Selectmen Approve Traffic Study for Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue, and Bacon Road

Selectmen Approve Traffic Study for Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue, and Bacon Road

By Julie McCay Turner

DPW Engineer Adrienne St John presented a report to Monday’s Selectmen’s meeting proposing a study of traffic flow and the addition of traffic calming measures along Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue, and Bacon Road. Green International Affiliates, Inc. recently provided “an evaluation of this corridor with respect to cut-thru traffic and ways to improve safety to all users,” said St. John.

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“Loving the Climate” – Activists Visit the State House on Valentine’s Day

“Loving the Climate” – Activists Visit the State House on Valentine’s Day

Submitted by Mothers Out Front of Bedford

Is there a better way to show our love for our children than to lobby for a livable climate?

Bedford resident and Mothers Out Front member Sue Swanson along with ten other constituents who met with Sam Anderson, counsel to Senator Michael Barrett, to express support for the energy bill and also for Senator Barrett, who is on medical leave.

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Knights of Columbus Free Throw Champions for 2018

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Champions for 2018

Submitted by The Knights of Columbus Bedford Council

The Knights of Columbus Bedford Council #5292 hosted its annual Free Throw Competition at the JGMS for boys and girls between the ages 9-14 on February 3.

Competitors in each age group had to score the highest amount out of fifteen free throws. The following Champions are eligible to compete in the District Championship round in Waltham later this month:

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Selectmen Set FY2018 Tax Classification: Effective Rates Drop, Q4 Bills to be Mailed Prior to April 1

Selectmen Set FY2018 Tax Classification: Effective Rates Drop, Q4 Bills to be Mailed Prior to April 1

By Julie McCay Turner

The Selectmen set Bedford’s FY18 tax rate classification in a public hearing during their meeting on Monday evening, February 12. Ron Cordes led them through the financial model that the Assessors used to calculate the new rates during Bedford’s recently finalized Triennial Revaluation Year.

Cordes reported increases in Bedford’s overall value, its residential property value, and its commercial/industrial/personal property (CIP).

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Service Project  to Support College Students Aging Out of Foster Care

Service Project to Support College Students Aging Out of Foster Care

By Noah Southard
Bedford High School Class of 2019

Did you know that according to the US Department of Education approximately 400,000 children and youth are in the foster care system at any given time? Each year, about 20,000 of these students emancipate or “age out” of the system. What happens to these teenagers? The research shows that children in foster care are at very high risk of dropping out of high school and are unlikely to go to college. In Massachusetts, there is a tuition waiver program to help these students attend state colleges and universities. But without family support, these students have to work against the odds to succeed.

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Keeping the Peace ~ a Commentary on Gun Violence by Bedford’s Violence Prevention Coalition

Keeping the Peace ~ a Commentary on Gun Violence by Bedford’s Violence Prevention Coalition

By Sue Baldauf
Director of Bedford Youth and Family Service

When I read the newspaper articles or hear the radio reports and interviews about the recent school shooting in Florida, I wonder how much more obvious does it need to get? How many more have to die? If we as a nation could not come together after the elementary school babes were slaughtered in Connecticut, then I hold out little hope. Though I must admit I am tired of shaking my head and feeling despondent.

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Rotarians Travel to Moca, Puerto Rico to Offer Hurricane Relief

Rotarians Travel to Moca, Puerto Rico to Offer Hurricane Relief

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Paula Gilarde, a member of the Rotary Club of Bedford, traveled to Puerto Rico on February 2nd, with other Rotarians from District 7910.

Members of the Liberty, NY Rotary Club; Operation Endeavor; and Wings of Michael joined in the hurricane relief mission.

The Rotary team was based in Moca, a municipality in the northwest corner of the island that was one of the hardest-hit areas of the nearly-Category 5 hurricane.

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