Mark your calendar! We will have an Open House for the public to view the new Science Wing at Melrose High School from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7. Come on down and see our new state-of-the-art facility!
Today was a great day: We cut the ribbon on the new Science Wing at Melrose High School. This was a project that came together incredibly quickly and the end result is superb. I want to commend our City Planner, Denise Gaffey, for seeing this project through from beginning to end, as well as our School Committee, our Board of Aldermen, and our state legislative delegation, Rep. Paul Brodeur and Sen. Katherine Clark, for their support.
I was honored to be invited to Alice Consalvo’s 100th birthday party. Alice has been a part of our community’s life for as long as I can remember, participating in the Veterans Day observances at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School as well as the Memorial Day parade every year. She is a wonderful person, and I was delighted to be able to share her happy day.
The Free Press has written a great article about Alice and another Melrose centenarian, Frank Waterhouse. Check it out!
We had our Neighborhood Night Out in Gooch Park last night, and a good time was had by all. Here are a few pictures.
Melrose Friends of the Aging, Inc. is now conducting its annual fundraising drive with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the Milano Senior Center. Raffle chances are $10.00 each or 5 chances for $40 with a prize of 150, $5.00 Mass Lottery Scratch Tickets!
Tickets are available at the Milano Senior Center every weekday between 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Drawing will take place at The Victorian Fair on Sept. 8 at 5:00PM, but you don’t have to be present to win. Your support helps finance our countless efforts to provide a multitude of services and programs for Melrose seniors. Don’t delay! Tickets will only be on sale until Sept 8.
I am happy to pass along the news that our Chief Financial Officer, Patrick Dello Russo, ahs been re-elected to a second term as President of the Eastern Massachusetts Municipal Auditors and Accountants Association. The Association has 86 members from 53 cities and towns in the region. As President, Dello Russo will continue to be responsible for managing the association’s meetings.
This is a well deserved acknowledgement of Patrick’s talents and professional skill. He has guided the finances of the City of Melrose through good times and bad with a steady hand, and I congratulate him on this recognition by his peers.
Summer isn’t quite over yet! Come to the Movie Night at Memorial Hall and see “Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted” tonight at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and families are encouraged to bring their own snacks. These movie viewings are made possible by the generosity of the Victoria McLaughlin Foundation. Visit http://www.melrosememorialhall.com for more information.
Tomorrow night is our Gooch Park Neighborhood Night Out. Come down to Gooch Park from 6-8 p.m. for children’s activities, face painting, a bouncy house, and free slush. All are welcome.