Historic Watertown: Tyler Bigelow House Riverside Street – Built in 1806 on Riverside Street and designated as a Watertown Landmark in 2011, the Tyler Bigelow House is yet another piece of this community’s storied history. The house was purchased by Tyler Bigelow, a prominent lawyer and leading citizen in the Watertown community in the early […]
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Park & Pedal Initiative Comes to The Arsenal Project The Arsenal Project – Workers commuting to Boston, Cambridge, and other cities can now park their cars in Watertown and ride their bikes the rest of the way to work. The “Park & Pedal” initiative, which launched in summer of 2015 in multiple cities in the […]
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Watertown Library Uses Solar Energy to Charge Cell Phones Watertown Free Public Library – The Watertown Free Public Library’s Makerspace, HATCH, has unveiled its newest piece of innovative technology that will help people who need a little extra juice in their phones. Using the power of solar energy, people passing by the library will have […]
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Watertown Celebrates Annual Greek Festival Taxiarchae/Archangels Greek Orthodox Church – Residents of Watertown were treated to a range of food, music, dancing, and more that the Greek culture offers during the the three-day Grecian Festival held from June 24th-26th on the east end. In addition to celebrating Greek culture with food and dancing, attendees were […]
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Meet the Watertown Community Foundation’s New Executive Director WCA-TV Studio – At the beginning of June, the Watertown Community Foundation named Jennie Bass as its new Executive Director, taking over for Michael Schade who stepped down over the summer. The WCF is a 501(c)(3) public foundation that works to build and sustain a vibrant, close-knit […]
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Historic Watertown: Abraham Browne House 562 Main St – Constructed between 1694 and 1701 for a farming family, Browne House contains rare surviving architectural features from the late seventeenth century. In a near ruinous state when it was acquired by Historic New England founder William Sumner Appleton in 1919, the house was painstakingly restored in […]
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Watertown Walks and Goes Purple in Support of Alzheimer’s Victory Field – Monday, June 20th was the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. Each year on the Summer Solstice, people all around the country observe “The Longest Day,” which honors those who have or are affected by Alzheimer’s or dementia. Lifelong Watertown […]
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Historic Watertown: The Plumbing Museum The Plumbing Museum – Right here in Watertown, you can follow the fascinating progression of plumbing through the centuries at The Plumbing Museum, where exhibits include artifacts from the 19th century, evolving plumbing systems, and diagrams of various plumbing technologies. Photo by Dan Hogan Originally founded in Worcester in 1979, […]
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Watertown Police Collect 50 Firearms in First Gun Buyback First Parish Church, Watertown – Watertown Police and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office collected 50 guns on Saturday in Watertown, including an AR-15 assault rifle. The initiative is part of the “Safer Homes, Safer Communities” initiative taking place in Watertown, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and Belmont throughout the […]
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Watertown Residents Simulate Having Alzheimer’s, Dementia The Residence at Watertown Square – Residents and community leaders were shown what it might be like to live with alzheimer’s or dementia in a simulation event held on Monday. In observance of “The Longest Day,” which honors those who are affected by alzheimer’s or dementia, participants were invited […]
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