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The Prop. 2½ override campaign is on

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The Prop. 2½ override campaign is on

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition MELROSE — The drumbeat in support of an override of the tax hike-limiting Proposition 2 1/2 will continue, according to Mayor Gail Infurna this week. The mayor, who called for an override in early May, writes in a column this week that there simply is not enough money coming in to match what municipal services cost to provide. Monday, the aldermen formerly passed a $79,399,946 operating budget for the year beginning July 1. That includes $27,596,824 for Melrose’s public schools, a 4.15...

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Rebecca Parris to be honored June 30

Posted by on Jun 21, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Rebecca Parris to be honored June 30

Published in the June 22, 2018 edition MELROSE — Many music lovers in the Boston area are mourning the passing of longtime jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris. She was scheduled to perform in Melrose at Temple Beth Shalom’s “Keeping Jazz Alive” concert series on June 30. Berklee bass professor Bruce Gertz, who organized the concert, says the show will go on, but will now focus on celebrating Rebecca Parris and her contributions to jazz in Boston and beyond. Donna McElroy, another frequent collaborator with Gertz and beloved in her own right...

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Front Page: 06/22/2018

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Koutoujian addresses Rotary Club

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Koutoujian addresses Rotary Club

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition MELROSE — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian addressed the Melrose Rotary Club on Thursday, June 7, at Memorial Hall, discussing innovative initiatives the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office has launched for incarcerated military Veterans with the Housing Unit for Military Veterans (HUMV) and young adult offenders – ages 18-24 – with the People Achieving Change Together (P.A.C.T.) Program. HUMV is the only such program of its kind in the Commonwealth, while Middlesex is the first local jail in the nation to work with the Vera...

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Plans of the Class of 2018

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Plans of the Class of 2018

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition MELROSE — At its meeting this week, the School Committee heard a brief update about the future plans of members of Melrose High’s Class of 2018. Of the nearly 230 graduates, 187 of them are going to four-year U.S. colleges or universities and 16 will attend two-year schools. Five will work after high school. One plans on entering the military. Four will go to colleges out of the country. Two were undecided. Five graduates didn’t let administrators know what they plan to do...

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Lewis secures funding for Memorial Hall

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Lewis secures funding for Memorial Hall

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition BOSTON – The Massachusetts Senate has passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget, and Senator Jason Lewis is pleased to announce the passage of a budget amendment for vital repairs to Melrose’s Memorial Hall. Senator Lewis secured a budget amendment for $100,000 in funding to help rehabilitate Memorial Hall, providing for repairs to the roof, ceiling and walls. “I’m very pleased to have secured funding to preserve and update a vital Melrose landmark,” said Senator Lewis. “I understand, as...

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Front Page: 06/15/2018

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Front Page: 06/08/2018

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Class of 2018 takes its next step

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Class of 2018 takes its next step

Published in the June 8, 2018 edition MELROSE — From Omar Wacime Abbas to Ellen Vonyee Zinnah, the Class of 2018 walked away from Melrose High on Friday night, June 1, and into its future. With sometimes-threatening clouds over Fred Green Memorial Field, nearly 230 seniors received diplomas during a ceremony long on reflection of the past and hope for what lay ahead. In the annual Valedictorian Address, Christy Ilia said that while it took some time, graduates eventually learned “the ways of high school and progressed with each paper...

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Polymnia Choral Society pays tribute to Elvis Presley

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Polymnia Choral Society pays tribute to Elvis Presley

Published in the June 8, 2018 edition By MARK SARDELLA MELROSE — Memorial Hall in Melrose was “All Shook Up” last Saturday night  as the Polymnia Choral Society presented its “Tribute to Elvis, the King of Rock.” Polymnia and the King share a historical timeline.  Polymnia was founded in Wakefield in 1953, the year Elvis recorded his first demo at Sun Studio in Memphis. In 1956, the year that Polymnia moved its concerts to Memorial Hall in Melrose, “Heartbreak Hotel” was released, becoming Elvis’s first big hit. Saturday’s concert featured twenty classic...

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