Thursday, February 7, 2013
Waltham firefighters transported the dog to an animal hospital.
UPDATE, 5:40 p.m.: Waltham Fire Captain Tim Pratt confirmed a dog was rescued from the river. Two firefighters used a boat to pluck the dog out of the river. The dog was taken to VESCONE animal hospital in Waltham for evaluation. --- Waltham firefighters have rescued a wayward dog from the Charles River, according to scanner reports. The dog had fallen through the ice behind NOVA Biomedical on Prospect Street, according to scanner reports. Waltham firefighters are transportating the dog to VESCONE animal hospital in Waltham for medical assistance, according to scanner reports. The dog's owner is on the scene. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for more information.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Check out these ways to cool your home without bursting your budget. Need a haircut? If you are not already following Waltham Patch on Facebook, click 'like.' Today's weather forecast -- 84 degrees and sunny. Here is your chance to help keep the Charles River healthy.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Volunteers are needed to pull invasive weeds from the river.
Want to help cleanup the Waltham and Newton portions of the Charles River? The Charles River Watershed Association and Charles River Canoe & Kayak in Newton are seeking volunteers to help pull invasive weeds from the river, according to the group. Volunteers are needed for the following dates: Saturday, July 14, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Saturday, July 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The invasive weeds hinder boating and deprive the river's wildlife of oxygen, according to the CRWA. Canoes, training and other equipment will be provided to volunteers, according to the CRWA. Local volunteer groups and other organizations will also be participating. Volunteers should meet at Charles …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The event starts at 9 a.m.
On Saturday, April 21, the state Department of Conservation and Receration will host its 6th annual Park Serve day, in part to clean up the Waltham part of the Charles River Walk. The event, held at various locations statewide, will have DCR staff and volunteers pick up litter and unwanted items from various state parks and beaches, according to the DCR's press release. The Waltham event starts at 9 a.m. behind the Shaw's on River Street and ends at 1 p.m. Sign up at the event Web site. More than 3,000 people volunteered at 53 parks last year. DCR staff will provide gloves and work gear, but participants can still bring their own gloves or hand tools. Participants are also enocuraged to put their name and phone number on any of their …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Voting ends at 9 a.m. on the best sporting goods store in Waltham. A dance class will be held at 8:15 p.m. a Waltham dance studio! A orchid sale will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Lyman Estate. Free tax prepartion will be available at 10 a.m. at the Charles River Public Internet Center. The Skellig will hold an 80s night at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The race will be held at the end of the month.
The Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race is coming soon! The race, which runs through Newton, Waltham and Watertown among other local communities, starts on Sunday, April 29, with participants paddling various lengths, according to the Charles River Watershed Association's Web site. The CRWA is hosting the race. The race also runs through Dedham, Needham, and Wellesley and is intended to highlight recent improvement on the river. Participants will race in 6, 9, 19 and 24-mile lengths, starting at various points. For additional details on the routes and starting points, see the PDF in the photo box to the right. Registrations fees vary, so see the other attached PDF for additional information. Volunteers are still needed. For more …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The death is not suspicious, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
Monday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.: Per policy, the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office declined to release the identity of the the deceased man. However, they did say he is 58-years-old. UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Authorities have confirmed that a man's body was found in the Charles River. The death is not suspicious. "No foul play is suspected," said Jessica Venezia Pastore, director of communications for the Middlesex District Attorney's Office. There is no identification on the body yet, she said, and next of kin will be notified first once there is. ~~~~~ UPDATE, 2:03 p.m.: A diver is suiting up to go into the water, according to Waltham Patch editor Ryan Grannan-Doll, who is on the scene. Waltham Police, Mass. State Police and possibly a …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
The group working to preserve the Charles River received the award at a ceremony in Australia.
The following announcement was released by the International RiverFoundation: International RiverFoundation awarded the Charles River Watershed Association the 2011 Thiess International Riverprize, for excellence in river management. The award was presented at the Riverprize Gala Dinner in Brisbane, Australia. The $350,000 Thiess International Riverprize is divided between the winner and finalists, and is the most prestigious river prize in the world. Under the direction of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA), the Charles River has made a remarkable recovery from the 1950s when sewage and paint were discharged into the river. The Charles River now boasts better river health after the implementation of sustainable river …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
No shortage of things to do in the city.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Through the good weather and bad, Waltham has certainly not lacked summer activities this year. From circus performances to nature events to creating the city's history, Waltham has played host to events for all ages. It hosted the Circus Smirkus performances, the depositing of shad fry larvae into the Waltham portion of the Charles River and the Mass. Memories Road Show.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Discover a Hidden Gem in Waltham that you may have driven by and never known it existed. Or maybe you have not visited this interesting spot in years. So take a little trip with Patch...we’ll show you the way.
We all know the Charles River runs through Waltham, but what you may not be aware of is that it has a beautiful path to run, walk or bicycle. Check out our photos of the walkway.