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Christine Barber Announces Campaign for State Rep

Christine Barber became the first official candidate for State Representative in the 34th Middlesex district as she submitted more than the required signatures to the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s office. Barber, a local progressive leader who works on community development and is a health care policy expert, also announced strong early fundraising. “Representative Sciortino leaves […]

Sciortino: I Have Learned So Much in Role as Legislator

State Representative Carl Sciortino, a Medford Democrat, is stepping down from elected office after nearly a decade in office to lead the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts. He released the following statement to supporters today: I am writing to you to share some news. After serving in the legislature for over nine years, I have […]

Medford Democratic Ward and City Committee to Hold Caucuses in February

The Medford Democratic Ward and City Committee will hold Caucuses across the city on February 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to elect delegates and alternates to the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention. The convention will take place on Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the DCU Center in Worcester. Elected delegates from […]

Katherine Clark Campaigns in Medford

Katherine Clark, candidate for Congress, campaigned in Medford on Saturday morning. She was joined at the Danish Pastry House by Senator Edward Markey, Mayor Michael McGlynn, and State Senator Patricia Jehlen. Clark is the Democratic nominee for Markey’s former Congressional seat. She is challenged by Republican Frank Addivinola and two other candidates. The special election […]

Supreme Court Justice Speaks at Tufts

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia delivered a public address titled “Interpreting the Constitution” to an audience at the Gantcher Center at Tufts University on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. The lecture was part of the Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture Series. – Information from Tufts University. Photo by Kelvin Ma for Tufts.

Coakley Announces Campaign for Governor

Attorney General Martha Coakley announced her campaign for Governor in her hometown of Medford on Monday. Coakley is pictured at Dempsey’s Muffins on Salem Street yesterday morning (courtesy photo). – InsideMedford.com

Koutoujian Campaigns in Medford

Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, a candidate for Congress, recently spent time meeting voters in several communities, including Medford, according to his campaign. “Fifth District voters know that Democracy is not a spectator sport,” said Koutoujian. “If you want to represent our cities and towns, you have to knock every door and speak to every voter. […]

Bloomberg Leaves Mark on NYC

New York City Mayor and Medford native Michael Bloomberg is in his third and final term as Mayor. Since he was elected just two months after September 11, 2001, NYC has changed dramatically during his tenure. A New York Times story published on Sunday provides an interactive look at some of the ways NYC has […]

Koutoujian Kicks off Congressional Campaign

Surrounded by friends, family, community leaders and supporters, Peter Koutoujian today launched his grassroots campaign for Congress from the building where he attended middle school. “I’m a kid from Waltham,” said Koutoujian. “My dad was a city clerk here for 30 years. My mom dedicated her life to teaching. They showed me the value of […]

Candidates Seek Local Offices

Story Updated 2:48PM Friday, August 2, 2013 – Allison Goldsberry Several candidates, both new and familiar, have formally announced their intentions to run for local office in Medford. As of the nomination paper filing deadline, thirteen candidates are competing for seven City Council seats and every current School Committee member is running for re-election unopposed. […]

Maiocco to Retire After 30 Years on City Council

Story Updated 4:59PM Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Allison Goldsberry Robert Maiocco, Medford’s second-longest serving City Councilor, surprised even those close to him when he decided not to run for a sixteenth term. His wife, Cheryl, asked about his nomination papers, which were due last week, and she didn’t initially believe him when he said […]

McGlynn Endorses Sciortino for Congress

At a rally at his Medford headquarters joined by 60 supporters this past weekend, Medford Mayor Mike McGlynn formally endorsed State Rep. Carl Sciortino in his bid for Congress to replace Senator Ed Markey. “It is with a great deal of pleasure that I endorse Carl Sciortino for United States Congress,” said McGlynn. “We need […]