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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

Tickets Available for Mayor’s 41st Annual Senior Appreciation Dinner

Mayor Scott D. Galvin will host the 41st Annual Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Dinner—again prepared by the members of the Woburn Lodge of Elks 908—at Woburn Memorial High School on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Tickets are now available at Mayor Galvin’s office at City Hall, 10 Common Street, as well as the Woburn Senior Center, 144 … 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

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

The Heat is On: City Offers Tips to Stay Cool this Summer

Weather forecasts for the weekend and Fourth of July week are predicting temperatures that will soar into the 90s with high humidity—creating an extended period of summer heat that can present risks related to prolonged heat exposure, particularly for those who are more sensitive to heat. “It’s important for everyone to take some common-sense precautions … Continued

City of Woburn Independence Day 2018 Holiday Schedule Announced

Woburn City Hall and other related administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, in observance of the national Independence Day holiday. There will be no curbside trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, July 4; the schedule moves forward one day through Saturday.  City Hall and other City administrative offices will reopen during … Continued