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Tufts to Conduct Emergency Drill June 15

On Monday, June 15 the Tufts University, Medford, and Somerville police departments will be participating in an emergency drill.   According to information released by Tufts, the drill will take place between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM.   In addition to emergency vehicles on campus near the library and Cohen parking lot, the simulation will […]

Fire Breaks Out at Medford High; Cause Under Investigation

– Allison Goldsberry A small fire broke out at Medford High School early Saturday morning, according to broadcast and published reports. One firefighter suffered minor injuries, according to The Boston Globe. Crews responded just after midnight to the school’s auto body shop, which is located at in the vocational school at the front of the […]

Donations Being Collected for Medford Fire Victims

The community is stepping up to help a family following a devastating fire on Doonan Street that destroyed their home Monday night. No one was hurt in the fire but the Adiletto family of Medford has lost everything. According to Andrews Middle School principal Paul D’Alleva, his school is collecting donations of gift cards and […]

Medford, Somerville Firefighters Endorse Lanzilli for State Rep

As Election Day approaches us, I am proud to announce that I have received another endorsement from an honorable group in the community. The Executive Board from the IAFF Local 1032 has expressed their support for me in the race for the 34th Middlesex District Representative seat. The Executive Board of the IAFF Local 1032 […]

Tufts’ Chili Luncheon Honors Local Police, Firefighters

On Wednesday, October 16 Tufts University held its eleventh annual “Station House Chili Fest,” an informal event that began in 2002 to recognize the duties of local police officers and firefighters. Created in the aftermath of 9/11, the event takes place during “National Fire Prevention and Public Safety Month” and brings local community heroes together […]

Medford Fire Department Holding Coat Drive

The Medford Fire Department is collecting new and used men’s, women’s, and children’s winter coats for homeless veterans. Coats can be dropped off on Saturday, October 19 between 10AM and 2PM at the fire department’s headquarters at 120 Main Street. The rain date is Sunday, October 20. Century 21 Commonwealth and Disabled & Limbless Veterans […]

Medford Elks Hold 9/11 Remembrance Lunch for Firefighters

Members of the Medford Elks showed their appreciation for local first responders with a special meal on Saturday, September 7th. Club members cooked, boxed, and delivered ziti, meatballs, sausage, and chicken parmesan, along with fresh Scali bread, salad, and desserts, to each of Medford’s five fire stations. “This is an annual tradition, the Medford Elks […]

Medford Youth Participate in Public Safety Camp

Medford youngsters attending Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian’s Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA) this week spent Wednesday meeting with local police and fire officials. The 54 cadets – ages 9-11 – spent the morning touring Medford Police and Medford Fire Headquarters and meeting with public safety officials before observing an afternoon demonstration by Medford Police […]

Salem Street Fire Damages Local Businesses, House

An early morning fire on Saturday damaged some local businesses on Salem Street and a nearby residential building. According to, the fire spread from a block of stores to another building. The businesses affected, based upon the scene Sunday morning, appear to be a Chinese restaurant, a beauty supply store, an eyeglass shop, and […]

Tufts Welcomes Local Police, Fire Depts. to Chili Fest

Local police officers and firefighters joined Tufts students at Carmichael Dining Hall on Wednesday for the school’s annual “Station House Chili Fest.” The informal event, established in the aftermath of 9/11, recognizes the important role of police officers and firefighters. It takes place each year during National Fire Prevention and Public Safety Month. “Tufts students […]