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By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:10 pm
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Halfway Cafe owner John Grasso announced today that the burgers-and-beer places are temporarily closing altogether tonight due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/28/20 - 8:46 am

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced that it is closing to the public, effective this Monday, March 30. From that day forward, the gates will be open only from 4 to 6 pm, and only for the purpose of families visiting their loved ones' graves.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 3:56 pm
Half off on Patriots stuff at one supermarket

Thomas the roving UHub photographer spotted Patriots plates, napkins and cups half off at the Watertown Stop & Shop on this AFC championship day.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:02 am
Corey Martell

Transit Police report arresting two brothers on charges they threatened the driver of an MBTA bus with a knife last night after he wouldn't let them on board at the Watertown yard because his bus was out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 5:47 pm
Malala

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Burhan Ud Din, 50, of Watertown, to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his participation in a scheme by Pakistani natives to defraud the IRS through a chain of fried-chicken joints in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:23 am
Laterns lit in Watertown in memory of victims of nuclear bombs.

Memorial lanterns on the Charles River in Watertown.

Greg Cook reports that people who gathered in Watertown Square last night for a vigil to remember those who died in atomic blasts also took time to recall the victims of mass murders this weekend.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 12:49 pm
Tree down in Watertown

Matthew Landers was among the drivers who had to stop for a tree that came down on Belmont Street in Watertown today.

By lurchie - 5/23/19 - 1:27 pm

Because I know that Adam is a sucker for this sort of thing . . .

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 12:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the under-construction Arsenal Yards (where the Arsenal Mall used to be) will be the first US home of Tori Jiro, a yakitori chain that also serves fried chicken and chicken meatballs for people who don't prefer their chicken in small bites and roasted on skewers.

By adamg - 3/3/19 - 9:36 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reporta.

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 10:56 pm

Somerville Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report the arrest of Edward Clark, 55, of Norwood, for the Feb. 8 crash that killed Allison Donovan, an educator in the Watertown school system. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/18 - 8:03 pm

WBUR reports a new zoning ordinance requires developers to put solar panels on new buildings and buildings undergoing extensive renovations.

By adamg - 9/19/18 - 2:20 pm

NBC Boston reports on the incident at Galen and Watertown streets.

By adamg - 7/30/18 - 10:48 pm
By adamg - 6/20/18 - 9:22 am

Watertown News reports that the company turning the old Arsenal Mall into one of those au courant mixed-use developments, to be called Arsenal Yards, says an 18-story tower would be skinnier than the squatter 12-story building it originally wanted to put up, so more open space and, bonus, more sunlight to hit that open space, and who doesn't like sunlight on open space? Also, yeah, they could charge more for condos 18 stories up. However, not everybody in town is thrilled with the idea.

By adamg - 6/5/18 - 8:40 pm

Watertown News reports on three raccoon attacks in the city - including one aimed at a man who'd been enjoying a coffee on his deck.

By adamg - 5/31/18 - 5:45 pm

Allison Mahler reports from Watertown:

There is rabid raccoon on the outbound Charles river path near the Perkins School for the Blind. A jogger was attacked luckily no skin was broken.

By adamg - 5/11/18 - 7:36 am

State Police report a woman walking on Greenough Boulevard near Grove Street in Watertown yesterday afternoon was grabbed from behind by a man who forcibly kissed and groped her. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/18 - 1:06 pm
Registry line in Watertown

Wasn't it great when they installed that new computer system and everything just sped up? Wait, what? Oh. Around 12:50 p.m. Tommy Von got in line to get a ticket to get in line to get to a counter at the Watertown RMV.

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