The Bedford Citizen

Charter Changes Also on March 14 Election Ballot

By Meredith McCulloch Seventeen Charter amendments that were approved at last November’s Special Town Meeting are on the upcoming March 14 Town Election for a final Yes or No vote. Amending Bedford’s Charter requires two votes by the voters. First, Town Meeting must approve putting the amendments on the ballot, then the amendments must be [...]
The Bedford Citizen

Bedford Board of Health Provides TB Skin Tests

Submitted by the Bedford Board of Health The Bedford Board of Health will be providing the Tuberculosis (TB) skin test. The testing includes two visits: the first visit to plant the solution and a follow-up visit to check the result. A fee of $25 will be charged to cover the cost of the test. Please [...]
The Bedford Citizen

Bedford Police Department Charges Roofer with Burglarizing Homes

Submitted by John Guilfoil on behalf of the Bedford Police Department Police Chief Robert Bongiorno reports that the Bedford Police Department today arrested an employee of a roofing company and charged him with breaking into two local homes and burglarizing them. Police were called to an address on Old Billerica Road at approximately 1:10 p.m. [...]
Bedford Business

Flatbread Pizza Looking to Add Outdoor Seating

Flatbread Pizza at 213 Burlington Road is looking to add outdoor seating. The restaurant, which opened it's Bedford location in 2006, is interested in adding some outdoor seating before summer. The seats would likely be located adjacent to the main entrance. Adding outdoor seats triggers a restaurant operation change and will most likely require approval by the planning board and health department.The proposed seating is adjacent to the front of the restaurant which is on the left side of this photo.2015 looks to be a big year for outdoor seating for Bedford Restaurants. In addition to Flatbread, Cucina D, Ken's Deli, Red Heat Tavern and Ginger are all exploring adding outdoor seating.
First Parish Plant & Craft Fair

May 16, 2015: The 62nd annual First Parish Plant & Craft Fair

The planning’s begun, and the fair’s on its way. If you’re interested in participating as an artisan or craftsperson, click here: Crafters 2015
Bedford Business

Salem Five Bank Now Open on Great Road

Salem Five Bank is now open at 285 Great Road, the former site of the Bedford Travelodge Motel.I recently spoke with Scott Fisher, Vice President, Market Manager for Business Development at the Bedford Branch. According to Scott, Salem Five has been around since 1855. It's a community bank that until recently was focused on the North Shore. A few years ago the Bank decided to expand in to Middlesex County and opened branches at the Burlington Mall and in Concord. These were doing well so they thought it made sense to open another branch between these locations. They settled on Bedford. The Bank now has 29 Branches and plans to continue to open additional branches in the next few years ...
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