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Front Page: October 23, 2020

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MAAV’s work recognized

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on MAAV’s work recognized

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — Mayor Paul Brodeur and the City Council this week declared October Domestic Violence Awareness Month here, and recognized the important work of the Melrose Alliance Against Violence on its 25th anniversary. During an October 19 meeting, a proclamation was read into the record. The proclamation reads: “Whereas, domestic violence is one of the most critical and far-reaching issues of our time, affecting individuals of every age, culture, class, gender, race and religion; and “Whereas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence...

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DPW seeks funds to keep upgrading city’s water system

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on DPW seeks funds to keep upgrading city’s water system

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — The Department of Public Works wants to continue its upgrade of the city’s water system, more than a year after one of its weak spots was exposed on Brazil Street. This week, the City Council was asked to authorize borrowing $875,000 from the MWRA’s Local Water System Assistance Program so improvements can begin in the spring and continue throughout the 2021 construction season. Projects proposed include the replacement and upgrade of over one mile of water infrastructure at the following locations: 1. Burnett/Hunnewell/Sycamore neighborhood 2. Brazil...

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Health Dept. has tips on keeping Halloween safe

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Health Dept. has tips on keeping Halloween safe

Published October 23, 2020 MELROSE — Everything is different in the fall of 2020. Melrose kids finally went back to their school buildings this week after a month of learning from home. The Red Raider sports teams — those that are allowed to play during the pandemic — are competing in shortened seasons. City government conducts itself, in many cases, from a distance. Businesses continue to suffer from reduced crowds due to required COVID-19 restrictions. And the Chamber’s annual Halloween candy giveaway to youngsters has been canceled. But Halloween itself has...

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PHOTO: Dress up your pet

Posted by on Oct 22, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Dress up your pet

THE MELROSE DOG SOCIETY will be hosting their annual Dog Halloween Costume contest virtually this year! Melrosians can submit pictures of their dogs in costume to the Melrose Dog Park Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/MelroseDogPark. Winners will be announced on Halloween, Saturday, October 31. Published October 23,...

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Front Page: October 23, 2020

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Students set to head back to class

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Students set to head back to class

Published October 16, 2020 MELROSE — Kids are going back to their school buildings beginning Monday after the COVID-19 virus caused a month’s delay in the city’s hybrid learning plan. Cohort 1 students report to class for the first time in 2020-21 after having been taught by their teachers remotely at home since the academic year began on September 16. A month into this very unique return to instruction — students had been out of the classroom since the middle of March thanks to the pandemic — it has...

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Time for The Rise of the Pumpkin People

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on Time for The Rise of the Pumpkin People

Published October 16, 2020 MELROSE — Wicked Melrose will unleash The Rise of the Pumpkin People Oct. 17-31 in conjunction with the Melrose Rec Department. Melrose citizens and businesses are encouraged to decorate for fall with a pumpkin or scarecrow display. If you want your display on the Wicked Melrose map, fill out the form at http://bit.ly/WickedMelrose. And be sure to visit MelroseTogether.com for the digital-only tour...

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MEF seeks donations in time of change

Posted by on Oct 16, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on MEF seeks donations in time of change

Published October 16, 2020 The following was submitted by Julia Motl Lowe, the co-chair for fundraising with the Melrose Education Foundation.  Dear Friends, The only constant is change — that phrase keeps rolling around my head these days. As we settle into our new back-to-school routines, we all know one thing for sure: there is more change ahead. As I brace for that reality, I am so grateful to be in a community that cares about and supports each other. This constant change has reinforced for me the importance...

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PHOTO: Welcome home

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Melrose News | Comments Off on PHOTO: Welcome home

THE ENTRY to the Jack Flats apartments on Pleasant Street provides a colorful view for residents. (B. McCoubrey Photo) Published October 16,...

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