WBUR reports a new zoning ordinance requires developers to put solar panels on new buildings and buildings undergoing extensive renovations.
NBC Boston reports on the incident at Galen and Watertown streets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dmitry snapped the carnage along Arsenal Street, reports more poles could topple.
A man determined to torment a former roommate in Watertown used skills gained as a computer-science major and a professional software writer - along with some basic human engineering - to repeatedly target the woman, her family, her friends and her colleagues with sexually explicit messages, bomb threats to institutions in Waltham and Chelmsford made in their names, for some 18 months until his arrest last week, according to an affidavit by an FBI agent on the case. Read more.
Jeff Behn shows us the fire on Williams Street.
And you know the rejectiest of the rejects, in the back there, really wants to take care of some business. Kevin C reports:
This is not your father's Arsenal Mall.
Pia Owens reports on an attempt to find the best donuts "from every local shop we could find within a 10-mile radius of our home in Watertown, Massachusetts, plus Dunkin’ Donuts as a control group."
Watertown News reports (last item) that a member of the local constabulary will be having a chat with a guy who keeps calling the local historical society and leaving lengthy voice messages about how "the Historical Society misrepresents historical facts."
A Tufts Health Plan member-services clerk who handed over information on several thousand plan members so her brother and a pal of his could defraud Social Security and the IRS was sentenced yesterday to three months in federal prison, followed by nine months of home confinement, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.
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.
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.
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