Melrose News

Later school start times reviewed

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Later school start times reviewed

Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — The academic year that wrapped up last week was the first one in Melrose where the high school and middle school began later. Both schools began the day at 8:15 and ended about 2:40 in the afternoon. Supt. Cyndy Taymore wrote a memo to the School Committee reviewing the time change. “As of this year, Melrose is one of five Middlesex communities that made the change. The other four communities changed to start times that are the same or later than our start time...

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Protecting the Fells is Friends’ mission

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Protecting the Fells is Friends’ mission

Another in a series of “Around Town” columns. Published June 21, 2019 MELROSE — The Middlesex Fells reservation has been aptly described as a unique flourishing urban forest of 3,400 acres. Managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, this “gem” in our back yard was created in 1894 and supported for over a quarter century by The Friends Of The Middlesex Fells reservation located here in Melrose. The Weekly News caught up with Friends Executive Director, Ron Morin to discuss the past, present and future of our urban...

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A note to candidates

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A note to candidates

Published June 21, 2019 This is an extremely active election season in the city, and those who are running for office have raised some excellent points about our role in it. To clarify: The Weekly News will accept a statement of candidacy from each office hopeful, most of which have already been published along with the candidate’s photograph. We will also publish three Forum letters from the candidates on any municipal-oriented subject or subjects they desire from now until the September primary. We also welcome Forum letters from supporters....

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PHOTO: When life hands you lemonade

Posted by on Jun 20, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: When life hands you lemonade

Published June 21, 2019

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Front Page: June 21, 2019

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Teachers OK new 3-year pact

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Teachers OK new 3-year pact

Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE — You knew this was coming. The School Committee and the city’s teachers announced this week they have agreed to a three-year contract that includes pay raises of between 9 and more than 11 percent over the pact’s life. The two sides have been negotiating vigorously since voters at the beginning of April passed a $5.18 million override of Proposition 2 1/2, just about all of which is going towards improving Melrose education. Following is a joint release, issued Wednesday morning. “Today the Melrose...

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Crackdown eyed on plastic straws, stirrers

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Crackdown eyed on plastic straws, stirrers

Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE — If some in the city have their way, the plastic straw and stirrer in many public places may soon be things of the past. A proposed revision to the city ordinances submitted by Ward 3 Alderman Frank Wright calls for a serious reduction in the use of plastic straws and stirrers beginning Dec. 1. The reason is that they simply are not good for the environment, according to the order Wright sponsors. Plastic straws and stirrers “often are used for just a few minutes but...

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MPD training next week at Horace Mann

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on MPD training next week at Horace Mann

Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle said the Melrose Police Department will participate in an active shooter training drill throughout next week.   The training will take place inside the Horace Mann School, 40 Damon Ave. on Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Residents in the area may hear loud noises and bangs and see a number of police units in the area. Residents should know that this is only a training drill and that there...

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‘Keeping Jazz Alive’ concert at TBS June 29

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on ‘Keeping Jazz Alive’ concert at TBS June 29

Published June 14, 2019 MELROSE — The final Saturday of June marks the return of Temple Beth Shalom’s popular concert series “Keeping Jazz Alive.” Each year this wonderful event rekindles our memory of the late Irving Smolems, a longtime member of our congregation and lover of jazz music. This year’s concert features renowned vocalist Cassandra McKinley and jazz violinist Jason Anick. Cassandra McKinley is currently an assistant professor in the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music. She’s logged over 30 years as a professional musician, touring and performing with...

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PHOTO: All decked out

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: All decked out

Published June 14, 2019

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