Watertown

By - 4/27/17 - 10:21 am

Watertown News reports on an April 14 incident at the Watertown Mall in which a father dissatisfied with the quality of a photo with his kids and the Easter bunny turned into a shoving match that ended when the bunny's chair broke and he plummeted to the ground.

By - 4/19/17 - 9:40 am

Watertown News reports an Everett guy who led police on a car chase, jumped out of his car and into the Charles River last night, but proved unable to elude state troopers, local police, a helicopter and search dog. He's scheduled for arraignment this morning in Waltham District Court.

By - 3/17/17 - 11:01 am

UPDATE: The firefighter, Joseph Toscano, has died.

Watertown firefighters are at 29 Merrifield Ave. for what is now a two-alarm fire. One firefighter has been seriously injured, John Duffill reports.

By - 3/6/17 - 4:14 pm

Watertown News reports the city's newest Dunkin' Donuts will soon open at 640 Arsenal St., great news for people currently forced to travel all the way across the Charles River to get to the Dunkin' Donuts at Market and North Beacon in Brighton.

The next-gen Double-D's will feature an area where the franchisee promised people could " 'plug in' and do some work."

By - 1/28/17 - 5:47 pm

In Marc Hurwitz's Friends of Boston Hidden Restaurants Facebook group, Bobby O'Neill asked this afternoon:

I feel like restaurants and shops owned by members of the Iraqi, Iranian, Sudanese, Yemeni, Libyan, Somali, and Syrian communities could use our support. Any recommendations?

Here's the list folks have come up with so far (additions welcome, of course): Read more.

By - 12/29/16 - 1:03 pm

Prevailing sentiment in progressive haunts is “2016, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.” Between a stressful election season, acts of terror, and the crisis in Syria, many of us will be glad to see the calendar page turn on Sunday night. Still, to every cloud there is a silver lining, and at least when it comes to tackling climate change in the US, Massachusetts was a bright spot amidst the clouds of 2016.

By - 12/1/16 - 11:21 am
Proposed Arsenal Yards

Architect's rendering.

The owners of the Arsenal Mall, um, Project, today announced plans for a major revamp that will turn the old Army complex turned shopping mall into one of those new mixed-use residential/commercial/office complexes that are all the rage these days.

For those unfamiliar with the location of the new Arsenal Yards, its Web site pinpoints it as being "where Cambridge meets Boston." Read more.

By - 11/20/16 - 2:04 pm

Sean Graham has been a bostonglobe.com digital subscriber for years. His wife decided she wanted to start getting the actual Sunday paper. You'd think that would be easy. You'd think wrong. Graham describes, in excruciating detail what happened this past week, in the course of numerous phone calls and online chats with Globe reps: They cut off his digital subscription, reactivated it, then then gave it to somebody in Wellesley, then they didn't deliver his Sunday paper today. And they still haven't gotten his delivery address right.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:12 pm

WBZ reports Eversource is blaming a squirrel that "came into contact" with some of its equipment for a power outage this morning. The power, if not the squirrel, came back in about an hour.

By - 9/5/16 - 10:57 am

Wicked Local Watertown reports the helicopter that buzzed the town awake early yesterday was hired by the production company making Marky Mark's Marathon-bombing movie. Back in February, the town asked the film company to find some other place to recreate the Watertown manhunt because it was just too soon.

By - 9/4/16 - 10:02 am

Kat Powers reports a low-flying chopper, with one of those large video thingees mounted on the front, began buzzing Watertown awake before 6 a.m. today.

At least she's in touch with local lore, though, adding:

If I pull a Gidget on the #lowFlyCopter, how #Boston is that?

By - 8/24/16 - 11:44 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected Lexus of Watertown's claim that a jury was wrong to award a female manager a settlement in a sexual-harassment suit because there was no evidence her work output suffered during months of unwanted, sexually explicit remarks and actions by her supervisor. Read more.

By - 8/20/16 - 10:32 am

Watertown News reports a woman from Hyde Park tried to shoplift an iPhone case at the Target by also grabbing a skateboard and trying to wheel out of the mall. Mall cops, however, blocked her escape.

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.