Learn how to “Eat Clean” next Tuesday

Changing a few products on your shopping list may be your prevention against illness, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, neurological disorders and obesity

Join Jenine Wright, MA, exercise physiologist, nutrition educator, nutrition specialist with a strong belief that “you are what you eat.” Jenine will discuss what you should look for when reading labels of your favorite foods. What foods are worth it and what foods are just causing havoc in your body.

“Feeding Your Family Fit”
When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00PM
Where: Memorial Hall, Main Street, Melrose, MA
Hosted by: The City of Melrose

  • Are are providing healthy options for you and your family?
  • Are you a slave to marketing and purchase a product because it makes you feel that you are providing your family with good nutrition?
  • Are you concerned with health issues, disciplinary issues and diseases that could be affected by the food that you are eating?

Eating habits are learned behaviors, so what you are teaching your children to eat early in life sticks with them well into adulthood. With the obesity epidemic in children, high rates of childhood diseases, allergies, disciplinary problems and developmental disorders it is time to educate yourself on what may help to prevent these serious issues.

“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food” – Hippocrates

Road and Construction Update for April 23, 2014

Franklin Street: Construction related delays between Greenwood Street and the railroad tracks. One alternating lane of traffic will be allowed.Construction related delays at various locations between Main Street and the railroad tracks can also be expected on Franklin Street.

Linwood Avenue: Closed between Lynde Street and Sylvan Street. Road open to abutters only.

Lebanon Street will be closed between East Emerson and Upham. Southbound traffic will be detoured around construction via Emerson. Northbound traffic will be detoured around construction via First. The intersection of Upham Street and Lebanon Street will also be closed. Westbound traffic on Upham will be detoured to Bellevue. Eastbound will be detoured onto Dell.

Wounded Vets Ride to pass through Melrose on Sunday

Boston’s fourth annual Wounded Vet Run will take place on Sunday, April 27 (with a rain date of May 4). Thousands of motorcyclists will ride through Melrose at about 2 p.m., entering from Stoneham on the Lynn Fells Parkway and proceeding to Main Street and then north to Wakefield. The organizers of this event expect about 7,000 motorcycles, with a police escort, and they should take about 30 minutes to pass through Melrose. Please be aware that this event, which is a fund-raiser for wounded veterans, may disrupt traffic, and plan to avoid these areas during that time.

Reward offered for information on MHS bomb threat


The Melrose Police Department has teamed up with the Massachusetts State Police to assist with the investigation of the recent bomb threat at Melrose High School. The state police are offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the individual responsible for the April 17 bomb threat. The number listed on the poster leads to the Massachusetts State Police arson investigation unit, which will work with the Melrose Police Department to identify and apprehend the individual responsible for this crime against Melrose High School and our community. Of course, you are always welcome to contact the Melrose Police Department via their anonymous tip line, 781-665-TIPS. All calls to this line are totally confidential.

Road and Construction Update for April 22, 2014

No construction-related delays are expected on Monday, April 21.

Here’s what will be happening on Tuesday, April 22:

Linwood Avenue: Closed between Park Street and Sylvan Street.

Lebanon Street: Two National Grid crews will be working on Lebanon Street. The first will be between East Emerson Street and Upham Street. This section of Lebanon Street will be closed. The second crew will be working at Upham Street. Traffic patterns will be maintained as much as possible with construction related delays expected.

Franklin Street: Construction related delays between Greenwood Street and the railroad tracks. One alternating lane of traffic will be allowed. Construction related delays at various locations between Main Street and the railroad tracks can also be expected.

Trash and recycling on one-day delay next week

There will be no trash or recycling pickup on Monday, in observance of Patriot’s Day. Trash and recycling pickups for the remainder of the week will be one day later than the regular schedule, so regular Monday pickup will be done on Tuesday, etc.

Dana Farber Marathon Team Fundraiser at Beacon Hill Wine & Gourmet

The folks at Beacon Hill Wine and Gourmet here in Melrose are having a fund-raiser today for the Dana Farber Marathon Team—15% of all purchases go to cancer research at the Dana-Farber.

Adopt-A-Sites available for spring!

Now that the snow is gone (we hope!), it’s time to think about spring flowers. We have two very high profile sites available in our Adopt-A-Site program, Bellevue Island, at Bellevue and the Lynn Fells Parkway, and Ell Pond near the gazebo. These are great sites if you want to raise the visibility of your business or organization. If you prefer something a bit smaller, we also have sites available at Berwick St., Bishop Park (at Washington and Trenton streets), and Meehan Island (Pleasant and Washington streets). If you’re interested in adopting a site, call Joan Bell at 781-662-0210 or e-mail jbell@cityofmelrose.org.

MHS all clear

This is the message that was sent for the all clear to parents.

Good Afternoon,

Melrose Police Chief, Fire Chief, NEMLEC & STARS have done a complete sweep of Melrose High School and surrounding areas. They have deemed Melrose High School safe for occupancy. All students were dismissed at 2:11 p.m. All afternoon activities will be held as scheduled.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Marianne Farrell signature




Melrose High School

MHS evacuation: Additional information

The following Connect Ed message was sent to homes of Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School students:

Dear Parents,

Good afternoon! This is Principal Brow at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. The purpose of this message is to inform you that today –Thursday, April 17, 2014, Melrose High School received notice of a written threat in the third floor boys’ bathroom. The Melrose Police, Melrose Fire, and Public Safety Officials have established an incident command center and determined that the high school students will be relocated to the Melrose Athletic Field. It has been determined by the public safety officials that there is no threat to the students and staff at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School. The NEMLEC and STARS teams have been called to sweep Melrose High School and the general surrounding areas. We anticipate a normal middle school dismissal at 2:05 p.m. We would like parents to know that school and police officials are conducting an investigation to identify the responsible individual(s). We take all threats seriously and implement this protocol for any threat. The focus of school officials and the police department is the safety of our students and staff.

If this incident has triggered feelings of anxiety, please inform your children that we will have counselors available to meet with any child who is concerned. We wish to thank everyone for their cooperation in allowing the school and public officials to do their job and keep our students safe. Thank you.”

Tommy Brow, Principal
Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School
350 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose, MA 02176


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