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 […]


It takes a community to build Community Day

Countless tables lined the quad, representing various community groups, charities and organizations from Tufts and its surrounding cities. On the outskirts of the maze of tables, various activities for children like face painting, pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and even a mini game of quidditch, facilitated by members of the Tufts Quidditch team engaged young children and […]


Plans for College Avenue academic building to move forward

A new academic building will be built on College Avenue in collaboration with the mayor of Medford, city officials and Medford residents, according to Director of Community Relations Rocco DiRico. Construction for the new building is planned to begin in June of 2018 with a completion goal of September 2020, DiRico said. “Tufts University is planning to build an academic building to […]


In State of the City speech, Burke promises unity, dedication to Medford community

RETRACTION: An earlier version of this article consisted largely of quotations and paraphrases that were based on an October 2016 speech Mayor Stephanie Burke gave to the Medford Chamber of Commerce, not the Feb. 8 State of the City address. The article has been updated so that it reflects the content of the Feb. 8 speech. […]


Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund awards grants to organizations in host communities

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) has awarded $19,046 in grants to 36 nonprofit organizations in the Medford, Somerville, Grafton, Chinatown, Fenway and Mission Hill neighborhoods, according to a Jan. 13 news release. TNSF was created in 1995 by the managing committee of the Tufts Community Appeal, an annual charitable campaign with a goal of demonstrating faculty and […]


Off-Campus Explorations: West Somerville Neighborhood Association

Students who live in West Somerville may have received an informational pamphlet at the beginning of the school year from the West Somerville Neighborhood Association (WSNA), detailing the association’s devotion to preserving a safe, comfortable environment in residential West Somerville. West Somerville includes much of the original land on which Tufts University was founded, according to the City […]


Tufts employees give to local charities through Neighborhood Service Fund

Raising money from Tufts employees and choosing local charitable organizations to award grants of varying sums each year, the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) provides supports for organizations where Tufts volunteers work at. This year, TNSF awarded $18,500 to 38 programs and projects in the four neighborhoods where Tufts has a major presence: Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown. “About [20] […]


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