Chanukiah Candles Bring Forth Light against Darkness

In this multicultural age, almost everyone probably knows about the 2,200-year-old miracle of the Chanukah light. A single day’s ration of olive oil, kindled in the ravaged Holy Temple in Jerusalem, continued to burn for eight days, enough time for the production of a new supply.

HAPPY EARTHMAS ~ Awaiting the Winter Solstice   

The Citizen received a note from First Parish’s Senior Minister who, in the waning days of his 3-month sabbatical, is in New York City, spending time with, among others, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping (http://www.revbilly.com). Rev. Billy and his anti-consumerist and climate-activist gospel choir have visited Bedford three times.  “Earthalujah! Changealujah!” they would say.

Rev. Billy and his anti-consumerist and climate-activist gospel choir have visited Bedford three times.  “Earthalujah! Changealujah!” they would say.  

This is an excerpt from Rev. Billy’s sermon for the 2019 Winter Solstice:

OpEd: Bedford’s Own Local News

The New York Times reported recently about the growth of fake websites that appear to be local newspapers.  Click this link to read the full New York Times article, Americans Trust Local News. That Belief Is Being Exploited.

Letter to the Editor: Thank You from the Bedford Community Table/Pantry

I wish to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to Chuck Connell for taking on the task of organizing and running this year’s Turkey Trot.  Also to Callahan’s Karate and WT Phelan Insurance for sponsoring the event, and to long-time contributor Bedford Florist for donating the floral arrangements for winners in particular areas. 

OpEd: What is a Veteran ?

Would it be a person who stood up to serve when they heard their country’s call? Is it the person who signed a blank check for up to and including the cost of his or her life? Maybe the person who left their family for deployment to a foreign country they never even heard of? Or, is it the person who took an oath to defend and uphold the US Constitution to protect the freedoms of ALL people in our country – regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation?

Letter to the Editor: Thank You from the 35th Annual John Dodge Coat Drive

Thank you to Bedford for once again donating hundreds of coats for people in need of them.

Last Saturday was a lovely fall day and at the end of it, Nick Stavropoulos and Richard Hughes drove a van full of sixty construction bags of coats and warm clothing into downtown Boston keeping John Dodge’s annual coat collection alive for the 35th year.