The following message has just been sent out from Melrose High School:
Melrose Police Chief, Fire Chief, NEMLC & Stars have done a complete sweep of Melrose High School and surrounding areas. They have deemed Melrose High School safe for occupancy. All students have returned to their afternoon classes.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The following information was sent out at as a Connect Ed call this morning:
On Wednesday, December 4th, Melrose High School received notice of a written threat in the third floor boy’s bathroom.
The Melrose Police Chief and Fire Chief have established an incident command center and determined that the students will be relocated. It has been determined by the two chiefs that there is no threat to the MVMMS. NEMLEC and STARS teams have been called to sweep the high school and general surrounding areas. Students will be brought back to the building as soon as it has been cleared and we anticipate a normal dismissal at 2:11.
Last night’s School Budget Forum was a huge success, and I want to thank the Melrose Education Foundation for doing such a superb job of organizing it, as well as all those who took time out on a work night during holiday season to attend. The forum was videotaped, and we will post that once we have it, but in the meantime, here is the PowerPoint presentation, which is a brief introduction to how the school and City budgets are created and managed.
The City of Melrose, the Melrose Public Schools, and the Melrose Education Forum are sponsoring a School Budget Forum tonight, December 3, at 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt School. All are invited.
Today is Small Business Saturday, and it’s a great day to stay away from the malls and visit our local businesses instead. Melrose has friendly merchants, plenty of free parking, and great restaurants and bakeries where you can get a bite to eat once your shopping is done. So keep it local this Saturday!
Do you have an appetite for food photography? Enter your image in our Facebook photo contest.
Bruegger’s Bagels Collecting Toys for Sick Kids
The folks at the Melrose Bruegger’s Bagels store are collecting unwrapped gifts to be donated to Children’s Hospital. Their goal: To collect 397 gifts, one for each bed in the hospital. Gifts can be dropped off at Bruegger’s, Whittemore Hardware, Santander Bank, Hugo’s Appliances, and Sunkiss Tan. Look for the boxes with green candy cane paper and the Bruegger’s name; the boxes will be out until December 6.
The Public Works Department reminds residents that there will be no curbside collection on Thursday, November 28, 2013. Curbside collection of recycling and trash will be on holiday schedule with a one day delay starting Friday, November 29rd. Thursday’s trash and recycling routes will be picked up on Friday, November 29rd and Friday’s trash and recycling routes will be pick up on Saturday, November 30th
Although a majority of operations will be shut down for the Thanksgiving Holiday through the weekend, the Public Works Recycling Center and Resident Service Office (72 Tremont Street) will be open both Friday, November 29rd and Saturday, November 30th from 8 am to 3 pm. As always, yard waste, plastic, paper, cardboard, books and clothing will be accepted.
Should you have any questions, please contact us at 781-665-0142. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
You can do all your Thanksgiving shopping from local vendors and artisans at the Thanksgiving Harvest Festival in Memorial Hall this Sunday, November 24, from 12-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Sally Frank Farmer’s Market, the harvest festival will feature fresh fruits and vegetables from nearby farms, baked goods, and handmade crafts, as well as live bluegrass music by Don Borchelt & Ed Britt and cooking demonstrations. The Melrose Boot Camp will be there as well to help you get in shape for the big day. Check out the Sally Frank Farmers Market website for more information.