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Green Line Station Meeting Thursday Night

A Green Line Train at Cleveland Circle. Photo by Alexander Svirsky. A meeting will be held at Tufts University Thursday night to discuss potential station locations for the Green Line near the school, including along Boston Avenue, College Avenue, and Winthrop Street. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 6PM […]

Little Leagues Form National Little League with Merger

South Medford, Wellington Glenwood Little Leagues Merge Medford Little Leaguers in the dug out during the Medford Invitational Tournament in August 2007. – Allison Goldsberry Two of Medford’s five little league terms have merged into one league, the Medford National Little League. The merger combines the South Medford and Wellington Glenwood Little League teams, and […]

Fire Chief: Firefighters Went Above and Beyond Call of Duty

Firefighter Richard Murray receives his award from Medford Fire Chief Frank Giliberti and Paul Thompson during Wednesday’s ceremony at Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office. Murray, now retired, was honored along with ten other firefighters for their bravery during two separate incidents, one in 2005 where firefighters helped rescue an infant being held hostage at knife point […]

Man Shot on Grant Avenue Tuesday Night

– Allison Goldsberry A man was shot on Grant Avenue in Medford on Tuesday night around 6PM. According to Medford Police, the victim is a black male in his early 20’s. The victim suffered one gun shot wound to his abdomen area and is currently at Massachusetts General Hospital. Police say they don’t yet know […]

Medford Hears from State Rep Candidates

– Allison Goldsberry In just one week voters in West Medford will be casting a ballot for a state representative in addition to a presidential candidate. Three Democratic candidates are squaring off in a primary scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, with the winner facing a Republican and independent candidate in a special election on March […]

State Rep Candidate Forum Tuesday Night

A map of the 23rd Middlesex House District, which includes much of Arlington and West Medford. and the Medford High School Social Studies Department are co-sponsoring a candidate forum for the 23rd Middlesex House Race tonight, Tuesday, January 29, at 7PM in the Medford High School Caron Theater. Each of the 5 candidates vying […]

Mayor, School Supt. Say Local Aid Increase not Enough

– Allison Goldsberry The modest increase in local aid for Medford in Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed budget still leaves Medford $600,000 “in the hole” come budget time this summer. According to Mayor Michael McGlynn, the Governor’s proposed budget relies on $800 million in expected casino licensing fees and a corporate tax raise, something that the […]

Medford Firefighters to Honor Their Own

At right: A Medford firetruck during the war memorial dedication ceremony last October. Photo by Alexander Svirsky. The Medford Fire Department will honor its own at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 30 at 5:30PM in Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office. Several firefighters will be honored with the Warren W. Thompson Medal, which is given in recognition […]

School Committee to Look at State Aid at Monday Meeting

– Allison Goldsberry The Medford School Committee will take a look tonight at Governor Deval Patrick’s proposed budget, which increases Medford’s education aid by $413,000. According to the state‚Äôs calculations, Medford’s school budget for 2009 will be just over $49 million, a nearly $5 million increase over fiscal year 2008. That’s roughly $9,500 per each […]

Why I Support Hillary Clinton for President

– Audrey Roth My answer is simple. I support Senator Clinton because she is far and away the best qualified person for the job. Is that enough to convince you? No? I thought it might not be. Let me try to convince you. I have thought long and hard about this election, as have many […]