The first-ever Circle the Square filled Medford Square with music, arts, food and fun Thursday afternoon. Through October, Circle the Square will fill Medford with live music, vendors and food carts every third Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
A self-described lifelong Democrat, Medford City Councilor Rick Caraviello announced his support for the re-election of Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown Monday. Brown and Caraviello spent Monday morning touring businesses and shaking hands with passersby in West Medford and Medford Square. Caraviello, owner and founder of R.C. Limo Service, said he's supporting Brown because he is tired of federal regulations and taxes on small businesses. "It makes it hard for us to do business," Caraviello said inside Magnificent Muffin and Bagel Shoppe Monday morning.
A woman fishing with her husband on the Medford side of Lower Mystic Lake Sunday evening called police at about 6:45 p.m. after she spotted a man with his pants around his knees on the Arlington side who appeared to be masturbating, according to Arlington police. The woman, who was near Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford, told police that she first yelled over to the man that she could see him and told him to stop. She said the man continued until she yelled over that she was going to call police. The man then ran away from the lake, toward East Arlington/Somerville, she said.
Prosecutors Look to Reclaim $560k Taken in Magic Store Credit Card Fraud: Prosecutors have put the wheels in motion in reclaiming over $560,000 the owner of a Medford magic trick shop obtained through fraudulent charges to one customer's credit card. Harry Levy, the owner of Hank Lee's Magic Factory, pleaded guilty in March to charges of credit card fraud and issuing false statements after $561,927, then misled federal investigators looking into the charges, according to court filings.
A woman in premature labor ended up giving birth to a baby girl in the parking lot of the State Police barracks in Medford Wednesday, according to police. About 1:30 p.m., State Police received a frantic 9-1-1 call that a woman was going into labor in the back of a car on Route 16, but was stuck in gridlock traffic due to issues with the lights in Wellington Circle, according to a state police press release.