Submitted by the Bedford Council on Aging and the Board of Health
If you have joint (hip, knee, etc.) surgery coming up, do you know one of the most important things you can do is exercise?read more
Submitted by Bedford TV
Bedford TV staff and board said a bittersweet goodbye to long-time Outreach Manager, Paula Gilarde last week. Paula’s employment at Bedford TV spanned 9 years, from 2009-2018, and was one of the longest tenures by any former staff member of Bedford TV. Despite being such a critical component to the life of Bedford TV, Paula spent most of her time out of the spotlight.
“You’ve probably gotten used to hearing from Paula over the years, you just might not have known it,” said former Bedford TV Executive Director, Greg Dolan. “Paula has been the voice behind BTV’s website, social media posts, email blasts, and community bulletin board. While she may have preferred working behind the scenes, to everyone directly involved in the operations of the station, she stood out as one of the primary reasons for the success of the organization.”read more
By Linda White, with photographs by Jeff JHO Hoyland
Bedford High School hosted the Sixteenth Annual Women of Science Scholarship Competition Reaching for the Starts – Celebrating Astronomical Discoveries of Women Astronomers on Saturday, December 8, 2018.
The competition involved approximately forty teams of junior and senior high school women competing in four science and engineering events. All events involved knowledge based in the areas of biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, math, and physics. Teams competed as a group in each of the four events.read more
Submitted by the Bedford Children’s Center
Wednesday marks one year that the Johnson family gave all their faith and heart to Children’s Hospital Boston and the date when their daughter Sofia had her third life-saving surgery on her heart. Her first surgery was performed when Sofia was just three years old.read more
By Erin Sandler-Rathe
Middlesex 3 Coalition held its final event for the year on December 6 at the new DCU Operations Center in Chelmsford. DCU co-hosted the event with ahp Architects.
Judy Burke, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at Middlesex Community College, moderated a panel discussion on the economic outlook for the region in 2019. On the panel were Dr. Mark Melnik, Director of Economic & Public Policy Research at the University of Massachusetts’ Donahue Institute; Peter Milano, Senior Business Development Director, Massachusetts Office of Business Development; Peter Farkas, Executive Director for the MassHIRE Greater Lowell Workforce Board; and Dr. Scott Latham, an Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.read more
Submitted on behalf of the Bedford Fire Department
Chief David Grunes reports that the Bedford Fire Department responded after smoke was reported inside the VA hospital this afternoon.
At 3:37 p.m., Bedford firefighters were dispatched to the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, 200 Springs Road, after a fire alarm was activated inside Building 6 at the complex.
Captain Mark Sullivan was the on-scene commander. Upon arrival, firefighters observed smoke on the first floor of the building, and later located it on the second and third floors of the building as well. Bedford firefighters assisted hospital staff with relocating patients to a separate area of the hospital from the one affected floor that was occupied.read more
By Meredith McCulloch
Eight town boards and committees will hold meetings this week.
Tuesday will be busy, with multiple meetings scheduled, beginning at 5:30 pm.read more
Submitted by the JGMS Science Club
Parent volunteer and rocketry hobbyist Alex Zhilyakov stepped forward this autumn to teach John Glenn Middle School students how rockets work and to help them in assembling rockets purchased from Estes Rockets by the school’s science department.read more
By Daniel Martin, Director of Public Safety at Middlesex Community College
As we officially kick off the holiday shopping season, please keep the following in mind to make it an enjoyable and safe time!read more
Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
Celebrate the winter holidays in Bedford this weekend:read more