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Bedford Minuteman Company’s Luminaria Display Delayed Until New Year’s Eve Due to Inclement Weather

2014 December 20
by The Bedford Citizen
According to the forecast on Saturday, December 20, Christmas Eve will be wet and mild. Image (c) Accuweather.com

According to the AccuWeather forecast at noon on Saturday, December 20, Christmas Eve will be windy, wet and warm. Image (c) AccuWeather.com

Submitted by The Bedford Minuteman Company

Unfortunately, current weather projections indicate a very rainy and windy Christmas Eve, so the Minuteman Company’s suggested rain date for Bedford’s luminaria display is New Year’s Eve.

The Minuteman Company and its Scholarship Fund thank everyone who purchased luminaries this year, along with a special thanks to Chip-in Farm for making the luminaries available to everyone for purchase, The Bedford Citizen for helping to get the word out, and to TD Bank and Citizens bank for the plastic sand bags.  We’ve had a great year!

 

Bedford Artist’s Work Graces Emerson Hospital’s Holiday Greeting

2014 December 20
by The Bedford Citizen

By Julie McCay Turner

Mary's-cardAn exhibit of kiln-formed art glass by Bedford artist Mary Johannessen shone in the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary’s Main Street Gallery for several weeks this fall. The glass ranged from individual art tiles and framed work, to installation pieces that were especially mounted for the show. Each piece seemed to be more colorful than the next.

Johannessen’s work caught the eye of Bonnie Kaplan Goldsmith, Emerson Hospital’s Senior Director for Marketing and Public Affairs, who suggested using one of the designs in an electronic greeting card for Emerson CEO Chris Schuster’s holiday message.
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Erin Freeborn to Lead Restorative Justice Organization

2014 December 19
by The Bedford Citizen
Erin Freeborn and our Police Council President, Bedford Chief Robert Bongiorno - Courtesy image

Newly-appointed executive director of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ) Erin Freeborn and C4RJ’s Police Council President, Bedford Chief Robert Bongiorno – Courtesy image

Submited by Communities for Restorative Justice

Erin Freeborn, J.D., M.Div, has been named the executive director of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime. Freeborn, an attorney, most recently co-founded and served as executive director of Juvenile Court Restorative Justice Diversion, Inc. (JCRJD), a successful restorative justice diversion program headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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“Day of Code” at Lane School

2014 December 19
by The Bedford Citizen
Lane School girls attempting to break the Grade 3 record, reaching the highest level in LightBot during the school's recent Hour of Code - Courtesy Image

Lane School girls attempting to break the Grade 3 record for reaching LightBot’s highest level in  during the school’s recent Day of Code – Courtesy Image

Submitted by Lane School

All of Bedford’s schools recently explored the world of coding as part of the Coding Hour initiative begun by Code.org – www.code.org and supported by Donna Clements, Director of Technology and Library Media.

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Barbara Hitchcock, Former Polaroid Collection Curator, at BCA Photo Group on January 6

2014 December 19
by The Bedford Citizen
"Two Leaves, Brewster, N.Y.," a black and white image by Paul Caponigro

“Two Leaves, Brewster, N.Y.,” a 1963 image by Paul Caponigro – Courtesy image

Submitted by Bob Bass for the BCA Photo Group

Barbara Hitchcock, Image (c) Jan van Steenwijk

Barbara Hitchcock, Image (c) Jan van Steenwijk

Photography curator Barbara Hitchcock will be the featured speaker at the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group’s meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, at the Old Town Hall, 16 South Road.

Hitchcock will present the fascinating story of the Polaroid Corporation’s collection of photographs by famous master photographers who used the Company’s patented instant technology developed by its founder Edwin Land.  Hitchcock was the director of cultural affairs at Polaroid and became the curator and caretaker of the Polaroid collection up until the time the Company was dissolved in 2009.

Guests are welcome. For more information, see www.bcaphoto.org or contact Bob Bass at rwbass5@comcast.net or 781-275-5230.
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From Ken Gordon: About the Salt Shed

2014 December 18
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by State Representative Ken Gordon

Ken-Gordon-letterheadTo my constituents:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (“MassDOT”) has recently announced plans to construct a salt storage facility on land owned by MassDOT off Burlington Road in Bedford, alongside the intersection with Route 3.  Many of us are concerned with the potential environmental impact as well as other issues raised by this plan.

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Bedford Community Events Calendar: December 19 through January 6, 2015

2014 December 18
by The Bedford Citizen

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

On the Horizon 2 UseOn the Horizon is a Bedford events calendar that is available 24/7 at The Bedford Citizen’s homepage, www.thebedfordcitizen.org.

Each Thursday The Citizen will post an article listing the events that are coming up in the next ten days. read more…

Rec Department Launches Frank Bauman Basketball League for Grades 4 to 8

2014 December 18
by The Bedford Citizen
Bauman Basketball League players at the Rec Department's opening ceremony - Image (c) JMcCT

Young basketball players line up during the Rec Department’s opening ceremony for the Bauman Basketball League – Image (c) JMcCT

Submitted by Nikki Taylor, Bedford Recreation Department

To honor former Recreation Department Director Frank Bauman, the Recreation Department’s basketball league has been re-christened the “Frank Bauman Basketball League.”

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Watching the festivities, the Bauman family sat in the front row, surrounded (l-r) by Mike Rosenberg, Caroline Fedele, Amy Hamilton and Ron Richter. Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Many members of the Bauman family were present, along with Selectmen Mike Rosenberg and Caroline Fedele, Recreation Commission Chair Ron Richter, parents, siblings, and players – each one sporting a new Bauman Basketball jersey.

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A Pool-Player’s Lament

2014 December 18
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Paul King

Paul King, one of the CoA's most ardent pool players - Courtesy image

Paul King, one of the CoA’s most ardent pool players – Courtesy image

The ranks in the pool room
Grow increasingly slim,
And the hope for improvement
Is depressingly dim.

Where are the replacements
For those who have left,
Leaving the rest of us
Sad and bereft?

Do they believe
That ridiculous rule
That “Gentlemen play billiards,
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Bedford Streamlines Permitting Process for Hazardous Materials

2014 December 17
by The Bedford Citizen

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval,  Bedford’s Ecconomic Development Coordinator

Diverse Bedford companies attended the informational workshop including Anika Therapeutics, Joule Unlimited, IRobot, 1366 Technologies, and Hologic among others - Courtesy image

Diverse Bedford companies attended the recent informational workshop including Anika Therapeutics, Joule Unlimited, IRobot, 1366 Technologies, and Hologic among others – Courtesy image

As part of Bedford’s continuing engagement with businesses, the town’s Fire, Code, Public Works, Health, and Police Departments held an informational workshop on December 10, 2014 hosted by Anika Therapeutics on Wiggins Avenue in Bedford. Twenty-five Environmental Health and Safety and Facilities personnel from a wide range of biotech and advanced manufacturing companies attended the workshop.

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