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This December 22nd we will observe the 30th anniversary of the opening of the famed Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. This opening marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Within two years we would see the end of the Cold War and the end of the old Russian Empire (also known as the U.S.S.R…

To each of you: special holiday greetings from all of us in the City of Medford! Many of our residents took advantage of some of the nice weather days and have really decorated their homes. Music is playing during the day in downtown Medford with each of the stores sharing season’s greetings…

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The tradition of gift-giving at Christmas time, it is said, dates all the way back to that first Christmas when the visiting magi came to the manger bearing their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Since that time, people have celebrated the birth of the Christ child or just acknowledged…

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the fighting of World War I came to an end in Europe, marking the conclusion of what many people said and hoped would be the war to end all wars. Three years to the day later, an unknown WWI soldier was laid to rest in Arlington Nat…

Freedom is never free. That is the message of Memorial Day, a message that none of us can afford to forget. And yet, we fear that we may have lost sight of what this holiday weekend is all about. It is easy to understand how we could forget.

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