There has been a lot of bad behavior there, said Councilor Frederick N. Dello Russo Jr. (left), whose father, Fred Sr., served on the council from 1972 to 1978 and from 1982 to 1987. Its unfortunate. It prevents us from getting our job done. Medfords tradition of vibrant, outspoken politics contributes to the citys unique DNA, some councilors said. Others described the councils style as productive, if not a unique mishmash of personalities.