Monday, December 10, 2012
Some of the biggest names in music will play at a benefit concert on Wednesday. All proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Huge names in music are lending their talents to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the “12-12-12” concert on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go directly to Sandy victims through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which provides material, money and aid to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm, including over 200 Patch towns in New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. According to the 12-12-12 concert’s website, “…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said one of the 25 troopers that helped out after Sandy devastated nearby states.
Before Hurricane Sandy's full scope of devastation in New York and New Jersey was even known, 25 men and women from the Massachusetts State Police were on their way to assist those who had been displaced from their homes. "When I reached out to ask if the state police would be willing to field a group of 25 people, I already knew the answer," said Kurt Schwartz, Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Director of MEMA, in a press conference in Framingham Monday afternoon. "The answer was a resounding yes." One of the troopers was Brian Dunn, who works out of the South Boston barracks. "There's nothing that I can compare to what I saw down there," said the 28-year veteran of the force. "We were there when they came home for the first time…
Monday, November 12, 2012
The City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Medford City Council is expected to hear cost updates on Hurricane Sandy from city administrators at its meeting this week. The council is meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in City Hall’s Howard F. Alden Memorial Auditorium. In addition to the cost updates, the council will also hear if any federal or state aid is likely to come Medford’s way, according to the agenda.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Bring a non-perishable item to Friday's football game to help Hurricane Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey—and get $1 off admission to the game.
Medford and Somerville high schools are hoping to help out victims of Hurricane Sandy at Friday's football game at Dilboy Stadium. Fans can bring non-perishable items to the game, and if they do they'll get $1 off admission. Here's the announcement from Somerville High School: Want to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy? Join fellow Highlander and Mustang fans this Friday night at Dilboy Stadium, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, in supporting those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York & New Jersey. Any fan bringing a non-perishable item will receive $1 off the price of admission at the football game. Somerville Highlanders vs. Medford Mustangs at 7pm. Items needed include: Let our communities come together to help theirs!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Sandy has calmed, but work remains.
Five electricity customers remained without power Friday morning, five days after Hurricane Irene's high winds and heavy rain hit Medford, according to National Grid. In a statement Tuesday night, Mayor Michael McGlynn said the city had delayed trash services on Monday and City Hall operated with only essential personnel. By Tuesday, city services returned in full, he said. "This “Frankenstorm” has affected the lives of 50 – 60 million people. Our employees and thousands of others are working diligently and putting in many long hours to restore all damaged areas as quickly as possible," he said. To see where power is out in Medford, take a look at this National Grid map.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Check out photos from Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Portions of the Northeast are still picking up the pieces left by Hurricane Sandy. Patch sites up and down the coast reported the unfolding story and aftermath. Local editors and Patch users uploaded photos of the destruction. Here are just some of the Hurricane Sandy photos that ran on Patch sites from New Jersey to New Hampshire this week. Flip through to see how Sandy affected the Northeast.
Mayor Michael McGlynn issued an update Tuesday evening.
The following was submitted by the office of Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn about 5 p.m. Tuesday: I am writing to provide you with a basic informational report regarding Hurricane Sandy’s affect on the City of Medford. Prior to the storm, the DPW cleared storm drains of leaves, and also robocalls contacted residents to make sure catch basins were cleared of leaves and that outdoor furniture and other items were locked down to keep them from possibly becoming projectiles. In addition, I, along with DPW Acting Commissioner Paul Gere and the DPW, monitored potential flood areas, including: Wrights Pond, Daly Road, South Border Road, the Lawrence Road area, and the South Reservoir/Winchester, in order to ensure that water levels would not …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
For much of the past week, Hurricane Sandy dominated the region's media coverage. Did it feel worse or not quite as bad as last year's storm?
Much of the Northeastern United States slowed down on Monday to watch as Hurricane Sandy make its way up the coast toward its eventual landfall on New England. Throughout the day, residents of Winchester and elsewhere endured high winds and power outages and in some cases, downed trees and wires. The storm came a year after the so-called "Snowtober" storm left many Massachusetts communities without power. Share your thoughts in the comment box below!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday night that the MBTA will resume service on Tuesday and state offices will open at 10 a.m.
State offices will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Gov. Deval Patrick said in a Monday evening update on Hurricane Sandy from the bunker at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Framingham. On his Twitter account, Patrick said that all RMV Class D drivers' tests on Tuesday had been cancelled. Patrick also said non-essential state employees should show up for work at 10 a.m. and he is leaving it up to individual school districts to determine whether they will be open on Tuesday. On Sunday night, Patrick urged all school districts to close on Monday. The worst of the storm is expected to last through 11 p.m. and there is a high tide at about midnight. The MBTA said in an alert issue at about 9 p.m. on Monday that it will …
Hurricane Sandy closes Medford Public Schools for the second straight day.
Medford Public Schools will be closed Tuesday for the second straight day as result of the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The school department canceled classes Monday night. As of 9 p.m., St. Clement Parish Schools had not made any announcement on whether they would be closed. Tufts University anticipated normal classes Tuesday, as of Monday evening.