13, attended the free academy, engaging in a range of physical activities designed to promote teamwork and test their speed, focus and...

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Sullivans, MFD host blood drive Aug. 15

Posted by on Aug 9, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Sullivans, MFD host blood drive Aug. 15

Published in the August 10, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE   MELROSE—The nation is facing a critical blood shortage and the American Red Cross is desperate for donors. Fortunately, Melrose’s Neil and Jessica Sullivan and the Melrose Fire Department are holding their 10th annual blood drive that has helped collect blood donations from hundreds since 2008. The Melrose Community Blood Drive, sponsored by the Sullivan Family and the Melrose Fire Department, will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 2394, 14 Chipman...

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Front Page: August 10, 2018

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Inside the Budget, Part 4: Enterprise funds

Posted by on Aug 2, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Inside the Budget, Part 4: Enterprise funds

This is the fourth in a series explaining how the city budget works. By MAYOR GAIL M. INFURNA MELROSE — Every year, at budget time, the mayor presents five budgets to the Board of Aldermen. The one we spend the most time talking about, and the one we just refer to as “the budget,” is the general operating budget. That’s the budget that is funded by city taxes and state aid and is used to run all city operations. I have already explained revenues and expenditures in the general operating...

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PHOTO: Making the scene

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Published in the August 3, 2018 edition

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Front Page: August 3, 2018

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