Two Family Home in Watertown for Sale by Owner, Open House Sunday

Two family home for sale by owner in Watertown. A two-family home in Watertown is being sold by the owner. 18 and 20 Fuller Road

$1,199,999

Details: 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, oak floors, detached 2 car garage, walk to the Lowell School and Victory Field complex. Open house on Sunday, July 21st from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information contact Carusojor@yahoo.com

Mail-In Ballots Will Start Arriving This Week

The following information was provide by the City of Watertown:

Check your mail for any requested ballots that are delivered, starting this week. Residents who have not returned their 2024 census have been mailed Confirmation Cards to be signed and returned as proof of residency. Please complete and return them promptly! If you have any questions, call the City Clerk’s Office at 617-972-6486 and they will assist you.

Learn About What the Governor’s Council Does at League of Women Voters Forum

The following announcement was provided by the League of Women Voters of Mass.:

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA), in partnership with the advocacy organization Who Governs the Governor’s Council (WGCC), will host a Zoom event, “Who Governs the Governor’s Council?” to educate voters on what the Governor’s Council is and does, and how it affects the legal system on Tuesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to participate by registering here. The program will be moderated by Rahsaan Hall, President and CEO of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, former Director of the Racial Justice Program for the ACLU-MA. Panelists are David Harris, Emeritus Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School; Jean Trounstine, author, activist and professor who writes about the Governor’s Council and Parole for the Boston Institute of Nonprofit Journalism; and Nancy Bettinger, LWVMA criminal legal system legislative specialist. Modeled after the 2022 ACLU public education program, What a Difference a DA Makes, this event will explain the role of the Governor’s Council in lifetime judicial appointments, the Parole Board, and commutations and pardons. Register for the program here.

Panera Relocates to Watertown Square, Offering Rapid Pick-Up

Hamra Enterprises opened a new Panera To Go bakery café at 11 Mount Auburn Street in Watertown on July 11. (Courtesy Photo)

The following announcement was provided by Hamra Enterprises:

Consumers in Watertown and surrounding areas now have the convenience of a new dining option with the opening of a Panera To Go location, fully enabled for digital convenience and Rapid Pick-Up®. The grand opening of the new location at 11 Mount Auburn Street was on July 11. For Hamra Enterprises, a nationwide, family-owned restaurant operator headquartered in Springfield, Mo., this is the second Panera To Go location and the first in Massachusetts. It is the company’s 18th Panera location in Massachusetts, 91st Panera overall, and 195th across four brands: Panera Bread, Wendy’s, Noodles and Company, and Caribou Coffee.

Preschoolers Invited to an Intergenerational Ice Cream Social

The Brigham House will host an intergenerational event with Watertown Families for All. Preschool Children and their caregivers are invited to …… We All Scream for ICE CREAM on July 25th – 10 a.m.

At: Brigham House Assisted Living Residence341 Mt. Auburn Street – Watertown

We will offer:

• Music with Ms. Ruth• Take home crafts• Stories with our own Watertown librarian• Treats

Come enjoy music, bubbles and friendship

Special thanks to Brigham House, Marshall Home Fund and Watertown Families Together

LETTER: Open Letter to the Council on the Watertown Square Area Plan

To: Watertown City CouncilorsFrom: Linda ScottSubject: Response to Councilor Gannon’s comments on Watertown’s History on June 27, 2024ATTN: Please include this letter in the record and read at the July 16th Joint Hearing

Dear John,

I am sending this to all of the City Councilors, but I’m addressing it to you, since I am responding to the comments that you made about the history of Watertown at the June 27 Joint Meeting of the City Council and the Planning Board. Your comments gave me food for thought. I thought about how circular the path of Watertown has been … large, broken down factories replaced with office space. That gave way to Bio Tech labs. It’s been a pattern in Watertown’s history to go all-in on one thing.

LETTER: A Look at Recommended Amendments to Watertown Square Area Plan

By Linda ScottWatertown Resident

As I was perusing my e-mail on Friday, late afternoon, I saw this:

Subject Line: Watertown Square: Continued Joint Hearing on 7/16 at 6 PM & Kids Space! Oh, I thought. That’s the announcement of this Tuesday’s meeting at the Middle School to have more resident input on the “Watertown Square Area Plan.” I didn’t think much of it, until a (really) alert resident actually opened this up to find pages of additions and corrections to the Square Area Plan document! Yes, I opened this message and saw a link entitled: “Recommended Amendments to the Plan”Click here to see the amendements to the plan. As I opened this link up, my first thought was, “This is a whole lot to dump on the Council, Planning Board and the public just a few days away from this very important meeting!”

I also thought, “What a confusing presentation!

Artists and Scientists Wanted to be Part of Edible Watertown Project

The artwork from Edible Plants 2022, Clockwise from top left: Daylily by Patti Murphy, Bee Balm by Niloufar Keyhani, Elderberry by Marija Draskic Brancazio, Wintergreen by Kate Martens, Mayapple by Carol Leonesio, Mountain Mint by Cat Bennett, Huckleberry by Donna Calleja, Red Bud by Debajyoti Biswas, Bearberry by Connie Henry, and Garlic Chives by Jaclyn Kain. The City of Watertown provided the following announcement:

The Public Arts & Culture Committee is pleased to launch its next public art initiative, part of the Edible Watertown project, titled Expert Pairings. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Full details linked below:

Call for Artists and Scientists: Expert Pairings – Application open until September 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.! Expert Pairings invites artists and scientists to explore the ecology of Watertown and collaborate on temporary public artwork. Artists and scientists can submit qualifications individually or as a pair.