Week in Review: Medford Councilor Backs Brown, Baby Delivered on Rt 16, Circle the Square

Some of this week's top stories in Medford.

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.

Arthur DeLuca July 21, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I draw your attention to this part of the article..."said he's supporting Brown because he is tired of federal regulations and taxes on small businesses." So Scott Brown is for lifting these taxes? Then where does the money come from to replace it? Since I have never heard him say he wants to increase taxes for the large businesses; the only place left to make up for this lost revenue is to increase taxes on the individuals (the non-business owneers). Gee, a Republican who favors business over people - what a surprise!
Jeff C July 21, 2012 at 05:52 PM
That's it Arthur. I'm glad to see that you stand in solidarity with the working class. Big or small business it does not matter. Birds of a feather flock together. They contribute nothing to the community or the economy. It's all about the bottom line and it's always at the expense of others. It's the blood, sweat, tears and the shattered dreams of the exploited worker who line their greedy pockets. These parasites will drain your life's blood from you if you let them. And these greedy, exploitative business owners forget who got them where they are. President Obama and Elizabeth Warren understand this and at least they have the courage to publicly say it. "If your businness is successful it's not because of you". We have to stand together with our fellow workers and resist the oppressive and exploitative tactics of the parasitic business owner. We also need to take back and spread the wealth around as President Obama said, and do what is right for the common good. We need to show strength and solidarity and go forward together to reclaim the senate seat that belongs to the hammered working class.
MB July 21, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Small business owners pay taxes on their business earnings according to individual tax regulations, so your argument about lowering taxes on business increases taxes on individuals doesn’t work.
MB July 21, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Reminder to you; small businesses are the backbone our economy and are also middle/working class families; wrap your small mind around that for a minute. Fewer regulations and taxes allow businesses to thrive, creating more and new jobs, that in turn creates more tax revenue overall. The business owners would pay more taxes because their business grows; more individuals would have jobs and become taxpayers etc.. So news flash, when the economy flourishes tax rates can actually go down and the same amount or more taxes are raised. I know this requires some knowledge of how an economy works and that may be asking too much of a brain washed individual; but I do expect a little more from my elected officials. Socialism does not grow an economy. Taxpayers spread enough wealth by paying their taxes. Let everyone keep more of what they earn and see how more money in the pockets of the middle class fuels growth. I would rather see someone go out and spend their $ how they see fit rather than blindly increasing the amount they pay in taxes. A good game of Monopoly may help you to understand how the economy works, everyone deserves to work smarter and not harder. Stop being jealous of business owners, you have the same opportunity available to you, take a risk and see how you do, then see if you have the nerve use such juvenile name calling. Grow up and get a hold of yourself, you live in the USA not some socialist country. Judging by your comment maybe you would fit in better there.


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