Thursday, February 7, 2013
Waltham firefighters transported the dog to an animal hospital.
UPDATE, 5:40 p.m.: Waltham Fire Captain Tim Pratt confirmed a dog was rescued from the river. Two firefighters used a boat to pluck the dog out of the river. The dog was taken to VESCONE animal hospital in Waltham for evaluation. --- Waltham firefighters have rescued a wayward dog from the Charles River, according to scanner reports. The dog had fallen through the ice behind NOVA Biomedical on Prospect Street, according to scanner reports. Waltham firefighters are transportating the dog to VESCONE animal hospital in Waltham for medical assistance, according to scanner reports. The dog's owner is on the scene. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for more information.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Firefighters are responding to reports of two additional deer trapped on the ice at the Cambridge Reservoir.
UPDATED: 4:01 p.m.: Sigh. The deer rescued from the Cambridge Reservoir now has been put down, says Fox News. Good try, guys. UPDATED, 12:40 p.m.: Crews have brought the deer to shore, according to the 7 News chopper. UPDATED, 12:20 p.m.: Crews have reached the deer and are bringing him toward the shore, according to the 7 News helicopter over the scene. UPDATED, 11:58 a.m.: Waltham firefighters reported one of the deer at the Cambridge Reservoir is dead, and the other is alive waiting to be rescued. UPDATED, 11:35 a.m.: Firefighters are about to enter the reservoir in rescue suits to attempt to rescue the two deer, according to WBZ-TV's Bree Sison's Twitter feed. UPDATED, 11:17 a.m.: According to Waltham Dispatch's Twitter feed, the deer…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The accident involved a tractor trailer truck.
UPDATED, 10:36 p.m.: According to State Police, the victim was taken to assachusetts General Hospital with life-threatening injuries. All lanes have reopened. State Police are investigating the crash. --------- UPDATED, 10:30 p.m.: Massachusetts State Police have confirmed the incident via their Twitter feeding saying it involved a tractor trailer truck. ---- State Police are responding to reports of a pedestrian struck by a car on Route 128 north near the Route 20 overpass, according to Twitter and scanner reports. The State Police Photograph and Reconstruction units have been requested to the scene. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The victim was taken to a local hospital after the car she was driving hit a utility pole.
An 88-year-old woman is in serious condition after the car she was driving struck a utility pole at around 1:38 p.m., according to Waltham Police. The incident began when officers responded to a report of a car crashing into the pole at 135 Second Ave. Officers found the 2005 Buick Rendezvous had struck the police. The woman was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where she is being treated for her injuries, according to police. The Waltham Police Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the crash.
The crash took place on Second Avenue.
UPDATED, 3:12 p.m.: An 80-year-old woman was transported to a Boston hospital for treatment of her injuries in the crash, according to Waltham Police Sgt. Tim King. Police are on the scene reconstructing the crash, King said. ------ Waltham firefighters are responding to a report of a car crash on Second Avenue, reportedly with serious injuries, according to scanner and Twitter reports. A car reportedly struck a utility pole near 135 Second Ave, according to Twitter reports. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for updates to this story.
Monday, December 3, 2012
The crash occurred at 10:50 a.m.
Seven people were injured on Dec. 3 in a three-car crash on Route 128 north near exit 26 in Waltham, according to the Boston Globe. The crash happened at 10:50 a.m. and two people in a 2008 Chevrolet Equinox were taken to the hospital as well as five in a 2006 Ford E-350 van, according to the Globe. All sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Newton-Wellelsey Hospital. The scene was cleaned by 12 p.m.
Monday, November 26, 2012
The fire is on Mount Pleasant Street.
Waltham firefighters are battling a fire on Mount Pleasant Street, according to Twitter and scanner reports. The fire broke out at 17 Mount Pleasant St. in a dryer but has extended to a 2.5 story home, according to Twitter reports. Newton firefighters are covering Waltham Fire Headquarters as Waltham firefihgters continue to fight the flames, according to Newton Patch Local Editor Melanie Graham. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for more information as it becomes available.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The fire was reported at a North Waltham Home.
Waltham firefighters are responding to a fire at 30 Mallward Way, according to scanner and Twitter reports. The fire started in a bush and extended to the house, according to Twitter reports. Firefighters report the fire did not extend to the attic, according to scanner traffic. The fire was contained to the outside of the house, house.
Friday, November 16, 2012
City Councilor Robert Logan is pushing for the city to expand its use of social media.
Mayor Jeanette McCarthy said this week she is open to expanding the city's use of social media platforms to distribute information to its residents but cautioned against potential pitfalls. "We can't go into it blind. But, we have to look into it,” McCarthy said during a Tuesday, Nov. 13 meeting of the city's E-Committee at City Hall. McCarthy made the comments in response to City Councilor Robert Logan's resolution to beef up the city's use of social media to communicate with residents. The discussion come amidst continuing complaints by city officials and residents that the city has not adequately communicated crucial information to them. For example, the city failed to notify residents of whether trash pickup would be delayed on the day…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Waltham firefighters are responding to the incident.
Waltham firefighters are responding to a report of man hit by an MBTA bus at 625 Moody St., according to scanner and Twitter reports. The man is reportedly not breathing and unconcious, according to scanner reports. Stay tuned to Waltham Patch for updates to this story.