Melrose News

MacMaster pushes for CBD regulations

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MacMaster pushes for CBD regulations

Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Ward 5 Alderman Shawn MacMaster is pushing for the City of Melrose to regulate the retail sale of CBD products. MacMaster, a career public safety official who replaced Mayor Gail Infurna on the Board of Aldermen over a year ago, became aware of a regulatory gap in state law which allows manufacturers of CBD products to profit from unregulated sales, including products that target children and teenagers with deceptive marketing strategies. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several compounds produced by the Cannabis plant. Although...

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Board supports a new name

Posted by on Apr 18, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Board supports a new name

Published April 19, 2019 MELROSE — Say goodbye to the Board of Aldermen. Say hello to the Melrose City Council. This week, the aldermen voted to ask the Legislature for approval to change its name to get more in-tune with the current age of gender neutrality. Three years after supporters of a new name saw a chance to change fall by the wayside in a 5-5 vote by the aldermen, they successfully brought the issue back in a time considered past due for a change. Jennifer Lemmerman, the aldermanic president,...

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PHOTO: All’aperto

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Published April 19, 2019

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Front Page: April 19, 2019

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Front Page: April 11, 2019

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PHOTO: Did you bring the sun?

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Did you bring the sun?

Published April 12, 2019

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‘City Council’ name change is back

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on ‘City Council’ name change is back

Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — In this age of gender neutrality, having the only Board of Aldermen left in Massachusetts doesn’t sit well with some in the city. Three years after supporters of a new name — City Council — saw a chance to change fall by the wayside in a 5-5 vote by the aldermen, they have brought the issue back in a time considered past due for a change. Jennifer Lemmerman, the aldermanic president, brought the name change up in 2016 and again this week. If approved, the new...

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Move on to fix interim mayor term ‘glitch’

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Move on to fix interim mayor term ‘glitch’

Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — The aldermen are being asked to help fix a glitch in the city charter which effectively would mean the current administration of Mayor Gail Infurna would cease to exist the day after the November 5 election. And that could prove problematic if documents and other materials have to be signed by a chief municipal executive who may not be around to do so. So what City Solicitor Robert Van Campen is asking the board to do is petition the state Legislature to allow it to...

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All Beatles, all night Friday

Posted by on Apr 11, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on All Beatles, all night Friday

Published April 12, 2019 MELROSE — On Friday night, April 12, it’s all Beatles all night with New England’s best Beatles band, BeatleJuice, at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Melrose. The Knights of Columbus is proud to be sponsoring this event to benefit The Knights of Columbus Food For Families Fund. This will be the only chance to see BeatleJuice. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. This is an all ages show. The evening will include cash bar, raffle prizes, pizza and more. Tickets...

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Yes on override: 6,079 to 4,875

Posted by on Apr 4, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Yes on override: 6,079 to 4,875

Posted on: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 MELROSE — In a landmark decision, voters Tuesday overwhelmingly passed an override of Proposition 2 1/2, which will add $5.18 million to the coming year’s tax base so the city can deal with significant educational issues and provide adequate municipal services. Over half of the city’s 20,239 registered voters participated in the special election. Unofficially, 6,079 cast ballots for the override and 4,875 were against it. Proposition 2 1/2 overrides involve raising property taxes, and they are difficult to sell, especially to those living on...

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