Welcome to the official website of Citizens for a Safe Bedford.
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16, 2005 - New AvalonBay drainage ponds (click image to enlarge)
The level of water in the pond is the level of the groundwater.
According to state guidelines, the bottom of the pond should be
feet above high groundwater. But the new townhouse foundations
appear to be two feet above high groundwater, calling into question
June 16, 2005 - Letter to the Editor
"AvalonBay's Sign is Too Large"
June 14, 2005 - AvalonBay is for
The Pulizzer family's entry in the Bedford Council for the Arts Fair.
March 17, 2005: CFSB present to the Board of Health!
are three important documents presented:
Stormwater, BMPs and
The Impact of New BMP Construction on Local Public Health Agencies. (PDF)
By Susanne Kluh, Marco E. Metzger, Dean F. Messer, Jack
E. Hazelrigg, and Minoo B. Madon
Management and Vector Breading Habitats: The
Public Health Problem & Methods to Address This Issue. (PDF)
By: The CDC National Center
for Environmental Health, Division of Emergency and Environmental
of Roger Nasci, PhD,
Research Entomogist, CDC's National Center for Infectious Diseases. (PDF)
Before the Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment,
on Transportation and Infrastructre United States House of Representatives,
October 10, 2002.
Published By: CDC's Public Health Approach to Control of Disease-Carrying
August 5, 2004: Dr. Edmond's
Paper, Applications of
Geographic Information Technology in Determining Risk of EEE Virus
July 27th, 2004: Public information
meeting about the AvalonBay appeal. Bedford Public Library,
7:30 PM. Please join us to get the latest update on the fight!
May 24, 2004: Write to Your Representatives!
Please make additional copies and mail, or fax, the enclosed
letter (pdf), or write your own, to:
Governor Mitt Romney, State House, Room 360,
Boston, MA 02133; Fax 617-727-9725
Public Health Commissioner Christine Ferguson,
250 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108;
Representative Charlie Murphy, State House, Room 156, Boston,
MA 02133; Fax 617-722-2774
Senator Susan Fargo, State House, Room 504, Boston,
and any other public official you deem important.
May 12, 2004: Letter to the Editor, "Who
sold a flag to AvalonBay?"
After nearly three years of expensive and exhausting
litigation, is there still someone who is not aware of the serious
public health and traffic problems AvalonBay has planned for Bedford?
article on Bedford Online)
22, 2002: MOSQUITO
RISK CITED IN SUIT ON HOUSING PLAN Check out the Boston
Globe Northwest section on Thursday for an article featuring Citizens
for a Safe Bedford's fight against Avalon at Great Meadows.
Author(s): Christine McConville, Globe Staff Correspondent
Three years ago, when Ann Kiessling-Cooper began
questioning the wisdom of building apartments next to a swamp,
she also wondered
why the town board considering the project didn't consult a mosquito
After all, at the same time the developer, Avalon
Bay Communities, was planning to put 139 apartments next to a white
cedar swamp, a
breeding ground for mosquitoes, the West Nile virus, a potentially
deadly virus transmitted by mosquitoes, was creeping into the American...
for complete article (1145 words)
Here to read about Billerica residents fighting another 40B
project in todays Boston Globe.
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