Special Report: School Committee Approves Remote Learning to Begin School Year Zoom – On Thursday, August 6th, the Watertown School Committee unanimously approved Superintendent Dr. Dede Galdstson’s recommendation to begin the school year remotely, and gradually phase in in-person classes. The first day of school will be September 22nd, and some elementary school students could […]
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New Dockless Bicycle Sharing Program Launched in Watertown, Electric Scooters Still Possible Watertown Square – Blue Bikes, the popular bicycle sharing company with approximately 400 hubs around the Greater Boston area, is launching seven of these docks in Watertown. Watertown Weekly News spoke with transportation Planner Laura Weiner about these bikes, and the possibility of […]
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Candlelight Vigil Held Alongside Watertown Police to Honor Victims of Racial Injustice Watertown Square – On the evening of July 28th, members of Watertown’s Kingian Response team held a candlelight vigil in Watertown Square in memory of all those who have been killed by actions of racial bigotry and injustice. The Watertown Police Department participated […]
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From Grocery Shopping to iPad Donations, Watertown Mutual Aid Program a Success Zoom – In April, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network established the Watertown Mutual Aid Program. This program is funded by the Watertown Community Foundation, and connects residents who need some assistance getting through the pandemic with residents who can offer help. Over […]
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Cannabis Retailer on Watertown Line Approved by Cambridge Planning Board Cambridge – The Cambridge Planning Board approved a special permit on Tuesday, July 21 for a cannabis retailer located just steps away from the Watertown line. The proposed location at 701-703 Mt. Auburn Street sits next to Star Market and across from Mt. Auburn was […]
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A Year After Grease Fire, Watertown Japanese Restaurant Reopens New Ginza – In May of 2019, a grease fire ignited in the kitchen of the popular Japanese and sushi restaurant New Ginza, located on Galen Street in Watertown. Heavy damage was caused to the interior of the restaurant, closing its doors ever since. In recent […]
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Health Director Seeing “Downward Trend” in Face Covering Compliance in Watertown Zoom – The Watertown Board of Health convened on Wednesday, July 15th to provide an update on COViD-19 numbers in Watertown and how people have been responding to the emergency face covering ordinance. Check Out the Video! Produced by Max Faber, Videographer July 16, […]
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School Reopening Scenarios Discussed by School Committee Zoom – The Watertown School Committee held a meeting on July 13th. During the meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dede Galdston outlined how school administrators are preparing for the coming school year. Check Out the Video! Produced by Brin Dota, Videographer July 16, 2020 Back to Watertown Weekly […]
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New Watertown Square Banners Tell Stories of Students’ Migration Watertown – The next time you travel through Watertown Square take a few minutes to admire the colorful new banners hanging on poles throughout the square. They were the brainstorm of local graphic designer Carole Katz and feature works developed by students from the Hosmer School […]
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Watertown’s Own Ben & Jerry’s is Now Open for Business at Arsenal Yards Arsenal Yards – A world-famous ice cream has recently opened its doors at Arsenal yards in Watertown. Ben & Jerry’s is the latest business to open at the new mixed-use development, located right next to the Majestic movie theater and CityWorks Eatery […]
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