The Bedford Citizen

Inaugural Diversity Festival in April will Showcase and Celebrate Bedford’s Rich Diversity

Submitted by Marilou Barsam for the Bedford Embraces Diversity Committee The Bedford Embraces Diversity committee has announced Sunday, April 12, 2015 as the date for the first Bedford Multicultural Festival. The festival will take place at Bedford High School and will include storytelling, panel discussions, crafts, musical performances, dancing, and delicious ethnic foods. A keynote [...]
The Bedford Citizen

Urgent Post-Storm Clean-up: Find Your Fire Hydrant and Dig It Out

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen Post-storm clean-up continues with the crucial work of clearing fire hydrants. If you know where the hydrant closest to your house is located, please do yourself, your neighbors and the Bedford Fire Department a great favor and clear a path to the hydrant. In an emergency, every moment counts, so [...]
The Bedford Citizen

The Blizzard of 2015: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

  By Julie McCay Turner An update on the Blizzard of 2015 in Bedford: Public Safety Both Police Chief Robert Bongiorno and Fire Chief David Grunes reported an absence of unusual activity during the blizzard. Bongiorno noted that additional officers had been brought on duty and will remain through duration of the storm. “We are [...]
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 ...
Bedford Business

Ken's Deli and Red Heat Tavern Vie for Remaining Liquor License

Both Ken's Deli and Red Heat Tavern have applied for the town's last available All Alcohol license.Ken's Deli which opened almost 2 years ago at 72 Great Road currently has a Wine and Beer license. They are looking to expand in to the space previously occupied by Wicked Good Frozen Yogurt (of which they were a co-owner). As part of this expansion, they plan to create a full service dining room in the new space and so would like to upgrade to a All Alcohol license.As previously reported, Red Heat Tavern is looking to move in to the new building under construction next to Marshall's in Bedford Market Place. They have an existing Red Heat Tavern restaurant in Wilmington and Bedford would be their ...
Bedford Business

Staples Closing Bedford Store

The Staples (store #1652) at 297 Great Road in the Great Shopping Center is expected to close at the end of February. Staples closed about 175 stores in 2014 and is planning to close an additional 50 or so stores in 2015 including the Bedford location reducing the total number of stores in the United States to under 1600. Many items in the store are currently on clearance as the company is trying to clean out remaining inventory. It's not known if employees at the Bedford location will be transferred to other locations.Comment:This doesn't seem to come as a surprise. Compared to the Burlington store, this Staples always seemed a lot less busy. With the closing of Staples, there is quite ...
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