Picking Up the PACE ~ Bedford Police Expands its Bicycle and Golf Cart Patrol Initiative

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department’s Quality of Life patrol program will return for the summer season this weekend.

The Quality of Life Patrol program is an extension of the department’s Pro-Active Community Enforcement (PACE) patrol program over the holiday season, which schedules officers to patrol shopping centers on foot.

Community Forum on June 26 ~ Hosted by the Bedford Police Department

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

As part of its Community Open House series, the Bedford Police Department invites the residents to participate in the next session on Wednesday, June 26. The discussion, “Public health emergencies, what police can do before Emergency Medical Services arrive,” is expected to be interesting.

Resolution: Nearly Two Years Later Driver Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash

By Julie McCay Turner                   

Lynne DeWolfe, who caused the crash that took Bedford resident Christopher Weisz’s life in August 2017, pleaded guilty to “operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, 3rd offense, motor vehicle homicide, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and three counts of leaving the scene of property damage.” Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan shared the news in a press release (click this link to read the full text of her statement) late Tuesday afternoon.

Injured Cyclist Transported to Lahey

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

According to a late-afternoon Tweet on Saturday, Bedford paramedics transported a female cyclist to Lahey with non-life-threatening injuries. Should more information become available, The Citizen will update the story.

Middlesex Community College Alums Bongiorno and Chemaly to Address the Class of 2019

Submitted by Middlesex Community College

Middlesex Community College’s Commencement exercises for the approximately 1,150  members of the Class of 2019 will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 50 E. Merrimack St. The processional begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of the Cowan Center on the Lowell campus, located diagonally across from the auditorium.

This year, two outstanding alums will address the Class of 2019. Bedford Police Chief Robert Bongiorno (Class of 1993) will address graduates at Commencement exercises on May 23. And Linda Krasnecki Chemaly (1972), of Trinity EMS, will address Health Programs graduates at MCC’s Health Pinning Ceremony to be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.Both Bongiorno and Chemaly will be presented 2019 Distinguished Alumni Awards during Commencement exercises on May 23.

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