Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Here is part of the answer about what is going on with a favorite local sandwich shop.
You may have noticed Mimi's Roast Beef & Seafood appears to have been out of business for a least a week. On several occasions, Waltham Patch has noticed it has not been open during regular business hours. The City of Waltham has placed a tax lien on the building, according to Tax Collector Thomas Magno. Magno, however, said that does not stop the shop from operating. On March 19, the city placed a tax lien on the building for non-payment of property taxes, according to Magno. In total, Mimi's owes $1,529 in 2012 taxes. Of that figure, $1,433 is the actual tax liability. Mimi's also owes $75 in penalties and $35 in interest. Magno said his office had notified the building's owner in writing four times, but nas not heard back. Waltham Patch…
Friday, May 10, 2013
The baby remains in stable condition at Children's Hospital in Boston.
A 21-month old child was hospitalized today, Friday, May 10 after she was found unconcious in a pool at a Waltham home, according to Waltham Police. The incident occurred at around 4:59 p.m. when one of the baby's parents found the child in an in-ground pool at 11 Baldwin Rd., according to Waltham Police Lt. Brian Lambert. The parent resuscitated the child, Lambert said. The baby was taken to Children's Hospital in Boston after Waltham firefighters, police and Cataldo ambulance crews all responded to the scene, according to Lambert. The baby remains in stable condition, Lambert said. Lambert said the incident appears to have been an accident.
Monday, May 6, 2013
What was originally thought to be a working fire at an elderly housing facility, turned out to be a lot less.
What was originally reported as a working fire on Sunday, May 5, turned out to be a much smaller deal. On Sunday, May 5, firefighters responded to the home at 125 Pine St. in Waltham and eventually discovered an ember from a fire pit had jumped onto the side of a house, according to Waltham Fire Lt. Scott Perry. Perry said the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection prohibits fire pits in densely populated areas such as Waltham. The homeowner or tenant doused the ember but not before it melted a small portion of siding, Perry said. Waltham Patch originally reported the incident as a "working fire" (which is more serious that what actually occurred) at an elderly housing facility.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Waltham Fire states fire involving "elderly housing."
The Waltham Fire Department is fighting a "working fire" at 125 Pine St. at the intersection of Elm Street which the department is calling an "Elderly housing fire." Updated, May 6: The fire was not at an elderly housing facility. See Monday story for details.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Authorities expect to be clear from the scene soon.
Commuter rail trains to and from the Waltham station are experiencing 45-60 delays due to a "police investigation," according to the MBTA website posted at 5:04 p.m. According to the MBTA Police, a train on Fitchburg-South Acton line struck and killed a male tresspasser near mile marker 24 at around 3:55 p.m. Transit Police are investigating the incident. Specifically, trains 468 inbound and 467 outbound are delayed. First responders should be clear form the scene soon, according to an MBTA spokesman.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Beer, wings and slam dunks! It's tournament time -- here's where to catch all the games.
Wednesday, March 20
Don't have enough TV screens to keep up with your March Madness bracket? There are plenty of viewing options in and around Waltham. Stadium Sports Bar & Grill John Brewer's Shopper's Cafe Too busy to stop by your favorite local sports joint? Download the March Madness Live App to watch on the go from your mobile device. Where are you watching March Madness this year? Tell us in the comments!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Recent notices about home inspections in Waltham are legitimate, according to the City Engineer Stephen Casazza.
You may have recently received a notice purporting to be from the Waltham City Engineer's office and wondered, "is this legitimate?" The answer -- yes, according to the city engineer. The city engineer's office, along with a private firm, has notified some residents that workers need to inspect homes as part of an ongoing program to locate sources of water contamination, according to City Engineer Stephen Casazza. While only 12 notices have been sent so far, Casazza told Waltham Patch more will be sent in the future. Only some homes will be inspected, he said. Basically, the notice asks residents to schedule an appointment for workers from MWH (with which the city has contracted on the project) to inspect their homes for potential …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
If approved, the Starbucks would be located at the former Polaroid site.
The public hearing for a proposed Starbucks location at the former Polaroid site will be held on Monday, March 25. If approved, it would be Waltham's first Starbucks location. Two previous proposals were shot down by city officials. Specifically, Starbucks is requesting a special permit to operate a fast food establishment at 1265 Main St. (the Polaroid site) and a seperate permit to operate a drive-thru window, according to the City Clerk's office. The hearing starts at around 8 p.m. at City Hall. Marshall's, Market Basket, TD Bank, Jake 'n Joes and Bonefish Grill are all slated to opens location at the site.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Have some fun with the Waltham media!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Waltham has been named one of the "hottest" communities to live in near Boston.
Waltham has been named one of the hottest Boston-area communities to live in, but you do you agree? Waltham, along with Somerville and Medford, are atop Redfin's list of “hottest emerging neighborhoods and small cities” in the 16 nearby metro communities across the country, according to the Boston Globe. Communities were judged on home sales volume and sale-to-list home prices proportions among other things, according to the Globe. Redfin cited Waltham’s affordability for first-time homebuyers, its accessibility to public transportation and its great restaurants as reasons for the pick. Do you agree with Redfin's listing? Tell us in the comment section below.