Weekly Recap: Low Solar Energy Rates, City Upgrades and New Firefighters

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 Stories 

  • Melrose businesses and residents qualify for lower solar energy rates than rates for traditional sources of energy under the Solarize Massachusetts Program (Solarize Mass), announced Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) CEO Alicia Barton McDevitt in a press statement.
  • Mayor Rob Dolan recently discussed how the city will be upgrading the police station and 911 communications center. The city plans to make $450,000 in improvements to the police station, including improving the work areas for dispatch, customer service and the detectives. The majority of the changes will take place on the second floor, as there will be new flooring, fresh paint and new furniture. Meanwhile, the aging communications center will get an overhaul as well.
  • Mayor Rob Dolan swore in the two newest members of the Melrose Fire Department in a brief ceremony in City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, according to a city press statement. The city's newest firefighters are Patrick Rose and Jeremy Marrache.


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