SCI Serving Up Some “Beat Soup” This Friday at Citizens Park

 

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series continues with the second concert this Friday, July 11, featuring Beat Soup. The concert runs from 7-9 p.m. in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Michael de la Maza.

Together since the early 1990’s and a Boston Globe Pick of the Week, Beat Soup has been compared to Bim Skala Bim, Madness, Elvis Costello and The Specials. Their original music is inspired by British Invasion Pop, 2Tone Ska, and bands like Talking Heads and even The B52s! The 8–piece dance band features the classic sax-trombone-trumpet horn section on Caribbean and Rock Beats.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

Traces of the Trade

The Sundance nominated documentary film, "Traces of the Trade" will air on PBS/POV (Channel 44) Sunday, June 29th at 9:00 p.m. SCI Board Chair and 2008 SCI Idealist Award Winner Dain Perry and his family created the film about coming to terms with their family legacy involving the slave trade. Dain and his wife Constance tour the country using the film to prompt conversations about racial reconciliation.

FILM SYNOPSIS

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North is a unique and disturbing journey of discovery into the history and "living consequences" of one of the United States' most shameful episodes — slavery. In this bicentennial year of the U.S. abolition of the slave trade, one might think the tragedy of African slavery in the Americas has been exhaustively told. Katrina Browne thought the same, until she discovered that her slave-trading ancestors from Rhode Island were not an aberration. Rather, they were just the most prominent actors in the North's vast complicity in slavery, buried in myths of Northern innocence.

Woburn Residents Gather for Free Concert

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series kicked off its sixth year Friday with Iyeoka Okoawo and The Funk Tribe. This first concert was sponsored by Woburn Mall/KGI Properties. Although showers had been in the forecast and rain fell, the sky cleared and the sun came out in time for the concert, and the weather was perfect for an outdoors performance.

Audience members were treated to Iyeoka and the Funk Tribe’s various styles of music and warm interaction with the crowd. The Boston-based band blended poetry with jazz, blues, gospel, and hip-hop, showcasing its members’ many talents throughout the evening, as well as encouraging audience members to dance.

This is the sixth year that the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series will entertain Woburn residents. The concerts are a great way to enjoy summer nights with your fellow community members, and at the great location also a chance to shop and have dinner in Woburn Center.

The next Concert will be on July 11th, featuring the ska band Beat Soup. For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors click here.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series is coordinated by Social Capital Inc. (SCI), Woburn Residents’ Environmental Network (WREN) (www.GoWREN.org), and the Woburn Redevelopment Authority.

Iyeoka Okoawo Kicks Off the Citizens Park Summer Concert Series

The Citizens Park Summer Concert Series kicks off this Friday, June 20, with Iyeoka Okoawo and her band The Funk Tribe. The concert runs from 7:00-9:00 PM in Citizens Park, located on Main Street (Route 38) across from the Common. This concert is sponsored by Woburn Mall/KGI Properties.

Boston-based Nigerian-American performing artist and award winning poet Iyeoka Okoawo is at the forefront of creating a new artistic genre that gracefully interweaves spoken word poetry with jazz, blues, gospel and neo-soul influenced song.

Bring your family, friends and lawn chairs to Citizens Park to enjoy free concerts every other Friday throughout the summer. With generous support from local businesses, the Concert Series is free to the public.

For a full schedule including dates, band line-up, and sponsors, please click here.

Becoming a Woburn Police Officer

Woburn Police DepartmentCITY OF WOBURN
POLICE DEPARTMENT

HOW TO BECOME A
WOBURN POLICE OFFICER


 

HOW TO APPLY

The City of Woburn Police Department is a Civil Service Police Department . Therefore, all persons interested in a position with the Department must apply through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Human Resources Division (HRD). Entry level municipal police officer examinations are held every two years.

Those interested in taking the Civil Service Entrance Examination can apply on line at http://www.mass.gov/hrd/csintro.htm. Applications and information about eligibility requirements, application fees, and the examination process are also available at the Human Resources Division, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108-1515 or by calling the Examination Hot-Line at (617) 878-9895 or toll-free at 1-800-392-6178.

Commonwealth Corps RFP Available

The RFP for the new Commonwealth Corps has been released, and there will be information sessions about the program next week. The mission of the Commonwealth Corps is to engage Massachusetts residents of all ages and backgrounds in direct service to rebuild communities and address unmet community needs. The Corps will provide opportunities for skill building and leadership development and will encourage and enhance a lifelong civic vocation for Corps members. Corps members will provide direct service, build capacity, and recruit, organize and mobilize additional volunteers, thus building a grassroots movement of volunteers dedicated to service. Nonprofit organizations and public entities are encouraged to apply to become Corps sponsors and host a team of 3 to 15 Corps members.

For more information, visit the Commonwealth Corps pages at mass.gov.

The Governor's Youth Council

Governor Deval Patrick
The Governor's Statewide Youth Council is one part of Governor Patrick's commitment to engaging all citizens of the Commonwealth in their communities and their government. The Youth Council initiative will encourage and motivate young people to be involved in their communities and to participate in problem solving through assuming leadership and planning roles. Once established, the Youth Council will focus on the Governor's priorities of education, economic development, civic engagement, and community outreach, advising the Governor as representatives of all Massachusetts young people.

Selection of the council will be by application, which is available at www.mass.gov/governor/youthcouncil. The deadline is May 30, 2008. A selection committee will review the applications and select the 28 members, who will then be notified via mail.

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