Watertown

By - 7/9/16 - 10:38 am
Confederate flag in Watertown

Seems the Watertown resident who flew a Confederate flag on July 4th weekend says he was doing it to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg. The Watertown News reports (scroll down a bit) that proved too subtle a reference for the person who ripped the flag down and spray-painted "Make America Great Again" on it.

H/t Jay.

By - 7/6/16 - 4:08 pm
Burning trackless-trolley wires in Watertown Square

The overhead wires for the 71 trackless trolley don't do much good when they catch on fire, as they did this afternoon in Watertown Square - as Itbeale captured.

By - 6/15/16 - 10:57 pm
Old trolley tracks under Arsenal Street in Watertown

Jam Murphy spotted these old trolley tracks that are being exposed as crews dig up Arsenal Street in Watertown.

By - 6/6/16 - 5:17 pm
Starving pit bull found in Watertown

Watertown Police report they are looking for whoever tortured this dog: Read more.

By - 6/1/16 - 9:36 am

Watertown Police videoed the mooseling roaming Watertown before it crossed into Belmont, where Belmont Police picked up the chase: Read more.

By - 5/14/16 - 10:56 am
Bernie Sanders throws the money lenders out of the temple

Who says Bernie Sanders never goes to temple? See it larger.

This is how one of the windows at Sweetree Ink is decorated.

Don't worry, there's a Hillary image, too, in another window: Read more.

By - 2/26/16 - 11:28 pm

WBZ reports the company agreed to a request from town officials, who said recreating the events on the streets they actually happened on was not a good idea.

By - 2/24/16 - 8:11 am

Peter Gelzinis talks to some Watertown residents about Marky Mark's plans to recreate the Tsarnaev manhunt and shootouts on the streets where they happened, including the owner of The Boat, who's opposed, and two people who lived on the street with the shootout, who are down with the idea.

By - 1/29/16 - 11:55 am

A federal jury yesterday convicted a Watertown man on insider-trader charges for buying up shares of Wainwright Bank before it was acquired by Eastern Bank - based on a tip a friend who worked at Eastern wrote him on a cocktail napkin.

Robert Bray, 78, will be sentenced on May 4, the US Attorney's office in Boston reports. He faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $5-million fine. Read more.

By - 11/22/15 - 4:21 pm
Limes at Russo's

Yeah, about that. Ari Ofsevit shows us the scene at Russo's in Watertown today - where the store bought too many limes and had to mark them down.

By - 9/26/15 - 1:54 pm
Heron at the Watertown Dam

In addition to the usual ducks and geese, a heron patrolled the water just beneath the Watertown Dam today. Mostly, he quietly stood on some rocks under some brush on one side of the dam. He did take one leisurely stroll from his post to the other side of the river, attracting the eye of little kids and a couple of photographers, but finding no fish and seemingly getting annoyed by all the attention, retreated to his semi-hidden spot.

By - 9/24/15 - 11:48 am

Kevin Connolly shows us the goats now contentedly roaming the banks of the Charles in Watertown, munching on poison ivy - similar to the goatscapers Boston has deployed in Hyde Park for the past two summers.

By - 8/4/15 - 8:45 pm
Sun rays after hail storm over Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Millennium Park in West Roxbury around 7 p.m.

Maureen Hoch saw something similar at sunset in Watertown: Read more.

By - 7/15/15 - 12:10 pm

The Library of the Royal Irish Academy wants to identify the people in the photograph below. Please contact the Library if you recognize any of the subjects. The Library can be reached via Twitter @Library_RIA, or by email at www.ria.ie/library/contact, citing "8 May Photo Query Tweet."

If more information regarding the location, subjects, time, et cetera, of the photograph become available, I will update this post.

By - 5/29/15 - 12:26 pm

Jessica Heslam talks to the family of Boston Police Officer Dennis Simmonds, to whom the state Retirement Board yesterday awarded $150,000 in recognition of his death from injuries he suffered during the battle with the Tsarnaevs in Watertown - a year later.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:31 am

Somerville? Yawn. The Globe today quotes some developer dude about suddenly not so sleepy but still leafy Watertown:

We look at it almost like it is going to be Boston’s Brooklyn.

Read more.