The Town of Woburn Massachusetts


Woburn is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, located nine miles north of Boston. Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River, and was officially incorporated in 1642. Woburn got its name from Woburn, Bedfordshire, in England. Capt. Edward Johnson is regarded as the father of Woburn. He served as the first town clerk, represented the town in the Massachusetts General Court, made the first map of Massachusetts and wrote the first history of the colony.

Important events in Woburn’s history include: construction of Gershom Flagg’s tannery (1668), opening of the Middlesex Canal (1803), establishment of Thompson’s tannery at Cummingsville (1823), commencement of operation of the Boston and Lowell Railroad (1835), founding of the Woburn Sentinel newspaper (1839), opening of the first membership library (1840), the start of operation of the telegraph (1867), opening of the public library (1879),  introduction of the telephone (1882) and electric lights (1885), incorporation of the city (1888), opening of Route 128 (1951) , closing of the Rail depot (1962), the move of the Massachusetts Rifle Association (America’s oldest active gun club) to Woburn (1876).

Points of interest include the 1790 House, Baldwin House, Benjamin Thompson House, Winn Memorial Library and Woburn Memorial High School. MBTA bus routes run through Woburn along its main roads.


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J. Butler Property Management, LLC. : Woburn, Massachusetts

As mentioned elsewhere on this website, property managers are typically on the front lines of lease negotiations. Office tenants often ask for first right of refusal to expand into adjacent space. When a prospective tenant is interested in the adjacent vacant space, the landlord must first offer the space to the existing tenant. This provision should designate the space covered by the first right of refusal. The tenant may be given a specific time during the lease term, say the first two years of the lease, to exercise this right and may be given just one opportunity to exercise the right. The tenant should have a short period (usually between two to five days) to notify the landlord as to whether it will lease the space and, if so, a lease should be executed within seven days or less. There should be no \"give away\" lease provisions during negotiations. Each must be analyzed for its impact on the property and then skillfully negotiated. Skillful lease negotiation is one area in which good managers enhance the values of the properties they manage. But the trend among many owners recently has been to reduce staffing levels while hiring cheaper, inexperienced, minimally qualified property managers. This can only be because these owners don\'t really believe or understand that good management creates value. This is unfortunate, in view of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Experienced, well-trained managers do much more than collect rent, prepare budgets and make sure the HVAC system is working.