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National Drug Take Back Event April 26

Medford Police and Medford Board of Health are hosting a “National Drug Take Back Day” on Saturday, April 26. Items accepted include pills, tablets, capsules, cough medicine, creams/salves, and any other medications. Needles/syringes, medical devices (IV bags, home infusion items), thermometers, and medical instruments will not be accepted. The event is for residential drop offs […]

Grants Available from Medford Health Matters

Medford Health Matters (MHM) solicits proposals once each year. We are pleased to announce the 2014 Request for Proposals. Medford Health Matters is a community coalition with a mission to foster an environment of wellness and healthy lifestyles for all those who live, learn, work, and play in the City of Medford. MHM invites community […]

Tufts Student Increasing Awareness for Organ and Tissue Donation

Zach Butzin-Dozier is pictured sitting (at right) at a recent donation drive at Tufts. Zach Butzin-Dozier, a Tufts student, has organized a month long campaign to encourage his community to register as organ and tissue donors for April, National Donate Life Month. With some friends and fraternity brothers he has already registered over 30 people. […]

Farmers Market Seeking Donations to Expand Access to Local Food

The Medford Farmers Market is seeking $7,000 in donations for two programs that increase access to locally grown food. According to an email from organizers, the farmers market needs the funds to continue its SNAP benefits matching program and to launch a new project that would bring subsidized fresh, local produce to the Willis Avenue […]

Sen. Jehlen Celebrates National Healthcare Decision Day with Game Night

If you become sick or hurt, do your loved ones know what kind of care you want? Senator Patricia Jehlen is helping community members start an important conversation about end-of-life issues by holding a game night featuring My Gift of Grace, a game that helps everyone have a conversation that is often put off until […]

Grants Available from Medford Health Matters

Medford Health Matters, a community coalition with a mission to foster an environment of wellness and healthy lifestyles for all those who live, learn, work, and play in the City of Medford, is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals for the year beginning July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Attached is further […]

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 […]

Rep. Sciortino to Resign Elected Office to Lead AIDS Action Committee of MA

AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts announces today that it has named Carl Sciortino its Executive Director. Sciortino, a state representative from the 34th Middlesex District, will resign from elected office Friday, April 4. “Carl’s entire career has been defined by his work on social justice issues and his advocacy on behalf of those infected, affected, […]

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 […]

Leprechauns Take Over Medford

On Saturday morning hundreds of runners and walkers donned anything green and other festive items while participating in the Running of the Leprechauns, an event held in support of Boston Children’s Hospital. Event organizers Kelly Sheehan Catallo and Kelly Granara South with Mayor Michael McGlynn and route director Jack Dempsey.

‘Running of the Leprechauns’ March 15th to Benefit Boston Children’s Hospital

Foundation of Friends of Medford will be producing RUNNING OF THE LEPRECHAUNS a 5k race/walk followed by a festive St. Patrick’s Day Party on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Medford Elks, 19 Washington Street, Medford, MA. This fun community event is being held to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Your participation by running, walking, cheering […]