About

Welcome to InsideMedford.com, Medford’s first local news website exclusively dedicated to Medford news! Its goal is to be a central place where residents can get the latest Medford news any time, every day. It’s designed to be interactive so readers can submit comments and stories.

InsideMedford.com was founded in July 2007 by Allison Goldsberry, a local journalist and lifelong Medford resident (4th generation). Allison, a 2003 Tufts grad, has written for the Medford Daily Mercury and spent two years as an Assignment Editor at WBZ-TV.

After being laid off by WBZ in January 2007, Allison spent time learning how to create websites and launched InsideMedford.com. She has worked full-time for the Medford Public Schools since December 2007. Allison is the school district webmaster, oversees the city website, and also teaches web design at Medford High School. She is currently earning a Master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

How the Site is Organized

The latest news is always found on the front page of InsideMedford.com. Each story is categorized (Sports Highlights, Business News, City Hall, etc.). To view all of the stories in one category, simply click on the category name in the story or along the right side of the website. You can also view all of the stories of the day by clicking on that day’s date in the calendar.

There is a search function at the top of the page to help you find particular stories by key word. Stories are also automatically stored in the archive, which is organized by month. Just click on Archives to access older stories.

Posting Comments on Stories

Readers are encouraged to sound off on stories and post comments. Think of this as the web equivalent to a newspaper’s letter to the editor, except there is no limit to the number of comments and comments can appear in a matter of minutes.

Simply click on “Comments” at the end of a story to post a comment. Comments will appear after approval by editorial staff. The comments that are posted do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or anyone else associated with InsideMedford.com and are exclusively the views of the person who posted the comment. We discourage personal attacks and comments containing personal attacks or offensive language will be edited and in some cases might not be posted at all.

Commenters do not have to leave full names, however it is encouraged.  Those who do not leave their real names yet who personally name individuals in their comments in a derogatory manner will have their comments edited as the editorial staff sees fit.  InsideMedford.com reserves the right to not publish critical comments where users do not provide a valid email address and name.

Useful Medford Links

This site also contains links to various Medford related groups, people, and organizations along the right side of the page. Please contact us at news@insidemedford.com if you’d like us to link to your site.

Disclaimer

While InsideMedford.com ensures that all the information on this site is updated and accurate, we cannot be held responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, resulting from any use of this information. InsideMedford.com shall not be liable for and assumes no responsibility for any damages to, or any infection by viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, malware, or anything else that may infect a reader’s computer, its related accessories, devices (including but not limited to any cellular device), or other property as a result of the reader’s access to the site. InsideMedford.com accepts no responsibility for any websites it links to that are not under the control of InsideMedford.com.

Copyright

Copyright 2007-2014 InsideMedford.com. The content within this site is strictly protected by copyright. The information and material contained on InsideMedford.com is for personal and home use only, and is not to be reproduced, downloaded, or distributed for commercial purposes or financial gain without the express written consent of the publisher. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution of InsideMedford.com’s information, media (including but not limited to photographs, graphics, and video), or data is a breach of copyright protection and will result in legal action.

Privacy Policy

InsideMedford.com regularly collects data on its web traffic, such as the number of unique visitors, pageviews, hits, etc. This information does not identify particular individuals and is only used for legitimate purposes. Any information collected from users of InsideMedford.com such as email addresses or other personal information will not be sold or traded. Personal information contained within the comments written on this website is posted at the sole discretion of the user and InsideMedford.com shall not be held liable for any loss or damages, direct or indirect, that result from personal information posted by users.