Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets.
Updated at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday An 88-year-old pedestrian died after being struck by a MBTA bus in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets Tuesday night, according to Kenneth Green, deputy chief for the MBTA Transit Police. Police responded to the accident scene at the corner of Franklin and Pratt Streets at 7:06 p.m. Melrose Police and Fire units also responded. Based on their initial investigation, police believe the 88-year-old man was crossing the street when he was struck by the 131 Melrose Highlands bus. The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene and later transported to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. "The victim was attempting to cross the street," Green said. "The bus was …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A car crashed into a telephone pole in the area of Trenton Street and West Wyoming Avenue.
A car crashed into a telephone pole in the area of Trenton Street and West Wyoming Avenue. Melrose Police and Fire responded to the crash, which occurred sometime before 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to an unconfirmed scanner report. The vehicle was towed from the scene, according to the report. Verizon was notified and expected to visually inspect the damage to the pole, according to the report. It is unclear whether anyone was injured in the crash. We will post any updates we receive.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
A person fell into a ditch and needed to be extricated Tuesday morning on Port Street, according to a scanner report. We'll provide additional details as we receive them.
A person fell into a ditch on Porter Street and needed to be rescued Tuesday morning, according to a scanner report. At around 9 a.m., Melrose Police and Fire officers responded to Porter Street for a report of a person that fell in a ditch requiring extrication, according to the report. A box alarm was reportedly triggered. The person's condition is currently unknown. We'll provide additional details as we receive them.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Students learned a variety of ways to keep safe as they play.
[Editor's note: The following information derives from a press statement submitted by the Melrose Mayor's Office.] On July 8, 9 and 10th, 50 four-to-six year olds had fun learning and exploring topics such as Fire Attire, Weather Worries, and Bicycle Safety during a three-day adventure at the Melrose Common Tot Lot. Water safety, first aid, and how to approach a dog were other topics that experts from YMCA, Melrose-Wakefield Hospital and Canine Control discussed with the children. At the end of the program, the children walked away with new safety skills and sticker filled passports showing all that they accomplished. “Safety Town is a great way for children to learn important lessons in a familiar environment,” said Mayor Rob Dolan, who…