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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 YankeeMagazine.com/more. 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 […]

Medford Dental Hygienist to Volunteer in Haiti

Medford resident Monique DesFosses is traveling to Haiti on a volunteer trip with Christian Haitian American Partnership. DesFosses will be in Haiti from March 22 through March 28 to clean teeth in three villages and to also help in additional ways. DesFosses is a dental hygienist at Varinos Dental Associates in Peabody. She is looking […]

‘Running of the Leprechauns’ a Success

Running of the Leprechauns 5k & St. Patricks Day party was held in Medford on March 15, 2014. The event was hosted by Foundation of Friends for the bene?t of Boston Children’s Hospital. Thousands of dollars was raised to support the hospital. Medford residents Kelly Sheehan Catallo and Kelly Granara South were the organizers and […]