Summer Jobs at Bedford DPW

Submitted on behalf of the Town of Bedford

Students may apply for summer jobs at the Department of Public Works, 314 Great Rd., until the Friday, April 5, 2019 deadline.

Extended In-Person Voter Registration Hours Announced for Friday, February 15

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The first voters crowded into Bedford’s polls for the 2018 midterm election – Image (c) JMcCT, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

Are you properly registered to vote in Bedford’s March 9 Town Election, or to participate fully in Annual Town Meeting on March 25?

If you’ve recently moved to Bedford or become eligible to vote, it’s time to register!

ICYMI: Links to Six “Recycling Know-Nos” Articles

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

Because recycling is so much in the news, and because the Recycling Know-Nos stories are so informative, here are links to previous columns

Accordingly, The Citizen has undertaken a new series that hopefully will answer the “whys “ and “whats” of recycling here in Bedford. Here are links to the articles posted so far:

Old Billerica Road Intersection Study Presented to the Selectmen

By Peter Manning

Old Billerica Road’s intersection with Burlington Road/Route 62 was once more on the agenda at the January 14 Selectmen’s meeting. DPW director David Manugian presented the results of a traffic study done over the past few months. It confirmed nearly all complaints put forward by residents of Sweeney Ridge and the neighboring roads. Traffic backups have increased substantially and decongestion along Route 62 has been marginal at best. The study also found drivers entering Bedford along Route 62 drive well above the speed limit to the point of endangering other drivers. Residents may have noticed the new, flashing speed limit sign placed along that stretch. The board admitted this turn fails on nearly all desired results.

Reach Out Anytime If You Think You Have Disordered Eating Habits

Submitted by Bedford Youth and Family Services

An estimated 30 million people in the U.S. have an eating disorder in a given year. Despite the stereotype that eating disorders only affect young women and teen girls, nearly 1/3 of those with eating disorders are men. More than 13% of women over 50 engage in disordered eating. It’s an issue that can affect anyone from any walk of life.

Some eating disorders include:

Bedford Police Department Receives Grant to Provide Child Safety Seats to Residents

Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Police Department

Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce that the Bedford Police Department has received a grant that will enable it to provide children’s car seats to those in need.

Through a Child Passenger Safety Seat Grant, which was awarded by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Bedford Police Department will be able to provide a limited number of safety seats to families who may not be able to afford one.

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