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Trace Amount of Snow Falls on Medford

– Allison Goldsberry Despite the four to seven inches predicted by the National Weather Service, barely an inch of snow blanketed Medford and the surrounding area. The trace amount of snow is just an inch or so shy of breaking the record set for snow fall in Boston in 1970, which was 27.9 inches. The […]

2 Candidates Withdraw from State Rep Race

– Allison Goldsberry Story updated 5:13PM Monday, December 31, 2007 Two Arlington residents running for the 23rd Middlesex House seat have dropped out of the race after failing to get the 150 certified signatures required to be on the ballot. Susan Lovelace, one of three Arlington School Committee members making a run for the seat, […]

Winter Storm Warning in Effect Sunday

So far this December Medford has received more snow than it did all of last winter, and more snow is forecast for tonight. Above, a snow-covered Sandy Beach after the December 13 snow storm. Photo by Paul Rapatano. – Allison Goldsberry Another snow storm will squeeze in before the New Year Sunday night and is […]

Agencies Band Together to Address Local Housing

Rising Costs Make Things “Grim” for Many Families – Allison Goldsberry Greater Boston is one of the nation’s most expensive places to call home, and rising fuel costs and the threat of foreclosure are creating a “grim” situation for many local families, according to Housing Families Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer, Judy Perlman. Perlman is calling […]

Mayor, Council, School Committee Plan January Inauguration

Medford City Hall. Photo by Paul Rapatano. – Allison Goldsberry Unlike two years ago, when the City Council decided to hold its own inauguration, this year all of Medford’s elected officials will take their oaths of office together in one big ceremony. The city will hold an inauguration ceremony on Sunday, January 6, 2008 at […]

Seven Candidates Make Run for State Rep

Three Arlington School Committee Members Vie for Seat A map of the Medford part of the 23rd Middlesex House District. Much of West Medford is included in the district. Map courtesy Secretary of State. Story updated 9PM Thursday, December 27, 2007 – Allison Goldsberry Seven Arlington residents are vying for an open house seat vacated […]

Candidates Prepare for State Rep Race

– Allison Goldsberry An open state representative seat doesn’t come along too often, and by the end of today it will be clear who is seriously throwing a hat into the ring. Today is the last day for potential candidates for the special election for the 23rd Middlesex State Representative seat to return their nomination […]

Merry Christmas, Medford!

New York City’s famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. The solar-electric powered tree has a local connection- its power system was created by technology from Solectria Renewables, LLC of Lawrence, Massachusetts, which is headed by Arlington High School and MIT graduate James Worden. The “green” tree’s 30,000 LED lights will be illuminated for 42 days during […]

Track Santa as he Travels the Globe

Santa has started making his way around the world. Photo courtesy As of noontime Christmas Eve, Santa is in Samara, Russia, according to Want to track Santa as he makes his way around the globe? Check out the NORAD Tracks Santa Information Center to find out how close Santa is to Medford.

Baseball Player Brings Game Abroad

Provides Equipment for Needy Children in Dominican Republic – Allison Goldsberry Former pro baseball player David Valdez never tires of spreading his love of the game to children, whether at his baseball training facility in Medford or in his native Dominican Republic. Over the next several days Valdez is collecting both new and used baseball […]