The Hometown Weekly for all your latest local news and updates! Delivered to every Home and Business... each and every week!  

Tag Archives: Medfield State Hospital

This Old Town: Happy New Year, Medfield!

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
As Medfield enters the new year, 2020, a look back at Medfield 100 years ago in 1920. Selectmen were Frank McCarthy, Frank Day and George Sauer. Elected to the school committee were Timothy Kennedy, Susan M. Clark and Allan A. Kingsbury. The moderator was George L.L. Allen. Police officers included Cornelius McKeown, B....
Read more

High-energy hounds run at MSH

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As outdoor conditions become colder and the ground becomes icier, it becomes a little more difficult to take our fine furry family members for their daily walks. For members of Viz Whizz, it can be especially hard. Viz Whizz USA is an organization that help provide education and support...
Read more

Medfield Anthology wows audience

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On October 12, visitors walking about Medfield State Hospital witnessed something they had never seen in this setting: a play. Hortense Gerardo has created “The Medfield Anthology,” a collection of acts that takes visitors from building to building to learn about the residents of the former state hospital - and the...
Read more

Medfield Day 5K releases results

More than 200 runners toed the starting line for the 24th annual Medfield Day 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 14, at the Pfaff Center. About 110 runners took to the 5K course, which started in front of the Pfaff Center on North Street and headed toward Harding and onto Hospital Road, before hitting...
Read more

MSHMPC receives John Keller Award

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
The Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee (MSHMPC) is the recipient of the prestigious 2019 John Keller Award for Outstanding Planning Initiative for the Medfield State Hospital (MSH) Strategic Reuse Master Plan by the Small Town & Rural (STaR) Planning Division of the American Planning Association (APA). The STaR Awards Committee was incredibly...
Read more

Medfield’s Gipson completes Eagle Project

Medfield Boy Scout Ian Gipson from Troop 89 recently completed his Eagle Project this past June with the installation of three signs at the Medfield State Hospital property. The signs display a map of the entire property and detail a brief history of what each of the buildings were used for during the hospital’s heyday....
Read more

The future is now for MSH

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent The Medfield State Hospital (MSH) shut down in 2003. Since then, the property has become Medfield’s go-to locale for dog-walking, sports, and jogs. For years, the town has wrangled with the fate of the open acres left behind in the wake of MSH’s closure. On August 20,...
Read more

MSH Strategic Reuse Master Plan released

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
The Medfield State Hospital Master Planning Committee has announced the release of the Medfield State Hospital Strategic Reuse Master Plan for the State Hospital site after four years of intensive effort. Residential, cultural, commercial, retail, and recreational uses are incorporated into the plan. Key features include: • Diverse housing types addressing needs for seniors,...
Read more

Auto show draws hundreds to Medfield

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Hundreds came out on Sunday, June 24, to enjoy the sunny weather and admire a variety of different antique automobiles and classic motorcycles at the Medfield on the Charles Auto Show. The event gave owners not only the opportunity showcase their vehicles, but to share the personal stories and histories...
Read more

This Old Town – The story of Ruth

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
From her arrival in Medfield in 1927 until her death on November 8, 2006 at age 107, she was one of the most recognized people in Medfield, especially at St. Edward Church. She married and raised her family here, and for her entire time in Medfield, St. Edward Church was the center of...
Read more

This Old Town

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
One Hundred Years Later, the Colonel Remembered He died 100 years ago and Medfield had never seen anyone like him before and will probably never see anyone quite like him again. He was the closest thing Medfield has ever had to a czar. As owner of the hat factory, the number-one employer in the...
Read more

X-Men: New Mutants begins filming in Medfield

[mp_row] [mp_span col="12"] [mp_row_inner bg_video_youtube_repeat="true" bg_video_youtube_mute="true" bg_video_repeat="true" bg_video_mute="true"] [mp_span_inner col="6"]
[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
  The new spinoff in the X-Men franchise, “X-Men: New Mutants” began filming today at the former State Hospital grounds in Medfield. Small signs directing cast and crew to the State Hospital grounds have been spotted along Route 109 in Westwood and Medfield. [caption id="attachment_19492" align="alignnone" width="300"] Read more

Medfield and Independence Day

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
This Old Town by Richard DeSorgher Medfield has always had a strong patriotic tie to Independence Day. It stems from the overwhelmingly patriotic spirit that was clearly evident here and seen from the first signs of troubles with Great Britain in the early 1770s. As early as 1773, when Bostonians were feeling their rights were...
Read more

Auto Show coming this weekend

The Medfield on the Charles Antique, Classic & Custom Auto Show will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this coming Sunday, June 25, from 9-4. It will be held on Hospital Road right beside the Medfield State Hospital grounds. This venue can hold over 1,200 vehicles on its show field. Vehicles from the early teens to...
Read more

‘X-Men’ movie to be shot in Medfield

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Area film fanatics and Marvel Comics devotees are rejoicing after news spread that a spinoff in the X-Men franchise, “X-Men: New Mutants” will be filming this summer at Medfield State Hospital. The plot is set to revolve around the New Mutants, a new batch of heroes trained at Professor...
Read more

MSH Committee hosts community workshop

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Last Tuesday, the development of the former Medfield State Hospital Site took a substantial step forward. The Medfield State Hospital Vision and Master Plan Committee hosted a community workshop at Medfield High School, welcoming all Medfield members to lend their input for the development of the site. Within the...
Read more

Thompson to speak about State Hospital

On February 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church on 26 North Street, John Thompson, Chairman of the Medfield State Hospital Buildings & Grounds Committee, will share his experiences managing the former Medfield State Hospital property. John will show pictures of the buildings and grounds, some historical and some recent. John...
Read more

Medfield State Hospital: narrowing down choices

[ccfic caption-text format="plaintext"]
The Medfield State Hospital Master Plan Committee (MSHMPC) is excited to invite the Medfield Community to review four preliminary concepts for the future of the former Medfield State Hospital site, the Hinkley Property and Lot #3 Ice House Road at a Public Open House, Tuesday, February 7, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm...
Read more

DARPA project takes flight in Medfield

By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff When one hears the words “Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency” (DARPA) and “military research,” one’s thoughts typically start revolving around the exotic, the clandestine, the fantastical. Neutron bombs exploding over desolate salt flats. Laser-wielding cyborgs running through specially-designed obstacle courses. Cold fusion engines powering aircraft as they take off from Area...
Read more