Walking around the Brooks Estate

I took an easy two-and-a-half-mile walk through the Brooks Estate on Saturday, which was officially Day One of my COVID quarantine. I felt fine and kept my distance from the few people I encountered. Here is some background on the property, which, sadly, is in pretty rough shape. Click on any of the images for a larger view.

I hear that train a-comin’

Commuter train heads from Wedgemere toward West Medford on Tuesday afternoon.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year’s Day, everyone! I hope 2022 brings you good health, friendship and joy.

A Medford church’s demise and uncertain revival

Photo via Penny Postcards

The Boston Globe has published a terrific story by reporter Lisa Wangsness and photographer Dina Rudick about a Congregational church in our West Medford neighborhood.

It was right down the street from us when we lived here in the early ’80s. When we returned to a different part of West Medford in late 2015, we noticed it had become a Haitian church and that the Congregationalists had moved into a storefront in West Medford Square. The storefront is called the Sanctuary United Church of Christ.

Now I know what happened.

Between the snowstorms in West Medford

IMG_1674The Lower Mystic Lake earlier today. Please click on the image for a high-resolution Flickr slideshow.