Dramatic Celtics Win Elicits Neighborly Concern

June 6, 2023

Bedford has been designated a Massachusetts Green Community for several years.

That’s all about converting to alternative energy. And occasionally that energy is intense, but fleeting.

According to Bedford police, the dispatcher received a 9-1-1 call Saturday, May 27, just past 11:15 p.m. from a resident concerned about his neighbor’s welfare. 

“Caller reports he hears a lot of yelling and someone repeatedly yelling, ‘Oh, my God,’” the police log entry reads.

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Three police vehicles responded to what was labeled an “unknown problem.”

When they arrived and interviewed the people inside, officers realized the “problem” was actually a celebration. “The occupants are excited Celtics fans who were watching the game. No emergencies,” police reported.

Maybe there were no emergencies after Derrick White’s dramatic putback with a tenth of a second on the clock produced a one-point victory for the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.  

Less than 48 hours later, the new source of green energy evaporated when the Celtics were eliminated by Miami. 

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