Friday, April 19, 2013
The lockdown is over, but frequent police patrols are planned in town.
Police lifted the lockdown order in Watertown and the Boston area, Friday evening following Friday morning's shoootout, but police ask residents to remain on the lookout for the remaining Boston Marathon Bombing suspect. Now that you have the freedom to get out of the house and roam the town, what will you do this weekend? Do the increased police patrols in town make you feel safe with the bombing suspect on the loose? Share your stories, thoughts and photos on Patch. 3:06 p.m. - A Boylston Street resident tells Patch Police SWAT teams have been going door to door in the neighborhood. She saw a big armored vehicle come down the road, and it parked a few houses away. SWAT members with their shields in front of them went to neighbors' …
Friday, December 28, 2012
See the best images that appeared on Patch this year.
Choosing just five photos from all of 2012 proved a tough task. Watertown had a year full of whacky weather, sports highlights and other notable events. Here are the best of the year from Watertown Patch. If you have some photos from 2012 you would like to share, feel free to add them to the gallery by hitting the "Upload Photos and Videos" button below the photo gallery.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Watertown sports and Mother Nature provided many photo ops this year.
Watertown provided plenty of picturesque photo opportunties in 2011, and here are just a handful of the best.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The second part of our look at the memorials and sculptural tributes in Watertown.
We pass them almost every day, often without knowing that they even exist, much less what they commemorate or celebrate. But there's a reason these grand and elemental stones and bronze plaques exist.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Watertown's first community garden put on a gala opening last Sunday at 103 Nichols Ave.
Watertown residents now have a place to raise vegetables and plant flowers with the opening of Watertown Gardens. The community garden, located at 103 Nichols Ave., came about through the collaboration of local organizations: Trees for Watertown, Watertown Community Foundation, Boston Tree Party and Watertown Citizens for Environmental Safety and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts’ Life Together program, through the Church of the Good Shepherd in Watertown. For more information about getting a plot in the garden, go to the community garden's website.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Last Saturday there were three big rummage sales in Watertown--within a few blocks of each other.
We visited rummage sales at the First Parish, Senior Center, and Historical Society last weekend, checking out who was volunteering at them and what they were offering to bargain-hunters. The bargains continue Saturday, May 14 with the Town Wide Yard Sale, at various spots around town.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We take a look at birding in Mount Auburn Cemetery – one of the most popular spring bird-watching sites in the country.
There aren't images of birds here – warblers, rose-breasted grosbeaks, orioles, and others that arrive each May – just pictures of bird-watching. You can see professional-quality photos of birds in Mount Auburn Cemetery on their Flickr website. If you do try bird-watching in the cemetery, remember that it's also a place of remembrance and contemplation.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
It's the season when even a modest front yard can become a showpiece of color.
This week we took a gander at some front yards in full bloom. Each was as different in character as the people who we assume cultivate them. (And we also caught some places that were colorful in other ways.)
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Something a bit different this week. We're posting images from all around town – and letting you guess what they are and where they are. Answers are included.
See if you recognize where these photos were taken around Watertown. None of them has been rotated or otherwise manipulated, except for cropping. In some cases the "where" is more important than the "what." The correct answer for each image appears with the following image.