A Message from Mayor Ron Serpico

Entering Melrose Park, one returns to a time when neighbors talked over the fence, moms watched out for each other’s children, and churches were central to family life. Our tree-lined streets are populated with well-manicured homes. But what you really notice upon entering Melrose Park is the diversity of its residents.
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    The Village Board meeting tol be held on Monday, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m. has been cancelled.
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    A Village Board meeting will be held on Monday, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014 starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Board Meeting Room (Courtroom) located on the First Floor of the Police Department.
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THANK YOU for Making the 2014 Taste of Melrose Park a Great Success
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Thankfully, the rainy weather forecasts for the 2014 Taste of Melrose Park never materialized. As a result, the three-day event saw thousands upon thousands of festival patrons munching on numerous epicurean delights and enjoying continuous entertainment on our four stages.

Mayor Ron Serpico stated. “A special thank you goes out to the many sponsors who help underwrite the Taste of Melrose Park operating costs, to our tireless Taste Coordinator Peggy DiFazio, to the nearly 500 volunteers who ensure the festival runs smoothly, and to you, the Taste of Melrose Park patrons.”

Mark your calendar to attend next year’s Taste of Melrose Park, which will be held
September 4-6.

To be a sponsor or participant in the 2015 Taste of Melrose Park, Check back in February of 2015.

Register Your Child for Melrose Park’s Night Time Camp

Mayor Serpico Announces Free Residential Painting Program for Seniors

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Fall Tree Planting
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If you are interested in a tree for your parkway area, we are now compiling a list for Melrose Park’s fall tree planting program.

To request a tree, please call the Public Works Department at (708) 343-5128.

Adult Happenings at the Melrose Park Library

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Cold weather is coming so cozy up with neighbors for fun things to do at the Melrose Park Library.

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Oktoberfest Event Honors Melrose Park Cancer Survivor
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October 12, the Map of Hope Foundation is hosting a fundraiser at White Pines C.C to raise funds for St. Jude Research Hospital and to honor Melrose Park resident, Rita Morella Giamarusti, a 26-year cancer survivor.

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Taste of Melrose Park Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Money for Charity

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On a beautiful Sunday at the recent Taste of Melrose Park, a number of residents participated in a group Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for charity.  Village Clerk Mary Ann Paolantonio and the Map of Hope Team donated some of the Ice Bucket proceeds to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Good work Melrose Parkers, your heart is always in the right place.

ComEd… What to Do in Case of Flooding
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What to Do In Case of a Power Outage Due to a Flooded Basement

Mayor Serpcio Condemns Strip Club Location in Tribune
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR - June 25, 2014
Strip club doesn't belong next door to a convent

A lot of noise has surrounded the Catholic Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo and a Stone Park strip club recently opened next door to their convent. The strip club sits in a neighborhood where young children and families live, where elderly nuns come to retire and young sisters come to deepen their faith. It is not a neighborhood where a strip club belongs. 

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Join Melrose Park’s Senior Citizen FREE Exercise Program

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Participate in Veteran Park District’s Fall Activities

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Let Your Pooch Romp in The New Dog Park

Residents and their dogs are invited to use the dog park from 8AM – 8PM, seven days a week throughout the summer and fall months. Rules and regulations are posted at the site and individuals must obtain a permit from the village of Melrose Park to utilize the park. For additional information, please call the Village of Melrose Park at (708) 343-4000.

Melrose Park Street Paving 2014

After the brutal winter we had in 2013-2014, which took its toll on many streets, Mayor Serpico has initiated the paving of several streets in Melrose Park, addressing the worst streets to be paved first. The following is a list of streets that will be paved this year and another list of streets that have been paved.

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Award Winning Division Street Project Continues to Evolve

Melrose Park’s “Division Street Enhancements” project, which recently received a “Merit Award” from the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), is continuing to upgrade and beautify Division Street.

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It’s Garage Sale Time and Here Are the Rules

Garage sales shall be conducted only during the hours of 9:00 and 5:00 PM GARAGE SALE DATES AND RULES Garage sales will be held on the third weekend of the following months: May, June, July, August and September. Sales are to be conducted on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of the designated weekends. No sales are allowed on Sundays.

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Important Melrose Park Flood Relief Information

It is that time of year when Spring weather can cause havoc with your most prized possession… your home. Arm yourself ahead of time by clicking on the following three links:

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Archive Needs Your Help
In January 2012 the Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel announced a historical event: the formation of a long overdue parish archive. The mission in creating a parish archive was fourfold:

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We Need Your Opinion on Broadway Corridor Improvements
The Village of Melrose Park continues to invest in the future of Broadway Avenue. Improvements have been made in recent years to both public and private property – ranging from new street lights to awnings on buildings. Now the Village is working with a team of consultants (Teska Associates, BDI, and Fish Transportation) to identify future improvements for Broadway Avenue and an area about four blocks east and west between Main Street and North Avenue. Work recently started on the Broadway Avenue Corridor Plan.

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25th Ave. Railroad Bridge Construction to Begin in 2014

The West Cook Railroad Relocation and Redevelopment Authority Board, comprised of members from Bellwood, Maywood and Melrose Park, announced construction of a bridge over the Union Pacific Railroad Tracks on 25th Avenue near Lake Street will begin in the summer of 2014.


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