Town Council Approves Ban of Plastic Bags in Watertown Town Hall – Beginning on July 1st of 2017, Watertown businesses will no longer be able use single-use plastic bags in their stores. The Town Council voted to pass the legislation with a vote of 8-0 at the most recent Town Council meeting. Councilor Ken Woodland, […]
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Patrick’s Pals Celebrates 20 Years of Raising Money for Fragile X Research Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School – At just 10 months old, the son of Watertown Weekly News anchor Jim Vershbow was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X is a genetic disorder that can lead to a range of developmental disorders, including autism. […]
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Watertown Community Members Presented with Spirit Awards Arsenal Park – The Watertown Youth Coalition recently held its 10th annual Community Spirit Award ceremony at Arsenal Park. The Watertown Youth Coalition is a group of residents, town officials, department heads and many others who strive to keep Watertown’s youth and family’s healthy. Photo by Dan Hogan […]
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School Committee Discusses Plans to Fix School Overcrowding Watertown High School – Concerns over Watertown School Officials’ plans to move Pre-K and Kindergarten classes to different locations around the district caused them to come up with another plan. This plan was unveiled at the latest School Committee meeting. Photo by Sam Dudley This new plan […]
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Patrick’s Pals Basketball Tournament Celebrating 20th Anniversary WCA-TV Studio – WCA-TV volunteer and Watertown Weekly News anchor Jim Vershbow has been organizing the Patrick’s Pals 3-on-3 basketball tournament for the past 20 years. The tournament raises money and awareness for Fragile X syndrome, a genetic condition that is the leading cause for a range of […]
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Historical Society Seeking Community Preservation Act in Watertown Watertown Free Public Library – Residents gathered earlier this week to hear presentations from the Historical Society of Watertown and local group “Invest in Watertown” about why Watertown should join over 150 other towns and cities in Massachusetts who are taking advantage of the Community Preservation Act […]
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Things to do in Watertown: Boston Rhythmic Boston Rhythmic – The sport of rhythmic gymnastics has come to Watertown. Boston Rhythmic, which is a spinoff of one of the largest gymnastics schools in New England, has opened a location off of pleasant street in Watertown. Located in the same plaza as Launch Trampoline Park, Boston […]
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Things to do in Watertown: Launch Trampoline Park Launch Watertown – Watertown is home to a number of businesses that offer fun and unique ways for people of all ages to get some exercise. Watertown’s very own trampoline park, Launch Watertown, is no exception. The 37,000-square-foot-facility has six different trampoline courts, including two dodgeball courts […]
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Local Mural Shows Best of Watertown TILL Inc – Toward Independent Living and Learning (TILL) is a organization that is nationally recognized as having the resources to support individuals of all ages with various intellectual disabilities, learning differences, mental health disorders, those on the autism spectrum, and having a range of other disabilities. Located on […]
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Veterans, Volunteers plant Flags for Memorial Day Ridgelawn Cemetery – Local Veterans and volunteers lent their time on Wednesday night to plant over 4,000 flags at deceased Veteran’s graves all across Watertown’s cemeteries. Residents met at Ridgelawn and St. Patrick’s cemeteries to carry on the tradition that marks the beginning of Watertown’s Memorial Day observances. […]
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