Not Saying Pretty Please

The Bedford Citizen’s fundraiser, which includes a matching opportunity of up to $20,000 from NewsMatch, a foundation supporting non-profit news, will end on December 31.

But we’re not there yet – our goal is to meet or exceed that $20,000 limit so we can turn it into $40,000 which would enable The Citizen to expand its coverage and continue to bring you all the local news you need to know to stay informed and connected.

An Obituary: Paul G. Genetti

Paul G. Genetti passed away on November 15, 2019. A legendary storyteller, actor, and playwright, Mr. Genetti was well known for Prairie Flowers, which he wrote and directed. He was extremely proud of his heritage and his family.

An Obituary: Marie Mann

Marie G. Caggiano Mann passed away on November 17, 2019, at age 92. A resident of Bedford for more than 60 years, Mrs. Mann was the former organist and soloist at St. Michael’s Church in Bedford. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, a volunteer at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, the St. Michael’s Church Choir and the St. Lazarus Church Choir.

Talk Saves Lives: Health and Human Services Department Presents Program on Suicide Prevention

Heidi Porter, Director of the new Health and Human Services Department for the town of Bedford, welcomed residents to a meeting on November 18 in the Reed Room of Town Hall featuring speaker Tara Greeley from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP.) Greeley began her remarks with some compelling statistics: suicide is the 10th leading cause of  death in the United States and 13th for the state of Massachusetts; among young people between the ages of 2 and 34, it is the 2nd leading cause of death; and for every completed suicide, there are an estimated 25 attempts.  Globally, 800,000 lives a year are lost due to suicide which translates to one death roughly every 40 seconds.

Recreation Department ~ Winter 2020 Brochure Available Online Now

With more than 30 pages of listings for winter classes and Summer Adventures, the Winter 2020 Winter Brochure is certain to have something for everyone.

Online registration for adult programming begins at 9 pm on December 9, and registration for all other programs begins at 9 pm on December 15.

Click this link to view/print/download the 2020 Winter Brochure!

Seeking a Kitchen Manager for Davis School Cafeteria

The Bedford School Department has posted a Kitchen Manager position for the School Lunch Program at the Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary School. The approximate start date would be January 2, 2020.

Large Pool of Candidates for Interim School Committee Position

Seven candidates have submitted their intent to be considered when the Bedford School Committee meets in joint session with the Selectmen at 7:30 pm on Monday, November 28, to interview and then name an interim member of the School Committee, to fill a vacancy.

Listed in alphabetic order by surname, the candidates include Paula Gilarde, Eleanor Gorsey, J. Bradley Morrison, Helen Pulizzi, Paolo Sepe, Elizabeth Stringer-Keefe, Nina Tate, and Gloria Tsai.