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Medford Students Help Haitian Quake Victims

It took just two days for McGlynn Middle School students to raise $2,700 to help Haitian earthquake victims. Last week students donated anywhere from ten cents to $100 for the privilege of wearing a hat in school. The spontaneous “Hat Days for Haiti” was the idea of teachers Sean O’Connor and Michael Cremin. The teachers […]

Cops: Man with Knife Demands Drugs from CVS

Suspect Allegedly Attempts Armed Robbery of CVS Pharmacy Medford Police say a Woburn man allegedly attempted an armed robbery of CVS Pharmacy in Medford Square on Monday afternoon. Nick Sasso, 24, is accused of threatening the pharmacist with a knife and demanding all of the narcotics. A quick-thinking witness alerted the manager that someone was […]

Medford Legislators Submit Green Line Letter to DOT

State Representatives Carl Sciortino (D-Medford, Somerville) and Sean Garballey (D-Arlington, Medford), along with State Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville, Medford), sent the following letter recently to State Transportation Department Secretary Jeffrey Mullan: January 26, 2010 Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of Transportation 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3170 Boston, MA 02116 Dear Secretary Mullan: We are writing to address […]

Video Shows Mustangs’ Buzzer Beater Win Over Malden

Last week Head Coach Anthony Faradie and the boys varsity basketball team grabbed their second Greater Boston League win of the season with a dramatic finish. The Mustangs narrowly slipped past the Golden Tornadoes, 47-45 last Tuesday in a win that came down to the buzzer. Malden’s Nathan Freni went to the line to shoot […]

St. Francis Girls Hoops Back in Action

Senior League (6th-8th Grade) Nets 48, Angels 16 – The Nets scored early and often en route to building a 24-6 edge at halftime and to cruise to a big 48-16 victory. Three Net players recorded their season-high in points scored, Rebecca Pierce (16), Lachaea Cenescak (12) and Emily Pierce (8). Cenescak scored eight of […]

Medford Man Convicted of Shining Laser into Chopper

A Medford man was convicted in federal court Tuesday for shining a laser into a State Police helicopter two years ago. Gerard Sasso, 49, was convicted of interfering with the operation of an aircraft with reckless disregard for the safety of human life and with making false statements. Sasso is alleged to have repeatedly pointed […]

Councilor Proposes Ban on Texting While Driving

Story Updated 9:37AM Wednesday, January 27, 2010 – Allison Goldsberry City Councilor Michael Marks has proposed a ban on text-messaging while driving on Medford’s roads. Councilor Marks said he was inspired by legislation taken up in Boston and Danvers, and frustrated by inaction by the state legislature. “The state legislature’s inaction on this issue has […]

City Leaders, Community Members Discuss Help for Haiti

City Hall Collecting Clothing, Bedding, Medical Supplies for Haiti – Allison Goldsberry City Hall will serve as a central location for those looking to donate much-needed clothing and medical supplies for Haitian earthquake victims. Several large bins will be in the lobby of Medford City Hall to collect new or lightly-used clothing, bedding, and medical […]

Mustang Girls, Boys Hoops Earn Victories Over Everett

Boys Upset Top-Ranked Everett, 54-50 – Allison Goldsberry Both the boys and girls varsity basketball teams earned close victories over Everett on Friday night. The last time the varsity boys basketball team met up with #12 Everett, they suffered a 50-38 loss on their home court. The Mustangs turned that around on Friday night when […]

MHS Students Clean Up in Art Contest

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has selected thirteen Medford High students for achievement in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2010, sponsored by The Boston Globe. In their 87-year history, The Awards have recognized some of America’s most celebrated artists and authors while they were teenagers, including: Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Bernard […]