Sunday, February 3, 2013
Also this week, home foreclosures went down in 2012, town home to two of top places to work and a woman's wallet was stolen and her credit cards were used.
A Watertown man received a prison sentence of more than three years for stealing more than $1 million from his former employer. Read more here. Watertown ice skater Ross Miner used a quad jump to earn second place in the U.S. Figure Skating Nationals. See more here. Foreclosures were down in Watertown in 2012, but the news is not all good. See more details by clicking here. According to a national survey, Watertown is home to two of the top 150 places to work in America. Find out more by clicking here. A woman found out how quickly someone can use a stolen credit card after leaving her wallet on the counter at Marshall's. See more here.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Also this week, bad week for garbage trucks, MLK Day speaker urges focus on human rights and residents oppose changes proposed for park.
A man walking down Arsenal Street was attacked by two men and his iPhone was stolen. Gov. Patrick stopped by Perkins School for the Blind, where he read from his book to the school's Elder Book Group. Garbage trucks had a bad week around Watertown. First one caught on fire, then another one struck a pole in Watertown Square and caused major traffic problems. Robert Lewis Jr., the keynote speaker at this year's Unity Breakfast on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, asked Watertown residents to think beyond Civil Rights and work to improve Human Rights. Some residents who live near the park behind the new Police Station complained that the park will be ruined by new features planned for the park, including a hard court area.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Also this week, Charles River improvements lack state funds, man tried to pay court fees with counterfeit cash and Eliza Dushku talks about social justice in Uganda.
A man was attacked by two strangers as he walked down Main Street. He told police he did not get a good look at his attackers because they pulled his hood over his head. Developers of proposed condo complex on Pleasant Street must redraw their building. Neighbors oppose the project, and say a redesign won't fix it. Watertown officials want to rejuvinate as section of the bank of the Charles River, but found out that the state would not have the funding this year for the project. They have not given up hope of getting the money, however. A Watertown man found himself in legal hot water at the Brighton Court House when he tried to pay court fees with counterfeit cash. Eliza Dushku and her mother, Judy, will be speaking about social …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Also this week, Joe Kennedy III marriage suit made in Watertown, road work may be delayed and foreign language could be coming to the elementary schools.
School security has been a priority for the Watertown schools — both before and after the Connecticut school shootings, school officials say. Read more about how the town schools prepare for emergencies. The flu has hit Watertown, and the whole region, hard this year but the town Health Department still has some shots available for those looking to get vaccinated. See how to get your shot here. When Joe Kennedy III walked down the aisle last month, he wore a suit custom made for him in Watertown. See more here. A plan to start road repairs in town by April may have hit a road block. The work may still be able to start earlier than in 2012, when it began in September. Watertown's elementary school students may soon have the chance to …