First New Store Opens at Arsenal Yards, Others Coming Soon

Employees celebrate the opening of The Gap Factory store at Arsenal Yards. The Gap Factory store officially opened for business in Watertown on Wednesday morning. It is the first new store to open, or in this case, re-open, at Arsenal Yards. The Gap Factory had been one of the tenants of the old Arsenal Mall. The store joins Marshalls, which remained open during construction, as places available for shoppers to visit in the redevelopment of the old mall.

Watertown High School Students Competed for Spot on WGBH TV Quiz Show

The team from Watertown High School that competed for a spot on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. A group of Watertown High School students recently competed at WGBH’s studio to be part of the High School Quiz Show. WGBH provide the following information:

On Sunday, Oct. 20, Watertown High School visited WGBH’s Brighton studios to participate in Super Sunday, the qualification round of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. High School Quiz Show is a televised quiz competition between Massachusetts high school students entering its 11th season of broadcast on WGBH. On Super Sunday, student teams come to the studio to take a 45-minute quiz with hopes of placing on to the broadcast.

UPDATED: Gannon Joins Council Incumbents as Winners in Watertown Election

John Gannon thanked his supporters after being elected to the Town Council Tuesday night. Here he and his campaign manager Kat Powers are shown at the gathering held at The Talk Restaurant. Watertown voters returned the three incumbent Councilors At-Large to the Town Council during Tuesday’s Town Election, and newcomer John Gannon took the fourth seat. The race was the lone contested one on the 2019 ballot. With results from all 12 precincts in, Anthony Donato had the most votes, with 2,657, narrowly ahead of Tony Palomba’s 2,556.

Watertown Hair Salon Damaged by 2-Alarm Fire

Watertown Fire officials are trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a hair salon in East Watertown. The fire at Hair Pluss, located at 1 Grove St., was reported at 7:36 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. WCVB Channel 5 reported that one of the hairdressers arrived to find smoke coming from the building. A second alarm was called, and Firefighters brought the blaze under control.

WHS Sports: Boys Soccer Claims Tourney Win in OT, Football Wins, Field Hockey Game Moved

Watertown’s boy’s soccer team advanced to the North Section quarterfinal after an overtime win on Monday night. The Watertown boys soccer team came from behind to defeat Weston in overtime in the first round of the Div. 3 North Section tournament on Monday night. The third-seeded Raiders went up in the first half 1-0, but the visitors tied the game with two minutes left in the first half. Weston, the 14th seed, took a second half lead, but Watertown fought back to tie the score with five minutes left in regulation.

Watertown Election 2019: Find Out About the Candidates, Where to Vote

Watertown voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, and there is one big race on which they need to decide for whom they will cast their votes. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The only contested race in the 2019 Watertown Town Election is for Councilor At-Large. There are plenty of choices, however. Voters can vote for up to four people. There are three incumbents and four challengers on the ballot, so at least one new person will take office in January 2020.

WHS Sports: Raiders Field Hockey Advances With OT Win, Boys Soccer Opens Tourney at Home

The Raiders won in overtime over Wayland to move on to the North Section semifinals. Here Watertown faces Tewksbury in the first round of the tourney. It took overtime, but the Watertown High School field hockey team moved to the North Section semifinals by defeating Wayland 1-0 on Saturday. Freshman Elizabeth Loftus scored the lone goal 3:28 into overtime to give the Raiders the win at Victory Field. The winner came from a wrist shot.