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Weekly Recap: Volunteer Park, Fourth of July Plans and More

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 Article of the Week

Fourth grader Mary-Kate Mahoney's idea to honor the city's volunteers came to fruition last Thursday, when .

Fourth of July

Melrose marks Independence Day with the annual at Mount Hood.

Looking for fireworks displays near Melrose?

From Boston Pops-backed fireworks to porta-potties, if you're heading into Boston, here's all you

Tall ships are in Boston now through July 6 to celebrate the USS Constitution and the bicentennial of the War of 1812—.

MBTA

Beginning July 8, and going until Dec. 28, , according to the MBTA.

Commuter rail riders getting onboard at Wyoming Hill, Cedar Park or Melrose Highlands stations will pay an

As of today, Sunday, July 1, you to add value to your CharlieCard.

Police and Fire

The was due to complications following an emergency cesarean section, but both mother and newborn daughter are now home and doing well, according to the woman's husband and proud new dad.

Melrose Police were busy last weekend with power outages and storm damage, .

Goverment

The as the city makes drainage improvements to alleviate flooding problems on the field, according to Melrose City Hall.

Melrose has the , in terms of percentage of total property value.

A special act of the state Legislature that would allow for the , and then using the revenue from those sales to rehabilitate existing Melrose Housing Authority (MHA) properties and purchase more homes to convert to affordable apartments, reached Gov. Deval Patrick's desk this week.

Schools

Cindy Constantino writes about the , the special education department, in a letter to the editor.

Election 2012

Republican congressional candidate .

Real Estate

While statewide foreclosure activity rose again in May, , according to the latest figures from The Warren Group.

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