Melrose School District Receives Regional DESE Grant to Further SEEM Collaborative Work

Melrose Public Schools
Superintendent Cyndy S. Taymore
360 Lynn Fells Parkway
Melrose , MA 02176

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose School District Receives Regional DESE Grant to Further SEEM Collaborative Work

MELROSE — Superintendent Cyndy Taymore is pleased to announce that Melrose Public Schools has received a portion of a nearly $90,000 grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to improve student learning through the SEEM Collaborative.

The SEEM Collaborative is a 10-member organization that formed in 1986 to provide quality education to school districts and strengthen existing school programs and services that would otherwise not be accessible or affordable to local districts on their own.

Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, Wilmington and Woburn applied for the DESE grant as a consortium, and will receive $88,900 to be allocated over a two-year period beginning in 2018.

The grant money will support each district’s work on improving inclusive practices. This includes providing identified teachers, administrators and members of child study teams with targeted professional development, coaching in Universal Design for Learning — a framework designed to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how we learn — and inclusive practices that support the achievement of all students.

“As the Melrose Public Schools strives to provide quality education for our students, it is imperative that our faculty continuously refine their skills for inclusive and engaging instructional practices that provide all students with opportunities to succeed,” Superintendent Taymore said. “We’re thankful that DESE awarded the SEEM Collaborative with this grant allocation so we can continue to provide the best services for all learners.”

Melrose Public Schools will also work to:
• Examine and question resource allocation in more depth, using data available in districts along with tools provided by DESE, particularly new Resource Allocation and District Action Reports.
• Make meaningful changes in resource allocation to support best practices and district improvement strategies.
• Measure the impact of resource shifts on the desired outcomes. Melrose schools will be paired with an action research consultant who will help gather data, measure impact and report results.

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Melrose Police Remind Residents To Secure Vehicles Following Motor Vehicle Break-ins

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Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Remind Residents To Secure Vehicles Following Motor Vehicle Break-ins

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle and the Melrose Police Department are reminding residents to secure their vehicles and belongings following a recent uptick in motor vehicle break-ins.

Overnight on Monday, Nov. 27, a number of vehicles were entered through unlocked doors and rifled through. The break-ins occurred on Charles, Oakland, West Emerson and Winthrop streets, along with Lake Avenue.

In order to prevent motor vehicle break-ins and theft, Melrose Police are strongly urging residents to always lock their vehicles, even if it’s in the driveway, and to never leave belongings, especially those of value, in the car or in plain view.

“Don’t make it easy for criminals,” Chief Lyle said. “Lock your doors and don’t leave your belongings in plain sight in your vehicle. If you have something of value, take it with you, put it in your trunk or bring it in your house. Let’s all have a safe and happy holiday season.”

If community members see anything out of the ordinary, or find that any of their belongings have been stolen from their vehicle, they are encouraged to call the Melrose Police Department at 781-665-1212.

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DOJ: TWO MEN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN AND FENTANYL IN NORTH SHORE

Melrose Police involved in this operation with federal authorities.

Department of Justice
Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb
District of Massachusetts

TWO MEN CHARGED WITH DISTRIBUTING HEROIN AND FENTANYL IN NORTH SHORE

Defendant allegedly supplied opioids that led to fatal overdose

BOSTON -Two men -one of whom remains a fugitive -were charged in federal court in Boston with distributing heroin and fentanyl.

Yeffry Reynoso, a/k/a Chris, 26, of Lynn, was charged with one count of conspiring to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin and at least 40 grams offentanyl, and six counts of distribution of heroin and fentanyl. Reynoso was arrested on Nov. 15, 2017, and appeared in federal court in Boston for an initial appearance.

Francisco Tavarez, a/k/a Jose, 21, was charged with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin and fentanyl, and remains a fugitive.

According to court documents, the federal investigation into Reynoso’s drug activity was prompted by a fatal opioid overdose in Melrose in January 2017. The court documents allege
that, until his arrest, Reynoso was a heroin and fentanyl supplier in the North Shore, and ran an active drug business that employed at least three runners, including Tavarez, to deliver drugs. It is alleged that Reynoso supplied the opioids that led to the fatal drug overdose in January and that he had supplied the victim with heroin/fentanyl on a regular basis for some period in 2016.
It is further alleged that law enforcement, working with a cooperating witness, made four controlled purchases of heroin and/or fentanyl from Reynoso during the spring of 201 7, and
Tavarez is purported to have delivered fentanyl to an undercover agent on one occasion in March.

Reynoso faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a minimum of four years of supervised release and a $5 million fine. Tavarez faces no greater than 20 years in prison, a minimum of three years of supervised release and a fine of $1 million. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based on the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Michael Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; and Melrose Police Chief Michael Lyle made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Linda M. Ricci,

Deputy Chief of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit, is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

 




Melrose Police Raise $7,000 for Community Programs Through Golf Tournament Fundraiser

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Melrose Police Department
Michael L. Lyle, Chief
56 W. Foster St.
Melrose, MA 02176

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Contact: John Guilfoil
Phone: 617-993-0003
Email: john@jgpr.net

Melrose Police Raise $7,000 for Community Programs Through Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Left to right: Medford Capt. Kevin Faller, Joe Maher and Melrose Lt. Tim Maher won the Melrose Police Department’s first golf tournament at Mount Hood. (Courtesy Photo Melrose Police Department)

MELROSE — Chief Michael L. Lyle is pleased to announce that the Melrose Police Department’s community golf tournament brought in $7,000 to support community programs.

On Oct. 16, 86 golfers hit Mount Hood, 100 Slayton Road for a friendly competition.

Lt. Tim Maher and his team took home first place, beating out more than 20 teams to claim the title.

The golf tournament served as the Melrose Police Department’s annual fundraiser. Money raised is used to support community programs like the Junior Police Academy, Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) Program, the Melrose K-9 Program and the Melrose Police Scholarship Fund, which gives college scholarships to Melrose High School students pursuing an education in policing or criminal justice.

“Our first tournament was a great success,” Chief Lyle said. “All the golfers had a lot of fun, despite the cold weather, and we plan to make this an annual event.”

Melrose Police would like to thank all the volunteers for their work on this event and the generous tee and green sponsors:

Melrose Glass, Clean Sweeper Cleaning Services, Ward Insurance, Perella Jewelers, La Qchara, T’ahpas 529, Christian Hashem for Melrose Schools, Committee to Elect Mike Zwirko, Frank and Maura Goodhue, Iron Workers Local 7 Union, Vaughan Plumbing and Heating, Melrose United Soccer, Joseph M. Stanton, MST Certified Public Accountant, Karelas Family, Gately Funeral Home, Committee to Elect Jennifer Lemmerman, Melrose Elks Lodge 1031, Melrose Police Relief Corporation, Melrose Police Superior Officer’s Association, Melrose Police Patrolman’s Association, James Construction, Theo’s Pizzeria of Melrose, Buckalew’s General Store, the Pashoian family, the Forestell family, Michael and Eileen Lyle, Hugo’s Appliances, Massachusetts Fraternal Order of Police, Balanced Being Massage of Melrose and Diamond Management Group, Inc.

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