Welcome to American Alarms’ business and home security page for Weymouth, Massachusetts. This informational page provides important crime data along with additional information for those living in or considering moving to Weymouth.
Weymouth Business and Home Security Facts
According to the FBI Crime Database for Massachusetts’ 279 cities and towns, Weymouth was ranked 125th in “Most Property Damage per 100,000” in 2013 declining from 133rd in 2012. However, it was 160th for “Most Burglaries per 100,000” improving from 122nd in 2012.
American Alarm’s History in Weymouth
Based in New England since 1971, we’ve worked in the Weymouth area for decades. We know the landscape and we have good relationships with local police and fire officials. Our team of employees (200 strong and growing) live in the communities we serve, this means our customers are our neighbors.
The area that is now Weymouth was first settled by European colonists in 1622, who would name the settlement “Wessagusset.” In 1635, the settlement was incorporated and renamed Weymouth. The name Weymouth comes from a town of the same name in England, where many of the original settlers came from.
What Weymouth is Known for
As the second established settlement in Massachusetts, the original settlement grew modestly, but consistently with nearly 1,500 settlers by the time of the Revolutionary War. The original economy was based around the fishing and agriculture in town which allowed for a good base to grow from. The growth remained consistent up until through the Industrial Revolution, when the population boomed. Weymouth’s involvement with the Industrial Revolution was deep, as it became a major producer in the shoemaking and iron forging industries. The boom in industry brought many new residents to the town and by the end of the nineteenth century, there were over 10,000 residents in town. As the Industrial Revolution came to a close, the iron forging industry had died, down, but the shoemaking industry remained until the end of the twentieth century, and at one point, seventy-five percent of the locals worked in the industry. Today, Weymouth is a predominantly suburban town which acts as a re4sidential community for nearby Boston. With a population around 55,000, this city may be small, but it is big in culture and history.
Listing of Weymouth Favorites
Union Brew House – 550 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02188
Hearth N’Kettle Restaurant – 151 Main St, Weymouth, MA 02188
Gourmet Oriental Restaurant – 625 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02188
Blue Pointe Bistro – 61 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02188
Martini’s Italian-American – 450 Washington St, Weymouth, MA 02188
Short List of Historic Places or Recreation Spots
Due to the history of Weymouth, much of the sites in town are historic, whether it’s the buildings that were previously factories or the historic homes, Weymouth is also home to protected lands including Webb Memorial State Park. The birth home of Abigail Adams, the wife of former President Jon Adams and mother of former President John Quincy Adams is located in town. Through a major restoration effort, the doors were opened to the public to view the house. Also in town is Webb Memorial State Park, which is notable for once being home to a missile site. Today, located on nearly fifty acres, this park is set on a peninsula overlooking Boston Harbor and is frequented by locals who wish to walk and enjoy the view the Park provides.
Famous People from Weymouth
Charlie Coyle is a native of Weymouth where he first found his love for the sport of hockey. He would attend the local public schools until his Sophomore year of high school, where he would attend Thayer Academy, but he ultimately returned to Weymouth High School for his Senior year. He would later attend Boston University but left early to play Junior’s hockey in Canada. He was later drafted twenty-eighth overall by the San Jose Sharks in 2010, although he currently plays for the Minnesota Wild, with a promising NHL career ahead of him.
George Jung is best known for his role in the late twentieth century for trafficking cocaine to the United States from South America with the help of the Medellin Cartel. Born in Boston, Jung would be raised in Weymouth where he would excel in athletics and was dubbed a “Natural leader.” While his original involvement with drugs came from recreational use, he quickly realized the profits that could be made, and he turned to distribution. His rise to notoriety was came quickly as within seven years he had turned from recreational use to making over fifteen million a year in profits which became the height of his operation.
Gilbert N. Lewis best known for his work with chemical bonding, much of which is still taught and used today. Lewis was born in Weymouth where he lived with his family for much of his youth until he moved to Nebraska. After high school, he would attend the University of Nebraska for two years until he moved back East, attending Harvard University where he would graduate from in 1896. The concepts and work Lewis is most renowned for revolve around chemical bonding and include the discovery of covalent bonds, the creation of Lewis Dot Structures and the concept of electron pairs.