Check out what places will be open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Melrose.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The city of Melrose will be hosting the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Potluck Dinner and Family Program on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Melrose.
The city of Melrose will be hosting the 18th annual Martin Luther King Day Potluck Dinner and Family Program on Monday, Jan. 21 at 5 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Melrose, according to the city's Human Rights Commission's website. The city will be "celebrating the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 50th Anniversary of his monumental 'I Have a Dream' speech," reads the site. If you plan to attend the free dinner, the event committee asks that you bring a main dish or dessert to serve 4-6 people with ingredients noted on an index card, according to the site. The potluck dinner is slated for 5 p.m. The family program, which includes Judge Martin’s remarks and a short music performance, will kick off at 6 p.…
Five things you probably don't know about Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Good morning, Melrose! Today, Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Day. Here are five things you probably don't know about the nation's youngest holiday. 1. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed on Jan. 20, 1986. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. 2. Not every state was anxious to acknowledge the Federal holiday. In 1991, the New Hampshire legislature created "Civil Rights Day." In 1999, "Civil Rights Day" was officially changed to "Martin Luther King Day." South Carolina was the last state to recognize the day as a paid holiday for all state employees, when Gov. Jim Hodges signed a bill to make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday an official state …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Federal and state offices are closed but many businesses are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Massachusetts observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday (actually on Jan. 15). While King's Birthday is one of 10 holidays recognized by the federal government, the feds don't require employers to pay workers for this holiday from work. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid holiday as part of a benefits package because most other employers do the same. And according to the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office, business and commercial activities may operate as usual. Here's a look at what's open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Melrose: Closed • Melrose city offices • Melrose Public Library • Melrose schools • Post offices and regular deliveries. • Bank offices; although some…
Monday, January 14, 2013
If you are a Melrose business owner, tell us what your hours of operation will be on Martin Luther King Day by posting a comment below.
Are you a Melrose business owner? Is your business going to be open or closed on Martin Luther King Day? If so, let us know what your hours of operation will be on the holiday by posting that information in a comment in the comments section below. We are compiling a list of Melrose businesses open on Martin Luther King Day and would like to add yours to the list.