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A fractured union

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A fractured union

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — Congresswoman Katherine Clark, the Prospect Street Democrat, doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to President Donald J. Trump and what happened in Washington last week. “He is a traitor,” she said in the aftermath of the violent protest urged on by Trump on Wednesday, Jan. 6 as he continued to cling to the notion that somehow the November election had been stolen from him by Joseph R. Biden and the Democratic Party. Rioters ransacked the Capitol complex and five people, including a...

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Men4MAAV host ‘Raising Boys to Men’ program Jan. 26

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Men4MAAV host ‘Raising Boys to Men’ program Jan. 26

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — The Men4MAAV (Melrose Alliance Against Violence) is hosting a program entitled “Raising Boys to Men,” a free virtual discussion of strategies for raising boys to exhibit healthy masculinity, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. It’s a one-hour panel featuring local experts followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session that will focus on empowering fathers to serve as positive male role models and support healthy growth and development. The moderated discussion will include local experts discussing strategies to support parents to raise...

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MBTA: Weekend train service ends here Jan. 23

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Published January 15, 2021 BOSTON – The MBTA is reminding customers that, as of Jan. 23, 2021, MBTA commuter rail schedules take effect which were approved in December 2020 by the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB). It represents an increase in weekday service levels from the current schedule and provides more than 50 percent of weekday service levels from the same time last year, while current ridership levels are approximately 10 percent. As part of the board’s direction to align service with ridership while maintaining access for...

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PHOTO: Cloud cover

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Cloud cover

THE SMOKE SIGNALS what is in fact a Melrose municipal sewer relining project. (Raj Das, edphotos.com Photo) Published January 15,...

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Stoneham woman dies in crash

Posted by on Jan 14, 2021 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Stoneham woman dies in crash

Published January 15, 2021 MELROSE — At midweek, authorities hadn’t released the name of the 21-year-old Stoneham woman killed late Saturday night, Jan. 9 after her SUV crossed lanes on Franklin Street, sheared a utility pole in half and struck a tree. The woman was traveling west on Franklin Street just before the intersection with Vinton Street around 11 p.m. when her 2018 Honda CRV crossed the yellow line, struck a pole and then a tree. The vehicle reportedly caught fire.  The woman was later pronounced dead at the hospital. State...

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Front Page: January 14, 2021

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Students, staff get COVID tested

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Students, staff get COVID tested

Published January 8, 2021 MELROSE — The city’s public school students learned from home this week so two rounds of COVID-19 testing could be conducted. All stakeholders were sent a message on New Year’s Day announcing the move, made possible by a vote Thursday night, Dec. 31, by the School Committee to transfer money to hold the testing events. Students are just coming off the annual holiday break. Here is part of the message sent by Supt. of Schools Dr. Julie Kukenberger: “I hope you have been able to rest...

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PHOTO: Yes!

Posted by on Jan 11, 2021 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Yes!

THE THRILL of speeding up is evident in the eyes of this front seat passenger after the city received about 15 inches of snow on December 17. (Photo by Raj Das edphotos.com) Published January 8,...

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Front Page: January 8, 2021

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Masked man robs Santander Bank

Posted by on Dec 23, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Masked man robs Santander Bank

Published December 25, 2020 MELROSE — A man wearing a blue surgical-style mask robbed the Santander Bank in downtown Melrose Saturday morning. According to Police Chief Michael L. Lyle, at approximately 9 a.m., the suspect — described as a white male, 45-50 years old, wearing a gray zip up hooded sweatshirt, gray pants and a knit cap — came into the bank and passed a note to the teller demanding the teller put money in a brown paper CVS bag. The suspect, who was also wearing a blue surgical-style mask...

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