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Melrose Free Press

On May 1, Massachusetts State Representative Paul Brodeur pulled nomination papers to run for the Mayor of the City of Melrose at the Melrose City Hall. This was the first day that nomination papers were available to Mayoral candidates.

Brodeur, a longtime resident of Melrose, has represented Melrose in the Massachusetts State Legislature for the past almost nine years, and prior to that, served on Melrose Board of Alderman for nine years. This is the first time Brodeur has run for Mayor.

“I am proud to have taken the first official...

By Shirley Leung

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.


By Conor Powers-Smith

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...