Watertown’s La Casa de Pedro restaurant announced it has closed in a message posted on Facebook Sunday morning. The restaurant has been serving Caribbean food in town for a quarter century, first on Main Street and then in the Arsenal on the Charles. The statement released Sunday seems to leave open the chance of Pedros opening again in the future. Twenty five years ago, we started a wonderful and fulfilling life adventure. We learned about you, we shared our table and were blessed to be the place you chose to come to.
The Raiders celebrate after senior Brett Sutherland tied the score in the first period of the Div. 3 North quarterfinal on Saturday. Watertown fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro. BILLERICA — The Raiders battled to the final buzzer, but the Watertown High School boys hockey team could not find the back of the net for a third time, Saturday, and fell 3-2 to Dracut/Tyngsboro in the MIAA Div. 3 North quarterfinal.
The loss to St. Mary’s on Friday ended the Raiders’ season, but the team has shown progress in 2018-19. Here Watertown’s Ellie Monahan drives to the hoop against South Boston earlier this season. The season may have ended for the Watertown High School girls basketball team on Friday night, but their coach was proud of how far the team has progressed. Last season, Raiders only won one game and missed the State Tournament for the first time in several years.
Matt Smith plays Robert Mapplethorpe in the movie produced by Watertown’s Eliza and Nate Dushku. Watertown’s own Eliza and Nate Dushku will be on hand to answer questions after a showing of Mapplethrope, the movie which the siblings produced. There will be two showings of the movie about one of the significant artists of the 1970s and 1980s at the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge. The shows — at 7:05 p.m. on both Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 — will be followed by a Q&A with the Dushkus. Find out more about Mapplethorpe and get tickets by clicking here.
Watertown’s boys hockey team celebrates after scoring against Wayland in the second period of the 4-1 State Tournament win. Riding the momentum of an early goal and getting steading goaltending, the Watertown High School upset Wayland, 4-1, in the MIAA Div. 3 North boys hockey tournament on Thursday night at John Ryan Arena. While they played in their home rink, the Raiders were the road team as the the 12th seed taking on fifth seeded Wayland. Watertown entered the second period with a 1-0 lead, thanks to a goal from freshman Nathan Master, assisted by senior Alex Egan and senior Luke Murphy.
Watertown has a new Veterans Services Officer who served in the Marines, worked on veterans issues in the State House and has an educational background in government and public policy. Patrick J. George was appointed the Veterans Services Officer starting on March 18, 2019, Town Manager Michael Driscoll announced Friday. George has five years experience in the U.S. Marine Corps as a computer systems administrator. He supervised 10 Marines in day-to-day operations of the information technology (IT) support, managed the integrity of 4,000 computer assets, and implemented technology upgrades for Marine Aircraft Group 24 in Hawaii. He received the Joint Service Commendation Medal for accomplishments related to instruction and development of Afghanistan National Army Soldiers in vehicle maintenance and convoy operations.