Things to Do Today: Lincoln at the Beech, Noon Movies for the Kids, Happy Birthday, Olivia

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• Summer Pre-School Story Time will be held at the Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library, at 10:30 a.m. Stories and crafts for children age 3 to 5. Parents or caregivers must attend. Siblings may attend with adults. Registration is not required. The Benton Library is located at the intersection of Oakley and Old Middlesex. • It’s the return […]

Harris Field ‘On Schedule’ for Mid-August Return

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Belmont High School Athletic Director Jim Davis’ list of things to do this summer has one item that is underlined with a series of stars next to it. ★ Harris Field Renovation!! ★ In the past two weeks since work began on Belmont High’s field and track adjacent to the Skip Viglirolo Skating Rink and the […]

Obituary: Andrew MacAulay Jr.

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Andrew C. MacAulay Jr., a former chemist and teacher who bought his house on Chandler Street in September 1959 and lived there with Mary, his wife of 58 years, where they raised five children, died on Friday, June 27, 2013. MacAulay was 83. After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, MacAulay graduated from Northeastern […]

The Week to Come: The Beech Welcomes Lincoln, Kids Movies at Noon Oldies at Payson Park

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• It’s the return of Belmont Public Library’s Summer Noon Movies for Children. Join the staff of the Children’s Room for the following short films on Tuesday, July 1 at noon (that’s why they are called “Noon Movies”) in the library’s Assembly Room :    Is Your Mama a Llama?    Changes, Changes    Happy Birthday Moon   […]

Don’t Be Left Out: ‘The Leftovers’ Premiers Sunday Night on HBO

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Belmont author Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel “The Leftovers” about the aftermath on a small suburban New York town three years after a Rapture-like event in which two percent of the world’s population randomly vanishes premiers tonight, Sunday, June 29, at 10 p.m. on HBO cable. View the series trailer here. The book, which was the 2013 One Book One […]

Belmont House of the Week: 90 Somerset St.

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30 Somerset St. Not nearly as famous as its neighbor at 90 Somerset, the literary destination “Red Top,” the Albert Higgins house is a wonderful example of New England antebellum-style architecture. While the listing agent believes the house’s design is Greek Revival, it’s more a mashup of Greek Revival (more prominent on the Boston-facing east […]

Yard Sales in Belmont, June 28-29

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Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • 64 Creeley Rd. Saturday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. to noon. • 111 Fairview Ave., Sunday, June 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 76 Foster Rd., Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 68 Gilbert Rd., Saturday, June 28, 8 […]

Helping Repair A Place in Belmont History

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Nineteen-year-old Army Private James Paul White – known by his friends as “Whitey” – had seen his share of war in just the month he spent on the front lines in 1944. White – a member of Co. G, 26th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One,” – had fought as part of the US Army’s advance […]

Things to Do Today: Story Time at the Benton, Town Offices Closing at 1 PM

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• The Benton Library, Belmont’s independent and volunteer run library at the corner of Old Middlesex and Oakley, will be holding Summer Pre-School Story Time at 10:30 a.m. with stories and crafts for children 3 to 5. Younger siblings may attend with adults. Parents or caregivers must be present. Registration is not required. Pre-School Story Time […]

Sold in Belmont: Ponzi Schemer’s French Country Manor Sells For Big Bucks

French Manor "Village" owned by a man alleged to have been running a Ponzi scheme, sold for $2.5 million.

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” 42 Spring Valley Road. Standard Ranch-style (1956), Sold for: $1,150,000. Listed at $959,000. Living area: 1,558 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 53 days. 885 Concord Ave. French Country Manor House (village?) with an indoor pool (1999), Sold for: $2,500,000. Listed at $3,250,000. Living area: 14,425 sq.-ft. 25 rooms; 6 bedrooms, 6 […]