Wanted: Your photos for NRHS graduation supplement!...

May 14, 2021 by

Published May 13, 2021 Every year, the Transcript publishes a supplement highlighting North Reading High School graduates. To celebrate the Class of 2021, we would like to include photos of seniors taken in individual or group settings, both in and out of class, from this academic year. To do so, we need your help, since due to COVID-19 regulations our access to attend many milestone events for the senior class was limited. Send your high resolution senior photographs as jpg attachments to: [email protected] Please include a brief description of each submission and identify who is in the photograph, from left to right. We will use as many as we can fit. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 28 at...

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Field house of dreams

May 13, 2021 by

Published in the May 13, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA If the town is still divided as a result of the Warrior logo issue, you wouldn’t have known it from last Saturday’s Town Meeting, where things were so congenial, I feared a chorus of “Kumbaya” might break out at any moment. Mercifully, the proceedings came to a close before anything so unseemly could transpire. Compared to last June’s Town Meeting, where long-held personal animosities boiled over, you could almost smell the spirit of community that filled the high school field house last Saturday. Or maybe it was just the lingering odor of gym socks. Of course, small numbers are conducive to maintaining decorum, and 112 is a small number even by COVID standards. Low attendance often means little discussion, another plus when it comes...

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Youth Council looks back at busy first year...

May 13, 2021 by

Published in the May 13, 2021 edition. By MARK SARDELLA WAKEFIELD — The Youth Council was formed a year ago, and this week several members went before the Town Council to provide an update on their maiden year. Youth Council chairman Jack Dubow began by thanking adult advisor Catherine Dhingra, describing her as “absolutely amazing.” Next, he introduced Youth Council member Alyssa Toppi to review the ways that the Youth Council has engaged with the community. Toppi talked about the Youth Council’s social media presence, noting that their Instagram and Facebook accounts have similar content, such as meeting announcements with links, posts about town events and materials related to Youth Council initiatives. Meeting announcements are posted on the Instagram and Facebook pages two days before meetings, she said, and a reminder is posted the day of the meeting along with the...

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Memorial Day events planned

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — This Memorial Day, Mayor Paul Brodeur, the Melrose Veterans’ Advisory Board, and the Melrose Veterans’ Services Office invite the public to join us in honoring, remembering, and respecting the sacrifices made by the brave men and women of the military. The traditional decoration of the graves and retiring of the flags will take place at Wyoming Cemetery on Saturday, May 29, 2021, starting at 10 a.m. The Melrose Memorial Day Ceremony will be on Sunday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at the Knoll (Lynn Fells Parkway – across the street from the Melrose Veterans’ Memorial Middle School). Following the ceremony at the Knoll we will proceed to the Vietnam Memorial on Main Street and then continue on to the Honor Roll to conclude the days’ observances. Please note...

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Lincoln St. man eyes SC seat

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — A Lincoln Street man has expressed interest in running for School Committee this year. At the end of a busy first week of the 2021 city election season, John P. Connelly of 10 Lincoln St. pulled nomination papers on Friday, May 7 for one of the three four-year school board seats open this cycle. He will now need to get at least 20 local registered voters to sign his nomination papers. So far, Connelly joins current School Committee members Jennifer M. McAndrew and John Obremski as election hopefuls. Election day is November 2. Each available seat on the 11-member City Council has also drawn interest. Current Councilors-at-Large Christopher C. Cinella, Jack Eccles, Maya Jamaleddine and Leila B. Migliorelli took out nomination papers last week. So did Manjula N. Karamcheti in Ward...

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DPW hosts paper shredding event Saturday...

May 13, 2021 by

Published May 14, 2021 MELROSE — The DPW will host a paper shredding event Saturday, May 15 at the City Yard on Tremont Street from 8 a.m. to noon. Residents may bring one file box per household, which will be taken free of charge. Each additional box will cost $5 and please remember that only checks are accepted. As with each Saturday event, DPW will also be accepting: TV’s, monitors & laptops (all $20), metal goods ($25), tires ($2 to $8), mercury items, CFL bulbs, clothes, books and dried latex paint (all free). City Yard stickers will also be available with proof of residency. For more information visit https://www.cityofmelrose.org/trash-recycling or email...

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