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A Vote for Qualifications and Experience

As we come to the end of this short, but intense, campaign for Representative in the Legislature for West Medford and Arlington, I would like to thank the people of Medford who have received me and my campaign so graciously. I am particular grateful to those Medford residents who have assisted in the effort to […]

“An Unabiding Passion for Public Service”

Dear Friend and Neighbor, I am proud to announce my candidacy for State Representative for the open seat of the 23rd Middlesex District- comprising sections of Arlington and West Medford. I ask for your vote and your support on March 4th. I possess an unabiding passion for public service. I will prove my commitment to […]

More Local Aid without Raising Taxes

Greetings to the voters of West Medford! As you know, I am a candidate for the vacant seat of State Representative for the 23rd Middlesex District. I have been a lifelong resident of Arlington and am familiar with the issues important to West Medford and Arlington. I am a graduate of Salem State College with […]

More Bad Weather Coming to Medford for Weekend

Snow Advisory in Effect for Medford, Area At left, a snow-covered bench by the Mystic Lakes after one of last year’s storms. Photo by Paul Rapatano. – Allison Goldsberry Another storm is predicted to bring a few more inches of snow to Medford and much of the state sometime early Saturday. The National Weather Service […]

Chowder Fest and Food Expo at MHS Sunday

At left, last year’s Chowder Fest winners. Marty’s Caterers took the gold. Photo courtesy Dennis Moriarty. If you think you might be hungry at some point on Sunday, be sure not to miss the third annual Greater Medford Chowder Fest Competition and Food Expo at Medford High School. There will be plenty of food to […]

Candidates Gear up for Election Tuesday

23rd Middlesex District House Race – Allison Goldsberry On Tuesday, March 4, voters in Arlington and West Medford will head to the polls to cast ballots for one of three Arlington residents hoping to be their next state representative. recently caught up with the candidates, and here’s what they’ve been up to during their […]

Bistro 5 to Participate in March Restaurant Week

Bistro 5, at right, is located at 5 Playstead Road in West Medford Square. Courtesy photo. Diners hungry for a deal at Medford’s arguably swankiest restaurant can seek their teeth into Restaurant Week deals offered during March. Bistro 5 is once again taking part Boston Restaurant Week, which has spread to over one hundred restaurants […]

Green Line Meetings to Update Public

A Green Line Train at Cleveland Circle. Photo by Alexander Svirsky. Story Updated 10:20AM, Saturday, March 1, 2008 – Allison Goldsberry A public meeting on the Green Line extension to Medford and Somerville is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30PM at the Century Bank Community Room at Century Bank’s 400 Mystic Avenue branch in […]

Boloco Celebrates 11th Birthday, Customers Get Present

On February 24, 1997, three guys with a shared love for burritos opened up their first restaurant across from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Fast-forward eleven years, and Boloco, which recently won’s “Burrito Battle,” is now in thirteen different locations and counting. To celebrate, the burrito chain is offering its customers the […]

MCAS Testing to Take Better Part of 4 Months

– Allison Goldsberry MCAS testing begins in March and will continue into early June. Children in grades three through twelve will be tested in various subjects. According to School Superintendent Roy Belson, there are some changes with the exam this year. High school students will have to pass a science exam in addition to the […]