Submitted by Bedford SEPAC
Celebrating differences advocate Pamela Schuller will share her uplifting and inspiring life’s experiences to build a stronger community at Bedford High School from 4 to 5:30 pm on Saturday afternoon.
Schuller is an internationally known inclusion advocate. Her extraordinary personal story of growing up with the most severe known case of Tourette syndrome in the United States—and turning that challenge into professional and personal success—is engaging, funny, a little bit heart wrenching, and deeply meaningful.read more
For Margot Fleischman, the job of being a Bedford Selectman is serious, satisfying, and ceremonial. Speaking at the recent pole capping event, Fleischman said she will wear her tricorn hat “with great pride as a symbol of our cherished tradition of remembering and acknowledging – through reenactment and education – the sacrifices that past Bedford residents made to secure our freedom.” You can read her remarks here: http://bit.ly/2pLJ4zt
Fleischman is now in her second term as a Bedford Selectman. She’s also the Selectman member of the Community Preservation Committee, the Energy Task Force, the Transportation Advisory Committee, and the Fawn Lake Committee. She acknowledges the help of her husband Bill, over the years, in making it possible for her to be such an active participant in town government!
Recently, The Citizen sat down for a chat with Margot, covering a range of town topics.read more
Submitted by Bedford Town Historian Sharon Lawrence McDonald
May is “Hidden Treasures Month” in Massachusetts. The organization Freedom’s Way, in partnership with the National Park Service, is sponsoring a celebration of the wonderful historic places located all across Eastern Massachusetts.
Bedford is joining in to proudly show off three of its own historical treasures: the Bedford Flag, the historic meetinghouse on Bedford Common, and the Job Lane Farm Museum.read more
By Debra Parkhurst
As a follow up to a meeting with interested residents on April 3, the Selectmen established an Ad Hoc Dog Park Task Force at their meeting on April 24. The Task Force will consist of seven members, five at-large from the community and two Selectmen representatives.
The Task Force charge is to explore and evaluate locations that would be suitable for an off-leash fenced dog park as well as to analyze the advantages or disadvantages of each site, cost projections, and funding. Any subsequent action or funding would be subject to approval by the Selectmen. The Task Force would also assist with the development of any application for grant funding.read more
By Jeff JHO Hoyland After a tough lost to CCHS, Bedford Varsity Softball returned to shutout form with a 7-0 victory over Weston. Captain Nicole Kennedy pitched another gem, with solid field play from the infield. The team is now 3-1 on the season. Bedford pounded...read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
The day is fast approaching! Massachusetts Walk and Bike to School Day will take place on Wednesday, May 3rd. Hundreds of events will occur all over the state, with thousands of students walking or riding their bikes to school.read more
Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department
Chief Robert Bongiorno announced that the Bedford Police Department will be participating in Placard Abuse Prevention Week to help reduce the misuse of placards statewide.
Placard Abuse Prevention Week, which runs from May 6-13, is led by a task force through the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV). The initiative aims to reduce disabled parking placard abuse so that parking spaces are always available for those who need them.read more
“Celebration of Hope” – A Benefit to Support Survivors of Domestic Abuse in Bedford and 11 Nearby Towns
Submitted by the Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc. (DVSN) is holding a fabulous “Celebration of Hope” Benefit on Saturday evening, May 6, at the incredible Collings Museum at 137 Barton Road, Stow, MA. This annual...read more
By Kathryn Eskandarian
The making and release of the new movie, The Promise, is truly significant. This is the first major motion picture made about the Armenian Genocide, in which 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turkish Government in 1915. This crime, the first genocide of the 20th century, continues to be denied by the Turkish Government to this day. There have been various attempts to bring this historical event to mainstream movie theaters throughout the years, but all have failed due to Turkey’s overt political pressure to prevent this. The most famous was the movie, The Forty Days of Musa Dagh based on Franz Werfel’s well-known novel. MGM was in pre-production in 1934 when the Turkish Government and subsequently U.S. State Department brought enormous pressure to bear on Louis B. Mayer, who eventually decided not to proceed with the project.read more
By Jeffrey JHo Hoyland
While the drizzle washed out the baseball and softball games, the BHS Girls Tennis team played under the protected courts at Waltham Athletic Club. Bedford defeated Waltham 5-0 in convincing sets. Bedford Freshman Aneesha Manne defeated Waltham Senior Tiffany Nguyen 6-0 6-0. Junior Mari Fay repeated that score against Waltham’s Brianna Homsi. Third Single player Sarah Pequeno defeated Gina Herosian 6-2 6-2read more