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Slavery Theme of 2012 Community Read

The Library’s annual Community Read program will begin Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.with a program on West Africa presented by photo journalist Barry Pell. We have a very interesting program of events planned for April and May (see events listing below and at www.medfordlibrary.org). See the Library website for program details. Copies of all […]

Tufts Crew Team Opens Season at Home Saturday

The Tufts men’s and women’s rowing teams open the season this weekend with home races Saturday and Sunday. The Jumbos’ home races take place at the Park at River’s Edge, 300 River’s Edge Drive, Medford, and are open to the public Both teams will race against Tulane on Saturday, starting at 8:30 am. On Sunday […]

Shop at Whole Foods April 3, Support Farmers Market

Cortland apples from Spring Brook Farm of Littleton at the Medford Farmers Market last season. The Medford Farmers Market will be the latest community organization to benefit from Whole Foods Market’s community giving days in which 5% of sales from a certain day are donated to a particular organization. On Tuesday April 3, 2012, 5% […]

MBTA Proposes Fare Hikes, Service Cuts

- Allison Goldsberry The state transportation department and MBTA announced Wednesday a plan to close an anticipated $185 million budget deficit for next year. “Under the proposal, the MBTA will use a combination of administrative efficiencies, fare increases, service changes and one-time revenues to close the gap,” said a statement on MBTA.com. What that will […]

Walk/Ride Day Friday, March 30

Fifteen businesses now participating in monthly car-free program Three more local, independent retail businesses have joined Medford Walk/Ride Days in March, bringing the new count of participants to fifteen. Walk/Ride Days is an innovative program that encourages alternatives to driving and helps to build community. On the last Friday of each month, Walk/Ride partners offer […]

MassDOT Seeks Input on Route 93 Bridge Project

Photo courtesy MassDOT. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking feedback on the massive construction project that replaced fourteen Route 93 bridges in Medford this summer. According to MassDOT, a project of that scope would normally take four years, but new bridge construction technology made it possible in just […]

Tufts Selects New Provost, Senior VP

Tufts University announced that David R. Harris, senior associate dean at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and a former deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will become Tufts’ next provost and senior vice president, effective July 1, 2012. Harris, 42, is an expert on race and ethnicity, […]

Animal Control, ‘Supportive Housing’ Bills Move Forward

Senate Passes Sen. Jehlen’s Animal Control Bill On Thursday, March 22, the Senate passed An Act Further Regulating Municipal Animal Control. This bill, sponsored by Senator Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), updates and modernizes the animal control laws in the Commonwealth, some of which date back to the 1800s. “This is an important piece of legislation that […]

MHS Robotics Team Earns 8th Place at Tournament

The Medford High School Robotics Team earned eighth place in the 2012 New England Regional Botball Tournament on Saturday, March 24. Held at the Costello Gym at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, the tournament attracted teams from 22 high schools across New England. The Medford High Robotics Team also earned third place in the […]

Free Home Energy Efficiency Workshop March 28

Are your energy bills high? Do you spend a lot on natural gas in the winter or a lot on electricity all year round? Do you wish they were lower but you’re not sure what to do about it? Maybe you know what to do about it but you don’t really think you can afford […]

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ Opens Thursday

Musical Will Run March 29, 30, 31 The Medford High School Drama Club is proud to announce this year’s spring musical – The Drowsy Chaperone. The multi-talented cast will take the stage of the newly renovated Caron Theater at Medford High School on Thursday, March 29; Friday, March 30; and Saturday, March 31. All evening […]

Car Crashes into Tree on Lawrence Road

A car crashed into a tree on Lawrence Road on Tuesday afternoon. An unidentified male driver from Maine was injured in the crash. The accident occurred around 3PM at the corner of Lawrence and Summit Road, directly across from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Tire marks and debris on the scene made it appear the car swerved […]