Medford closes in on plastic bag ban

An ordinance to ban plastic bags from retail establishments is currently being considered by the Medford City Council and is expected to be passed into law by the end of the year, according to City Councillor John C. Falco Jr. The drafted ordinance, which is noted on the Sept. 25 meeting agenda of the Medford City Council, bans the provision […]


Medford reaches municipal energy reduction milestone

The city of Medford was recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for reducing municipal energy use by 20 percent since 2009, according to a statement released on the city’s website on Nov. 2. Mayor Stephanie Burke accepted a certificate from DOER for this achievement at the beginning of the month. She described Medford’s commitment to […]


Medford environmental groups form new Green Coalition

The City of Medford is forming the Go Green Medford Coalition to coordinate activities among active environmental groups in the city. Mayor Stephanie Burke announced the coalition on Jan. 3 in a press release, and several public meetings have been held to lay groundwork for the collaboration. The coalition will be led by the Medford Energy and Environment Committee, which […]


Medford Conversations connects communities across Medford

Two years ago, Dale Bryan, the assistant director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and a Medford resident since 1993, noticed that Somerville had something that Medford lacked: adequate communication between community members. Organizers in Somerville had been gathering for years to discuss issues relating to diversity and inclusivity in the city, according to Bryan. […]


Visiting on the Hill

TUESDAY “Environmental Justice 101 Panel Discussion” Details: Alicia Hunt, director of the Medford Department of Energy and Environment, will join members of the Tufts faculty on a panel addressing the intersection between environmental, social and political issues. This event is being held as a part of the Tufts Sustainability Collective’s Earth Fest. When and Where: 7:30 p.m., […]


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