Honoring Joan-Marie Freni’s Service as Bedford’s Election Warden

Special to The Bedford Citizen

Joan-Marie Freni proudly displays her certificate of appreciation – Courtesy image (c) 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Joan-Marie Freni, Bedford’s former Election Warden, was honored on Wednesday evening, at a Town Hall party for election workers.

Ms. Freni retired at the beginning of 2018—after having served as the Election Warden for 15 years. Prior to that, she had also served some years, moving through the ranks of election workers.

Bedford’s 2018 Town Election: Polls Open Until 6 pm Today

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen


Why? Because as citizens it’s our right and our responsibility. And VOTE so that our community knows you care.

Be counted: Come to the polls, see old friends or make new ones, and VOTE before the polls close at 6 pm this afternoon.

Last-Minute Candidate Information for Saturday’s Town Election

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Bedford’s 2018 town election will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 8 am until 6 pm at the John Glenn Middle School. Yes, that’s TOMORROW!

Everyone on the ballot is unopposed, and some of the candidates (Margot Fleischman, Selectman; Jeff Cohen, Planning Board; Dan Brosgol, School Committee; Mike Pulizzi, Library Trustee; along with Lauren Crews and Ellis Kriesberg, Housing Authority) taped a short forum on Bedford TV.

Learn About the Candidates in Bedford’s March 10 Town Election

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Bedford’s annual Town Election will take place on Saturday, March 10, in the John Glenn Middle School gymnasium from 8 am to 6 pm.

Each of the following candidates is an incumbent who is running for reelection without opposition, absent any last-minute write-in campaigns. Click on each name to read about the candidate:

Bedford Resident Bopha Malone is Running for Congress in Massachusetts’ 3rd District

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On Saturday Bedford resident Bopha T. Malone formally announced her candidacy for Massachusetts’ 3rd District seat currently held by Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. Bedford is part of the 6th District, not the 3rd, but the US Constitution only requires that candidates live within the state they would represent not within a specific district.

As a 3-year-old, Malone walked out of Cambodia with her mother, spending her childhood in refugee camps in Thailand and the Philippines, eventually coming to Lynn with her family six years later. The American Dream has become very real for Malone who is inspired to ‘give back’ so that others would have a chance at similar opportunities.

There is Still Time to Run for Town Offices

By Meredith McCulloch

By the end of the Town Caucus on January 9, seven citizens had stepped forward to accept a nomination to a town board. However, three positions had no caucus nominee. Any voter can still obtain Nomination papers from the Town Clerk until January 19 and with 50 signatures collected by January 22, that name can be placed in nomination.

Here is a general description of three boards that have at least one opening with no caucus nominee:

Bedford Candidates are Off and Running After Tuesday’s Caucus

By Julie McCay Turner

Selectman Mike Rosenberg chaired Bedford’s annual Citizen’s Caucus on Tuesday evening. In addition to year-after-year aficionados, the gathered audience included at least one resident who moved to town within the past year and was interested to see what the Caucus entailed.

The following candidates will appear on the March 10 ballot with the designations Caucus Nominee and Incumbent beside their names:

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