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Week in Review: Jan. 7 to Jan. 11

A state program placing homeless families in one Bedford hotel could be ending, a call out for Meals on Wheels drivers and more this week in Bedford.

 

On Monday we reported that a state program placing 20 homeless families in the Bedford Plaza Hotel could be coming to an end. The program places students from these families in Bedford schools, and according to Superintendent Jon Sills, the program could cost taxpayers up to $180,000 in transportation costs alone for the 2012-13 school year. 

This week, the Selectmen decided to move forward with the installation of grass fields at 9 Mudge and 7 Liljegren Way. We want to know, did you support grass or artificial turf for the new fields at Mudge and Liljegren?

Minuteman Senior Services is looking for Meals on Wheels Drivers in Bedford. Do you have an hour to spare each week or as little as two hours per month? Homebound seniors need your help. Meals recipients are so grateful for your time!

On Thursday we looked at the impact students from homeless families placed in Bedford schools have on the existing student body. Do you think Bedford students benefit from a more diverse student body (not only including students from homeless families, but also from Hanscom and through the METCO program)?

Bedford residents could be eating at a new Subway sandwich shop at 170 Great Road sometime soon. This is the location of the old Verizon shop, right next to the Post Office. Attorney Pam Brown will go before the Town in a hearing on Jan. 17 to seek permits for the Subway. 

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