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Enjoying Perfect Summer Weather

Dry, sunny, and warm weather continues in Medford and the region. Above, Medford’s upper Mystic Lake was the setting for this beautiful sunset as two friends lazily passed the time away on a recent summer evening. Photo by Doug Shoop.

Babe Ruth Starts New Fall Baseball Transition Program

If you are a player making a transition from Little League to Babe Ruth this program is for you! Geared for players making the move from the small little league diamond to the 90’ (big) diamond, Medford Babe Ruth has announced a new program for all incoming baseball players turning 13 years of age by […]

Casinos Split Medford Delegation

House, Senate Continue Debate on Casino Gambling Legislation Story Updated 1:27PM Wednesday, August 4, 2010 – Allison Goldsberry Bringing slot machines to race tracks and resort style casinos to Massachusetts has split state legislators who are eager to help get the economy out of its slump. Some legislators say casino gambling will bring jobs and […]

Rep. Sciortino Speaks Out on Green Line Extension

Below is the public comment letter State Representative Carl Sciortino (D-Medford, Somerville) submitted on Friday regarding several Green Line extension issues, including the delay of the project, the extension to Route 16, the community path build-out in Somerville, and the public participation process going forward. Dear Secretary Bowles, I want to acknowledge and express my […]

McGillivray Organizes Gloucester Road Race

Boston Marathon Organizer, Medford Native Behind New Seaside 7-Mile Race August 22 The thousands of runners from throughout New England who didn’t get into the highly popular TD Bank Beach to Beacon in Maine or the CIGNA Falmouth Road Race on Cape Cod are encouraged to sign up for the inaugural Run Gloucester! 7-Mile Road […]

Beacon Hill Update

House Votes to Fully Fund Workforce Training Fund State Representative Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in restoring $12.5 million to the Workforce Training Fund, which provides employers with grants aimed at educating and training existing members of the workforce and new hires. “Providing full funding to […]

Gilchrist, Yanakopulos Lift Chiefs Over East Boston

Gilchrist Leads Chiefs to 2-0 Win Yanakopulos, McCarthy Deliver Key RBI Singles Southpaw Kevin Gilchrist (Tufts University via Malden Catholic) turned in a lights out, four inning, one hit relief performance as the undermanned Chiefs shutout the Testa Corp. Bombers 2-0 at East Boston Stadium on Tuesday night. Gilchrist came on to begin the fourth […]

Medford Babe Ruth All-Stars Fight for EMass Title

13-year-olds in Final Four for State Championship Title The Medford Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars after winning the District 3 Championship with a victory over Arlington. Courtesy photo. After defeating Wakefield on Thursday, July 22, Medford had to face a tough local opponent in Winchester on Saturday. Going against the ace of the Winchester staff, Medford […]

Local Pols Support School Nutrition Bill

Sugary drinks such as soda would be banned for sale in schools under the legislation. Courtesy photo. State Legislature Passes School Nutrition Bill Legislation Improves Food Choices at Massachusetts Schools to Help Fight Childhood Obesity The Massachusetts Legislature today passed legislation that would ban the sale of unhealthy foods and drinks in Massachusetts public schools. […]

Medford Intercity League Baseball Action

Light Schedule for Chiefs After dropping two in a row against the Medford Americans and the Lexington Blue Sox, and drawing a scoreless tie against the Watertown Reds last week, the first place Andre Chiefs (15-7-3) are on the lookout for a win. The Chiefs are off until Tuesday, when they head to East Boston […]

Sen. Jehlen Files Debt Relief Bill

The Senate this week engrossed (passed for the first time) a bill to bring the state’s debt collection laws out of the 18th century and into the 21st. Senator Patricia Jehlen filed the bill after reading a Globe Spotlight series “Debtor’s Hell” on professional debt collectors’ abusive practices. State law shields certain property necessary for […]