Citizens Park story in Boston Globe

An article in today's Boston Globe discusses recent vandalism of the Citizens Park waterfall. Although with a negative lead, the article gives a lot of background on the Park and its origins. An excerpt:

WOBURN -- With its gently rushing waterfall and inviting benches, Citizens Park is a landscaped jewel where a vacant lot once stood. Since it opened in 2003, the park has drawn a steady flow of morning coffee-drinkers, lunchtime contemplators, and passersby pausing for a moment of reflection or conversation while going about their business downtown. This year, though, it has ...

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WorldFest Featured in Woburn Advocate

WorldFest Woburn was featured in the Woburn Advocate on June 21, 2007. An excerpt of the story is below, featuring a quote from yours truly.

“People were so willing to do outreach, going out to talk to strangers,” Sances said. “They were talking to restaurant owners, asking them to be involved. And it was successful. At this point we’re going to have at least 25 tables aside from musical performances.”

There's lots more. Click here to read the entire article by Megg Crook.

Impact Woburn

In the past year SCI Woburn, in collaboration with several community partners, through a Healthy Communities Grant has developed an assessment of needs and assets, surveyed the community, ran focus groups and held public meetings to find out where the needs of the community are.

Globe Story on Woburn Library Upgrades

Panel to study upgrading Woburn library

WOBURN -- As a result of a recent meeting with the Board of Library Trustees, Mayor Thomas L. McLaughlin this week established a committee to explore renovation and expansion of the city's library, which was built in 1879 and has not been renovated since.

WorldFest Woburn - Performance Schedule Released!

The performance schedule for WorldFest Woburn has been released! Click here for more info.

Abutters Like Plan for Bikeway

The recent Woburn Loop Bikeway Greenway Advisory Comittee meeting served as a good wrap-up for the work done over the past year on the project.  The project engineer, John Shevlin, and landscape architect, Pam Shadley, walked through an overview of the design concept plan.  We'll post images from the meeting soon.

This article, "Abutters Like $1.6 Million Plan for Bikeway", from last week's Woburn Advocate provides a good summary of the discussion from the meeting.

Bikeway Meeting Tonight

As mentioned on the project homepage, tonight's meeting will review an overall concept plan for the bikeway/greenway.  One of the project ideas that has generated interesting discussion is to locate an old train engine somewhere on the path.  The picture above is the engineer's rendering of what that might look like.

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