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Pinky’s Famous Pizza Owner Busted for Pot

- Allison Goldsberry A Medford pizza shop owner has been arrested and arraigned after over $750,000 worth of high-grade marijuana was found in his possession, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Nikita Yanakopulos, 34, of Medford, was arrested on August 26 and arraigned on August 29 in Malden District Court on a charge of […]

Hurricane Puts NYC Mayor, Medford Native, in Spotlight

Mayor Bloomberg tours the new NYPD Joint Operation Center on August 28. Photo by Edward Reed. New York City Mayor and Medford native Michael Bloomberg was thrust into the national spotlight as he helped lead his city through what could have been a major disaster for the Big Apple. Mayor Bloomberg had to make some […]

Big Names Coming to Chevalier Theatre in Fall

If you’ve never experienced a live event at Medford’s majestic Chevalier Theatre, this fall would be the perfect opportunity. Several talented and well-known acts will grace the Chevalier’s stage, including Rick Spingfield, “Chicago,” and The Fab Four. Grammy Award winner Rick Springfield will be in town for a show on Saturday, September 10. Famous for […]

Kiwanians Attend District Convention

The New England District of Kiwanis International recently held the 93rd Annual New England District Convention at Warwick, Rhode Island. Three hundred and nine (309) Kiwanis members and their guests from the six New England states and Bermuda attended. This represented 73 different Kiwanis clubs. Past Lieutenant Governor Paul J. Donato from the Kiwanis Club […]

Aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene

Vicious wind gusts from Tropical Storm Irene ripped vinyl siding clean off this South Medford home. Photos by Frankie Imbergamo. This majestic Riverside Avenue willow tree, which some say is the oldest one in Medford, lost some of its grandeur on Sunday during the storm. – InsideMedford.com

Chiefs Tie Series with Blue Sox

Mike Andre is greeted at home plate by his teammates after hitting a grand slam in the bottom of the tenth. Photo courtesy www.andrechiefs.com. Andre Walk Off 10th Inning Grand Slam Lifts Chiefs Past Lexington, 6-2; Deciding Game 5 Tuesday Mike Andre hit a walk off grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning […]

Challenger Game Highlight of Baseball Tournament

Malden All-star John Marsinelli heads to first base after getting a hit during the Challenger Division game of the Medford Invitational Tournament. According the Wikipedia, the question of the origins of baseball has been the subject of debate and controversy for more than a century. Baseball and the other modern bat, ball and running games, […]

Farmers Market Vendors Donating to Local Food Pantry

When Pigs Fly Bread Company is one of several vendors of the Medford Farmers Market that is donating its leftover product to a local food pantry. Last week the Medford Farmers Market began a new initiative to help feed local families in need. Several vendors are now donating their leftover product from the end of […]

Mark Your Calendars for the Upcoming Football Season

Meet the 2011 Mustang football team: Team captains Max Clancy, Nick Olivier, Steve Center, and Chris Bucknam with Head Coach Rico Dello Iacono. Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen Coaches Bob Lauria (Freshmen), Kevin Clifford (Freshmen), Craig Drauschke (Offensive/Defensive Line), John Donahue (Running Backs/Defensive Ends), Greg Moscatel (Running Backs/Linebackers) Jason Nascimento (Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Wide Receivers/Defensive […]

Irene Blows in as Tropical Storm

Hurricane Irene had weakened to a tropical storm by the time she traveled up the East Coast and affected the Medford area on Sunday. High winds and heavy rain brought down entire trees, tree limbs, and knocked out the power for varying amounts of time in different areas of the city. While some questioned the […]