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Tufts Announces New President

Scientist, Oxford Chancellor to Take Over in Summer of 2011 Anthony P. Monaco, M.D., Ph.D., pro-vice-chancellor for planning and resources at the University of Oxford and a distinguished neuroscientist who identified the first gene specifically involved in human speech and language, has been named Tufts University’s 13th president by the institution’s board of trustees. Monaco […]

Mustangs Compete in Annual Turkey Toss

The Mustang football team participated in Kiss 108 FM’s annual turkey toss the day before Thanksgiving. Even though Medford didn’t win (the “winner” is the team who manages to throw the frozen bird the farthest as well as catch it), what’s more important is who didn’t win. Everett, the reigning turkey toss champion, was ousted […]

Springstep Hosts Free Holiday Bazaar December 12

Event to Feature Arts and Crafts from Local Artists On Sunday, December 12th from 12-3pm, Springstep will host a free Holiday Bazaar for people of all ages at its facility in Medford Square. Produced in collaboration with the Bulgarian-American Center Madara, the Bazaar will provide an opportunity to shop for the perfect holiday gift from […]

Colleagues Remember Sheriff DiPaola

Sheriff James DiPaola, far right, joined Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn and Congressman Ed Markey at a press conference in Melrose in October. The three men were close. Courtesy photo. The suicide of Middlesex Sheriff Jim DiPaola has shocked and saddened those who knew him, including his political colleagues. Congressman Edward Markey, a Malden native like […]

City Holiday Celebration Wednesday, December 1

To Kick off the Holiday Season in Style, Mayor Michael McGlynn cordially invites you and your family to: Medford’s 22nd Annual Holiday Celebration! Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 4:30-7:30PM Medford City Hall Activities This FREE event will feature: – The Lighting of City Hall! The Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah, the Christmas Tree and the Kwanza […]

Medford Jingle Bell Festival December 1-7

Every year trees like the ones above are decorated and donated by local organizations, business, families, and individuals and are raffled off to raise money for the Community Family’s Buddy Coholan Memory Loss Center. Medford’s Jingle Bell Festival is happening Dec 1 – 7. This is the 12th Anniversary of the event and it includes […]

Sal’s Pizza Supports Toys For Tots

Pizza Discount, Free Soda for Customers Who Donate Toys For the fourth year in a row, Sal’s Pizza, Inc. has teamed up to collect gifts for the Toys For Tots program. Customers are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to any Sal’s Pizza location right up until December 15th. In return for their donation, […]

Jim DiPaola Takes Own Life

Middlesex Sheriff Ends Life in Maine Saturday – Allison Goldsberry Middlesex County Sheriff Jim DiPaola has taken his own life, according to several local sources. DiPaola shot himself in Wells, Maine on Saturday afternoon. The popular sheriff, 57, had been criticized publicly in recent weeks over attempting to retire and collect his pension and salary […]

Thanksgiving 2010

Medford, Malden Meet for 123rd Game in Thanksgiving Rivalry It appeared more Medford than Malden football fans endured the cold at MacDonald Stadium early Thursday morning in Malden to catch the 123rd Thanksgiving Day classic. The Golden Tornadoes shut out the Mustangs, 29-0, despite putting forth a solid effort in the first half, which ended […]

Medford, Malden Break Bread Before Big Game

Members of the Medford and Malden football programs continued the tradition of having lunching together before the annual Thanksgiving classic. Head Coach Rico Dello Iacono, Athletic Director Bob Maloney, and Mustang football captains Alec Finn and Nick Murphy joined their Malden counterparts, including Head Coach Joe Pappagallo, Athletic Director Dan Keefe, and Principal Dana Brown, […]

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office Under Investigation

State Ethics Commission Investigating; Sheriff DiPaola Denies Connection to Pension Flap The Middlesex Sheriff’s Office is under investigation by the State Ethics Commission, according to Boston.com. Sheriff Jim DiPaola says the investigation has nothing to do with his resignation following his attempt to retire and collect both his salary and pension simultaneously. According to the […]

Rep. Markey Votes to Extend Unemployment Benefits

Representative Edward J. Markey (D-Mass), the dean of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R 6419, The Emergency Unemployment Compensation Continuation Act, a bill to extend temporary unemployment insurance: “Americans who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own could lose critical unemployment insurance benefits as […]