Apply Now for the 2015 Melrose Arts Festival

Melrose Arts is in the process of accepting applications for its Annual Spring Show, which will be held April 24-26 in Memorial Hall.

All details can be found on the application. The deadline to apply is December 15. A video about the festival can be found on the Melrose Arts website.

School Committee Chair Kristin Thorp Honored by MASC

MASC14.KT Award

The Massachusetts Association of School Committees named our School Committee Chair, Kristin Thorp, to the All-State School Committee, an annual award that’s sort of like an All-Star Team for school committee members.

Kristin has given many hours of her time to improving our schools. Her children have graduated from the Melrose Public Schools and have become incredibly successful on their own, but she understands the importance of public schools and continues to dedicate her time to them. This is a well deserved honor, and I am pleased that the MASC has recognized her service in this way.

Heavy Rains Lead to Flooding

Due to the tremendous amount of rain today, we have some isolated flooding. DPW is staffed at this time. Please contact the City Yard at 781-665-0142 with any concerns.

This Weekend: MSO’s Holiday Pops with American Idol Finalist John Stevens


Friday, December 12, 8 pmBuy Online Here
Saturday, December 13, 8 pm – Sold Out
Tickets: $29 General Admission

Melrose Symphony Orchestra
Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose

Get in the holiday spirit with the Melrose Symphony’s Annual Holiday Pops!

This year’s soloist is contemporary crooner John Stevens. At the age of 16, singer John Stevens was the youngest contestant to make it to the finals on American Idol in 2004. In addition to orchestral favorites like Bugler’s Holiday, Stevens will sing the classics from Andy William’s Happy Holidays to Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Listen to John Stevens here!

Band Christmas Trees Have Arrived!

Band Xmas Tree Sale

The Christmas trees have arrived! Get your tree today at Melrose High School and support the Melrose High School Band. They have wreaths, mistletoe, and kissing balls as well!

Band Christmas Trees Will Arrive on Sunday

If you are planning to support the Melrose High School Band by buying a Christmas tree at their annual holiday sale this weekend, here’s an important update: The trees have been delayed, but they will be there tomorrow, Sunday. The sale is expected to open around 9 a.m. However, if you’re in the market for other greenery, the band will be selling wreaths, kissing balls, and mistletoe in the Melrose High School parking lot today.

If you want an update before heading out tomorrow, check the band website, which will be updated when the trees get here.

Red Raiders Week: Go Raiders!

As the MHS football team heads to the Super Bowl in Gillette Stadium today, here are some more examples of Melrose spirit!

Golden Living

The staff and residents of the Golden Living Center send their best wishes to the Red Raiders!


The Zink family lights up the night with their school spirit…


… as does the family of football captain Chris Devir.

Go Raiders!

Alternative Fair at the UU Church Today!

The Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church invites all to the Alternative Fair today, December 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This fair is an “alternative” to mall shopping and provides a much-needed venue for equal exchange and fairly traded goods to be purchased. The Alternative Fair will feature jewelry, crafts,coffee, chocolate, tea,and other items from Africa, South America, Central America as well as local small business vendors such as Chelsea Fire Hot Sauce In addition local causes such as The Melrose Alliance Against Violence, will be selling their beaded bracelets , and the church quilters will be selling table runners, potholders, and baby quilts. TheRefugee Immigration Ministry and Bread of life will also be featured. Church members will be making delicious soups and other lunch items in the cafe downstairs, so after shopping come in and relax ove ra lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches or coffee and dessert.

Good Luck to the iRaiders Robotics Team Today!

The iRaiders team:Eli Coleman, Marissa Zelten, Jimmy Markham, Collin Gray, Conlan Cesar, Nate O'Gara, and Katy Benagh (front)  with their robot

The VEX iRaiders team:Eli Coleman, Marissa Zelten, Jimmy Markham, Collin Gray, Conlan Cesar, Nate O’Gara, and Katy Benagh (front) with their robot

I want to offer a special shout-out to the middle school’s iRaiders robotics team today, who will be taking their robot on the road to New Hampshire for their first competition of the year. They will be competing alongside both middle school and high school teams, so it will be very challenging. Good luck, everyone!

Red Raiders Week: More Melrose Spirit Photos

Lincoln School

The Lincoln School shows their Red Raiders Spirit!

Brad Hutchinson 2

Brad Hutchinson 3

Brad Hutchinson Real Estate flies the Red Raiders flag!


Charley and Flora Hergert, representing from the Roosevelt—go Melrose!

Honey Dew 2

Honey Dew 1

Honey Dew Donuts shows their Red Raiders pride!

Sylvan Street resident Sylvan St 1

Samantha Fazio, who will be cheering on the team on Saturday, sent in this spirited photo from Sylvan St.

Beacon Hill 2

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill Wine roots for the Red Raiders.


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