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    Raised over $40,000 thanks to our many supporters–and the work of our staff, board, journalists, and volunteers Finding funding for producing—or training people to produce or generally trying to “save”—journalism at the state and local level is no picnic. In the nearly seven years since Chris Faraone, John Loftus, and I launched the Boston Institute


    Catching up with Somerville’s new, much-needed live performance venue and function space On September 17, the Somerville Theatre reopened after a 17-month-long closure brought on by the pandemic. Customers of the 107-year-old theater, some who have been catching flicks there for years, walked into a completely madeover venue with an improved lobby and a glitzy


    “We’ve built a really vibrant community, and it’s very hard to tell whether that still exists.” The last main stage show that Theatre@First hosted in-person was Anton in Show Business, which closed on March 7, 2020. Following closing night, founding Artistic Director Elizabeth Hunter held a cast party at her home with about 50 or

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The Bedford Citizen

  • Town of Bedford Launches its Distribution of Antigen Test Kits

    The first batch of the 6,000 Covid-19 antigen test kits ordered by the Town of Bedford has arrived. On Friday morning a two-lane drive-thru distribution area was arranged in collaboration with Middlesex Community College. Beginning at 9 am, pre-registered residents arrived in a steady, albeit uncongested, stream. More than 500 test kits were distributed to residents over 60 years of age.  Additional test kit distributions will be scheduled soon.

  • BHS Boys Basketball Win, 60-48, in a First-Ever Victory over Cambridge Rindge & Latin

    This was a statement win. The Bedford High School Buccaneers defeated Cambridge Rindge & Latin School Friday night, 60-48. It was the first Bedford boys’ basketball victory over the Falcons ever. “It was a complete team effort. Every guy contributed in his own way,” said Head Coach Anthony Halls. It was a convincing victory—Bedford led by 12 at the half and the Falcons never got closer than nine. And it followed disappointing road losses to Westford and Arlington, elevating the Bucs’ 2021-22 record to 6-3. Halls said this was the most complete game of the season. He was pleased with the Bucs’ ball pressure and rebounding “and we limited our turnovers.” The coach added that the team felt they let the two recent losses get away, so “the word of the night for us was to finish. I thought we played a complete 32 minutes.”

  • UPDATE: Nine for Nine ~ BHS Girls Basketball Win, 54-24, over Cambridge Rindge and Latin

    Points from nine players. Assists on 10 baskets. Sixteen offensive rebounds. They were all ingredients in the Bedford High School Buccaneers’ 30-point home victory Friday night over Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in girls’ basketball, 54-24. But it was especially about the defense, from start to finish. And there’s a statistic for that too: the Falcons attempted 31 shots. They turned the ball over 40 times. Now the Bucs, at 9-0 off to their best start in history, embark on perhaps their longest road trip ever. It was supposed to begin next Friday at Boston Latin, but interscholastic sports at all city schools aren’t scheduled to resume until Jan. 24, after a lengthy suspension because of escalating cases of Covid-19. So in all probability, this will be a bye week and the Bucs will next play on Jan 25 at Concord-Carlisle. The girls won’t be back on their home court until Feb. 8. They left their fans with something special to remember Friday, making it clear in the first quarter what this game was about. Bedford led after eight minutes, 11-2, a period in which the visitors attempted three shots and turned the ball over 14 times.

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