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Energy Company Goof Costs City $212K

Schools Under-Billed Due to Decimal Point Error – Allison Goldsberry Years of under-billing by Direct Energy for the Medford Public Schools is now costing the city $212,000. According to Mayor Michael McGlynn, the company admitted to making the mistake, but Medford still has to pay back the cash. Mayor McGlynn said the company recently discovered […]

Pats Player Reads to Kids at Tufts Event

New England Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal signed some autographs on Sunday at Tufts University’s ninth annual Read by the River literacy fair. More than 600 local elementary school children were expected to attend the event. Neal also read to children during the event, as did Mayor Michael McGlynn. Photo courtesy Aalok Kanani for Tufts […]

Tufts Student Stabbed in Weekend Fight

Student Stabbed During Fight with Locals on Campus – Allison Goldsberry A Tufts University student was stabbed early Saturday morning on campus during a fight with locals outside a fraternity. The Tufts Daily identifies the student as sophomore Dan Stebbins.  Stebbins, who spoke to the student newspaper, said he was surprised he had been stabbed […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Speak at Tufts

David Hackett Fischer to Examine Presidential Leadership in Free Lecture David Hackett Fischer, Warren professor of history at Brandeis University, will be the eighth speaker in the Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture Series on April 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Cabot Auditorium, Cabot Center, on Tufts University’s Medford/Somerville campus. Tickets are free and can be […]

Medford Weekender March 29-30

Doc Kountze Film Festival 11AM-6PM, McGlynn Middle School, 3004 Mystic Valley Parkway Check out the work of Medford’s artists and film-makers at the annual Doc Kountze Film Festival, taking place from 11AM to 6PM at the McGlynn Middle School. This year’s lineup includes two feature-length films, a short film, and a theatrical performance. Read by […]

McCabe Continues Campaign for State Rep

Medford resident Patrick McCabe is ramping up his campaign for State Representative Paul Donato’s seat in the state house of representatives. McCabe, a 36-year-old labor union organizer, announced his campaign for state rep last June. He is focusing his campaign efforts on the Democratic Primary in September and said the “catalyst” for his campaign is […]

Contest Challenges Families to go Green

The Energy Smackdown, a community-based reality contest and project of the BrainShift Foundation is getting ready to start season two of its energy efficiency program in Arlington, Cambridge, and Medford, Massachusetts. Each of the three competing cities has set up Leadership Committees made up of community members. The Medford’s Leadership Committee is being co-chaired by […]

Relay for Life Meeting Wednesday Night

The Somerville-Medford team for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will hold an informational session from 3:30PM-5:30PM at City Hall Wednesday, March 26. The Relay for Life of Somerville-Medford will be held June 6-7 at Hormel Stadium. Relay for Life is an overnight team fundraising event to fight cancer. Teams of eight to fifteen […]

City Council: Graffiti a Serious Problem

Vandals tagged this white fence on Spring Street with graffiti.  – Allison Goldsberry It mars a sign at Morrison Park, covers a van in a convenience store parking lot, and is scrawled across a white fence on Spring Street. It seems graffiti is appearing more and more across the city, and the City Council is […]

Medford Firefighters Face Former Bruins in Charity Game

A Medford firefighter helps up former Bruins player Ken Hodge after a collision during a charity game at Flynn Rink on Friday, March 21. The Bruins Black and Gold Legends team beat the firefighters in a friendly match, 9-5.  Click here to see more pictures of the game.  Photos by Alexander Svirsky.