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City Of Melrose News - Melrose HHS Department Promotes Wood Burning Fireplace & Stove Safety

Melrose HHS Department Promotes Wood Burning Fireplace & Stove Safety In 2020, there were 539 fire incidents involving chimneys, fireplaces, and wood stoves in Massachusetts that resulted in civilian and firefighter injuries and $3.4 million in…

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Mayor’s Office Launches Second Annual Diaper Drive

A 2022 study published in Health Equity found that 36% of Massachusetts families with young children could not afford enough diapers for their children, and that diaper need has become a growing public health issue associated with poverty, food…

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City Of Melrose : Mayor Brodeur, Incoming Police Chief and Melrose Clergy Invite Community to 'Good Morning with the Mayor'

Mayor Brodeur, Incoming Police Chief Kevin Faller, and Melrose faith leaders invite the community to Good Morning with the Mayor (GMWM) at Bitty & Beau’s Coffee on Friday, December 2, from 8 a.m.— 9 a.m. All are invited to join these…

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City Of Melrose - Council On Aging Seeking Snow Angel Volunteers This Winter

The Melrose Council on Aging is seeking high school students and adults to join its Snow Angels program, which pairs volunteers with older adults and adults with disabilities who need full assistance in shoveling their driveways and walkways for the…

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Annual Christmas Tree Sale Returns December 2 And 3

The sale of Christmas trees raises critical funds for the Melrose High School Marching Band. The Melrose High School Marching Band will host its Annual Christmas Tree Sale in the Melrose High School parking lot on Friday, December 2, between 5 and…

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Mayor Brodeur Welcomes 5 New Officers To The Melrose Police Department

Mayor Paul Brodeur swore in five new Melrose Police Officers during a ceremony in the City Council Chamber on Friday, November 18. Officers Allan Troche-Velez, Cole Hinchey, Mary Gill, Michael Koytikh and Shannon Stamegna graduated from the police…

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City of Melrose: Residents Invited to MAPC's Building Resiliency, Efficiency and Affordability Project Workshop

Melrose residents are invited to join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a Building Resiliency, Efficiency and Affordability Project Workshop on Monday, November 28, from 6:30 — 8 p.m. The cities of Melrose, Malden, and…

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City Of Melrose : Registration Is Open For Melrose Youth Basketball

The Recreation Department is offering Youth Basketball for Boys and Girls Grades K-8! To register please visit www.cityofmelrose.org/recreation and click on the ‘register here’ button. Youth Basketball Description The Melrose…

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Seasonal Updates from the Melrose Department of Public Works - November 17, 2022

The Melrose Department of Public Works would like to share with the Melrose community the following seasonal updates: Yard Waste Collection The final round of yard waste collection for the year 2022 will take place during the week of November 28…

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City Of Melrose: For Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, Council On Aging Will Host Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, a time to heighten awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and show support for the more than 6.2 million Americans living with it. In their efforts to support individuals with Alzheimer’s, the…

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City Of Melrose News : Community Resources and Meals This Thanksgiving And Holiday Season

Individuals and organizations within Melrose as well as the City's neighboring towns are working to ensure all community members receive the sustenance, fellowship, and resources they need this Holiday season. Below, please find a list of timely…

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City Of Melrose News - Statement of Melrose School Committee Chair Jen McAndrew

Statement of Melrose School Committee Chair Jen McAndrew Good evening, everyone. I’d like to take this opportunity to speak to the ongoing contract negotiations and to provide some context on a few issues that keep coming up. As I said in…

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Registration Now Open For Melrose Parent University

Melrose Education Foundation’s annual Parent University workshops for parents and caregivers will be held in the Melrose High School Learning Commons, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. — 12 p.m. The event is…

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November 20 Is Melrose Random Acts Of Kindness Day

MelroseKind will celebrate their seventh annual Random Acts of Kindness Day, a celebration of kindness, on Sunday, November 20. On this day, Melrosians look for ways to honor kindness in our community and beyond. Please join in by showering kindness…

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City Of Melrose News - City Partner, HomeWorks Energy, Will Canvass Community

City Partner, HomeWorks Energy, Will Canvass Community HomeWorks Energy, a Mass Save® and City partner, will be canvassing to educate residents about the benefits of home energy efficiency and encouraging them to participate in the Melrose…

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City Of Melrose Sad News: Melrose Resident Henry Hooton Passes Away

Dear Melrose, I regret to inform you that Melrose lost another great community member yesterday with the passing of Henry Hooton. Henry was a family man, an educator, and a committed public servant who was devoted to Melrose. Henry served on the…

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Mayor Brodeur Names Melrose Resident Kevin Faller Next Melrose Police Chief

Mayor Paul Brodeur has announced that Melrose resident Kevin Faller will be the next Police Chief for the City of Melrose. Faller, 51, is a decorated 27-year law enforcement veteran who previously dedicated his entire career to the Medford Police…

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City Of Melrose to Host Open House Around Open Space and Recreation Plan

The Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) is pleased to host an Open House as a way for community members to come and share their thoughts on the City’s Open Space and Recreation Plan. The open house will take place on…

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City Of Melrose News : Date Announced for Amazing Grace Basketball Court Dedication And RibbonCutting Ceremony

Mayor Paul Brodeur and the Melrose High School (MHS) Unified Basketball Program are pleased to announce the Amazing Grace Basketball Court honoring the life of Grace Zinck has been completed. There will be a formal dedication during a ribbon-cutting…

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City Of Melrose : As Giving Season Nears, Mayor Brodeur Kicks off Melrose EmergencyFund Fundraising Campaign

Over the years, the fund has raised and disbursed hundreds of thousands of dollars to Melrose residents and families in need, helping them maintain housing, purchase groceries or small necessities, and warm their homes even in the coldest of the…

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Melrose Police Department Investigating Sunday Night Shooting, Actively Searching for Suspect

Chief Michael L. Lyle reports that the Melrose Police Department is actively investigating a shooting that occurred on Sunday, November 6, 2022 evening. At about 7:30 p.m., police responded to the area of 44 Waverly Place, off West Wyoming Drive,…

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Melrose Election Office Encourages Residents To Submit Mail In Ballots Ahead Of November 8 Deadline

The Melrose Election Office encourages residents to mail or drop off their Mail in Ballots ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, November 8. Mail in ballots can be hand delivered, mailed, or deposited into the secure ballot drop box located in the…

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City Of Melrose Selected For Mass Save CommunityFirst Partnership, Launching Melrose Energy Challenge

The City of Melrose is pleased to announce it has been selected to participate in the 2022-2024 Community First Partnership, offered locally by Mass Save Sponsor, National Grid, to increase participation in energy efficiency programs. As a result of…

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City Of Melrose News - Free Family Flu Clinic for 5+ Will Take Place on Saturday

The Melrose and Wakefield Health and Human Services Departments are offering a family flu clinic for individuals five-years-old and older. Families are encouraged to pre-register to secure their appointments, and individuals who need technical…

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City Of Melrose News - Mayor Brodeur Announces Award of the Construction Contract for Library Renovation Project

Mayor Brodeur Announces Award of the Construction Contract for Library Renovation Project Mayor Brodeur is excited to announce the award of the contract for the construction phase of the Melrose Public Library Renovation and Addition Project to…

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City Of Melrose News : Flags Across City Lowered in Honor of Former Melrose Mayor RonaldAlley

The City of Melrose today lowered the American Flags located throughout the City to half-mast in honor of former Mayor Ronald W. Alley. Alley, who served as mayor from 1997 to 1998 and also previously served as on the Board of Alderman and as…

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City Of Melrose : Free COVID Tests Available

The Melrose Health and Human Services (HHS) Department currently has free iHome COVID test kits available for pick up. Community members can pick up test kits at the Health and Human Services Department, located on the lower level of City Hall, at…

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Mayor’s Office Launches Grant Program To Support Local Small Businesses, Nonprofits And Arts Organizations

The office of Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur has annouced it is launching a new Grant Program to aid local small businesses and nonprofit organizations as they continue to recover financially from the COVID-19 pandemic. This competitive grant program,…

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City Of Melrose News Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Is This Saturday

The Melrose and Stoneham Departments of Public Works are co-hosting a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day this Saturday, October 22, from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Melrose High School (MHS), located at 360 Lynn Fells Parkway (please access MHS via…

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City Of Melrose - Join The Melrose Alliance Against Violence 27th Annual Walk And Candlelight Vigil

Mayor Paul Brodeur encourages residents to join the Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) 27th Annual Walk and Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sunday, October 23 at 4 p.m. at the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, located at 360 Lynn…

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City Of Melrose : Ahead of October 29 Deadline, Mayor Brodeur Encourages Melrose Residents Register to Vote

Mayor Paul Brodeur encourages Melrose residents to register to vote ahead of the 2022 State Election, which will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The deadline to register to vote is Saturday, October 29, and the vote by mail application deadline…

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City Of Melrose : Ways To Get Involved In Your Community This Month

In Melrose, there is always something to do, and many ways to get involved in the community. This week, the Mayor’s Office is highlighting a few ways to show support for Melrose Public Schools, particularly the Melrose High School Marching…

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City Of Melrose - Ahead of Winter Program Registration Opening, Melrose RecreationDepartment Launches New Online Registration System

Ahead of registration opening for its winter programming, the Melrose Recreation Department has partnered with CivicPlus, the City’s partner in government website design solutions, to launch a new recreation registration portal, CivicRec, that…

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City Of Melrose - Mayor Brodeur Addresses Concerns Connected To MPS FY22 Budget Shortfall

I am reaching out to everyone in the Melrose community to address the issues that came up during the School Committee on September 27. Those issues will be discussed at tonight’s special meeting of the City Council. I hope this message begins…

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City Of Melrose News - Mayor Brodeur to Host Annual Senior Resource Fair

Residents 65+ are invited to hear from departments around free programs and discounts, sign up to receive support from local agencies, and receive a flu vaccine during the fair. Mayor Paul Brodeur will host the annual Mayor’s Senior Resource…

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City Of Melrose : Flu Clinic Taking Place at Memorial Hall Now Welcoming Walk-Ins

The free Flu Clinic currently taking place at Memorial Hall is now accepting walk-ins for anyone seeking to receive a flu vaccine. The clinic, which is open to anyone aged five-years or older, will run until 7 p.m. tonight and is hosted by the…

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A Note From The City Of Melrose

Dear Melrose community members, We are aware of and apologize for the Melrose Everbridge announcement around our municipal buildings closures tomorrow that mistakenly went out to many of your phones today at 6 a.m. The call was intended to be…

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City Of Melrose - Things To Do In Melrose This Weekend

Window Art Walk October 8 – October 23 Beginning this Saturday, October 8, local businesses in downtown Melrose will display the artwork of more than 30 local artists in their windows. You can stroll the Main Street area and enjoy great…

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City Of Melrose News - MelroseKind Launches October Diaper Drive

MelroseKind Launches October Diaper Drive MelroseKind has launched a Diaper Drive for the month of October and is currently accepting diapers of any size at their Kindness Porch located at 249 Grove Street in Melrose. The diaper sizes most…

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City Of Melrose News - Honor a Veteran with a Personalized Brick at Melrose Vietnam Veterans’ Reflection Area

Honor a Veteran with a Personalized Brick at Melrose Vietnam Veterans’ Reflection Area Red bricks denote a Vietnam Veteran while gray bricks denote all other service. The City of Melrose invites families to honor the Veterans in their…

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City Of Melrose News - Memorial Hall Building Envelope Improvements Project Underway

Mayor Paul Brodeur has announced the Memorial Hall Building Envelope Improvements Project is underway as of September 2022 with construction expected to continue through September 2023. During the improvement project, the historical building will…

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Baker-Polito Administration Awards Melrose $500,000 Green Communities Grant

Melrose will use the grant to fund the electrification of the Melrose Public Library. On September 20, 2022, the City of Melrose was awarded a $500,000 grant to take the Melrose Public Library off fossil fuels as part of the Baker-Polito…

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With Melrose Community Power, Most Melrosians Unaffected by National Grid Winter Rate Hike

Melrose residents and businesses enrolled in Melrose Community Power (MCP) will not be impacted by the rate hike recently announced by National Grid. Melrose, which is under contract with electricity supplier NextEra Energy Services through November…

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City Of Melrose News - International Recovery Day Recognized in Melrose With Purple Lights

The Melrose Department of Public Works will illuminate Melrose City Hall’s clock tower with purple lights in honor International Recovery Day on September 30. In honor of International Recovery Day on September 30, the Melrose Department of…

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City Of Melrose : City-Wide Yard Sale Returns October 8

Friends of the Milano Center will once again host its annual Melrose City-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, October 8 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. This year, approximately 50 yard sales will take place simultaneously throughout the City as the…

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City of Melrose : Porchfest Returns this Saturday, September 24th

This Saturday, September 24th, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm, the sound of live music will again be heard throughout the neighborhoods of Melrose, as the community welcomes performers to the 4th annual Melrose Porchfest. The event has grown in…

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City Of Melrose News - City of Melrose Health and Human Services Announces Art Contest Winners

City of Melrose Health and Human Services announces Art Contest Winners Theme “What makes you happy?” embraced by Melrose elementary and middle school students The Melrose Health and Human Services (HHS) Department hosted an art…

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City Of Melrose : New Regional Veterans Services Director Welcomes Veterans At MobileFood Markets

Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli was recently named by Mayor Paul Brodeur as the new Veterans Services Officer (VSO) and Regional Director for the City of Melrose and neighboring towns of Saugus and Wakefield. As part of her work, Trionfi-Mazzuchelli…

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City of Melrose Launches Series of Free Mental Health First Aid Training Courses for the Community

Mayor Paul Brodeur has announced the City of Melrose will offer the community free Mental Health First Aid Training Courses this fall and winter as part of the Mayor’s mission to equitably equip the community with the skills to better support…

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City Of Melrose : Vietnam-era Veterans Returning From Tour of Washington, D.C., WillReceive Warm 'Welcome Home' September 15

A total of 42 Melrose, Saugus and Wakefield Vietnam-era Veterans will return home from an escorted tour of Washington, D.C., this Thursday, September 15 at approximately 6:30 p.m. The community is encouraged to line Main Street at this time to give…

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City Of Melrose : Raises Awareness for National Recovery Month

Mayor Paul Brodeur and Health & Human Services (HHS) Director Anthony Chui are teaming up to rally the community to recognize September as Recovery Month, a national observance intended to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and…

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City Of Melrose News - Meet Your City at the Victorian Fair

Meet Your City at the Victorian Fair Meet your City this Sunday, September 11 at the Annual Victorian Fair taking place on Main Street from 11 a.m. —4 p.m. The City of Melrose is proud to once again support this event hosted by the Melrose…

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Mayor Brodeur Invites Community To Ceremony Commemorating Anniversary Of September 11

Mayor Paul Brodeur welcomes the community to join him and community partners for a brief ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The ceremony will take place outdoors in front of the Essex Street…

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City Of Melrose : Creative Alliance Invites Creative Melrosians to NetworkingEvent

The Melrose Creative Alliance and partners are inviting creative Melrosians to “Pitch Perfect”, a free networking event designed to help creatives learn about local funding for their creative community projects, on September 10 from…

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City Of Melrose Cultural Council Accepting Grant Proposals

The Melrose Cultural Council (MCC) is seeking proposals for community-oriented arts, cultural, and interpretive sciences events with broad public benefit. The 2023 Local Cultural Council (LCC) grant application cycle opens September 1st and the…

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City Of Melrose - Annual Back To School Supplies Drive Organizer Delivers 80 Back Packsto Melrose Public Schools

In cooperation with the Mayor’s Office, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Chris Cinella delivered 80 backpacks and school supplies to Melrose Public Schools last week as part of his annual Back to School Supplies drive. The drive, originally…

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City Of Melrose - Mayor Brodeur Hosts Kindergarten Welcome Party

Welcome, Class of 2035! Mayor Paul Brodeur and the Melrose Recreation Department held the annual Kindergarten Welcome Party for the City’s incoming Kindergarteners—Melrose High School Class of 2035—on Wednesday, August 24 at the…

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City Of Melrose News - CharlieCards Available at Mayor Brodeur's Office

CharlieCards Available at Mayor Brodeur's Office Senator Jason Lewis' Office Provided Mayor Brodeur with Over 200 Charlie Cards to Distribute to Community Members Mayor Paul Brodeur's Office will serve as a location to pick up CharlieCards for…

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City Of Melrose - Milano Center to Host Free Showing of Movie “Worth”, Guest Speaker Kenneth Feinberg

In remembrance and in honor of the anniversary of September 11th, the Milano Center will host a showing of the movie “Worth” on Thursday, September 1 from 1 p.m. — 3 p.m. The showing will be followed by a live virtual Question…

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City Of Melrose Sad News: Melrose Resident and Community Leader Doug MacDonald PassesAway at Age 81

I regret to inform you that Melrose has lost one of its great residents and civic leaders, Douglas MacDonald. Doug passed away peacefully at his home in Melrose on Monday, August 22, 2022, at age 81. A proud Melrose resident, Doug served our…

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City Of Melrose - We're Hiring! Administrative Assistant, Fleet Foreman,Mechanic/Welder And More

The City’s overriding goal is to hire and employ great people and to live up to its motto as “Melrose: One Community Open to All”. This motto represents who we are, what we believe and what we value. Melrose honors and celebrates…

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City Of Melrose News - Last Day to Register to Vote in State Primary is August 27, 2022

Last Day to Register to Vote in State Primary is this Saturday, August 27 The last day to register to vote in the upcoming State Primary is this Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 5 p.m. Residents can check their voter registration by clicking here. The…

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City Of Melrose : Orange Line Shutdown FAQs And Resources

As the Orange Line shutdown quickly approaches, Mayor Brodeur's Office has partnered with Senator Jason Lewis’ Office to provide residents with the information they need to make informed decisions around commuting in and out of Boston during…

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Melrose Recreation Department Releases The Fall Program Brochure

The Melrose Recreation Department has officially released its Fall Program Brochure and registration is now open as of today, August 17! To check out all the robust list of recreational opportunities, view the Fall Program Brochure. Community…

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City Of Melrose - Melrose Election Office Encourages Residents to Submit Requests for Mail in Ballots by August 29 Deadline

The Melrose Election Office encourages residents to submit their requests for Mail in Ballots by Monday, August 29 at 5 p.m. — one week ahead of the September 6 State Primary. Mail in Ballot applications can be mailed to the Melrose Election…

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City Of Melrose News - Melrose Cultural Council Seeks Input for Arts and Cultural Survey

Melrose Cultural Council Seeks Input for Arts and Cultural Survey The Melrose Cultural Council is asking the community to help define art funding priorities that are specific to Melrose by completing the Council’s Arts and Cultural…

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City Of Melrose : Elections Office Shares Early Voting Dates for State Primary

The Melrose Elections Office has announced the early voting dates for the upcoming State Primary, which will take place on September 6, 2022. Early voting in person at the City Hall Council Chamber will take place during the following dates and…

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Health And Human Services Department Shares Key Information On Monkeypox Virus

In an effort to encourage and enhance community health and wellness, the Melrose Health & Human Services Department is providing key information around the monkeypox virus, which was recently declared a global public health emergency. The…

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Health and Human Services Department Announces Youth Art Contest, Asks 'What Makes You Happy?'

Three finalists will be selected from each age group (elementary and middle school) and will have their art displayed at the Health and Human Services Department’s table at the Victorian Fair, where the public will be able to vote for a…

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City Of Melrose Annual Summer Stroll Is This Friday, July 29

The Melrose Chamber of Commerce, with support from the City of Melrose, will host the Ninth Annual Summer Stroll on Friday, July 29, 2022, in downtown Melrose. This free event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. To create a spacious pedestrian walkway,…

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City Of Melrose : 12th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive Underway at Edward Jones

For the 12th consecutive year, Edward Jones Financial Advisor Chris Cinella is collecting school supplies for local children who need them. All supplies will be given to Melrose families who require the extra help or are being served by the Red…

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City of Melrose Will Open Cooling Center As It Braces For Extreme Heat This Weekend

Concerned for the wellbeing of its residents during the heatwave, the City of Melrose will operate a Cooling Center tomorrow, Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, from 11:00 a.m. — 8 p.m. at the Milano Center’s Tierney Hall located at…

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City Of Melrose - 988: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Launches New 3-digit Number

To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for mental health crises, it now takes only three digits: 988. Anyone experiencing a mental health crisis can call OR text this number to get connected with a trained crisis counselor who can help,…

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In Alignment With Net Zero By 2050 Goal, City Of Melrose Launches Electric Vehicle First Fleet Policy

In alignment with its Net Zero Action Plan to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, the City of Melrose has made major updates to its vehicle policy, which will now prioritize the City’s non-exempt procurement of…

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City Of Melrose : Middlesex Sheriff’s Office & City of MelroseAnnounce Completion of Community Work Program Projects

Participants in the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office (MSO) Community Work Program (CWP) recently completed a series of projects in the City of Melrose. Over a two-week period at the end of June, crew members – under the direct supervision of…

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City Of Melrose - To Help Residents Stay Cool, City Will Host Splash Bash This Thursday And Friday

Need a fun way to cool off with the kiddos this week? The Melrose Fire Department will open the fire hydrant at Fred Green Memorial Field this Thursday, July 21, and Friday, July 22, from 2:30 — 4 p.m. During the Splash Bash, water will…

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City Of Melrose : Registration Opens for Melrose Rec. Department’s Fall Flag Football League

The Melrose Recreation Department has announced registration is now open for its Flag Football League kicking off this September. Due to limited space, the Recreation Department recommends families register their children as soon possible. To…

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City of Melrose - With a Potential Heatwave This Week, City Shares Tips for Dealing with Extreme Heat

While the National Weather Service has not yet issued a heat advisory for Middlesex County, Melrose may experience its first heat wave — three days or more of 90-degree weather — of the season this week. Beginning on Tuesday and…

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City Of Melrose Launches Circuit Breaker Property Tax Exemptionprogram For Older Adults

Gov. Baker last week signed a Home Rule petition allowing the City of Melrose to offer a Circuit Breaker Property Tax Exemption Program to help Melrose homeowners 65 and older living on fixed incomes remain in their homes. Beginning August 1 and…

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Melrosekind Launches Charity Drive In Support Of Dignity Matters, Seeks Donations Of Tampons And Sanitary Napkins

This July, MelroseKind has launched a charity drive in support of local non-profit Dignity Matters and is looking for community members to donate tampons and sanitary napkins (but not panty liners) at their Kindness Porch located at 249 Grove Street…

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City of Melrose : Celebrates Art by Afro-Dominican Muralist in New Public Space

The City of Melrose recently celebrated the completion of improvements to Central Terrace, a new public space in downtown Melrose that features a mural by Afro-Dominican muralist Sagie Vangelina, seating for dining, and festive lighting for all to…

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City Of Melrose - Statement From Mayor Brodeur On Concerning Incidents Involving City Employees

It was recently brought to my attention that a video was filmed by an organization visiting Melrose municipal areas in which City of Melrose employees allegedly made homophobic and other inappropriate comments to members of the public. Although the…

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City Of Melrose : MBTA Commuter Rail Work to Cause Some Haverhill Line Services Changes This Summer

Critical work performed by the MBTA will cause some service changes to commuter rail lines that operate out of North Station, affecting riders on the Haverhill, Newburyport/Rockport, Fitchburg, and Lowell Commuter Rail lines this summer. …

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City Of Melrose, In Partnership With Mystic River Watershed Association, Shares Series Of Stormwater Education And Safety Tips

Click Here To View The City Of Melrose, In Partnership With Mystic River Watershed Association, Shares Series Of Stormwater Education And Safety…

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City Of Melrose - Milano Center Seeks Community Members Who Are 60+ to Join West SideStory Day Trip

As one of the center’s many day trips this year, the Melrose Milano Center and members are headed to see a live performance of the West Side Story at the Reagle Theater in Waltham on July 13, 2022. The center is currently looking for a total…

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City of Melrose Announces Passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

City of Melrose Announces Passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 Budget The City of Melrose is pleased to announce that after several weeks of Appropriations and Oversight Committee hearings, the Melrose City Council unanimously voted to adopt Mayor…

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City Of Melrose Boys: And Girls Clubs Partners With City Of Melrose In“Summer Of Wellness” Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is excited to announce its new partnership with the City of Melrose to launch the “Melrose Summer of Wellness” Program this July and August.The program will have two main components,…

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Affordable Housing Lottery Open For Apartments At 99 Washington Street For Eligible Households

The Radio Factory Lofts is a brand-new development located at 99 Washington Street in Melrose. This community development is an adaptive reuse of a notable mill building and will contain 141 apartment homes including Studio, 1BR, and 2BR layouts.…

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City of Melrose Calls for Volunteer Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)Members

The City of Melrose is looking for Melrose residents to volunteer on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as the Board has anticipated openings, including one full membership position and one associate member position. The ZBA is a land-use Board…

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City Of Melrose - Mayor Brodeur Invites Residents to Community Forum to Discuss Resultsof Racial Climate Survey And Focus Groups

In collaboration with the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting partner, VISIONS Inc., Mayor Paul Brodeur is pleased to announce he is hosting a virtual Community Forum around the results of the City’s Racial Climate Survey…

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Outdoor Dining And Seating Returns to the Melrose Restaurant Scene

Mayor Broder’s Office is pleased to announce outdoor dining is returning to Melrose as the City is once again supporting what has become a popular practice adopted by many food-service businesses during the pandemic. First authorized in…

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City Of Melrose - Locals to Headline This Weekend’s Opening DoorsFestival, Honor 'One Community, Open to All'

“The festival is part of an ongoing effort to help make Melrose ‘One community, open to all’ — a process that begins with representation and inclusion,” said Opening Doors Project Co-Founder, Alastair Moock. The…

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City Aims To Enhance Public Services Through Accounting System Upgrade

As part of the City’s efforts to enhance the services it provides to the public, the City’s accounting system will undergo an upgrade on June 8 and Thursday, June 9. During the brief upgrade period, the Office of the Treasurer and…

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City Of Melrose - Are You an Electric Vehicle Owner? Join Melrose's EV Showcase Pop-Up Event

The City of Melrose and Melrose Energy Commission are calling all Electric Vehicle owners to participate in the upcoming EV Showcase Pop-Up Event taking place on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Melrose High School parking lot located at…

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City of Melrose News - that Waste Collector JRM Acquired by National Company

In an effort to keep the Melrose community informed, the Melrose Department of Public Works today shared that the City’s waste collector, JRM Hauling and Recycling Services Inc., has been acquired by Republic Services Inc., a national company…

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City Of Melrose - Mayor Brodeur to Host Summer Block Party on Last Day of School

Join Mayor Paul Brodeur in kicking-off summer at the upcoming Mayor’s Summer Block Party happening in Downtown Melrose on Friday, June 17! Coinciding with the last of school for Melrose Public Schools, the family-friendly party will run from 6…

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City of Melrose News - Tips for Dealing with Extreme Heat

Tips for Dealing with Extreme Heat While the National Weather Service has not yet issued a heat advisory for Middlesex County, temperatures in our area are expected to be as high as the mid-90s this weekend. The City’s Emergency Management…

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City Of Melrose Is Hiring

The City’s overriding goal is to hire and employ great people and to live up to its motto as “Melrose: One Community Open to All”. This motto represents who we are, what we believe and what we value. Melrose honors and celebrates…

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City Of Melrose - Mayor Brodeur Releases Budget Proposal For Fiscal Year 2023

Mayor Brodeur has released the details of the City's operating budget for fiscal year 2023 (FY23). The $95,256,080 budget has been made available for viewing at www.cityofmelrose.org/mayor/pages/city-budget-fiscal-year-2023. "The budget that…

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City of Melrose - Board of Registrars of Voters Issues Official Certificate of Results of Recent Petitions

The Melrose Board of Registrars of Voters has issued an official certificate of results for two recently filed petitions. On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, two petitions were delivered to the Elections Office pursuant to Section 8-3 Citizen Referendum…

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City Of Melrose - Honor Veterans with Memorial Day Ceremonies, Seeks Volunteers

This Memorial Day, Mayor Paul Brodeur, The Melrose Veterans' Advisory Board, and the Melrose Veterans' Services Office invite the public to join them in honoring, remembering, and respecting the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the…

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The City of Melrose Is Hiring!

The City of Melrose is hiring! The City’s overriding goal is to hire and employ great people and to live up to its motto as “Melrose: One Community Open to All”. This motto represents who we are, what we believe and what we value.…

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City Of Melrose News Learn How To Use The Community's Public Bike Repair Station

It's officially tune-up your bike season and Healthy Melrose vendor Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee has partnered with MMTV to produce a quick video demonstrating how to use Melrose's public bike repair station - an excellent community…

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City Of Melrose - Sign up for Free Healthy Melrose Classes

The City of Melrose is thrilled to announce that Healthy Melrose, the family fitness and wellness fair, is this Saturday! Community members can sign up themselves or their kiddos up for free Healthy Melrose classes being offered by Karate Pro…

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City Joins Bread of Life in Collecting Tube Socks to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

City Joins Bread of Life in Collecting Tube Socks to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness In collaboration with local non-profit Bread of Life, Mayor Paul Brodeur’s office will be collecting tube socks for individuals experiencing…

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City Of Melrose - Good Morning with the Mayor Continues at Bruegger's Bagels This Friday

Bruegger's Bagels will serve as the next community meeting space for the Good Morning with the Mayor (GMWM) tour, an initiative to support Melrose cafes, restaurants, and other local businesses. Community members can join Mayor Brodeur outdoors on…

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City Of Melrose - Yesterday's Earth Week Wordle of the Day has Been Revealed

Find today's hidden Earth Week inspired word by visiting www.cityofmelrose.org/EarthWeekWordle! The Melrose Earth Week Wordle for April 27 was REDUCE. To address the climate crisis and protect the environment, we need to reduce greenhouse…

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City Of Melrose News 40+ Local Vendors Will Be At Healthy Melrose On May 7

The City of Melrose has released the names of the 40+ vendors attending the Healthy Melrose family fitness and wellness fair taking place on Saturday, May 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Fred Green Field Melrose Athletic Complex. In…

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City Of Melrose - Earth Week Continues in Melrose

The City of Melrose will continue its Wordle of the Day community challenge through the end of Earth Week 2022. To find today's hidden Earth-inspired word, visit cityofmelrose.org/EarthWeekWordle. For those looking for something to do on a…

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City Of Melrose News - City Challenges Community To Solve First Earth Week Wordle, Scavenger Hunt

City Challenges Community to Solve First Earth Week Wordle, Scavenger Hunt Earth Week is Here in Melrose: What's to Do? With Earth Week officially underway, the City of Melrose challenges its community members to: Solve the first Earth Week…

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City Of Melrose - Earth Week in Melrose Continues: Uncover Today's Earth Week Wordle

Participate in the City's Earth Week happening! -Find today's hidden word by playing the City's Earth Week Wordle Day 3 -Go on today's History, Geology, and Natural Environment of Bellevue Hike -Sign up for tomorrow's Advancing Home…

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City Of Melrose Releases Net Zero Action Plan

With the City's Earth Week celebrations underway, Mayor Paul Brodeur is pleased to announce the completion of the City’s Net Zero Action Plan, designed to be a road map to reducing local greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by the year 2050.…

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City to Host Climate Action Scavenger Hunt

Find the most items and your name will be entered into a raffle for $50 in Shop Melrose gift cards! The Melrose Energy Commission is calling all climate action detectives to participate in the City’s Climate Action Scavenger Hunt that will…

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City of Melrose Announces Order Deadline for Barrel Purchasing Program

The City of Melrose has announced April 30 as the deadline to order a barrel through the City’s Barrel Purchasing Program. The Department of Public Works launched the program in February to provide residents with an affordable way to purchase…

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City Of Melrose Recreation Department Releases Summer Program Brochure

The Melrose Recreation Department today released its Summer Program Brochure and announced that registration will officially open for all recreation summer opportunities on April 14th at 9am. “We’re extremely excited about our summer…

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City Of Melrose - Earth Week in Melrose: City Releases Schedule of Events

The City of Melrose is thrilled to announce the return of Earth Week, a series of social and educational events dedicated to driving awareness to the green initiatives happening throughout Melrose and local and global environmental issues. …

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Melrose Little League Opening Day Parade Will Take Place April 9

The City of Melrose is happy to announce the Melrose Little League Opening Day Parade has returned and is scheduled for Saturday, April 9 between 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. All participants will gather in the City Hall municipal parking lot behind Memorial…

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City Of Melrose News Mayor Says MHS Students Will Decide How To Spend $5,000 Of City’s Money

In an effort to encourage students to recognize their value and actively participate in their community, Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur has announced that Melrose High School (MHS) students will decide how to spend $5,000 of the City’s Money this…

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City Of Melrose Honors Those Who Fought In The Vietnam War

Dear Melrose Community, I am privileged to honor Vietnam Veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on this Vietnam Veterans Day. Today, the City of Melrose pledges our enduring respect, our continuing care, and our commitment…

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Melrose Police To Host Canine Teams From Across New England for National Testing Program

The Melrose Police Department will host more than 100 police canine teams from across New England at the Beebee Elementary School for a three-day U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Odor Recognition Testing (NORT) and…

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Vietnam Veteran William 'Bill' Forbes Dedication Ceremony to Take Place on March 26

The Melrose Veterans Advisory Board and the Melrose Veterans Services Department are hosting a dedication ceremony in honor of Vietnam Veteran William “Bill” H. Forbes. During the ceremony, the board will dedicate the pathway behind the…

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City Of Melrose - The 21st Annual Trivia Bee Fundraiser Will Take Place to Support Bridge Volunteers

Local volunteers give thousands of hours to Melrose Public Schools and students each year. Take the Roosevelt Elementary School for example, where volunteers spent nearly 250 hours supporting school staff and students in the month of December alone.…

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Melrose City Council Approves Revisions to Solid Waste and Recycling Ordinance Amendments

The Melrose City Council has passed revisions to their Solid Waste & Recycling ordinance amendments that were presented by the Melrose Department of Public Works during the Council’s February 22nd meeting. The DPW presented these revisions…

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City of Melrose News - March 14, 2022

Good Morning with the Mayor Tour Heads to Cappa's Trackside Kitchen Cappa's Trackside Kitchen will serve as a community-meeting place for the next stop on the Good Morning with the Mayor tour, an initiative to support Melrose cafes, restaurants, and…

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Melrose Recreation Department Releases Spring Program Brochure

Registration is officially open for all Recreation Spring Programs. The Melrose Recreation Department has released its Spring Program Brochure and registration is officially open for all Recreation Spring Programs. To check out all the robust…

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City of Melrose Will Light Up in Honor of Melrose High SchoolClass of 2022

In honor of the Melrose High School class of 2022, the Melrose community will light up their outdoor spaces – in front of their homes, their walkways, and driveways – during a community-wide Luminary Event on April 3 at 7:00 p.m. …

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City of Melrose - Three Ways to Show Support for Ukraine

On Saturday, March 5 Informational Presentation by Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England Community members are invited to join the Ukrainian Cultural Center of New England for an engaging presentation about Ukraine. This is an…

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City of Melrose Will Collect Medical Supplies for Ukrainians

In response to a call for help on Facebook by nonprofit organization Sunflower of Peace, the City of Melrose has announced it will collect donations of medical supplies for Ukrainian orphans, displaced persons, and those most affected by the current…

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City of Melrose - La Qchara: Next Stop on Good Morning with the Mayor Tour

As part of his Good Morning with the the Mayor initiative to support Melrose cafes, restaurants, and other local businesses, Mayor Paul Brodeur invites community members to catch up over a cup of coffee and an arepa at La Qchara this coming Friday,…

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Take The Melrose Community Needs Assessment Survey

The office of Mayor Paul Brodeur has launched a Community Needs Assessment Survey in an effort to collect community feedback around the use of the City’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Community members can complete the four-minute…

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City of Melrose Renames Health Department

The City of Melrose has announced its Health Department has been renamed the Health and Human Services Department. The name change comes as the department expands and reorganizes to increase its mental health services and staff as part of Mayor Paul…

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City of Melrose Hires Recovery and Business Development Director

Melrose has named former Chamber of Commerce Executive Director and Melrose resident Lauren Grymek as the City’s first Director of Economic Recovery and Business Development. Grymek will join the office of Mayor Paul Brodeur on March 1, 2022.…

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City of Melrose News:Mayor Brodeur Will Deliver State of the City Address on MMTV

Mayor Brodeur Will Deliver State of the City Address on MMTV Community Members Can Watch the Address on MMTV's YouTube and Cable Channels POSTED ON: FEBRUARY 20, 2022 - 4:56PM Mayor Brodeur is pictured and the State of the City time and Ways to…

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City of Melrose News: Melrose Men Will Lead 5th Annual White Ribbon Day Event to Speak Out Against Violence Against Women

The Melrose Alliance Against Violence (MAAV) will host its 5th Annual White Ribbon Day Event in collaboration with the City of Melrose on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. The brief event, which calls upon men of all ages to stand up and participate…

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Melrose Reads Program And Melrose Public Library Launch Community-Wide Book Read

The Melrose Reads Program, in partnership with the Melrose Public Library and Melrose Public Schools, is excited to launch the come-back of a community-wide book read! The Melrose Community-Wide Book Read program is designed to encourage Melrose…

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City of Melrose Board of Health Votes on City-Wide Indoor Mask Order

The Melrose Board of Health voted to reverse the City-wide indoor mask order during yesterday’s Public Board of Health meeting. This end to the City-wide indoor mask order, which had previously required face coverings in all public and private…

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City Of Melrose Will Mail Excise Tax Bills on March 1

The City of Melrose will mail out excise tax bills for 2022 on March 1. If residents receive a bill for a vehicle they no longer own, they can contact the Assessor’s office at 781-979-4104 or assessors@cityofmelrose.org. Click Here To View…

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City Of Melrose - 2021 Was a Successful Year for Melrose Community Power

The City’s electricity program, called Melrose Community Power or MCP for short, is celebrating a successful past year, meeting two large milestones. Information about the program, along with forms to sign up for the 100% renewable energy…

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News - The MBTA Is Seeking Feedback On Proposed Fare Changes

The MBTA is introducing changes that aim to improve equity by expanding their products for reduced fare riders and simplifying tariff rules. These suggested changes include: Permanent 5-Day FlexPasses on Commuter Rail Lower pricing for 1-Day…

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Wakefield Health Department To Host Booster Clinic On February 9,2022

The Wakefield Health Department will host a COVID booster vaccination clinic on Wednesday, February 9, from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. in the Hurd School, located at 27 Cordis St. in Wakefield. The clinic is open to individuals aged 12 and over. The…

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City Of Melrose It’s Time to Renew Your Melrose Overnight Parking Pass

Overnight on-street parking on Melrose City streets is prohibited. At this time, only vehicle-owners with an annual overnight parking permit can park in select Melrose Municipal parking lots and MBTA commuter train lots overnight. If you park…

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City Of Melrose News - Apply Today For Fuel Assistance Program, LIHEAP - January 21, 2022

Melrose Cares, and wants ALL residents to stay warm this winter. The non-profit orginization, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), offers a fuel assistance program, LIHEAP, that could help pay your winter heating bill by working…

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Donations Needed to Help Local Vietnam-era Veterans Tour Washington, D.C.

One Way to Donate is Through the Saugus VFW’s GoFundMe Page: www.gofund.me/46aa1f8a The Roll to Washington Committee (R2DC) is providing Vietnam-era Veterans from Melrose, Saugus, and Wakefield with an all-expenses-paid four-day tour of…

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COVID-19 Resources for Melrose Businesses Available Online

COVID-19 is continuing to have a major impact on our local businesses.We recognize the stress that Melrose’s entrepreneurs, workers, and freelancers are under due to the disruption of normal commerce and the current level of uncertainty. The…

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Focus On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion In Melrose

About the DEI Focus Groups: A few weeks ago, the City of Melrose opened up registration for its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) virtual focus groups to all Melrose residents. The City has since decided to move the dates of many of these…

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Attention Parents and Caregivers: Join Free Workshops Featuring Boston Medical Center’s Dr. Emily Kline & Others

The Melrose Education Foundation invites any and all parents and caregivers to sign up for their two upcoming free and virtual Parent University (Parent U) workshops that are taking place on January 18 at 7:00p.m. and January 20 at 7:00p.m. The…

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Melrose Community Members Need Your Help: Sign up to be a Snow Angel Volunteer!

The Melrose Council on Aging’s Snow Angel volunteer program, which matches Melrose community members in need of snow removal support with a high school student or adult volunteer, needs your help to fill 17 open volunteer positions. …

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Melrose Housing Plan Available for Community Feedback

The City of Melrose has released the draft of its Housing Production Plan (HPP) that embodies the community’s vision for the future of Melrose housing plans and communicates how the City will address housing needs over the next five years.…

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Melrose Education Foundation Launches Series of Free Workshops For Parents and Caregivers

The Melrose Education Foundation is launching Parent U, a series of virtual workshops and conversations created to support Melrose parents and caregivers. The workshops and conversations will be facilitated by members of our very own community who…

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COVID-19: What to Do If You Test Positive or are Exposed

Click here to View the COVID-19: What to Do If You Test Positive or are Exposed

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Melrose Offers Residents Two Ways to Dispose of Christmas Trees

Curbside collection of Christmas trees will take place in Melrose starting Monday, January 3 and will continue until Friday, January 14. Trees will be picked up curbside during residents' regularly scheduled collection days (if your trash and…

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Melrose Launches into Second Phase of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment

Residents are encouraged to register as soon as possible for the DEI focus groups, which will take place throughout January, 2022. The City of Melrose has opened registration for the second step of the City’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion…

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City of Melrose Issues Order Requiring Masks in Public Spaces

The City will provide local businesses with quality masks. During a public Board of Health Meeting yesterday, Melrose Board of Health officials voted to reinstate an indoor mask ordinance requiring face coverings for everyone ages 5 and older,…

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The Brodeur Bulletin Podcast: Covid-19 Update, Return to School Edition

Mayor Brodeur sat down on Dec 30th, at MMTV to discuss school reentry after the holiday break with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Julie Kukengberger and Director of Health for the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Anthony Chui. Click here to…

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State Announces Additional COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Sites, Including Active Roxbury Site

Lynn's North Shore Community College Also Named The Baker-Polito Administration announced additional state sponsored COVID-19 vaccine and booster locations in Boston, Roxbury, Lynn, and Taunton. Beginning in early January, eligible residents aged…

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City Of Melrose News - Holiday Week Schedule for the Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works announces the following schedule for the upcoming holiday weeks. Week of Monday, December 20, 2021 All Public Works Offices will be closed on Friday, December 24, including the DPW Operations, Engineering, Water…

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City Of Melrose News - Important Information For Older Homes And Water Connections

Melrose, MA – The City of Melrose recently released important information relevant to older homes and water connections in a letter that the City sent to all water customers. The letter describes ways to ensure that the water residents are…

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City pf Melrose News - The Brodeur Bulletin Podcast: Covid-19 Update

Mayor Brodeur sat down today with Dr. Steven Sbardella, Chief Medical Officer at MelroseWakefield Hospital, and Anthony Chui, Director of Health at City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield, to talk about the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and what the…

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