Week in Review: Warren Visits Medford, Dog and Family Reunited

A look at Medford's top stories this week.

: U.S. Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren stopped in Medford Wednesday as her race with Republican incumbent Scott Brown approaches its final month. "After many years of fighting, we finally got a health care bill that passed the House, that passed the Senate, signed into law by the President and okayed by the United States Supreme Court," Warren said. "What Scott Brown and the Republicans are running on is to repeal that and go back to fighting again -- four years more -- they don't have any alternatives to offer."

Pursuit Ends with Gunpoint Arrests in West Medford: Two men were arrested at gunpoint in a West Medford parking lot Friday after a brief pursuit in Arlington, according to police. Casey R. Kolenda, 26, of Dorchester was charged with operating a motor vehicle after a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and failure to stop for police and speeding, and Matthew Cody, 23, of Park Terrace, Arlington, was charged with being in possession of a Class B drug and carrying a dangerous weapon.

UPDATE: Golden Retreiver Reunited with Owner: Golden Retreiver found wondering the Fellsway Thursday morning has been reunited with its family. Coleen Elstermeyer found the dog and created a Facebook page to try and reunite her with her owner. The dog and family were reconnected Thursday evening.

Foreclosures Drop in Medford, Bucking State Trends: Only three foreclosure petitions were recorded in Medford last month, down from 12 in August 2011, according to recently released data. Year-to-date, there have been a total of 53 foreclosure petitions in Medford, one fewer than the same time period last year, according to data from real estate publisher The Warren Group. That bucks state trends, as foreclosure petitions in Massachusetts have significantly risen compared to this time last year. A total of 12,079 foreclosure petitions have been initiated so far in Massachusetts this year, up from 8,253 petitions through August 2011, according to the data.


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