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Ravine Road in Stoneham Closed in July & August for MWRA Work

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will be performing work that will require the closure of Ravine Road beginning Monday, July 7th through August 31st. The closure is necessary to complete piping connections for the Spot Pond Water Storage Tank and Pump Station Project now under construction at the former Boston Regional Medical Center site. MWRA […]

Legion Baseball Team Dominates Chelmsford

Medford High’s Dom Ramasci – Allison Goldsberry The Medford Post 45 Legion baseball team followed up a tough extra inning loss to first place Ashland with an 18-1 win at Chelmsford on Sunday. Billy Christopher (Winchester) pitched six innings, giving up three hits and striking out five, according to Head Coach Ryan Kozul. Matt Marino […]

Wrights Pond Opens, City Recreation Programs Begin June 30th

Wrights Pond and Tufts Pool will be opening soon, just in time for those looking to escape the heat and officially kick off the summer season. The Pond, along with the city’s recreation programs, opens on June 30. A walk-in pass (good for 1-3 people) is $5 for the season while a $35 parking sticker […]

Public Train, Bus Fare to Increase on July 1st

Starting Tuesday, July 1 new MBTA fares will be in place, according to information released by the state. The average fare increase is about 5%. Charlie Card users will pay $1.60 for the bus and $2.10 for the subway, compared to $2.10 and $2.65 for commuters paying cash or using a Charlie Ticket. More details […]

Middlesex Jail in Cambridge Closes

Following 32 years of continuous operation, the Middlesex Jail at the Edward J. Sullivan Courthouse in Cambridge officially closed Saturday, according to information released by Sheriff Koutoujian. Koutoujian said the building was no longer suitable for housing a jail. It took two days to move the 220 people staying there to a more safe and […]

Latest News from Kitty Connection

Korbin, Cecilio Looking for Homes I am Korbin, an 8 week old little girl. I am a typical kitten full of sugar and spice…and all things nice. Sweet and adorable am I…waiting for you to take me home. My name is Cecilio and I’m a 4 year old Boxer/Hound mix weighing about 50 lbs. I […]

‘Catmobile’ in Medford July 11 & 29

The Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society’s Catmobile will be at Pet Supplies Plus on 7/11 & 7/29 in Medford offering low cost spay/neuter services for cats and kittens. The cost for a female cat is $120, $80 for a male cat and $35 for qualified ferals. The package includes spay/neuter, rabies vaccination, exam and a […]

Police Warn Residents of Several Phone Scams

- Allison Goldsberry Medford Police released an alert on Friday afternoon warning residents of several phone scams. According to police, these scams have reportedly taken place in Medford and surrounding communities. In one scam, people pose as IRS agents and try to scare victims into transferring money by telling them they owe money or risk […]

State Rep Candidate Forum June 29th

A state representative candidate forum will be held on Sunday, June 29 from 7-9PM at Tufts University’s Barnum Hall, located at 163 Packard Avenue. The moderator will be former state representative Carl Sciortino. The Medford Democrat resigned from his seat in April to lead the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. The five candidates for state […]

New Science Labs Open at MHS

After nearly a year of work, seventeen new, state of the art science labs have opened at Medford High School. The new labs will also be used by Medford Vocational Technical High School students and will support the new Biotechnology and Environmental Sciences and Robotics, Automation, and Engineering programs. The state is picking up nearly […]

Anthony Ruggieri, 80

Anthony J. Ruggieri, of North Reading, formerly of Medford, died peacefully with his loving family at his side in his final hours on Monday. He was 80. Tony was raised in Medford, the son of the late John and the late Phyllis (Cefalo) Ruggieri. After graduating Medford High School with the class of 1951, Tony […]

New Barber Shop Opens on Salem Street

On Sunday, June 22 Richard Silvestro held a grand opening for his new barber shop on Salem Street. The New England Hair Academy graduate worked in a Melrose barber shop for eight years perfecting his craft. Silvestro has always been interested in opening up his own place and was waiting for the right location and […]