Wednesday, March 27, 2013
John Flaherty announced his candidacy for Woburn Mayor yesterday and will challenge Mayor Scott Galvin.
There is now a race for Woburn Mayor. As reported on Woburn Patch yesterday, Woburn resident John Flaherty announced his candidacy to run for the mayoral spot. "It is with great excitement that I announce my candidacy for the Mayor of our great City of Woburn," Flaherty said in the announcement. "As a lifelong resident, I would like to give back to the community that has helped me form a great family, business, and pride of being a Woburnite." Flaherty said in his announcement that he has dedicated his life to "family, volunteerism, philanthropy, and reaching out to those in need in Woburn." One donation Flaherty is well known for is the gift of $500,000 for the new veteran memorial on the city commons. In his announcement Flaherty touted …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin updates residents on the storm.
Though the snow has mostly stopped, the prohibition on automotive travel is still in effect today until further notice. In Woburn, Department of Public Works crews are working to clear the roads, starting with a focus on emergency access for public safety officials, a release from Mayor Scott Galvin States. The mayor also asks residents to be patient and, while waiting for the ban to lift and the plows to finish their work, to check on elderly neighbors. Full text from Galvin: "As of 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb.9, 2013, there is still a state of emergency ban that prohibits driving on any city or state street, except in cases of emergency. Travel by unauthorized personnel is strictly prohibited. Department of Public Works crews are focused on…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Since the Newtown school tragedy, 14 Massachusetts mayors have joined the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino hosted the Massachusetts delegation of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition today as they continued their push on Congress to enact national legislation that will decrease gun violence. Woburn Mayor Scott Galvin was one of the attendees at the delegation. “Earlier this week, I asked the City of Boston to stand with us on guns and say enough is enough,” said Menino at the Parkman House on Beacon Street. “As Mayors, we have a responsibility to our residents to do all we can to make our neighborhoods safer. Today, we’re calling on every community in Massachusetts to stand with us. We must keep the pressure on Congress to take swift action.” Menino praised the Massachusetts federal delegation for signing onto …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Mayor Scott D. Galvin presented the annual State of the City address Wednesday night. Read the complete speech here on Woburn Patch.
Thursday, January 3
The following is the complete State of the City address, as presented by Mayor Scott D. Galvin on Jan. 2, 2013: Good evening Honorable Members of the Woburn City Council, Woburn School Committee, City Board Members, Departments Heads, staff and guests. Thank you President Denaro, members of the City Council, Chairman Mulrenan and members of the School Committee, for the opportunity to present “The State of Our City” to your distinguished boards and to the citizens of Our fine City. As we begin the year 2013, I am pleased to report that we continue to solidify our financial position while still delivering the highest quality services to the residents of Woburn. We have managed to almost double our free cash over the past three fiscal …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Make sure to check in with today's column of news, events, history and more.
Here are five things you need to know today in Woburn: 1) Back to school! All right, kids, it's back to school time! You've had a week off to celebrate with friends and family, and now it's back to work. Pack up your books, throw on those fancy new duds from Santa, and get to school! (But, don't worry, you'll get a break next week. The next half-day is Jan. 11.) 2) State of the City Mayor Scott Galvin will be delivering the State of the City Address tonight at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. If you want to see the speech, head over to City Hall tonight. Then stick around for the regular City Council meeting. Public hearings are expected on special permit requests, as well as changing the zoning designation of the former …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Mayor Scott Galvin extends his thanks to the community in a letter to the editor.
The following is a letter to the editor from Mayor Scott Galvin's office: Thanks to all of the businesses, volunteers, musicians, and performers who helped make the 34th Annual Mayor’s Senior Appreciation Dinner another huge success, and an enjoyable Sunday afternoon for everyone. Special thanks to the Mayor’s Annual Senior Appreciation Dinner Committee, headed by Chairman Edward “Red” Reil. Thanks also to volunteers and coordinators including Keith Wells, Arthur Duffy and everyone at the Woburn Lodge of Elks, Woburn Rotary Club, Janet Dever, Anne Decubellis and the Woburn Middlesex Lions, Ollie and Dorothy Galante, Diane Mearls, Tucker Quinn, David Dunkley, Mark Donovan, Joe Elia, Jim McSweeney, Joanne Collins, Patti Meehan, Christine …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Mayor expected to give budget to City Council tonight.
"Five Things You Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. Let us know what you think of the feature in the comments section. Today is Wednesday, May 11. Here are five things you need to know: To find out what is going on today in Woburn, check out our events listings.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
After three hours of discussion Monday night, the City Council voted to leave the topic "in committee."
The Woburn Public Library expansion proposal is still on the City Council table, after three hours of discussion Monday night. Despite pleas from library supporters to allow the city to apply for the 2011 Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, the council voted 8-1 to leave the topic "in committee." By doing so, officials hope to pare down the $24 million expansion proposal. "If we can work it out to somewhere in the $15 million range, [it may work]," Mayor Scott Galvin said. "But we have to get to that number... I'm telling you right now, if we don't get to that, we can't submit a new plan." Galvin said Monday that if the project was scaled down to $15 million, the city could contribute to the project without having to ask the …
Monday, April 11, 2011
The city celebrated Earth Day with a large festival at Spence Farm Sunday.
There was sunshine, warm temperatures, food and fun at Spence Farm Sunday as the city celebrated Earth Day. The event featured a pony plop fundraiser, information on recycling, activities and crafts for children and green-living tips. The festival was preceded by the first-ever Be Well Woburn Youth Triathlon. There were so many children who wanted to take part in the event that participants were capped off, said Mayor Scott Galvin. The mayor said he hopes next year's triathlon will be bigger. Organizers were pleased with the turn-out, as well as the lovely spring weather at Spence Farm Sunday. To watch video coverage of the festival, click above. Also, click here to see photos of the day's events.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
A look back at the week in police news in Woburn.
From an arraignment in the murder trial of Woburn Police Officer Jack Maguire to an ATM found in a parking lot, these five stories and Police Log entries had people talking on our Facebook page and readers clicking links this week. Three men charged in connection with the killing of Woburn Police Officer John “Jack” Maguire were arraigned in Middlesex County Superior Court Wednesday. Arthur Cinelli, 50, of Newburyport, Scott Hanright, 19, of Wakefield and Kevin Dingwell, 41, of Wakefield were indicted on a series of charges related to the shooting death of Officer Maguire on Dec. 26. All three men plead not guilty in court. Cinelli and Hanright were held without bail, while Dingwell's bail was increased from $1,000 to $5,000. The defendant…