Saturday, December 29, 2012
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is instituting a parking ban starting at 9 p.m. Saturday due to the snowstorm, according to a State Police press statement.
Updated at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is instituting a parking ban starting at 9 p.m. Saturday due to the snowstorm, according to a State Police press statement. "...The Department of Conservation and Recreation or DCR will institute a parking ban on all of their roads in anticipation of the pending storm," reads the statement. "These roads are all around parks, waterways and areas generally patrolled by the State Police. "All vehicles not removed from these areas will be towed to allow for snow removal and emergency access." State Police initially reported the ban would begin at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, but sent out a second press statement with the corrected time of 9 p.m.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
That's what we learned from last week's poll.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Last Wednesday, Melrose Patch asked you what you thought about the experiment of making Ravine Road one-way from Fellsway East to Woodland Road. Between then and Tuesday at noon, 155 people had voted in the poll. The results? Susanne Guirakhoo suggested that the DCR construct a rotary at that intersection instead of making Ravine Road a one-way street. "There seems to be enough space, and rotaries are the best way to direct traffic in a civilized manner," she wrote in the comments section. "This intersection can be like feeding time in a lions' cage sometimes. I do think Ravine Road is needed to help alleviate traffic at W. Wyoming and Pond, especially during rush hour." What do you think of the results of the poll? If you didn't have …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The DCR commissioner said all of the agency’s deepwater pools will be closed while a review of safety and operations procedures is undertaken over the next 24 to 48 hours, according to The Boston Globe.
The Lloyd Memorial Pool on Tremont Street in Melrose and 29 other swimming pools operated by the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are closed until further notice, after a woman's body was found floating in a Fall River DCR pool last night, the Boston Globe reports. The Globe reported that authorities said Marie Joseph, 36, was found floating in the Veteran’s Memorial Swimming Pool at Lafayette Park, and that DCR Commissioner Edward M. Lambert Jr. said in a statement that the agency’s deepwater pools will be closed while a review of safety and operations procedures is undertaken over the next 24 to 48 hours. The DCR's Lloyd Memorial Pool at 49 Tremont St. in Melrose—sometimes referred to as the "MDC Pool" harkening back…
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Melrose drivers are advised to seek alternate routes if possible from 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night through 5:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
Drivers should avoid the intersection of West Wyoming Avenue and the Lynn Fells Parkway tonight, according a state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) traffic advisory. The advisory issued on Tuesday states that the DCR will be paving West Wyoming Avenue in Stoneham and the Western-most portion of the Lynn Fells Parkway, starting at the Pond Street and West Wyoming intersection, from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night through 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. "Motorists are advised to expect delays and to seek alternate routes if possible," the advisory said. A little further away, but possibly impacting Melrose, starting today the DCR has closed the left lane closure on the Fellsway West southbound ramp from Roosevelt Circle to Fulton …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Lloyd Memorial Pool in Melrose is not open until June 25, but Melrosians don't have to travel far to find waterfronts staffed with DCR lifeguards.
The Lloyd Memorial Pool in Melrose is not scheduled to open until June 25, but in response to high temperatures and humidity this week, the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has announced extended hours and lifeguard services at various DCR beaches, spray decks and wading pools. The DCR announced in a press release that the following DCR waterfronts will have additional lifeguard coverage for Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10. These beaches normally are not staffed on weekdays during the pre-season. After Friday, they will resume their weekends-only staffing until June 18, after which they will be staffed seven days a week through the summer: Both the Artesani and the Lee Wading in Boston have been open only on …