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Downtown Businesses Alert: Response to Economic Development Plan Survey Needed to Help Increase Downtown Foot Traffic — by Friday, April 16

Request for Downtown Business Participation In Local Rapid Recovery Planning (LRRP) Program PLEASE TAKE OUR SURVEY! RESPONSES DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH  The City of Woburn is one of 125 communities across the Commonwealth selected to participate in the Department of Housing and Community Development’s (DHCD) Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) Local Rapid Recovery Program (LRRP), … 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

Woburn Seniors Invited to Join Winter Programs

The Woburn Senior Center is as busy as ever finding new ways to maintain existing friendships and create opportunities for new friendships across the City. Although our in-person programs remain on hold, we continue to offer seniors a variety of great services and programs. A roundup is offered below, and we’ll update you about new … Continued

Mayor, Senior Center Invite Seniors to Register for Free Breakfast, Lunch Program

Mayor Scott Galvin and the Woburn Senior Center, with the support of the City Council, are partnering with Aramark and the Woburn Public Schools Food Services program to offer Woburn seniors a breakfast and lunch program free of charge, starting on Monday, November 9, 2020, through Thursday, December 31, 2020. This program is being offered … 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

Senior Center Partners with Public Library to Offer Some Great New Programs for Seniors

The Woburn Senior Center is partnering with the Woburn Public Library to offer seniors some great new programs this fall, beginning Monday, October 5. Senior-specific programs, including Movie Mondays, Tech Tuesdays, Reading Wednesdays, and Art Thursdays, are open for up to seven persons in a group, with social distancing guidelines and the wearing of face … 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