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Contest Seeks “Rising Stars”

Competition Will Showcase Local Talent Calling all performers in Medford- the Jingle Bell Festival Committee wants you! In an effort to raise some money and generate some excitement in the community, the volunteer committee that organizes Medford’s annual winter extravaganza is putting on a talent competition this fall. Dubbed Medford’s Rising Star, the contest is […]

Somerville Teen Arrested for Triple Stabbing

Four Teens Involved in Fight, Three were Stabbed Story Updated 2:22PM, Monday, June 30, 2008 Medford Police arrested a Somerville teen in connection with a triple stabbing last week after the teen turned himself into police. David Martinez, 18, of Somerville, was arrested last Friday night, the day after the stabbing, after he turned himself […]

Police Nab Bank Robbery Suspect

Story Updated 4:32PM Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Medford Police have arrested a suspect in connection with two bank robberies in less than a week. Craig Boudreau, 38, of Boston, was arrested yesterday afternoon at a Boston hotel after an alleged armed robbery of the US Alliance Federal Credit Union at Station Landing. He is also […]

What Medford Spends on its Schools

79.9% of the entire school budget is for salaries and 20.19% is for expenses. With a projected enrollment of 4,753 students for the 2008-2009 school year, the proposed budget of $44,840,000 represents an average of $9,434 per student. More… Schools Face Tough Budget for 2009

A Look at Medford’s 2009 Budget

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Tufts Invites Medford Residents to Special Art Opening

Tufts University Art Gallery First Annual Open House for Medford Residents Sunday, June 29 – Jeanne V. Koles, Tufts Art Gallery Outreach Coordinator To mark the fifth year of summer exhibition programming focused on the vitality in the arts in Somerville and Medford, Tufts’ host communities, we are pleased to present five site-specific installations by […]

Rep. Garballey Launches Website

Informational Blog to Update Citizens – Allison Goldsberry Newly-elected State Representative Sean Garballey (D-Arlington) has launched an informational blog to keep his Medford and Arlington residents up to date on his positions and other news. Currently the blog, which was launched in late May and uses the popular blogging software WordPress, provides information about local […]

Monbouquette Stops by Summer Baseball Camp

Former Major League baseball player and coach Bill Monbouquette, a Medford native, stopped by a summer baseball camp run by Medford High School Head Coach Nick Tucci to impart some words of wisdom to the young players. Above, Monbouquette speaks to the children after a morning session at a Playstead Park field named in his […]

A Wake Up Call on the Budget

After years of avoiding painful school budget cuts since experiencing a decrease in local aid from the state in 2002, Medford has been forced to make some tough choices for fiscal year 2009. For the seventh consecutive year Medford has received less state aid than it did in 2002, actually receiving $814,236 less this year […]

Medford Couple Competes for Dream Wedding

Story Updated 9:54PM Thursday, June 26, 2008 Medford couple Tammy Biggins, 28, and Michael McCormack, 27, are finalists in an Us Magazine contest to win a $100,000 “celebrity fantasy” wedding. Voting has closed at UsMagazine.com and will begin again for the top three couples on July 2.  Biggins said Thursday the couple has made it […]

Nationals, Sox 2008 Babe Ruth Champs

At right, the Braves’ Tyler Roderick delivers a pitch. Photo courtesy Stephanie Zero. Nationals Beat Braves in Medford Babe Ruth Championships – Peter Colford, Coach, Braves The National League Nationals battled the Braves last week in the Medford Babe Ruth Championship at Barry Park, beating the Braves in two games to win the National League […]