Watertown Science Students Get a Look Inside a Real Biotech Lab, Meet Scientists

Watertown-based Enanta Pharmaceutical’s Michael Tchen shows a group of WHS biology students around the company’s labs. About two-dozen Watertown AP biology students took part in what is becoming a tradition for Watertown High School when they got a look inside a real biotech lab that is working on cures and vaccinations for diseases, including HIV and hepatitis. The group of WHS students took the field trip to Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Arsenal Street earlier this month for what is known at the company as a Lunch & Learn. The group of mostly juniors and seniors got to see the different phases of developing a drug, and talk to people who working on the cures. Last March, the WHS AP chemistry classes took the tour of Enanta.

A Handful of Open Houses in Watertown This Weekend

Check out this week’s open houses in Watertown. $995,000 – 36 Church St. Unit 36, 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bathroom townhouse, Open House: Sunday 12-1:30

$729,900 – 18 Wilson Ave. Unit 18, 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bathroom townhouse, Open House: Sunday 11:30-1

$995,000 – 30 Church St. Unit 30, 7 room, 3 bedroom, 2 full & 1 half bathroom townhouse, Open House: Sunday 12-1:30

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$995,000 – 28 Church St.

Jobs Available for 2020 U.S. Census Workers

The 2020 Census is approaching, and there are job opportunities available. The Census Bureau needs thousands of temporary employees to help complete the count. State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Watertown, provided information for those seeking work with the Census. “Massachusetts needs 54,000 applicants for 2020 Census efforts, but only has received about 17,000 applications so far. Census takers must be hired from all communities across the Commonwealth to ensure a complete count,” Brownsberger wrote on his website.

High-Tech Lights on Watertown Square Trees Allow for More Colorful Display

The new lights on the trees on the Watertown Square Delta can change colors and display patterns. The lights on the trees in Watertown Square have gone high tech, and will be lit for more than just the holidays. Residents may have noticed the lights around the trees on the Watertown Delta shine not only brighter, but in different colors. This is the result of the new light system installed by the Department of Public Works, said Jesse Myott, the DPW’s Director of Administration and Finance. For years, the lights on the trees in the Watertown Delta were all white.

More than a Dozen Raiders Named Middlesex League All-Stars, 3 Got MVP Award

A baker’s dozen of Watertown High School athletes from five sports made the Middlesex League All-Star teams during the fall sports season, with three named MVP in their sport. Girls Cross Country: Lakshmi Thangaraj

Field Hockey: Emily Campbell, Ally Kennedy (MVP) and Aurise Tattrie (MVP)

Football: David Manoukian

Boys Golf: Dario Christie and Tim McCall

Boys Soccer: Devon Breen, Nicholas DiPace, Rodrigo Freitas (MVP), Gevork Karapetyan and Caiden Kiani

Watertown Junior Named to Boston Globe’s Boys Soccer All-Scholastic Team

Watertown’s Rodrigo Freitas celebrates after scoring the winning goal in double overtime over Dracut in the North Section quarterfinal. Watertown junior Rodrigo Freitas added yet another accolade for the 2019 boys soccer season when he made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team. Freitas also made the All-State team, the All-EMass team, was named Middlesex League Freedom Division MVP, and was one of five Raiders to make the Middlesex League All-Stars. The midfielder scored 13 goals this season, including the game winner in overtime against Dracut in the Div. 3 North quarterfinal.

Find Out What’s Open & Closed on Christmas in Watertown

Most government offices, retail stores and restaurants will be closed on Christmas Day. A few will remain open, at least part of the day. Government

State and Federal offices: Closed

Town Hall: Closed

Library: Closed

Senior Center: Closed

Post Office: Closed

Mass. RMV: Closed

Retailers

Most will be closed, but can be open at owner’s discretion. Liquor Stores: Closed

CVS will be open on Christmas: Watertown Square location will be open 24 hours, the Watertown Street and Mt.

Two Watertown Players Names to Field Hockey All-Scholastic Team

Watertown Field Hockey players Aurise Tattrie (left) and Ally Kennedy made the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team. Here the pair signed their letters of intent to play in college. The Boston Globe named Watertown High School field hockey players Ally Kennedy and Aurise Tattrie to its All-Scholastic team. The pair added the honor to the list of other achievements this season. Tattrie and Kennedy were also named co-MVP of the Middlesex League Freedom Division.