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Medford Arts and Culture Applicants Win Funds From State

The following is an announcement from the Medford Arts Council: 43 Recipients Receive Funds Forty-three worthy arts, humanities, and culture applicants have received grant funding from the state, distributed through the Medford Arts Council’s annual grant-making process. “These award winners will make significant contributions to the artistic and cultural life of Medford in the coming […]

Tufts Vet School Cares for Baby Giraffe

School’s Hospitals Treat Nearly 30,000 Animals Each Year Some cow’s milk and expert care from faculty clinicians at Tufts University’s veterinary school have helped save Molly, a 3-day-old reticulated giraffe. Molly, born at the Southwick Zoo in Mendon, was brought to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in nearby Grafton after her mother failed to […]

Medford Hockey Upsets Woburn, Advances in States

Story Updated 2:10PM, Sunday, March 1, 2009 The Medford High School varsity ice hockey team shocked Woburn with a 2-1 upset victory Wednesday night in the first round of the state tournament. Medford, 7-13, was the bottom seed at #14 while Woburn, 13-4-3, was the third seed. The exciting win was the result of a shootout, […]

Citizens Help Catch Suspected Burglar

Suspect Arrested in Connection with Several Local House Breaks A man suspected for several local house breaks will soon face a judge, thanks to some quick-thinking- and lucky- citizens. According to police, Mark Groccia, 50, of Charlestown, allegedly broke into his last home on Fourth Street on Valentine’s day after the victim and his neighbor […]

Civil War Photo Exhibit Opens Friday, February 27

Historical Society to Display Rare Civil War Photo Collection Fifty-five rare Civil War photographs from a remarkable and nearly forgotten collection will be publicly exhibited for the first time by the Medford Historical Society. Of the People: Faces of the Civil War includes stunning portraits of the men, women, children, freed slaves, immigrants and Native […]

Chamber Director Joins Kiwanis

Medford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cheryl White was installed as a new member at a recent Medford Kiwanis meeting. Pictured from left to right are Past Lieutenant Governor Paul Donato, Cheryl White, President Gary Conserva and Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor of Division 14, Buddy Mangini. Courtesy photo.

Nobel Peace Winner Speaks at Tufts Monday

East Timor President Featured Speaker for Leadership Class Story Updated 7:51PM Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Nobel laureate and President of Timor-Leste Dr. José Ramos-Horta spoke at Tufts University Monday as the featured speaker for a course on the role of leadership in conflict transformation. Dr. Ramos-Horta delivered a speech entitled “A Journey from Activist to […]

Sign up for Medford Youth Softball

Deadline is March 1 Come join the fastest growing league in Medford! Spring is just around the corner… So what better time then to get signed up for the 2009 Softball Season. Signup deadline is March 1, 2009 All Girls in grades 1 – 8, regardless of level of experience are welcomed! Divisions: Instructional (Grades […]

Doc Kountze Art/Film Festival Sunday

Tufts to Host Festival – Ken Krause The 12th Annual Doc Kountze Art/Film Festival will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Tufts University’s Cohen Auditorium and it promises to be one of the best ever. The eclectic lineup of six films ranges from a short documentary on the HONK! Festival, the popular Somerville pageant […]

Kiwanis to Host Joint Service Annual Dinner

Tufts President to Address City’s Civic Clubs Tufts University President Lawrence Bacow will be the guest speaker at the Joint Service Annual Dinner, hosted this year by the Medford Kiwanis. The special dinner takes place each year with each of Medford’s civic clubs taking turns as hosts. The Kiwanis are hosting the event this year […]

Sen. Jehlen “Goes Red” for Women

On Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, State Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville, Medford) joined many of her legislative colleagues to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke for women. According to the American Heart Association, the event’s sponsor, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Legislators of all political stripes and from all parts of […]

Medford Resident Extra in Pink Panther 2

Watch closely the next time you’re viewing a movie and you just might catch Medford resident Frankie Imbergamo. The former postal worker has found a second career of sorts in his retirement as an extra and actor in movies and commercials. Imbergamo most recently appears as an extra in Pink Panther 2. He is pictured […]