WOBURN - Members of the National Guard will be deployed to the city in response to recent requests for help in resolving a manpower shortage affecting the district’s special education (SPED) transportation provider.
WOBURN - An environmental services and recycling firm aims to purchase the approximate 3.5-acre site on Salem Street where it has operated for decades.
FOXBORO, MA – The TB12 Foundation, founded by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, today announced the members of its Foundation’s Boston Marathon team. Since June, the 19-runner team has been raising funds to support the Foundation’s mission and preparing for race day.
WOBURN - With the petitioner looking to reoccupy the long vacant Waxy O’Connor’s site in East Woburn, the City Council recently granted a Boston-based bar and restaurant group permission to stay open until at least midnight.
WOBURN - A Woburn-based pharmaceutical startup will appear before the city’s Planning Board on Tuesday night as the firm pursues an ambitious expansion plan at a newly acquired Cabot Road facility.
WOBURN - Local officials will utilize a districtwide facilities study to determine the future disposition of the Wyman, Linscott, and Altavesta Schools.
WOBURN - Schools Superintendent Dr. Matthew Crowley recently named veteran Woburn foreign language and ESL teacher Dr. Linda Riley as the Altavesta School’s interim principal.
WOBURN - Confident the new policy would not result in a legal challenge, the School Committee late last week ordered the district’s workforce to get a full COVID-19 vaccination or otherwise submit to regular testing for the SARS-Cov-2 virus that causes the infection.
WOBURN – Project Bread, the state’s leading anti-hunger organization spearheading Massachusetts’ COVID-19 hunger relief efforts, is pleased to welcome Meg Meaney, Vice President of Marketing Operations at Acoustic, LLC, to the nonprofit’s new Advisory Council.
WOBURN - With the future of the New Boston Street bridge project at stake, it took the City Council just minutes this week to sanction a series of land takings along and around New Boston Street.
WOBURN - Ignoring planning department suggestions that the petitioner prove control of at least 14 onsite parking spaces, the City Council recently endorsed a Peabody restauranteur’s proposal to open a new pizza business in a tiny North Woburn strip mall.
WOBURN - As expected, Mayor Scott Galvin called for a special meeting of the City Council on Wednesday night in order to meet a Sept. 3 deadline for finalizing a series of land takings needed for the New Boston Street bridge project.
WOBURN - The School Committee on Thursday will consider a proposal from Mayor Scott Galvin to require the district’s educators and other staffers to either get a COVID-19 vaccination or otherwise submit to regular testing.
WOBURN - With pandemic-related worldwide computer chip shortages and other supply-chain issues plaguing the automotive industry, Woburn Foreign Motors (WFM) recently obtained permission to reduce the size of its inventory lot at its flagship Washington Street dealership.
WOBURN - The vacant Waxy O’Connor’s in East Woburn near Rte.I-93 has been vacant for several years but the site will now have a new tenant with the King of Cool LLC, dba Lucy’s American Tavern.
WOBURN - With efforts already underway to address bigger flooding problems in areas like Woburn’s Four Corners, city leaders now want to turn their attention to smaller neighborhood drainage and runoff woes.
WOBURN - With the state in recent days unveiling a near identical proposal, the city’s School Committee last week agreed to consider loosening the district’s universal masking mandate within schools with high vaccination rates.
WOBURN - Setting aside $600,000 for a feasibility study, Mayor Scott Galvin and school leaders recently agreed the community needs to incorporate maintenance plans for the city’s newest school buildings into Woburn’s long-term capital plan.
WOBURN - The City Council recently issued a local trucking company permission to park eight vehicles overnight, so long as those 32-foot long vehicles are away from residential areas abutting a sprawling five-acre industrial site at 215 Salem St.
WOBURN - The City Council recently positioned itself to sanction a series of proposed land takings in North Woburn that require action before state contractors break ground on the $23.5 million New Boston Street Bridge project.
WOBURN - An effort by various aldermen to make permanent in Woburn the outdoor dining areas popularized by the state’s emergency COVID-19 business orders will have to wait another month.
WOBURN - The School Committee last night implemented an emergency universal masking policy that will require all students and staff members to wear masks for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.
WOBURN - With the elected officials satisfied the plan considers the needs of all city departments, the City Council recently OKed Mayor Scott Galvin’s proposed $3.7 million capital improvements budget for FY’22.
WOBURN - A local man allegedly fled the state after stabbing a pregnant woman and another man outside their Washington Street apartment earlier this month.
WOBURN - Having rescinded its masking order earlier this summer, the city’s School Committee next Tuesday will reportedly consider whether to require facial coverings for the start of the school year.
WOBURN - The City Council last night sanctioned Popeyes Louisiana Kitchens proposal to open a new eatery off of Mishawum Road opposite the Woburn Village site.
WOBURN - The city will need to effect a handful of temporary and permanent land takings in order to proceed with the long-awaited New Boston Street bridge project, Mayor Scott Galvin recently disclosed.
WOBURN - City Council President Edward Tedesco and Alderman at-large Robert Ferullo Jr. have sponsored legislation in regards to rooftop dining and outdoor dining that is currently under consideration by the city’s License Commission and City Council.
WOBURN - With her old employer’s business apparently unable to survive the state’s extended COVID-19 shutdown, a local muscular therapist plans to branch out and launch her own muscular therapy shop in North Woburn.
WOBURN - After 100 years of serving communities, Lowe's has revealed the 100 impact projects out of more than 2,200 submissions that are the cornerstone of 100 Hometowns initiative to celebrate Lowe's centennial.
WOBURN - The City Council recently granted a Hovey Street landlord permission to rebuild a three-family residence on the edge of Woburn Center that was ravaged by a burst water pipe in 2018.
WOBURN - With Ward 1 Alderman Joanne Campbell concerned about a request for an illuminated sign, the City Council recently delayed action on a petition from a Locust Street townhouse developer for several modifications to a 2018 special permit.
WOBURN - A push to permanently codify the emergency regulations that enabled local restaurants to open-up outdoor dining areas along downtown streetscapes and private parking lots will take a little longer yet to enact.
WOBURN - The City Council recently accepted a gift of 12 acres of land near the Shaker Glen conservation area in the West Side, where Mayor Scott Galvin and others plan to store excess stormwater to prevent flooding by busy the Four Corners area.
WOBURN = Recently, Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin announced the formation of a The Mayor’s Cedar Street Ramp Advisory Committee, to identify and make recommendations with respect to proposed I-93/I-95 interchange improvements, including a new Cedar Street on-ramp to I-93S. The Cedar Street I-93S …
WOBURN - With loose plans to steer some of the aid towards depleted city reserves and for water and sewer system upgrades, city officials recently acknowledged the receipt of some $12 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding.
WOBURN - The City Council last week again took no action on a proposal by Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen to take over the former D’Angelo’s sandwich shop off of Mishawum Road.
WOBURN - A divided School Committee this week temporarily suspended the district’s mask mandate to bring the city’s facial covering rules in line with the recommendations of state education officials.
WOBURN - The Woburn High School Boys & Girls Cross-Country teams in partnership with the Woburn Recreation Department and the Woburn Police Department will be hosting the annual Fun Runs on Thursday nights at Horn Pond!
WOBURN - A Wilmington man who allegedly rear-ended a car on I-93 in Woburn late last month and then fled the scene only to cause a second and more serious multi-car crash in Medford now faces a battery of drug and weapons charges.
WOBURN - With previous work stoppage mandates wreaking havoc with subdivision timelines during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning Board wants to address the multitude of developments across Woburn with expired construction completion deadlines.
WOBURN - The City Council and Planning Board will later this month consider a proposal to restrict to size of future developments within a special mutli-unit housing overlay district by the Wilmington line.
WOBURN - With a state of emergency lifted and citizens reacclimatizing themselves to a world without major economic and travel restrictions, the city’s COVID-19 outbreak indicators have dropped to the lowest levels since the viral disease first crossed into the community in the spring of 2020.
WOBURN - Starting today, associate members of the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will receive the same stipends as full-fledged members.
WOBURN - With the proponent awaiting the results of a traffic study, the City Council recently continued without discussion a public hearing regarding a proposal to open a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen on Mishawum Road.