Medford

By - 12/2/16 - 2:07 pm

Sophy Tuttle has quite the tale of what happened on her normally sedate Medford side street this morning when a drunken college student, on learning Tuttle's downstairs neighbor had packed three dozen chickens, a number of geese and ducks and an undetermined number of pigs in a trailer parked in the street, got a hammer and whacked the trailer open (all the while screaming "I know what I'm doing, my girlfriend goes to Tufts!"), releasing all the birds into the street (the pigs just stayed where they were):

I was woken up at 4:30 to the cops banging on our door screaming "Are these your f*%$ing chickens?!?!" "Get the F*%^ out here and get them!". My neighbor runs out and starts screaming at the kid. My next door neighbors and the farmer and his wife now spend the next 2 hours chasing chickens and ducks allll over my neighborhood, all while screaming like it's not 5am. While the kid is sitting in cuffs on my porch, the cop says "are you a college student?", to which the moron replies, "yea, I go to college". The cop replies, "that's why then. All you college kids are f*&%ing idiots". My roommates and I are standing on the porch, watching about 5 seasoned police officers chase chickens on a suburban street at 5 am and trying not to laugh, because, you know, they have guns.

By - 11/16/16 - 9:29 am

The Tufts Daily reports Tufts has seen nine mumps cases since Oct. 28 and that other colleges in the area are also reporting cases of the contagious disease. Harvard, Tufts and BU had mumps outbreaks this past spring.

By - 11/5/16 - 10:50 am

Tufts Daily reports on the action by members of the Tufts chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi after the national told them they couldn't accept a transgender person.

By - 11/1/16 - 5:56 pm

US Rep. Mike Capuano reports the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative OK to the state's plans for cheaper stations and other reductions along the proposed Green Line extension from Lechmere into Somerville and Medford - but with a caveat that has to be addressed by year's end, or $1 billion in federal money could disappear and get spent in some other state: Read more.

By - 10/29/16 - 9:39 pm
Medford cops pretend to arrest Hillary Clinton

Screen captures by Joan Marshall.

UPDATE: Union president says it was just a joke, apologizes.

Today was the Haines Square Fall Festival in Medford and some members of the Medford Police Patrolmen's Association joined the festivities by "arresting" somebody in a Hillary outfit and palling around with a Trump pretender.

The union thought the photos were so funny they posted them to their Facebook page - until some gloomy Gusses started complaining about fairness and impartiality on the part of an armed constabulary, and so the union took down the photos.

By - 10/14/16 - 3:26 pm
I voted!

Unlike in more enlightened precincts, it seems voters in Medford don't get a little oval "I VOTED!" sticker when they vote.

Kristen Cantu wants to change that and has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $600, which she estimates would be enough to buy stickers for every registered voter in town. Read more.

By - 9/25/16 - 12:01 pm

State Police report that around 5:40 a.m., troopers found a man lying on Rte. 16 near Wellington Circle with life-threatening injuries.

He was rushed to Mass. General, where he was pronounced dead.

State Police say they do not yet even have a description of the vehicle whose driver hit the man, then kept on going.

By - 9/13/16 - 9:54 am

Delays into Boston still just "minor," the MBTA says.

By - 8/21/16 - 2:13 pm
Bellevue Pond in Medford, or what's left of it

Gedalia Pasternak notes that on a map this field is officially known as Bellevue Pond in Medford.

The National Weather Service says we could get some heavy rain tonight, thanks to a front that is currently over New York state.

By - 8/11/16 - 11:58 am

Peter Morency reports the entire Tufts campus in Medford lost power around 11:30 a.m.

By - 7/25/16 - 11:28 am
Sign on I-93 changed to reflect actual distance to Mass Ave and Zakim Bridge

Last Thursday, David Innis tweeted to MassDOT that something was amiss on this sign on I-93 south at the Somerville/Medford line - and not just that no times were showing up - because the Zakim and Mass. Ave. are nowhere near each other. By this morning, as you can see from the lower photo, the state had fixed the distance. Now if they can only get the time thing working (MassDOT says they're working on that).

By - 6/28/16 - 8:08 am

For the second day in a row, State Police report a highway worker hit by a drunk, this time fatally on I-93 in Medford. Read more.

By - 6/19/16 - 6:49 pm

Amanda Keane captured today's fiery vehicle, around 5:10 p.m. on I-93 south in Medford.

By - 6/16/16 - 6:37 pm

The Orange Line was shut at Wellington this morning as T police with long rifles investigated a report of "suspicious activity" that turned out to be a Muslim couple praying, the Herald reports.

And then, this afternoon on the Red Line: Read more.

By - 6/3/16 - 5:10 pm

Timothy Flaherty pleaded guilty in state court today to charges he offered $2,500 to a man his client allegedly beat and screamed anti-Muslim epithets at to ignore prosecutors and police investigating the case. Read more.

By - 4/29/16 - 6:32 am

Transit Police report a man was hit and killed by a Lowell Line train near 662 Boston Ave. in Medford around 7 p.m. on Thursday.

By - 4/28/16 - 7:15 am

Still, trains into town from the north are being slowed by switch issues at Wellington.

By - 4/27/16 - 5:57 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that started pining for the fjords at Wellington.

By - 3/25/16 - 9:00 am

The Crimson reports a total of 16 confirmed mumps cases at Harvard, with some cases now also reported at Tufts and BU.