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 ACTIVITIES


http://www.mysticriver.org
The Mystic River Watershed Association advocates for improved water quality, pedestrian/bike access and community stweardship of the Mystic River, Mystic Lakes, and their tributaries.  Public outreach events have been picking up this summer after a year of reduced activity.

On Saturday Sep 25, CACHE will sponsor an arts and crafts festival at the Condon Hatch Shell from noon - 4pm.  See more information at 
https://mysticriver.org/calendar/2021/9/25/vsqgi7uwd0fcige4thn7puh3uk9g8m

 


FARMER'S MARKET
The Medford Farmer's Market is open at the popular location near the Condon Hatch Shell.  Stop by each Thursday afternoon thru early October for local produce, artists, musicians, and events. 


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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