A Look at Medford’s Urban Renewal

MEDFORD, Ore. — Empty storefronts and few visitors have plagued downtown Medford for years. City officials have been working to change that, but now the Medford Urban Renewal Agency (MURA), has spent its last few dollars for downtown projects. In the report above, NewsWatch 12′s Kasey Kershner reports on where the city is now and … Continue reading »

MURA Plan Would Revamp Hawthorne Park

MEDFORD, Ore. – An effort by the Medford Urban Renewal Agency could bring major changes to Hawthorne Park, in an effort to make it more family-friendly and cut down on crime. MURA is expected to approve a contract for a $1.6 million construction project at the park. The plan would include a dog park, basketball … Continue reading »

Medford Salvation Army Feeding Homeless In Hawthorne Park

By Bryan Navarro June 13, 2011 MEDFORD, Ore. –This comes just a few weeks after a stabbing at the same public park. The Salvation Army hands out sandwiches, fruit, and water. They have the free meal program here every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Salvation army officials say they chose this location because it’s centrally located … Continue reading »