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City Of Medford

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About Us:

The name Medford is thought to have come from "the ford by the meadow" or "Meadford" thus commemorating the importance of the fordable part of the Mystic River located just west of present-day Medford Square.

The original area of Medford was owned by Mathew Cradock, the first Governor of the Massachusetts colonies. Although Cradock never saw it, he employed men to develop his land into a plantation. After his death, the plantation passed to his heirs and then was sold en masse in 1652 to Edward Collins. The area was designated a "peculiar" which signified that it was private property and not a properly incorporated town. Collins began selling pieces of land to others after 1656. In 1684, Medford was granted the right to raise its own money by the General Court. In 1892, Medford became incorporated as a city.


Recent News

Olsrud Playground Gains Chaney Foundation Grant

$10,000 Sponsorship For New Bear Creek Park Playground Medford, MA – The Robert and Frances Chaney Family Foundation is supporting the Olsrud Family Community Playground project in Bear Creek Park with a $10,000 grant award. The donation…

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Lane Closures at E. Main and N. Modoc, January 13, 2017

Intersection of E. Main and N. Modoc – E. Main Street and N. Modoc Avenue will each have lane closures at or near their intersection on Friday, January 13, 2017. The contractor, Medford Water Commission, will be working in the public right-of-way…

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Lane Closures on Stewart Avenue, October 5, 2016

Please note the following traffic impact item: - Stewart Avenue between S. Columbus and Hamilton – One lane of traffic will be closed in each direction on Stewart Avenue between S. Columbus Avenue and Hamilton Street on Wednesday, October 5,…

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Lane Closure on Stewart Avenue, September 30, 2016

Stewart Avenue between S. Columbus and Hamilton – One eastbound lane will be closed on Stewart Avenue between S. Columbus Avenue and Hamilton Street on Friday, September 30 , 2016.  The contractor, Brittania Excavation, will be working in the…

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Daily Lane Closure on S. Peach Street, October 3-7, 2016

S. Peach Street between Garfield and Marshall – One lane of traffic will be closed on S. Peach Street between Garfield Street and Marshall Avenue from Monday, October 3, to Friday, October 7, 2016. The contractor, NPL, will be working in the…

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Daily Lane Closure on Rosewood Street, October3-November 11, 2016

Rosewood Street between Cedar Links and Stonebrook – One lane of traffic will be closed on Rosewood Street between Cedar Links Drive and Stonebrook Drive from Monday, October 3, to Friday, November 11, 2016. The contractor, NPL, will be working in…

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Lane Closures at Intersection of Cottage Street andTaylor Street, September 29, 2016

Intersection of Cottage Street and Taylor Street – Cottage Street and Taylor Street will each have lane closures at or near their intersection on Thursday, September 29, 2016. The contractor, Medford Water Commission, will be working in the public…

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Road Closure on South Holly Street, September 22, 2016

S. Holly Street between W. 3rd and W. 4th – S. Holly Street will be closed between W. 3rd Street and W. 4th Street on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The contractor, Medford Water Commission, will be working in the public right-of-way between 8:30…

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Lane Closure on S. Front Street, September 21, 2016

S. Front Street between W. 10th and W. 9th- The northbound lane on S. Front Street will be closed between W. 10th Street and W. 9th Street on Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The contractor, Medford Water Commission, will be working in the public…

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Parking Lane Closure on W. 5th Street, September 21, 2016

Please note the following traffic impact item: W. 5th Street between S. Holly and S. Grape – The westbound parking lane will be closed Wednesday, September 21, 2016. The contractor, Hunter Communication, will be working in the right of way…

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Daily Shoulder Closure on Morrow Road, September 21-30, 2016

Morrow Road between Biddle and Poplar – One shoulder lane will be closed on Morrow Road between Biddle Road and Poplar Drive from Wednesday, September 21, to Friday, September 30, 2016. The contractor, C-2 Utility, will be working in the public…

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Daily Lane Closure on Lozier Lane, September14-October 31

Lozier Lane between West Main and Stewart Avenue - One lane of traffic on Lozier Lane between West Main and Stewart Avenue will be closed from Wednesday, September 14, to Monday, October 31, 2016.  The contractor, Power Technologies Inc., will be…

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Daily Lane Diversion on Delta Waters, December 9-23

Delta Waters Road between Blackthorn and Crater Lake Avenue – One lane of traffic will be diverted on Delta Waters Road between Blackthorn and Crater Lake Avenue from Wednesday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  The contractor,…

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Alley Closure between Beekman and S. Peach, December14-29

 Alley Connecting to Dakota Avenue – The alley connecting to Dakota Avenue between Beekman and S. Peach will be closed from Monday, December 14 to Tuesday, December 29, 2015.  The contractor, NPL, will be working in the public right-of-way…

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Daily Lane Closure on Market Street, December 14-15

Market Street between Cardley and Biddle - One lane of traffic will be closed on Market Street between Cardley Avenue and Biddle Road on Monday and Tuesday, December 14 and 15, 2015.  The contractor, Accurate Plumbing, will be working in the public…

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Night-time Lane Diversion on Delta Waters Road,December 14-18

 Delta Waters Road between Crater Lake Avenue and Crater Lake Highway – One lane of traffic will be diverted in either direction on Delta Waters Road between Crater Lake Avenue and Crater Lake Highway from Monday, December 14 through Friday,…

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Daily Lane Closure on S. Oakdale Avenue, December 9-29

  S. Oakdale Avenue between Dakota and W. 11th – One lane of traffic will be closed on S. Oakdale Avenue between Dakota and W. 11th from Wednesday, December 9 through Tuesday, December 29, 2015.  The contractor, NPL, will be working in the…

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Daily Lane Closure on Lenora Drive, December 9-23

 Lenora Drive between N. Keene Way Drive and N. Berkeley Way – One lane of traffic will be closed on Lenora Drive between N. Keene Way Drive and N. Berkeley from Wednesday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  The contractor, NPL,…

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Medford City Council Study Session Agenda for November 14, 2013

Agenda 1. Red Light Cameras – Police Chief Tim George   2. Building Permit Fee Code Change – Chris Reising, Building Date and Time: November 14, 2013 at Noon Location: Medford Room 411 W. 8TH STREET…

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Medford City Council Study Session Agenda for October 31, 2013

Agenda 1. Rogue Valley Television Annual Report – Joe Brett   2. Bear Creek Restoration/10th to McAndrews – Brian Sjothun Date and Time: October 31, 2013 at Noon Location: Medford Room 411 W. 8th Street…

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Lane Closures on North and South Riverside - July 28 - Aug. 2, 2013

Please note the following traffic impact items. There will be daily and nightly lane closures on the following streets on the dates and times listed as the contractor, NPL, will be working in the right-of-way. Monday, July 29: - Multiple lanes…

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