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Police Receive a Dozen Reports of Vandalism in South Medford

South Medford covered in graffiti.

A South Medford neighborhood was apparently hit by vandals overnight.

Medford police received a dozen complaints of vandalism from South Medford residents Friday morning, who woke up to find their neighborhood covered in graffiti, according to the police log.

Police receive reports from the following roadways: Main Street, Kilsyth Road, Henry Street, Edward Street and Dexter Street.

Medford Police Spokesman Paul Covino could not be immediately reached Friday afternoon.

To report vandalism, call Medford Police at (781) 391-6404.

Michael September 28, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Feel bad for all our neighbors that got tagged last night. I saw somebody's new white Chrysler tagged in purple spray paint with the words "F*ck PoPo" on the way to work this morning.
Kate September 30, 2012 at 03:10 PM
There are a few known bad houses around this area, I'd love to see the police take some action. They are also aware of these places. I wouldn't be surprised if they were behind this vandalism.
stevieB September 30, 2012 at 06:53 PM
It's just the undesirables that the mayor has welcome w open arms..why medford is now such a pitiful place to live if your working-class people. Blight, poor underperforming schools and rising crime..great job Mr mayor..if anyone remembers what medford used to be we realize what an incompetent job that's been done over the last twenty years.
Our City October 05, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Wow, nothing for nothing it's not the mayor doing the crimes. It's the tv Showa and the music that is one of the problems. Another is everyone has to work who's watching the kids? We teach our kids right from wrong. Then the choices they make they own and it will follow them forever. Hopefully drugs are not the route that take because its a short one.
Arthur DeLuca October 05, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Yes, I remember how Wright's Pond had been taken over by the drug dealers, but that's long cleaned up now. I also remember the new schools built to replace the old ones - they are NOT underperforming.. Medford High is now the oldest active public school in Medford and the School Committe (of which the Mayor is part) is taking steps to upgrade it. We got new computers, the new field and now we'll be getting new science labs. We now have wind turbines helping keeping the City's electric bill down. Medford still has an A one bond rating, I believe. it would not have this high a rating if Medford were the blight-ridden City you believe it to be.
Arthur DeLuca October 05, 2012 at 06:27 AM
I seem to remember that last year Bob Maiocco introduced an ordinance (which passed) making the landlord also repsonsible for certain bad behavior by their tennants. They will also receive a fine along with their tennants for certain behavior unless the landlord has begun eviction proceedings against the tennants. Let's hope the can be put to use to help clean up the problem.
Concerned Citizen October 08, 2012 at 01:16 AM
Can someone get the businesses on Salem street like the variety store and Carl's nail to clean up the graffitti? Its been there for 3 or 4 years now. It just invites crime - it looks like no one cares. Its called Broken window syndrome.
Ed Russo October 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM
I feel bad for the Medford Police. They are doing a great job considering the current state of the department. Staffing is down to the lowest number in years and they are forced to work out of one of the worst police stations in the state! There is no way we should allow our officers to work in these conditions!
Arthur DeLuca October 31, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Well legislation is before the City Council for a new police station (the study has to be done first, as required by law); but some on the City Council (read that as Bob Penta) want to take their time and "be sure" they make the right choice; study the feasability of combining the City Yard and/or Fire, Police into one massive building. Penta says just because the Mayor is "late" in asking for this, they shouldn't be blamed for wanting to take more time to "get it right". I say "well if the mayor should have asked for a new station years ago, why haven't you on your own voted for a study to be done way back when you felt it was needed? That way, you'd be ready for ythe Mayor's request" It's just another example of Penta holding up any & all things the mayor requests, even if the delay is bad for the residents. It just proves what I've been saying... the problem is and always has been the City Council!
JOHN December 01, 2012 at 03:28 AM
GRAFFITI IS FOR THE PPL TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE BROKE RAISED IN A HELL HOLE ABUSED RAPED IT IS AN EXPRESSION A FEELING ON A DAMN WALL OF WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HURT LIKE U DONT UNDERSTAND U PITTIFUL YUPPIES U DONT KNOW WHAT LIFE IS LIKE TO WORK AS HARD AS U CAN JUST TO HAVE ENOUGH TO PAY RENT AND LIVE IN A HOME WITH NO ELECTRICITY WATER OR GAS TO ALL U WHO KNOW EVERYTHING GET UR HEAD OUT UR BUTT AND LOOK WAT IS GOING ON IN THE REAL WORLD A REAL PERSONS LIFE ID RATHER BE POOR AND HAPPY THEN RICH AND MISERABLE ART IS LOVE LOVE IS ART ART IS ANYTHING U EXPRESS URSELF WITH HOW ABOUT WE TAKE DOWN ALL UR ADVERTISEMENT U YUPPIES U TAKE LAND LIKE ITS URS U TAKE PPLS JOBS U SEND PPL TO JAIL CUZ UR A F>>CKING STERIO TYPE

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