Friday, April 26, 2013
McGlynn says his goal will be to eliminate the debt instead of carrying it over to next year.
An historically harsh winter has put Medford in the red. At a press conference Friday, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn announced the city has a $732,000 deficit in its winter operations budget for the current fiscal year. "That's probably an average figure for most of the communities of our size around us," McGlynn said. It's due to what McGlynn said was the fifth-most severe winter in terms of overall snowfall for Medford since 1892, the first year it was recorded. McGlynn said the city originally budgeted around $300,000 for winter operations, and the city was over budget even before the massive February blizzard that dropped two feet of snow on the city. The deficit comes from labor and contract costs, oil, gas, sand, salt, repairs and …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Ceremony will take place this morning at City Hall.
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn will be proclaiming April as "Donate Life Month" for the city at a ceremony this morning, according to a release from the New England Organ Bank. Mike Slama, a heart recipient, will be on hand to thank McGlynn this morning. According to the mayor's office, Medford resident Cornelius Murphy will also be speaking about a life-saving transplant his daughter. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. in McGlynn's office at Medford City Hall. Here is more from the New England Organ Bank: In 2012 over 640 lives were saved here in New England because of the generosity of individuals who became organ donors. Thousands more lives were enhanced through the gift of tissue donation. With the need for life-saving …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Mayors Against Illegal Guns ad also features Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and several other Massachusetts mayors.
Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn was one of several Bay State mayors included in a recent public service announcement for Mayors Against Illegal Guns. According to the city website, McGlynn and the other mayors are asking Congress to take immediate action to curb gun violence in America. Here is more from the website: Mayors Against Illegal Guns has released a PSA featuring 30 mayors demanding that Congress take immediate action to prevent gun violence. The PSA marks a transition in the coalition's campaign from demanding a plan to demanding that Congress take action to pass legislation to require background checks for all sales, limit military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and make gun trafficking a federal crime. The …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New appointees to boards and commissions are familiar faces to the city.
During Friday's mayoral press conference at Medford City Hall, Mayor Michael McGlynn introduced three new appointees to city commissions and boards. The new appointees are familiar faces to Medford folks. Those new members are: Neil Osborne, Community Development Board; John Veneziano, Civic Auditorium and Convention Center Commission; and Stephen Pompeo, Board of Assessors. McGlynn welcomed the new appointees, saying that when others leave positions there comes a time to "refresh and replenesh" the city's appointed boards and commissions.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Mayor says Medford is his "first love."
The longest-tenured mayor in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts loves his current job and isn't seeking a different one. Wednesday afternoon, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn announced he would not be a candidate for the 5th U.S. Congressional District seat currently held by Ed Markey, who is running in the Democratic primary for June's special U.S. Senate election. "My full attention for many years has been and will continue to be to improve the quality of life for all in the City of Medford," McGlynn said. McGlynn, Medford's mayor since Jan. 1988, was once a candidate for Congress when Markey previously sought a Senate seat. He thanked those who called to offer their support and said it would be an "honor" to serve in Washington. "However, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Medford mayor says the president "has put forth sensible solutions" to the nation's gun issues.
On Wednesday, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn posted following statement on the city website in response to President Barack Obama's new proposals regarding gun control and reducing gun violence: Mayors Against Illegal Guns have been lobbying the United States Congress to help end our nation’s epidemic of gun violence. I am grateful that President Barack Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden stepped forward on this critical issue. As President Obama stated: 'I am charged with ensuring the safety of all American people'. I believe he has put forth sensible solutions that people on all sides of the gun debate can agree upon. President Obama has provided common sense proposals that will help save American lives and keep our children and …
Monday, January 14, 2013
City used the funds to save 20 jobs in the fiscal year 12 budget.
On Thursday the City of Medford the elimination of $1.2 million of debt as a result of Gov. Deval Patrick signing Senate Bill 2474 into law. According to a statement posted on the city website, the bill will prevent Medford from having to repay $1.2 million taken from the Water and Sewer surplus of $6.5 million in 2011. The bill was sponsored by state Sen. Pat Jehlen and state Reps. Paul Donato, Carl Sciortino and Sean Garballey. The bill came as a result of a home rule petition by Mayor Michael McGlynn and Medford City Council members. "This was in order to save approximately 20 jobs and secure city services in the fiscal year 12 budget,” McGlynn said in the statement. McGlynn said borrowing from the surplus is allowed under state law. "…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The stations are open 24 hours a day.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The following is from Century Bank. Mayor McGlynn Dedicates Medford's New 24-hour Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Century Bank On Wednesday, Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn dedicated Medford's 24-hour free electric vehicle charging stations located in the parking lot of Century Bank's headquarters at 400 Mystic Ave. in Medford. Century Bank has committed four prime parking spaces to provide free charging for electric vehicles in Medford. Century Bank currently has a Chevy Volt, which is powered solely by electricity, in its fleet of courier cars and plans to add more. The charging installations at Century Bank are the only 24-hour free electric vehicle charging stations in Medford. Wednesday's dedication of the electric …