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Front Page: April 3, 2020

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The influenza epidemic in Melrose

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Published April 3, 2020 The author is a member of the Melrose Historical Commission. By JIM BENNETT MELROSE — This is not the first time that Melrose has faced down a lethal and highly contagious virus. In September of 1918, the city was blindsided by an influenza epidemic that in the course of less than six months killed about 80 residents and made thousands sick. Unlike the virus we face today, this one was especially deadly to the young, mainly killing people in the prime of life, sometimes in as...

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With no work-at-home option, city worker battles virus

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Published April 3, 2020 MELROSE — As everyone does their part to make sure the global coronavirus pandemic doesn’t spread any more than it already has, city officials are trying to keep the public informed the best they can. And that news isn’t always good. Effective last Thursday, March 26, for example, the public works facility on Tremont Street — including the City Yard — has been closed temporarily for all in-person visits. Additionally, a longtime DPW employee has been hospitalized since the beginning of last week after testing...

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Senior councilors file MV excise tax relief order

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Published April 3, 2020 MELROSE — Ward 5 City Councilor Shawn MacMaster and Ward 1 City Councilor John Tramontozzi, the two most senior members of the Melrose City Council, have filed an order which would abolish penalties for the late payment of 2020 excise tax bills amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The order would prohibit the City’s Collector of Taxes from issuing fees, fines, and penalties of interest for failure to pay a motor vehicle excise tax by the March 30 due date. Collection costs can easily total $89 for nonpayment,...

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PHOTO: Leisurely stroll

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Published April 3, 2020

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State to Postpone April 15 Tax Deadline

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Posted on: Friday, March 27, 2020 By MATT MURPHY State House News Service BOSTON — The April 15 deadline for filing state income tax returns will be postponed until July 15 under a deal announced Friday between Gov. Charlie Baker and legislative leaders. The change, which requires legislation, means the state tax deadline will now align with the new federal tax deadline, which was postponed last week by Internal Revenue Service. “In partnership with our colleagues in the Legislature, we are committed to providing this flexibility to taxpayers in...

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Front Page: March 27, 2020

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Standing with Asian Americans in our community

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Standing with Asian Americans in our community

Published March 27, 2020 This is an open letter to all of Melrose from Mayor Paul Brodeur, Police Chief Mike Lyle, Supt. of Schools Cyndy Taymore, the Board of Directors of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence and the Melrose Clergy Association. The COVID-19 virus has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives. As situations worsen in the job sector and as more cases arise, people’s fears are understandable. For those who need something or someone to blame, members of our Asian American community are easy targets. This is...

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She is now State Rep. Lipper-Garabedian

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Published March 27, 2020 BOSTON – Early Wednesday afternoon, Kate Lipper-Garabedian of Melrose was sworn in as state representative of the 32nd Middlesex District representing Malden, Melrose and Wakefield. Lipper-Garabedian, formerly a Melrose city councilor, ran a grassroots campaign in the March 3 special election to replace former state representative and current Mayor of Melrose Paul Brodeur. She was sworn in at the Statehouse with a limited audience due to restrictions put in place surrounding the coronavirus social distancing protocols. Joining Kate at her swearing in (all at least 6 feet apart)...

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City has first woman DPW director

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on City has first woman DPW director

Published March 27, 2020 MELROSE — Elena Proakis Ellis will be the first woman to lead the city’s public works department. This week, the City Council unanimously approved an order sent earlier by Mayor Paul Brodeur asking to name the current assistant DPW director to the top post. She becomes the DPW director on March 30. Proakis Ellis has been the city engineer and assistant DPW director since 2015. She replaces interim Director Richard Stinson, who was appointed in September to fill in for a few months after John...

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