A member of ‘The Greatest Generation’

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on A member of ‘The Greatest Generation’

Published May 24, 2019 This is another in the series of “Around Town” profiles and is a Memorial Day appreciation for a member of “The Greatest Generation.” MELROSE — Esther Parsons has lived in Melrose for 68 years. This remarkable woman of 97 hailed originally from Syracuse, N.Y. She married an Everett lad, George Parsons, and started a family in...

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Memorial Day street closings

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Memorial Day street closings

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — The 2019 Melrose Memorial Day Parade, honoring our veterans, is scheduled for Sunday, May 26. Parade participants will arrive at 1 p.m. to line up behind Memorial Hall. The parade steps off at 1:30 p.m., at Memorial Hall on Main Street. The parade will proceed down Main Street and left onto Sylvan Street...

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Sporting goods collection for Haiti

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Sporting goods collection for Haiti

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Recreation Department is working on a special project to collect sporting equipment, sporting apparel, school supplies, and financial assistance for the nation of Haiti. Organizers will be holding the collection on Saturday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in front of Melrose City Hall, 562 Main St. Look for the white...

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Wakefield, Melrose rock the house in first Unified Basketball matchup

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Wakefield, Melrose rock the house in first Unified Basketball matchup

Published May 24, 2019 By DAN PAWLOWSKI MELROSE — It’s a fun game to play: Name the best Wakefield-Melrose sporting event you’ve ever been to. How do you choose between generations of epic match ups and stunning conclusions? Luckily for the packed house at Melrose High School on May 9 for the first ever Unified Basketball matchup between the two schools,...

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Red Raider laxmen are league champs

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Red Raider laxmen are league champs

16-10 win over Wakefield seals the deal Published May 24, 2019 WAKEFIELD — The Melrose Red Raider lacrosse team earned their second straight league title with a 16-10 win over rival Wakefield on the road at Landrigan Field on May 16. It is also their 3rd Freedom League title in 5 seasons. At 11-5, and an impressive 9-2 in the...

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Red Raider baseball celebrates seniors

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Red Raider baseball celebrates seniors

Upperclassmen honored prior to Wakefield battle Published May 24, 2019 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose Red Raider baseball team saw their winning streak end with a tough 4-3 loss to rival Wakefield at home on Senior Night on Tuesday evening at Morelli Field.  Melrose held a 2-0 lead in the first two innings thanks to hits and runs from...

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Anna Murphy

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Anna Murphy

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — Anna Murphy was born in the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Irish immigrant parents Michael Joseph Murphy and Jane McNamee Murphy, joining her brother Bob. While she was still a young child the family returned to Limerick, Ireland where her parents built a home in Corbally, Limerick. Sadly, her mother died from...

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Rosemary E. Peterson, 91

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Rosemary E. Peterson, 91

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — Rosemary E. Peterson, 91, of Melrose, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Rosemary grew up in Everett. She graduated from Everett High School and the University of Massachusetts. Rosemary was the loving wife of Leonard, who died in 2008, and the devoted mother of eight children: Christine (John Horneff), Mark (Fay Reinhalter), John...

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Michael DiSalvo, 97

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Michael DiSalvo, 97

Published May 24, 2019 MELROSE — Michael DiSalvo, 97, of Melrose, passed away at the Melrose Wakefield Hospital on May 17, 2019. Michael was born in Civitanova, Italy and came to America in 1955. He resided in Revere for several years, Chelsea for 45 years and 13 years in Melrose. Michael worked as a Pharmacist Assistant for Massachusetts General...

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