Saturday, May 25, 2013
Recap and analysis of the week in state government.
The rush from Beacon Hill to the westbound turnpike this week had as much to do with two of Worcester's political sons beating feet from the capitol as with the impending Memorial Day weekend. As Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray attempted as graceful an exit as possible from politics, fellow Worcester Democrat Rep. John Fresolo made his hasty escape under an ethics cloud feeling "marginalized" by his peers and pressured to resign, which he did. If not for those two storylines, the focus may have been on the Senate's breakneck budget debate concluding Thursday night as senators wiped their hands clean of 725 amendments and passed a $34 billion fiscal 2014 budget without the need for Senate President Therese Murray to threaten a Friday or Saturday …
Friday, May 24, 2013
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Boston area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
The state's secretary of transportation is committed to the full project, even with uncertainty about federal funding, according to Boston.com.
If the Green Line Extension doesn't receive federal funding, other transportation projects in the state might take "a back seat" in order to fund the light rail project to Medford, according to Boston.com. The news website said Richard Davey, the Massachusetts secretary of transportation, is committed to funding the entire Green Line Extension project. The state is working on an application to seek $557 million in federal funds to complete the project, but if that money doesn't come through, "That probably means some other project doesn't get done, or gets pushed off," Davey said, according to Boston.com. Boston.com said the state plans to submit an official application for funding to the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts program…
Honor those who served Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery.
Today is Friday, May 24. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, members of city government and the Office of Veteran’s Services have invited the public to attend the city’s annual Memorial Day Veterans Ceremony. The ceremony is at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery, Playstead Road. 2.) Showers and thunderstorms are possible today and Saturday and just showers Sunday morning as well, according to the National Weather Service. However, Monday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high near 64. 3.) See our latest police log. 4.) New homes for sale in Medford this week. 5.) The Medford High girls’ lacrosse team is dancing.
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't…
The campaign committee called “Koutoujian for Congress” allows the candidate to raise money for a campaign and hire campaign staff.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian announced Thursday that he is opening a Congressional campaign committee account. The move is a serious indication that Koutoujian will run for U.S. Congress if Congressman Edward Markey wins the U.S. Senate special election next month. "I have dedicated my life to working on issues important to the people I have been honored to represent as a legislator and now as Sheriff. If given the opportunity, I intend to fight for the people of the 5th Congressional district as their representative in Washington," said Koutoujian. "Throughout my career, I have focused on guaranteeing access to quality, affordable health care, enacting common sense measures to strengthen our economy, ensuring public …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Mustangs have the 12th ranking in the tournament.
Medford High School girls’ lacrosse will take on Acton Boxboro in the first-round of the MIAA Girls’ Lacrosse North Division 1 playoffs on Wednesday, May 29 at Acton Boxboro. The girls, who finished the year 11-4-1, have the 12th ranking in the tournament. Acton Boxboro is ranked number 5 and finished the year 13-6-1. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on May 29.
Incidents and arrests in Medford from Wednesday, May 15, to Monday, May 20.
The following information comes from the Medford Police Department. When arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Recent Arrests in Medford Ryan Sheehan, 18, of 67 Albion St., Medford, was arrested at about 12:11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, on Albion Street and charged with assault and battery on someone 60+/disabled with injury. Carlo Pascucci, 30, 195 Lexington St., East Boston, was arrested at about 5:17 p.m. Friday, May 17, on Riverside Avenue and charged with possession of a Class B drug with intent to distribute, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop/yield and speeding. Kathryn Fruchtman, 32, of 92 Fellsway West, Medford, was arrested at about 12:20 a.m. Friday, May 17, on Sheridan Avenue and charged …
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Drop by Bestsellers Cafe this morning.
Today is Thursday, May 23. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Looking for a new job? Join the Job Search Networking Group at Bestsellers Cafe. It meets at 10 a.m. today. 2.) Check out the Medford Summer Recreation Guide. 3.) Incidents and arrests in Medford, May 15-20. 4.) Get all the latest local news on your Facebook newsfeed, “Like” Medford Patch on Facebook. 5.) There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms today with a high near 75, according to the National Weather Service.