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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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149 Main St.
Watertown, MA  02472

Phone: (617) 972-6446
Fax: (617) 972-6499

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
The mission of the Watertown Health department is to protect and promote health, prevent disease and disability, and access and improve the health status of the community. Its divisions include:

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DIY Weddings and Food Safety


USDA Provides Food Safety Tips for Kitchen Confidence



04/18/2017



USDA Provides Food Safety Tips for Kitchen Confidence

USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service invites home cooks to gain kitchen confidence by refreshing their perspectives on food safety. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year approximately 48 million Americans suffer from foodborne illnesses, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Many of these illnesses can be prevented by changing behaviors in the kitchen and gaining a little kitchen confidence.




Household Hazardous Waste Collection

 May 13, 2017, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

****Change of location****

Lexington Department of Public Works,
201 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA 02420





Duties & Responsibilities
Environmental Health Services consist of mandated and non-mandated inspection programs including, but not limited to: Housing, Body Art, Food Establishments, Odor Noise and Dust, Tanning Establishments, Hazardous Waste Inspection, Lead Paint and Asbestos.

A full-time animal control officer (ACO) provides services for Watertown. The ACO responds to citizens’ complaints and enforces the provisions of the Animal Control Ordinance. The department hosts an annual rabies day for cats and dogs under the auspices of town veterinarian Thomas Cusick, D.V.M.

The Health Department offers a variety of free community health services to its residents such as: Tuberculosis Screening (Mantoux test), Flu & Pneumonia Clinics, Blood Pressure Screening and Health Education.

Board of Health
The Watertown Board of Health consists of: John H. Straus, M.D., Chairman, Barbara D. Beck, Ph.D., Clerk, and Richard Arnold, FNP BC, Member.