Medford

A map showing the route of a light rail transit line from Boston up through Somerville and Medford.

Long Awaited Green Line Extension Opens Today North of Boston

The Green Line Extension project, in the works for decades, is now providing rail transit service from Boston north into Somerville.

March 21, 2022 - Boston.com

Motel 6 hotel room in Braintree, Massachusetts in 2015

Oregon's Version of Project Roomkey Offers Housing to Those Who Lost Homes to Wildfires

The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.

June 15, 2021 - High Country News

Boston, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Converts HOV Lane to General Purpose Lane

Road planners looking to increase capacity without adding lanes are focusing on managing existing lanes more effectively. Massachusetts has gone the opposite direction. The Conservation Law Foundation plans to hold them accountable.

October 12, 2019 - Boston.com

MBTA

Potential Delays Trouble Boston Region's Green Line Extension Project

The Green Line extension will bring light rail service from Boston to Somerville and Medford, when it's done.

August 14, 2019 - The Boton Globe

Boston Airport

Flight Path Changes Raise Hell Around Logan International Airport

A resident in Medford counted 110 planes flying above his house in the span of six hours.

March 30, 2018 - The Boston Globe

Oregon

The Other Affordable Housing Trend in Oregon: Construction Excise Taxes

Inclusionary zoning hasn't helped as much as the state of Oregon was hoping when it passed a law to lift restrictions on the policy in 2016. Construction excise taxes could be the next policy to catch on around the state.

March 5, 2018 - Mail Tribune

Green Line

MBTA's Green Line Extension Moving Forward Again

A revised plan to extend the MBTA's Green Line light rail line into Somerville and Medford required approval from the state (approved last May) and the Federal Transit Authority (approved this week).

April 6, 2017 - The Boston Globe

Pricetag for MBTA's Green Line Extension Jumps $1 Billion

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is scrambling to resolve a major cost overrun for the planned Green Line extension—in peril is potential rail service to one of the most densely populated cities in the country.

August 26, 2015 - The Boston Globe

Healing Rivers By (Voluntarily) Limiting Development

A voluntary program of incentives for land owners along the two rivers in Oregon, the Mckenzie River east of Eugene and the Rogue River near Medford, provides incentives for maintaining natural conditions along the river bed.

March 11, 2014 - KUOW

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