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Melrose

Ell Pond is located in Melrose's center and helps round out its image as a quaint New England town. Ell Pond is located in Melrose's center and helps round out its image as a quaint New England town. (Erik Jacobs for the Boston Globe/File 2007)
August 24, 2008

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THE GOODS: Residents like to think of this compact city seven miles north of Boston as self-supporting. It has a handful of good restaurants, including Stearns & Hill's Bistro, which reopened after major renovations last year, and the Melrose Symphony Orchestra, in its 91st season, the oldest continuing volunteer orchestra in the country. (This city likes music: There's also a ... (Full article: 302 words)

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