Thursday, March 14, 2013
Donato, McGlynn tell Gov. Patrick the Salem Street area could be redeveloped for mixed-use purposes.
Medford officials told Gov. Deval Patrick Wednesday they would like to see the MBTA bus garage on Salem Street removed for the benefit of the neighborhood. During his visit of Medford's MBTA facilities, Patrick took a look at the facility located next to the plaza where the new Stop & Shop is located. The bus garage is a location Medford Rep. Paul Donato and Mayor Michael McGlynn would like to see moved, potentially to Wellington Station, and re-developed. Donato said the garage is the "most-antiquated" as well as the smallest such facility in the MBTA system. McGlynn called the parcel "prime" for mixed-use residential or commercial purposes. Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said the cost of such a project to move to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Dalai Lama visited the Kurukulla Buddhist Center Tuesday.
On a normal day, if you walk along the triple deckers lining Washington Street and Magoun Avenue not much will stand out from any other Medford neighborhood. Tuesday was no normal day. There were decorated dancers in the street, a market set up on Washington Street and a giant white tent stretched across four backyards. All for a visit from the Dalai Lama. The Kurukulla Tibetan Buddhist center is nestled in among Magoun Avenue homes and it played host to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The tent -- which housed 1,800 people, according to event organizers -- was set up in the Center's backyard along with those of three neighbors, who agreed to have fences temporarily taken down to accommodate the event. Inside, chairs and bleachers packed …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
45-foot by 90-foot flag hung until 5 p.m. Thursday.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The following information is courtesy of the City of Medford: The city of Medford celebrated Flag Day Thursday by covering the front of City Hall with a gigantic American flag. The 45' by 90' flag, a replica of a flag which flies at Mount Rushmore, was hung Thursday morning. It stretches from the top of Medford City Hall to just short of the ground. The flag is in honor of veterans, but also what the flag stands for, Mayor Michael McGlynn said in a written statement. “In Medford, we always take the time to honor not only our veterans who made great sacrifices in order to protect our freedoms, but we also take the time to honor our Flag, which is the symbol of freedom around the world,” McGlynn said. The Flag was scheduled to remain on City…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
If you wrote Medford's welcome sign, what would it say?
Medford is known for a lot of things, but if you had to pick one thing to have on Medford's welcome sign, what would it be? Tell us in the comments section. Here's a few ideas: Welcome to Medford, Home of...
Monday, August 8, 2011
A look at real estate data from Massachusetts and Medford for June 2011.
Foreclosures last month in Medford were down compared to last year, but slightly up compared to the previous month. The trends in Medford shadow state-wide data, which also shows a drop from around this time last year but an uptick from May, according to data from the Warren Group, a real estate industry publishing company. June was the worst month for foreclosures in Massachusetts since August 2010. "After months of lenders slowing the foreclosure process, it seems more foreclosures are being pushed through the pipeline," Timothy Warren, CEO of The Warren Group, said in a statement. Foreclosure petitions, which mark the first step in the foreclosure process, soared to 990 in June, up from 699 in May, according to the data. In Medford, …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Medford Police Log; Monday, June 13 to Thursday, June 16, 2011.
There were three reports of armed robberies in the city: one on Boston Avenue, one on Hunewill Avenue and one on Central Avenue. An arrest was made in the Hunewill Avenue incident. Kristopher Hardy, 27, of 41 Marshall St., was arrested on Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. on Hunewill Avenue and charged with armed robbery. On Thursday, June 16, the police were again busy with four arrests, including two on Central Ave. involving heroin possession. Here's a look at some of the events from the police log: Monday, June 13 11:27 a.m., fight, 640 Fellsway/Fellsway Plaza 11:38 a.m., breaking and entering, 10 Cherry St. 1:39 p.m., assault, 489 Winthrop St. 1:56 p.m., assault and battery, Rite Aid on 467 Salem St. 2:10 p.m., armed robbery, 356 Boston Ave. 2:38 …
Friday, May 13, 2011
A man was taken from a first-floor unit and rushed to the hospital Friday morning.
Editor Note: Read an update on this story here. A man was rescued from a smoke filled apartment at the Mystic Place high-rises then rushed to the hospital Friday morning. Fire crews arrived at the complex about 9 a.m., where they found heavy smoke coming from a first floor unit of the north tower, also called tower A, Deputy fire Chief Patrick Ripley said. The male victim was found unconscious in the apartment where the fire started, Ripley said. "They forced entry, they did their search and they found a victim on the floor there," Ripley said. They got him out into a corridor, at that point other companies assisted, they moved him out to the back, they worked on him there, and he was transported to the hospital." The man was taken out …
Friday, October 29, 2010
Medford's newest source for daily news and community information.
(To watch a video introducing Medford Editor Jarret Bencks click on the photo at right.) Welcome to Medford Patch, an online Medford community site full of news and events. The site is updated several times a day, keeping you in touch with the latest about the schools, sports,government, arts, business, and breaking news seven days a week. Things You Can Do on Medford Patch To unlock all these features, first you have to register (And please use your real name and email address. It will make the user experience for yourself and everyone else that much more enjoyable). We're not stopping here. Look for more interactive features in the near future. This is your website. Use it. Together we can break new ground and build a better future for …