24 Medford, Somerville students receive Class of 2022 acceptances

This year, Tufts accepted 13 Somerville students and 11 Medford students into the Class of 2022, according to Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Management Karen Richardson. Tufts works with schools in Medford and Somerville to support and attract high-achieving students. “We work very closely with schools in our host communities to ensure that students […]

The 617: Gun Control

On Dec. 29, a cleaning crew at the McGlynn Elementary and Middle School in Medford found a loaded magazine in the school’s auditorium. The finding went unreported to police until Feb. 16, and parents were not alerted of this until Feb. 20, when Medford Superintendent Roy Belson released a statement. Belson chose not to tell parents at the time […]

Somerville Board of Aldermen authorizes bond issue for new high school

The Somerville Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to approve a bond issue for the construction of a new high school on March 22. The Board of Aldermen’s appropriation totaled $255,982,704, making Somerville High School the most expensive high school building project in Massachusetts history, according to a Nov. 8, 2016 Boston Globe article. Somerville Superintendent of Public Schools […]

Somerville educational nonprofit to open new, non-traditional high school on Broadway

Somerville educational nonprofit Sprout & Co., working with Somerville Public Schools, plans to open a new high school, Powderhouse Studios, on Broadway Avenue in 2018. Powderhouse Studios will occupy the currently-vacant Powder House Community School building and plans to enroll around 200 eighth graders through a specialized lottery system, according to Alec Resnick, founder of Sprout & Co. and future […]

Students host clothing drive for refugees, children

The Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program (TU-RAP) and Tufts United for Immigrant Justice collaborated to sponsor a winter clothing drive for recently settled refugees in the greater Boston area and unaccompanied minors in the Somerville school district from Nov. 12 through Dec. 4. The organizations placed boxes across campus and encouraged students to donate any unwanted clothing, according to Safiya Subegdjo, TU-RAP’s […]