Archive for March, 2018

Good Friday Holiday Schedule

Due to the Good Friday holiday the DPW Operations Facility and Recycling Center will close at noon this Friday, March 30th. Trash and recycling pickup will take place as usual on Friday.

Storm Update: March 20, 2018

Mayor Infurna's Blog

While there is still considerable uncertainty about the snowstorm forecast for tomorrow, we are fairly confident that the snow will begin in the late morning/early afternoon, so the greatest impact will be on the evening commute. The total amount of snow may be as little as 5 inches or more than 12 inches.

With that in mind, here is some information about what to expect on Wednesday:

  • The Traffic Commission meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m.
  • The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • The Veterans Food Bank scheduled at Memorial Hall for Wednesday, March 21, is cancelled due to the Greater Boston Food Bank being closed. The March pickup will not be rescheduled; the next one will be April 18, 2018
  • Wednesday trash and recycling will be picked up on schedule.
  • Please be a good neighbor and shovel the sidewalk in front of your…

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Evening Storm Update: March 14, 2018

Mayor Infurna's Blog

Good evening,

DPW has shut down operations for the evening, but they will be back tomorrow. Our priority will be to continue clearing corners, starting with areas around schools and areas with high pedestrian traffic.

Tomorrow night we will remove snow from parking lots and sidewalks in business areas, including parts of Main Street, West Wyoming Avenue, West Emerson Street, and Franklin Street.

Please encourage school children to use the sidewalk routes that have been plowed.

All evening activities in the schools are on schedule.

The Melrose Public Library is open today.

School will be open on Thursday and school grounds have been cleared.

Please continue to use care when driving, as visibility around corners is limited.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we continue to work.

Spring is around the corner!

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Evening Storm Update: March 13, 2018

Evening Storm Update: March 13, 2018
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Snow Update: March 12, 2018

Mayor Infurna's Blog

Good afternoon,

We have been watching the weather forecasts, and we are currently preparing for over a foot of snow tomorrow. We expect the snow to begin falling between midnight tonight and 4 a.m., with heavy snow expected by the morning commute. Forecasters are predicting potential snowfall rates of 1-3 inches per hour over this period, combined with significant sustained winds and high wind gusts. Snow will continue through the afternoon and is expected to end tomorrow evening.

Public works will have staff on hand throughout the duration of the storm, with personnel and approximately 80 pieces of equipment prepared to deploy throughout the city. The DPW Operations Center will be open at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning and remain open through the evening on Tuesday. Please feel free to contact them at 781-665-0142 with any storm-related issues or questions.

  • There will be an on-street parking ban starting at 11 p.m. on…

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Storm Delay: No Trash or Recycling on Tues. 3/13 & One Day Delay for Rest of Week

Due to the storm that is forecast to hit Melrose overnight Monday, March 12 through Tuesday, March 13, JRM will not be picking up curbside trash or recycling on Tuesday, March 13.

Curbside pickups will be on a one day delay for the remainder of the week. Tuesday’s route will be picked up on Wednesday, Wednesday’s route will be picked up on Thursday, Thursday’s route will be picked up on Friday, and Friday’s route will be picked up on Saturday.

As the storm draws nearer, additional snow updates will be posted to our DPW blog as well as to the Mayor’s Blog so stay tuned!

Trash & Recycling Pickup Postponed 1 Day Due to Storm

Due to the complications from last night’s snow, trash and recycling collection will be postponed by a day for the remainder of the week. Thursday’s (today’s) pickup will be postponed to Friday (tomorrow) and Friday’s pickup will occur on Saturday.