Friday, December 21, 2012
Also this week, a Best Buy customer allegedly paid for his merchandise with fake money.
The following arrest information was supplied by the Watertown Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction. Arrests (source: Police Lt. Michael Lawn/police logs) Dec. 11: At around 9:18 a.m., police responded to a report of an erratic driver on Mount Auburn Street near Adams Avenue, according to Watertown Police Lt. Michael Lawn. Witnesses told police the car, a Mercedes SUV, had been driving on the wrong side of the road and had hit a curb. Officers found the car with a flat tire and identified the driver. They detected alcohol on his breath before performing a field sobriety test. The suspect failed the test. Albert Essaim, 45, of Cambridge, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (second offense). …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Waltham Police had been searching for a man involved in an armed home invasion on Dec. 7.
UPDATED, 3:55 p.m. with more information from the Waltham Police Department: Waltham Police have charged Andre Laventure, 26, of Manchster, NH, formerly of Watertown, and Cameron Fournier, 24, of 25 Rack Rd., Chelmsford with crimes in connection with an armed home invasion on Dec. 8. Laventure faces the following charges: two counts of kidnapping, three counts of attempted murder, carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a home and home invasion. Fournier faces the following charges: home invasion and assault and battery. Police say both men entered 243 Lake St. at 11:30 p.m. and started a fight with three people inside. Laventure brandished a handgun and held the individuals against their will as …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As an incentive, Craigs Kempo Karate is giving away a month of free classes.
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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Craigs Kempo Karate Academy of Watertown announced it is getting into the holiday spirit by giving away 1 month of FREE Karate classes to anyone (ages 5 and up) who brings in a new unwrapped toy to benefit Toys For Tots. We will be accepting toys at our Academy, located at 80 School Street, Watertown, from 4-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru December 15. If you have any questions please call Anita Craig at 617-924-9888 or visit our website at craigskempo.com.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The club honored those who have run theses local establishments for what they have given back to Watertown residents.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The following information was provided by the Watertown Rotary Club: At a recent meeting of the Watertown Rotary Club, Tony Russo, President of A. Russo & Sons Inc. and Duke Carvalho and Arthur Rodrigues of Dunkin Donuts were honored for their commitment and generosity to the Watertown Community. Mike DelRose, chairman of this event introduced the recipients: Tony Russo began his education in the family business that was founded by his grandfather, Antonio Russo, more than 75 years ago when he was only five years old. He learned every facet of the business from the ground up. The business was previously located on Lexington Street before moving to its new and expanded facility on Pleasant Street. From its inception, Russo’s was committed …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Msgr. Robert P. Deeley who grew up in Belmont named by Pope Benedict XVI.
Msgr. Robert Deeley, who grew up in Belmont and attended mass and school at Watertown's Sacred Heart Parish, was named today, Nov. 9, by Pope Benedict XVI as an Auxiliary Bishop of Boston, according to BostonCatholic.com, the website of the Archdiocese of Boston. “I am humbled by the Holy Father’s confidence in me by appointing me to the episcopacy," said Deeley at a press conference today in Boston. "Cardinal Seán kindly provided me the opportunity last year to return home to Boston and be of service to the Archdiocese," he said. Seán Cardinal O’Malley will ordain Bishop-elect Deeley to the episcopacy on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Born in Cambridge, Deeley grew up in Belmont as the fourth of five …
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Workers from the Woburn and Danvers stores replaced the ceilings as a thank you for hosting Operation American Soldier.
Workers from the Woburn and Danvers Lowe's stores showed up at the Marine Corps League Shutt Detachment Thursday morning to lend a helping hand, because the league houses an organization that sends care packages to troops overseas. Operation American Soldier sends hundreds of care packages to servicemen and women, and their base of operations is the basement of the Marine Corps League, on Mt. Auburn Street. Wendy Rocca, who founded Operation American Soldier with her husband John, said the crew from Lowe's showed up bright and early. "These guys are amazing," Rocca said. Along with ceiling tiles, Lowe's donated a storage shed, which will likely be used to store supplies for Operation American Soldier. The supplies are worth around $2,500, …
Friday, November 11, 2011
Service men and women need to have time to adjust, Marilyn Devaney said at the Watertown Veterans Day Ceremony.
Americans need to welcome back the men and women who are serving in the military, said Marilyn Devaney at Friday’s Veterans Day ceremony. At the same time, people have to be sympathetic to what these servicemen and women have gone through and how they adjust to being back home. Devaney, a member of the Governor's Council, gave the keynote address at the Watertown Veterans Day ceremony held at the held at the AMVETS Post 41 hall. The transition out of the service can be difficult, Devaney said. “You cannot expect a soldier to return home (from war) to just ‘snap out of it,’” Devaney said. “They need to be welcomed back into the community one-by-one.” On this Veterans Day, Devaney remembered a friend who passed away recently, a man who …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The fall foliage is late, but Monday's sunny day brought out the colors of the trees in town.
Trees around Watertown are filled with bright yellows, reds and oranges this week, as the fall foliage finally makes an appearance in town.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I've found lots of friends I haven't seen in years, including many who I grew up with in Watertown.
I had always resisted signing up for Facebook because I figured it would end up taking up too much of my time. I finally relented and went on board after a couple of my cousins who I never see requested that I sign up. I thought it would give me a better opportunity to stay in touch with them, and it did. It turned out I was also right about it taking up too much of my time, but I'm still glad I signed up because it has enabled me to catch up with a number of folks I hadn't seen or talked to in years. The wonderful thing about Facebook is being able to stay in touch with people I've known from different times and places in my life. I have Facebook friends from high school, college, church, a longtime workplace, political activity, and my …
All three accused will appear in court next month.
While the cases of three defendants involved in a recent marijuana-growing bust were continued until December, one of them is asking for access to his alleged growing warehouse. During a pre-trial hearing at Waltham District Court this morning, former Watertown Town Councilman Thomas “Gus” Bailey, 49, through his attorney, asked for permission to visit the 269 Lexington St. warehouse in Waltham where authorities say he and two other men were growing pot. Attorney Kevin Mahoney, who is representing Bailey, requested that Bailey be allowed into the warehouse to document any damage caused by police when they raided the site last month. Mahoney said his client also wants to take photographs and lockup the building if it not already secured. …