Information from the Waltham Health Department:

The City of Waltham Board of Health will work together with residents, business owners, and other City Departments to promote a better understanding of rat/rodent behavior and how to minimize their presence and impact on the community. Our inspectors are committed to rodent control and providing educational information to the public. By working together we can keep our neighborhoods clean and healthy. There's no way around it! To send the rats packing we all have to work together.


For more information click here.  If you have questions or concerns please call

(781) 314-3305


Public Help Needed: Reward For Information On Cooper Street Arson

Fire officials asked anyone with information concerning the Cooper Street fire to contact the statewide arson hotline, at 1-800-682-9229 with any information. There is a reward of up to $5,000 for information regarding the alleged arson.


Additionally, the property owner and general contractor, Callahan Construction Managers, is offering an award of up to $100,000 upon the arrest and conviction of those allegedly responsible for the fire.


City Wide Annual Clean Up

The City of Waltham is holding an annual city wide cleanup on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We will clean up the City of trash and litter. This is a great opportunity for residents, students and businesses to get involved in their community and help maintain a clean city we all can be proud of.  We are seeking volunteers to make this event successful.  Anyone can pitch in, students, shopkeepers, neighbors, service organizations, large corporations, churches and the youth organizations to name a few.  Volunteers may join as individuals or in groups.  The goal is to spread across the entire City and hit as many areas in need such as parks, street, sidewalks, the Riverwalks. Please contact the City’s Consolidated Public Works Department at 781-314-3800 or visit us at 165 Lexington Street for more information on this event or to sign up to volunteer, or e-mail Stewart LaCrosse at or  Janice Deveney at


The 7th Annual Moody Street 5K Road Race Set For May 7, 2017

Start time: 12 noon. The route is the same - Moody St from the bridge to Derby/Crescent St, Woerd Ave around the Island and back to Moody along the Riverwalk past the Watch Factory, over Prospect St and along the Charles River. There will be some disruption to traffic between 11:30 and 1:30 pm, but it will also bring a lot of foot traffic to the Moody Street area. -


Watch City Steampunk Festival on Saturday, May 13

A FREE, all-day, outdoor Steampunk Festival on the Common, Waltham, Massachusetts. Sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership. The Festival will encompass more than 50 vendors, kid’s activities, various food trucks, and multiple performance spaces.


Check out the website for more information or for details on how to become a vendor, performer or volunteer! -


9th-Annual Waltham Riverfest Set For June 16-17

A Celebration of the River, Music, Art, Food, and Culture. Friday June 16 (Evening - 5pm-8pm) and all day Saturday June 17 (10am-5pm).


Riverfest is sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership and the Waltham Tourism Council, with support from various businesses. The organizing committee has gathered together a vast array of events, including music, children’s entertainment, a parade down Moody Street, a pet parade, and many other attractions and activities. -


Storefront Improvement Program sees more businesses improving their outward appearances!

Sept. 21, 2016 - The continuing results of the Storefront Improvement Program (SIP) are impressive. New signs have gone up at Joco's Bar and Kitchen at 450 Moody Street, Suman's Salon at 396 Moody Street, Marcou Jewelers at 318 Moody Street, Los Primo's Barbershop at 459 Moody Street, and Leo's Place Diner at 655 Main Street.


The Storefront Improvement Program is a pilot program of the DWP which provides grants of up to $5,000.00 for exterior facade improvements such as awnings, signage, windows, etc. The program is funded through the City of Waltham Planning Departments using CDBG funds.


Click on an image below to see a larger version.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Moody Street Clean Up Event!

Along with the Waltham Land Trust, we would like to say a huge "Thank You" to everyone who came out and participated in our Moody Street Clean Up. We had over 40 participants and cleaned up an estimated 25 full bags of trash and litter! The Waltham Land Trust and the The City of Waltham stocked us up with gloves and trash bags... and Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream gave out Coupons for Kiddie Ice creams to kids 10 and under who came as well.


The Downtown Waltham Partnership has recently completed its first round of Storefront Improvement Program grants.


Nov. 16, 2015 - Congratulations to the first 10 grant recipients:


  • Paris EyeCare
  • Raj Collections
  • Gustazo Cuban Restaurant and Cafe
  • Amuleto Mexican Table
  • Nonna’s Italian Bar and Grill
  • Bistro781
  • More Than Words
  • Francos Pizzeria
  • Evolving Closet
  • Happy Feet Reflexology


The DWP Storefront Improvement Program awards design assistance and grants of up to $5,000 to qualified business and property owners in Downtown Waltham. Recipients and/or their employees must meet low-moderate income guidelines. Funding is provided by the City of Waltham Planning Department using federal Community Development Block Grant funds.


Eligible improvements include; signage, awnings, lighting, windows and other exterior improvements. The business must be located in the Downtown and the project must be approved by the property owner. Storefront designs are developed in collaboration with the business/property owner and DWP’s Design Review Committee. All projects must meet City Building and Sign Code regulations.


View PDF of images of 2014-2015 Storefront Improvements


Applications are now being accepted for the second round of grants.


Mayor supports local businesses and citizens with a FREE “Tick Tock Trolley” loop, serving portions of the Downtown


June 5, 2015 - Mayor Jeannette A. McCarthy is pleased to announce that the city of Waltham’s “Tick Tock Trolley” will begin operating JUNE 18th to support local businesses and citizens with a FREE downtown parking lot loop on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm! This service will be free and the route is designed to provide easy and convenient access to the City’s parking lots for downtown visitors and citizens. Find Out More



Waltham Farmers’ Market

Saturdays through Nov. 4th

9:30 am - 2 pm

119 School Street

More info


Charles River Historic Walking Tour

Date: Sept. 3, 2017

Location: Meet at Landry Park at 154 Moody Street, Waltham, MA, 02453.

Noon - 1:00 pm: Historical walking tour about the industrial revolution and a wildlife talk led by the Waltham Land Trust.

1:00 - 1:30 pm: Tour of the Watch City Bike Lab and talk with the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation at 154 Moody Street.

Description: East Coast Greenway Alliance and its partners are hosting a historical walking tour, wildlife talk, tour of the Watch City Bike Lab and talk with the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation on September 3 from noon to 1:30 pm.

More Info


Waltham Neighborhoods Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017

Time/Location: 1-4 pm on the front lawn of the Waltham Public Library at 735 Main Street in Waltham.

Description: The event is completely free and every year there is great entertainment, free food, and activities.  If it rains, the event will be moved inside the library.

There are several performers lined up and the current stage schedule is:

1:00 - ZUMBA

1:50 - Diamond Family Circus

2:30 - Jeff Jam, children’s musician

3:05 - Guy the band

3:30 - Adam Sickler, musician

More info


Waltham Day

Date: Sept. 16, 2017

Time/Location: 8-9 am on Waltham Common

More Info


Waltham Chamber of Commerce Events

Women In Business Breakfast

Date: Tue, Sept. 12, 2017

Time/Location: 7:30 - 9:00 am -

Hilton Garden Inn, Waltham MA

Speaker: Dorothy Will, Director WCVB-TV


Networking After Hours

Date: Thu, Sept. 14, 2017

Time/Location: 5:30 - 7 pm - Ruth's Chris Steak House, Waltham MA

Description: Hosted by: Ruth Fertel founded Ruth's Chris Steak House in 1965 in New Orleans. In 2017 we brought Ruth's Chris to Waltham. Whenever a meal brings people together, we're honored when it's shared around one of our tables. A world-class steak house, uniquely Waltham: Ruth knew the importance of embracing the place you call home.


Young Professional's Network

Date: Tue, Sept. 26, 2017

Time/Location: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Bistro 781, Waltham Massachusetts

Description: The Young Professional's Network will serve to foster the development of Waltham's young talent through networking opportunities, career development guidance and resources for startups.


Bring a Friend Month at Gymnasia!

September is Bring a Friend MONTH at Gymnasia! 10% off all startup packages. Members, share this post and tag your friends!


*If your friend joins (at 10% off), you get $25 off your next month!

**If you bring 5+ friends, you get 25% off your next month!

***Whoever brings the most friends gets 100% (!!) off their next month!

Seriously? Yes.


Any session is fair game, just shoot us an e-mail in advance. One free session per friend. Questions? Comment below, or e-mail




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