Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sealing windows and adding insulation to your home can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Time is money, the old adage goes, but so is a well-winterized house. Stopping air leakages can take as much as 30 percent off your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Check out these three tips for closing up air leaks around your home: Here is a sampling of Melrose-area businesses that may be able to help you with your insulation projects:
Monday, May 13, 2013
Find out what is happening in Melrose on Monday, May 13.
Here is the 5 Things column for Monday, May 13 for Melrose: 1. Nice day: It is expected to be sunny, with temperatures peaking around 64 before dipping to an overnight low of about 39, according to the National Weather Service forecast for Melrose. 2. Historical Commission session: The Melrose Historical Commission is slated to meet from 7-8:45 p.m. Monday at Melrose Public Library, according to the library website. 3. Local meetings: Here is a look at the meetings scheduled Monday in Melrose, according to the city website: 4. New editor: Starting Monday, Editor Chris Caesar will be the new editor of Melrose Patch, as Mark Ouellette returns to Stoneham Patch. Previously, Caesar served as co-editor of Melrose Patch with Ouellette for a …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Minor McLain, 88, a longtime resident of Melrose and World War II veteran, died on his way to the local VFW following a tragic accident on Tuesday evening.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Whole Foods is expected to open at the former Johnnie's Foodmaster site sometime before late September, according to a company spokeswoman.
Whole Foods Market is expected to open at the former Johnnie's Foodmaster site sometime before late September, according to a company spokeswoman. "While we don’t have an opening date set at this time ... Whole Foods Market Melrose will open before our fiscal year ends in late September," said Heather McCready, a spokeswoman for Whole Foods, in an email to Melrose Patch. Whole Foods purchased the former Johnnie's location at 880 Main St. last year, and is currently in the process of renovating the 29,000-square-foot space, according to McCready. No employees have been hired at the store yet, but the company anticipates hiring 150-200 full and part-time team members, according to McCready. "We have not yet begun the hiring process, but when…
Melrose resident Elizabeth Dunn will be opening her first dance studio, Shine On Performing Arts, in late June to early July.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Legislation filed in aftermath of John Burbine arrest aims to fix weaknesses in the state's sex offender registry system.
Local lawmakers and Wakefield’s chief of police were among those calling for changes to the state’s sex offender laws during a Tuesday hearing at the State House. State Sen. Katherine Clark, who represents Melrose, chaired the Joint Committee on the Judiciary hearing, focused on a bill she and State Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose) are sponsoring. The legislation aims to address weaknesses in the sex offender registry system that were brought to light by the John Burbine child sex abuse case. Burbine allegedly sexually abused children from in and around Melrose. Wakefield Police Chief Rick Smith testified at the hearing and was quoted in a Boston Herald report talking about how last summer a parent came to the station asking for information …
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Find out what else is happening on Wednesday, May 8 in Melrose.
Here is the 5 Things column for Wednesday, May 8 in Melrose: 1. Use your noggin: Trivia Night at Absolutely Fabulous runs from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday. Prizes will be awarded to the winners at the free event. 2. Bible study: There will be a Bible study session at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Melrose Highlands Congregational Church. 3. City meetings: Here is a look at city sessions planned for Wednesday, according to the city of Melrose website: 4. Advertising options abound: Interested in advertising on Melrose Patch? Contact Ad Manager Joseph Mastrorio at email@example.com. 5. In case you missed it: An 88-year-old Melrose pedestrian was struck and killed in a MBTA bus accident Tuesday night in the area of Franklin and Pratt Streets. Use …
Local students at Austin Prep earn awards.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Melrose resident Jennifer Linnane will be participating in The American Diabetes Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes® by riding in the annual Tour de Cure®.