Hearing About Future of Arsenal on the Charles, Plan for Trees on Campus Continues Monday

Alexandria Real Estate EquitiesAn overhead view of the Arsenal on the Charles complex, with the new buildings proposed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities shown in blueish-grey. Arsenal Street runs along the top of the map, and North Beacon Street is the road the curves toward the bottom. Alexandria Real Estate Equities discussed their master plan for the Arsenal on the Charles complex at last Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting. The group will continue the discussion at a special Planning Board meeting on Monday, June 14. The group purchased the property located at 311 Arsenal St.

Watertown Farmers’ Market Opens Next Week, See the List of Vendors for 2021

The following announcement came from the Watertown Farmers’ market:

Opening Day is Just One Week Away! Mark Your Calendar for Wednesday June 16th ~ 2:30 – 6:30 PM. We’re so excited to open the 8th season of the Farmers’ Market, and look forward to seeing familiar as well as new faces in our favorite outdoor marketplace! Market Updates

This season will be much different than last, now that most COVID-19 restrictions have been rescinded by the State and CDC. As always, we strive to create a safe, inclusive, and comfortable environment, and encourage masks and social distancing for those who are more comfortable, and especially if unvaccinated.

School Committee Chairman Will Not Seek Re-election in November

School Committee chair John Portz will not be seeking re-election in 2021. After 16 years on the Watertown School Committee, John Portz announced he will not be running for another term. The current School Committee chair announced his decision at Monday’s School Committee meeting. “As my term ends this year I will not be running for a new term,” Portz said. “It has been a privilege to serve on the committee, and to support our efforts, and build and maintain the best possible school system.”