Reconstruction of Morse Street Approved by City Council

One of the longer streets on Watertown’s Southside will soon begin to be reconstructed after the City Council approved funds for the project on Tuesday. The City Council approved the borrowing of $2 million to cover a portion of the $2.6 million project, said City Manager George Proakis. The rest will be covered by funds set aside by the City for other street and sidewalk capital projects. The Morse Street project is part of the Long Streets and Connector Road Program. Morse Street will be totally reconstructed, with a new 24-foot-wide roadway and 5-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides, said Watertown Public Works Superintendent Greg St.

Dozens of Open Houses Around Watertown This Week

A mix of properties, from condos to two-families, will be holding open houses this weekend in Watertown. 19 Garfield St., $2,750,000, 6 bedroom 6 bathroom 6,274 sq. ft. Single Family, Open house: Saturday, July 13 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

72 Bradford Road #2, $629,000, 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 1,140 sq. ft.

See How Much Water & Sewer Rates Will Increase This Year

The City Council approved the water and sewer rates on Tuesday, which will be rising, but they would have been higher if not for an earlier decision. Water and sewer bills will be rising by 3.5 percent for Watertown residents and other customers. A residential customer who uses 4,000 cubic feet of water will see an increase of $26.87 per quarter. The rate for 100 cubic feet of water for tier 1, which is most single family homes, is $5.68 for water, $11.46 for sewer, and $17.14 combined. Despite the increase, City Manager George Proakis said the rate hikes have been higher in recent years, and it is below what had been forecast.

Watertown Students Graduate from Seven Colleges

Watertown students earned degrees at MassBay, University of Hartford, URI, Plymouth State, Emmanuel, Clark, and William & Mary. MassBay Community College

The following local students have earned a degree from MassBay Community College. Their academic dedication and hard work were celebrated at the College’s 62nd Commencement ceremony on May 23, 2024. * Gurkan Ozturk of Watertown has earned an Associate in Science Degree in Automotive Technology – BMW. * Resty Nabiryo of Watertown has earned an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing.

DCR Hosting Public Meeting About Future of Watertown Dam

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown Dam near Watertown Square slows the flow of the Charles River. A group is advocating removing the dam. The Mass. Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, will share its plans for studying the options for the future of Watertown Dam. Recently, the DCR studied the area around the Dam as part of its Removal Alternatives Analysis to develop conceptual design alternatives for the Dam.

Police Get Public’s Help ID’ing Driver Who Damaged Watertown Restaurant

The red pickup that struck Jana Grill on Galen Street. The photo was released by Watertown Police. Watertown Police have received help identifying the vehicle who slammed into the side of Jana Grill on Galen Street. The restaurant has closed temporarily due to the damage from the incident. The Watertown Police sent out the following request seeking public assistance on Wednesday, July 3:

Watertown PD is still looking to identify the driver and vehicle involved in an accident that occurred at 2:20am on Monday morning.

Watertown Senior Center has Free Medical Equipment Available

Free walkers and canes are among the free items available at the Watertown Senior Center. The Watertown Senior Center announced that it has some canes, walkers and other medical devices available for free. See the announcement below. We have a number of walkers, canes, a wedge, and assistive devices for visually impaired and hard of hearing. They are out in the lobby please stop in cool off and see what you can use.