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Tips for Rodent Control and Animal Proofing your Home

Our Animal Control office has received several calls lately about rodents and other wildlife pests, so I asked them to provide us with a... more ››

Musicians Wanted for Four Corners Festival

Calling Melrose Musicians of All Ages!!!

Inside the Budget, Part 3: The Mystery of Proposition 2 1/2

In the past few years, real estate values in Melrose have skyrocketed. At the same time, developers have built new apartments and condos as... more ››

Learn About Rodent Control at Community Meetings July 17 & 19

Rodent control is a common issue for homeowners in both suburban and urban areas. There are a number of factors that go into creating a... more ››

Keep Your Pet Safe on the Fourth of July!

The Fourth of July can be a difficult time for pets—in fact, more dogs run away around the Fourth of July than any other time. Our Animal... more ››

Fireworks Safety: Leave it to the Pros!

There are lots of great ways to celebrate Independence Day, but please, leave the fireworks to the professionals! All other fireworks are... more ››

Tips for Coping with the Heat Wave

Stay Cool, Melrose!

We are expecting high heat and humidity over the next few days, so here are some pointers from mass.gov on staying cool:

Mount Hood Movie Night Cancelled on June 28

Tonight’s Mount Hood Movie Night has been cancelled due to the weather. See you next week!

Week of July 4th Trash and Recycling Schedule

The DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center at 72 Tremont Street will be open Monday, July 2nd, Tuesday, July 3rd, Thursday July 5th,... more ››

Celebrate Independence Day on July 4 at Melrose Common

Ages:  All Ages
Date:   Wed, July 4 @ Common Park
Cost:   FREE!
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Phase 1 of 'Bring Your Own Bag' Ordinance Starts July 1

The plastic bag ordinance that was unanimously passed by the Board of Aldermen in December of 2017 will begin to take effect on July 1. 

Public Information Session on Melrose Community Electricity Aggregation Program June 19

A Public Information Session about the Melrose Community Electricity Aggregation Program will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM... more ››

Melrose Schools Make the News!

As today is the last day of school for the Melrose Public Schools, I want to wish everyone a safe and fun summer! To close the year on an... more ››

'Preparing for Extreme Weather Events: A Listening Session' on June 21

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st, the City of Melrose will hold a public meeting to discuss our readiness to handle climate-related events... more ››