Residence at Melrose Station celebrates grand opening

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Residence at Melrose Station celebrates grand opening

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Residence at Melrose Station (www.residencemelrosestation.com), owned and operated by LCB Senior Living (www.lcbseniorliving.com) and located at 158 Essex Street in Melrose, held a ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the brand new senior living community. The Residence at Melrose Station offers the area’s finest independent, assisted, and memory care living for local seniors. The building was constructed by Callahan Construction Managers, a frequent construction partner of LCB Senior Living. Over 200 attendees gathered at the event, including LCB...

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Top priority is keeping school kids safe

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Top priority is keeping school kids safe

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — When the city’s schools reopen Monday following the February break, educators will welcome students and staff back with a continued determination to keep everyone safe. A week after a gunman murdered 17 students and faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Supt. of School Cyndy Taymore assured the public that safety inside Melrose’s education facilities is job number one. In a text message, Taymore wrote, “The safety and well-being of our students and staff is the Melrose Public...

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Cultural Council announces local grants

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Cultural Council announces local grants

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — The Melrose Cultural Council announces the award of 25 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants totaling $9,400 for events and programs that will take place in Melrose during the 2018 calendar year. Thirty-six applications were submitted. The deadline for submission was October 15, 2017. Grants have been awarded to first time applicants, established arts organizations, artists and schools. Events are scheduled in Memorial Hall, the Library, Milano Senior Center, leased and loaned spaces in churches, at parks, and regional theaters. Students...

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Melrose wrestling crowns three state champs

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose wrestling crowns three state champs

Adrian, Herbert & Seide take top spots; team earns bronze Published in the February 23, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High wrestling team crowned three individual state champions in front of a large crowd at the MIAA Div. 3 State Finals at Wakefield High on Saturday, Feb. 17. Sophomores Hunter Adrian and Sean Herbert and junior Isaac Seide became state champions in their weight classes to help Melrose earn a bronze medal third place finish as a team. Melrose (last year’s state champ) placed an overall third for a...

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Red Raider hoop playoff bound

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Red Raider hoop playoff bound

Melrose’s 53-49 win over Burlington punches ticket Published in the February 23, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—It was down to the wire for the 2018 Melrose Red Raider boy’s basketball team, who clinched a post season spot in the Div. 2 North field following a 50-32 win over Burlington on Feb. 15. Melrose remains 11-8 on the season as they await pairings to be released this Saturday. According to head coach Mike Kasprzak, while its been an inconsistent season, Melrose is showing some of its best defense in decades. The...

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Melrose girls right on track at State finals

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Melrose girls right on track at State finals

Relay team earns silver, advances to All States Published in the February 23, 2018 edition By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ track team wowed at the Div. 4 State Finals held on February 14, 2018 at the Reggie Lewis Center. Nearly every qualified athlete medaled for Melrose, including the team’s 4×200 team who placed a remarkable second with a time of 1:49.19, less than a second than the winning relay team from Pentucket. They advance to All States with their silver medal performance.  Kaleya Casterglow, Lucia Seide, Nora...

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Jeffrey R. Brogan, 58

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Jeffrey R. Brogan, 58

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Jeffrey R. Brogan, 58,  of Melrose died unexpectedly on February 14, 2018. Jeff was born in White Plains, N.Y., on April 10, 1959. He was raised in White Plains, and graduated from White Plains High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling and baseball. He attended Northeastern University and graduated from Salem State University with a degree in Business Management. Jeff worked at the Boston Company for many years where he met his wife, Jill, before becoming a stay...

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Lisa M. Pollard, 31

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Lisa M. Pollard, 31

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Lisa M. Pollard, 31, of Melrose, passed away on February 17, 2018. Lisa was born and raised in Melrose and a graduate of Melrose High School, Class of 2004. She went on to graduate from the Bryman Institute and worked as a medical assistant. Lisa cared about everyone else, was very compassionate, adventurous, funny, had a “Big Heart” and was a “Goof Ball.”  She was very family oriented and enjoyed posting funny videos, cooking, Disney movies and Revere and Hampton...

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Mary C. Fernandes, 87

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off on Mary C. Fernandes, 87

Published in the February 23, 2018 edition MELROSE — Mary C. (Donoghue) Fernandes, 87, of Melrose, died at her home on February 14, 2018. Mary was born and raised in Mission Hill and a graduate of Mission Hill High School. She resided in Melrose for over 60 years and worked as a claim adjuster for Central Mutual Insurance Co. of Boston and Waltham for over 35 years before her retirement at the age of 62. Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Melrose, St. Mary’s Ladies’ Sodality...

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