Saturday, January 19, 2013
A look back at Medford's top stories of the week.
Here are some of the highlights from Medford Patch's coverage this past week. This is only a small sample—to see all the coverage, click on the News tab on the navigation bar. To see your neighbors' news, check out our Announcements section under News. Also, check out our Local Voices bloggers' latest posts, and start blogging yourself—no application necessary! At the urging of residents, the Medford City Council this week resolved to look into implementing changes to the city's annual winter parking ban. From Dec. 1 to April 1, parking is restricted to just one side of city streets from 12 to 7 a.m. regardless of weather conditions. Residents have complained about a lack of available spaces in thickly-populated areas and that the ban is …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
It’s been an interesting week in the U.S. Senate Race between Democrat Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Republican Scott Brown.
First it was revealed that Harvard University once touted Warren’s marginal Native American heritage as proof of their faculty’s diversity. That story was followed up with another revealing one that Warren had listed herself as a minority professor between 1986 and 1995 in the Association of American Law Schools desk book, a major reference for legal professors. On Tuesday it was revealed that Brown, who ran for office vowing to kill President Obama’s health care law (and who has since voted three times to repeal it) took advantage of a key provision in it: the provision that allows him to keep his elder daughter on his congressional health insurance plan. Meanwhile, both candidates downplayed their wealth this week as they revealed their …
Monday, April 23, 2012
John Farias, 48, was slated for arraignment in Woburn District Court Monday morning.
A Stoneham man is facing drunk driving charges and other motor vehicle violations after leading police on a high-speed chase in Medford Saturday night, according to a State Police press statement. John Farias, 48, of Stoneham, was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor, failing to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and several other motor vehicle violations, according to the statement. Farias' bail was set at $190, and he was expected to be arraigned in Woburn District Court Monday morning, according to the statement. At 6:46 p.m. April 21, State Trooper Peter Stanley attempted to stop a speeding BMW on Route 93 northbound in Medford, according to the statement. "Stanley …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Patch readers from around the Boston area voted on the tax preparers they trust the most, and here are the results.
This week we asked Patch readers from around Greater Boston an important question: Where's the best place to do your taxes? After five days of voting, here are the results: Charlestown H&R Block, 142 Main Street. Malden William C. Nelson, 712 Salem St Medford Quigley Ramio and Company, 0 Governors Ave. Melrose Melrose Accounting & Tax Specialist, 543 Main St., and Hughes and Company, 1 West Foster St. Somerville Paul B. Bain, Jr., 17 College Ave. South End Gordon E. Parry, C.P.A., 509 Columbus Ave Stoneham H & R Block, 212 Main St. Wakefield JMS Tax and Financial Services, 599 North Ave (#9-3)
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Ashleigh Baudin, 25, died in in a crash early Sunday morning on Route 93 southbound in Stoneham, according to State Police. Her passenger has not been identified by police.
A Methuen woman died and her passenger was seriously injured during a crash on Route 93 early Sunday morning, according to a State Police press statement. On Monday morning, police identified the accident victim as Ashleigh Baudin, 25. Her passenger—a Medford man—has not been identified by police. At about 3:30 a.m., troopers from the Medford Barracks responded to Route 93 southbound in Stoneham, south of Route 128, on a report of a motor vehicle crash, according to a press statement. "Upon arrival they found that a car had crashed into the rear of a box truck that had been parked in the breakdown lane with its emergency flashers activated," reads the statement. "Preliminary investigation indicates that the 2005 Volkswagen Beetle was …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The results are in.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local hair salons and barber shops. Here are our winners:
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A roundup of favorite St. Paddy's Day spots in the Greater Boston area.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their top spots to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. After five days of voting, here are our winners: Back Bay: Solas, 710 Boylston St. Beacon Hill: Seven's Ale House, 77 Charles St. Charlestown: The Warren Tavern, 2 Pleasant St. Malden: Hugh O'Neill's Restaurant, 45 Pleasant St. Medford: Pizzeria Regina, 44 Station Landing Melrose: Bread 'n Bits of Ireland, 530 Main St. Somerville: Olde Magoun's Saloon, 518 Medford St. South End: Clerys Bar & Restaurant, 113 Dartmouth St. Stoneham: Montvale Plaza, 54 Montvale Ave. Wakefield: Harrington's, 17 Water St.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
A round-up of favorite dentists in the Greater Boston area.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local dentists. After five days of voting, here are our winners. If you’re ever out of town and need some dental work done, these are the people to look for: Back Bay: Newbury Dental Associates, 274 Newbury St. Boston Beacon Hill (A three-way tie): Charlestown: Jeffrey Goldman, 1 Thompson Sq. Malden: Patricia Wu, 389 Main St. Medford: Albert Cangiano, 123 Forest St. Melrose: Nelson and Debra Hong Pan, 985 Main St. Somerville: Davis Square Dental, 51 Holland St. South End: Tremont Dental Care, 635 Tremont St. Stoneham: Bruce M. Doyle, D.M.D., 74 Main St. Wakefield: Joseph P. Russo, 15 W. Water St.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Last week, hundreds of Patch readers weighed in on their favorite sandwich joints - here are the hot spots that came out on top.
Patch readers throughout the greater Boston area weighed in on their favorite local sandwiches. After five days of voting, here are our winners:
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
"While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators" - Rep. Ed Markey
For the second time in 11 months, Rep. Ed Markey stood in front of the gas pumps at a Medford filling station and called on President Barack Obama to use the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to combat rising gas prices. "While some of the Republican presidential candidates call for an attack on Iran, it is the American consumers who are currently under attack from OPEC, from the Saudis from Iran and from oil speculators," Markey said before a gaggle of news cameras Wednesday afternoon. The sign behind him at Medford Gas on Main Street read $3.67 per gallon of unleaded gas, and prices are expected to climb as much as 20 cents per gallon in coming days. Markey blamed the rising prices on oil-rich nations and the oil industry. Iran won't …