A Look Back at 2015’s Top 100 Stories


Compiled by The Bedford Citizen

The Bedford Citizen posted 1,057 stories in 2015, not including Letters to the Editor, event listings, or links to televised meetings on Bedford TV’s YouTube channel.

Counting down to  #1, here are the most widely read 100:

100: Bedford to Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks and Fun

99: An Open Letter About the Upcoming PARCC Tests at Lane School

98: John Glenn Middle School Announces the Second Term Honor Roll

97: Road Construction Next Week: Carlisle Road, Ashby Road, and Walsh Road

96: Applications Now Underway for New VA Housing at Bedford Green

95: Ocean State Job Lot is Officially Open in Bedford’s Great Road Shopping Center

94: Mystery Solved: Home of William F. Gragg Family Located

93: Selectmen Consider Proposal to Rezone a Portion of Bedford Marketplace

92: Residential Cluster Development Hearing for 57-75 Hartwell Road and 16 Beacon Street on January 20

91: Special Town Meeting, 2015: A Compendium of Information to Help You Prepare

90: Additional Bedford Liquor Licenses: Eight is Enough, or Too Many? Share Your Thoughts with the Selectmen

89: Nonagenarian Paul King

88: Marketplace Update: A New Entry and Signage at Marshalls

87: Bedford’s Town Election: Candidate Q&A

86: Bedford High School Announces Second Term Academic Honors Lists

85: Multicultural Festival Shows the Many Faces of Bedford

84: Bedford Multicultural Festival: Updates Galore

83: Potential Expansion at Page Place

82: New Fees for Commuters at Concord’s Crosby Market Parking Lot

81: Students Bring TEDX to Bedford High School on Saturday, October 17

80: Signs of the Times: October 6, 2015 at the Bedford Marketplace

79: Storm Update: Monday, February 9, 2015

78: Springs Brook Park Springs Back for Opening Day

77: Be Our Guest: JGMS Spring Musical, “Beauty and the Beast, Jr” Opens Thursday for Three Performances

76: Housing in Bedford: A Look Back at 1955

75: Cambridge Bank Prom Stroll 2015: A Success in Spite of Sunday’s Inclement Weather

74: Official Results of Bedford’s 2015 Town Election

73: Marketplace Demolition – A Photo Essay

72: Bedford Gives July Fourth a Splendid Start

71: Great Road Reconstruction Project Begins

70: Rep. Gordon Brings MassDOT to Burlington to Address Rte3/128/I-95 Interchange

69: Bedford High School Class of 2015: Congratulations, Graduates!

68: Bedford in the 1910 Census: Population Jumps to 1,231 Residents

67: Bedford Resident Testifies on Beacon Hill

66: Peter G. Sullivan – An Appreciation

65: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord Implements Entrance Fee

64: Ask This Old House Visits Lane School

63: The Glass Schoolhouse: Messages from Bedford High School and Superintendent Sills

62: Bedford’s 2015 Tree Lighting and First Annual Walkabout

61: Bedford Police Arrest Brookline Bank Robbery Suspect

60: The 2015 Bedford High School Awards Ceremony

59: Special Town Meeting Completes its Mission: All 13 Articles Decided in a Single Session

58: Code Enforcement Department Issues New Protocol for Teardown/Rebuilds

57: Common Core Standards: Minds on Learning and the PARCC Assessment – Part 1 of 3

56: Updates from the Bedford Planning Office

55: More Liquor Licenses and More Restaurants for Bedford

54: Bedford Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Gas Station

53: Red Heat Tavern Prepares for November 9 Opening in Renovated Bedford Marketplace

52: The Blizzard of 2015: Tuesday, January 27, 2015

51: Storm Update: Monday, February 2, 2015

50: Bedford Day, 2015 is Saturday, September 10: Details You’ll Need

49: Hundreds Greet Santa on Bedford Common After Walkabout and Laser Show

48: DPW Meeting Discusses Eversource Tree Removal Project

47: Planning Board will Review Major Reconstruction Proposed for Marketplace Shopping Center From 2014

46: An Open Letter to Governor Baker from the Bedford Schools

45: Bedford Police Quickly Arrest Suspect in Wednesday’s Home Invasion

44: Signs of the Times: October 19, 2015 at the Bedford Marketplace

43: Changes sought for Bieren’s Garage Property

42: Fireworks in Beford on Thursday, July 2

41: Red Heat Tavern Layout Approved

40: Temporary MEMA Emergency OPS Staging Center in Bedford will Support Emergency Snow Removal

39: Bedford Neighbor Brigade is Your Bedford Family

38: Open Letter from the Police, the School Department, and Youth/Family Services

37: A Lull After the Storm Breakfast for Bedford’s DPW Plow Drivers

36: Rep. Gordon Delivers Important News that MassDOT Salt Shed is No Longer in Bedford’s Future

35: Planning Board Votes to Support Article 3 at Special Town Meeting

34: Red Heat Tavern is Ready to Open at 4 pm on Tuesday, November 10

33: More about MEMA’s Staging Operations in Bedford

32: Bedford Snow Totals: A DPW Update on February 19, 2015

31: Bedford Post Office Lease is Under Negotiation

30: Marion Bryan – Substitute Teacher Extraorinaire

29: First Parish Black Lives Matters Banner Vandalized

28: New Location for Bedford Post Office Undecided

27: Fireworks Facts for Thursday, July 2: Road Closures, Parking, Viewing Areas

26: ZBA Considers Learning Express Request for Variance of Special Permit at Bedford Marketplace

25: Selectmen Vote to Approve Minuteman Bikeway Option 2

24: Superintendent Sills on Bedford Schools’ #5 Rank in Boston Magazine

23: New Restaurant on the Drawing Board for the Bedford Marketplace

22: Bedford Police Department Investigating Early-Morning Home Invasion and Shooting

21: Ocean State Job Lot Will Soon Occupy Former Staples Location at Bedford Shopping Center

20: Rumbling Along The Great Road

19: Planned Residential Development Proposed for Yaukoes Farm on Evergreen Avenue

18: What to Do About the Winter Moth From March, 2013

17: Café Luigi Still Searching for a New Home

16: Bedford Post Office Moves Temporarily but Will Stay in Marketplace

15: Selectmen and ZBA Discuss Proposed Restaurant at 120 The Great Road

14: Ken’s NY Deli Expansion is Approved and Red Heat is Granted Bedford’s Last Full Liquor License

13: Bedford Marketplace Update: December 15, 2015

12: Multiple Police Departments Called to Bedford to Search for B&E Suspect

11: Plan Now for the Coming Winter Moth Infestation From March, 2013

10: Changes Coming to Springs Brook Park for Summer, 2015

9: Bedford Day, 2015 In Pictures

8: David Temperio, An Appreciation

7: Bedford Marketplace Update: Demolition Scheduled to Facilitate Completion of Building B

6: Holi – Bedford’s Indian Restaurant Expects to Open This Month

5: Sparta: Beloved Local Restaurant to Close

4: Restaurant Update: A Red Heat Tavern to be located at the Bedford Marketplace

3: What’s going on at the Bedford Marketplace – July 21, 2015

2: Bella Cucina Italian Dining Arrives at the Blake Block

1: Arriverderci, Café Luigi – Til we meet again

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