Melrose News

Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Arrest made in Donovan case

Posted on: Friday, February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Published reports Friday state that 55-year-old Edward Clark of Norwood has been arrested for leaving the scene of the accident that killed Allison Donovan in Somerville last Friday night. Clark’s black pickup truck, with front end damage, was spotted by Tufts University police Thursday. The officer notified Somerville police and investigators found Clark, the registered owner of the...

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Without override, draconian service cuts are seen

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Without override, draconian service cuts are seen

Published February 15, 2019 By MAYOR GAIL INFURNA MELROSE — The city’s typical annual budget timeline calls for me to send a complete budget proposal to the Board of Aldermen in May. While this year will be no exception, we have been asked for information from elected officials and residents about what city services would have to be eliminated or reduced in the event of a failed tax override in April. Outlined further in this article are options to be considered in that event. In the absence of new...

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MMTV re-airs Barbara Anderson interview

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MMTV re-airs Barbara Anderson interview

Published February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Melrose MMTV is currently re-airing an interview of Barbara Anderson who played a highly visible and influential role in Massachusetts politics as the longtime executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation and supporter of Prop 2 1/2 before she died of leukemia in 2016. The Boston Globe called her, “A master of forcefully turning complex public policy into something anyone could understand”. Among the successful ballot questions Ms. Anderson backed were Proposition 2½, in 1980, which capped property tax increases at 2.5 percent of...

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MEF to host ‘Real Talk’ on schools’ budget Feb. 28

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on MEF to host ‘Real Talk’ on schools’ budget Feb. 28

Published February 15, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Education Foundation (MEF) invites the public to “Real Talk: Melrose Public Schools Budget” on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Melrose High School Learning Commons. This panel discussion is open to the community to talk about the current state of our schools and the budget crises we face.  Panelists include district leaders, classroom teachers, and school volunteers. The discussion will give parents and community members access to in-the-trenches experts and discuss concerns related to the school budget, staffing and...

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Devoted educator killed in Somerville

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Devoted educator killed in Somerville

Published February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Former Lincoln School principal Allison Donovan, a professional educator her whole career, died last week after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Somerville. She was 40 years old. According to reports, Donovan, a Watertown Title I coordinator and literacy coordinator at the time of her death, was walking near her home with another woman on Powder House Boulevard when she was struck in a crosswalk around 7:15 p.m. The driver of a black pickup truck reportedly fled the scene. Donovan was pronounced dead at...

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Donate a special ‘valentine’ this month

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Donate a special ‘valentine’ this month

Published February 15, 2019 MELROSE — Throughout February, Melrose residents are invited to give a special “valentine” to their neighbors by donating a jar of peanut butter or other currently dated canned good to A Servant’s Heart Food Pantry as part of the Peanut Butter Valentines city-wide food drive.   Approximately 10 years ago, former Human Rights Commission member Katy Kennedy requested that people add peanut butter onto their Valentine’s Day list. The response of Melrose residents willing to match the cost of a jar of peanut butter for a...

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PHOTO: Walkin’ wobins

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Walkin’ wobins

Published February 15, 2019

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Front Page: February 15, 2019

Posted by on Feb 14, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Front Page: February 15, 2019

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Pay raise, details helped police earn most in 2018

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Pay raise, details helped police earn most in 2018

Published February 8, 2019 By BOB BURGESS MELROSE — Thanks in part to a three-year, lump sum retroactive raise paycheck in June, 32 members of the Police Department were among the top 50 paid city employees in 2018. Police also benefitted from tons of detail work that continues to be available to them around Melrose. David Mackey, for example, made $120,463 performing these types of jobs last year. Paul Sasso worked $105,772 worth of details in 2018, while Jon Piasecki earned $104,773 in details. The information used in this report...

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For Polymnia, life is a cabaret

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on For Polymnia, life is a cabaret

Published February 8, 2019 By MARK SARDELLA MELROSE — There’s an abundance of musical talent right in our own backyard, and it was on full display recently in a cabaret-style setting at Temple Beth Shalom in Melrose. The Polymnia Choral Society features a strong contingent of Melrose singers and they were featured, along with vocalists from Wakefield and surrounding communities, at Polymnia’s fifth annual Cabaret fundraiser on Jan. 26. The lineup featured 17 primarily solo performances, with one or two duets in the mix. Bookending the show were numbers performed by the entire...

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