Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health
The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti, to control mosquito larvae over large wetlands located in Bedford near Davis Rd. and South Rd at Town Forest. Helicopter applications will take place between April 22 and April 26.
Submitted by Alyssa Sandoval, Economic Development Director
Lime has relaunched in Bedford starting this week in Bedford Center and Depot Park and is now offering electric-assist bikes. Lime bikes are available around Bedford for short-term rental (through an app-based program) to promote alternative transportation and help reduce vehicle trips and congestion.
By Dot Bergin
April meeting hightlights: A new film service, new officers, new study rooms, and a successful book sale!
By Lee Vorderer
Editor’s Note: Chief Robert Bongiorno came to Bedford in 2011 and was voted a new 5-year contract by the Selectmen earlier this year. With thanks to Lee Vorderer for her report on the Chief’s thoughts about his service in Bedford and his look to the future.
Chief Robert Bongiorno of the Bedford Police Department at Bedford Day in 2012 – Image (c) JMcCT, 2012 all rights reservedIt’s not surprising that Bedford’s Police Chief Robert Bongiorno is a police officer–growing up, he was surrounded by family members who were officers and it’s all he ever wanted to be. He loves his job here in Bedford but points out that it’s a very different job from the one he dreamed of as a child.
Bongiorno describes the job then as the ‘Joe Friday’ approach from the old police show Dragnet – find the offender and make an arrest. While that certainly still takes place, he says that perhaps 90% of current policing does not require law enforcement, at least in the traditional sense. Rather, it reflects public health needs and a public health approach to responding to domestic issues, substance abuse, and mental health problems.
Submitted by the Bedford Department of Public Works
Traffic Notice – April 16 thru April 27
On-road work is scheduled for Manning Road and Lexington Road (extension of Old Billerica Road in Bedford) and along Middlesex Turnpike between Manning Road & Lexington Road, weather dependent.
By Martin Renzhofer
On July 1, the town’s public buildings, including schools, will be part of an investment that will embrace renewable energy. “It’s not immediate,” Bedford Facilities Director Taissir Alani said. “We’re not receiving power from solar [now], but down the road [this will pay dividends].
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Bedford’s Department of Public Works plans curbside pick-up of yard waste next week, April 8 to 12.Yard waste is prohibited from regular trash. For the curbside collection, residents should place their yard waste in paper bags or open barrels with no lids on Monday, April 8.