Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito and Mayor Michael J. McGlynn met on Thursday at Medford City Hall as part of the Baker/Polito administration’s “Building Stronger Communities” tour to discuss ways to strengthen partnerships in schools and communities across the Commonwealth.
“Governor Baker and I both worked as selectmen in our hometowns and we understand how important it is for state and local governments to work hand in hand to achieve greatness,” said Lt. Governor Polito.
Mayor McGlynn expressed his thanks to the Baker/Polito Administration for increasing Medford’s Chapter 90 aid from $955,563 to $1,433,344, which will be used to improve Medford’s infrastructure. They also discussed Medford’s strong desire to extend the rental agreement for an additional five years for LoConte Rink as well as support from MEMA to provide front end loaders and dump trucks.
They also announced an upcoming fundraiser to support the maintenance of the the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden. The Krystle Campbell Peace Garden will be located in Medford Square and will honor the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings- Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard and Officer Sean Collier- as well as all the survivors injured during the bombings. Mayor McGlynn will be hosting a fundraiser for the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden on Thursday, March 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at Rivers Edge in Medford (across from Route 16 & Wellington Station). Funds raised will be used to maintain the park. Local restaurants Marty’s Catering, Pizzeria Regina & Kelly’s Roast Beef will provide food. Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided at the event. Tickets are available for $50 per person. Interested parties should contact Lisa Evangelista in the Mayor’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (781) 393-2409 for further information.
Lt. Governor Polito is pictured with Mayor McGlynn holding an artist’s rendition of the Krystle Campbell Peace Garden.