BHS Student Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

Submitted by Boy Scout Troop 114

Cory Abraham, a junior at Bedford High School and a member of Bedford Boy Scout Troop 114, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in Scouting.

This accomplishment represents almost six years of adventure, fun, work, and dedication to the Boy Scout program for Cory. He is also a member of the Pennacook Lodge Order of the Arrow.

Moving Forward After July 30 Special Town Meeting Zoning Changes are Disallowed by the AG

By Julie McCay Turner

Margaret J. Hurley, Assistant Attorney General Chief, Central Massachusetts Division, wrote to Town Clerk Doreen Tremblay on February 1, 2019 to notify the Town that Warrant Article 3, the initiative to rezone the Navy hangar parcel from Industrial A to Residential C, voted at a special Town Meeting on July 30, 2018, was disallowed upon review.

The 2019 BEF Bash ~ A Roaring Good Time!

Submitted by Bedford Education Foundation

On the evening of Saturday, February 2nd, the biggest party of the year for Bedford’s schools once again roared onto the scene at the Hilton Garden Inn in Burlington. The Bedford Education Foundation’s (BEF) annual fundraising extravaganza – the BEF Bash – transformed a typical hotel ballroom into a “Roaring 20s Casino Night”, bringing close to 200 residents and business community members back in time to enjoy a wonderfully festive evening, all to benefit the BEF’s mission to fund creative and innovative initiatives at all four Bedford schools.

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.

Moving Ahead at Pine Hill Crossing

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The morning of February 4–luckily a warm sunny day–saw the demolition of one of the houses in the Pine Hill Crossing development, one that had long been slated for tear-down. The roof of this home was irreparably damaged in a microburst wind storm several years ago.

Fran DeCoste, project manager, reported to The Citizen that foundation work for the new units that are going up on the site will start this month, with a timeline of June-July for construction of three or four homes. Eventually, according to the plan, some 17 units will be built.

A Story of The American Legion and the Government Shutdown

Submitted by Jon OC O’Connor, Commander, American Legion Post 221

MISSION: Help Stop the Leaks and Discomfort

RATIONALE: The Government Shutdown affected many across our country. We found out that over 75 USCG and other Veteran families were affected right here in our own community, at Hanscom AFB. How could The American Legion offer assistance

Climbing Kilimanjaro ~ Denise Barnett at the Summit

By Deborah Caban

Inspiration can come from anywhere. Some people are inspired by friends, family members, teachers, books, and numerous other persons or events. The motivating event for Bedford’s Denise Barnett, who recently summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, was the Boston Science Museum’s Omni Theater movie documenting a group ascent of the 19,341 foot mountain. More than a decade ago, Barnett viewed the movie with her hiking group and decided she would take on the challenge sometime in her life.

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