See What’s Available in Watertown Recs’ Winter II Session

The Watertown Recreation Department is offering sports programs, science lessons and crafts during the Winter II session, which starts Feb. 22. Activities include Cops ‘N’ Rec, the Survivor Series, and sports programs for children in grades K-12, as well as adults. Children in grades 3-5 can join the Wicked Gross Science Lessons, and Crafts and Games is available for students in grades K-2. A variety of sports offerings are available for students in all grades, including Junior Raiders, Sports Saturdays and the Survivor Series, which includes activities such as snowshoeing, flag football, futsal soccer, obstacle courses, relay races, mini Olympics, hiking, and street hockey.

A Multifamily and a Single Family Home Sold This Week

One property sold this week in Watertown. $975,000 – 29-31 Bromfield St., Multi-family Home – 2 Family, 2,685 Living Area Sq. Ft., 2 Units, 11 Total Rooms, 5 Total Bedrooms

$670,000 – 191 Chapman St., Single Family – Detached Ranch, 1,260 Living Area Sq. Ft., 6 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom

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Watertown Claims League Basketball Crown by Beating Winchester

The Watertown boys basketball team poses after winning the Middlesex League Tournament by beating Winchester, 64-57. An empty Watertown High Gym does not have the same feel as a rowdy TD Garden, but Saturday’s Middlesex League Boys Basketball Championship on Saturday had a special feel for the victorious Raiders. The league tournament was the only postseason on offer during COVID-19, and senior Gabe Spinelli put an exclamation mark on the win by dunking the ball as time ran out in Watertown’s 64-57 defeat of Winchester. “It’s not the state championship but it’s something,” Spinelli said. “The fact that we had (a game with) a postseason feel is huge, and that helped us a lot in this game.”

Oscar Winner Spotted Filming in Watertown Neighborhood

Hollywood star George Clooney was spotted in Watertown this week working on his latest film. The two-time Oscar winner was seen near Bemis Park, off Waltham Street on the Westside of Watertown, on Thursday, according to WBC Channel 4. View this post on Instagram A post shared by WBZ-TV 4 (CBS Boston) (@wbztv)

Clooney is directing the Amazon Studios film The Tender Bar, whose stars include Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan (Cyclops in X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Lily Rabe, whose credits include American Horror Story, according to IMDB. IMDB describes the plot as: A boy growing up in Long Island seeks out father figures among the patrons at his uncle’s bar. The screenplay was written by William Monahan, who also wrote The Departed.

Health Director Rips Governor’s Decision to Take Vaccinations Away from Local Health Departments

Watertown Health Director Larry Ramdin said he was “extremely disappointed” with Gov. Charlie Baker’s decision to remove local health departments from the COVID-19 vaccination process and handing it to privately run vaccination sites. Ramdin told the Board of Health that received word of the change on Wednesday, the same day that the Watertown Health Department gave vaccines to 100 residents age 75 or older. He said health departments have better training and can administer more doses than pharmacies and other vaccination sites. “We have been going through this. Every one of the clinics we host is a drill for an emergency dispensing site.

Girls Hoops Coach Thanks Team After Challenging 2021 Season, Boys Hoops Makes League Final

Three seniors on the Watertown girls basketball team closed out their career this week, from left, Leah D’Amico, Morgan Beirne and Christina Zouein. The season ended Wednesday for the Watertown High School girls basketball team with a loss in the first round of the Middlesex League playoffs, but Head Coach Pat Ferdinand still called it an “incredible season.” The Raiders had to adjust to the season shortened by COVID-19, and the safety guidelines put in during the pandemic, including having to wear masks while playing and not having fans in the stands. The team even had to find ways to work on their game even when they couldn’t practice in person, Ferdinand said. He particularly thanked the three seniors, Leah D’Amico, Morgan Beirne and Christina Zouein.

Multiple Open Houses in Watertown This Weekend

See this week’s Watertown open houses. $779,900 – 22 Myrtle St., Single Family – Detached Colonial, 1,815 Living Area Sq. Ft., 7 Room, 3 Bedroom, 2 Full & 1 Half Bathroom, Open Houses: Saturday 2-3:30 Sunday 2-3:30

$338,000 – 32 Whites Ave. Unit F4401, Condo – Garden, 695 Living Area Sq. Ft., 3 Room, 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom, Open Houses: Saturday 11-2 Sunday 11-2

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$339,000 – 112 Mt.