Open Houses In Belmont: Seven Figures for the One Percent

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Here are a few of the open houses in Belmont this weekend. In fact, this week, how about the homes that are selling for a pretty penny; more like 100 million pennies: homes that are listed for more than $1 million. And according to the Seattle-based real estate brokerage firm Redfin, the most expensive one percent of […]

Mastering the Blank Page: Blacker Awards Honor Three Seniors Who Filled the Bill

The winners of the 2014 Blacker Awards and their teachers: Hannah Pierce-Hoffman, Dr. Kristin Comment, Aldis Elfarsdottir, Risa Carp, Sam Korn.

Mastering the blank page starts with Belmont’s youngest writers, said Lindsey Rinder, director of English, ELL and Reading. Speaking before an audience of students, parents, educators and the trio of Belmont High School’s outstanding seniors writers at the annual Lillian Blacker Awards, Rinder recalled a first grader coming to her before writing her very first story. “I’ve never […]

The Weekend In Belmont: Town Day, Graduation, Concert at First Church, Yard Sale For Fire Victims

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• Belmont Town Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Belmont Center on Saturday, May 31. There will be food, music and rides and entertainment for the kids while businesses and community groups will have tables out in the middle of Leonard Street. Don’t be scared off by the small threat […]

Before Cold and Rain, One Entrepreneur Makes Lemonade Pay

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Memorial Day Monday was an outlier this year; a warm and a bit humid day sandwiched between cool and at time rainy weather. It was the perfect opportunity for Evelynn of Fairview Avenue to show her entrepreneurial chops. With attendees from the Memorial Day ceremony heading back home, the five-year-old made a batch of nicely-tart lemonade, found […]

Au Revoir: After Four Decades in Town, Romneys Sell Belmont Townhouse

So long, Mitt and Ann.

For the first time since 1971 when they moved into the pretty house on Winn Street, Mitt and Ann Romney are no longer Belmont residents, selling their South Cottage Street townhouse on May 6 for $1.2 million, according to records at the South Middlesex Registry of Deeds. The Romneys purchased the townhouse in the Woodlands at Belmont […]

Sold In Belmont: 1950s Split-Level Goes for $1.25 Million

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A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” 30 Howells Road. “Country home” Colonial (1898), Sold for: $1,173,000. Listed at $1,100,000. Living area: 2,091 sq.-ft. 7 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 33 days. 37 Thayer Road. Condominium, Sold for: $234,000. Listed at $233,900. Living area: 615 sq.-ft. 4 rooms; 1 bedrooms, 1 bath. On the market: 63 days. 32 Amherst Road. Split-level […]

Take A Walk On the Little River Side

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Come on a spring nature walk and imagine the time of the ice industry and other historical adventures along the Little River in Cambridge and Belmont during the Little River History Nature Walk led by Anne-Marie Lambert of the Belmont Citizens Forum. Walkers will pass cattail marshes, tributaries and maples to an idyllic view of Little Pond in Belmont. The walk will take place on […]

What to Do Today: How Cambridge Built Their Library, Playoff Tennis, 6th Grade Concert

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• Never say die. “A New Library: An Impossible Dream Realized” is a talk by Susan Flannery, director of libraries for Cambridge, about the dream of a new public library realized in Cambridge; how it impacts the functions the library serves and what it means to the community. The talk, hosted by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library will […]

Pair of Belmont High Alumni Race To National Championships

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It was a magical Saturday, May 26, as two Belmont High School grads took home national championships at the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at at Ohio Wesleyan University. Haverford College senior Chris Stadler passed long-time rival and defending champion John Crain of North Central College on the final stretch in the 5,000 meters to win by less […]