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Public Invited to Virtual Presentation on Downtown, Covid Recovery, Thursday, 9/16/21

JOIN US!  (VIRTUAL) PRESENTATION PRELIMINARY REPORT ON DOWNTOWN and COVID-19 RECOVERY THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021 AT 7:00 P.M. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88988458153?pwd=bytkZ2E2MlQ2OUFpOWFDRVRIR2tNZz09 The City of Woburn is one of 125 communities across the Commonwealth participating in the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) Local Rapid Recovery Program, which is designed to assist downtowns … Continued

City Seeks Resident Feedback About Flooding Issues in Neighborhoods

Have you ever experienced flooding in your yard or basement?  If so, we want to hear from you! The City of Woburn has a grant to study incidents of past flooding.  We will use the results to prevent future flooding and to help residents better protect their property.   We are working with the Metropolitan Area … Continued

Mayor Galvin Announces Microenterprise Grants Are Available Now

Mayor Scott Galvin and the City of Woburn wish to alert the business community to two sources of grant funds which are currently, or soon will be, available to certain small businesses. Individual grants of up to $10,000 are available to commercial enterprises that have five (5) or fewer employees (1 or more of whom … Continued

Mayor Galvin: Grants Remain Available for Microenterprises in Woburn on Rolling Basis

GRANTS AVAILABLE NOW FOR MICROENTERPRISES IN WOBURN APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce that grant funding remains available to assist Woburn microenterprise businesses in grappling with COVID-related difficulties. Woburn was one of 23 cities and towns in Massachusetts to receive CDBG funding for businesses meeting certain Federal criteria. … Continued

State Declares Critical Drought Level for Woburn

STATE DECLARES CRITICAL DROUGHT LEVEL FOR WOBURN Five consecutive months of below-normal rainfall has led State Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides to declare a Level 3 – Critical Drought situation in the Charles River watershed, and Woburn is tributary to the river basin. Mayor Scott Galvin urges residents to read the State … Continued

City awarded $100K grant for Green Communities projects at the Woburn Senior Center

The City of Woburn has received another $100,000 grant from the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Green Communities Division that will fund two energy-saving projects at the Woburn Senior Center.  As a designated “Green Community,” Woburn was successful in obtaining funding among a pool of hundreds of other potential Green Communities applicants across the Commonwealth. … Continued

UPCOMING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR MICROENTERPRISES IN WOBURN

The City of Woburn is pleased to announce that grant funding will soon be available to assist microenterprise businesses in grappling with COVID-related difficulties. Woburn was one of 23 cities and towns in Massachusetts to receive CDBG funding for businesses meeting certain Federal criteria. $340,000 will be available to distribute to microenterprise businesses as grants … Continued

RENT & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE GRANT FUNDING AND INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

The City is pleased to promote grant funding opportunities and other resources to Woburn residents currently experiencing economic hardship, particularly in cases where the COVID-19 pandemic has led to possible housing instability. Metro Housing Boston is offering two state-funded programs to help Woburn residents address these circumstances: The Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) … Continued

Woburn City Hall Opens July 1 on Limited Basis, By Appointment Only

Beginning July 1, 2020, Woburn City Hall, will reopen to the public on a limited basis by appointment only. What follows are some temporary, general guidelines for the public and employees as the City of Woburn moves to reopen in a phased approach: Safety protocols regarding personal protection equipment (PPE), face covering, cleaning procedures, social … Continued

Woburn City Hall Opens July 1 on Limited Basis, By Appointment Only

Beginning July 1, 2020, Woburn City Hall, will reopen to the public on a limited basis by appointment only. What follows are some temporary, general guidelines for the public and employees as the City of Woburn moves to reopen in a phased approach: Safety protocols regarding personal protection equipment (PPE), face covering, cleaning procedures, social … Continued