Sunday, September 4, 2011
Catch up on the week's headlines.
This week, ok Sunday, saw Hurricane Irene blow through causing minor damage to Waltham. Waltham officials vented their frustration with a proposal to route trucks carrying hazardous materials through the city. A Waltham man was busted for doing a drug deal while police were observing him. City Councillor Robert Logan demonstrated the power of Twitter during bad weather by live tweeting during Hurricane Irene.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Trash pick-up day not delayed.
Confused about how to get rid of that post-Hurricane Irene debris? Here is the answer — put it outside on the sidewalk on your regular trash pick-up day, according to the Director of Consolidated Public Works Michael Chiasson. Trash pick-up days have not been delayed, he said. If your pick-up day was this past Monday, Chiasson said, then you should put your trash and debris out on Tuesday, Sept. 6. If you can, cut the debris into smaller pieces. Doing so will helps crews dispose of them more quickly, Chiassons said. “It's going to take us a week or two to get everything,” he said.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Join the conversation.
During Hurricane Irene, little information was available from public officials, except for Waltham City Councillor Robert Logan, who live tweeted storm developments. Given that, tell how do you think Waltham city government should upate the public during storms?
Monday, August 29, 2011
A roundup of the region's experience with and response to Hurricane Irene.
Check out your local Patch site for information about Hurricane Irene as it relates specifically to your town. A sampling of articles and images featured in today's PatchCast is below.
Waltham resident spent the night in without power as Hurricane Irene struck the city.
Imagine yourself in the dark at home with a nervous dog and as a hurricane looms over your apartment. That is exactly what Flannery O’Brien went through yesterday as Hurricane Irene struck Waltham. Flannery O'Brien, a resident of the Windsor Village complex on Lexington Street, lost power yesterday at 11 a.m. leaving herself and her dog, Munchie, poking around their apartment in the dark. For O'Brien, who still lacked power when she left for work this morning at 8 a.m., the circumstance is trying. O'Brien, who suffers from Type 1 diabetes, had to bring her insulin to work to refrigerate because her home refrigerator lost power. “Stuff like [that] is a little but more nerve-racking when you don’t have electricity,” Not having a usable frig …
Here are some savings tips and specials to check out in Waltham and Watertown.
Team Super Fitness at 36 Arsenal St. in Watertown, is offering a free one month gym trial. You can stay in shape this fall, as the trial includes access to all equipment, programs and group exercise classes. You also have the opportunity to enter to win a free one year membership. Hannaford Supermarket at 836 Main St. in Waltham makes it easy to get deals on the grocery items you want. Browse their Web site, create an account and get coupons for desired items. Then stop by their 55 Russell St. location in Waltham for your shopping. Anthony’s Florist at 50 North Beacon St. in Watertown offers many gifts under $35. Gifts include the Citrus Burst Bouquet and the Simply Cheerful Mixed Rose Bouquet. BJ’s at 66 Seyon St. in Waltham has several …
Start the work week with some helpful hints.
1. If you still don't have power at home, call your local utility. NStar: 1-800-592-2000. National Grid: 1-800-233-5325 2. If you sustained damage to your home, call your insurance company. 3. If you see debris down in the road, call the Waltham Consolidated Department of Public Works at 781-314-3800. 4. If you have photos of storm damage and conditions, post them to Patch. 5. Today's weather forecast — Sunny and 80 degrees, and no hurricane. 6. The MBTA will be resuming service today. Check MBTA.com for the latest updates.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Check here for the latest updates on the storm.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene is set to soak the suburban Boston area this weekend, with devastating storm surges, high winds and a lot of rain. But, while the storm rages, we've got you covered with live updates using our Cover it Live feed. Flip through for live posts, and jump in at any point to add comments of your own on what you are experiencing as the hurricane hits.
Share your photos and video clips of the storm.
Irene is predicted to be the biggest storm to roll through the Merrimack Valley in many years and you can be a part of the Tewksbury Patch coverage of the event. We want to see your photos and video clips from the storm. Now, to be clear, we are not asking anyone to go out into the storm and risnk their health. But you can get an excellent view of what is going on in your neighborhood from your own front porch. Sharing your video clips and photos is easy. You can either upload them directly to this story or you can email them to me at email@example.com Be safe and enjoy welcome Irene to the neighborhood!
See what's coming next week on Patch.
Patch will start's its back-to-school coverage. We will also have coverage of a public hearing on a proposal to truck hazardous-materials through Waltham. We will also bring you another edition of Watch City History, our column on Waltham history. That's not all, we will have more. Patch is always cooking up good news!