Festival on the Common

Festival Common

The annual Festival on the Common is coming up on November 28th and you are invited! Join your neighbors on the Common for great events and activities. The event is at downtown Woburn Square and it's completely free! There will also be a food court hosted by local groups.

The list of attractions is great and includes:


WPD Needs Crossing Guards

Crossing guard

The Woburn Police Department urgently needs crossing guards to serve on-call and permanent positions. The Woburn Police department will provide all equipment and training necessary.

There are several requirements for interested applicants:

-Must be 21 years of age or older
-Must have a valid driver's license
-Must physically be able to perform their duties for at least an hour under different weather conditions.
-Vision and hearing must be acceptable and can be assisted by appropriate aids.
-Should be flexible in assignments

Holiday House Tour Committee Meeting 11/2

The Holiday House Tour is nearing, and the planning committee is looking to increase participation and energy around the event. We received helpful feedback from the committee from last House Tour and we would love to put together another successful committee.  
The tour set for Sunday December 13. We have 5 houses secured for the tour, so ideally are looking for 3 more to round things out. We also have an fun new element to the tour, a post-tour wine tasting event. People can join that tasting event for a $45 ticket as opposed to the regular $25.
We would like to schedule a meeting for the evening of Monday Nov. 2 at New Horizons at Choate, 21 Warren Ave., to strategize about filling any remaining openings on the tour lineup, how to spread the word and other ideas for making it a great event. 

The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive

The Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2015. All donations will help stock the shelves at the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry. In the past, Letter Carriers have collected and delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Pantry.

We may not realize it, but every day we see people who need food assistance in order to adequately feed themselves and their families. They are in our schools, our churches, our workplaces, our neighborhoods and our community. Hundreds of our neighbors in Woburn rely on the Council of Social Concern’s Food Pantry when their circumstances leave them with nowhere else to turn. We are counting on your generosity once again to help keep our shelves stocked through the winter months. Hunger is a problem we can all do something about, so please join with your Woburn Letter Carriers to make the Henry Shaughnessy Memorial Food Drive an extremely successful event!

Know anyone graduating college this fall?


Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps is looking for a dedicated member to serve at our local office in Woburn.This would be a great opportunity for a recent college graduate or really anyone looking to gain practical experience in nonprofits and communications. The position receives a modest living stipend and educational reward.

We are currently looking for a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator who would have a number of important responsibilities. Generally speaking, the VOC position would:

-Recruit and organize volunteers for local causes
-Be a communications resource for local Woburn 
-Organize and build beneficial initiatives in Woburn

The ideal candidate will have had some college experience or experience working with non-profits, youth or communications. 

Click Here for a complete position description.  

Thank you!

Veteran's Day Parade and Ceremony 11/11

Navy Salute

The Veterans' Services for the city of Woburn will be organizing a parade and ceremony this November 11th.  The parade will start at Central Square at 10:15am and finish at Woburn Common by 11am.  The ceremony will immediately follow on the common and will honor and recognize all the families of those Killed in Action from Woburn.

A reserved area, with special seating, will be available on the common and a “Special Roll Call” of all of those Killed in Action will be read. There will be secured transportation for mobility impaired individuals. If you are in need of transportation, please contact our office in advance to make arrangements. All veterans, families and friends are asked to help  recognize these heroes with your attendance.

There also plenty of Veteran’s Day Week Activities to attend... Read More

Woburn local elections are being held Tuesday 11/3


Woburn local elections will be taking place November 3rd at select polling locations.  All polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. Click here to find your polling location. Also to note, all Woburn public schools will be closed on election day.

For sample ballots by ward, absentee voting (you can still register!), candidate information and ward maps, refer to this website:  Click here.


There will be a question on each ballot to determine Woburn's adoption of the Community Preservation Act, where voters will vote YES or NO on the question.  For a Woburn Advocate article discussing the question, including links to opinion pieces on both sides of the issue: Click Here. For the exact language of the question, click the above link for a sample ballot.

Remind your friends and family to vote; turnout in local elections drops every year, yet in many ways those elected to serve in local offices have the greatest impact on our daily lives.

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