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Weekly Recap: Medford Go Green to be Honored

A look back at Medford's top stories of the week.

Here are some of the highlights from Medford Patch's coverage this past week. This is only a small sample—to see all the coverage, click on the News tab on the navigation bar.

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Medford's Go Green Program to Receive Innovation Award

Medford's efforts to go green are being recognized with an honor from the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA). Medford's Go Green Program has been selected at the recipient of the 2012 Kenneth E. Pickard Municipal Innovation Award, presented by the MMA.

“Go Green Medford was selected because the program demonstrates dedication, commitment, and ability to increase the effectiveness of local government by successfully implementing this unique and creative project,” MMA Executive Geoffrey C. Beckwith said in a statement.

Councilors Irked Over Everett Casino Impact

Several Medford city councilors voiced their displeasure about a proposal for a casino in Everett this week, decrying the project's potential impact on Medford's transportation, business and environmental climates.

Everett City Council Michael J. McLaughlin reached out to Medford councilors after the meeting, saying they will have a seat at the table when the casino proposal is more fleshed out.

Medford High Senior Finalist For National Essay Contest

Medford High School senior Trent Sullivan recently won the “Voice of Democracy” essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, taking first place in not only Medford but the district and the state, according to the school district.

Sullivan will now have a chance in March to take home the national prize of $30,000 as one of 13 state finalists. He'll be taking an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, DC at that time.

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