Traffic Calming Features Planned for Hartford-Crescent-Bacon Corridor

Traffic Calming Features Planned for Hartford-Crescent-Bacon Corridor

By Meredith McCulloch

Recommended changes to the Hartford Street, Crescent Avenue, and Bacon Street corridor are designed to support traffic flow and increase safety in the residential area. At a June 13 meeting the engineering firm, Green International Affiliates, presented their latest analysis and designs to an audience of abutters and other interested citizens.

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Tim Gray Confirms Planning Board Retirement

Tim Gray Confirms Planning Board Retirement

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Citizen learned on Thursday, June 21 that Planning Board member Tim Gray has retired from the board. In an email, Gray said, “I was finding I was having difficulty gracefully balancing my work demands with Planning. [The board] and our fellow Bedfordites deserve someone who can give him/herself more fully to the duties.”

The Town has announced the procedure for filling Gray’s vacancy.

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The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging Ends its Program Year on A Sweet Note

The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging Ends its Program Year on A Sweet Note

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Submitted by the Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging

Make-your-own sundaes were the order of the day – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The Friends of the Bedford Council on Aging (FBCOA) ended their program year with a well-attended ice cream social.

Recently re-elected, the FBCOA board includes Sandy Alexander, Barb Purchia, Susan McDonough, Chris McGovern, and Bobbie Ennis. Not pictured, Chris Lipson – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view a larger image

The FBCOA is a support group for the Bedford Council on Aging (COA). It provides programs and activities for those over age 55, both the younger and older adults in Bedford, to help enrich their lives.

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Thirty Years of Leadership in Bedford

Thirty Years of Leadership in Bedford

By Betsey Anderson
Former Bedford Selectman and Town Moderator

Rick Reed came to Bedford in the summer of 1988, while I was a Selectman. The position of Town Administrator (later changed to Town Manager) was created at the time of Bedford’s acceptance of our home rule Charter and he was the fourth person to serve in this role in a little over a decade. Rick had served as the Assistant City Manager of Gaithersburg, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D. C., many times the size of Bedford. In contrast, Bedford was a relatively small town and suburb of Boston with a Selectmen – Open Town Meeting form of government and a complexity that belies its size. Within our boundaries, we have a VA Hospital, Middlesex Community College, an industrial base, portions of Hanscom Field, and a residential community.

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This Men’s Health Month, Let’s Address Men’s Mental Health

This Men’s Health Month, Let’s Address Men’s Mental Health

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

June is National Men’s Health Month. While emphasis is most often given to physical and nutritional health, mental health is just as important. Many men learn as young boys to suppress their feelings and appear strong at all costs. As a result, they often struggle to express sad feelings or reach out for help throughout adulthood. In fact, men often don’t recognize or acknowledge their need for help until they start experiencing the physical problems of depression. A few of the most common physical symptoms include:

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Bedford Black, a U-15 Babe Ruth Travel Team, Wins MSBL Intermediate Division Championship

Bedford Black, a U-15 Babe Ruth Travel Team, Wins MSBL Intermediate Division Championship

Special to The Bedford Citizen

On June 19, the Bedford Black under-15 Babe Ruth travel team put the exclamation point on their spring baseball season with a hard-fought 10-3 victory over the Winchester Royals at Arlington High School, winning the MSBL Intermediate division championship and finishing the year with a 13-1 record.

Bedford Black swept through a 10-game regular season schedule unscathed against teams from Winchester, Belmont, and Lexington, while splitting two games with cross-town rivals Bedford Blue. The two Bedford teams, who were the class of the league all season (Blue was 10-1-1 and Black was 10-1 entering their final game) played a winner-take-all game on June 6 to determine which team would represent Bedford in the playoffs, with Bedford Black grabbing a tough win and advancing to the postseason.

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Selectmen Pass New Tree Policy, Consider New Lexington Water Agreement

Selectmen Pass New Tree Policy, Consider New Lexington Water Agreement

By Jeffrey Epstein

The Selectmen, as expected, approved a new municipal tree policy for the town at their June 11 meeting and also considered a new water agreement with the Town of Lexington. The Selectmen, as expected, approved a new municipal tree policy for the town at their June 11 meeting and also considered a new water agreement with the Town of Lexington. The water agreement was not finalized, pending final review by both towns.

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