A Dream Job, and a Championship Season

The District of Columbia was the happiest place in the world on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 2). And 2002 Bedford High School graduate Michael DeBartolo was right in the middle of all that joy.

As assistant general manager, baseball operations, for the Washington Nationals, Mike helped build the World Series champions who were celebrated by thousands at Saturday’s victory parade and rally.

Bedford’s Outdoor Activity Ban Has Been Lifted

This past weekend, temperatures in Bedford overnight were sustained at a level where a hard frost is considered to have occurred – below 28 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 2 hours. When temperatures reach this level, the elevated risk from mosquito-borne disease is considered to have ended. As such, the ban on evening activities in Bedford is lifted.

Although the local activity ban is lifted, please be advised the Massachusetts Department of Public Health continues to list Bedford as a community with Moderate Risk for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). The state has indicated they will remove all risk levels across the state at once when the state-wide average temperatures meet the conditions for a hard frost.

Flavors of Bedford ~ Sunday, November 3

Flavors of Bedford, an elegant event and the Chamber of Commerce’s signature fundraiser, will take place from 4 to 6 pm at the Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford. For more information visit www.flavorsofbedford.org or call the Bedford Chamber of Commerce at 781-275-8503

Tickets are $40.00 per person in advance; $35.00 for seniors 65 & over; $300.00  for parties of eight; and $100.00 for a family pack – 2 adults and 2 children under 16.

Faces in the Crowd at Flavors of Bedford in 2018

Curbside Yard Waste Collection ~ Week One, November 4 to 8

Curbside collection of residential yard waste begins next week. The schedule on the mailing sent by the Department of Public Works to Bedford residents last week was incorrect.

To clarify, yard waste will be collected the weeks of

Double Your Impact: A Special Opportunity To Support The Bedford Citizen Starts Today!

All donations made in support of The Bedford Citizen between now and the end of 2019 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000 by NewsMatch, a national matching-gift campaign that drives donations to nonprofit newsrooms across the United States.  This means that your gift now will be doubled. 

The Bedford Citizen qualifies for this matching grant because this year we were accepted for membership by the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN).  INN is a network of more than 230 nonprofit newsroom producing journalism in the public interest.

Trick-or-Treat ~ Bedford, 2019

With Thursday evening’s heavy breeze turning downright windy not long after dark, it’s not likely that even the most intrepid mosquito would’ve been able to fly, let alone stick a landing as trick-or-treaters roamed.

More to come!

Bedford Police Offer Halloween Safety Tips

Chief Robert Bongiorno and the Bedford Police Department would like to offer residents some important safety tips as Halloween approaches to ensure everyone celebrates safely and responsibly.