Free Movie Night: See Despicable Me 2 Wednesday at Memorial Hall

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The City of Melrose would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Free Movie Nights at Melrose Memorial Hall. We will be showing Despicable Me 2 on Wednesday, August 13, and Frozen on Wednesday, August 20. All ages are welcome; both movies are rated PG. Doors open at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

These free movie nights are made possible by the generosity of the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation, Inc.

Come to the Blanket and Basket Concert Tonight!

The final Blanket and Basket concert is tonight (Tuesday, August 12th) at 6 p.m. on the lawn of the Beebe Estate, 235 W. Foster St., featuring magician John Henry! “Abracadabra” is a wonderful magic show for the entire family, with plenty of audience participation and magic for everyone to enjoy.

This program is funded by a grant from the Melrose Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. A special thank you to the Melrose Public Library and the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network for collaborating to create this fantastic concert series, with help from the Beebe Estate, the First Congregational Church, and Lilah Rose.

Weekly Recycling Pickups Start September 8

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Beginning on September 8, the City of Melrose will move to a weekly pickup schedule for recycling. No more green bins and red bins! You will still be able to use the old bins, if you choose, but you are also welcome to use a regular trash barrel, as long as you put a sticker on it indicating it is recycling—as noted below, you can get stickers for free at the City Yard, 72 Tremont St.

You can buy a new trash barrel anywhere, but if you prefer to shop locally, check out Whittemore Hardware, which is offering barrels that comply with our regulations for just $19.99 each.

Here are the rules:

Recycling

  • All barrels/bags must be under 45 gallons and 45 pounds – unlimited number of barrels.
  • Barrels must be labeled clearly – free stickers are available at the Public Works Operations Facility at the City Yard.
  • Reduce your trash and turn your trash barrel into a recycling barrel with a sticker!
  • Paper bags are allowed in recycling, but plastic bags are not.

 

Trash

  • All barrels and bags must be under 45 gallons and 45 pounds.
  • Four barrels or bags are allowed per household.
  • Trash left out in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.
  • One large or bulky item will be picked up for free per week.

With Single Stream recycling, you can mix all the following items together in one bin—or you can continue to separate them if you like. Remember, recyclables still need to be separated at the Recycling Center.

Paper and cardboard products

  • Cardboard, brown paper bags, poster board, cereal boxes
  • Office paper, manila folders, newspapers, magazines, phone books, catalogs, junk mail
  • Clean side of pizza boxes
  • To prepare: flatten all cardboard, remove the dirty part of pizza and place in trash and put clean side in recycling

Plastic products

  • All plastic containers with #1-#7 on them – no Styrofoam(#6)
  • To prepare: rinse out, no need to take label off, don’t flatten
  • Remove spray bottle pumps and place in trash (better still…buy the liquid in bulk and just refill spray bottles instead of throwing them away each time)
  • No plastic bags or film

Glass products

  • Glass jars and bottles
  • To prepare: rinse out, no need to take label off
  • No broken glass, drinking glasses or any kitchen glassware

Metal

  • Aluminum and metal cans
  • To prepare: rinse out, no need to take label off, don’t flatten

Road Construction and Traffic Update for the Week of August 4

Intersection of East Emerson and Lebanon Streets: Closed for water main improvements. Detours will be in place.

Lebanon Street: Traffic delays between Green Street and Porter Street due to gas main installation.

Linwood Avenue: Portions of Linwood Avenue between Lynde Street and Sylvan Street will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for sidewalk construction.

Linwood Avenue: Closed between Lynde and Grove streets for gas main installation.

East Foster Street: Closed between Gooch and Larrabee streets for National Grid gas service installation.

East Foster Street: Traffic delays between Cass and Dell streets for gas service installation. Cass Street will be closed.

Free Movie Nights at Memorial Hall August 13 and 20

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Together with the Melrose Recreation Department, I would like to invite you to the 6th Annual Free Movie Nights at Melrose Memorial Hall. We will be showing Despicable Me 2 on Wednesday, August 13, and Frozen on Wednesday, August 20. All ages are welcome; both movies are rated PG. Doors open at 6 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring their own snacks.

These free movie nights are made possible by the generosity of the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation, Inc.

Police Release Photo of Suspect in Friday’s Carjacking

Suspect

Police Determine It Is Safe to Leave Your Home

The Melrose Police in conjunction with the state police and regional law enforcement agencies have conducted a thorough search of the City of Melrose in their efforts to locate the two suspects. Although the search will continue in Melrose and other communities, law enforcement has determined it is safe to leave your home and go about other activities. Please remain vigilant, and if you see any suspicious activity relating to this investigation please call 911. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Update from Melrose Police

The Melrose police, the state police, and regional law enforcement agencies continue to search for the 2 suspects currently at large. We do not believe these individuals are armed, but they should be considered dangerous. As a precautionary measure, we are still asking you to remain in your homes as the search continues. We will provide you with an additional update within the next 90 minutes. Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Alert: Police Manhunt Underway

Please be on alert. Melrose Police Department is searching for two suspects. a white male approximately 170 lbs wearing a pink shirt with a black ball cap and a white male approximately 190 lbs wearing beige pants and black hat last seen crossing fells way toward linden rd

These two suspects are possibly involved in a carjacking that occurred in Revere. Please do not approach them. Call 911 immediately if you see them. There are police units in the area. Please stay inside your house until the all clear is given.

‘Godspell in Concert’ Comes to the First Baptist Church this Weekend

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