THE CITY’S PUBLIC parklets, returning this month, require just one commitment from the community: cleanliness. (City of Melrose Photo)



MELROSE — The City of Melrose has announced the following for the week of May 6 through May 10.

Return of parklets comes with a request to keep them clean: The City’s public parklets will be reinstalled this month for the community’s enjoyment. While the parklets are open to all, they require one commitment from the community: cleanliness. Please do your part to keep these shared spaces clean for everyone to enjoy. In addition to the parklets, the public can gather at Central Terrace located between Rising Eagle Publick House and the Melrose Family YMCA. To learn about other wayfinding and placemaking initiatives by the City, visit

DPW begins work to rehab sewer system and reduce treatment costs: This week, the Melrose Department of Public Works launched efforts to remove infiltration and inflow (I/I) from the City’s sewer system. This operation, known as the cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) lining will extend the operating life of the sewer system and prevent infiltration of groundwater into sewer pipes. The project will also reduce the city’s flow to the MWRA and thus our sewer treatment costs. Work will occur over the next three to four months at various locations City-wide. Residents on the streets to be impacted will receive multiple advance notices. Questions about the program can be directed to the Engineering Division at 781-979-4172. For more information, visit

Melrose residents will receive direct mail on new trash and recycling program: You’ve got mail! In the next week or so, all Melrose residents will receive an educational postcard about the City’s new trash and recycling collection program that will begin July 1. Additional educational materials will also be physically attached to your new City-provided trash and recycling carts that will be delivered to every home or qualifying property (six or fewer units) in early June. Questions about the educational materials and the new program, which will be run by Casella Waste Management, can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 781-665-0142 and For more information, including Frequently Asked Questions about the new program, visit

Annual DPW Day returns May 16, New Trash and Recycling Program vendor to attend: The City’s annual DPW Day, an educational field trip to the City Yard for Melrose Public School students in grades K-3, will be held on Thursday, May 16 from 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. at 72 Tremont St. Melrose residents ages 8 and younger are also invited to join in the event with an adult any time after 9:30 a.m. The City Yard will be closed to residential drop-offs of yard waste/recyclables that day and Tremont St. will be closed to vehicular traffic in front of the City Yard (but open between the City Yard and West Emerson Street). The City’s new trash and recycling vendor, Casella Waste Management, will exhibit its services at the event.

Melrose Veterans Advisory Board to host food drive to stock local pantries: The Melrose Veterans’ Services Advisory Board will partner with Shaw’s Supermarket in Melrose to host its annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. The drive aims to fill local veterans’ shelves with needed items and donate items to the two local food pantries in Melrose. For more information, email Roseann Trionfi-Mazzuchelli, Veterans Services Director for the City of Melrose and Towns of Wakefield and Saugus at or call 781-979-4187.