Green Medford to host event for the third straight here.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services has the first such interactive display in Medford.
Last week, RE/MAX Andrew Realty Services at 12 High St. in Medford Square unveiled a new interactive real estate search display on its front window. The electronic display allows people walking by the office to search for real estate listings simply by touching the glass in front of the display. Broker/owner John Veneziano said he'd been working with Revere-based imageSurge to create the display since last November. "While we were working on the process, every time we'd have it on someone from the street would go 'That is tremendous,'" Veneziano said. "We're really excited about it." All MLS listings for homes in the 20 towns chosen by RE/MAX Andrew are available to be viewed in the display regardless of listing agency. Watch the video to …
Green Medford to host event for the third straight here.
Green Medford is hosting the Medford Square Earth Day Clean-up and Festival for the third year in a row on May 4, according to a post on the city website. The festival will be held on from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. under tents at the Medford Farmers Market location on Riverside Avenue, across the street from the Hyatt Place Hotel. Here is a rundown of activities on May 4, according to the city: A welcome by Mayor Michael McGlynn - Announcement of the 2013 Medford Green Awards application (9:30 to 10 a.m.) - Cleanup activities 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Gardening workshops 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Open-air yoga class - Lunch for participants (12 to 1 p.m.) - Environmental bike tour (12:30 to 2 p.m.) All activities are open to the public and free. More …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Keep the discussion going today.
Medford Patch posted an article last week after the City Council held a discussion about the current state of Medford Square. The article sparked a lenghty discussion amongst readers, residents and a couple of business owners even got into the fray. In all, readers posted a whopping 65 comments on the article. What follows is a sampling of some of the arguments posted on the article about how the square can be improved. Maryellen Conway: It's the lack of parking, not the lack of parking enforcement. If there were available parking and not just behind the stores on Riverside Ave, the cars would not be forced to park over the limit. And where is the long term parking anyway if you're getting your hair cut, having lunch or dinner, buying a …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
City Council discussion Tuesday focused on a number of factors.
What started out as a Medford City Council discussion about the Cradock Bridge reconstruction Tuesday turned into a debate about issues surrounding Medford Square. The council will receive a presentation from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation next week on the planned 2014 reconstruction of the historic Medford Square bridge. "This is going to have major, major impact on Medford Square, on the traffic and the business community," said Council President Bob Maiocco. Council Vice President Fred Dello Russo, Jr. said the bridge project is going to require "a lot of support from the government and the citizens to continue to patronize all the businesses in the square." He cited a recent dinner out in a neighboring community, one he…
Monday, March 25, 2013
MassDOT will show plans to the Medford council next month, project expected to commence spring 2014.
Designs for reconstruction of the Cradock Bridge in Medford Square to begin in spring 2014 will be presented to the Medford City Council at a meeting next month. According to a statement from Medford's legislative delegation and Mayor Michael McGlynn released Friday afternoon, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will present the plans to the council April 2. Back in 2011, the project was anticipated to cost $2.5 million. The original bridge was built 1637, rebuilt in 1880 and again in 1909, according to a Medford Historical Society sign on the bridge. The original wooden drawbridge was the first toll bridge in New England. According to Friday's statement, the project was originally expected to take close to three and …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Mayor proposing improvements based on MWRA loan.
As part of the possible $3.2 million interest-free loan from the Massachusetts Water Resources Administration, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn is proposing lighting improvements for both the parking lot at Condon Shell and Medford Square. During a recent press conference, McGlynn said there have long been discussions about about parking lot improvements but there was previously not enough funding for the lighting. McGlynn said about $100,000 could be spent to put in "10 double-headed poles" that would be decorative lamps to light the parking lot. Meanwhile, McGlynn said the issue in Medford Square is about the strength of the street light illumination. While LED lights were put in last summer, the previous lights "burnt" the inside of the …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The store is holding its grand opening ceremony this weekend.
Rob Dilman has a lot of patience. The owner of Bestsellers Cafe has waited since May 2007 -- over five years -- to re-open as renovations to the building snailed along. The store, located on High Street near Governors Avenue, finally held a soft opening last week and will have a grand opening this weekend. As Dilman sat down for an interview Thursday afternoon, he didn't seem bothered by the long wait -- he was just happy to have the cafe open. "It feels nice," Dilman said, sitting at a table by the store's front window. "It doesn’t feel like five years." The store closed when property owner Michael Casoli began building renovations that were originally expected to take six to 18 months. But the project hit a snag with soil problems …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
$2.5 million project is funded through MassDOT.
Work to replace the Cradock Bridge is expected to begin late next year or in 2013, State Representative Paul Donato said Wednesday. Design work on the project is about 50 percent complete, Donato said. The project aims for 90 percent design completion by in spring 2012, with construction in the fall 2012 or spring 2013, he said. The bridge, which carries Main Street over the Mystic River near Medford Square, has been falling apart for years, Donato said, but the need to replace it became apparent with the torrential rain in March 2010, Donato said. Debris floating down the Mystic got caught on concrete barriers beneath the bridge, which were once needed for locks the bridge used to have on its underbelly. The debris contributed to severe …