Medford officials and community leaders on Monday denounced the actions by a person or persons who spray-painted about a dozen swastikas and racial slurs throughout the city.
City officials said the incidents occurred Saturday into Sunday, which was Holocaust Remembrance Day. The hate symbols were spray-painted in areas including schools, playgrounds and even on a portable toilet.
"Today we again say with one voice that these hateful messages and symbols will not be tolerated in our community ... in our home," said Mayor Michael McGlynn. "Today we again say with firm resolve, there is no room in the City of Medford for intolerance."
Medford police are investigating.