Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Waltham Patch revamps its homepage
No, you're not losing it! Waltham Patch looks different today. We did a quick visual nip-and-tuck to the homepage to make it even more user-friendly. And we've moved a couple pieces of furniture. For those keeping score: * We tweaked some words in our navigation bar to save space (e.g., "Traffic & Gas" is now "Commute") * We moved the weather icon next to the Patch branding so you can find it more quickly! * We moved, well, YOU closer to the top! (Our "shout stream" is now front and center to show all your comments off.) * And of course we prettified a few things. While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in your community. That was, is, and will always be our …
Monday, March 19, 2012
There are a few great ways to use Waltham Patch to spread the word about your business.
Patch is a great local resource for folks looking for the latest news in Waltham, but the site also has a few things which local businessowners can do to help spread the word about what they do best. Here are a few ways businessowners can get the most out of the site: If your business is in another Patch town, these tips will work on those sites as well.
Monday, March 12, 2012
What photo says "Waltham" to you.
Calling all Waltham residents: We need your help. Later this month, the Waltham Patch page on Facebook will transition to the new timeline format. For those of you that have already embraced the new format on your personal page, you know that one giant photo dominates the screen. And we want that one giant photo that dominates the Waltham Patch page to be good -- really, really good. We also want it to be a graphic representation of Waltham. When you think of Waltham, what image comes to mind? Is it the city common? Moody Street? The Charles River? Perhaps it's just a seasonal scene? Full color, black and white, sepia tone ... the artistic license is yours (as long as the photo still reflects reality). We're looking for a collection of …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Help the city clean up its streets.
April showers will bring more than May flowers. It will bring the city-wide cleanup effort. On Saturday, April 21, the City of Waltham will hold a city-wide cleanup to clear the streets of trash. The event starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 12 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, April 22. To join the effort, contact Stewart Lacrosse Jr. at 781-314-3800.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A listing for your business is already on our site. But we want your help to make it better.
Did you know Waltham Patch has listings for local businesses? They include descriptions, hours, accepted payment methods and more, and also give readers the opportunity to post reviews. Our team of editors and freelancers wrote them ourselves when we launched in December 2010. But we want you, the business owner, to "claim" yours, so you can add your own photos, links, and update the exisiting information as things change. Businesses are also invited to post their events in our calendar by using the form here. Here's how to claim your listing: Owners or managers should search for their business listing and select "claim you listing" in order to make updates to the page. A form will pop up asking for your name, contact information, and …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Do you know how many people lived in America during the first Independence Day?
In July 1776, the estimated number of people living in the newly independent nation. Source: http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/statab.html The nation's estimated population on this July Fourth. Source: http://www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html In 2010, the dollar value of U.S. imports of American flags. The vast majority of this amount ($2.8 million) was for U.S. flags made in China. Source: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/; http://www.usatradeonline.gov Dollar value of U.S. flags exported in 2010. Mexico was the leading customer, purchasing $256,407 worth. Source: http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/www/; http://www.usatradeonline.gov Annual dollar value of shipments of fabricated flags, banners and similar emblems by the …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
The river running through the heart of Watertown and the work of the Charles River Watershed Association were recognized as one of three finalists for the Riverprize.
For its works to cleanup the Charles River, the Charles River Watershed Association has been named a one of three for the Riverprize, an international environmental award. The International RiverFoundation announced the finalists of the 2011 Thiess International Riverprize one of the world’s most prestigious environmental prize on Monday. The transformation of the Charles from a river that inspired the Standell’s song “Dirty Water” to one where wildlife thrives and boaters use was pointed to as the main achievements of the restoration effort. "CRWA has fought for decades to bring the Charles back to life,” Curt Spalding, Regional Administrator EPA New England said in a press release. “This urban river is well on the path to recovery, and …
Independence Day weekend is coming and we have plenty of ways to celebrate. Check out our picks for activities to do and places to view some spectacular firework displays in our own backyard.
July 4th Family Events July 4th Fireworks More events Newton events More toward Boston If you have any favorites that we missed, share them in our comment box below.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Guess what and where this photo is.
Waltham is filled with photogenic sites, many of which you may not notice during your daily travels and chores. Waltham Patch, however, gallivanted about the city recently searching for such scene, but that was only half the fun. The other half — Patch readers guessing what the photo is. Each day this week, Patch will run a photo with an adjoining clue asking readers to guess what it is or where it resides in the city, or both. Submit your guesses in the comment box below! Even better — submit your photos firstname.lastname@example.org and Patch may use it as a photo of the day. Make sure to include when and where and what the photo is. Have fun! Today's photo is something of an old building no longer in use. Guess where and what it is.
Next court hearing is July 13.
A Waltham man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of possession of child pornography. Armand Casale, 63, faces two counts of possession of child pornography, according to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office. He was arraigned on June 3 in Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn and was released on personal recognizance, according to DA spokesman Jessica Pastore. His next court hearing is scheduled for July 13.