Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Temple Beth Shalom of Melrose will hold a special Shabbat Service of Healing at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
The Temple Beth Shalom of Melrose will hold a special Shabbat Service of Healing at 7:30 p.m. on Fridiay, according to a Melrose Patch blog post. "The entire community is invited to take part as we come together to deal with the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, and pray for the healing for all who sustained injuries," wrote Arnie Fertig. The Temple is located at 21 E. Foster St. Meanwhile, the First Baptist Church, 561 Main St., plans to focus their 11 a.m. religious service on Sunday around the Boston Marathon tragedy, according to a representative of the church. Melrose Patch attempted to contact all religious institutions in the community and left messages when possible, but no information was received about additional vigils …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The City of Melrose’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD), in conjunction with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), will be hosting a Commuter Rail Corridor Visioning public meeting April 23.
The City of Melrose’s Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD), along with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), will be hosting a Commuter Rail Corridor Visioning public meeting on April 23 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Hall in the GAR Room, according to a city press statement. The visioning meeting will be a discussion about the future of the Tremont Street/Essex Street Corridor, including the areas around the Cedar Park and Highlands Commuter Rail Stations, reads the statement. OPCD and MAPC want public input from Melrose residents, businesses, customers, property owners and other constituents regarding neighborhood planning for the Tremont Street/Essex Street area, according to the statement. Participants will take part in…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The city of Melrose recently launched a new mobil app that will allow residents to report potholes, graffiti and other DPW-related issues.
The city of Melrose recently launched a new mobil app that will allow residents to report potholes, graffiti and other DPW-related issues. The Commonwealth Connect mobile app, powered by SeeClickFix, is free and available for downloading for both iphones and android phones, according to a city press statement. The app is available on the SeeClickFix website. “This is another tool for residents to enhance two way communication with city officials,” said Mayor Rob Dolan in the statement. “The grant, fully funded by the state, allowed the City to implement the smart phone app for residents to immediately report issues such as potholes, missed trash and recycling, and graffiti. This may not be for everyone but I think it will become a popular …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Melrose Police Department E911 Dispatch Center and customer service desk will begin being renovated Jan. 28. During that time, the police station will not be accessible to the public, according to the city.
The Melrose Police Department E911 Dispatch Center and customer service desk will begin being renovated Jan. 28, according to a city press statement. While the renovations are taking place, the police station will not be accessible to the public, according to the statement. "To ensure continued service, there will be a police sub-station on the lower level of City Hall that will be open to the public to accommodate requests for reports, applications, and other administrative police services," reads the statement. "This substation will be staffed by a police officer at all times and can be accessed by the lower-level doors on either side of City Hall." The 911 and dispatch center will be temporarily relocated to a state of the art mobile …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The city of Melrose awarded the Innovation Grants during a ceremony at Memorial Hall Wednesday night.
The city of Melrose awarded Innovation Grants during a ceremony at Memorial Hall Wednesday night. "The seven Innovation Grants announced (Wednesday night) have the potential to impact nearly every student in the Melrose Public Schools system," said Mayor Rob Dolan in an email to Melrose Patch. "The grants range in focus from new methods of teaching writing to our youngest learners at the ECC, to new strategies for empowering our occupational and physical therapists to support learning, to increasing the rigor of courses in core subjects at every grade level of our Middle School and High School. "The Committee received many excellent applications for this first set of Innovation Grants, and not all could be funded. All teachers who …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The city of Melrose unveiled its POW/MIA Chair of Honor during a ceremony Tuesday night at City Hall.
The city of Melrose unveiled its POW/MIA Chair of Honor during a ceremony Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor Rob Dolan, Veteran Services Officer Ryan McLane and others participated in the ceremony. Check out our video coverage of the ceremony.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The city of Melrose recently formed an Early Childhood Committee to provide a resource to parents and caregivers with children under 5.
The city of Melrose recently formed an Early Childhood Committee to provide a resource to parents and caregivers with children under the age of 5. "As you may know, this is one of the city's fastest growing demographics, and I believe it is important to provide a centralized location of resources for this group of residents," said Mayor Rob Dolan in a press statement. The formation of the committee was identified as one of the city's biggest needs during the Our City focus groups, according to the statement. Thanks to the help of Alderman Lavender Bird and resident Gary Romano, goals have been established for the first year of the program which will be led by Melrose parent Andrew Schuyler, the statement notes. During a recent press …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Find out what other areas our readers tabbed as needing improvement in Melrose.
After asking what should be the city of Melrose's top priority in 2013, our readers want to see improvements made to the Melrose Highlands area. "The Melrose Highlands business district needs a complete facelift to bring it back on par with the rest of the city," said reader Patrick Hardy. Reader KGV said, "Getting (the Melrose) Highlands area ready for Whole Foods. Need new traffic lights with turn signals at Franklin (Street), for instance. "Also, draw new stores in that area to create it as a destination." Readers also wanted to see more information from the city with regard to taxes and fees. "Greater forthrightness about the scale of tax and fee increases over the past decade," wrote reader Percy. "...Our city officials need to be …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
With 2012 in the books, we want to know: What should be the city of Melrose's top priority in 2013? Let us know by posting a comment in the comments section below.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Power is expected to be restored to 24 homes that remain in the dark since Hurricane Sandy hit Melrose on Monday.
Power is expected to be restored to two dozen homes that remain in the dark since Hurricane Sandy hit Melrose on Monday, according to a city press statement. "Power has been restored to all but 24 households (as of 2 p.m. Thursday), and we expect them to have their electricity back by the end of the day (Friday)," reads the statement. At the peak of the outages, 384 National Grid customers in Melrose were without power, according to the city. Post-Sandy Cleanup Tree and debris cleanup is underway and may be completed by the end of next week, according to the statement. "All downed trees will be removed by the end of the week, and DPW crews will continue picking up branches and tree limbs next week," reads the statement. "Street sweeping …