Share Your Organization’s Events on BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s Community Calendar

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

As The Bedford Citizen begins its eighth year, we are streamlining our Community Event calendar listing process.  With your help, The Citizen will provide excellent coverage for local events, and everyone benefits from a vibrant community calendar.

Q: What’s the key to great event coverage?
A: List your event or series in BeTC, The Bedford Citizen’s online calendar.

Honoring Bedford’s Legendary Jeff JHO Hoyland on National Camera Day

By Julie McCay Turner

More than 200 parents, coaches, colleagues, and young people streamed onto Sabourin Field on Saturday afternoon to celebrate National Camera Day and honor Bedford photographer Jeff JHO Hoyland. If you’ve ever read any of the sports stories in The Bedford Citizen, you’ve seen Jeff’s work, or perhaps you watch Bedford Snapshots on Facebook where everything is collected in albums by topic and by season.

Massport Names Lisa Wieland its Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Special to The Bedford Citizen

Massport has named Lisa Wieland the agency’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director – Courtesy image (c) 2019 all rights reserved

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board of Directors voted today to offer Lisa Wieland the position of Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director for a five-year term. Contract negotiations will occur at a later date.
The search firm Isaacson, Miller sought a diverse candidate pool for the position and more than 100 applications were received. Members of the Board’s Preliminary Screening Committee interviewed 10 semifinalists, of which five were women and three were people of color. The Committee advanced Brian Golden and Lisa Wieland as finalists at a public meeting on June 20.
Wieland is currently the Port Director at Massport and has held this position since 2015. In this role, she has led the Maritime business areas toward success with increased port revenues, advancement of critical infrastructure projects such as the Boston Harbor Dredging Project, and set all-time records for container volume at Conley Container Terminal and passengers and ships at Flynn Boston Cruiseport. She is one of three women currently serving on the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime System National Advisory Committee, a federal committee that advises the U.S. DOT on issues related to the marine transportation system. 

Gathering Information for Tuesday’s Scenic Roads Hearing to Consider Tree-Cutting and Sidewalk Installation on Pine Hill Road

By Julie McCay Turner

The ad hoc Bedford Arbor Resources Committee (BARC) met with DPW Director David Manugian and Tree Warden Dennis Freeman on Friday morning to discuss the proposed sidewalk on the south side of Pine Hill Road, from Heritage Drive to North Road, and the associated tree cutting that the sidewalk will necessitate. According to the Planning Board documents, 38 trees of various species and measuring from 3 to 28 inches in girth are vulnerable.

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