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Young Girl Rescued from Near Drowning

- Allison Goldsberry Thanks to the quick actions of five people at Wrights Pond on August 17, a little Medford girl was saved from nearly drowning. On that day Sophia Bendok, 11, and Sky Trapella, 12, noticed Semrawit Ghebrelul, 3, on the bottom of the pond under about three feet of water. The two girls […]

Tufts Class of 2016 Moves In

On Wednesday, August 29 1,310 students moved into Tufts University. The class of 2016 is the most selective in Tufts’ history, with only 21% of applicants accepted, according to information published by Tufts. New Tufts president Anthony Monaco participated in his first matriculation ceremony. Photo by Kelvin Ma. Orientation volunteers move stuff into Miller Hall. […]

Knife Sharpening at Farmers Market Thursday

On Thursday dull knives and gardening clippers can be brought back to life by On The Edge Knife Sharpening, a vendor that is participating in the Medford Farmers Market on August 30 only. According to the farmers market newsletter, sixteen vendors will participate in the market this week and live music will be performed by […]

New Principals to Meet with Parents

- Allison Goldsberry New principals for Medford High School and the Columbus Elementary School have planned events to meet with parents and students. Medford High School Headmaster Dr. John Perella is holding a second “Meet the Headmaster Night” event on Thursday, August 30 from 7-8PM in the Medford High School library. “It is with great […]

Tufts Ranked High for Contribution to Society

A ranking of universities published by Washington Monthly focuses on schools’ contribution to the public good rather than reputation, perceived prestige, or selectivity. Tufts University is number twenty-five on this list, receiving a 69 out of a total score of 100. The number one school? The University of California-San Diego. Washington Monthly said it ranked […]

Sisters Against Ovarian Cancer Walk September 8

Spirit of Medford Woman Lives on in 5th Annual ‘Step Up and Break the Silence’ Walk Some of the participants of last year’s walk. Photo courtesy Judy Budny. – Allison Goldsberry Sisters Against Ovarian Cancer will be hosting their fifth annual walk in honor of their founding member, Marie Spinale, on Saturday, September 8 at […]

Andre Chiefs League Champions, 1st Time Since 1997

Chiefs Top Blue Sox Sunday in Deciding Game 5 on Sunday Story Updated 8:08AM Monday, August 27, 2012 – Stephen Freker, Medford Daily Mercury/Malden Evening News Jared Freni’s done plenty this summer throwing smoke off the mound for the Andre Chiefs. But there are two items that could not be brought up prior to last […]

Sheriff’s Community Works Program in Medford

Sheriff Koutoujian, left, and Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn, right, at the DPW’s temporary work site on Thursday. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian was in Medford Thursday, Aug. 23, to check the progress of work being done by a Community Work Program (CWP) crew on the Medford Department of Public Work’s temporary city yards at 48 […]

Chiefs Take Game 2 in Playoff Series With Blue Sox

Game 3 Thursday Night in Lexington – Bruce Tilman for the Andre Chiefs Mike Andre (right) delivered a two out, two RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Chiefs to a come from behind and edge of your seat 3-2 win in Game Two of the Intercity League ‘s Championship […]

Tri-CAP Malden River Festival September 22

Join Your Friends and Neighbors at the Third Annual Malden River Festival at the Park at River’s Edge, Saturday, September 22, 2012 Tri-City Community Action Program, Inc., invites you, your family, neighbors and friends to join us in the 3rd Annual Malden River Festival, at the Park at River’s Edge, on Saturday, September 22, 2012, […]

Freni Lifts Chiefs to Victory

Medford’s Andre Chiefs Take Game 1 in Playoff Series with Lexington Blue Sox Right-hander Jared Freni tossed a twelve strikeout, four hit gem to give the Chiefs a 2-0 win and a one game to none lead in opener of the Intercity League’s best of five championship series on Tuesday night in Lexington. Game Two […]