Three of Watertown Homes Sold This Week

See the trio of properties that were sold this week in Watertown. $741,000 – 65 Lowell Ave., Single Family – Detached Colonial, 1,310 Living Area Sq. Ft., 8 Room, 3 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom

$655,000 – 22 Quincy St. Unit 1, Condo – 2/3 Family 1,550 Living Area Sq. Ft., 7 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom

$899,000 – 63 Forest St.

Watertown Business Coalition Surveying Businesses About Reopening Challenges

The Watertown Business Coalition wants to know what challenges are facing local businesses as they reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown, and have put together a short survey. Some of the barriers or obstacles maybe getting PPEs, financial advice, or getting inventory. Click here to take the survey. The group sent out the following message:

Hello Friends & Neighbors in the Business Community! As we move through the reopening phases, we want to help you reopen successfully.

Several Homes Having Open Houses in Watertown This Week

Check out the open houses around town this weekend. $749,000 – 261 Orchard St., Single Family – Detached Cape, 1,960 Living Area Sq. Ft., 6 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom, Open House: Sunday 2-3:30

$419,000 – 18 Hunt St. Unit 1, Condo, 717 Living Area Sq. Ft., 3 Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, Open Houses: Saturday 10:30-12 Sunday 10:30-12

$394,900 – 2 Townly Road Unit 6, Condo – 2/3 Family, 700 Living Area Sq.

Watertown Restaurants Can Apply for Temporary Outdoor Seating as Part of COVID-19 Reopening

Temporary outdoor seating will be allowed for Watertown restaurants as part of the COVID-19 reopening, with certain regulations including keeping seating at least six feet apart. As a way to allow Watertown restaurants to offer more seating as the reopen during COVID-19, the Town Manager announced that owners and managers can apply for temporary outdoor seating. Town Manager Michael Driscoll sent out the application on Thursday afternoon. The tables must remain at least six feet apart when diners are seated, and the take out area must be at least six feet from where seats are located. A five-foot path must be maintained on the sidewalk outside the restaurant to make them ADA handicap accessible.

Two Properties Were Sold in Watertown This Week

Watertown had a pair of homes sold this week. $965,000 – 59 Barnard Ave., Single Family – Detached Colonial 2,315 Living Area Sq. Ft., 10 Room, 4 Bedroom, 3 Full & 1 Half Bathroom

$815,000 – 133 School St., Multi-family Home – 2 Family – 2 Units Up/Down, 2,856 Living Area Sq. Ft., 2 Units, 10 Total Rooms, 4 Total Bedrooms

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Gov. Baker Approves Phase 2 of Reopening Which Includes Restaurants, Retail & Childcare

Gov. Charlie Baker, with Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Beginning Monday, June 8, Massachusetts restaurants can begin to offer outdoor dining and retail store will be able to open for shoppers. They are part of Phase 2 of the state’s COVID-19 re-opening plan, along with childcare, and additional recreation facilities and medical services. Gov. Charlie Baker made the announcement of the beginning of Phase 2 on Saturday afternoon. There will be two steps of Phase 2, with the first one including outdoor dining at restaurants, retailers stores opening, childcare, day camps, lodging and youth sports.

Several Open Houses to Visit in Watertown This Weekend

A variety of types of properties are having open houses in town this week. $750,000 – 10 Wheeler Lane, Single Family – Detached Colonial, 1,934 Living Area Sq. Ft., 8 Room, 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Bathroom, Open House: Saturday 12-1

$630,000 – 5 Circuit Lane Unit 5-F, Condo – Townhouse, 1,680 Living Area Sq. Ft. 6 Room, 2 Bedroom, 1 Full & 1 Half Bathroom, Open House: Saturday, 12-2:30

$430,000 – 229 Coolidge Ave.

Tufts Health Plan Leaving Town, Real Estate Investor Taking Over Building

Tufts Health Plan will leave its offices on Mt. Auburn Street after swapping it with Spear Street Capital for a property in Canton. Shown here, runner gather for the Watertown Police Department’s Finish Strong Road Race. Tufts Health Plan will be swapping its Watertown headquarters for a location in Canton after it merges with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and the building on Mt. Auburn Street will be acquired by a real estate investor.