News Archive

Review of Fill off Maple Street
Sunday, March 17

The panel discussion on Thursday March 14th brought up the issue of an estimated 40,000 cu yards of fill off maple street in Stoneham. This fill was left by former leasers of the land that are still using the land.  Senator Katherine Clark joined Shelly MacNeil, John Warren and the Stoneham Greenway committee in viewing the issue. Thank you all for spending your Sunday to help drive the Greenway forward.

Meet the Board of Selectman Candidates 
Thursday, March 14, 7 PM

Over 20 people turned out to hear the panel discussion with Frank Vallarelli, Shelly MacNeil and John Warren. Thank you for your participation and good luck in the election.  (John DePinto could not make it and declined to make a statement)  The session was recorded. Come back soon to check if videos are posted. 

The Stoneham Bike/Greenway Committee Elects New Officers 

Elections were held in January 2013 for a new slate of officers for the Stoneham Bikeway/Greenway Committee at their January Meeting. The new officers are Anthony Wilson, Chairman; Mark Warren, Vice-chair; Dolly Wilson, Secretary.The out-going Chair of the committee, Cameron Bain, was named Chairman emeritus.  Thank you Cameron for many years of dedication to the Greenway.


Greenway receives TIP Funding for 2015!

We are very excited that the TriCimmunityGreenway is on the 2013-2016 TIP.

After many years of languishing, the Greenway plans are at a 75% design phase and being submitted for final approval by the state. The Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization voted to approve funding in the fiscal 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program [TIP], which includes construction of Tri-Community Bikeway in fiscal year 2015. The project would be funded with $4.3 million in federal money and $1.1 million in state money.

See the budget at:
Public Comment on TIP Funding!!!
May 14, 2012
The Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), voted April 19 to release for public comment a draft FY2013 – 2016 TIP (Transportation Improvement Program -- their list of approved projects) that puts the Greenway in the top tier of projects, which means $5,429,110 in funding for construction of the Tri-Community Greenway in FY2015!
The official public comment period ends at 5 pm on May 31st. We need as many people to write in in support as possible to write in support. The full TIP document 2013-2015 Draft TIP is available here. (We're on page 50). We should have a sample letter of support up in the next few days, but any expression of support is welcome. Thanks!
The MPO is planning to take action on the TIP at its meeting scheduled for June 28, 2012. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM in conference rooms 2 and 3 of the State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, in Boston. Members of the public are invited to attend. Comments will be accepted in writing at the address below before the close of the public comment periods and at the meeting. Letters should be addressed to:
David J. Mohler, Chair
Boston Region MPO
10 Park Plaza, Suite 2150
Boston, MA 02116
Or you can email the MPO at or fill out a form on the website. A template letter is available to give you ideals of what to say.

There will also be a public information meeting in Melrose on
Tuesday, May 15
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Melrose City Hall, Aldermanic Chamber (1st Floor)
• 562 Main Street, Melrose
• Accessible by MBTA bus Routes 106, 131, 132, 136, and 137

Proposed bikeway through Winchester, Stoneham and Woburn nears design completion
July 25, 2011 - Wicked Local
Developing a bike trail is a long, uphill slog through easements and right-of-way disagreements — but for residents committed to the Tri-Community Bikeway and Greenway though Winchester, Stoneham and Woburn, the finish line after years of hard work may be in sight.

Greenway Clean Up
October 15, 2011
Thank you for to all that came out. After rain all week, it was a beautiful day. We cleaned the trail from Williams St. to Montvale Ave. in Stoneham. Check back, photos will be posted soon.

A Walk in the Park!!
October 21, 2011
Bring your friends, family and comfortable shoes to learn the route and discover what a great resource this is for the Town! You can experience what the Greenway will be like, and see the site the future nature park along the route.

The walk will start at 9 am at Recreation Field in Stoneham and go to the Woburn town line.

Sturdy footwear and long pants are recommended. The walk will take approximately two hours.

The right-of-way is overgrown in many spots, especially between Main Street and Montvale Avenue and from Montvale Avenue to the town line, and walkers should take care. Families should note that strollers will have difficulty on the South side of Montvale Avenue, and may not be able to navigate that part of the walk.

For more information, contact us at

Town Day
September 17, 2011
What a day. The sun was shining and the crowd was enjoying their day. We appreciate that more than 200 people took time out to see our both to learn more about the Greenway.