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MBTA Fare Hikes, Service Cuts in Effect July 1

- Allison Goldsberry Fare hikes and service cuts put into place to help the MBTA close an anticipated $185 budget deficit will begin on Sunday, July 1. What that will mean for T riders is a 23% average increase in fares and a cut in some trains and bus lines. The fare increase will generate […]

City Council Releases Summer Meeting Schedule

The Medford City Council will meet on a less frequent basis over the summer. City Clerk Ed Finn has released the following schedule: Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Tuesday, September 25, 2012 All meeting start at 7:00 PM and are held in the Council Chambers at Medford City […]

Famed Playwright Meets with Students at Royall House

Prominent American playwright Lydia R. Diamond was the featured speaker at the annual “Giving Voice” program to benefit the Royall House and Slave Quarters held Saturday, June 9, 2012, on the museum grounds in Medford, Massachusetts. A group of local high school students participated alongside Ms. Diamond and helped demonstrate the unique ability of the […]

Rep. Markey Praises Supreme Court Decision on Healthcare Law

Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and dean of the Massachusetts delegation, released the following statement after the Supreme Court today upheld the constitutionality of the healthcare law. “Today’s decision is an historic victory for Americans across the country who will finally have the health care security they […]

Police Arrest 3 for Kidnapping, Extortion, Assault

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police have arrested three men, including a Medford man, in connection with alleged extortion, kidnapping, and assault. Police are saying the trio is involved an incident on June 19 that took place at NEQ Construction, located at 427 Riverside Avenue. The three men are accused of entering the business and beating […]

Medford Joins ‘Better Buildings Challenge’

Medford Pledges to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency and Serve as a National Model Today, Mayor McGlynn is excited to announce that Medford is joining the Better Buildings Challenge, a Department of Energy (DOE) program. In addition to the City of Medford, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is also joining the program today. The Better Buildings Challenge […]

‘Summer Stories:’ Springstep’s 1st Storytelling Art Class

Summer Stories is a brand-new class, taught by Miranda Aisling, that uses storytelling to help children connect art to their daily lives through activities like dance, collage, and cooking. The class is being offered for ages 6+ from July 10 through August 14 at Springstep, a nonprofit organization that fosters active community participation in dance, […]

Legion Baseball Team Earns Comeback Win

Medford High’s Jake Porrazzo, shown above (left) in a Medford/MC game last season, scored the Legion baseball team’s winning RBI. – Allison Goldsberry The Medford Post 45 American Legion baseball team earned a big come-from-behind victory over Chelmsford at Playstead Park on Wednesday. According to Coach Ryan Kozul, the team was down 3-0 before scoring […]

Police Arrest Pair for Bank Robberies

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police have arrested a Medford man in connection with an unarmed bank robbery that took place earlier in the month. On Friday, June 22 Medford Police and the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force obtained a warrant for the arrest of Shawn Fitzgibbon, 30, of 48 Cummings Street, for an unarmed robbery […]

City Council Approves Fiscal 2013 Budget

- Allison Goldsberry The Medford City Council approved a $139,610,534 budget for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1. The budget was approved with four councilors voting in favor and three councilors, Michael Marks, Robert Penta, and Breanna Lungo-Koehn, voting against the budget. The councilors who voted against the budget felt it could be reduced […]

Volunteers Monitor River Herring at the Mystic Lakes

Local volunteers continue to monitor river herring (Blueback and Alewife herring) at the Mystic Lakes, having observed over 21,000 herring and 1,650 American eels as of June 12, according to the Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA). In April, MyRWA launched a herring monitoring program to count river herring at the newly renovated Upper Mystic Lake […]