Wednesday, February 6, 2013
One of the biggest snowstorms to ever hit the region happened 35 years ago today.
It has been 35 years since the legendary "Blizzard of '78," one of the biggest and most memorable snowstorms to ever hit Massachusetts. On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was hit with a record 27 inches of snow with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. The snow came down so fast that thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Rte. 128. When we asked for your memories last year, here is what Medford Patch reader Anne Gelineau Powers wrote: I remember well going to the First National to get milk and bread - while it lasted. I also remember walking to Medford Savings Bank (where I worked) on High St. to get the bank open - 3 days after the …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Bookmark this page when you're wondering how to post an event, announcement or blog to Westborough Patch.
Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to Westborough Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community. To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page. That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if a Patch staffer had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to us, you might have to wait until we're done reporting on the School Committee meeting, photographing an event, meeting with community members, or …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The new Carroll's that is readying for a spring opening is bringing back old memories.
As the Carroll family continues work to open its new restaurant on Main Street in Medford Square, seeing its logo is bringing back a lot of memories for Medford residents. Do you remember the old Carroll's? Share your memory in the comments section. Got a photo? Upload it directly to this article or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. So far, we've heard lots of feedback from readers. Here's a few comments we've received on articles about Carroll's (Check out the sign in the video to the right. Look familiar? Thanks to Jim Morse for the link): My Dad was friends with Maury Sr. & Jack Carroll. I was a baby and my Dad would take me in there on weekends and the waitress Mary would spoil me! Then fast forward to College years and I worked …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Herald reports that plainclothes cops are being used to nab "piggybackers."
The Boston Herald reports today the MBTA police are cracking down on fare evaders. Plainclothes and uniformed police are being sent to stations around the MBTA's subway system to issue citations for violators, the Herald reports, and trolley and bus operators are being instructed to keep their rear doors sealed during boarding. So far this year, issued citations are up over 80 percent, the Herald said. What do you think?
Friday, February 24, 2012
What do you think about the proposed garage?
A proposed parking garage on Governors Avenue could receive a $2 million grant from the state, but not everyone on the city council is on board. Three city councilors have voiced opposition to building the garage, which would include about 200 parking spots and come with a price tag in the neighborhood of $7.5 million, before the grant. Mayor Michael McGlynn has said businesses need the garage, but some city councilors want to see parking enforcement in Medford Square first, and question whether the garage is even necessary. What do you think?
Thursday, February 23, 2012
State Justices ruled this week that party hosts would not be held liable if underage guests drink and drive and cause injury or death as a result - as long as they don't provide the alcohol.
Residents throughout the Commonwealth who choose to host "Bring Your Own Booze" parties are now free from liability if underage drinking occurs at those events and guests who drive drunk cause injuries, death or damage, according to a Boston Herald report Tuesday. The ruling derives from a majority opinion of Massachusetts Justices Fernande Duffly, Robert Cordy, Barbara Lenk, and Francis Spina, who claimed that social hosts can't be expected to "police their guests' drinking" and the ruling states that only hosts who supply alcohol to guests can be held legally responsible, according to the Boston Herald. But we want to know what you, as residents, think about the issue. Do you agree or disagree? Weigh in with your thoughts in today's …
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...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
YouTube video shows customer being carted off after suffering a heart attack at the Heart Attack Grill.
Have you heard about the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas? The place is proud of its name, according to CBS News, and warns customers that “This establishment is bad for your health.” And, for one customer, it apparently was. A YouTube video circulating around the internet shows paramedics handling a customer who apparently had a heart attack while consuming a 6,000-calorie “Triple Bypass Burger.” Which got us thinking:
Monday, February 13, 2012
An opportunity for Medford business owners to use Patch.
Before Patch launched in Medford last year, editors and contributors ventured to local businesses to collect information for our directory. The result: Patch Places. Patch Places is the spot to find descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more for spots around town. You can even see what your neighbors think of a business before you try it or write your own review. But local businesses get extra bonuses when they claim their free listing. Owners or managers can sign in and search for their business. Underneath the photos, there is a box with the question: "Do you own or manage this location? Claim it!" Just click "Claim it!" and a form will pop up asking for contact information and authorization to claim it. Within a few days, …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Nearly three decades ago we were blanketed with 27 inches of snow.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 34 years since Massachusetts was hit with the Blizzard of '78, but the stories will withstand the test of time. On Feb. 6, 1978, the area was blanketed with a record 27 inches of snow with the added bonus of hurricane force winds. The storm began the morning of Feb. 6 and lasted through the following evening. It was a storm that was never really predicted to be this large, and yet from it one good thing came – we learned about emergency preparedness. The snow came down so quickly (at a rate of an inch an hour) that thousands of motorists were stranded in snowdrifts as they drove down Rte. 128. Roads throughout the state were impassible and cars were abandoned at every turn. For those of us who were old …