Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The concert will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, via the Robin Hood Foundation.
Some of the biggest names in music take the stage at Madison Square Garden for the live 12-12-12 concert for Sandy relief. While thousands of people fill the arena, billions are watching live on a variety of screens worldwide. The concert is streaming live on television networks, movie theater screens and on the Internet, including right here on Patch. The pre-event coverage begins at 4:00 p.m. EST and the concert is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 p.m. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who, and Paul McCartney, with other artists to be announced. Every penny sold from ticket sales will go …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Help install bat houses around the Waltham Fields Community Farm with the Waltham Land Trust and Girl Scouts!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Patch is giving readers with an easy way to help the towns affected by Superstorm Sandy as they build and recover. For every tweet that includes the #PatchRebuilds hashtag, Patch will donate $1 to AmeriCares Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts, up to $125,000. Click here to tweet your support for Sandy communities. Your gift will help AmeriCares respond to Superstorm Sandy with medical and humanitarian aid, grants, and programs to help support survivors across the country. Be sure to follow @WalthamPatch on Twitter, and get tweeting!
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian is organizing efforts to improve support programs for corrections officers.
Corrections officers face many dangers in their work environment, but none may be more serious than the stresses they endure from years of working in such an extreme setting. To improve the health and wellness of corrections officers nationwide, the Middlesex County Sheriff's Office is launching a campaign to better support officers who feel the heavy burden of their jobs. One part of the effort will be a conference to share ways to assist corrections officers facing mental or physical job-related stresses, according to the Sheriff's Office. The conference will host experts from across the country to discuss the causes and consequences stemming from a prison work environment. The Sheriff's office, in partnership with the National Sheriff…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Waltham Animal Control now has another to identify animals.
Waltham Animal Control now has the ability to identify lost animals by scanning microchips implanted in their body. The Massachusetts Animal Coalition has donated a microchip scanner to the city that can be used to scan and identify lost animals as long as they have the chip inside of them, according to a MAC press release. “I am very grateful for the generosity of Hopkinton Drug and MAC. This will definitely help me do the important work I do,” said Waltham Animal Control Officer Deanna Gualtieri in a statement. Hopkington Drug partly paid for the scanner through donations. Microchips have been used in animals for several years and provide a unique identification number, according to the release. The donation comes as a new state law …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Waltham Police are asking for help in returning the dog to its owner.
Waltham Police are asking the public for help in returning a lost dog recovered in Waltham to its owner. The dog was found on Villa Street, according to the police Twitter feed. Anybody with information can call 781-314-3600.
Monday, October 1, 2012
Help showcase people who are doing great things in your community with our new feature, Count Us In.
Your neighbor who volunteers at the library, your child’s bus driver, and the Little League coach in your community may not seem to have much in common at first glance. But Patch’s new initiative, Count Us In, aspires to bring together all Good Samaritans by highlighting residents who are exemplary at making your community a more positive place. Partnering with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), Count Us In aims to illustrate HPHC's values. They believe that “amazing things happen when people work together” and that is why we want to share stories about just that. If you know someone who exemplifies being a good neighbor, volunteer or teacher—or someone who has simply helped the community in an inspiring way—please tell us about it in the…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The festival will be held at the Waltham Public Library on Main Street.
The Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival is coming to the city on Saturday, Sept. 29 to the Waltham Public Library. The festival will run from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. and the rain date is Sept. 30. REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is sponsoring the event. Food, games and prizes are just some of the planned activities as well as opportunities to meet your neighbors. The festival is free. For more information, see the festival's Facebook page and check out hte PDF in the phot box to the right.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Firefighter retiring after 37 years with the Waltham Fire Department.
After 37 years of service, Waltham Fire Lt. William MacDonald is retiring on Sept. 25. MacDonald, the most senior member of the department and a fourth generation Waltham firefighter, will wrap up his tenure with a tour of duty on Engine 8 at the Trapelo Road station , according to a fire department press release. One week into after becoming a firefighter in 1975, MacDonald fought his what the department called his most memorable fire at the Storer Estate, a 26-room mansion on the grounds of the Paine Estate. MacDonald and other firefighters wre dispatched to a report of a brush fire but quickly found the mansion was on fire. The memory of another fire still sticks with him -- a Williams street fire in which two children died, according…