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Harvard Street to be Closed Briefly for Green Line Construction Work April 26th

The section of Harvard Street between Main Street and Boston Avenue will be closed for a brief period at the end of the month for Green Line extension construction. According to a notice released by the state’s Green Line Extension team, Harvard Street will be closed beginning at 2AM on Saturday, April 26 and will […]

Paul Revere Comes to Medford

Medford held its annual Patriot’s Day events on Monday to mark the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolution. The morning always includes a visit from Paul Revere, who rode through Medford on his infamous ride to warn colonists of the coming of the “regulars.” Photos by Vicki Halal, Mary Sbuttoni, and Bob […]

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 […]

Medford Patriot’s Day Celebration April 21st

The city of Medford will hold its annual Patriot’s Day celebration on Monday, April 15. The event kicks off with a POW/MIA flag raising ceremony at Medford City Hall at 10AM. Next, participants walk over to the historic Salem Street Burial Ground for the Patriot’s Day Service at 10:15AM. For the last part of the […]

City Unveils Plan for Park to Honor Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

On Friday Mayor Michael McGlynn announced plans to build a park to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The “Peace Garden” will honor Medford native Krystle Campbell as well as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, BU student Lingzi Lu, and 8-year-old Martin Richard. It will be located in front of Medford’s Senior Center […]

Campbells: There is Not a Day That Passes Without Our Thinking of Our Daughter

The family of Medford native Krystle Campbell has released the following statement as the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaches. Bill and Patricia Campbell are pictured above during last June’s Walk for Krystle event, which raised money for a scholarship at Medford High School in her name. The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings […]

Medford Resident Wins Magazine Photo Contest

Tim Bartlett of Medford, Massachusetts, Wins 1st Place in Yankee Magazine’s Second Annual Reader Photo Contest Tim Bartlett’s photograph won first place in Yankee Magazine’s “My New England” reader photo contest. Winning photographs are featured in Yankee’s March/April 2014 issue, on newsstands now, starting on page 62 and online at Bartlett lives in Medford, […]

Friends of the Mystic Spring Cleanup April 26

Friends of the Mystic River will hold its 19th annual Mystic River Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the fifth year in a row, the Spring Cleanup meeting place will be at the Hormel Stadium parking lot adjacent to Mystic Riverbend Park. Volunteers are invited to meet at […]

City to Build Peace Garden in Honor of Boston Marathon Bombing Victims

The city plans to build a “peace garden” in honor of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, according to information released by Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office. The Peace Garden, which will cost $1 million, will be located next to the Hyatt Place Hotel in Medford Square. It will have a path with bronze […]

Construction to Affect Traffic Flow at Winthrop/High Rotary

- Allison Goldsberry A major drainage improvement project that has had construction in the area of Winthrop Street and Mystic Valley Parkway for the past few months will wrap up and move up the street to the rotary. According to City Engineer Cassandra Koutalidis, the contractor will conclude its work in the area in the […]

Antique Appraisals Available Saturday, April 5th

Do you ever wonder what that little chair in the corner of your garage is worth? Dust off your precious objects and bring them in to be appraised by professional appraisers from Kaminski Auctions of Beverly. This is a fundraiser for the Medford Historical Society & Museum. Appraisal costs are $10 for each item or […]

Billboard Campaign Promotes Run for Krystle

Clear Channel Outdoor has donated billboard space to promote the Run for Krystle, which will benefit the University of Massachusetts Krystle Campbell Scholarship fund. Krystle Campbell, an inspiring, hardworking young woman from Medford who had attended the University of Massachusetts Boston, was killed in the 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon. The scholarship will support […]