Saturday, April 27, 2013
Medford Fire deputy said there as no bomb inside the pressure cooker.
Medford Fire Deputy Chief Steve Howe said the Meadow Glen Mall was evacuated around 12:15 p.m. Saturday after a report of a suspicious device found outside the mall. It turned out the device was a pressure cooker but the Massachusetts State Police bomb squad determined it was not a bomb, Howe said. Pressure cookers were allegedly used for both bombs in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15. Howe said once he got on he saw the device leaned up against a clothing deposit box outside the mall. From there he requested more units to the scene and the state police bomb squad. The mall was evacuated as well as the parking lot, Locust Street was shut down and authorities began the process of shutting down Route 16, Howe said, "in a timely fashion…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Opinions are wide and varied on this polarizing topic.
We expected some heavy debate when we posted this article Monday asking Medford Patch readers if a Walmart is something they want to see in the city. With over 30 comments on our Facebook page and another half dozen on the article itself, the debate we envisioned certainly came true. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing topic among readers of Medford Patch. Some believe it would be a great idea and if it is brought to the Meadow Glen Mall as has been speculated, it could revitalize the shopping center. But many others worry about the impact on smaller local businesses. Here is a sampling of the opinions shared by our readers: Sarah Beardslee: "I wouldn't set one foot in there, even if it was the last store in existence! They treat their …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Meadow Glen Mall is reportedly being eyed as a possible Walmart location in Medford.
Last Friday, a reader on our Facebook page suggested we pose a specific question to all of our readers and we thought it was a great idea. Earlier this month, we shared a Boston Herald report about potential re-development of the Meadow Glen Mall that could see significant renovations to the Mystic Valley Parkway shopping center. The mall's anchor stores include Kohl's and Marshalls. In the report, it was stated that Walmart may be eyeing the site after plans to open in Somerville and Watertown were dropped in 2012. Walmart had designs to open a location in Assembly Square in Somerville but upon announcing in June 2012 they were abandoning those plans the company said they were continuing "to seek growth opportunities in Massachusetts." Is…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Boston Herald is reporting renovations for the '70s-era mall could be coming from New England Development.
The Boston Herald reported Thursday that preliminary plans are being formulated for a major face lift to the Meadow Glen Mall on Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford. Plans for the mall, which first opened in 1979, are reportedly being made by Newton-based real estate firm New England Development. A spokeswoman for New England Development told the Herald there is no timetable for a re-development but that it's something the firm is looking at. The paper reported Walmart may be eyeing the site after plans to open in Somerville and Watertown were dropped in 2012. Meadow Glen Mall's anchor stores include Kohl's and Marshalls.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The store's manager chased the suspect from the mall.
A jewelry store was robbed Sunday morning at Meadow Glen Mall by a masked man who made off with a stash of gold necklaces, according to Medford Police. A male wearing a black hoodie and a mask with a skeleton's face entered Marcou Jewelers at the mall about 11:09 a.m. and smashed a jewelry case with a "small sledgehammer like tool," a police press release said. "After smashing the front of the display case, the suspect reached in and grabbed a large quantity of gold chains," the press release said. The store's manager chased the masked man until he exited the mall, fleeing on foot to the area of Linden Street, the press release said. Police and the K-9 unit actively searched the area for the suspect as of Sunday afternoon, but he remained …