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Week in Review: Dalai Lama in Medford, Earthquake!

A look at the top stories in Medford this week.

Week in Review: Dalai Lama in Medford, Earthquake!

Dalai Lama Visits Medford: On a normal day, if you walk along the triple deckers lining Washington Street and Magoun Avenue not much will stand out from any other Medford neighborhood. Tuesday was no normal day. There were decorated dancers in the street, a market set up on Washington Street and a giant white tent stretched across four backyards. All for a visit from the Dalai Lama. The Kurukulla Tibetan Buddhist center is nestled in among Magoun Avenue homes and it played host to the leader of Tibetan Buddhism. The tent -- which housed 1,800 people, according to event organizers -- was set up in the Center's backyard along with those of three neighbors, who agreed to have fences temporarily taken down to accommodate the event.


PHOTOS: The Dalai Lama in Medford

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit Maine Tuesday evening and could be felt all over New England. The Earthquake hit near Lake Arrowhead, Maine around 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, and brief tremors could be felt in Medford. The last earthquake to be felt in the Boston area hit in August 2011.

Warren Out-Fundraises Brown in Third Quarter by Several Million: U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren's campaign announced Monday it has raised more than $12.1 million in the third quarter this year, out-raising incumbent Senator Scott Brown by about $4.5 million. Brown's campaign had its best fundraising total to date this quarter, at $7.45 million. The Brown campaign enters the home stretch with approximately $10.2 million cash on hand.

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