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Jonathan Pickering

Jonathan Pickering is a 27-year-old freelance writer living in Medford, MA. Jon was born and raised in Winchester and attended Emerson College where he got his BFA in writing, literature in publishing in 2007. Jon is excited about being able to cover his home town and expand his writing career. Jon has come to enjoy cats. For more on Jon, along with more of his writing, please visit his blog.

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Gorgeous Day for 'Park on Patch' Event in Wellesley

Gorgeous Day for 'Park on Patch' Event in Wellesley

Free parking, free Patch swag and Plymouth Rock Assurance goodies on a beautiful day downtown Wellesley. What's not to like?
Images from 2013 Winchester Town Day

Images from 2013 Winchester Town Day

A photo gallery from the 32nd annual Winchester Town Day on June 1.
Winchester Town Day a Hit

Winchester Town Day a Hit

Thousands attended the 32nd annual Winchester Town Day on June 1.
Proud to be a Bostonian – Thoughts on the Capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Proud to be a Bostonian – Thoughts on the Capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Thoughts on how Boston and its police reacted during the bombing and what the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may represent as a new look towards the "war on terror."
PHOTOS: Reading Students Attend New Martial Arts Studio in Winchester

PHOTOS: Reading Students Attend New Martial Arts Studio in Winchester

Elite Freestyle Karate held their grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 750 Main St. in Winchester.
PHOTOS: Martial Arts Studio Opens in Winchester

PHOTOS: Martial Arts Studio Opens in Winchester

Elite Freestyle Karate held their grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 750 Main St. in Winchester. And a couple of Lexington kids squared off in a demo.
Elite Freestyle Karate Opens in Winchester

Elite Freestyle Karate Opens in Winchester

Elite Freestyle Karate held their grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 750 Main St. in Winchester.
PHOTOS: Martial Arts Studio Opens in Winchester

PHOTOS: Martial Arts Studio Opens in Winchester

Elite Freestyle Karate held their grand opening on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 750 Main St. in Winchester.
Newtown Shooting Victims Honored at Christmas Eve Vigil in Stoneham

Newtown Shooting Victims Honored at Christmas Eve Vigil in Stoneham

The 26 victims in the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 were remembered during a Christmas Eve vigil at the Stoneham Town Common.
PHOTOS: Newtown Victims Remembered at Christmas Eve Vigil in Stoneham

PHOTOS: Newtown Victims Remembered at Christmas Eve Vigil in Stoneham

The 26 victims of the Newtown, Conn. shooting on Dec. 14 were honored during a Christmas Eve vigil at the Stoneham Town Common.
What's Open and Closed in Winchester on New Year's Day?

What's Open and Closed in Winchester on New Year's Day?

Here's a handy list.
What’s Open and Closed in Winchester on Christmas?

What’s Open and Closed in Winchester on Christmas?

Here is a handy list.
Medford Welcomes Elements Massage With Ribbon Cutting

Medford Welcomes Elements Massage With Ribbon Cutting

Mayor Mike McGlynn and other city officials welcomed downtown Medford's newest business, Elements Massage, on Tuesday morning.
New Massage Studio Opens Tuesday in Melrose [PHOTOS]

New Massage Studio Opens Tuesday in Melrose [PHOTOS]

Balance Being Massage, located upstairs at 786 Main St., opens Tuesday.
PHOTOS: New Veterans Memorial Brings Thousands to Woburn

PHOTOS: New Veterans Memorial Brings Thousands to Woburn

Downtown Woburn was flooded with people who came to honor the men and women of our armed services; thousands pay their respects and dedicate a new memorial.
Meet Melrose's New Coffee Shop: Jitters Cafe Inc.

Meet Melrose's New Coffee Shop: Jitters Cafe Inc.

Jitters, located at 12 Main St., opened its doors to customers in mid-October.
Melrose Election Results 2012: See How Melrose Voted

Melrose Election Results 2012: See How Melrose Voted

Updates on the 2012 elections here in Melrose will be posted throughout the day. Connect with us on Twitter too at #PatchElections and tell us what you see by tweeting @MelrosePatch and comm
Middlesex Sheriff Talks Scams, TRIAD Program With Melrose Seniors

Middlesex Sheriff Talks Scams, TRIAD Program With Melrose Seniors

Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, accompanied by a few local officials, visited with seniors at the Fuller House in Melrose Thursday morning.
Farming in the Face of a Future Uncertain (Photos)

Farming in the Face of a Future Uncertain (Photos)

In what's probably his penultimate growing season on the family land, Lexington farmer Dennis Busa reflects on the past, present and future of his family’s farm.
PHOTOS: TEDxWaldenPond Delights Crowd at Concord’s Emerson Umbrella

PHOTOS: TEDxWaldenPond Delights Crowd at Concord’s Emerson Umbrella

A community-based version of the popular TED talks hit the Emerson Umbrella Saturday, Oct. 13 with a focus on “urban inspiration.”