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Front Page: June 5, 2020

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Our pandemic tour of Melrose

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Published June 5, 2020 By CHARLIE FAULSTICH and ELAINE LeGENDRE MELROSE — With few places to go because of the coronavirus pandemic, many Melrose citizens took to the streets for both a diversion from their newly confined lives and for much needed fresh air and exercise. Being avid walkers, and now working from home with no commute, we took this opportunity to do something we had thought about for some time: to explore all of Melrose in detail. Despite running, biking, and walking in Melrose for nearly 38 years,...

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Small business task force update

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Published June 5, 2020 MELROSE — For the past few weeks, the Melrose Small Business Task force has been actively engaged with small business owners (SBOs) to better understand their short and long- term needs, as stores and restaurants in the City of Melrose plan to reopen. The Melrose Small Business Task Force wants to ensure business owners and their customers feel comfortable visiting, dining and shopping in our community. Here are just a few examples of what has been done, as well as several ongoing initiatives being explored: •...

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CSB completes merger with Melrose Bank

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Published June 5, 2020 CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Financial Group, Inc., the mutual holding company for Cambridge Savings Bank completed its acquisition of Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: MELR), the holding company of Melrose Bank, effective June 1. “We are proud to carry on the legacy of Melrose Bank, and commit to a level of excellence that continues to exceed customer expectations,” said Wayne Patenaude, President & CEO, Cambridge Savings Bank. “Two like-minded organizations that share similar cultures and core values have officially become one. It is with a strong commitment to...

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PHOTO: It was this big

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Schools plan next steps

Posted by on Jun 3, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Schools plan next steps

As leadership transition moves ahead, robust planning for fall continues Posted on: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 MELROSE — Entering the final weeks of a school year like no other, the Melrose Public School District continues to take action on major priorities, including a Superintendent of Schools transition and a robust planning process for the fall, even as many uncertainties persist. Professionals throughout the District are examining what has happened during the last three months of the remote-learning emergency, including what is working well and what needs to be improved....

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Front Page: May 29, 2020

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The city reopens

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on The city reopens

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Governor Charlie Baker recently announced his plans for opening up Massachusetts and Melrose will begin its transition as well, following the guidelines issued by the state. “It’s important for folks to understand that this is by no means a return to business as usual,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “The Statewide ‘Safer at Home’ policy remains in place.” He advised that all residents continue to do the following: • Stay home and work from home as much as possible—especially older residents and those at high...

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Mayor: Budget-setting difficult in current climate

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Mayor: Budget-setting difficult in current climate

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — The City Council continues to pore over Mayor Paul Brodeur’s first spending plan, an $88.4 million budget document that allocates about 2 percent more than what municipal government and the schools have to work with this year. The mayor’s budget covering the year beginning July 1 proposes $5 million for the Police Department, $4.8 million for the Fire Department and nearly $33 million for schools. The various areas of the city’s public works department are also getting a total of several million dollars under the...

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Class of 2020 graduates in August

Posted by on May 28, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Class of 2020 graduates in August

Published May 29, 2020 MELROSE — Before the world got run over by the coronavirus, Melrose High’s Class of 2020 was supposed to graduate early Friday night. While that won’t be happening, Melrose High Principal Jason Merrill sent out a message on Twitter this week urging everyone to wear red on May 29 to show their support for this year’s senior class, who have certainly put up with quite a bit, such as the cancellation of their prom. He also wrote, “The Melrose High School Graduation has been postponed...

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