MEDFORD HISTORY

Medford is rich in colonial and industrial history.  If you are unable to pay us a visit and explore on your own,  the websites below may be helpful in the meantime:

 


HISTORY NEAR OUR HOME

Located just north of Medford Square, Old Medford High is part of a Historic District that features:

Chevalier Theater  - We are honored to be good neighbors with the Chevalier Theater and Gene Mack Gym, once the auditorium for the high school.  It is run by Medford and has many singular features.   Many of our residents enjoy the nearby year-round and seasonal events in this fully restored civic amenity.


World War I Memorial - This monument which graces the front of our property was constructed in the 30's and is dedicated to Medford's residents who served in World War I.  Old Medford High proudly performs ordinary maintenance for the monument as part of our charter with Medford.  Thanks to State Representative Paul Donato, funds were granted to refurbish the monument in summer 2020. 

"Over the River and Through the Woods..."  -  This holiday favorite was composed at the nearby landmark 114 South Street House.


MYSTIC RIVER NEWS

A BIG STEP FORWARD FOR MYRWA'S GREENWAYS VISION

A safe, car-free route across the Mystic River is set to become a reality. On Friday, October 22nd, Governor Charlie Baker announced that the MA Gaming Commission awarded $650,000 to complete the design process for the Mystic River Crossing project, and that the state is committed to constructing the bridge.

https://mysticriver.org/greenways
 

FARMER'S MARKET
The Medford Farmer's Market has closed for the year.  Check in on their website from time to time and watch for news and voluteer opportunities next year.


medfordfarmersmarket.org/
 


MEDFORD CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

https://www.medfordma.org/coronavirus-information/

For more info, go to http://www.medfordma.org/


GREEN LINE
The MBTA (
https://www.mbta.com/has finalized station locations for the extended Green Line Branch (E Line) that will run from Heath Street in Jamaica Plain to points near South and West Medford.  The closest station location to Medford Square is near Tufts University at Boston Ave, exactly one mile walk or a short bus ride away.  Opening has been delayed to mid 2022.

The "T" has been very forthcoming and transparent with their plans despite the 2016 budget setbacks.  Work is underway and it is a high political priority due to the continued residential development of Somerville and Medford over the past 20 years.

Stay up-to-date by checking the site periodically:

https://www.mass.gov/green-line-extension-project-glx



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