Wednesday, December 26, 2012
See which stories topped the list during a busy year in Watertown.
1. After months of speculation that Walmart would build a store off Arsenal Street near the Square, Walmart officials announced in June that they were pulling out of town. The move was met with cheers from members of groups that arose to oppose the store coming to town. 2. The November election captured the attention of many in Watertown this year. Along with the Presidential vote, the race for the Senate seat was a biggie in town. Both candidates stopped by to meet voters. Elizabeth Warren waded through the crowd at Faire on the Square in September, and Scott Brown greeted supporters at Aegean Restaurant in late October. 3. One of the largest properties in Watertown will be sold. In December Athenahealth announced it has an agreement to…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Also this week, thieves steal the Christmas spirit, Globe honors WHS athletes and coach, and former resident arrested in connection to shooting.
The idea of having recycling collection on a weekly basis was rejected by a Town Council Subcommittee. See more information here. Watertown-native Eliza Dushku has a new project. She signed on to star in the television remake of "The Saint." See more here. A group of thieves stole a Christmas tree, a reindeer and more from the Oakley Country Club. Find out more by clicking here. The Boston Globe honored Watertown's field hockey co-captains and the Watertown boys' soccer coach by naming them to the All-Scholastic teams. Click here to find out more. A man who used to live in Watertown was arrested in connection to a home invasion and shooting in Waltham. See more details here.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Also this week, Gov. Patrick's cuts will impact Watertown, a Watertown man's photo won the Mass Audubon contest and man tries to trade fake marijuana for a TV.
Watertown Police caught a Waltham couple after they robbed the Citizens Bank branch inside the Stop & Shop on Pleasant Street on Monday. See how police caught them here. The Arsenal on the Charles may have a new owner as Athenahealth announced it plans to buy the 11-building complex from Harvard University. See more details here. Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans to make up a $540 million shortfall in this year's budget, and it will impact Watertown, but officials believe they can handle the cuts. See more information here. A photo taken by Watertown's Ken Lee won the grand prize in the Mass Audubon photo contest. See his photo here. Police arrested a Watertown man who tried to trade fake marijuana for a television set. See details here.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Also this week, Watertown Square lights up with holiday spirit, a shoplifter pulls scissors on store manager and Beacon School may seek legal action to prevent historic district.
Watertown residents will see their property tax bills rise next year after the Town Council approved the Fiscal 2013 tax levy and rates. See details here. A night out at 21 Nickels Grille and Tap got out of control and landed a pair of brothers in legal trouble after one hit the other with a beer glass. Watertown Square lit up with holiday lights this week during the first annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Watertown. Santa also made a special appearance. See photos from the event here. A store manager got a surprise when he chased a shoplifter out of his jewelry store in the Arsenal Mall. The suspect turned on him and pulled a pair of scissors on the manager. …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Thursday, November 29, 2012
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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Also this week, Watertown Police foil shoplifter, plans for cleaning up former Army site and holiday dinner for veterans.
The Watertown High School football team ended years of frustration by beating archrival Belmont on Thanksgiving Day. Read highlights and see images from the game here. Town Council President Mark Sideris said he wants to take steps to prevent a medical marijuana dispensary from opening in Watertown. Read the story and share your thoughts here. A shoplifter tried to steal sweaters and other items from Marshall's but he was caught by Watertown Police as he fled the Arsenal Mall. See where they caught the suspect. The first details of plans to clean up the former Army site on Greenough Boulevard were unveiled by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week. Plans include creating a new wetland and a recreation area. See more information here…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Also this week, a Town Councilor wants to have free Wi-Fi for residents, woman arrested for stealing car and the winter parking ban dates have been set.
The Presidential Election drew a huge numbers of Watertown voters. People voted on local races for state representative, state senate and Governor's Council, as well as local non-binding ballot measures. A Watertown man advertised on Craigslist that he would trade drugs to "party with a woman." He was arrested when he gave the drugs to an undercover police officer. Town Councilor Angeline Kounelis suggested that the town start a pilot program to explore offering free Wi-Fi to Watertown residents. What do you think about the idea? Watertown Police tracked down a woman who stole a car from Super Fitness, and used credit cards left inside the vehicle. She was arrested in Allston. The dates of the Watertown winter parking ban were announced…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Also this week, a thief stole two chalices from a church and the Raiders earn the top seed in the field hockey tournament.
Hurricane Sandy blew into town, causing damage by knocking over trees and taking out power to areas around Watertown. A few hairy moments occured during the storm, including the woman trapped in her apartment as a burning tree leaned on her home. An Allston man refused to leave Old Country Buffet after three hours, even though he had not ordered. Watertown Police were called and placed him under arrest. A thief went into St. James Armenian Church and took two silver chalices from behind the altar. Watertown High School's field hockey team continues to roll over the competition, and finished the regular season undefeated and earned top seed in the Div. 2 North state tournament.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Also this week, Town Council take step to protect Whitney Hill, Watertown's newest liquor store and man upset by price of pizza assaults police.
Sen. Scott Brown brought Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey to Watertown for a campaign stop during his re-election campaign against Democrat Elizabeth Warren. The Jersey governor called Brown a "problem solver." Watertown Police tracked down a couple who stole laptops from Best Buy in Watertown. The couple also is suspected in a string of similar thefts from around the Boston area. A Town Council subcommittee took the first step toward putting extra protection on the land on Whitney Hill. Part of the property is not currently designated park land, but instead belongs to the Department of Public Works. Meet the couple who started Watertown's newest wine and beer store, Arsenal Wine and Spirits. A man upset by the price of a …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Also this week, a Belmont man faces numerous a car break in charges, and the Licensing Board has questions about a storage shed at Donohue's Bar and Grill.
A school van driver who carried a student from Perkins School for the Blind to his home in Clinton faces kidnapping and drunken driving charges after he showed up hours late to drop the child off. The RMV said he did not have the proper license to drive students due and they denied his application because of a bad driving record and his criminal record. A 4.0 earthquake in Maine shook Watertown and the Boston area. While some felt the shock waves, others missed it completely. Here's why you might have missed it. An alert resident caught a man going through a car and chased him down.Watertown Police believe the suspect was behind numerous break insaround town. The Licensing Board has questions about a storage shed at Donohue's Bar and …