Sunday, August 12, 2012
Miss a Waltham headline this week? Catch up with our weekly news roundup!
A Level 3 sex offender was busted in Waltham for allegedly violating his probation. Release conditions for Waltham Police Chief Thomas LaCroix were eased. Parking concerns were raised over a proposed burrito shop in Waltham. Blue-Green algae bloom was detected in the Waltham portion of the Charles River. Be aware -- don't touch the water!
Friday, August 10, 2012
Blue-green algae, which can be dangerous to humans, has been found in the Waltham portion of the Charles River.
A public health advisory warning residents to avoid contact with blue-green algae bloom in the Waltham part of the Charles River has been extended to Waltham. According to the Charles River Watershed Association, the Massachusttes Department of Public Health's advisory has been extended from the Charles River Canoe & Kakak business in Newton to the Moody Street dam in Waltham. The river remains open to boating but residents should avoid touching the water, according to the CRWA. Samples taken near the Newton location are not at a dangerous level but additional samples are being taken.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A public health advisory has been issued for an area of the Charles River in Newton.
Blue-Green algae bloom, a potentially toxic threat to anybody who touches it, has been detected in the Waltham, Weston and Newton portions of the Charles River, according to the Charles River Watershead Association. Specifically, the CRWA has issuesd a public advisory for the area of Charles River Kayak & Canoe on the river in Newton, according to the CRWA. "The advisory does not close the river to boating, but the public should be aware of the problem and minimize contact with the water," the CRWA website reads. Testing to date indicates the toxin levels are not a cause for great concern, according to the CRWA. For more information on Blue-Green algae, visit the CRWA website.