Melrose Matters Interview About Override Proposal

Please take the time to watch this informative interview regarding the override proposal with longtime Melrose Matters host Steve Baldi.

Road Construction Update for the Week of October 5

Here are the areas where road work will be going on this week. Check back throughout the week for updates.

Mass DOT Lebanon Street Project
Expect detours on Lebanon Street between Upham and Lynde streets due to sidewalk work.
Expect detours in the Ell pond area of Main Street, Green Street, East Emerson Street, and Lebanon Street from Hospital Square to East Emerson Street, due to structural work.

National Grid/Keyspan
Gas service replacement continues Tuesday on Adams and Chester streets.
New gas main will be installed on Tremont Street between Emerson and Lake; detours may be required.

Sidewalk work requiring roadway closures will continue on Whittier Street between Baxter and Sanford, and then turn the corner onto Baxter between Whittier and Tappan streets.

Local Business Spotlight: Justine Sterling Reaches Final Round in HGTV Competition

Justine Sterling Design

Melrosian Justine Sterling, of Justine Sterling Design, is a finalist for HGTV’s “Fresh Faces of Design” Awards in the “Design with Passion” Category. Justine says, “I am truly passionate about this project as it is the lower level of my own home, which I transformed into an art studio for my children and a mudroom for the whole family to use.” You can view Justine’s project and vote for her in the competition on the HGTV website. Voting is open till October 30, and the public can vote once a day in each category.

Congratulations to Justine for making it this far, and best wishes for the final round!

Heart Centered Healing at Bodyography on October 4

Heart Centered Healing poster

Fire Department Open House on October 4


See ‘Phantom of the Opera’ with Live Music on October 3


Arts and Crafts Society Exhibit on October 3

The Melrose Arts and Crafts Society cordially invites the public to attend their 109th Annual Exhibit on Saturday, October 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 121 West Foster St. The exhibit will also feature a raffle table, craft demonstrations, and handmade items for sale. Complimentary tea and pastries will be served. For more information, contact Cynthia Watkins, 781-665-4105.

‘Trees’ Show Opens Today at Hourglass


Road Construction Update for October 1

Mass DOT Lebanon Street Project:
A new island is being installed on Main Street at Hospital Square.
Curb and sidewalk work on Upham Street, between Main and Lebanon streets; detour on Upham Street outbound at Dell.
Curb and sidewalk work on the west side of Lebanon Street, between Upham and Foster; detour on Lebanon Street outbound at Upham.

National Grid
Work at Essex and West Emerson streets will create delays.
Gas service replacement continues on Adams and Chester streets.

Sidewalk work continues at Whittier and Baxter streets.

Water and Sewer
Water service replacement on Albert Street.
Water leak repairs on Damon Avenue and Garland Road.
Sewer main replacement at Stone Place (rear).

Police Chief to Host Information Session September 30

Please join Police Chief Michael Lyle for an information session on substance abuse prevention programs on Wednesday, September 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Milano Senior Center. Jennifer Kelly, head of the Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, will be the guest speaker, and after the presentation Chief Lyle will also answer any questions audience members want to ask.


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