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By Shirley Leung

shirley.leung@globe.com

It took more than a year of negotiation, but legislators Paul Brodeur and Jason Lewis achieved one of the nation’s best family and medical leave acts.

With so much dysfunction in Washington, it can be hard to remember if government can get anything done. Even back in Boston, Beacon Hill had a middling year with some big-ticket legislation left on the table, most notably fixing the education funding formula and reining in health care costs.

But...

By Conor Powers-Smith

csmith@wickedlocal.com

Mayor Gail Infurna and other city officials heard from Melrose seniors about plans to pass an override of Proposition 2 1/2 at a recent forum at the Milano Family Senior Center.

Details of the ballot question, slated to go before voters in a special election in the spring of next year, have yet to be decided, as Infurna looks for a figure that will both adequately close the funding gap in the city’s school budget, and be palatable to...

By Ed O'Connell

The fledgling, non-partisan community organization known as “Civitas” kicked off its initiative to support civic education, civic engagement, and improved civility in public discourse with a well-attended public forum this past Saturday, Sept. 22.

Planned as the first in a series of public events, Saturday’s forum was held at Wakefield High School and saw some thirty Melrose and Wakefield residents in attendance. Included among the participants were a number of elected and appointed officials from each of the two communities. State Senator Jason...

The following was submitted by the Melrose Symphony Orchestra:

Over 5,000 residents from Melrose and surrounding areas gathered on Morelli Baseball Field...

Rep. Paul Brodeur, D-Melrose, recognized the Melrose High School Wrestling Team on June 7 at the Massachusetts Statehouse. 

During a formal legislative session, Brodeur brought the team, coaches...

State Rep. Paul Brodeur, D-Melrose, recognized Isabelle Couture, an eighth grade student from Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School and a local Project 351 Ambassador, at the Massachusetts State House on May 24.

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The following was released by the office of Mayor Gary Christenson.

On Saturday, October 22nd, the drizzle and rain could not dampen the spirits of the hundreds that turned out for the historic ribbon cutting commemorating the opening of Malden’s brand new Police Station. Mayor Gary Christenson and Police Chief Kevin Molis were joined by Massachusetts Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash, State Senator Jason Lewis, State Representatives Paul Brodeur and Steve Ultrino, the City Council and members of the...

By Jeannette Hinkle
jhinkle@wickedlocal.com


Ringed by rambunctious young kids ready for a nap, Rep. Paul Brodeur, D-Melrose, cracked open a book about a pigeon in dire need of a bath.

Brodeur was visiting Little Sprouts in Melrose on a tour of early childhood care centers in the district to see how state legislation relating to early education works on the colorfully carpeted ground.

If the so-called millionaire’s tax amendment passes, Brodeur said, the state could see an influx of transportation and...