Wednesday, April 10, 2013
According to the city, it will start April 22.
Medford's spring street sweeping schedule has been posted on the city's website and is available to view to the right in PDF form. The sweeping schedule is split into 14 different zones. It starts Monday, April 22 and concludes Thursday, May 9. To find when your street is going to be sweeped, check out the PDF.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Snow days have been wreaking havoc on the school calendar for 2012-2013.
A few weeks ago, we answered a question regarding what the last day of school would be for Medford Public Schools amidst all of the days lost due to poor weather. Since then, Medford's had two more snow days, first on March 8 and then again last Tuesday, March 19. So what is now the last day of school before students head off for summer vacation? Any students reading may want to avert their eyes. Your final day will now be Friday, June 28, according to Superintendent Roy Belson. There have been a total of seven days lost due to weather this school year. In answering another question posed to Patch recently, Medford schools will be session during both the April 30 special U.S. Senate primary and the subsequent June 25 election, Belson said.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
We would love to have a robust Letters to the Editor section on the site; here is how you can help.
It’s a question we get asked a lot: “How do I submit a Letter to the Editor?” There are two ways to submit a Letter to the Editor to Medford Patch: 1. As a blog post. Submitting a Letter to the Editor as a blog post is easy (really as simple as writing an email) and immediate (as soon as you hit “Approve,” it’ll be live on the site). If you plan on submitting multiple letters over time, submitting them as blog posts will also allow you to establish a voice or presence on the site. However, still feel free to submit as a blog even if you only plan on writing one. 2. By emailing it to Medford Patch Editor Jake O'Donnell at email@example.com. If you chose this route, be sure to include your name and the name of the street you live on, …
Friday, March 15, 2013
NSTAR and crowd-sourced websites offer tips and locations for charging electric cars.
Drivers who are considering a switch to electric vehicles or current vehicle owners looking for a place nearby to charge their rides have a couple of places to find their outlet. In Medford, the closest charging stations are in Cambridge at the Alewife Transit Station and the Porter Square Shopping Center according to crowd-sourced website carstations.com. Carstations allows users to upload new car charging locations to a Google map and (when applicable) provides details on the station. According to the site's About section, "this website is designed to encourage participation and welcomes user interaction in the form of comments, updates and user generated content." There are also more official sites providing electric car charging …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
When do we "Spring forward"?
You know the old saying "Fall back, spring forward." Well, it's almost time to spring forward. So, what date does Daylight Saving begins this year? This year we move the clocks overnight on Sunday, March 10. Don't forget to move your clocks ahead one hour before going to bed Saturday night (Don't worry, we'll remind you again). Officially Daylight Saving is 2 a.m. on Sunday. Yes, moving the clocks ahead does mean we all lose an hour of sleep, but in return it will be light later in the day. Besides, the lost hour falls on Saturday night, so just sleep in a bit on Sunday before getting up and starting the day. Do you have a question you want answered? Ask it in the comment section below and your question could be featured in our next You …
Friday, February 8, 2013
This week's edition of "You Ask...Patch Answers."
At Tuesday's Medford City Council meeting, the council unanimously approved the calendar of dates for this year's Medford city election. Nomination papers for the city election will be available starting Tuesday, June 18. The city's preliminary election would take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, followed by the city election Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here is a full rundown of the election calendar as approved by the council: Tuesday, June 18 Nomination papers available from the Registrar of Voters Office, Room 102, City Hall Tuesday July 25, 5 p.m. Last Day and Hour to obtain nomination papers from the Registrar of Voters Office, Room 102, City Hall (53:9A) Tuesday, July 30, 5 p.m. Last Day and Hour to submit nomination papers to the Registrar of Voter’…