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Lane Closures to Occur During Removal of Wires from Mt. Auburn Street

By Guest Writer |

Charlie BreitroseThe wires that had been used by MBTA buses in Watertown will be removed to prepare for the Mt. Auburn Street renovation.

Drivers will see some lane closures over the next few weeks during the removal of catenary wires formerly used by MBTA buses. The work is being done prior to the start of the Mt. Auburn Street Renovation project.

First Phase of Redevelopment of Watertown Mall to be Discussed at Community Meeting

A view of one of the buildings in the Watertown Mall Transformation Project viewed from the Community Path from the project documents.

The following announcement was posted on the City of Watertown’s website:

Alexandria Real Estate Equities (“ARE”) will be hosting a Public Information Meeting in keeping with the Watertown Zoning Ordinance. This notice is for the community meeting required prior to formal application to the Watertown Planning Board.

Watertown Police Chief Announces 2 Promotions

The Watertown Police announced the promotion of Kenneth Swift and Mark Leitner. Pictured left to right: Captain Delaney, Sgt. Leitner, Chief Hanrahan, Lt. Swift and Captain Unsworth. (Courtesy of Watertown Police)

Two members of the Watertown Police Department have been promoted. See Police Chief Justin Hanrahan’s announcement.

DCR Hosting Public Meeting About Future of Watertown Dam

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Dam near Watertown Square slows the flow of the Charles River. A group is advocating removing the dam.

The Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, will share its plans for studying the options for the future of Watertown Dam.

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Watertown Community Foundation Awards $110K in Grants to 19 Non-Profits

By Guest Writer |

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Community Foundation:

In the largest grant cycle of the year, the Watertown Community Foundation has provided financial support to non-profits and programs across the city, so all Watertown’s residents continue to thrive in a vibrant, welcoming community. The Foundation awarded a total of $110,000 to 19 non-profit organizations and the City of Watertown.

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Watertown Church Hosting Kids Week, Registration Open

By Guest Writer |

The following announcement was provided by Grace Chapel:

Join the Fun at Grace Chapel’s “Start The Party” Kids Week! Grace Chapel Watertown is thrilled to invite your children to an exciting week of fun, learning, and friendship at our “Start The Party” Kids Week!

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Residents Wanted to Serve on Cable Access Board of Directors

By Guest Writer |

City Manager George J. Proakis announced he is seeking Watertown residents interested in serving on the Cable Access Corporation – Board of Directors. Interested applicants should complete and submit a Universal Application.

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Join Watertown’s Community Engagement Specialist for a Chat

By Guest Writer |

The following announcement was provided by the City of Waterotwn:

Join Watertown Community Engagement Specialist, Tyler Cote for the first in a series of sit-down coffee hours, at Watertown Chats.

Entertainment

Eric Mintel Quartet to Perform Tribute to Dave Brubeck at MCA

By Charlie Breitrose and Guest Writer |

The following announcement was provided by the Eric Mintel Quartet:

Jazz enthusiasts are in for a treat as the acclaimed Eric Mintel Quartet takes the stage at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 PM. The evening promises a rich blend of the timeless music of Dave Brubeck, original compositions by Eric Mintel, and much more.

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See What Will be Closed for July Fourth in Watertown

By Guest Writer |

The City of Watertown announced the following closings on July 4, 2024:

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MassDOT Advises Travelers to Plan Ahead for BusyFourth of July Travel

By Guest Writer |

The following announcement was provided by MassDOT:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising travelers to plan ahead and expect increased volumes of traffic for the Fourth of July holiday period.  If traveling, MassDOT recommends utilizing “real time” travel tools, checking holiday schedules for public transportation, and planning trip departure times and routes based on available information.   

Entertainment

Multi Award-Winning Musican Mwalim Will Perform at Watertown Library

By Guest Writer |

Mwalim will perform at the Watertown Library on July 14.

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Library:

On Sunday, July 14, the Watertown Free Public Library (WFPL) and the Watertown Pigsgusset Initiative invite you to experience the electrifying album THUNDERCHILD by Mwalim DaPhunkee Professor. All are welcome!

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