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What to Know About the City’s New Parking Program

Medford is launching a new parking program in January. The program includes meters in city squares, increased enforcement, and an online hub,, that has important information about the new system and allows online payments. When does the new program go into effect? According to the city website, the new parking program will “be live” […]

Vocational School to Offer New Program for Students, Serve as Home for New Public Access TV Station

On Friday city and school officials met at Medford Vocational-Technical High School to announce a draft proposal for a new television studio. The TV studio would serve vocational students in a new broadcast and radio program and would also be used as a public access facility. According to City Solicitor Mark Rumley, the city will […]

Despite Lower Rates, Property Taxes to Increase in 2015

The Medford City Council recently approved new property tax rates for 2015. Even though the residential and commercial property tax rates are lower than 2014, the average tax bill will increase due to higher property values. The new residential rate is $11.70 while the commercial rate is $22.77. The rate is determined by the need […]

Councilor Camuso Not Seeking Re-Election in 2015

Long-time Medford City Councilor Paul Camuso announced today he will not seek re-election in 2015. The following is an announcement Camuso released on Thursday afternoon: Dear Friends and Colleagues: As the New Year approaches and after consulting with my family, I have decided that I will not seek reelection to the Medford City Council in […]

Medford Receives $200K from Wynn Resorts

Wynn Resorts presented a $200,000 check to Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn today to support the Krystle Campbell Memorial Peace Garden in Medford. The payment is part of a Surrounding Community Agreement between the city and Wynn, which was awarded the Greater Boston gaming license and is building a $1.6 billion, five-star resort in Everett. The […]

Interfaith Event Marks Anniversary of Newtown Tragedy

- Mia Benjamin About a hundred community members, including civic and faith leaders, gathered at Medford City Hall on December 10 for a peace vigil commemorating the second anniversary of the Newtown, CT school shootings. The Reverend Noah Evans of Grace Episcopal Church led the event. He recalled first hearing about the shootings while visiting […]

Photos from Medford’s Holiday Celebration

Despite the steady rain, a crowd turned out for Medford’s annual holiday celebration at City Hall on Wednesday. The event included pony rides, an ice sculpture, performances, the Jingle Bell Christmas Tree festival, and the lighting of City Hall. More photos are available on the city’s Facebook page. Medford City Hall was officially lit up […]

Medford Historical Commission Seeking Members

The Medford Historical Commission seeks qualified individuals within the Medford community to serve on our board. The Medford Historical Commission, along with the Medford Historic District Commission, is entrusted with the preservation and protection of the City’s historic character and heritage. The Commission was established under Section 8d of Chapter 40 of the Massachusetts General […]

Annual City Holiday Celebration Dec. 3rd

Medford’s annual holiday celebration is taking place on Wednesday, December 3 from 4:30-6:30PM at Medford City Hall. The event is free and open to all. Highlights include the lighting of City Hall and the annual Jingle Bell Christmas tree festival. More details are available on the city’s website. –

Design Public Hearing for Planned Peace Garden Wednesday, December 10

MassDOT is holding a design public hearing for the city’s planned “Peace Garden” honoring Boston Marathon bombing victims. The hearing is taking place at 6:30PM in Room 201 at Medford City Hall on Wednesday, December 10. The “Peace Garden” will honor Medford native Krystle Campbell as well as MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, BU student […]