OP-ED: School, General Government Aid Will Not be Cut

State Sen. Will Brownsberger

The following piece was provided by State Sen. Will Brownsberger, who represents Watertown, Belmont and parts of Boston:

The legislature and the Governor recently announced a joint commitment to avoid cuts in state aid to municipalities in the current fiscal year despite the state’s own loss of revenues.

Small Saves Brings Some Drama to Hockey in This Week’s Comic

Cartoon by James Demarco

James DeMarco grew up in Watertown and became a goaltender at age 5. It’s his life’s passion to stand between the pipes and keep the puck out of the net. Combining this with the love of cartooning, Small Saves emerged in 1991 and took on a life of his own. “To play goal–then come home and draw Small Saves — is my ideal definition of a good day.”

Arsenal Yards Bringing Art & Music to Outdoor Rivergreen

Arsenal Yards will host performances and art on the Rivergreen as part of Petals to the Metal.

The following announcement was provided by Arsenal Yards:

Summer is officially in bloom at Watertown’s Arsenal Yards! Shops and restaurants have been opening up – including recent additions like Ben & Jerry’s and City Works Eatery & Pour House – and Arsenal Yards’ outdoor Rivergreen space is well underway as construction continues.

YMCA Open for Swimming, Personal Training; Offering Lunches for Kids

The following information came from the West Suburban YMCA:

The West Suburban YMCA is now open! 

The West Suburban YMCA reopened its doors to new and existing members on July 6, following the state’s transition into Phase 3 of its reopening plan. New protocols are in place to align with all guidance and recommendations outlined by the CDC, state, and local health departments.