What Might Future Housing in Bedford Look Like?

What Might Future Housing in Bedford Look Like?

Compiled by Dot Bergin and Meredith McCulloch

The Bedford Citizen joined 80 individuals with a strong interest in housing at two workshops on May 21–one in the afternoon and one in the evening–for a community conversation on the Bedford Housing Strategic Study. The Town Manager and Assistant Town Manager, several Selectmen, the Planning Board Director, the Director of the Council on Aging, and members of other town boards were among those taking part in the sessions.

Note: There is still time until Friday, May 25 to complete Bedford’s housing survey, if you have not already added your thoughts. You can find the survey at https://www.bedfordma.gov/home/news/housing-strategic-study-survey-now-live

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Cat Park Task Force Plagued by Apathy

Cat Park Task Force Plagued by Apathy

By The Bedford Scallion

Missed in all the excitement and energy behind the Bedford Dog Park effort, another committee continues on with little success.

The Cat Park Task Force was formed years ago in an effort to find a safe and, more importantly, a different place to nap.

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Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting Honors Bedford Town Manager Rick Reed

Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting Honors Bedford Town Manager Rick Reed

By Julie McCay Turner

The Middlesex 3 Coalition came into existence 2012, with Bedford’s Town Manager Rick Reed serving as Executive Director until last year. After stepping aside, Reed served on the Coalition’s board and will remain active through the coming year.

In Billerica, on Tuesday morning Reed was honored with the Middlesex 3 Coalition’s 2018 Economic Development Impact Award for the public sector and was presented with a citation signed by each of the state representatives who serve Middlesex 3 cities and towns.

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BARC Proposes Consistent Tree Policy

BARC Proposes Consistent Tree Policy

By Ben Oleksinski

Bedford Arbor Resources Committee (BARC) has developed a comprehensive policy concerning the regulation of publicly owned trees which was presented to the Selectmen on May 14. In collaboration with Public Works and Grounds Operations, the draft policy calls for a more consistent process with inclusive coverage of all definitions of trees in town.

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An Obituary: Ronald Maxon

An Obituary: Ronald Maxon

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Ronald Maxon died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 20. He was a long-time Bedford resident, a member of the Bedford Finance Committee, a ‘starter’ at the Wedgewood Club for 25 years. Mr. Maxon was employed by Raytheon’s missile systems division.

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Council on Aging’s Needs Assessment Results are In – Community Presentation on June 5 at 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm

Council on Aging’s Needs Assessment Results are In – Community Presentation on June 5 at 1:30 pm or 6:30 pm

Submitted by Alison Cservenschi, Director Bedford Council on Aging

Thank you to the over 1,560 Bedford residents, aged over 55, who completed our survey. The results are in and a pair of informative presentations are planned.

Please join Caitlin Coyle of UMass Boston to hear and see the results of the Council on Aging’s Town Needs Assessment at a pair of community presentations on June 5. Participants will learn more about the results and recommendation provided by UMass Boston.

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Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford on Thursday, May 24

Mosquito Spraying Planned for Bedford on Thursday, May 24

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be controlling mosquitoes in neighborhoods of Bedford using truck mounted aerosol sprayers on Thursday, May 24, 2018, between dusk and 11:30 PM.

The spraying is scheduled for neighborhoods of Bedford that are located near Concord Rd., Davis Rd., Carlisle Rd. North Rd. and Huckins Farm. If spraying is postponed, it will be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 29th, 2018.

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