Author Archive: Mayor Dolan

Road and Construction Update for April 24, 2014

Franklin Street: Construction related delays between Greenwood Street and the railroad tracks. One alternating lane of traffic will be allowed.

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

Lebanon Street: 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.

East Foster Street: Construction related delays at various locations between Larrabee Street and Gooch Street can be expected.

Melrose Arts presents Arts in April this weekend

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Melrose Arts Presents Annual Juried Show
42 exhibitors, free to public, art raffle, extended viewing hours, musical entertainment, food & drink, more

Melrose Arts will host “Arts in April” at Memorial Hall in Melrose. The three day festival is a juried show featuring original fine art and fine craft by 42 artist exhibitors from Melrose and surrounding areas.

When:
Preview Party, Friday April 25th: 7-10 p.m. $10 entry includes live music by The Giovanni Moltoni Quartet, complimentary appetizers, cash bar, fundraising raffle.
Saturday April 26: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. free admission
Sunday April 27: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission

Where: Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176

Who: 42 juried artist exhibitors from Melrose and surrounding areas

Presented by Melrose Arts.

Live music Friday by “The Giovanni Moltoni Quartet”/ Cash Bar
tudent display by Kris Rodolico of “Follow Your Art” on Saturday and Sunday
Bohemian Coffeehouse is providing coffee and food for purchase Sat & Sun
Annual Juried Show supports Melrose Arts effort to encourage artistic vibrancy of our community

About Melrose Arts

Melrose Arts is dedicated to encouraging the arts in Melrose, MA. We unite artists, arts organizations, patrons and other enthusiasts of culture to encourage, present and sustain artistic and cultural activities in Melrose for the benefit of its citizens. The Arts Festival is our most popular and anticipated annual event. Visit http://www.melrosearts.com for more information.

Coming this weekend: Celebrate Melrose!

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Celebrate Melrose on April 26, 2014! Shop at local retailers displaying the Celebrate Melrose logo and a portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit Melrose PTO, Inc. Sponsored by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, this day will be filled with sales, demos, and samples. Entertainment downtown will include DJ Tommy and Daisy the Clown. So plan to celebrate on April 26th!

Current participants include: the beauty café, Sit n Knit, Marathon Sports, Beacon Hill Wine and Gourmet, Hourglass, Pepperberry Florist and Gifts, Melrose Oriental Rug, Dorothy’s Lane, Madison Ave of Melrose, Lilah-Rose, Sweet Thoughts, Miter Biter Frame Company, Beanstalk Toy Shop, Beansprouts, Melrose MedSpa (gift certificates sales), and RADA Boutique.

For an updated list of participants, visit www.melrosechamber.org.

Upcoming Chamber Events: Victorian Fair, September 7th; Trick or Treat at Melrose Businesses, October 31; Home for the Holidays, December 5-6.

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.

EAT CLEAN
“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

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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.

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