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Tufts Class of 2013 by the Numbers

Tufts students will officially move in on Wednesday, September 2. Here’s a look at the incoming freshmen class: Story Updated 4:10PM, Tuesday, September 1, 2009 15,041- applicants to Tufts 1,316- applicants enrolled 25.5- percentage of applicants accepted 41- American states and territories represented 38- nations represented (South Korea, Singapore, India, United Kingdom, and Canada are […]

Medford Always a Friendly Place for Sen. Kennedy

Medford’s relationship with the Kennedy’s- Robert, Ted, and Jack, pictured at left- began when Mayor Michael McGlynn’s father campaigned for a young JFK’s presidential campaign. Courtesy photo. – Allison Goldsberry Mayor Michael McGlynn first met Edward “Ted” Kennedy when he was six years old and his father, Jack McGlynn, Medford’s mayor and state representative at […]

Bloomberg Visits Local Restaurant

NYC Mayor, Medford Native in Town for Kennedy Funeral New York City Mayor and Medford native Michael Bloomberg stopped in for lunch on Saturday afternoon at John Brewer’s Tavern in Malden. Bloomberg was in town for Senator Edward Kennedy’s funeral and had lunch with his mother, Charlotte, and his staff. He is pictured above with […]

InsideMedford.com Has Birthday, Readers Get Present

Special Deal at John Brewer’s Tavern Ends September 8 While July is technically the month InsideMedford.com started two years ago, August is the birthday month of founder Allison Goldsberry. In honor of these two birthdays, InsideMedford.com has teamed up with John Brewer’s Tavern to offer a special deal- 15% off any summer menu item. Simply […]

Medford Senior Babe Ruth Closes Successful Season

The Medford Senior Babe Ruth baseball team had a very successful 2009 season in the Merrimack Valley League. The team finished with a 19-5 record, including the playoffs. Members of Medford Senior Babe Ruth, from left to right: Back Row: Andrew Pompeo, Andrew Ferrazani, Shant Keikian, Dan Gilchrist, Joey Pappalardo, Rob Chase, Richie Lebert, Jack […]

Appeals Court Upholds $100+ Mil. Judgment Against Feds

Medford resident Peter Limone, 75, pictured at right, successfully sued the federal government along with three other wrongfully convicted men and in 2007 was awarded the largest judgment for wrongful imprisonment in US history- $101.7 million. File photo courtesy Gatehouse Media, Inc. FBI Loses Appeal of Civil Suit Won by Wrongfully Imprisoned Medford Man – […]

Council Approves Local Meals Tax

Story Updated 1:06PM, Monday, August 31, 2009 – Allison Goldsberry Four members of the Medford City Council unanimously approved a 0.75% local meals tax during a special meeting Monday morning. The meals tax is a new, 0.75% local tax that will show up on diners’ bills in every Medford restaurant starting October 1. “…it was […]

MSPCA Recognizes Sen. Jehlen

State Senator Praised for Commitment to Animal Welfare The following information was released by State Senator Pat Jehlen’s office: The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) released its 2009 Massachusetts Legislative Scorecard on Animal Issues this week and State Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-Somerville, Medford) was one of only five select […]

Japanese Art, Anime on Display at Tufts Gallery

Sacred Monsters: Everyday Animism in Contemporary Japanese Art and Anime September 10-November 22, 2009 Public opening reception: September 17, 2009, 5:30-8pm Oscar Saito Oiwa, Tunnel, 2007. Oil on canvas, 227 x 333 cm. Courtesy of PPOW Gallery, New York, NY and the artist. The following announcement is from the Tufts University Art Gallery: The Tufts […]

Students Wins Advanced Driver Training with Essay

Each year the Pompeo and Sons Insurance Agency sponsors an essay contest open to all Medford High School Drivers Education Students. This year’s essay winner is senior Suzanne Spinale. Suzanne’s Responsible Driving essay earned her a $300 Advance Driver Training course compliments of Pompeo and Sons. The 4-hour course includes behind-the-wheel high speed emergency breaking […]

Local Pols React to Sen. Kennedy’s Death

Mayor Michael McGlynn: Senator Kennedy was the preeminent advocate for issues affecting ordinary citizens of our nation and our city. His legacy obviously includes efforts to protect civil and labor rights and to bolster educational initiatives for all including a career- long devotion to individuals with special needs. Internationally he sponsored efforts to oppose the […]

Vets Office Seeks Items, Letters to Send to Troops

Medford’s Veteran Services Office is seeking donations to create care packages for Medford’s men and women serving in the armed forces. Like last year, “Operation Medford Cares” is looking for items that aren’t readily available for troops and that remind them of home, including everything from letters of encouragement to toiletries to DVD’s to candy […]