Five Articles That Had Woburn Talking
A look back at the week in news in Woburn.
From a tragic accident to a special construction tour, these five stories had people talking on our Facebook page this week.
An early-morning accident on Route 93 Saturday morning claimed the life of 19-year-old Woburn resident Chris Ward. The teen's car lost control and plummeted 30-40 feet off the highway, landing on the Route 28 on-ramp. Ward was honored by friends and family at a wake Thursday, and was laid to rest on Friday at Calvary Cemetery.
Mayor Scott Galvin appealed to the City Council's Committee on Finance Monday night, asking for approval of a $475,000 appropriation to fulfill the city's Quinn Bill requirement. The bill, which pays incentives to police officers who have obtained college degrees in their field, was paid by both the city and the state. When the state stopped paying their share, Galvin consulted with officials and opted to pick up that appropriation.
City Building Inspector Thomas Quinn took Woburn Patch on a special tour of the Goodyear School construction site Wednesday. The tour gave us a unique perspective on what it takes to build an educational facility, and also showed residents how much work is being done inside the building.
Our favorite group of trivia masters went into the WGBH studios last week to compete on behalf of Woburn Memorial High School. The WGBH's High School Quiz Show featuring Woburn will air in March. The kids involved all said they had a great time, and even brought along their own cheerleaders.
This week's Patch Picks focused on finding romantic restaurants in Woburn for Valentine's Day. We chose five fun, romantic spots that will keep you and your sweetie in Woburn for Monday's holiday.