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South Medford commercial property disrupts neighbors, violates special permit for years

...Street and witnessed the relatively recent change in use of the property next door at 96-102 Winchester St., he knew that the owner was in violation of his allowed operations...

    South Medford commercial property disrupts neighbors, violates special permit for years
    A cease-and-desist order was issued last week. It was late spring when Francis Avola went to City Hall to complain about constant noise, vibrations and other disturbances coming from a property next door to his South Medford home. Avola felt confident that a meeting with the Building Department would quickly solve the problem.
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Dec 09

Medford dog park to open Dec. 9

In 2014, volunteers partnered to form the group Paws 4 Medford. The city has been working with this resident group as well as Alicia Hunt, Director...

    Medford dog park to open Dec. 9
    Mayor Stephanie M. Burke announced that the grand opening of Medford's first dog park will be at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 9.In 2014, volunteers partnered to form the group Paws 4 Medford. The city has been working with this resident group as well as Alicia Hunt, Director of Energy and Environment, for the past two years on the development and financing of Medford's first official dog park.
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Dec 06

5 Things to do this week: Dec. 8-15

...8-10:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Linden Tree Coffeehouse at UU Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. Cost: $10-$20. For information and reservations: 781-246-2836; Lindentree85@comcast.net; http://LindentreeCoffeehouse...

5 440 Gypsy Jazz CD release: 7-10 p.m. Dec. 14, Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville. A $10 donation will be accepted for the musicians. For information: http://www.thirdlifestudio...

    5 Things to do this week: Dec. 8-15
    1 Melrose High School Marching Band Annual Christmas Tree Sale: 5-9 p.m. Dec. 8; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 9; 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 10, Melrose High School parking lot, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway. Fresh Christmas trees are delivered directly from Nova Scotia. Wreaths (decorated and plain), kissing balls and treats will be on sale for one weekend only.
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Dec 06

Around the region

...p.m. Dec. 8 and 9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10, American Legion Post 210, 44 Taylor St., Saugus. Cost: $15-$20. For ticket and information: 781-816-7019; TCSaugus@gmail.com; http...

...Tomorrow charity rug and Christmas tree sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Unity Somerville, 6 William St. Free. For information: http://stopexcision.net. Healthy Tomorrow will sell rugs and Christmas trees. All...

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West Medford Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: 2-4 p.m., East Cambridge Savings, 9 Playstead Road, Medford. Free. For information: http://medfordchamberma.com. The West Medford Business Committee of the Medford...

Reunion of Charlie Kohlhase�s Saxophone Support Group: 8 p.m., Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville. Cost is $15 at the door ��cash only. For information: http://www.thirdlifestudio.com...

...in the Winds�: 3-5 p.m., Distler Performance Hall in the Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave., Somerville. Free. For information: http://as.tufts.edu/music. The Tufts Wind Ensemble will explore...

Festival Of Carols: 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Malden, 493 Main St. For information: 781-324-2745; Fbcmalden@Verizon.net. Continuing a tradition that began in 1943...

RPL Book Group: 7 p.m. Dec. 12, Reading Public Library conference room, 64 Middlesex Ave. Free. All are welcome. For information: 781-944-0840; http://readingpl.org. Copies of the...

Medford Community Coalition Holiday Social and Toy Drive: 6-8 p.m., Real Italian Gusto, 24 High St., Medford. Free. For information: https://medfordcoalition.wixsite.com/community. The Medford Community Coalition will host...

    Around the region
    Friday, Dec. 8"A Charlie Brown Christmas": 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9; 2 p.m. Dec. 10, American Legion Post 210, 44 Taylor St., Saugus. Cost: $15-$20. For ticket and information: 781-816-7019; TCSaugus@gmail.com; http://TCSaugus.org.
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Dec 06

Re/Max Legacy of Woburn joins Re/Max Andrew Realty Services

Re/Max Andrew Realty Services is owned by Broker John Veneziano and is located at 335 Main St., Stoneham, and 12 High St., Medford. Established in 1986, Re/Max Andrew Realty Services has more than 70 award-winning realtor/sales associates serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

Re/Max Andrew Realty Services is owned by Broker John Veneziano and is located at 335 Main St., Stoneham, and 12 High St., Medford. Established in 1986, Re/Max Andrew Realty Services has more than 70 award-winning realtor/sales associates serving Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.

    Re/Max Legacy of Woburn joins Re/Max Andrew Realty Services
    Re/Max Legacy of Woburn recently joined Re/Max Andrew Realty Services, announced local real estate brokers Roland Spadafora, Gale Spadafora and Anthony Giglio. The Woburn-based company will be absorbed into Re/Max Andrew Realty Services' Medford and Stoneham Offices.
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Nov 28

Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford to rededicate Black Lives Matter Banner

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford will hold a ceremony to consecrate and rededicate its Black Lives Matter banner on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at 147 High Street in Medford.

    Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford to rededicate Black Lives Matter Banner
    A banner outside of the UUCM in Medford has been vandalized three times since the beginning of October. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford will hold a ceremony to consecrate and rededicate its Black Lives Matter banner on Dec. 10 at 1 p.m. at 147 High Street in Medford.
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Nov 28

Medford Police logs, Nov. 17 - 27

4:39 p.m.; Main Street and Princeton Street – A motor vehicle accident was reported.

1:22 a.m.; Fulton Street and Saint Francis Street – A suspicious person was reported.

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7:29 p.m.; Fern Road and Fulton Spring Road – A suspicious person was reported.

8:58 a.m.; High Street and Mystic Street – A motor vehicle accident was reported.

5:33 p.m.; High Street and Winthrop Street – A motor vehicle accident was reported.

    Medford Police logs, Nov. 17 - 27
    The following is a selection from the Medford Police logs, Nov. 17-27.Nov. 174:39 p.m.; Main Street and Princeton Street - A motor vehicle accident was reported.4:45 p.m.; West Street - A breaking and entering was reported.5:09 p.m.; Ralph Street - A hit and run was reported.Nov.
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Nov 22

Around the region

Trolley Ride with Frosty to ZooLights: 5 p.m., Town Common, 35 Central St., Stoneham. Cost: $6, adults; $3, children. The community is invited to ride the Trolley with...

Merrimack Valley A Capella Chorus: 7 p.m., Reading Public Library, 64 Middlesex Ave. Free. For information: http://merrimackvalleychorus.com. The Merrimack Valley A Capella Chorus will perform carols...

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...Recordings�: noon to 1:30 p.m., Distler Performance Hall at the Granoff Music Center, 20 Talbot Ave., Medford. Free. For information: http://as.tufts.edu. Atesh Sonneborn of Smithsonian Folkway Recordings will...

...after the lecture. Guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department, 419 Boston Ave., Medford. This colloquium is made possible by the Granoff Music Fund...

Mystic Makerspace Sewing Basic Workshop: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Medford Public Library, 111 High St. For information: http://www.medfordlibrary.org. In this workshop, participants will lean about seams and...

...m. Dec. 1-2 and 2-3 p.m. Dec. 2, Unity Somerville, Upstairs Sanctuary, 6 William St., Somerville. Cost: $12-$15. For information: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3177116. This December, The...

...with Youth and Nature: 3:30-4:40 p.m. every Tuesday, Saugus Public Library, 295 Central St. Join to plant, care for and taste items from the garden. Participants will grow flowers...

...classes meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the West Medford Community Center, 111 Arlington St. Tuesday and Wednesday evening and Saturday morning classes meet at Judy�s home studio. A...

...Yoga class meets on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11:15 a.m. at Sanctuary, 458 High St. For information and registration: 781-488-7664; http://www.yogawithjudyscribner.com. Advance registration for all...

...class at 7 p.m. Classes take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St. For information: http://dorotheaoregan.com...

    Around the region
    Friday, Nov. 24"Venus in Fur": 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24-25 and 3 p.m. Nov. 25, Center for the Arts at the Armory, Cafe, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville. Cost: $15. For information: https://www.facebook.com/events/360618884368558. Mischievous & Troublesome Productions presents "Venus in Fur" by David Ives.
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Nov 14

Medford Police logs, Nov. 3 - 10

9:34 a.m.; Mystic Avenue and Swan Street – A motor vehicle accident was reported.

2:34 p.m.; South Street and South Street Court – A pedestrian accident was reported.

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7:51 p.m.; Almont Street and Salem Street – A pedestrian accident was reported.

7:47 a.m.; Charlemont Road and Governors Avenue – A motor vehicle accident was reported.

    Medford Police logs, Nov. 3 - 10
    The following is a selection from the Medford Police logs, Nov. 3 - 10.Nov. 310:15 p.m.; Hume Avenue - Identity fraud was reported.Nov.
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Nov 01

City Council passes six motions to increase transparency of ZBA meetings, notification process

...to speak before the board about a proposed development at 519 Broadway in Somerville and 89 Medford St. in Medford, despite requests from four councilors to reopen the meeting to public comments...

    City Council passes six motions to increase transparency of ZBA meetings, notification process
    The City Council passed six motions brought forth by Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn in the wake of a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting held on Oct. 24. The Medford City Council voted on Oct. 31 in favor of a motion brought forth by Councilor Breanna Lungo-Koehn that Mayor Stephanie M.
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Oct 31

Election 2017: What to expect next Tuesday

Andrews Middle School; 3000 Mystic Valley Parkway (near Hormel Stadium) – Cafeteria

Fire Fighter’s Club; 340 Salem St.

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St. Francis Parish Center; 441 Fellsway West (St. Clare Road and Fulton Street entrance)

Roberts Elementary School; 35 Court St. (Park Street entrance)

Lawrence Memorial Hospital; 170 Governors Avenue

Temple Shalom; 475 Winthrop St.

Tufts University; Gantcher Center Rear, 161 College Avenue

Walkling Court, Fondacaro Center, 22 Walkling Court, off Auburn and North Streets

Columbus Elementary School; 37 Hicks Avenue (off Main Street) – Cafeteria

West Medford Fire Station, 26 Harvard Avenue, (parking limited)

Brooks Elementary School, 388 High St. (Allston Street entrance by playground)

Mystic Valley Towers, Mystic Place, 3600 Mystic Valley Parkway, North Building (by Hormel Stadium), North Building Entrance

McGlynn K-8 Public School; 3004 Mystic Valley Parkway (by Hormel Stadium) – Cafeteria

Senior Center; 101 Riverside Avenue

VFW; 114 Mystic Avenue

    Election 2017: What to expect next Tuesday
    Medford residents will have the opportunity to vote on Nov. 7 for candidates for City Council, School Committee and Mayor.Candidates for MayorThis year, Mayor Stephanie M. Burke is running for reelection. A former city councilor and budget and personnel director under former mayor Michael J.
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Oct 31

Friends of the Fells to host second Trail Race & Family Fun Fest

Friends of the Fells has partnered with the Whole Foods Market locations in Woburn, Arlington and Medford, Massachusetts to present: Friends of the Fells’ second annual Trail Race & Family Fun Fest, Nov. 5 at the Medford High School Athletic Fields (489 Winthrop Street, Medford) starting at 1 p.m.

    Friends of the Fells to host second Trail Race & Family Fun Fest
    Friends of the Fells has partnered with the Whole Foods Market locations in Woburn, Arlington and Medford, Massachusetts to present: Friends of the Fells' second annual Trail Race & Family Fun Fest, Nov.
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Oct 30

Councilor John Falco invites the public to join neighborhood community meetings

Nov. 1, Roberts Elementary School. 7 p.m., 35 Court St.

Dec 6, Andrews Middle School, 7 p.m., 3000 Mystic Valley Parkway.

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Jan. 3, 2018, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, 7 p.m., School Of Nursing, 170 Governors Avenue.

April 4, 2018, West Medford Community Center, 7 p.m., 111 Arlington St.

May 2, 2018, Senior Center, 6:30 p.m., 101 Riverside Avenue,

June 6, 2018 Medford Police Department, 7 p.m., 100 Main St.

    Councilor John Falco invites the public to join neighborhood community meetings
    Editor's note: The following was submitted on behalf of John Falco, Jr.Last year, I proposed and implemented a plan to bring the monthly Medford Police Department's community meetings directly to our neighborhoods in an effort to make government more accessible and to protect the integrity of our neighborhoods.
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Oct 20

Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.

Connors Farm — 30 Valley Road, Danvers, 978-777-1245; https://www.connorsfarm.com/. Through Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Maze Hotline: 978-777-1245.

ASHLAND — Federated Church of Ashland, 118 Main St., daily from 2-5 p.m.

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LEXINGTON — Pilgrim Church, 55 Coolidge Ave., through Oct. 31. Pumpkins are available in many different sizes and shapes from petite sugar pumpkins to classic orange beauties weighing up to 50 pounds.

NEWTON — United Parish of Auburndale, 64 Hancock St., Auburndale (patch will along the Woodland Road side of the church), daily through Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Bake sale, too. Proceeds benefit church programs.

STOW — Carver Hill Orchard, 101 Brookside Ave., 978-897-6117, www.carverhillorchard.com.

KING RICHARD’S FAIRE — Weekends, Sept. 2-Oct. 22, including Columbus Day. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. New England’s greatest Renaissance fair returns to the grounds at 235 Main St., Carver. Information: https://kingrichardsfaire.net/

FALL CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR — at Framingham Eagles Club, 55 Park St., Framingham, on Oct. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. To benefit local Framingham charities...

HARVEST FEST 2017 — Grace Chapel, 525 Main Street, Watertown, on Oct. 21, 1-6 p.m. Free. A free, family event featuring inflatables...

TALES FROM THE CRYPT — Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St., Andover, on Oct. 21, 4:30 p.m. Free. Participants will gather in the old...

GOTHIC HALLOWEEN — Oct. 22, 5 p.m. Second Church in Newton, 60 Highland St., West Newton. A concert fundraiser for Puerto Rico. Features news anchor and sportscaster Josh Brogadir...

SHEEP PASTURE SPOOKTACULAR — NRT Sheep Pasture, 307 Main St, North Easton, on Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m. A great family-friendly event that...

...ROCKY HORROR” SCREENING — The Center for Arts in Natick 14 Summer St., Natick. Do you remember going to midnight showings of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” when...

TRUNK O’ TREAT — Middleton Congregational Church, 66 Maple St., Middleton, on Oct. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Free. A celebration of the season...

JACK O’LANTERN CONTEST — Eliot Church, 45 Eliot St., South Natick, Oct. 30 from 5-9 p.m. Pumpkin-carvers are invited to bring their creations the day before, have them on display, then bring them home in time for the big night. Information: email info@theeliotchurch.org.

    Fairs and Festivals in eastern Mass.
    Have some Halloween fun. CORN MAZES Here's a "short list" of corn mazes in the area. Connors Farm - 30 Valley Road, Danvers, 978-777-1245; https://www.connorsfarm.com/. Through Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Maze Hotline: 978-777-1245. Davis Farm - 142 Redstone Hill, Sterling, 978-422-8888; http://davismegamaze.com/. The Mega Farm Festival, including the Mega Maze, is now open.
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