Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The city of Melrose will be having a ceremony and wreath laying to pay tribute to the Boston Marathon victims at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Clarence DeMar Memorial at Ell Pond.
The city of Melrose will be having a ceremony and wreath laying to pay tribute to the Boston Marathon victims at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Clarence DeMar Memorial at Ell Pond Park, according to a press statement. The event, which is open to the public, will honor "those who were killed and injured in the Boston Marathon bombings and to celebrate the Melrose runners in this year's Boston Marathon," reads the statement. Three people died and more than 100 injured when two bombs detonated near the finish line shortly before 3 p.m. Monday during the race. The event will begin with a brief ceremony and laying of a wreath at the memorial on Main Street to remember those who were killed and injured, according to the statement. Following…
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The concert is at 8 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hall.
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Mayor Rob Dolan and the Melrose Recreation Department are collaborating on a project to collect sporting equipment and apparel for the nation of Haiti.
Mayor Rob Dolan and the Melrose Recreation Department are collaborating on a project to collect sporting equipment and apparel for the nation of Haiti, according to a city press statement. Melrosian Rebecca Zama is heading up the project, according to the statement. "This is a wonderful opportunity to help the children of Haiti," said Dolan in the statement, "and I want to commend Rebecca for taking the initiative to do this. It is a big undertaking, but I know her efforts will make a difference in many children’s lives." In January 2010, an earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and displaced nearly a million in Haiti. Many of Haiti's schools and facilities were damaged, while residents were left without many basic supplies. "Our goal…
Monday, February 25, 2013
A White House report gives examples of where federal aid would be cut in Massachusetts. Mayor of Melrose Rob Dolan discusses his concerns related to the sequester.
Massachusetts would see more than $91 million in federal funds cut from a myriad of programs if Congress fails to act this week to avoid the sequester, the Obama Administration said Sunday. In a move designed to pressure Republicans into accepting new taxes on the wealthy as part of a deal to prevent the sequester from taking effect on Friday, the White House released reports that outlined how those cuts would impact individual states, The Huffington Post reported. Here are some examples of what's on the chopping block for us here in Massachusetts, according to the report: After the reports were released, congressional Republicans criticized the Obama administration for the PR move, The Huffington Post reported. “Rather than issuing last-…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
There will be no school on Monday for Melrose Public Schools, according to a city press statement. St. Mary's will also be closed on Monday, according to the WHDH website.
There will be no school on Monday for Melrose Public Schools, according to a city press statement. St. Mary of the Annunciation School will also be closed on Monday, according to the WHDH website. "Because of the high volume of snow due to this weekend’s storm, Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore and I have decided to cancel school on Monday," Mayor Rob Dolan said in the statement, adding that the decision is for safety reasons and also to give parents time to make child care arrangements for Monday. "All of our schools are in small, tight residential neighborhoods, where the streets are narrow and the schools are surrounded by critical intersections: Ruggles at Howard, Ashcroft at Upham, Glendower at Whitman, Everett Street," Dolan …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The city of Melrose will have an emergency parking ban in place starting at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Mayor Rob Dolan's blog.
The city of Melrose will have an emergency parking ban in place starting at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Mayor Rob Dolan's blog. The parking ban also includes the downtown parking areas, according to the blog. The ban expires at noon on Sunday. "Please stay off the roads during the storm and afterwards so we can clear the streets," Dolan says in the blog. "Conditions will be dangerous and our snow operations will be in full effect." He later added: "The forecast is for heavy snow and poor visibility Friday evening, and we strongly recommend that everyone stay off the roads after 1 p.m."
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The Melrose Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Rob Dolan's proposed 26 percent pay increase at their meeting Monday night at City Hall.
The Melrose Board of Aldermen approved Mayor Rob Dolan's proposed 26 percent pay increase at their meeting Monday night at City Hall. After hearing from more than a dozen residents who supported the raise and a few opposed to it, the Aldermen ultimately approved the pay increase, 8-3. Aldermen Donald Conn, Jr., Jaclyn Bird and Monica Medeiros opposed Dolan's proposal. The Aldermen followed in the footsteps of the Appropriations Committe, which voted 8-3 to recommend the mayor's pay increase at their Jan. 28 session. With the committee comprised of Aldermen, the Aldermen that comprised the dissenting vote reiterated their stances from the week prior. "I would support an increase in the mayoral salary, but not $125,000," Conn said, adding …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Check out the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Monday, Feb. 4.
Here is the Melrose Patch 5 Things column for Monday, Feb. 4: 1. Mayor's proposed pay raise: The Melrose Board of Aldermen will review Mayor Rob Mayor's proposed 26 percent pay increase during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. The Appropriations Committee passed a motion on Dolan's request for a pay increase during their meeting on Jan. 28. 2. Tax help: Tax counselors will be available to help disabled people and individuals over 60 with any tax questions they may have from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Milano Senior Center. The tax counselors will be available on Mondays from Feb. 4 through April 8. 3. Cold temps: It is expected to be sunny with temperatures reaching a high of about 34 during the day Monday, according to the …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Check out some of the top posts on Melrose Patch this week.
Here's a look at some of the top posts on Melrose Patch this week: Aldermen to Review Mayor Dolan's Proposed Pay Raise: The Melrose Appropriations Committee passed a motion on Mayor Rob Dolan's request for a 26 percent raise during their meeting Monday night at City Hall. The Board of Aldermen will review the order on Monday, Feb. 4. Menino Hosts Massachusetts Delegation of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: Since the Newtown school tragedy, 14 Massachusetts mayors, including Mayor of Melrose Rob Dolan, have joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition. MHS Students Organize Food Pantry Collection Drive: Melrose High School students will be running a Peanut Butter Valentines collection drive in February to benefit the Servant's Heart Food …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan will meet with Boston Mayor Tom Menino and the Massachusetts delegation of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns on Thursday.
Melrose Mayor Rob Dolan will head into Boston Thursday and join more than a dozen Massachusetts mayors to discuss ways to move forward with gun reform. The meeting will include Massachusetts mayors who are a part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-chaired by Boston Mayor Tom Menino. According to a press statement issued by Menino's office Wednesday, Thursday's meeting will feature discussion on how to "continue to pressure Congress to take action on common sense gun control." The mayors will talk over ways to mobilize constituents and build support for gun reform, the press statement said. They will also film a PSA asking for plan to prevent gun violence. Dolan is one of 26 Massachusetts mayors who have joined the Mayors …