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Bedford’s Community Events Calendar – On the Horizon: October 31 to November 9

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen On the Horizon is a Bedford events calendar that is available 24/7 at The Bedford Citizen’s homepage, Each Thursday The Citizen will post an article listing the events that are coming up in the next ten days. This Week on Bedford TV  October 30 to November 5 Bedford TV [...]
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Bedford Firefighter Christian Dispena Receives State Police Lifesaving Award

Submitted by John Guilfoil for the Bedford Fire Department Bedford’s Fire Chief David Grunes is proud to announce that a Bedford firefighter recently received a commendation and award from the Massachusetts State Police for his off-duty actions over the summer, which assisted in saving the life of a man having a medical emergency. According to the State [...]
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Kristallnacht – A Gathering on Bedford Common: Sunday, November 9 at 7 pm

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen On November 9 and 10, 1938 Nazi hooligans throughout Germany and Austria broke Jewish shop windows, desecrated temples, and sowed the fear that would produce the Holocaust. Joining with members of the Bedford Jewish Community, all townspeople are invited to gather on Bedford Common at 7 pm on Sunday, November [...]
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Cucina D Restaurant Opens on Middlesex Turnpike

Cucina D Restaurant opened October 1st at 54 Middlesex Turnpike in the space previously occupied by The Boardroom Bistro. I recently talked with the owner Damiano DiCenso.Damiano's family has been in the restaurant business for many decades. His Grandfather, who first taught him how to cook, was the original head chef of Davio's on Newbury Street. Next Damiano worked under both his father and uncle at Donatello's on Route 1 in Saugus. In 2004, Damiano become the head chef at his brothers restaurant, Luna Rossa in Tewksbury.While Damiano enjoyed working with his family, he wanted to strike out on his own. So a few years ago he started looking at locations for a new restaurant he would run. He actually took a look at this ...
Bedford Business

Simply Natural Nails Opens in New Location

Simply Natural Nails has moved to 119 Great Road, the former location of Bedford Cupcakes. The Salon had been located at 50 Loomis Street since it's opening almost four years ago. I recently spoke with it's owner Kimberly Fosmire.While Kimberly thought the previous location functioned well, it was located in a basic office building and she had trouble finding a sign that would be highly visible from the street. So she decided to look for a location that had a cozier environment and higher visibility. The Salon opened at the new location on October 1st.The interior has been totally redone bearing no resemblance to the former cupcake shop.After Kimberly made the decision to move, she also figured it was a ...
Bedford Business

Wall Bar Opens Inside The Great Wall Restaurant

The Wall Bar opened last Friday inside the Great Wall Restaurant at 309 Great Road in the Great Road Shopping Center. The new bar, which is sectioned off from the rest of the restaurant, features 8 seats at the actual bar and around 60 seats in the surrounding area.The bar area features a mix of regular, high top, bar stool and booth seating.While the Great Wall has had a full alcohol license and a service bar for many years, according to staff it was the recent changes to the Town of Bedford Alcohol Policy that made it a good time to move forward. Before the policy was updated in April, you had to order a full meal before you could ...
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Leslie Anderson is the editor of the Globe West regional print edition and this Bedford site.