Sunday, June 9, 2013
Events that occurred over the past week in Watertown.
Watertown High School's Class of 2013 graduation heads indoors due to a tropical storm. Shirley Lundberg, director of academics for Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, was named the next Watertown High School Headmaster. A Watertown Bar was closed and its owners ordered to pay a huge fine for stealing from a disabled relative to purchase the pub. Town Council tells the Watertown School system that they can not provide the money to hire new teachers right now. An open Letter to the Watertown Town Council and School Committee regarding the Cunniff School. The Arsenal Center for the Arts announced it would be merging with thne Watertown Children’s Theatre. The final section of a community path between Watertown/…
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 …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Also this week, Watertown skater performs at First Night celebration and man caught trying to steal DVDs.
A worker in a Mt. Auburn Street left her desk for a few minutes and came back to discover that someone stole her Mac laptop. Watertown's Ross Miner will compete at the US Figure Skating Nationals later this month, but he welcomed the new year at the First Night Skating Spectacular on Boston's Frog Pond. A mattress fire at a home on Howard Street was caused by a faulty space heater. Security at Best Buy caught a man trying to steal DVDs from the store. He allegedly put three movies down his pants. Residents can come learn about proposed changes and renovations of Casey Park, including an outdoor street/ice hockey rink and improvements to the little league baseball field.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Also this week, company receives big defense contract, man arrested for stealing pickup truck and a mattress fire.
A man working at Victoria's Secret faces larceny charges after running a scam to sell items below cost. Mt. Auburn Street sandwich shop Maximo's Takeout closed its doors, reported blogger Renee Hirschberg. The restaurant had a number of fans, and appeared in local media outlets, including the Boston Phoenix. Watertown-based Arsenal Medical received a multi-million federal contract to develop a product that will help save soldiers suffering internal bleeding on the battlefield. State Police stopped a man suspected of stealing a pickup truck out of the driveway of a Watertown home. He was stopped in Harvard, Mass., and will face charges in Watertown. Watertown Firefighters doused a fire that started on a mattress in the bedroom of a home …
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. …