Medford postpones decision on Tufts’ off-campus student housing project

Medford’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) moved on Monday night to postpone a decision on Tufts’ bid to convert university-owned properties between Capen Street and Boston Avenue into student housing. Further discussion will be held at the Jan. 11, 2018 ZBA meeting, according to Secretary of the Board Denis MacDougall. The project was not immediately approved because the wood-framed houses in question do […]

Editorial: The importance of long-awaited housing reforms

The vast majority of Tufts students have dealt first-hand with the inefficiencies and frustration that pervade the Tufts housing system. If you are a first-year, you will have to wait until well into spring semester to find out where and with whom you are living. If you are applying for group housing, your friend groups […]

Medford’s Riverside Plaza to be redeveloped as a community gathering space

The City of Medford is planning the redevelopment of Riverside Plaza in Medford Square to become a more usable community gathering space. The city was formally awarded a $250,000 grant from the federal government to help fund the plaza’s construction in November 2016, according to Clodagh Stoker-Long, an economic development planner in Medford’s Office of Community Development.  Medford […]

Medford City Council unanimously votes to support Tufts janitors

On April 7, the Medford City Council unanimously voted on a resolution to ask Tufts University to re-evaluate its plans to cut 35 part-time janitors from its staff. Councilor Adam Knight proposed the resolution at the public meeting. Knight, who attended the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) Forum in March, said he was skeptical as to why […]