Mary-Rita O’Shea retires Monday

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mary-Rita O’Shea retires Monday

Published in the April 27, 2018 edition MELROSE — One of the most loyal, dedicated municipal employees in the city’s history is calling it a career. City Clerk Mary-Rita O’Shea, a lifelong Melrose resident, officially retires on Monday. The aldermen recognized her distinguished time in City Hall with a resolution on Mary-Rita’s nearly 40 years of service to her hometown....

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Aldermen back booze-free MBTA advertising

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Aldermen back booze-free MBTA advertising

Published in the April 27, 2018 edition MELROSE — This week the aldermen passed a resolution supporting the continued use of alcohol-free advertising on MBTA property. Recently the Fiscal and Management Control Board at the cash-strapped T voted to reverse the MBTA ban on alcohol ads. Buses travel Melrose roads every day and there are three commuter rail stops and...

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Is convenience killing us?

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Is convenience killing us?

The scary science behind lunch meats, more Published in the April 27, 2018 edition The following is the first in a series of articles leading up to the city’s annual Healthy Melrose fair on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. By MEREDITH SOFTIC BSN, RN Whole Health Educator Life is busy. Many Americans stock their fridges...

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The Red Raider lax train has left the station

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on The Red Raider lax train has left the station

Unbeaten Melrose (8-0) is now a top-ranked team Published in the April 27, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—After eight games, the Melrose Red Raider boys’ lacrosse team has proven a force to reckon with and has positioned themselves as the team to beat in the division with a record of 8-0. Melrose has given hope for an extended playoff run this...

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Red Raider baseball on three-game winning streak

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Red Raider baseball on three-game winning streak

Extra-inning win over Stoneham caps solid week for Melrose Published in the April 27, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider baseball team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 3-2 extra-inning victory over Stoneham during a sunlit day at Morelli Field on Monday. The Red Raiders prevailed in 8 innings after a winning RBI single by...

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Good times rolling for Melrose softball

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Good times rolling for Melrose softball

Connolly hits 2 HRs, no hitter tossed by Stone Published in the April 27, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Lady Raider softball enjoyed a thrilling week that included a no-hitter tossed by junior pitcher Jill Stone and two in-the-park homers by senior captain Saoirse Connolly.  Their efforts helped Melrose (3-2) pick up two wins this week, including a rare victory over Woburn, 5-2...

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Claude H. Croston

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Claude H. Croston

Wake tonight April 26 HAVERHILL – Claude H. Croston, 84, husband of Dolores A. (Venezia) Croston, passed away peacefully after a short illness April 13, 2018 at Lawrence General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born in Haverhill, he was the son of the late George and Ellen (Welch) Croston. Raised and educated in Haverhill, he was a graduate of...

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Roland Poulin, 58

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Published in the April 27, 2018 edition MELROSE — Roland “Rollie” Poulin, 58,  passed away at his home in Melrose on April 11, 2018. Rollie was raised in Melrose, graduated from Melrose High School and lived most of his life in Melrose. He entered the US Marine Corps in 1977 and served his country with pride until 1982. Mr....

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Thomas J. Maher Jr., 84

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Published in the April 27, 2018 edition MELROSE — Thomas J. Maher, Jr., 84, of Melrose, passed away at the Winchester Hospital on April 22, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born in Manhattan, N.Y. and raised in the Bronx. He attended Machine & Metal Trades High School in New York City and completed his...

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Joan B. Gardner, 89

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Published in the April 27, 2018 edition MELROSE — Joan B. (Batchelder) Gardner, 89, a lifelong resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at the Sawtelle Family Hospice House on Monday, April 16, 2018. Joan was born on January 23, 1929, the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Bertha (Hawes) Batchelder. Raised in Melrose, she graduated from Melrose High School,...

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