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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 Boston.com, 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 […]

City Hires Firefighters, Secures Grant to Hire More

Firefighters Receive PromotionsFirefighters Honored at City Hall CeremonyMayor Michael J. McGlynn announced today that the City of Medford has received a $1,468,080.00 Fire SAFER grant from the federal government which will be used to hire eight firefighters, covering both salaries and benefits for two years. These firefighters will serve for two years at no cost […]

Officials Investigate Emergency Response Issue

Emergency Personnel Disciplined, Procedures to be Changed Following 911 Miscue Story Updated 7:51AM Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Allison Goldsberry Mayor Michael McGlynn and Fire Chief Frank Giliberti announced the results of an investigation into the Fire Department’s failure to respond to a medical emergency on July 13. Both the police and ambulance responded to […]

Grease Fire Closes Meadow Glenn Mall

A grease fire at the Meadow Glenn Mall on Thursday afternoon forced shoppers out of the building and closed the mall for the rest of the day. According to a mall employee, the grease fire started at McDonald’s. No one was hurt. It is anticipated the mall will be open on Friday. – InsideMedford.com

Car Crashes into Tree on Lawrence Road

A car crashed into a tree on Lawrence Road on Tuesday afternoon. An unidentified male driver from Maine was injured in the crash. The accident occurred around 3PM at the corner of Lawrence and Summit Road, directly across from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Tire marks and debris on the scene made it appear the car swerved […]

Firefighters Receive Promotions

Three Medford firefighters were officially promoted in a special ceremony in Mayor Michael McGlynn’s office on Monday afternoon. Deputy Chief Fran Fusco, Captain Frank Giliberti III, and Lieutenant Todd Evans were all sworn into their new positions by City Clerk Ed Finn. Medford Fire Chief Frank Giliberti said he was proud of “each and every […]