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.

By - 11/7/13 - 12:27 am


By - 6/8/13 - 4:46 pm

UPDATE: Man taken into custody shortly before 5 p.m.

Brian D'Amico reports there's a man barricaded in a house on Carroll Street near the Belmont line.

Residents were told to shelter in place.

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By - 4/27/13 - 9:26 am

It's full-moon time for conspiracy theorists, of course.

Seth Mnookin considers Naked Man - the unfortunate guy who happened to be driving through Watertown at exactly the wrong time and who wound up on the ground, stripped of all his clothes:

Even if some intrepid reporter does track the naked man down, the morass of conspiracies surrounding the marathon bombing and the twenty-four hours

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By - 4/25/13 - 6:43 am

The Globe reports on the final battle at the boat, which turned out not to be a battle (so who fired all those rounds at the end?); looks at possible information lapses at the federal level that may have kept his older brother off the federal radar in the weeks leading up to the bombings.... Read more