Saturday, March 26, 2011
Current Selectmen Clerk Phil Shapiro is running unopposed for reelection this year.
Editor’s Note: The following article is part of a series profiling several incumbents on various boards running for reelection this year. Like all boards and committees with open slots in the 2011 Town Election, the race for a seat on the Westwood Board of Selectmen is unopposed this year, with three-year incumbent Phil Shapiro running for reelection. In addition to his three years serving with the Selectmen, Shapiro has also been the Vice President for Finance/CFO at Babson College for five years. For 12 years, he ran the Boston office of Standard and Poor’s, where he did bond ratings of cities, states, colleges and hospitals. He was also the first employee and CFO of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) working on the …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The article in question related to an eminent domain taking of two parcels of land at Westwood Station.
A Warrant Article relating to Westwood Station that the Board of Selectmen thought would potentially be brought before Town Meeting in May was dropped Monday night. The article involved the taking of two parcels of land in the Westwood Station area by eminent domain that were necessary for the construction of certain ramps and roadways. Those areas include a ramp off the southbound side of Rte. 128/I-95 to Blue Hill Drive, and a portion of the proposed Westwood Station Boulevard. "Right now, there isn't enough material reason to keep it on the warrant," said Economic Development Officer Chris McKeown Monday at the Westwood Board of Selectmen meeting, which was followed by a public hearing of the Westwood Finance Commission. "I think there'…
Monday, March 21, 2011
A Board of Selectmen meeting and a public hearing will be held tonight.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Originally planned to go before Town Meeting, the adoption of a Stretch Energy Code was dropped from the 2011 Warrant Articles Tuesday night.
Despite several months of discussion on how adopting a Stretch Energy Code could bring environmental and financial benefits for the Town of Westwood, the matter will not be presented as a warrant article at Town Meeting on May 2, as was originally planned. The notion of adopting the Stretch Code - a component of the Massachusetts Building Energy code - has been ongoing for months, from an information session held in October, to a recent presentation of the what the code entails at a Westwood Finance Commission Public Hearing. But in the end, it was decided that the best move would be to hold the matter for discussion this time next year. "We have decided to drop the Warrant Article for Town Meeting due to concerns over Westwood Station," …