Councilors pass city budget

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — This week the City Council passed a $91 million spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. For several weeks, the council’s Appropriations Committee has held hearings on and drilled down into the proposed city operating budget presented last month by Mayor Paul Brodeur. The spending request allocates about $34 million for...

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Juneteenth flag raising June 23

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — On Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m., the City of Melrose will host its first ever Juneteenth flag raising at the Melrose Public Library. This event, in collaboration with the North Shore Juneteenth Association (NSJA), serves to celebrate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. “This is the first time in...

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Reminder: Plastic bags are still banned in Melrose

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Published June18, 2021 MELROSE — During the pandemic, public health concerns led to the temporary suspension of plastic bag laws in Melrose and across the state. Now that the state is reopening, Zero Waste Melrose encourages everyone to get reacquainted with our laws to prevent single-use plastic waste and litter. The environmental and health problems caused by single-use plastics...

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Wrestlers end season on winning note

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Melrose tops Rockets, 45-21 Published June 18, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High wrestling team finished their spring season at a nearly flawless 9-1 after a 45-21 victory over Reading on Thursday, June 10 at the Melrose Marcoux Gym. This completes their official MIAA season (though individual wrestlers are expected to compete in USA wrestling meet in NH...

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Track girls earn bronze at Middlesex League meet

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Published June 18, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High girls’ track team grabbed bronze at the ML 12 League Championship at Burlington High on June 10. The team earned 77 points, which represented the best showing of any Middlesex Freedom team, and came in third overall behind winner Lexington, followed by Arlington.  Melrose crowned a league champ: Anna...

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Boys’ track team competitive at ML Meet

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Urchuk, O’Hara come up big Published June 18, 2021 By JENNIFER GENTILE MELROSE—The Melrose High boys outdoor track team competed among the finest when they took part in the 2021 Middlesex League Championship held at Burlington High on June 10. It was a fine day for Melrose as they saw two of their top athletes medal in their events. ...

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Roy A. Gerstel Jr., 67

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Published June 17, 2021 LYNNFIELD — Roy A. “Ronny” Gerstel Jr., a resident of Lynnfield and formerly of East Weymouth and Halifax, entered into eternal life unexpectedly on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at his home in Lynnfield. He was 67 years of age. Ronny was born in Weymouth on February 26, 1954; a son of the late Roy A....

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Phyllis M. Farrell, 89

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — Phyllis M. (Mansfield) Farrell, a longtime resident of Melrose, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at age 89. Phyllis was born in Everett on August 7, 1931, daughter of the late Edward and Rose (Ferrari) Mansfield. Raised in Everett, Phyllis attended Everett High School before her marriage to...

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Alan E. Edmonds

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Published June 18, 2021 MELROSE — Alan E. Edmonds, of Melrose, passed away on June 10, 2021. Alan was a life-long resident of Massachusetts who attended the Horace Mann School and graduated from Melrose High School in 1971. While a student at the University of Massachusetts, he studied abroad in France at Aix- en- Provence where he further developed...

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