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Tufts Completes $1.2 Billion Fundraising Campaign

Tufts University has completed its $1.2 billion Beyond Boundaries campaign, the largest fundraising effort in the university’s 159-year history, despite the most challenging economic environment in decades. Successful completion of the campaign comes as Tufts President Lawrence S. Bacow prepares to step down following 10 years of service. Nearly 140,000 donors contributed $434 million for […]

Medford Kids Participate in Youth Lax All-Star Game

On Saturday, June 25 three Medford Youth Lacrosse players represented the U11 team at the annual Massachusetts Boys Youth Lacrosse Northwest Region All Star game. Jasper Su, Philip (PJ) Haberstroh and Isaiah Howard played for the black team, which beat the white team 9-5. Su and Haberstroh each netted a goal while Howard and Su […]

City Works to Keep Train Horns Quiet

Chuck D’Antonio took this photo of part of a new railroad crossing barrier on Canal Street. Traffic Medians at West Medford Railroad Crossing to be Installed This Week Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, along with Local, State and Federal Officials are working closely with the Federal Railroad Administration to implement several mitigation measures that will allow […]

Medford Soccer Has Successful Spring Season

Medford Soccer had a very successful Spring season, including sending numerous teams to playoff competition. The GU16-1 Division 1 Mustangs had an unbelievable showing at the Massachusetts Tournament of Champions (MTOC state playoffs). The Mustangs went 2-1 beating Falmouth 1-0 and Plymouth 3-1 (both teams were undefeated in their respective league play going into MTOCs). […]

Free Zumba Classes this Summer at Grace Church

People participating in a free Zumba class during Grace Church’s Let’s Move, Medford event in early June. Courtesy photo. As part of it’s Let’s Move Medford campaign, Grace Episcopal Church is excited to offer free Zumba classes this summer. The classes are open to all fitness levels for teens and adults. Join certified Zumba instructor […]

Changing the Status Quo for Offenders & Families

By Senator Karen Spilka and Representative Paul Donato At a recent hearing at the State House, Juan X stated that at the age of 13, he was thrust into the juvenile justice system for fighting and other behavior problems in school. Over the course of four years in state custody, his underlying bipolar disorder was […]

Caraviello Kicks Off City Council Campaign

Rick Caraviello kicked off his campaign for Medford City Council on Thursday night at the VFW before a standing room only crowd of 250 people. Several state and local officials where in attendance, as he vowed, if elected, to use his many years of public service to help the citizens of this city. “Being involved […]

School Committee Candidate Comments on Budget

Hello Everyone, I want to take a moment to comment on Monday, June 20th School Committee Budget Meeting and start off by thanking Mayor McGlynn and the School Committee for an outstanding job helping us to approve a budget for the 20011-2012 school year. That being said the real champions of the night’s meeting were […]

Byers Declares Candidacy for Mayor

Advocate for the disadvantaged and well-known sports enthusiast, John Byers 2nd, has involved himself in Medford politics his entire life. ‘Michael J. McGlynn is a great guy, but as Mayor he’s been absolutely tone-deaf to the needs of the disabled community” says the Mayoral candidate. Byers can personally attest to that as he chose not […]

City Council Passes $133 Mil.+ Budget

- Allison Goldsberry The Medford City Council passed a budget for the city for fiscal year 2012. The budget passed with six councilors in favor and one absent, as City Councilor Robert Penta is on vacation. The budget for fiscal year 2012, which begins July 1, is $133,285,781. The breakdown is $88,385,781 for municipal services […]

Medford Intercity League Baseball Action

Americans Visit Chiefs Wednesday The 3-7 Medford Americans will take a trip across town to visit the 5-3 Andre Chiefs on Wednesday, June 29. The Chiefs are hosting the Americans at 6:00PM at Tufts University’s Huskins Field. On Thursday the Chiefs are scheduled to host the 5-3 Reading Bulldogs, who will be without Bulldog and […]

Stopping for a Drink

After several days of rain, the sun is shining, flowers are vibrant, and the heat is back in Medford.  Local architect and photographer Doug Shoop caught this photo of an ant that appears to be getting a drink in his Medford yard. – InsideMedford.com