Friday, April 15, 2011
It’s Thursday, and you have no idea what to do this weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We have the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check out our picks for activities to do and new places to explore in and around town.
Comedy Night OnStage Dance Company Waltham Land Trust Earth Day Bird Walk New Repertory Theatre: “The Last Five Years” Heartbreak Hill Youth Road Race If you have any favorites that we missed, share them in our comment box below.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Join the conversation!
This week our Moms Council answered the following question: How Should Children Spend Their Summer? Watertown mother Dianne Wheeler: During the summer, it is important for kids to get lots of fresh air and exercise. We spend lots of time in our backyard, at the park and playing with friends. One of our favorite things to do as a family during the summer is take a walk during the evening. It is a great time to catch up and enjoy the long, sunny days. We take a few turns around our neighborhood, enjoying flowers and trees, talking about what we did that day or what we will do during the upcoming weekend. We have no destination and can walk as slow or fast as we feel like. It is relaxing and energizing at the same time. When we return home, …
Friday, April 8, 2011
See what homes are for sale!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
The Red Sox season might not have started out the way you like, but there is a chance to turn it around in a big way this weekend against the arch-rival Yankees. Here's a few places to take in the action.
21 Nickels Grille & Tap - This bar in Watertown is your classic Boston neighborhood bar with a great assortment of bottled beers and beers on tap. It also features an extensive menu of bar food. The mac and cheese is a customer favorite at Nickels, but everything is worth sampling. The Yankees-Red Sox divisional match-up will be playing in “The Caboose,” the function/dining room that features a 60 inch-high definition flat screen television. Bison County - The menu, which features favorites such as catfish nuggets and sweet corn fritters - is consistently excellent and keeps patrons coming back. The bar, however, prides itself on it’s award-winning bison burgers and large collection of beers from around the world. The plethora of food …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Join the discussion!
This week, our Moms Council answered the following question: How do you make new mom/parent friends, especially if your children are quite young, or you are new to town? Watertown mother Dianne Wheeler: If you are a new mom, many hospitals, churches and community centers offer new mom's support groups. This can be a great place to meet new people who also have newborns. Some groups even encourage moms to go for lunch or coffee after the meeting, which can foster new friendships. I made new friends while attending a natural child birth class before my daughter was born. One thing the instructor did was ask us to get all of the families together again after we had given birth. By doing this and sharing our birthing stories by e-mail, we …
Learn about Gary Marchese!
With days to go until the Tuesday, April 12 primary election, Patch recently sat down with Gary Marchese, a Democratic candidate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat, for an hour-long question and answer session. Check out our conversation below. The general election will be held Tuesday, May 10 and its winner will replace former state rep. Peter Koutoujian, who was appointed Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year. Patch is planning to post stories on all five candidates, pending submission of information by each candidate. Look for tomorrow's candidate candidate Q & A at 6 a.m. Check out our earlier video profile and Q&A on Waltham Democrat Sean Durkee. Gary Marchese (To view a video of Marchese, click on the …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Man who allegedly robbed Belmont Savings Bank was arraigned in Waltham District Court Monday, but was not viewable by the public.
The man who allegedly robbed Belmont Savings Bank in Watertown Square on Friday, April 1 pleaded not guilty in Waltham District Court yesterday afternoon. He will be held with no bail until Friday when he returns for a dangerousness hearing. Richard Bonet Jr., 25, of Worcester, faces charges of masked armed robbery and a false report of a bomb. He was arraigned in front of Judge Gregory Flynn, but was not visible to the public. Bonet's attorney, Arthur L. Kelly, won a motion to allow Bonet to sit behind a wall in the courtroom so his face could not be filmed. Flynn ordered Bonet held with no bail until Friday at 10 a.m. when he will return for a hearing to determine if he poses a danger to the public, and therefore what will be the …
Learn about Sean Durkee!
Editors Note: With days to go until the Tuesday, April 12 special primary election, Patch recently sat down with Sean Durkee, a Democratic candidate for the 10th Middlesex District state representative seat, for an hour-long question-and-answer session. Check out our conversation below. The general election will be held Tuesday, May 10 and its winner will replace former State Rep. Peter Koutoujian, who was appointed Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year. Patch is planning to post stories on all five candidates, pending submission of information by each candidate. Look for tomorrow's candidate candidate Q & A at 6 a.m. Sean Durkee (To view of video of Durkee, click on the video box to the right.) Age: 42 Job: Durkee is a business …
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Candidates opine on land conservation issues.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Waltham Land Trust recently quizzed the candidates vying for the 10th Middlesex District State Representative seat on various land prevservation issues. To see their answers, click on the PDF document in the photo gallery. Five candidates are vying to replace former state rep. Peter Koutoujian, who was appointed Middlesex County Sheriff earlier this year: Waltham City Councilor Gary Marchese, Watertown Town Councilman John Lawn, Waltham resident Sean Durkee, as well as Newton Alderman Allan Ciccone Jr., all Democrats. Republican James Dixon, of Waltham, is also running. The primary election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, while the general election will be held Tuesday, May 10.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
oston Police arrested a Worcester man when he tried to break into a home in Roxbury.
Boston Police officers arrested a 25-year old Worcester man who was attempting to break into a home, and they discovered he had a large amount of cash which They say he had gotten from the robbery of the Belmont Savings Bank in Watertown. At 10:33 a.m. Friday, a man went into the Belmont Savings branch at 53 Mt. Auburn St. and handed the teller a note saying he had a bomb in a bag he was carrying, said Watertown Lt. Michael Lawn. The man received an undisclosed amount of money, and then fled the bank. Police closed down the area around the plaza, on Mt. Auburn near Summer Street, while the State Police bomb squad was called to investigate. The bag did not contain a bomb, but instead had an empty cardboard box. Boston police were called to…