Lisa Freed Named a “Woman Worth Watching in STEM” by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Submitted by Profiles in Diversity Journal

Profiles in Diversity Journal announced that Bedford’s Lisa Freed, the STEM program manager at iRobot, is one of the journal’s 45 Women Worth Watching in STEM® for 2017. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – career fields once less popular for women.

“Collectively, these leaders are breaking barriers for women in STEM careers and we are honored to recognize them as well as the companies supporting them,” PDJ Publisher James R. Rector said. “Supporting women in STEM is an essential part of a worldwide strategy to innovate, educate and build a more connected world,” he added.

Edinburg Center Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Open House

By Dot Bergin

Representative Ken Gordon, State Senator Mike Barrett, Edinburg Center Board members, representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, and Bedford town officials were among the dignitaries at the March 24 ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Edinburg Center on Burlington Road.

CEO Ellen Attaliades wielded the scissors for the opening of the new building, saying the Center was very glad to be in the town of Bedford with its amenities.

Bedford Welcomes a New Neighbor – The Edinburg Center

By Dot Bergin

A once-empty office building at 205 Burlington road (Rt. 62) has been transformed into a dynamic center caring for the needs of persons with mental health conditions, co-occurring substance use conditions, and/or developmental disabilities or brain injuries.

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony for The Edinburg Center will take place on Friday, March 24 at 11:15 pm, with State Representative Ken Gordon and other dignitaries on hand to do the honors. The Bedford community is invited to an open house from 11 to 1 pm on that day, to tour the Center, learn about the Center’s wide range of services, and enjoy light refreshments.

Access Vascular Opens New Headquarters and Lab in Bedford

Submitted by Access Vascular

Access Vascular, a medical device start-up, opened its headquarters and lab in a new, larger facility in Bedford on Wednesday, March 1.

Founder and President of Access Vascular James Biggins was joined today by Angus McQuilken, Vice President ofCommunications & Marketing forthe Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), Tom Sommer, President of MassMedic, as well as Access Vascular Board members, employees and friends, at a ribbon cutting ceremony and lab tour to celebrate this important company milestone.

News on the Local Medical Front

By Dot Bergin

Bedford-Lexington Internal Medicine has been renamed and relocated to Bedford, AFC Urgent Care opened this week in the Bedford Marketplace, and Lahey will open its new Emergency Department to patients on January 25.

Bedford Chamber of Commerce will Present its 2017 Awards on Thursday, February 2

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce invites the community to participate in its 2017 Dinner & Celebration at 6 pm on Thursday, February 2 in the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford.

In addition to celebrating the 2017 Chamber Award winners, guests will be entertained and motivated by keynote speaker Col. Michael Sullivan, U.S.A., who is presently attached to Hanscom Air Force Base.

Offering Pan Asian Cuisine and a Full Sushi Bar, Blue Fuji is Open for Business

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

With a distinctive design upgrade and attention to detail, Blue Fuji is open in the space previously occupied by Asiana Bistro at 200 The Great Road.

Serving Asian fusion cuisine along with sushi, a selection of healthy choices and gluten-free options, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. There is also a take-out menu and home delivery within Bedford.

Bedford Post Office Construction Has Hit a Snag

By Eliza Rosenberry

More than two months after signing a lease at Bedford Marketplace, it seems that postal operations are not much closer to moving indoors.

While a general contractor has been hired and preliminary conversations have been conducted, town officials say a building permit application has not been submitted by the Post Office.

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