City of Woburn

Woburn is rising to the challenge when it comes to fighting the childhood obesity epidemic. In February, the Intrepid Keystone Club at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn won a grant to create a youth-led initiative to educate young people in Woburn about the importance of active, healthy lifestyles, while also creating opportunities for youth to be active in their daily lives. For more on this initiative, click here.

Now, the city is doing its part to promote healthy lifestyles for children. Woburn recently received a wellness grant of $8,700 from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council as part of the Middlesex Community Transformation Grant to promote safe walking for school children. 

Woburn will use this grant to work with the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School Program to look at the walking conditions at five local schools: Altavesta Elementary School, the Goodyear School, the Linscott-Rumford Elementary School, Clyde Reeves Elementary School and Joyce Middle School. 

The idea behind this wellness grant is that if the children in the community have safer walking routes to school, healthier and more active lifestyles will be encouraged and there will be less instances of childhood obesity. 

The Safe Routes to School program will also help the schools develop educational and promotional tools to encourage walking and biking as healthy transportation options. 

Woburn City Seal

There will be a public hearing tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. at the Joyce Middle School Auditorium on a proposal to move polling locations out of elementary schools & consolidate polling locations. Background documents from the ad hoc committee handling the issue can be found on the City of Woburn website.

Brickyard Fall Concert Series

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Sat, 09/15/2012 - 12:00pm

Brickyard Fall Concert Series

On September 15, from Noon until 11 PM the Brickyard in Woburn will be hosting its Fall Concert Series at the Jack Marlowe Park, 371 Main Street in Woburn.

There will be entertainment and concessions at the event, with admission price of  $5 (children under 12 admitted free).  A portion of the ticket price is to benefit the Woburn Public Library. 

The Library Trustees will hold a drawing for two gift cards - $250.00 and $500.00.

Come volunteer at the City of Woburn Soccer Shack!  Volunteers are needed every Saturday for the soccer season.  Volunteers are essential to keep the shack up and running for the players and keep fees low for the parents.  You get to pick which Saturday and the shift! To volunteer, email soceershack@gmail.com the date that you would like to volunteer and the shift that you are interested in.  Shifts are: 10am-12pm, 11am-1pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-3:30pm.

American Flag

The Friends of Woburn Veterans is looking for names of those who have fought for our country to include on the new monument being erected in the Common.  If you or a family member served in the armed forces during a time period of war, please consider adding to this new memorial.  It is estimated that there will be 13,000- 15,000 names on this new monument, which will include veterans from the Revolutionary War all the way to Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Applications for adding a name to the new monument can be picked up at the Woburn Public Library, the Veterans Office, or online at the City of Woburn’s website, cityofwoburn.com.