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By bostonpads - 11/9/20 - 1:30 pm

The challenges faced by the Boston housing market have been well documented in 2020. The pandemic has caused massive shifts in urban population distribution in metropolitan areas all across the country, and Boston is no exception. It effectively took one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets and caused it to come to a grinding halt as apartment vacancies soar all over the city.

By adamg - 11/8/20 - 1:46 pm

Watertown News reports (scroll down) two people distributing leaflets about the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh called police because one resident pointed a gun at them and wouldn't stop pointing it at them even after they said what they were doing. Police found the man still clutching the loaded gun, heard him say he thought the two were trying to break into his house, then eventually charged him with eight counts related to improper storage of weapons and suspended his gun license.

By markg - 8/17/20 - 1:09 pm

Our mail-in ballots took six days to travel across Watertown mailed 8/11 arrived 8/17. Expect more USPS slow downs as the November election approaches. Trumps plan to Kneecap the Post Office https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/14/obama-trump-postal-service-usps-395270 seems to be having the desired effect.

Check the status of your mail-in ballot here: https://www.sec.state.ma.us/wheredoivotema/track/trackmyballot.aspx

By adamg - 6/9/20 - 4:26 pm

Sidewalks in Watertown Square were filled with Black Lives Matter writing in chalk until this afternoon when, as Mary Burns reports a guy with a bucket and mop walked around whitewashing out every single "Black" mention. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 6/2/20 - 4:25 am

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced that it has reopened to the public from noon to 7 pm daily. Public restrooms will be open, but all other buildings including the chapels and Washington Tower remain closed.

The cemetery had temporarily closed on March 30, except for families visiting their loved ones' graves.

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By adamg - 4/10/20 - 12:20 pm

DCR announced it's shutting parts of Day Boulevard in South Boston, Francis Parkman Drive in Jamaica Plain and Greenough Boulevard at dusk today to make the asphalt available to pedestrians, bicyclists and scooter riders who want some fresh air while keeping six feet away from everybody else. Read more.

By adamg - 3/30/20 - 9:10 pm
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Halfway Cafe owner John Grasso announced today that the burgers-and-beer places are temporarily closing altogether tonight due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/28/20 - 8:46 am

Mount Auburn Cemetery announced that it is closing to the public, effective this Monday, March 30. From that day forward, the gates will be open only from 4 to 6 pm, and only for the purpose of families visiting their loved ones' graves.

By adamg - 1/19/20 - 3:56 pm
Half off on Patriots stuff at one supermarket

Thomas the roving UHub photographer spotted Patriots plates, napkins and cups half off at the Watertown Stop & Shop on this AFC championship day.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 9:02 am
Corey Martell

Transit Police report arresting two brothers on charges they threatened the driver of an MBTA bus with a knife last night after he wouldn't let them on board at the Watertown yard because his bus was out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 11/8/19 - 5:47 pm
Malala

A federal judge yesterday sentenced Burhan Ud Din, 50, of Watertown, to three years of probation and 500 hours of community service for his participation in a scheme by Pakistani natives to defraud the IRS through a chain of fried-chicken joints in the Boston area. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 10:23 am
Laterns lit in Watertown in memory of victims of nuclear bombs.

Memorial lanterns on the Charles River in Watertown.

Greg Cook reports that people who gathered in Watertown Square last night for a vigil to remember those who died in atomic blasts also took time to recall the victims of mass murders this weekend.

By adamg - 7/21/19 - 12:49 pm
Tree down in Watertown

Matthew Landers was among the drivers who had to stop for a tree that came down on Belmont Street in Watertown today.

By lurchie - 5/23/19 - 1:27 pm

Because I know that Adam is a sucker for this sort of thing . . .

By adamg - 5/20/19 - 12:52 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reports the under-construction Arsenal Yards (where the Arsenal Mall used to be) will be the first US home of Tori Jiro, a yakitori chain that also serves fried chicken and chicken meatballs for people who don't prefer their chicken in small bites and roasted on skewers.

By adamg - 3/3/19 - 9:36 pm

Boston Restaurant Talk reporta.

By adamg - 2/14/19 - 10:56 pm

Somerville Police and the Middlesex County District Attorney's office report the arrest of Edward Clark, 55, of Norwood, for the Feb. 8 crash that killed Allison Donovan, an educator in the Watertown school system. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/18 - 8:03 pm

WBUR reports a new zoning ordinance requires developers to put solar panels on new buildings and buildings undergoing extensive renovations.

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