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Mystic Art Gallery Offers Jewelry-Making Classes

Kick off spring with some fun, fashionable jewelry! Two local artists are offering jewelry classes at Medford’s Mystic Art Gallery this month. Louise Musto-Choate is holding a two-class workshop, “Introduction to Silver Metal Clay Jewelry.” Students will learn how to turn precious metal clay into silver jewelry. Participants will have pieces to take home after […]

Movie Filming in Medford

Recently major Hollywood stars, including Christian Bale and Jeremy Renner, have been spotted around Medford and other locations in Massachusetts shooting a movie. According to On Location Vacations, an untitled David O. Russell movie is filming in the area. The movie is about the FBI’s Abscam public corruption investigation in the 1970’s. Other stars in […]

Mayor Joins Others in Call to Prevent Gun Violence

Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn joined other mayors from across the country in a call to urge the Senate to act to prevent gun violence. The public call is on the behalf of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization founded in 2006 by Medford native and current New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mayor McGlynn released […]

Coakley, Sciortino Voice Support for Marriage Equality

Two prominent Medford residents, Attorney General Martha Coakley and State Representative Carl Sciortino, recently expressed their support for marriage equality. The US Supreme Court is currently hearing two arguments that could affect gay marriage and its legality nation-wide. “Our office challenged the Defense of Marriage Act four years ago because it is an unconstitutional law […]

Markey in Favor of Marriage Equality

Markey: Time For Marriage Equality Has Arrived Rep. Ed Markey released the following statement Tuesday on the fight for marriage equality as the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments regarding California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act: “The fight for marriage equality should not be about politics. It is about basic freedoms […]

City Appoints New Energy & Environment Director

Medford’s new Energy and Environment Director Alicia Hunt (pictured, far right) with Mayor Michael McGlynn in a Prius on-loan to the city in 2011. The City of Medford is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Hunt as the new Director of Energy & Environment/Environmental Agent for the City. Alicia has served in the Office […]

Tufts Announces Upcoming Public Concerts

Updated 8:27PM Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Tufts Grad Student Composers 2D April 3rd The Tufts University Department of Music presents Tufts Grad Student Composers 2D, a concert of new works by Tufts composers Benjamin Pesetsky and Logan Wright in the Distler Performance Hall at the Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center on Wednesday, April 3, […]

Medford Churches Host Joint Blessing of the Palms

Medford’s Grace Episcopal Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church held a joint event in honor of Christianity’s holiest time of the year. In a new spin on an old tradition, Grace Episcopal Church processed to St. Joseph’s this year for the annual joint Blessing of the Palms service. In years past St. Joseph’s always came […]

Passport to the Future: Free Informational Programs on Aging, Caregiving, Finances Continues Mar. 28

When you decide that you would like to go on a trip you are probably going to invest a significant amount of time making preparations. Of course you want to identify your destination, and you will probably develop an itinerary. If you are like many people, you will consider all the contingencies that may arise […]

Medford Woman Pleads Guilty to Husband’s Murder

Shawntina Burston is pictured during her arraignment in 2011. Pool Photo By Jarret Bencks. – Allison Goldsberry A Medford woman has pleaded guilty for the stabbing death of her husband, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone. Shawntina Burston, 40, pleaded guilty Monday in Middlesex Superior Court to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Judge Peter […]