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Friends, Family Remember Bob Blumsack

Blumsack Honored with City Hall Ceremony Tuesday – Allison Goldsberry From left to right, Bob Blumsack, City Clerk Ed Finn, and Assistant City Solicitors Mark Rumley and Anthony Santoro. Photo courtesy City of Medford. Anyone who can get friends, family, and colleagues to sing “I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts” has to have been […]

Tufts’ Community Music Program in 2nd Year

At left, children in last year’s chamber music program, led by instructor Elliot Cless. Photo courtesy Tufts University. Adult, Children Classes Offered in Granoff Music Center in September Aspiring area musicians of every background, from toddlers through high school students and adults, can now apply to Tufts University’s community music program that will start its […]

Sen. Marzilli’s Trial Set for April 2009

State Senator Jim Marzilli is pictured at left in court recently with his lawyer, Terrence Kennedy. Photo courtesy Gatehouse Media. Story Updated 6:17PM, Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Marzilli Charged After DA Drops Case – Allison Goldsberry, – Bob Sprague, The trial of state senator James Marzilli (D-Arlington) has been set for next April, […]

Local NAACP Hosts Clambake Trip to Raise Money

The Mystic Valley Area NAACP Freedom Fund Committee of the Mystic Valley Area Branch of the NAACP invites area residents to another New England Clambake on Saturday, August 2, at Foster’s Downeast Clam Bake in York, Maine. Reservations are required for the annual event and seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis. […]

Medford Organization Receives Grant to Fight Drugs

Medford Health Matters Receives $100,000 Federal Grant Medford Health Matters, a local non-profit organization that promotes health and wellness, has received a $100,000 federal grant to fight drug abuse. Senators John Kerry and Edward Kennedy today announced that 29 Massachusetts organizations will receive a total of $2,837,743 in federal funding through the Drug Free Communities […]

Medford Reps Support Biofuels Bill

The following is a joint announcement from Medford’s state representatives: Representatives Paul J. Donato (D-Medford), Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. (D-Medford) and Sean Garballey (D- Arlington, West Medford) and their colleagues in the House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation to encourage the development of advanced biofuels in the Commonwealth. The legislation, unveiled by House Speaker Salvatore […]

New Lockers, Elevator for Medford High School

Summer Construction in Full Swing for Building Medford High School is continuing to receive a significant face-lift this summer with the installation of new lockers and the construction of an elevator at the Community Schools entrance. Three million dollars in renovations to the building have been on-going since last year, including a new gym, science […]

Celtics Recognize Tufts Student with Award

Cohen is honored with the award during a Celtics home game in March. Photo courtesy Boston Celtics. Rep. Garballey also Honors Student with Citation When Tufts student Matt Cohen founded an afterschool tutoring program for immigrant youth in Somerville, meeting the world champion Boston Celtics was not something that ever crossed the young Jumbo’s mind. […]

Century Bank Offers Free Ice Cream at Concert

Century “Banksicle” Ice Cream Truck at Thursday Night Concert at City Hall Century Bank is offering up free ice cream to Medford on Thursday. Michele English, branch manager of the family-owned bank’s newest branch at the Fellsway Plaza, will serve up Hood ice cream cones and treats from the Century “Banksicle” Ice Cream truck during […]

Kiwanis Make Donation to West Medford Little League

Jim Petroni, President of the Medford Kiwanis, presents a $300 check to Stan Komins of the West Medford Little League. The Kiwanis also recently donated $300 to the North Medford Little League. Courtesy photo.