Author: mlingblom

Emergency Parking Ban in Effect 10 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, until Further Notice

With a significant winter storm on our doorstep, the City of Woburn has issued an emergency parking ban, effective at 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, until further notice. Updates will be provided as conditions change. That means no on-street parking either side of the street, during this time period.  Off-street parking will be … Continued

Mayor Galvin: ‘The State of Our City is as Strong as it’s Ever Been’

Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin delivered the following State of the City Address before the City Council and School Committee on Tuesday evening, January 8, 2019: Good evening honorable members of the Woburn City Council, School Committee, City Board Members, Department Heads, Staff, Guests, and residents at home. I am grateful for the opportunity to present … Continued

Thanks to Volunteers and Businesses for Making 41st Annual Mayor’s Senior Dinner a Huge Success

Thanks to all of the businesses, volunteers, musicians, and performers who helped make the 41st Annual Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Dinner another huge success, and an enjoyable Sunday afternoon for nearly 500 local seniors. Special thanks to the Mayor’s Annual Senior Appreciation Dinner Committee, volunteers and coordinators including Keith Wells and the Woburn Lodge of Elks … Continued

Mayor Appoints Robert F. Rufo as New Chief of Police

Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce the appointment of veteran police officer Robert F. Rufo as the City of Woburn’s new Chief of Police. Rufo’s role as Chief follows 35 years of committed service to the well-being and public safety of his hometown—earning his way up the ranks in leadership roles throughout the Woburn … Continued

Environmental Agencies Seek Natural Resource Restoration Ideas–October 3 Meeting in Woburn to Launch Aberjona River Watershed Restoration Planning

Members of the public are encouraged to help the Natural Resource Trustee Council for the Industri-Plex Superfund Site develop a plan to restore wetland, stream and pond habitats within the Aberjona River sub-watershed.  The Trustee Council will present an overview of the restoration process and opportunities for public involvement on Wednesday, October 3, at 7:00 … Continued

Mayor, Historical Society, Veterans Officer, Seek Photos of KIA Veterans for Ceremonial Banners

Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce he is working with Kathy Lucero of the Woburn Historical Society and in conjunction with Veterans Service Officer Larry Guiseppe to obtain photographs of Woburn’s U.S. Service Men and Women killed in action—from World War I through present day wars and conflicts. The photographs would be used to … Continued

Waste Management Higher Education Scholarship Winners Announced


Pictured, left to right, Jim Nocella of Waste Management; Meghan Doherty of the Woburn Board of Health; Scholarship winners Lauren Nixon, Shaeleigh Chinian and Keeley Pavlik; along with Mayor Scott Galvin Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce this year’s winners of three, $1,000 higher education scholarships from Waste Management are Shaeleigh Chinian, Westfield State … Continued

City Earns $231K in State ‘Green’ Funds for New Energy Initiatives

Photo, from left, Mayor Scott Galvin, Planning Director Tina Cassidy, City Planner Dan Orr, DPW Assistant Superintendent Len Burnham   Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce the City of Woburn has been awarded $231,330 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources for more energy-saving improvements across the City. LED … Continued