Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Should the City Council approve the bond? Let us know by posting a comment below.
A $1.2 million bond, which would go toward reconstructing or replacing, Medford High School’s swimming pool will go before City Council tonight, according to the agenda. The pool, which has been closed since 2008, received $2.4 million in funding last year from the council – a $1.9 million bond and $400,000 in insurance settlement money. However, the cost and scope of the project has increased since then, councilors heard last week. The pool would have some public time, and not just be used by students. The council meets at 7 p.m. tonight in City Hall’s Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium. Should the City Council approve the bond? Let us know by posting a comment below.
A sign of spring in Medford Square on Saturday.
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The event starts at 7 p.m.
Today is Tuesday, May 21. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) Author Dennis Lehane, known for such novels as “Mystic River,” “Gone, Baby, Gone,” and “Shutter Island,” will be at Bestsellers Cafe at 7 p.m. tonight. Read more. 2.) A $1.2 million bond, which would go toward reconstructing or replacing, Medford High School’s swimming pool will go before City Council tonight, according to the agenda. Read more. 3.) Check out Patch’s 2013 Summer Reading List. 4.) Have something to say? Start a blog on Medford Patch. 5.) Today should be mostly cloudy with a high near 66 – however, there is a chance of showers after 11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.
We're also not very polite.
Massachusetts people don’t curse much on the phone. Are you #*#@* kidding me?! Analysis by the Marchex Institute found that Massachusetts callers are the second least likely to curse on phone calls – only Washington cursed less. Ohio topped the list for most foul-mouthed callers. Marchex examined more than 600,000 calls over a year that were placed by consumers to businesses in 30 different industries. Though Massachusetts people don’t curse much, they also don’t say “please” and “thank you” enough either. Massachusetts was ranked the second least courteous state in the report. Massachusetts doesn’t swear or say “thank you” on the phone? That’s *@*#*&*! Some other findings from the report: What do you think about the findings? Do you …
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …
Monday, May 20, 2013
A sneak peek inside neighboring Arlington's soon-to-be newest restaurant, and the latest details on its opening date, chef, menu and more.
Here are the latest details on Menotomy Grill & Tavern, the new East Arlington restaurant slated for 25 Mass. Ave. Opening date: Owner Billy Lyons, of Arlington, said Menotomy Grill & Tavern should open to the public by the end of next week. “We’re just waiting on a gas connection,” he said Friday. Lyons, who has been in the restaurant for roughly three decades, said he designed about 90 percent of the restaurant himself. “I’ve had it in my head for years,” he said. Chef and menu: Lyons has hired Mark Thompson as the restaurant’s chef. The two worked together at Stoddard’s Fine Food & Ale in Boston. Thompson was also the chef de cuisine at Chez Henri in Cambridge for nearly a decade. Here is the restaurant’s opening menu. Drink special: …
What would you order first? Let us know by posting a comment below.
Menotomy Grill & Tavern’s opening menu … Also, for a sneak-peek inside the almost-ready restaurant in neighboring East Arlington, be sure to check out, “First Look: Menotomy Grill & Tavern.” APPETIZERS SOUP OF THE DAY 6 LOBSTER & COD CHOWDER 8 House Bacon, Chervil ROASTED GARLIC HUMMUS 9 Crispy Pita Chips, Marinated Olives HOUSE SMOKED ST LOUIS RIBS 9 Guava BBQ Sauce, Napa Cabbage & Pickled Jalapeno Slaw FRIED DILL PICKLES 7 Spicy Remoulade Sauce SHRIMP & POBLANO PEPPER FRITTERS 10 Old Bay Seasoning, Jalapeno Aioli CHIPOTLE CITRUS WINGS 10 Ranch Dipping Sauce PEI MUSSELS 11 Spy Ponder Ale, Garlic & Herbs, Grilled Sour Dough HOUSE SMOKED PULLED PORK TACOS 9 Pickled Red Onions, Cilantro, Lime, Grilled Flour Tortillas HOUSE SPECIALITIES …
The committee's meeting starts at 7 p.m. in City Hall's Council Chambers.
Today is Monday, May 20. Here are five things you need to know. 1.) The Medford School Committee will be asked to approve a bond tonight for the Medford High School Pool Project (see attached agenda). The committee’s meeting starts at 7 p.m. tonight in City Hall’s Council Chambers. 2.) Take a sneak peak inside Menotomy Grill & Tavern, a new East Arlington restaurant opening next week. 3.) Job openings in and around Medford. 4.) Check out the Medford Patch Facebook page! 5.) Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely today, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures should hit the low 80s.
Medford Patch's 'Jobs' page.
The colorful sights of Medford.