Dockless Bike Share is Back with Lime E+

Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director

Lime has relaunched in Bedford starting this week in Bedford Center and Depot Park and is now offering electric-assist bikes. Lime bikes are available around Bedford for short-term rental (through an app-based program) to promote alternative transportation and help reduce vehicle trips and congestion.

Unfinished Business to Take Care of . . . Minuteman Diner: Coming Soon to Bedford

From Diane & Ed Cohen’s family to yours – Welcome to our kitchen!

We were only married for a year when Diane & Ed Cohen decided to open E. D’s Neighborhood Café in Medford Mass. “We thought at the time it was a great opportunity “, quotes Ed Cohen. Ed was in his final few years as a Food Service Specialist in the Army National Guard cooking for over 1,500 civilians & soldiers on any given weekend, a degree in Food Marketing with a minor in Hotel Restaurant Management & Diane had a work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit & positive attitude that is hard to find. “Looking back,” says Diane Cohen, “how did we do what we did, no research, no technology, no business plan, a little bit of money that Ed had saved up from the Army & just raw determination to make it work.

Stop and Shop Strike ~ Day 1.5 in Bedford

By Julie McCay Turner

Late Friday afternoon, Bedford’s 70+ Stop and Shop employees remained on strike, standing on a picket line outside the store in the Bedford Shopping Center.

Customers drive into the parking lot, but most leave right away, heading to other markets. The strikers report that many customers approach the store, shake the locked door, and turn away in disbelief. One customer who lives in West Roxbury expressed surprise that the Bedford store was closed along with others in the chain.

Sculptor Ronnie Gould Shapes a New Path

By Martin Renzhofer

Ronnie Gould is never quite sure what direction her work will take until it is finished.

The Bedford sculptor is known for her ceramic animals, yet even when creating a beloved dog or zoo creature, the process retains its mysteries.“

I find, no matter what piece I’m working on, it is always a conversation between myself and the clay,” she said. “I want to honor the clay. If a piece wants to lean in a certain way, leave it be.”

Chamber of Commerce Celebrates its 2019 Community Awards

Submitted by the Bedford Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Superior Court Judge William Barrett, flanked by Adam Schwartz and Maureen Sullivan of the Bedford Chamber of Commerce – Courtesy image (c) 2019 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

The Bedford Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner & Celebration last week at the Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel.

It was a jam-packed room when the Chamber honored several business people and residents for their contributions in 2018.

Bedford Receives Downtown Revitalization Award

Submitted by Massachusetts’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Bedford is one of 20 Massachusetts communities -Athol, Auburn, Bedford, Billerica, Dracut, Groveland, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Milford, Montague, Newburyport, North Adams, Reading, Shelburne, Shrewsbury, Spencer, Stoughton, Topsfield, and Wayland – to receive a $15,000 Downtown Revitalization Award through the Baker-Polito Administration.

The 2019 awards were presented by Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Housing and Community Development Undersecretary Janelle Chan in Topsfield on February 7.

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