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Rep. Markey, Colleagues Salvage “Cash for Clunkers”

A government program meant to encourage people to trade in their old gas guzzlers for more fuel efficient vehicles has been so popular it was about to run out of cash- but then Congress and the White House stepped in. On Friday the House of Representatives acted swiftly to approve an additional $2 billion for […]

Special Dog Needs a Good Home

Blind Lab Mix Abandoned in Thunderstorm – Allison Goldsberry It was about one year ago when Kathy High came upon a lab/hound mix who had been abandoned in a crate during a thunderstorm in Milford. The dog weighed only 25 pounds and his ribs poked through his fur. His nose was cut up from trying […]

22 Candidates Vie for Local Office

Mayor Runs Unopposed; Veteran School Committee Member Not Running – Allison Goldsberry The biennial race for local elective office in Medford is unofficially underway as twenty-two candidates have returned nomination papers for fifteen seats. Mayor Michael McGlynn is running for re-election unopposed. He is seeking his twelfth mayoral term, as he was first elected in […]

OpenAir Circus ‘Does Broadway’

Local Kids Perform in 24th Annual Circus Now in its 24th year, OpenAir Circus caps off its season with performances of “OPENAIR Circus Goes to Broadway.” Join us under the big top as kids from Medford, Somerville and beyond tumble, balance, juggle, unicycle, stilt and more to songs from Broadway musicals. Performances will be held […]

Medford Maniacs Beat Billerica Bratz, 12-6

14U Medford Maniacs Softball Team Remains Undefeated in League Above, Maniacs Sarah Neal (pitching) and Christina Lynch (at first) provide some solid defense. The 14U Medford Maniacs Softball Team remains undefeated in the MiddleEssex 14B Division with a win over the Billerica Bratz, 12 to 6. The team once again benefited from strong pitching performances […]

Baseball Tourney Kicks off Saturday, August 1

An MIT athlete prepares to hit a pitch coming toward him during the Challenger Division Game last year. Photo by Alexander Svirsky. Twelve Teams to Compete in More Than Two Weeks of Baseball The Medford Invitational Tournaments, Inc., in its fourteenth year, kicks off on Saturday morning at Columbus Park. The day begins with opening […]

Council to Meet Tuesday, July 28

The Medford City Council will meet Tuesday, July 28 and has a fairly packed agenda. In addition to its regular 7PM meeting, the Council will convene a Committee of the Whole meeting in Room 207 at 5:30PM to discuss the South Medford Traffic Study. That meeting will be followed by another Committee of the Whole […]

Grants, Donations Help Schools

Pictured at right: members of the MHS crew team- Sean Connor, Jenn Mui, and Kim Stamegna- along with their coach, Amy Byron, are pictured with Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn, Export Towing General Manager Steve Kushman and Operations Manager John Shaughnessy, and School Committee members Robert E. Skerry, Jr., Lena DiGiantommaso, and Bill Brady. Export Towing […]

Tufts to Examine Obama’s Civic Agenda Friday

Scholars Study Obama’s ‘Call to Serve’ After 6 Months in Office During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama issued a “Call to Serve” and said that he would ask Americans to be active citizens when he was president. Obama said that active citizenship would be a “central cause” of his presidency, and six months later, scholars […]

Mary Louise Doherty, 84, Teacher, Veteran

Beloved first born of Charles & Helen (Cotter) Doherty on February 26, 1925, passed away at 84 years young, at her life long home in Medford, on July 20, 2009. Known to those who loved her as “Auntie” or “The Colonel” she lived an extraordinary, accomplished and active life. Although she would never agree, she […]

MHS Hires New Coaches

- Allison Goldsberry Three new faces will take charge of the girls soccer and volleyball teams and the boys lacrosse team next year. Alice Beth Tierney, a career counselor at the Medford Vocational Technical High School, will serve as the new head coach of the girls’ volleyball team. Tierney, a former Arlington High School and […]

New McGlynn Principal to Parents: Feel Free to Stop By

To Parents/Guardians of the McGlynn Middle School: I am honored and thrilled to be the new principal of McGlynn Middle School. In the twenty-eight years that I have served early adolescent children and their families, I could not have dreamt a more perfect fit than serving not only such a wonderful school, but a fabulous […]