School starts August 30

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 18, 2017 edition MELROSE — It won’t be much longer now. Following is some important back to school information. The first day of school for Melrose Public School children entering kindergarten through grade 12 is Wednesday, August 30. Melrose Public Schools are closed on Friday, September 1, and Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. School will resume on Tuesday, September 5 at its normal time. School hours Elementary (grades kindergarten to 5): The school day begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 2:22 p.m.  On...

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Fund set up to help attack victims

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition MELROSE — Eastern Bank located at 441 Main St., Melrose, has set up an account in the name of Carol Ferreira a/k/a “The Ferreira Family Fund” to benefit both Carol Ferreira and her 81-year-old mother Bernadette Ferreira, victims of a brutal attack which took place over the course of several hours earlier this month. Donations can be made at any bank branch of Eastern Bank or mailed to the 441 Main St., Melrose address. The victims, Carol and Bernadette Ferreira were hospitalized due to the injuries...

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Ferreira captured

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Local Headline News, Melrose News, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 11, 2017 edition WESTBOROUGH — John C. Ferreira, the 54 year old suspected of viciously attacking his mother and sister in their Vinton Street home, has been apprehended by Westborough Police. According to a source, he was still in a Toyota he allegedly stole from his mother’s 99 Vinton St. home. Ferreira also had the same Rottweiler with him that he did when he left the city after the Friday attack. He faces serious charges: attempted murder, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, assault with a dangerous weapon...

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Melrose High announces 2017 Hall of Fame inductees

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition MELROSE—The Melrose Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce their 2017 class. Nine Melrose High School athletes, one coach and one team represent the inductees of Melrose High to be honored at the 16th Melrose Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 16. The event will be held at the Learning Commons at Melrose High School at 4:30 p.m. with a banquet to follow at 6:00 pm. at Memorial Hall on Main Street. Tickets will be for sale at Tarpey Insurance on West Foster Street in...

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Melrose 10-year-olds are District 12 Jimmy Fund champs

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Published in the August 11, 2017 edition MELROSE — On a perfect August morning for baseball, the Melrose Little League 10 year old’s defeated Somerville to capture the District 12 Jimmy Fund Championship by a final score of 10-0.  With the championship game victory, Melrose capped a perfect three week run through the tournament with an impressive 9-0 record, outscoring their opponents 113-30 along the way. Melrose used great pitching, timely hitting, aggressive base running and solid defense. Melrose advanced to the finals by way of a 10-0...

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20 Melrose riders participate in Pan-Mass Challenge

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Melrose Sports, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 11, 2017 edition By DAN PAWLOWSKI Twenty Melrose residents participated in last weekend’s 2017 Pan-Mass Challenge. Founded in 1980, the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) is an annual bike-a-thon across Massachusetts that today raises more money for charity than any other single event in the country. The PMC donates 100 percent of every rider-raised dollar to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The PMC combines support from cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. Their mission is “to attain maximum...

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Ann S. Bishop

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in Melrose Obituaries, Melrose Weekly News | Comments Off

Published in the August 18, 2017 edition LYNNFIELD — Ann S. Bishop of Lynnfield died on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. Formerly of Wilmington, Ann had been a Lynnfield resident for over 44 years. Mrs. Bishop spent 25 years of her life as a Real Estate professional in the towns of Winchester and Lynnfield. She was the beloved wife of 62 years of the late Frank R. Bishop, a decorated World War II veteran. She was the devoted mother to Barbara A. Heiss and her husband Frederick W. Heiss, M.D., of...

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Shawn P. Demenkow, 47

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition MAYSVILLE, NC — Master Sergeant Shawn P. Demenkow, USMC, Retired, passed away at home in Maysville, NC, on August 8. He was 47 years old.  Shawn was born on June 12, 1970 and grew up in Wakefield. He was a beloved son to his mother, Barbara (Dickenson) Hallstrom and her husband, Robert Hallstrom of Sebago, ME; and to his father, Paul Demenkow and his wife, Frances (Ahern) Demenkow of North Reading. He was the cherished brother of Victoria (Demenkow) Lee and her husband, Gino Lee of Tucker, GA, and...

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Joan L. Mahoney, 79

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Published in the August 18, 2017 edition ELIOT, Maine — Joan L. (Selig) Mahoney, of Eliot, Maine, and formerly a longtime resident of Malden, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, August 12, at age 79. Joan was born in Malden on February 18, 1938, one of three children of the late Earl and Anne (Waterman) Selig. She was raised in Malden where she attended Malden High School and met her husband of 63 years, Arthur F. Mahoney. They were married on January 10, 1954 and raised a family of three sons in Malden. She and Arthur lived in the...

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