Flood waters went above the sidewalk at Arlington and Mt. Auburn streets during a heavy rain storm in 2014. The storm also cause flooding of homes in spots in Watertown. Watertown officials have been working on not just preparing to react to but also to reduce the impact of natural disasters that could befall the town. Watertown created a Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2012, and not is in the process of updating it.
Neighbors on the back side of 73-75 Morse Street worry that having a two story garage right near their property line will hurt the value of their homes. The Watertown Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the appeal of neighbors about the two-story garage that is being built on Morse Street on the Southside of Watertown. The latest ZBA agenda includes the 73-75 Morse St. case. On Feb.
The following information was provided by the Watertown Police Department. Arrests
Jan. 1, 2:57 a.m.: An officer on Arsenal Street clocked a car going 59 mph in a 30 mph zone. The vehicle was pulled over. The driver said he was coming from a bar in Cambridge and admitted to consuming alcohol before driving.
The latest NewRep Theatre production, Heartland, begins this weekend at the Mosesian Center for the Arts with pay-what-you-can previews on Saturday and Sunday. The play will be held in the Black Box Theater from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. NewRep describes Heartland:
When Afghan refugee Nazrullah shows up on the doorstep of retired professor Dr. Harold Banks claiming to have known his adopted daughter Getee, the two become unlikely roommates and friends. Getee and Nazrullah’s relationship unfolds in a series of dramatized memories that reveal their uniquely human journey while stunning us with a new understanding of America’s tragic impact on Jihadism in Afghanistan.
A 1915 photo of Babe Ruth and his wife Helen, who were married in 1914. Helen died in a fire in Watertown on Jan. 11, 1929. Ninety years ago today (Jan. 11, 2019), a deadly fire claimed the life of the wife of a Watertown dentist.
In a move to respond to climate change, the Town Council voted to create a Climate and Energy Master Plan, and get the town to 100 percent renewable energy in the coming decades. A proposal for the Climate and Energy Master Plan was presented to a joint subcommittee at meetings in October and December by the Watertown Environment & Energy Efficiency Committee (also called W3EC). It seeks to prepare Watertown for the changing weather conditions, and take steps to reduce the town’s impact on climate change. The proposal states, in part:
“It is clear from projections that Watertown as a community will be increasingly affected by climate change. Significant impacts to daily life in Watertown are to be expected.