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WOBURN - A Mass. Land Court judge has ordered the City Council to modify or reduce the mitigation payment a developer must contribute for a 41-unit townhouse project by the old Verizon trucking terminal site at 285 Locust Street.

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WOBURN - In order to allow for a final committee-level discussion, the City Council recently deferred action on a zoning change that would allow daytime parking in industrial and residential buffer zones.

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WOBURN - In January, 2019, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Michael Baldassarre submitted an application on behalf of the Woburn Public Schools to Winchester Hospital’s and Lahey Clinic’s Community Health Initiative Grant in partnership with the James L. McKeon Boys & Girls …

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WOBURN - With several aldermen changing their position on the proposal, the City Council refused to support a resolution asking the state Legislature to stamp a 5 cent deposit charge on single-serving or 'nip' alcohol containers.

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WOBURN - The city's Planning Board recommended against passage of legislation that would allow a handful of historic building owners to retain some commercial uses on their properties after converting the majority of the structure into multi-unit housing.

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WOBURN - Regional narcotics detectives arrested an alleged drug dealer late last week during a sting operation on the West Side by the Reeves Elementary School.

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WOBURN - The Planning Board tonight will consider the merits of legislation that would allow historic building owners to slate up to a quarter of their property towards office uses after converting the rest of the structure into multi-unit housing.

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WOBURN - After the City Council last week called for the hiring of consultants to review the proposed Woburn Mall redevelopment plans, the area's alderman called "ridiculous" a traffic report submitted as part of the special permit application.

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WOBURN - State public utility regulators yesterday revealed that they intend to reverse the City Council's denial of permits for Eversource's proposed 345,000 volt transmission line installation.

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WOBURN - The new Woburn Mall owner contends a massive redevelopment of the 23-acre parcel into a lifestyle center with 350 apartments, a movie theatre complex, and more than 20 retail stores will have no discernible impact on area traffic.

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WOBURN - The City Council early next week will likely consider an out-of-court settlement with Eversource that will allow the utility company to proceed with the underground installation of a controversial high-voltage transmission line.

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WOBURN - The new Fire Station Building Committee yesterday designated DiNisco Design Partnership as the city's top choice to conduct an multi-faceted analysis of the fire department's future infrastructure needs.

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WOBURN - The aldermen recently inquired about the status of the city's protracted legal battle with a Maywood Terrrace resident over alleged illegal apartments within his two-family residence by the Kennedy Middle School.

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WOBURN - Commuters and East Woburn residents should hypothetically see traffic gridlock patterns dissolving in the coming days and weeks by the vicinity of the Woburn Landing site on Washington Street.

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WOBURN - Mandating a public hearing on the request, the City Council recently refused to classify Madison Properties proposal to provide propane gas to Chick-fil-A as a minor modification.

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WOBURN - The City Council will lobby state officials to rename the New Boston Street Bridge after one of the 13 Woburn veterans who perished in service to the country during the Vietnam War.

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WOBURN - Mayor Scott Galvin believes Beacon Hill lawmakers should expand the state's "bottle bill" regulations to include nips or single-serving alcohol containers.

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WOBURN - Police on Thursday morning reportedly seized a significant stash of illegal narcotics from a Wyman Street area residence, including a large batch of counterfeit painkillers laced with a deadly synthetic opioid.

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WOBURN - Central office administrators may begin referring cafeteria account debtors to collection agencies under the School Committee's latest proposal to address the chronic issues with unpaid lunch bills.

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WOBURN - Though continuing the public hearing on the petition, the City Council recently received new documentation regarding a South End landowners' plan to erect a commercial garage next to the South End Italian Club.

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WOBURN - Despite controversy over the recommendation, the School Committee will keep to the district's traditional post Labor Day start of classes next year.

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WOBURN - Given the depth of the applicant pool, the City Council may charge its Liaison Committee with naming a handful of finalists for alderman at-large seat vacated this month by State Rep. Richard Haggerty.

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WOBURN - Rather than institute an outright prohibition on the custom, the School Committee will essentially look the other way when it comes to international excursions abroad organized privately by staff members.

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WOBURN - Citing the financial strain caused by rising home values, Mayor Scott Galvin wants to expand the size and scope of a local tax work-off program for senior citizens and local veterans.

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WOBURN - Unable to regain Mayor Scott Galvin's support for the project, the proponents of a Library Park area apartment complex recently obtained permission to withdraw two zoning initiatives related to the development.

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WOBURN - The City Council will likely act before the end of this month on legislation that would foster the conversion of the Woburn Mall site into a lifestyle center with roughly 350 apartments and a mix of retail outlets.

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WOBURN - The City Council will on Tuesday night revisit a zoning initiative aimed at facilitating a redevelopment of the Woburn Mall into a bustling lifestyle center with as many as 350 units of housing, a movie cinema, and a mix of high-end retail and restaurant spaces.

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BOSTON- State Representative Richard M. Haggerty (30th Middlesex District) was recently sworn in for his inaugural term representing Woburn (wards 2-6) and Reading (precincts 2-5) as a member of the 191st Great and General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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WOBURN - With a majority of the council willing and ready to send a Woburn Mall redevelopment initiative to the mayor's desk for a final signature, the aldermen reversed course at the last moment and delayed passage of the zoning legislation.

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WOBURN - In 2011 the DCF Santa Project began when Kristen McMahon, an English teacher at WMHS and her sister Heather Toole a director at EBay each "adopted" a child in the foster care system via a social worker in the Hyde Park Department of Children and Families (DCF)  office, Lori Tejada.

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WOBURN - The City Council recently authorized local builder Scott Seaver's proposal to erect 41 new townhouse and stacked-flats dwelling units in North Woburn.

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WOBURN - The City Council this week sanctioned a special permit petition that will enable Lahey Health Systems to establish a new headquarters on Presidential Way for its information technology branch.

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WOBURN — A Medford woman has been found guilty and sentenced to five years in state prison for running an extensive human trafficking and money laundering operation, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. The criminal enterprise included illegal activity in Bedford, Billerica, Medfor…

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WOBURN - The City Council this week honored outgoing State Representatives James Dwyer (D-Woburn) and Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington) as the two legislators approach the final days of their careers on Beacon Hill.

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WOBURN - The City Council recently slated $270,000 towards various salary accounts in order to hire a new library manager and bolster the ranks of Woburn's information technology and reserve police force.

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WOBURN - The City Council recently appropriated another $300,000 towards the new Clapp Park at Fleming Field in order to expand the project scope to include the installation of new concrete stairwells and pedestrian walkways.

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WOBURN - The city of Woburn, its citizens and business community, along with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) have put their heads together for a 2nd time for the revitalization of the Commerce Way corridor development in the northeast sections of the city.