Bedford Police Announce Promotion, New Assignments

Chief Robert Bongiorno is pleased to announce a promotion and new assignments for three members of the Bedford Police Department. Craig Naylor was promoted from the rank of Officer to Sergeant; Sgt. Rich Vitale was assigned as the new Detective Sergeant; and Officer Jeffrey French was assigned as the new Campus Resource Officer at Middlesex Community College.

Bedford Police Department ~ National Night Out, 2019

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Police Department hosted their 2019 National Night Out, a community block party, on Tuesday, August 6. Scores of families and individuals (and not a few dogs) found their way to the celebration, held across Mudge Way from the police station. Local restaurants donated food – there was chili, chicken wings, pizza, cupcakes – and there were activities, most notably the train ride that ferried kids and parents around the area. For those who took the station tour, police badge stickers were distributed at the end of each visit. Images in the galleries below are (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland or JMcCT, 2019 all rights reserved

Dogs (and Kids!)

The Food

The Train

Faces in the Crowd

Neighborhood Traffic Woes

By Julie McCay Turner

In late July a large group of residents and neighborhood activists gathered in the Reed Room at Town Hall, seeking to mitigate the impact of increased traffic on neighborhood streets — particularly Alcott Street, Dewey Road, Gould Road, and Temple Terrace — after changes to the Rte 62/Old Billerica Road intersection. The Alcott, Gould, Dewey (TAGD) neighborhood group is led by Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Jessica Lynch, and Jessica Jannace and has grown to include Wagon Wheel, Old Stagecoach, and their side streets. A meeting with Bedford Police officers Tom Devine and Jeffrey French in late February revealed data collected by the department. According to Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, “At that meeting, Officer Devine reported on the data collected in the neighborhood, including making 18 stops in 1 hour and 12 minutes (3 citations and 15 warnings). The highest speed clocked was 71 mph in this residential neighborhood.