Bedford Has a Welcome Mat Out for Business

By Meredith McCulloch

The Planning Board heard results of a study on permitting “best practices” among the Middlesex3 Coalition communities on August 8. The goal was to help towns evaluate how their processes are aids or barriers to businesses seeking needed permits. By improving the process towns can be more welcoming to new business while maintaining regulations.

Boston MedFlight: Your Life, Our Mission ~ Breaking Ground for a New Facility and Holding a Reunion for Patients and Families

By John Laferriere

If you’ve ever seen a news story about a seriously injured person being flown by helicopter to a Boston area hospital, you were probably watching Boston MedFlight in action. Most of us don’t think about emergency medical transport until we see it happening, and even then, we may only have the vaguest idea of how these emergency services operate. Boston MedFlight was founded in 1985 through a collaborative effort of six of Boston’s leading medical centers, and is currently based on Hanscom Air Force Base, with additional bases in Lawrence and Plymouth MA. They are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization providing critical care transport to the most severely ill or injured patients throughout the region.

Anika Therapeutics Celebrates its 25th Anniversary and its New Worldwide Headquarters in Bedford

By John Laferriere

Anika Therapeutics, a global medical technology company in Bedford, held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 23, to celebrate their 25th anniversary as well as their newly expanded and consolidated global manufacturing facility. After opening words by Charles Sherwood, Ph.D., President and CEO of Anika, attendees also heard from Ken Gordon, State Representative; Dr. Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Robert Coughlin, President and CEO of the Mass Biotech Council; and Travis McCready, President and CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center which announced a $225,000 grant to Anika.

Some Surprise News at Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Keynote speakers UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacqueline Moloney and Middlesex Community College President Dr. James Mabry addressed workforce development during the Middlesex 3 Coalition’s Annual Meeting at the UMass Lowell Innovation Center on Tuesday. Click the following links to read Chancellor Moloney’s presentation or President Mabry’s.

School Committee Approves 2017/2018 School Calendar and New Religious Holiday Policy

By Elizabeth Hacala

TheSchool Committee has approved a policy on religious holidays as well as a 2017/2018 school calendar. Initial recommendations by the Religious and Cultural Holidays Task Force were reviewed during the April 25 School Committee meeting. During the May 9 meeting, the committee reviewed the final recommendations and proposed religious holiday policy.

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