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Medford Boys Hoops Splits Holiday Tourney

Mustangs Beat Plymouth South, Fall to Rockland – Allison Goldsberry The Medford High School boys varsity basketball team split the Rockland High School Christmas tournament with a decisive victory and a close loss. The Mustangs easily put down Plymouth South, 60-38. Senior captain Andrew White had 28 points. But the bigger story was Medford’s defense, […]

Looking Ahead with Mayor Michael McGlynn

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn has served for twenty-two years and is now the longest-serving mayor in the state. He is entering his twelfth consecutive two-year term in January. During a recent conversation, Mayor McGlynn took some time to reflect on his past twenty-two years. He said he feels great about what he has accomplished- new […]

Top Medford Stories of 2009

Four New Candidates Join School Committee Four new faces will join the School Committee in January 2010. George Scarpelli, John Falco, Sharon Guzik, and Bill O’Keefe will replace departing long-time members Alfred Pompeo, Lena DiGiantommaso, Robert E. Skerry, Jr., and William Brady. Coakley Seals Deal, Wins Democratic Bid for Senate Medford resident and current Attorney […]

City Inauguration Sunday, January 3

Medford City Hall. Photo by Paul Rapatano. AG, Medford Resident, US Senate Candidate Coakley to Swear in Mayor – Allison Goldsberry Medford’s elected officials will take their oath of office in an inauguration ceremony on Sunday, January 3. The ceremony will take place at 11AM in the Council Chambers and will be immediately followed by […]

Group Collects Suitcases for Foster Children

Suitcases collected at a recent collection drive for Suitcases4Kids. Courtesy photo. Suitcase Drive at Medford City Hall January 16 Organizers Seek to Break Guinness Record by Collecting 5,550 Suitcases A local group is helping foster children move to their stuff to new homes by giving them their very own luggage. Suitcases4Kids has a simple goal: […]

Free New Year’s Bash at John Brewer’s Tavern

Celebrate the new year locally at John Brewer’s Tavern in Malden. Medford owners Bill and Sue Honeycutt are throwing a free bash that includes live music. Boston-based cover rock band The Gulf Boys will perform. The regular menu will be available. The party starts around 9PM. John Brewer’s is located at 7 Highland Avenue, Malden. […]

Medford Kiwanis Induct New Members

Medford Kiwanis President Rosanna Natola (left) and Kiwanian Paul Donato, Past President and Past Lieutenant Governor of New England District of Kiwanis, welcome new members Kathleen Twomey (second from left) and Sheila Grant (right), to the Medford Kiwanis Club. Courtesy photo.

Tufts Photo Exhibit Chronicles Major World Events

The following is an announcement from Tufts University: Questions Without Answers: A Photographic Prism of World Events, 1985-2010 Photographs by VII January 21 – April 4, 2010 Public Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28, 5:30-8pm Remarks by VII photographers at 6:30pm The Tufts University Art Gallery, Tufts’ Institute for Global Leadership, and VII Photo Agency proudly […]

Coakley: Senate Health Care Bill a ‘Real Solution’

The following statement is from Martha Coakley, candidate for US Senate: “Today’s historic vote takes us one step closer to passing meaningful health care reform that will work to provide quality, affordable health care for all Americans. It establishes coverage for more than 30 million Americans, it prevents insurers from denying coverage to children based […]

Medford Property Taxes by the Numbers

Average Property Tax Increase for 2010 Single Family- $174.94 2-Family- -$106.78 (decrease) 3-Family- -$171.74 (decrease) Condo- $91.35 Commercial Property- $1,583.96 Average Property Tax Bill Single Family- $3,929.74 2-Family- $4,255.85 3-Family- $5,111.19 Condo- $2,897.62 Commercial Property- $22,921.99 Average Single Family Home Value 2007- $407,500 2008- $400,300 2009- $372,500 2010- $357,900 Average 2-Family Home 2007- $501,800 2008- […]

Former Youth Soccer Coaches Accused of Rape

Thomas Heinz, right, is pictured with his lawyer, Brad Bailey, during his arraignment in Somerville District Court on Tuesday. Photo courtesy Medford Daily Mercury. The following is an announcement from Middlesex County District Attorney Gerry Leone: Updated 5:38PM Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Two former Medford soccer coaches have been arrested on forcible child rape charges, […]

Departing School Committee Members Honored by Colleagues

Departing School Committee members Robert E. Skerry, Jr., Lena DiGiantommaso, William Brady, and Alfred Pompeo, Sr., were honored by their colleagues during their last meeting Monday night. Pictured above from left: Assistant School Superintendent Beverly Nelson, Mayor Michael McGlynn, Brady, Paulette Van der Kloot, Skerry, Ann Marie Cugno, Pompeo, and School Superintendent Roy Belson. – […]