By - 4/16/15 - 9:10 am

Watertown Police posts some surveillance photos of a yutz stealing a snowblower out of a Elm Street yard around 1:20 a.m. on April 6. He dragged the thing over to a black pickup, loaded it in the back and drove off.

The suspect is also captured on video surveillance smoking a cigarette and then discarding it on scene.

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By - 4/3/15 - 4:59 pm

Associated Press reports some of the findings in a state report that says that, overall, "the response to the Boston Marathon bombings must be considered a great success."

By - 3/29/15 - 12:50 pm

Sarah asks:

Can anyone recommend a body shop in the Watertown/Brighton area where I can replace my side view mirror? Not just the glass.

By - 3/17/15 - 6:29 am

The Herald recaps the testimony from the Tsarnaev trial. Kevin Cullen: So Tamerlan Tsarnaev didn’t have to die, after all. Gelzinis: writes the younger brother didn't have what it took to be a martyr; also tells us why the owner of the boat he was found in never used it for fishing.... Read more

By - 3/14/15 - 7:56 am

You may recall the lost drone of Watertown. The original poster of that Craigslist ad provides an update:

I am amazed at how many people have lost their drones and have contacted me about my previous post. After some research and exchanging emails with some great people, I was able to download the only video on the DJI Drone and I determined that

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By - 3/9/15 - 10:51 am

This ad popped up on Craigslist from Watertown near Newton Corner the other day:

As the snow has melted, I have found a drone in my yard that may have been lost a month ago during one of the storms or as the depth in the snow it was found, most likely lost after the first big storm. As it was frozen in the

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By - 11/9/14 - 10:19 pm

The Newsroom does its ripped-from-yesterday's-headlines version of the Marathon bombings, including the climactic manhunt in Waterton. You know, right next to Cambirdge and Earlington. Also, even New Yorkers should know the Marathon doesn't end at the Lenox Hotel.

Still, as Michael Ratty notes:

Great performance tonight by Sam Waterstown.

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By - 9/20/14 - 7:20 pm

We need to stop litter and keep Massachusetts clean by spreading the word about the Yes on Question 2 campaign.

The Bottle Bill is the most effective recycling tool we have. Eighty percent of bottles covered by the Bottle Bill’s 5-cent deposit are recycled. Yes on Question 2 would add a bottle deposit to water, sports drinks, tea, juices, and other drinks that were... Read more

By - 9/15/14 - 9:53 am
MBTA bus on roadeo course

Photo by MBTA.

Tyrell Sullivan, who drives a Route 73 bus between Harvard and Waverly squares, won the MBTA's annual bus "roadeo" on Sunday in Charlestown.

It's the second time that Sullivan, 29, of South Boston, has bested other T drivers through a course of cones and barrels. Sullivan, shown below, has driven a T bus for almost nine years.

By - 6/9/14 - 6:19 pm

Our helicopter go-to guy, Alert New England alerts us that the low-flying green helicopters that lots of people started seeing shortly before 6 p.m. are in advance of President Obama's visit to Worcester on Wednesday to give a commencement speech and do some fundraising. Why, exactly, they were flying real low down Arsenal Street in Watertown towards Boston is probably classified or... Read more

By - 4/13/14 - 3:01 pm

Lola Bean asks:

Looking for a great place to get a massage (deep tissue/therapeutic) in Watertown/Newton. My aching dancer's body is overdue.

By - 4/4/14 - 9:04 am

A report by researchers at the Harvard Kennedy and Law schools analyzes the way Boston-area emergency officials reacted after the bombs went off on Boylston Street and concludes that while decades of training and coordination by local police agencies in dealing with large events with the Marathon, coupled with some luck, minimized the death toll and helped organize the search for the Tsarnaevs, an attitude... Read more

By - 4/2/14 - 9:26 am
Watertown street crowded with firefighters

Paul Weiskel shows us Main Street in Watertown, lined with thousands of firefighters showing their respects for Boston Lt. Ed Walsh, who died in the 298 Beacon St. fire.

There will be similar scenes today in West Roxbury, where Firefighter Mike Kennedy will be waked, 2:30 to 8 p.m. at the P.E. Murray Funeral Home on Centre Street, and tomorrow, when his funeral... Read more

By - 4/1/14 - 7:31 am

Watertown Police have posted details of road closings in and around Watertown Square to allow for the wake and funeral for Lt. Edward Walsh, who died in the 298 Beacon St. fire last week.

By - 3/11/14 - 7:42 am

Also, no baby strollers along the route. Bring stuff in clear plastic bags.

Meanwhile, some Watertown residents want better answers on the search for the Tsarnaevs after last year's bombings.

By - 2/1/14 - 6:02 pm

Matt Karolian seems to have caught the VP of a local urgent-care clinic trying to drum up business through a nice-sounding social-media review - under her own name.

By - 12/20/13 - 11:55 am

Dan Hausle tweets officials began a "controlled dismissal" of students around 11:45 a.m.

Brianne Dupuis adds:

Watertown High on lockdown since 8:15, no notice to parents, only found out from my cousin who is there!

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By - 11/30/13 - 9:57 pm
Shelter in plates

Artists Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari, who say they were forced indoors by the hunt for the missing Tsarnaev brother, have come up with a series of Shelter in Plates to commemorate the hunt and lock down:

Confronted with military troops searching our homes and surroundings, for sixteen hours families were ordered inside, police stationed at corners and half-way points on every street. No cars

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By - 11/14/13 - 5:07 pm
Watertown fire

Teddy Kokoros is on scene at a fire on Galen Street.

Traffic through Watertown Square is currently a mess, he reports.

NECN reports the fire went to two alarms.