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Analysis Says Medford One of Most Expensive Places in State to Insure Car

An analysis by ValuePenguin has concluded that Medford ranked in the top 10% most expensive cities in Massachusetts for car insurance. The company said it analyzed rates for seven different driver profiles from 35 insurers and 179 cities, and based on survey data, the average cost of car insurance in Massachusetts is $1,347. Annual premiums […]

Legislature Enacts Transportation Bond Bill

Representative Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden) joined his colleagues in the Massachusetts Legislature to enact a $12.766 billion transportation finance bill to bolster the state’s transportation systems, improve existing infrastructure and assist Massachusetts’ communities in funding local projects.  The bond bill authorizes $300 million in Chapter 90 funding to help municipalities complete road, bridge and […]

MHS Baseball Team Defeats Somerville, Cambridge

– Allison Goldsberry The Medford High School baseball team is 3-0 so far in the GBL following wins over Somerville and Cambridge. On Monday Medford defeated Somerville 11-3 at Playstead Park. Highlander first year head coach Sal Mendonca (and former Mustang freshman coach) and his team faced his former freshman players, now seniors. Medford’s Shawn […]

Mustang Softball Team Earns GBL Wins

– Allison Goldsberry The Medford High School girls softball team followed up Monday’s win over Somerville with a 10-2 home victory over Cambridge on Tuesday. Sophomore ace Ashley Eisnor once again dominated her opponents, striking out twelve while pitching a two hitter, according to Head Coach Jack Dempsey. She also contributed an RBI single. The […]

MBTA Fare Change Public Meeting April 30th

The MBTA is holding one of several public meetings on proposed fare increases in Medford this month. The meeting is taking place on Wednesday, April 30 from 6-8PM at Medford City Hall. The MBTA is proposing to increase fares by 5% as of July 1, 2014. According to information posted on the MBTA website, the […]

Fans Come Out for Red Sox World Series Trophy

On Saturday, April 26th Red Sox fans were able to spend some time with the 2013 World Series Trophy. The trophy made appearances at Medford City Hall and John Brewer’s Tavern in Malden. A small donation for a photo with the trophy was donated to the Krystle Campbell scholarship fund at Medford High School. Pictured: […]

DiBenedetto Launches State Rep Campaign

Medford School Committee Member and life-long Somerville/Medford resident announces campaign to represent citizens in the 34th Middlesex District With members of her family by her side, Medford School Committee member Erin DiBenedetto delivered hundreds of signatures to the Secretary of State’s office this morning officially kicking off her campaign for State Representative in the 34th […]

Rep. Donato Meets with Police Chiefs

Representative Paul J. Donato (D-Medford, Malden) and his colleague Representative Wayne Matewsky (D-Everett) recently attended the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association’s Legislative Breakfast at the State House and met with their local police chiefs. Pictured left to right are Everett Chief Steven A. Mazzie, Representative Wayne Matewsky, Malden Chief Kevin Molis, Representative Paul J. […]

DA Ryan Sponsors Narcan Training for First Responders in Local Area

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan sponsored a training for police officers and firefighters from across Middlesex County in how to use the drug Narcan for the treatment of opioid overdoses. “The dangers of illegal drug use and abuse, especially the use of heroin, have, unfortunately, become very well known in recent weeks,” District Attorney Ryan […]

Mustang Baseball, Softball Team Face GBL Rivals This Week

Both the Mustang baseball and softball teams will compete against Somerville and Cambridge this week. The baseball team hosts Somerville on Monday at Playstead Park while the softball team is on the road. On Tuesday the softball team will host Cambridge at Columbus Park while the baseball team will be in Falcon territory. First pitch […]