Watertown Holding Household Sharps Disposal & Collection Day

The Watertown Health Department will be collecting needles, syringes and other household sharps on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at City Hall. The Health Department provided the following information. Syringes may be discarded by bringing them to the Household Sharps Collection days. Follow these tips (PDF) while handling syringes.

See What’s Going on at the Watertown Library in December

Watertown Free Public LibraryThe Watertown Free Public Library. Live music, Democracy Talks, Dungeons & Dragons and the improved Library of Things. See this and other things going on at the Watertown Free Public Library in December. The Watertown Library provided the following information:

Holiday ClosuresChristmas    Closed Saturday, December 24, 2022    Closed Sunday, December 25, 2022    Open Monday, December 26, 2022 from 1 – 7 PMNew Year    Closing at 5 PM Saturday, December 31, 2022    Closed all day on Sunday, January 1, 2023

Gently-Used DVD Sale, 5 for $1Browse DVD and Blu-Ray films in the Library café. Proceeds benefit WFPL.

Developers Have Vision for Site at Pleasant St. & Rosedale Ave.

Broder/CBTAn illustration of the potential designs for a project at Pleasant Street and Rosedale Avenue, which would include a life science building, a garage and retail space. A project has been envisioned for a major parcel on Pleasant Street that would add a life science building, retail and a parking garage. Broder and CBT seek a Site Plan Review application for a project on the former Cannistraro property (and the former home of the Plumbing Museum) at the corner of Pleasant Street and Rosedale Ave. The project includes multiple parcels: 275 & 313 Pleasant St., 80 Rosedale Road and 60 Acton St. Project documents were submitted to the Watertown Planning Department and posted on the City website on Nov.

Giving Tuesday: Some Watertown Non-Profits You Can Support

Looking for a place in Watertown to donate on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29, here are some ideas. Watertown Boy’s & Girls Club serves hundreds of children across the community. It also provides swim lessons and hosts some of the Cops and Rec programs with the Watertown Police and the Watertown Recreation Department. There are other ways to give to the Watertown Boy’s & Girl’s Club, click here to see the options http://watertownbgc.org/donate/

The Watertown Community Foundation awards grants for educational programs, health programs, revitalization of the riverfront, and provides emergency assistance for families in crisis.

WestMetro HOME Discussing Plans for Homelessness Assistance & Support

The following information was provided by WestMetro HOME Constortium:

Save the dates! The WestMetro HOME Consortium and Barrett Planning Group are hosting three upcoming virtual community meetings to discuss a plan for funding homelessness assistance and supportive services. WestMetro HOME Consortium HOME-ARP Allocation Plan


The Virtual Community Meetings are Monday. December 5, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 5:00-6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. Each meeting will cover the same material. Register at tinyurl.com/WestMetro-HOME-ARP-Meeting

Register by November 27 to request language interpretation.

Runners Take to Streets of Watertown for 17th Annual Donohue’s Turkey Trot

Charlie BreitroseRunners hit the streets for the 17th annual Donohue’s Turkey Trot on Thursday morning. The tradition continued Thursday morning when hundreds of runners and walkers gathered for the 17th time to hit the streets of Watertown during the Donohue’s Bar & Grill Turkey Trot. The proceeds from the 5K run and walk run and walk go to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. Charlie BreitroseTurkey Trot competitors jump off the line at the start of the 5K race. The race drew a large crowd on a sunny but crisp Thanksgiving morning when temperatures hovered around freezing.