Campaign eyed for single voting place

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Campaign eyed for single voting place

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — City election officials will throw themselves into a single polling place public relations campaign if the idea is approved by the City Council. That approval was expected Thursday night, after the Weekly News’ print deadline. The proposal calls for temporarily consolidating all eight polling places for Melrose’s 14 precincts at the Veterans Memorial Middle...

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Sign wording draws ire

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Sign wording draws ire

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — A Main Street traffic sign has some in the city completely beside themselves, including Mayor Paul Brodeur, as the country tries to come to terms with racial strife and inequality. The wording of an electronic message board read, in part, that “the safety of all lives matter.” Brodeur ordered the message taken down...

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Melrose moves to Phase 3 of reopening

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose moves to Phase 3 of reopening

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — The City of Melrose is moving cautiously into Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s reopening plan, with City Hall closed but staffed, the library offering contact-less pickup, and the dog park open at last. “We are moving forward with a very deliberate pace,” said Mayor Paul Brodeur. “We have seen the results of reopening too...

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Intercity League cancels 2020 season

Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Intercity League cancels 2020 season

Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — After weeks of deciding how to potentially return during Phase 3, the Intercity League officially announced on Monday that their 2020 season was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. In addition to many factors in the towns/cities of all nine teams including field permits, the league also had to work with individual teams who had...

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What is the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on What is the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation?

Fine arts, music & LGBT are beneficiaries Published July 3, 2020 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The recent donation of $11,000 of streaming technology to Melrose High School is another generous gift from the Melrose Parks & Recreation Department and the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation, a long time champion of the Melrose public school’s arts programs. The foundation’s philanthropic efforts have had an indelible positive...

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Rec Dept. releases summer brochure

Posted by on Jul 2, 2020 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Rec Dept. releases summer brochure

Published July 3, 2020 By Frank Olivieri, CPRE Recreation Director, City of Melrose MELROSE — We have a very important announcement for the community. We are re-releasing a new summer brochure with new and modified programs that meet all health and safety requirements. Melrose residents should be aware that they will have summer recreation programs. There are a lot...

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Elaine Socha, 81

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Elaine Socha, 81

Published July 10, 2020 CHELSEA — Elaine Socha, 81, of Chelsea, died on July 1, 2020. Elaine was born in Chelsea on July 15, 1938 to the late Edward and Blanche (Balon) Socha. She was raised in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School.   Elaine continued her education at Tufts University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. After college...

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James E. Dunne, 82

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on James E. Dunne, 82

Published July 10, 2020 MOULTONBOROUGH, N.H. — On June 20, 2020 James “Jim” Edward Dunne, 82, of Moultonborough, N.H. (formerly of Melrose, Mass.) passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side. He was born and raised in East Boston. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Geraldine “Gerry” for 59 years, his son Jim Dunne and wife...

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Angela Albano, 83

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Published July 10, 2020 MELROSE — Angela Albano, 83, resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at her home.  Born on December 5, 1936 in Boston, Angela is one of three children of the late Walter and Julia (Ripamonte) Albano. After graduating from Somerville High School, Angela attended MassArt...

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