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Front Page: August 7, 2020

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An open letter to the Melrose community

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Posted on: Thursday, August 7, 2020 We, the educators of the Melrose Public Schools, entered into this profession because we love interacting with students in the classroom. But we also have a responsibility to keep our students safe. We receive training every year on administering an EpiPen; we practice fire drills and lockdown drills; we function as mandated reporters. We are the ones tasked with keeping students safe while they are under our care. Coming up with the best plan to return to learning is a difficult, emotional, and...

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Emergency Fund relaunched

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Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — These are tough times, as everyone knows. And Mayor Paul Brodeur wants to do something to help. Brodeur this week announced the relaunch of the Melrose Emergency Fund, used to assist residents who need it. He said, “We all know it is important to support each other in these challenging times. The COVID-19 pandemic has put unprecedented pressure on families throughout Massachusetts, and Melrose is no exception. According to data from the state from June, over 2,000 Melrosians are unemployed, for a local unemployment...

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MEA leader urges remote learning for now

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Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — As administrators work to retool their return to instruction plan for the 2020-21 academic year, they are being urged by the teachers’ union not to open school buildings until it’s safe to do so. Lisa Donovan, president of the Melrose Education Association, wrote in a letter that for the time being, remote learning should be the only teaching method. “Educators continue to grapple with weighing the benefits of in-person instruction versus the health and safety standards needed to return to classrooms and campuses....

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Sidewalk Saturdays this month

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Published August 7, 2020 MELROSE — The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor Gately Funeral Home invite the public to shop, eat and do business during Saturdays in August. Come to downtown Melrose and Franklin Square/Franklin Street to support your local businesses in a safe and socially distant way outside, but don’t forget your mask. There will be some great deals and sales while supplies. For those shoppers who are comfortable, you can still patronize your favorite business inside as well — Melrose businesses have taking many precautions to...

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PHOTO: Proud artists

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Published August 7, 2020

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Grad Night “Light” Help Needed Friday, August 7

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Posted on: Thursday, August 6, 2020 MELROSE — On Friday, August 7 from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., The Grad Night Team will present an outdoor, City/Health Department approved Grad Night Celebration. We need volunteers! We are very serious about the safety of grads and volunteers. All are required to wear masks/face coverings at all times, social distance, and practice good hand hygiene (we will have hand sanitizer available). For those who are working at the event we will provide a t-shirt for you (pick up this week or...

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Front Page: July 31, 2020

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School return concerns are many

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Parents had plenty to say about the local schools’ reopening proposal released last weekend by the city’s new chief educational officer Dr. Julie Kukenberger. The plan, which must be submitted July 31 to the state’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, calls for a couple of options in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kids can learn remotely one week and physically go to school each day until lunchtime the next. Or they can learn completely at home. The choice is up to the...

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Melrose Grad Night will be Friday, August 7

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Published July 31, 2020 MELROSE — Research has shown that the time surrounding Prom and Graduation is the most dangerous time in a teenager’s life. According to recent statistics from the National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration, one in three children under age 21 who died in alcohol-related accidents died during prom and graduation season. Melrose Grad Night was established in 2013 by a city-wide collaboration of public health and school officials, parents and other community members committed to reversing that statistic. Melrose Grad Night is a substance free,...

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