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Weekly Recap: Elizabeth Warren, Water Rates, Downtown Improvements

A look back at Melrose's top stories of the week.

Here are some of the highlights from Melrose Patch's news coverage this past week. This is only a small sample—to see all the coverage, click on the News tab on the navigation bar.

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Top Three Articles of the Week

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren joined us for a live chat with Patch readers on Friday. Many of the questions submitted were about her position on healthcare, job creation and the affordability of higher education. , or a .

, as the city aims to address a year-end deficit in the sewer budget and start a three-year savings plan for both the water and sewer budgets.

The Melrose Department of Public Works is currently working on developing a condensed schedule for that aims to minimize the impact on Main Street businesses and customers.

Election 2012

Voters will answer on the ballot this November. after the secretary of state approved them on Wednesday.

Business

A spokesman for Pembroke Real Estate, the current owner of Oak Grove Village,  confirmed that Pembroke is in .

Police and Fire

There were two arrests and a summons in .

Schools

Joshua Yee will receive a $2,000 yearly scholarship to attend Boston University as the and he's our Whiz Kid of the Week.

Opinion

Considering that the City of Melrose plans to improve sidewalks downtown and do neighborhood improvements in the Highlands, .

Last week, Melrose Patch polled you on the best local fireworks display in the Boston metropolitan area. Between then and Tuesday morning, 23 had voted, and .

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