Stoneham Clean Up Day July 19th 2014:
Construction of the Greenway is around the corner! Come out and help clean up a small section behind the Stoneham Central school. Over the years this section has collected trash and we can clean up our town with a little work. Join us between 9am and 11am to help out. We will meet at the Central school parking lot - 35 Pomeworth St, Stoneham.
Separate Greenway Maintenance Fund Clears Legislature:
The unanimous vote of the Stoneham Town Meeting in October 2013 to petition the state legislature to allow the town to create a special account for monies raised to maintain the Greenway has paid off. Both parts of the state legislature passed the bill and Governor Patrick has signed it. (Why towns have to do this, we don't know, but they do.)
This means that the money earmarked for maintaining the Greenway in Stoneham after it is built (that came from leasing parts of the Railroad ROW to abutting businesses) will no longer be mixed in the general fund for the Town of Stoneham, but will be separated out into its own account. Thanks to State Senator Jason Lewis (formerly Rep. Lewis) and former State Senator (now US Rep.) Katherine Clark for aid with the Bill. Senator Lewis was instrumental in shepherding the bill through both the Mass House and the Senate and his office staff were incredibly patient with our questions about details and progress. Thank you!!!
Interactive Map of the 75% Greenway Design
Do you want to know where the trail goes, what business it will go by and how easy it will be to use? The plans page of this site has an interactive Google map that allows you to zoom in and look around at the details.
The Tri-Community Greenway, will bring open recreational space to Stoneham, Woburn and Winchester. The Stoneham portion will be located on a right of way of the Stoneham Branch of the Boston & Lowell (later the Boston & Maine and MBTA) railroad, which stopped passenger service in 1958. This linear park will create a place to bike, walk and enjoy nature in the heart of our community.