Friday, June 14, 2013
Water levels at the Moody Street dam were high on Friday.
Waltham officials are monitoring the Moody Street dam after water seeped through the area surrounding the dam. Waltham Mayor Jeannette McCarthy, during a tour of the dam area on Friday, told Waltham Patch the city would watch the structure. McCarthy walked the area with a Water/Sewer official after a constituent called to report a possible leak. "Right now, it looks fine," McCarthy said, noting the water level had receded about 4 inches. "Naturally, we're going to watch it." The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, which oversees the dam, plans to inspect the area soon, according to spokesman S.J. Port. McCarthy and city officials took note of small amounts of water seeping through rocks next to the side of the dam …
Monday, May 6, 2013
See how your fellow Walthamites fared in the race.
The 3rd annual Moody Street 5k drew a large crowd and tons of fun on Sunday, May 5. The road race, part of a larger race series in Waltham, kicked off at 12 p.m. with runners starting and finishing at the Moody Street bridge. The race is a fundraiser for local charities. Check out the video of the race and the results here.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Wings Over's previous proposal for a Waltham location failed.
Wings Over, whose prior attempt to open a location in Waltham failed, is planning to open a new spot on Moody Street, according to city officials. Wings Over, a regional chain, is planning to buy the existing Wings Express location at 464 Moody St. and open its own Wings Over eatery, according to City Councillor Robert Logan and License Commission administrative assistant Darlene Wansiewicz. Wings Over has applied for a common victualler license to serve food for the Moody Street location, Wansiewicz said. A public hearing for the request has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on April 23 at the Arthur J. Clark Government Center at 119 School St. in December 2011, Wings Over withdrew its proposal to open a location at 110-112 Lexington St. after …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
The development would bring more residences and shops to the Moody Street area in Waltham.
A developer has proposed a new shopping and residential complex at the intersection of Main and Moody Streets, which the City Council's Ordinance and Rules Committee has taken under review. To get a better idea of how it would look, check out the presentation above. The visuals are meant to give residents an idea of how it would look and are not considered final renderings.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Main Street in Watertown was closed off for several blocks while the fire was fought.
Update 12:15 a.m. Firefighters doused the flames that struck a commercial block at 313 Main Street after more than two hours Tuesday, but the cause of the fire has not been determined, Watertown Fire Chief Mario Orangio said. "Its tough to tell (how it started) because the roof collapsed," said Orangio, who celebrated his ninth anniversary as chief on Tuesday. Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office will look at the building to help determine the cause, Orangio said. One firefighter went to hospital after suffering a shoulder injury, Orangio said. "There was an explosion that knocked the hats off a couple firefighters," Orangio said. "They were heading in (when the explosion occurred) and one guy got knocked down." The …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Traffic Commission recently approved installation of several new bikes lanes in Waltham.
Bikes lanes are coming to two major Waltham roads. The Traffic Commission, at its Dec. 19 meeting, approved bike lanes and signs for Totten Pond Road and Winter Street. It also approved shared lanes (different from dedicated bike lanes) for South Street and Beaver Street along with appropriate signs. The Commission also approved shared lanes for South and Beaver Street with accompanying signs. The Commission, however, rejected proposals for bike lanes on Moody Street, Main Street and Bacon Street, according to the meeting’s minutes. Traffic Commission Chairman Frank Lombardo told Waltham Patch that none of the new lanes would be installed until sometime in the spring. The decision comes after several Waltham residents recently proposed …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Reported to be among the bidders at today's auction for the bankrupt pizza places: both ex-workers (+ their lawyer) and ex-managers.
The attorney who represents ex-employees in a class-action lawsuit is among the bidders at today's auction for 10 Upper Crust locations. The pizza chain went under in October, with, says the Boston Herald, debt of $3-4 million. The Herald writes: The company sought bankruptcy protection after it defaulted on bank loans, the U.S. Labor Department forced it to pay $342,000 in back wages to 121 employees, and several lawsuits were filed against it. Some of those same employees, along with their lawyer, are among bidders for the bankrupt company, according to the Boston Globe. The Globe quotes attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, who represents workers in their suit, as saying: The plan is for employees to have ownership shares, and we are very …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Miss a Waltham headline this week? Catch up with the best headlines of the week.
The city is looking into expanding its use of social media to communicate with residents. A Newton teen accused of killing a Waltham man caught a break in his potential sentence. A new restaurant on Moody Street opened. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is reportedly under consideration to become the Secretary of Defense.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local restauranteurs worry about eatery viability on Moody Street.
Some Waltham restauranteurs are expressing concern over a recent string of restaurant closings on Moody Street, according to the Boston Globe. Several Moody Street restaurant owners told the Globe they were worried about the eatery turnover rate on Moody Street area in the wake of Boca Restaurant & Bar closing along with Sadie's Saloon and Upper Crust. Tempo Bistro owner Erin Barnicle told the Globe it was worrisome to watch the three places close, but Waltham's License Commission Chairman Wayne Brasco told the newspaper the turnover rate has always been higher than in other towns as independently-owned restaurants come and go. Those eateries, he said, don't have well-financed companies to keep them afloat. In total, eight restaurants …
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.