Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The preschool will open in the Waltham Watch Factory.
A new childcare center will soon open on Elm Street. ComunitiesUnited, Inc. plans to open its new “Waltham Creative Start” preschool on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 169 Elm St., according to a press release. The Watertown-based nonprofit previously operated a preschool at a city-owned building on Hall Street for 30 years, but recently struck a lease deal to move its services into the site. CUI officials will hold a grand opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and give tours. The new 9,500 square feet facility features six new classrooms. CUI also operates early childhood centers in Watertown, Woburn, Arlington and Newton.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ten new affordable units are available at the Waltham Watch Factory.
Looking for an affordable apartment to rent? Now is your chance to apply for an affordable housing unit in the Waltham Watch Factory. Ten new apartments are up for lottery at the Waltham Watch Factory, according to the city's website. One bedroom apartments are $1,156 per month and two bedroom units are $1,269. To qualify for the lottery, you must not exceed maximum incomes listed below: Appplications are due by 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 to "Affordable Housing Lottery, Re: Watch Factory Lofts, 165 Chestnut Hill Ave., Unit 2, Brighton, MA, 02135." Applications are available here.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Grilled cheese food truck coming to Waltham Watch Factory today, Aug. 30.
Roxy Grilled Cheese food truck will visit the Waltham Watch Factory today, Aug. 30, to serve lunch, according to the company's website. Roxy's food truck will arrive at the factory at 221 Crescent St. at 11:30 a.m. and serve lunch until 2:30 p.m., according to the company's website. The truck serves several types of grilled cheese snadwiches as well as fries, according to its menu.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Old watch factory gets new lease on life.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Check out these great pics of fall foliage in Waltham.
It's that time of the year again, when the leaves in New England change colors to beautiful colors usually only seen in storybooks. But, Waltham has its fair share of nice foliage, some of which is at Beaver Brook while other foliage appears along the Charles River. Feel free to add your own photos of fall foliage in Waltham.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
The company has a long a rich history.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part column about the history of the Waltham Watch Company. Check Patch next Tuesday for the second part. _________________________________ Last week we learned that five watches a day were coming out of Waltham around 1853. These were gold-gilded, jeweled watches. A few decades later, railroad watches followed and no good railroad man was without one of the nickel or steel-plated Waltham time keepers. We talked about the company’s various names, but here’s the entire list as it grew and changed through the years: Dennison, Howard & Davis; American Horologe Company; Warren Manufacturing Company; Boston Watch Company; Tracy, Baker & Company; Appleton, Tracy & Company; Waltham Improvement Company; …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Waltham Watch history starts with a shoemaker's son.
Waltham is called the Watch City, for obvious reasons, not yet discussed in this column. It’s about time. Waltham Watch Factory and the Boston Manufacturing Company are the biggest and most impressive pieces of Waltham’s history. There are many books and ancient magazine articles, but Patch is sticking with Edmund L. Sanderson’s “Waltham Industries,” published in 1957 by the Waltham Historical Society. It seems to contain the most accurate information. Luther Goddard, of Shrewsbury, and the Pitkin Brothers, of East Hartford, made watches by the old hand methods of the early 1800s. They couldn’t keep up with the English and Swiss imports and went out of business. “It has, therefore, been generally conceded that the system of American watch …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Waltham — the City of Five-Score Industries
What’s in Waltham’s name? The Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration, part of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal program, is partly the answer to that question. The American Guide Series, one of the program’s publications, was commissioned and filled the gaps for history lovers and part’s of Waltham’s history. The Waltham version is this week’s focus. Written in 1937, it was published by Boston’s Houghton Mifflin Company, under the direction of Frederick W. Cook, then Secretary of the Commonwealth. Not surprisingly, Waltham was called the City of Five-Score Industries. Let’s remember that “score” means 20. I’ve yet to find all 100, but the noted points of interest mentioned and the city’s history are …