Watertown Advertising Agency Works on Campaigns of Change, Including the State’s COVID-19 Efforts

MORE AdvertisingThe co-owners of MORE Advertising, Managing Partner and President Judi Haber, left, and Founder and CEO Donna Latson Gittens. A Watertown-based advertising agency with a different focus has been in business for nearly a quarter century. Unlike most agencies it does not market products, it works on campaigns of behavior change, including Massachusetts’ COVID-19 prevention and vaccination efforts. MORE Advertising is a full-service, integrated advertising agency, but there is a major difference from most agencies, said Managing Partner and President Judi Haber. “Traditional advertising agencies sell products.

Join the Watertown Business Coalition’s June Online Coffee Connect

Speak with people in the Watertown business community, non-profits and others about doing business during COVID and how to operate in the post-pandemic environment. The Watertown Business Coalition will be holding its monthly online networking event on Wednesday, June 16. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and will be held remotely on Zoom. This month’s forum will be an opportunity for the business community to discuss the challenges of our COVID altered reality and a path back to some level of economic normalcy. “Our online forum is free to Watertown Residents and our Business Community and will include general networking and breakout rooms. Find a comfortable place in your home with a cup of coffee or tea! Let’s get through these times together, Watertown!”

Watertown Library Lifts Most COVID-19 Restrictions, Opens at Full Capacity

The following announcement was provided by the Watertown Free Public Library:

Starting on Saturday, May 29, most covid restrictions were rescinded inside the Watertown Free Public Library. With capacity and social distancing limitations removed, patrons were welcomed back to full use of the library. It didn’t take long to feel the buzz that was so common before COVID hit last March. For the past year, library services have been greatly reduced to primarily browsing the collection, checking out materials, and limited computer and equipment use. Now, patrons can walk in and use computers, study rooms, sit and read, work, and use the public meeting rooms. Library operating hours are near pre-covid with the final move to full hours on July 11 when the library will resume Sunday hours.

Watertown High School Graduation to be In-Person, Seniors Will Have Prom, Other Events

Charlie BreitroseThe Watertown High School’s Class of 2021 will hold an in-person graduation ceremony at Victory Field with no limits on guests. Pictured here, the Class of 2014 celebrates. Watertown High School’s graduation ceremony will return to Victory Field in 2021, with full attendance, and the senior class will also get to attend prom, the senior barbecue and other events. The Class of 2021 will graduate on Friday, June 4 at 6 p.m. at Victory Field, announced WHS Principal Joel Giacobozzi on Tuesday. There had been discussions about limiting the number of guests each student could invite, but with the change in the state’s COVID-19 guidelines the school will not limit the number of people attending the ceremony.

Half of Watertown Residents Vaccinated, Cases Down, Number of Deaths Reaches 40

Even as the rate of COVID-19 continues to drop in Watertown, three more COVID deaths of Town residents were reported last week. Vaccinations are on the rise, with more than half the Town fully vaccinated, and now children age 12 and over can get one of the vaccines. On Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker announced all industry and capacity restrictions will be completely lifted on May 29. The mask mandate will be lifted in most places, but still be required in public transportation, health facilities and K-12 schools and early education schools. Statewide, 3.2 million residents have been fully vaccinated, according to the Mass.