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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative Notice of Meeting Agendas and Minutes Availability

Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative Notice of Meeting Agendas and Minutes Availability

In accordance with the provisions of 940 CMR 29.03(3), the Bedford Board of Health has adopted the Open Meeting Law posting methods specific to Regional or Distric...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Thanksgiving Food Safety - Turkey Tips

Thanksgiving Food Safety - Turkey Tips

Whether you are preparing food for a crowd or yourself, remember to make food safety part of your holiday. Raw meats, such as turkey, can be contaminated with germs that can make you and your family sick. Raw turkey c...

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Posted on: January 22, 2024 | Last Modified on: July 3, 2023

2024 Nighttime Sanitary Sewer Investigation

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1/22/2024

On behalf of the Town of Bedford Department of Public Works, Weston & Sampson Engineers and Inland Waters, LLC will be performing nighttime sanitary sewer investigation work throughout the town. The nighttim...

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Posted on: January 17, 2024

It’s not too late to get vaccinated!

Stay healthy this winter season, Bedford! As we navigate through this respiratory season, it's crucial to remain informed about the community's health indicators. Recent wastewater data from Bedford, obtained from the MWRA Northern sampl...

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Posted on: January 10, 2024

01/10/24 - Public Health Warning Related to Sanitary Sewer Overflow at 299 Great Road

Public Health Warning Related to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection promulgates 314 CMR 16.00 and establishes requirements and procedures for notifying the public of sewage discharges and overflows into the sur...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Subsidized Tick Testing Available to Bedford Residents

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The Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative, of which Bedford is a member, has established a subsidized Tick Testing Program. If Bedford Residents find a tick on their person, they can order a comprehensive Tick Report by mail and learn what disease cau...

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Posted on: January 6, 2024

BE READY!

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Be Ready!The Town of Bedford has many resources to help residents deal with emergencies of various types. In most cases, however, YOU, the resident, are the first line of defense against “unplanned events.” One of the best things you c...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Prepare your vehicle for winter driving!

Is your vehicle ready for safe winter driving? Have a winter emergency car kit in the trunk and make sure all parts of your vehicle are ready for winter (wipers, tires, etc.). #ReadyMA. 

CLICK HERE for the helpful information.

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

FREE COVID-19 test kits available!

FREE COVID-19 test kits available are available at the following town departments during normal business hours: Health Department and COA (12 Mudge Way), Town Clerk (10 Mudge Way) and the Bedford Library (7 Mudge Way). Make sure to scan the QR code on the...

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Posted on: November 9, 2023

CANCELED - Effects of Marijuana & Vaping

Effects of Marijuana  Vaping 2023-11-20

This event, scheduled for 11/20, has been canceled due to low registrations. We will seek to reschedule it at a future date. Sorry for any inconvenience.

When: November 20th, 2023

Time: 7:00-8:00PM

Where: Large Group Instruction Room,

Bedford High School, 9 M...

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Posted on: November 6, 2023

Meeting CANCELED, to be rescheduled - RAB PUBLIC MEETING - FORMER NAVAL WEAPONS INDUSTRIAL RESERVE

Thursday, November 16, 2023, starting at 7:00 p.m.

To attend the meeting in person it will be at the

Bedford Town Center Building

Flint Room, 2nd Floor,

12 Mudge Way,

Bedford, MA.

To attend the meeting virtually it is being held online

Meeting Link:

https://teams...

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Posted on: October 6, 2023

Bedford Health Department Announces Flu Vaccination Opportunities

In an effort to protect people who live and work in Bedford from getting the Flu, the Bedford Health Department has scheduled Flu vaccination opportunities. 

Clinics are open to people 6 months of age and older however for children age 6 ...

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Health
Posted on: October 3, 2023

Community Health Equity Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health strives to meet Bedford’s needs by developing an anonymous online Community Health Equity Survey for anyone ages 14 and over who is a partial or full time Massachusetts resident. Your voice is import...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Available

The federal government has relaunched its free COVID-19 test kit program. Beginning September 25, 2023, you may order up to four free rapid antigen test kits for home delivery by visiting www.covid.gov/tests

Enhanced accessibility tests are also...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

Bedford Day - Flu Clinic Announcement

The Bedford Health Department in conjunction with our volunteer nursing team is offering free flu vaccinations on Bedford Day, Saturday September 23, 2023 from 9am-12pm, by appointment. Look for the big white tent behind the yellow Town Center Building!

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 9/5/23

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

 

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Posted on: August 18, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 8/21/23

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

 

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Posted on: August 8, 2023

Update on West Nile Virus (WNV) Positive Mosquitos Reported in Massachusetts 8/7/23

No WNV or EEE positive mosquito pools or cases in Bedford so far this season

 

Mosquitos testing positive for WNV have been detected in the neighboring town of Burlington and the nearby city of Waltham. The risk of WNV and Eastern...

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Posted on: August 4, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 8/7/23 and 8/8/23

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

The following paragraph is intended to provide a general description for wher...

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

BOH Rules and Regulations Version 2 - 8/7/23 Public Hearing Notice

For 8/7/23 Hearing - Bedford Board of Health Rules and Regulations – Version 2 – August 2023, with incorporation of the Sale of Tobacco Regulation, including a proposed edit to Section 7.19.8 re: Violations.

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned 7/24/23

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 7/18

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

 

The following paragraph is intended to provide a general descriptio...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 7/12/23

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquito populations. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM. 

The following paragraph is intended to provide a general descriptio...

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Posted on: June 22, 2023

Mosquito Spraying Planned for 6/26 & 6/27

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is planning to use a truck mounted aerosol sprayer to control mosquitoes in Bedford. Spraying will be done between sunset and 11:30 PM.

 

On Monday, June 26, 2023, spraying is scheduled for areas...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Swim Lessons - An Important Life Skill 2023

Swim Lessons – An Important Life Skill!

Before we learn to walk, we must learn to crawl, so we must also learn how to doggie paddle before we can safely swim! People of all ages are encouraged to take swim lessons. Swimming is a great form of phy...

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Posted on: June 9, 2023

Toy Gun Buyback Event

Toy Gun Buyback - Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Bedford Police Department, 2 Mudge Way – at this event kids are encouraged to bring in their toy guns, meet Bedford Police Officers and receive a voucher for a free ice...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

US Navy Announces a Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) at Bedford’s NWIRP

LEGAL NOTICE

 

The United States Navy

Announces

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY

Action Memorandum, Site 3 Time Critical Removal Action

NAVAL WEAPONS INDUSTRIAL RESERVE PLANT

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS

 

The United States Navy (Navy) is providing notice regard...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Bedford is a partner in the Great Meadows Public Health Collaborative. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, GMPHC is launching a regional mental health campaign consisting of training, outreach and programming.

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

COVID-19 VACCINATION & BOOSTER UPDATE

On April 19, 2023 the CDC updated its COVID-19 vaccine recommendations to simplify guidance and allow people at higher risk for severe COVID-19 to get an additional vaccine dose. The CDC’s updated guidance followed FDA’s regulatory act...

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Posted on: April 12, 2023

Helicopter Application To Control Mosquito Larvae Scheduled - UPDATED

The East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project will be conducting a helicopter application of the biological larvicide, Bti (Bacillus thuringiensis var. israelensis), to control mosquito larvae in Bedford. Wetlands currently being evaluated for this applicat...

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Posted on: January 24, 2023

CDC Recommends having a COVID-19 Plan

The Bedford Health Department reminds residents that there are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends putting toget...

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Health
Posted on: January 11, 2023

COVID-19 Cases on the Rise - XBB.1.5 is new Subvariant of Concern

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports an increase in COVID-19 infections throughout the nation. Most recently, XBB.1.5, a new Omicron subvariant of significant concern, has surged to represent 40.5% of all United States COVID-19 cas...

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Posted on: February 14, 2024

Town Manager's Report Feb. 12, 2024

The Town Manager's Report for February 12, 2024 is now available!

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Posted on: January 23, 2024

Town Manager's Report - January 22nd, 2024

The Town Manager's Report for January 22nd, 2024 is now available!

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Posted on: January 22, 2024

2024 Nighttime Sanitary Sewer Investigation

On behalf of the Town of Bedford Department of Public Works, Weston & Sampson Engineers and Inland Waters, LLC will be performing nighttime sanitary sewer investigation work throughout the town. The nighttime flow isolation work will take place betwee...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

January 8, 2024 Town Manager's Report

The Town Manager's Report for January 8, 2024 is now available!

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

Bedford Cultural Council Grant Announcement

State Senator Mike Barrett, State Representative Ken Gordon, the Bedford Select Board, Town Manager Matthew Hanson, and Bedford Cultural Council (BCC) Chair Barbara Purchia, are pleased to announce the award of 39 grants totaling just over $16,000 for cul...

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Posted on: December 20, 2023

December 18th Town Manager's Report

December 18th Town Manager's Report

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Posted on: December 6, 2023

December 4th Town Manager's Report

The December 4th Town Manager's Report is now available!

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Posted on: February 13, 2024

February 13 Public Hearing on Multifamily zoning to go ahead in spite of snow

The public hearing scheduled for February 13, 2024 on the Zoom remote platform is expected to proceed, even though Town Hall is closed due to a snowstorm.

If issues such as power outages cause problems, the hearing will be continued to February 27.

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Posted on: February 9, 2024

Public Hearing on MBTA Communities Multifamily Zoning - February 13

The Planning Board will hold a public hearing on February 13, 2024, at 7:00pm, remotely on the Zoom platform, into its proposed zoning amendments related to compliance with the state law known as MBTA Communities (Section 3A of the Zoning Act which is MGL...

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Posted on: January 5, 2024

Planning Board refines area to pursue for MBTA Communities multifamily zoning

At its meeting on January 4, the Bedford Planning Board continued to review a range of competing ideas for the geographic extent of an MBTA Communities zoning district to recommend to Town Meeting. After extensive discussion, as well as receipt of tax rev...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

2nd Open Forum on Multifamily Zoning, Dec 5, 2023

The Bedford Planning Board will host a second open Community Forum on Tuesday December 5, 2023, at 7-9 pm in the Reed Room in Town Hall. Attendees will learn more about the multifamily zoning law related to MBTA Communities and share thoughts on where it ...

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Posted on: October 31, 2023

Planning Board to showcase 4 potential locations for multifamily zoning

Following its opinion survey, the Bedford Planning Board is moving to the next step in encouraging people to help shape our zoning to comply with the state's requirements for MBTA communities. In the High School lobby before the Special Town Meeting on No...

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Posted on: September 28, 2023

Planning Board approves new 2-family dwelling as part of mixed use at 60 Great Road

On September 26, the Bedford Planning Board voted to approve a special permit for 60 Great Road (on the corner of Fletcher Road) under the provisions of the Great Road/ Center subdistrict zoning. The proposal adds a new 2-family dwelling to the back of an...

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Posted on: August 23, 2023

Planning Board approves mixed-use development at 1 Railroad Ave.

On August 22, 2023 the Bedford Planning Board concluded its public hearing on a mixed-use development at 1 Railroad Avenue in the Depot area. It voted unanimously to approve the special permit, subject to conditions. The development comprises a 3-story bu...

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Posted on: June 27, 2023

Old Billerica Rd PRD - no testimony tonight

Applicant Bilca LLC has requested that the public hearing for a Planned Residential Development, scheduled to continue tonight, June 27, 2023, be further continued without testimony to the next Planning Board meeting. 

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Upcoming hearings on mixed-use developments in central Bedford

Two upcoming Planning Board meetings will include public hearings on proposals for mixed-use developments in central areas of Bedford:

  • 60 Great Road: special permit application to construct 2-family dwelling in combination with existing office building, sc...
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Posted on: June 21, 2023

2-Family zoning amendment approved by Attorney General

The Massachusetts Attorney General issued a letter on June 15, 2023 which approves Bedford's zoning amendment that eases rules for creating Two-Family Dwellings. The amendment was passed by Annual Town Meeting on March 27, 2023 as Article 22.&...

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Posted on: June 13, 2023

Old Billerica Rd PRD - no testimony tonight

The applicant for a Planned Residential Development special permit at 229, 251A and 251F Old Billerica Road has requested to continue without testimony, to the June 27 meeting of the Planning Board.

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Posted on: March 28, 2023

2-Family Dwellings zoning amendment passed at Town Meeting

Article 22, the Planning Board's zoning bylaw amendment to ease restrictions on Two-family Dwellings, passed with more than the required two-thirds vote at the Annual Town Meeting on March 27, 2023. Details are available in the Warrant. The amend...

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

March 14 meeting rescheduled to Monday, March 20

The Planning Board meeting that was posted for March 14 did not commence any deliberations, due to an error affecting public participation. The meeting has been re-scheduled to Monday, March 20, commencing at 7:30 PM, on Zoom. A vote was made to continue ...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

2-Family Dwellings proposed zoning amendment - lots of information on Planning webpage!

The Planning Board is eager to get the word out about its proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw relating to Two-Family Dwellings, which will be voted on at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting. A wealth of background material is now available on the Planning...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Ideas for Holiday Stress Reduction

Here is a list of tips to minimize stress around the holidays as well of some Holiday Affirmations.

Holiday Stress

Holiday Affirmations

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