Thursday, November 3, 2011
Vincent O'Connell created a group to help the blind prepare to live and work in their communities.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The following release was sent out by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind: Watertown resident Vincent O’Connell was honored Nov. 2 at the Annual Meeting of MAB Community Services, a Massachusetts nonprofit, for his work in the 1970s training a group of adult men with disabilities to leave state institutions and live in the community. Pioneers in the process of de-institutionalization in Massachusetts, MAB (the Massachusetts Association for the Blind) partnered with the Walter E. Fernald State School in 1973 to create a residence for eight men who were blind and developmentally disabled. For some, it was the first time they had lived in the community; the first time they had a room of their own; the first time they had experienced …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Watertown's 5-0 win at Melrose earned head coach Eileen Donahue her 500th victory on Friday.
With the their 5-0 win over host Melrose, Watertown's field hockey players gave their coach her 500th win, Friday. Eileen Donohue now has a record of 500-30-45, and her teams have won 22 Middlesex League championships, 18 MIAA Division 2 North Section championships and 11 state championships, including the last two. The Raiders are now 17-0-1 and wait to find out who they will play in the MIAA Div. 2 State Field Hockey Tournament. The field will be announced Monday.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Daniel Roderick worked on some interesting and at the time classified projects, including developing a nuclear shell.
Daniel Roderick had an rare look at what happened inside the Watertown Arsenal when it housed a military testing facility, having worked on several projects, including classified research into making a nuclear shell. The 90-year-old Billerica man worked his first day at the Watertown Arsenal during World War II and after a stint in the U.S. Army, he worked at the military test facility for more than 35 years. On Monday, he visited the historic Edmund Fowle House and donated some items to the Watertown Historical Society. During his time at the Arsenal, Roderick said, incredible items were developed, for both military and other uses. One project that many in the area were not aware of at the time was work on creating a nuclear shell that …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Occupy Boston site near South Station in Boston is worth visiting, to experience it firsthand.
Whether or not one agrees with the Occupy Boston protest going on right now, one thing seems clear: the people who are camping out in a tiny park across from South Station and the Federal Reserve building are going to be getting pretty cold very soon. At least that's the thought I had a couple of weeks ago, while unpacking my winter clothing. And then another thought came: Why not visit Occupy Boston, to see what it's like, and at the same time drop off some stuff I've kept for years but still never use, like extra sweaters and scarves, old woolen socks, clean but worn flannel sheets. As one of those who demonstrated against the Vietnam War and the misuses of power it came to represent, I feel like I can understand the Occupy Boston …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Watertown Youth Soccer squad defeated the Panthers from Marlborough, 3-0.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
This release was sent out by Watertown Youth Soccer's Under-9 Rays: The Rays’ hard work paid off Oct. 16 as they defeated Marlborough Panthers 3-0 at Arsenal Field. Goalkeepers Ramon Sara and Jamie Durant both made some great saves to preserve the shut out. Marlborough started the game well, but the defense soaked up the pressure and slowly Rays started to control the game after 10 minutes. Striker Patrick Donohue made an early chance count with a goal, from an assist by Tyler Timperio. Midway through the first half, striker Robbie Iannetta scored the second goal as Rays continued to control the game and show some fantastic passing. Late in the first half Iannetta hit the back of the net again, with a spectacular free kick into the top …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
A sampling of homes purchased in Waltham and Watertown this week.
54 Bruce Road, Waltham List Price: $339,000 Sold Price: $330,000 Sold Date: Oct. 6, 2011 Living Area: 1,188 sq. ft. Rooms: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 full 45 Wheelock Road, Waltham List Price: $249,000 Sold Price: $250,000 Sold Date: Oct. 5, 2011 Living Area: 960 sq. ft. Rooms: 4 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 full 46-48 Howard St., Waltham (two units) List Price: $415,000 Sold Price: $405,900 Sold Date: Oct. 3, 2011 Living Area: 2,825 sq. ft. Rooms: 9 Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 3 full 114 Riverside St., Watertown List Price: $505,000 Sold Price: $549,950 Sold Date: Sept. 30, 2011 Living Area: 1,710 sq. ft. Rooms: 4.5 Bedrooms: 3 Baths: 1 full, 1 half. 4 Hosmer St., Watertown List Price: $280,000 Sold Price: $299,000 Sold Date: Oct. 7, 2011 …
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Day for Billy O'Brien on Oct. 8 will raise money for the Boys & Girls Club 5K Road Race.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 21 Nickels Grille and Tap will remember Billy O'Brien and raise money to help one of his favorite causes – the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. O'Brien died 7 years ago of an aortic aneurysm at the age of 28. He was a talented golfer, who played for Fairfield University, and was involved in the Watertown Community, said Sean Gavin, co-owner of 21 Nickels. "Every year we do something to honor Billy," Gavin said. "He was really involved in the Boys and Girls Club, so we used to do a golf tournament. A lot of his friends are not golfers, so we try to include as many people as we can, so we are having an event." Those who come to 21 Nickels (21 Nichols Ave.) on Oct. 8 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and donates to the Boys & Girls Club …
State officials marked the end of the first phase of construction of the path linking the Charles River path with the Minuteman Bikeway.
State officials joined Watertown politicians and officials celebrated the end of the first phase of work on a bicycle and pedestrian path from the Charles River trail to the Minuteman Bikeway on Sept. 28. The project is in keeping with the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to maintaining and enhancing a statewide system of greenways and recreational trails in urban areas, according to a release from the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). The DCR plans to construct regional connections from the Charles River trail to the Minuteman Bikeway, the Alewife Greenway, and the Mystic River Reservation. A stretch of the bike path, stretching from Arsenal Street at School Street to Arlington Street at Grove Street, has already…
The three winners were chosen by a panel of judges at the annual Faire.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Faire on the Square organizer sent out the following announcement: Wondering what happened at this year’s annual Faire on the Square Best Apple Pie Baker Contest, held on Sept. 24 in Town Hall? Well, here is the big wooden spoon scoop. The event was emceed by Retired Veterans’ Service Officer, Bob Erickson, assisted by the hostess-of-the-mostest, Irene Frain and the esteemed judges were: Mary B. Ryan of Bromfield Street, Peggy Anderson of York Avenue and representing the U.S. Marine Corps, Veteran Randy Kenny of Morrison Road. Eight bakers entered this year’s contest with their prized-recipe apple pies. Some pies arrived to the event hot – just out of the oven. The bakers’ names were not included on the pies to insure impartiality of …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Some of the books written by novelists, journalists, and illustrators who live or lived in Watertown.
Since 2009, the History Room in the Watertown Free Public Library has featured several hundred books by authors connected with Watertown. Flip through the photo gallery to see their work.