Author: mlingblom

City to Observe Presidents Day holiday Monday, February 17

Woburn City Hall and other related administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in observance of the national holiday, Presidents Day. There will be no regular trash or recycling pickup on Monday. Trash and recycling pickup is scheduled to be on a one-day delay due to the holiday.  City Hall and other … Continued

Updated Open Checkbook Feature Improves Access to City Financial Information

Residents are encouraged to check out recent improvements to City of Woburn’s Open Checkbook feature on the City website. Open Checkbook delivers transparency of financial data to citizens/taxpayers. This reporting data provides a detailed view into City spending—from expenditures to individual salaries. The transparency helps bring a level of knowledge and trust that engages citizens … Continued

Mayor Extends Thanks for a Successful, Uplifting Inaugural Evening

Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the City’s Inaugural Exercises and Organization of Woburn City Government a reaffirming evening at City Hall. Great to see the Chambers packed with neighbors, friends and family, united in our commitment to the great City of Woburn. Congratulations again to the members of the City Council and … Continued

Sign Up for Free Wellness Program Funded by Cummings Foundation-Open to All Residents

Join Woburn teachers, parents, employees & community members for a FREE wellness program focused on creating sustainable healthier habits, offered by the nonprofit group Wellness Campaign, funded in part by the Cummings Foundation. When it comes to being healthier, you already know what to do – it’s doing it that is the challenge. The program … Continued

Tickets Available for Mayor’s 42nd Annual Senior Appreciation Dinner

Mayor Scott Galvin will host the 42nd Annual Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Dinner—again prepared by the members of the Woburn Stoneham Lodge of Elks 908—at Woburn Memorial High School on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Tickets are available at Mayor Galvin’s office at City Hall, 10 Common Street, as well as the Woburn Senior Center, 144 School … Continued

Woburn Receives AAA bond rating — ‘Very Strong’ Management, Financial Policies, Economy Help Earn City Highest Rating in its History

Mayor Scott D. Galvin announced that Standard & Poor Global Ratings (S&P) assigned its AAA Bond rating to the City of Woburn—the highest financial rating available to municipalities and the highest rating ever earned by the City. In its 9/6/2019 credit summary, S&P notes the AAA rating reflects its opinion the City’s management is very … Continued

State Awards Woburn $140K for Clean Energy Projects—the City’s 7th Significant Grant Since Earning ‘Green City’ Status

Mayor Scott Galvin is pleased to announce the City of Woburn has been awarded $139,684 from the Green Communities Division of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources to fund more local energy-saving improvements. This 7th round of state funding will support ongoing energy-saving initiatives across the City, including air source heat pumps and LED lighting … Continued

New Public Park Overlooking Horn Pond Opens to Rave Reviews

Mayor Scott Galvin reports a great turnout for the grand opening of Fleming Field Park, at the site of the former Clapp School on Arlington Road overlooking Horn Pond. Many thanks to Rory Lindstrom and Bryan Nagle of the Woburn Recreation Department, along with our Recreation Commissioners, as well as Engineering, Planning, DPW, Parks, Police, … Continued