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Tufts Art Gallery Announces Upcoming Events

Illuminated Geographies: Pakistani Miniaturist Practice in the Wake of the Global Turn The Tufts University Art Gallery at the Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center is proud to present Illuminated Geographies: Pakistani Miniaturist Practice in the Wake of the Global Turn, featuring new works by Ambreen Butt, Faiza Butt, Murad Khan Mumtaz, and Saira Wasim, […]

More Snow Coming Wednesday Night, Thursday

– Allison Goldsberry An active storm system that has wreaked havoc in other parts of the country is heading into Medford and the area Wednesday night. Despite the heavy snow and severe weather in other states, the storm is expected to bring only an inch or two of snow to the Boston area. According to […]

Voke, Rotary Collaborate on Annual Food Drive

Once again I have had the privilege of working with the students of the Medford Vocational Technical High School on the annual Voke Food Drive. This year, the students and staff contributed nearly 2,500 food items to the Rotary Club of Medford project that helped fill 165 boxes of food. The highlight of this endeavor […]

Merry Christmas!

The Nativity in front of the Immaculate Conception Church of Malden/Medford.

White Christmas a Possibility

– Allison Goldsberry The latest forecast from the National Weather Service says a couple inches of snow could arrive just in time for Christmas. A “light snowfall” is anticipated to fall Christmas Eve into Christmas morning. The snow will hang around until the early afternoon before transitioning into a wintry mix. The NWS says a […]

DA Leone Sends School Safety Letter to Local Superintendents

Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone has issued the following letter to Middlesex County School Superintendents. The District Attorney’s office, along with its non-profit partner, Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, has been leading efforts and programs on school safety, mental health, teen substance abuse, violence prevention, among others, according to a public statement. The DA’s office said […]

Markey Speaks Out on NRA Response to Newtown Shooting

Lawmaker led Congressional effort that resulted in ban of Chinese assault weapons Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement after the National Rifle Association press conference addressing the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “On the same day families lay three more children to […]

Holiday Schedule for Free Public Skating at LoConte

Updated 9:01AM Saturday, December 29, 2012 Free public skating at LoConte Rink will take place at the following times during the holidays: Wednesday, December 26 1-5pm Thursday, December 27 1-5pm Friday, December 28 1-5pm Saturday, December 29- CANCELLED due to forecast 6-9pm Sunday, December 30 2-4pm Monday, December 31 12-3pm The rink is located at […]

Church Group Offers Public Blessings

During morning rush hour on Wednesday a small group from Grace Episcopal Church offered blessings at the West Medford Commuter Rail station. The “Blessing Station,” according to The Reverend Noah H. Evans, was an attempt to “help bring peace and comfort during this darkest week of the year.” “The team is aware that while this […]

Bloomberg: 6 Ways to Stop Gun Madness

The slaughter of 20 innocent children and the six adults who tried to save them in Newtown, Conn., marked a turning point in our national consciousness. For more than a decade, both parties in Washington have mostly looked the other way when mass shootings occur. And they have mostly ignored the 34 victims who are […]