Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
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Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess.” Try…
CBS Boston reports Murray has a new job lined up already.
UPDATE, 12:15 p.m.: The Massachusetts Republican Party was quick to jump on the reports about Murray's resignation, saying Murray is trying "to outrun the scandal that dogs him" in a statement on their website. MassGOP attempted to liken Murray's exit to that of former House Speaker Thomas Finneran, who was convicted of obstruction of justice in 2007. “History doesn’t always repeat itself, but in this case it looks like Tim Murray is following the same path as a previous, disgraced Democratic official,” said Nate Little MassGOP Executive Director in the scathing statement. “Only time will tell if Murray follows the Finneran playbook to the end, complete with indictment and guilty plea.” UPDATE, 10:45 a.m.: Boston.com has updated their …
The following information was supplied by the Weston Police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Friday, May 17 2:36 a.m. -- Disturbance on Possum Road. 9:38 a.m. -- Burglary on Boston Post Road. 9:40 a.m. -- Identity theft on Westerly Road. Saturday, May 18 11:57 p.m. -- Suspicious motor vehicle on Winter Street. Sunday, May 19 12:21 a.m. -- Suspicious person on Robin Road. Services rendered. 5:20 p.m. -- Animal complaint on North Avenue. 11:32 p.m. -- Trespassing on Wellesley Street. An officer responded to the scene and found cars in the Weston High School Parking lot. The individuals involved were told to leave the area. Monday, May 20 7:44 a.m. -- Animal complaint on Concord Avenue. Services rendered. A caller reported a black bear was in the area of the center of town. The town's animal control office and Massachusetts …
The follow is an announcement sent to the Weston community from its outgoing Town Moderator, Wendy Spector.
What sold on the real estate market this week?
Wondering what other homes sold in Weston this week? Patch is too, and we're hoping our readers and real estate agents can help us answer the question. Do you know of a home sold in the city this week? If you do, let us know. Here's how: 56 Sunset Rd., Weston List Price: $1,485,000 Sold Price: $1 230,000 Sold Date: May 20, 2013 Living Area: 3,040 sq. ft. Rooms: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Baths: 2 full, 1 half 8 Surrey Ln., Weston List Price: $2,050,000 Sold Price: $1,997,500 Sold Date: May 17, 2013 Living Area: 6,000 sq. ft. Rooms: 14 Bedrooms: 6 Baths: 4 full, 2 half
According to the latest statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s, Weapon Related Injury Surveillance System, gun-related homicides are up by 100 percent.
See what's happening in Weston today.
Today's weather forecast -- 82 degrees and thunderstorms. A black bear has been spotted wandering around Weston recently. Stay up to date with Weston news with our free, daily newsletter. Knitting Night will be held at 6 p.m. at 454 Boston Post Rd. Weston is seeking a new Historical Commission member.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Applicants should contact the Board of Selectmen.
The Town of Weston is seeking a new member for its Historical Commission. The seven-member group meets every three or four weeks to administer the town's demolition by-law, CPA-funded projects and other restoration efforts. Also, members would conduct site walks and work outside of meetings. Any resident with knowledge and experience in design, architecture and history are encouraged to apply. Applicants can email a letter to email@example.com by June 14 or send a letter to the Weston Board of Selectman, P.O. Box 378, Weston, MA, 02493.
Town Meeting has adjourned after voters completed article 22 - 41.
Weston Town Meeting voters completed articles 22 - 41 last night and adjourned town meeting. See the results below (source: Town of Weston Twitter feed).
Former high school teacher Pat Conaway sees real hope in the young people who help him clean the area's trails, waterways and roadways.
Pat Conaway admits he is "kind of a nut" about the environment, so when he retired from teaching in 2008, it didn't take long for him to find a number of productive ways to spend his time. "I wanted to get people fired up about the environment, to try to encourage citizens to get involved locally," said Conaway, founder of Big Hearts, Little Feet. A nearly constant presence on area roadways, trails and waterways, Conaway can be found leading groups of volunteers, including many students, to pick up trash, improve trails and remove invasive species. From beer cans to soda and coffee cups, trash tossed by the roadside washes into local rivers and, if left alone, eventually finds its way to the ocean, where scientists have found plastic …