Monday, May 6, 2013
Check out some of the top stories on Melrose Patch last week.
Here are some of the top stories on Melrose Patch last week: Melrose Business to Help Boston Marathon Bombing Victim from Stoneham: Melrose-based Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet will be raising money for Marc Fucarile, a Boston Marathon bombing victim from Stoneham. Madison Ave of Melrose to Host Fashion Show Friday: The fashion show is slated for 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at the Mt. Hood Clubhouse. Burbine Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Abuse Charges in Essex County: John Burbine, a former Wakefield resident, is facing 100 child sex charges in Middlesex County also has case in Essex County after accuser came forward. Complete Election Results for Senate Primary in Melrose: Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, and longtime …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Melrose-based Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet will be raising money for Marc Fucarile, a Boston Marathon bombing victim from Stoneham.
Melrose-based Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet will be raising money for Marc Fucarile, a Boston Marathon bombing victim from Stoneham, according to store owner Rebecca Beraldi. Charitable Cause Beraldi, of Andover, will be having a fundraiser to benefit Fucarile on June 1 at her store, which has been in Melrose for 3 1/2 years. Fifteen percent of the store's total sales for that day, as well as all donations received from raffles, will go directly to Fucarile, she said. "The fun part of it all will be starting at noon (on June 1)," she said. "We're going to have a beer vendor, a wine vendor and I have two food vendors but I'm hoping to get three more. "I'm very pleased with the generosity. I have not soliticed donations for raffles. We were …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Dr. Carl Conui, who has performed surgeries at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital, helped people injured during the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday afternoon.
When bombs were detonated near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, Dr. Carl Conui described the scene as a "war zone." Conui, 44, of Stoneham, who works at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists which has offices in Reading and Somerville, has served as a volunteer at the Boston Marathon for about 15 years. He also has performed surgeries at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Common Foot Ailments on Race Day At past marathons, Conui said that the typical types of injuries he has dealt with include blisters, damage to nails, sprains, strains, assisting with physical therapy and dehydration issues that cropped up at last year's race due to the hot weather. "This year it was interesting because I told the students that this …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Lokin, a greyhound from Melrose, was hit by a car on March 28 on Franklin Street in Stoneham. The family needs financial support to cover the dog's medical expenses.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
[Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Melrose Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.] The Melrose Police Department has an anonymous tip line: 781-665-TIPS (8477). To text a tip to the Melrose Police Department, text MELROSE to 847411 (TIP411). The tip line is sponsored by the Melrose Police and the Melrose Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition. The following is a sampling of entries from the Melrose Police log: Stoneham Man Accused of Drunk Driving At 8:08 p.m. March 17, Melrose Police responded to West Wyoming Avenue on a report of a suspicious motor vehicle in the area. The caller reported seeing an erratic motor vehicle, described as a Chrystler Sebring …
Friday, November 16, 2012
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will begin work to replace a water meter on Nov. 26.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) will begin work to replace a water meter on Monday, Nov. 26, according to a press statement. "This work may cause discolored water in parts of Melrose and Stoneham in the areas around West Wyoming and the Fellsway (east of Ravine Terrace) for up to three days," reads the statement. "There will be no impacts to water pressure." If discolored water does occur, it will result from a small amount of iron in the pipes, reads the statement. While safe for drinking, cooking and other uses, "iron will stain light colored items in your laundry, especially when bleach is used," according to the statement. Residents should check water clarity before washing any white or lighter colored laundry …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Check out the Five Things column for Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Here are five things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 17: 1. Last chance: Wednesday, Oct. 17 is the voting registration deadline in Massachusetts. Citizens not registered to vote in Melrose and who will be 18 years or older on or before Nov. 6, can register by mail or in person at the City Clerk’s Office. Registration hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Town Clerk's Office. 2. Tremors felt: A 4.0 magnitude earthquake in Maine Tuesday night was felt across much of New England, including Stoneham, but no major damage or injuries were reported immediately after the quake, according to Gov. Deval Patrick's Office. 3. Round two: President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney held their second presidential debate Tuesday night. Let us …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Eugene Ledonne, 76, of Stoneham, was arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court on charges of leaving the scene of accident after causing personal injury and assault and battery dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) stemming from an accident in Melrose Sunday.
A Stoneham man accused of running over a motorcyclist at a Melrose intersection Sunday morning pleaded not guilty to charges in a Malden court on Tuesday, according to officials. Eugene Ledonne, 76, of Stoneham, pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of accident after causing personal injury and assault and battery dangerous weapon (motor vehicle) in Malden District Court, according to Stephanie Guyotte of Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone's Office. Judge Matthew Nestor released Ledonne on $300 bail with conditions of no driving and no contact with the victim, Guyotte added. Ledonne's next court appearance will be on Sept. 26, as he's scheduled for a pre-trial conference, according to Guyotte. Melrose Police said in a …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Check out our sampling of open houses in the Melrose area.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Officials are urging the public to take precautions against West Nile virus.
Three more human cases of West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Middlesex County and the threat level is being raised in several communitites, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. In response, the DPH has raised the WNV threat level to "high" in the following communities: Chelsea, Everett, Lexington, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Revere, Saugus and Winthrop. Also, the threat level is being raised to "moderate" in other towns: Bedford, Burlington, Lincoln, Stoneham, Wakefield, Winchester and Woburn. WNV mosquito cases have been confirmed in 97 towns statewide this year and the state on pace to have the highest number of cases since 2000, according to the DPH. Below are precautions to take against contracting West Nile …