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Mayor Rob Dolan presented the MHS Lady Red Raiders basketball team with a special street sign -- and there's a move afoot to change the name of plain old Main Street --- to "Lady Red Raider Dynasty Drive". If so, the Mirror heartily endorses the mayor's brilliant idea, for the team has captured the Middlesex League eight years in a row.

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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- May 4, 2007

INNER SANCTUM: The SilverStringers made a raid on MIT's Media Lab in Cambridge two weeks ago, making off with three "new" computers with matching monitors. Mirror editors Jim Driscoll and Don Norris met with magician/technicians Jon Ferguson, Will Gleaney and Peter Pflanz -- the team that keeps the Media Lab network operating -- to arrange for the transfer of the modified computers. Such visits are "awe-inspiring", Norris said. "That place is fascinating, the faculty and students are in some other world -- yet they seem to value our down-to-earth contribution," Driscoll commented. Now in the twelfth year of publication, the Melrose Mirror survives on its support from both the Media Lab and the Council on Aging in Melrose.

Photo by Don Norris

Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Iraqi blues
by Jerry Norton
... and the price of gasoline

Read, read, read
by Ella Letterie
... everybody reads

Earth Day, 2007
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... did you miss Earth Day on April 22nd?

Changes of heart
By Freeman Frank
... A true town-gown story of Greater Boston one century after the potato famine.

Lady Raiders wrap it up at Boosters banquet
from the SilverStringers
... Melrose dominates Middlesex basketball league

Fire in the kitchen
by Arthur Whitman
... a surprise greeting

On the road - May 2007
by Shirley Rabb
... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose

Canine capers by Casa - May 2007
by Casa
... the continuing journey

Another local canine
Eleanor Jenkins, assisted by Karen Hall
... who walks the streets and visits with neighbors in Melrose

From times past
by Ed Boyd
... the unvarnished reality

"To see the boys"
by Lora Crouss
... Ell Pond as Atlantic Ocean?

Catching up with the Powers girls
from the SilverStringers
... pssst -- they're all grandmothers now

Riding the rails brings joy and disaster
by Arnold Koch
... looking back to a more simple life

New neighbors: Mount Hood coyotes
by Len Dalton
... stronger presence of canines in Melrose

The new math -- more of us killed by guns than by wars
By Marion Roberts
... what is the meaning of the Second Amendment?

Latest notes on COA activities: May 2007
from Georgie Lewis and the SilverStringers
... Jack's back, but on a short string


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