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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 […]

MHS Art Students Create Newtown Memorial

Students in a Ceramics 2 class at Medford High School created a special art installation sculpture as a memorial to the Newtown, Connecticut victims. The memorial contains twenty-six pairs of shoes, which were donated by school staff, to represent each of the victims. It is located in the main lobby of Medford High School and […]

City Council Approves Property Tax Rate

Story Updated 5:07PM Wednesday, December 19, 2012 – Allison Goldsberry On Tuesday night the Medford City Council accepted the City Assessors’ recommendation for property tax rates for fiscal year 2013. The new residential tax rate is $12.36, compared to $12.03 for last year. The 2013 commercial, industrial, and person property tax rate is $24.39, up […]

Boys Hockey Team to ‘Rally for Calle’

When the boys varsity ice hockey team hosts Norwell on Saturday, both teams will be playing in support of a little girl battling cancer. Caroline “Calle” Cronk is a 5-year-old Norwell girl who is battling a rare form of cancer. Calle will be at LoConte Rink on Saturday during the game and will receive a […]

City: ‘Record Year’ for Winter Clothing Drive

According to the City of Medford’s Veterans Services Office, its annual winter clothing drive for homeless veterans received a record number of donations. All of the donations received went to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. “It was amazing to see Medford residents come together and support our veterans in these tough economic times!” […]