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Middlesex DA Launches School Diversity Initiative

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth, Inc., launched a new year of programming, training and collaboration between the county’s schools and law enforcement agencies. The 2014-15 program is titled “I’m Worth More.” School superintendents, police chiefs and fire chiefs from the 54 communities in Middlesex County met earlier this month to […]

Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund Seeks Medford Applications

Non-profit community organizations in Medford are invited to apply for 2014 grants from the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF). TNSF collects donations from faculty and staff throughout the year and then awards small grants to community-based, charitable organizations that serve Tufts’ host communities (Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown). Applicants must also have Tufts volunteers […]

‘Harvest Your Energy Festival’ October 18th

Medford’s annual Harvest Your Energy Festival is taking place on Saturday, October 18 from 11am-2pm in Medford’s Riverbend Park, at the base of “Windy,” the city’s wind turbine. The highlight of the event will be the presentation of Green Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations for environmentally friendly practices. Other events include tours of the […]

MHS Marching Band Hosts NESBA Competition

The Medford High Marching Band School hosted their second New England Scholastic Band Association (NESBA) competition on Saturday at Hormel Stadium. Medford hosted fifteen area bands and their supporters. Approximately 2,000 people attended the event. The MHS Marching Band received a Silver Medal for their performance of selections from Disney’s popular “Frozen.” The Color Guard […]

McGlynn Teacher Wins Prestigious National Award

A Medford fifth grade teacher was surprised Wednesday with the prestigious 2014 Milken Educator Award. Anthony Petrelis, who teaches at John J. McGlynn Elementary School in Medford, is the state’s 42nd Milken Award winner. He is the only Massachusetts recipient in 2014-15 and one of up to 40 recipients across the country this school year. […]

Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University Celebrates 50 Years

Anniversary Festivities Include Awards Ceremony Honoring Sesame Street on Oct. 25 On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, one of the oldest departments of child development in the United States, will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration with the Eliot-Pearson Awards for Excellence in Children’s […]

Sports and Service- Upcoming Events to Support Medford Mustangs

There are several upcoming events to show support for the Medford Mustang community: Saturday, October 11 MHS Football Fundraiser Disco Dance Party, 7pm-midnight. Medford American Legion, 321 Winthrop Street. Buffet, dancing, raffles, and more! Tickets are $20. Contact or 781-608-8563. Monday, October 13 On January 24, 2014 the Medford Mustang soccer family lost a […]

Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program Selects Service Organizations, Receives Major Gift

Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service today announced milestones in its new 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, including the domestic and international locations where the first students in this pre-college program will serve starting next fall, and funding from Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities Division. Tufts University President […]

Tufts Music Department Presents ‘Reflections on Time and Mortality’ Oct. 12th

The Tufts University Department of Music presents Reflections on Time and Mortality, a concert featuring Tufts performance faculty pianist Thomas Stumpf, performing works by Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Rakhmaninov, Bartok, and Yehudi Wyner, as well as world premiere of compositions by Tufts faculty member John McDonald and Stumpf himself. The performance takes place in the […]

Cong. Capuano Speaks at Education Forum at Tufts

Former Somerville Mayor and current US Representative Michael Capuano was the featured speaker for a forum put on by Citizens for Public Schools at Tufts University on Monday night. He is pictured above being introduced by State Senator Pat Jehlen. –