Wednesday, May 8, 2013
An open letter from Mayor Scott Galvin posted on his Facebook page.
Wednesday, May 8
The following is a post by Mayor Scott Galvin: I am pleased to announce the City of Woburn has received $4.7 million toward a long-needed project to widen Montvale Avenue in the area near its intersection with Route 93. Special thanks to Ward 5 Alderman Darlene Mercer-Bruen, who coordinated neighborhood and residential participation and attended the Boston meeting to speak in support of the much-needed project. Thanks also to Woburn Planning Director Ed Tarallo and the Woburn Planning Department for their hard work helping to obtain the funding, as well as Sen. Kenneth Donnelly, State Rep. James Dwyer and State Rep. Jay Kaufman for their continued support over the last two years to help make this happen. I am very happy about the approval …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Patch Snap is an occasional post that features pictures from around Woburn or Woburn residents out and about.
Welcome to another edition of Patch Snap, where we highlight a picture or pictures of around Woburn or of Woburn residents out and about. Today's Patch Snap comes from Zach, reader and parent who sent in these pictures from Malcolm White Elementary School. The pictures are from a recent Family Reading Night where Mayor Scott Galvin read "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back." In the first picture Zach's son Zachary is the Cat in the Hat and is with his sister Jordan. The other picture is students enjoying the Family Reading Night. Do you have a picture that would make a great Patch Snap? Email it with a brief description to Richard.Hosford@Patch.com.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The City of Woburn will stay under the parking ban in order to give DPW crews a chance to finish clearing the roads.
Don't park on the side of Woburn streets yet. Mayor Scott Galvin put out a statement last night updating the timing of the end of the emergency parking ban. According to Galvin the ban will now be in effect until 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11. "The City of Woburn has extended its emergency parking ban (no parking on either side of the street) until 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in order to finish the work of clearing snow," Galvin stated. "Municipal public lots and school lots are available as an alternative until the ban is lifted." How are the roads in your neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section below.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Mayor Galvin, Woburn Police Chief Robert Ferullo and Woburn Fire Chief Paul Tortolano have advice for the storm today.
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin met with a core group of City officials Thursday, and says the city is well prepared for what could turn out to be an historic winter storm, a news release on the City of Woburn web site states. “The forecasters are calling for a lot of snow in a short period of time,” said Galvin. “Our plow and sand crews are ready, we’ve increased public safety personnel and stand ready to respond to whatever conditions come our way.” There is also an emergency parking ban in effect starting at 6 a.m. this morning and ending at noon on Sunday, Feb. 10. The ban means no on-street parking, either side of the street, during this time period. Residents with questions about alternative parking options should call Woburn Police at …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Mayor Scott Galvin will meet with Boston Mayor Tom Menino and the Massachusetts delegation of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin will head into Boston today and join more than a dozen Massachusetts mayors to discuss ways to move forward with gun reform. The meeting will include Massachusetts mayors who are a part of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group co-chaired by Boston Mayor Tom Menino. According to a press release issued by Menino's office Wednesday, today's meeting will feature discussion on how to "continue to pressure Congress to take action on common sense gun control." The mayors will talk over ways to mobilize constituents and build support for gun reform, the press release said. They will also film a PSA asking for plan to prevent gun violence. Galvin is one of 26 Massachusetts mayors who have joined the Mayor's Against …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Waxy O'Connors is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 31.
As reported on Woburn Patch, Waxy O'Connors has opened it's doors at 1 Rainin Road and now they are inviting the public to a grand opening party. According to a release, the Waxy O’Connor’s Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Grand Opening will be at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31. A host of people are expected to be in attendance, including Mayor Scott Galvin, Chairman of Woburn’s Licensing Committee Paul Medeiros and other town officials, Waxy O’Connor’s owners and managers from Woburn, Lexington, Foxboro and Keene, NH, as well several special guests. Live Irish music and buffet to follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Waxy’s is run by General Manager Oscar Dirks, who lives in Stoneham and has 27 years managing restaurants locally. "Waxy’s is …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Mayors Against Illegal Guns sends a letter outlining steps for President Obama and Congressional leaders to take.
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin is among hundreds of mayors signing a letter that went to President Obama today, outlining an urgent gun control agenda they are asking him — and the U.S. Congress — to pursue. Here is the letter: Dear President Obama, On Friday, December 14th the entire nation watched as parents stood outside the Sandy Hook Elementary School and waited, desperately hoping to be reunited with their children. That moment will never end for the families of the 20 children and six adults who were murdered that day at the school. As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe. But too many of us have sat with mothers and fathers of children killed with guns. Twenty-four children enrolled in public schools in your …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Mayor Scott Galvin declared November Hospice Awareness Month.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The following text was provided by Mayor Scott Galvin's office: Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin, along with the Woburn Friends of VNA Hospice Care, pronounced November “Hospice Awareness Month” and encourages community members to increase their understanding and awareness of care at end of life and to discuss end of life planning with friends and family. “Hospice is not brink-of-death care intended for the last days of life only,” explains VNA Hospice Care Executive Director Diane Bergeron. “Hospice care is most effective for patients and families in the final months of life when families can take full advantage of the range of services hospice provides.” VNA Hospice Care is located in Woburn, Mass. and provides a variety of services, …
Friday, October 7, 2011
Mayor Scott Galvin is one of 23 mayors in favor of resort casinos in Massachusetts.
Mayor Scott Galvin added his name Thursday to a list of Massachusetts mayors who support resort-style casinos in the state. Galvin and 10 other mayors signed a letter supporting the gambling measure after a dozen of the state's mayors sent a letter in support last month. According to a press release issued Thursday morning, the letter urges the Senate to move forward with the legislation, arguing that it will "provide much needed revenue for [the mayors'] cities and towns across Massachusetts." For more information and a list of other mayors supporting resort-style casinos, read a copy of the press release below: -- Boston, MA- As the Massachusetts State Senate resumes debating a gaming bill this week that will create thousands of new …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Statement released this week.