This Week in Belmont: Preventing Fraud Lecture, Cartooning for Kids, Decision on PARCC

• Belmont Police Department Lt. Kristin Daly, joined by representatives from the Massachusetts Bankers Association and Springwell, will present a timely lecture on “Preventing Fraud” at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, June 24, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Learn about the types of scams and fraud that exist and financial exploitation of seniors. Get practical advice about […]

Belmont Car Wash Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 1964 Prices

It’s like “Hot Tub Time Machine” but for your car. Belmont Car Wash & Detailing in Waverley Square will be marking a half century in business today, Saturday, June 21, by returning to 1964 prices; a buck for a Soft Touch wash (regularly $9.99) and $2 for the Super Shine wash (a $13.99 value) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The […]

For Sale in Belmont: Four New to the Streets

Houses for sale in Belmont; a little something for every price range: • 252 Common St. (at the corner of Long Avenue), Brick Colonial, 1925. 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. 2,634 sq.ft., On a quarter acre corner lot. Sale price: $1,039,000.  • 14 Harris St. (a block from Town Field), Colonial, 1927. 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. 1,980 sq.ft., One of the […]

On Trail: Habitat Creates Path to Accessibility

Alex Nolin has been a big “birder” –  those whose hobby is bird observation – since middle school. “I’ve liked birds ever since I was a kid watching a lot of nature films,” said Nolin. But for a person who travels exclusively in a motorized wheelchair, the woods and meadows Nolin would like to travel to make his observations is fairly limited. That included Belmont’s […]

School’s Out! Summer Recess Begins; Town Clears Out

The calendar says that summer begins on Saturday, June 21. But every Belmont parent or student knows that summer officially starts late in the morning of today, Friday, June 20 as the six public schools close their doors for the summer recess. Several schools will have ceremonies on the final day of the school year […]

Belmont Weekend: Pool Blast Off Sunday, Bright Corner Fair, the ‘Chef’ at the Studio

• The Belmont Recreation Department will be holding the 6th annual Summer Blast Off Party at the Underwood Pool on Sunday, June 22, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Join the celebration of the Underwood Pools’ farewell season with music, games and fun. • The Bright Corner Summer Fair will be held in the strip mall at 70 Concord Ave. on […]

Final Cut: Frank’s Barber Shop Closes as Commercial Market Shifts

Frank Cannalonga has been a Belmont barber for the past half century. And if you count the first ten years spent with his brother-in-law’s shop in Watertown, it’s been 60 years “cutting hair,” Cannalonga said. “I have been here 50 years at this barber chair. That’s a lot of standing,” said the 84-year-old Robinwood Road […]

Sold in Belmont: Townhouse on Warwick Clears $930K

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” 4 Warwick Road. Townhouse condominium (2005), Sold for: $930,000. Listed at $869,000. Living area: 3,164 sq.-ft. 8 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 125 days. 1041 Concord Ave. Extended Cape (1941), Sold for: $699,900. Listed at $699,900. Living area: 1,474 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. On the market: 54 days. […]

Belmont Market Day: Jamaica Mi Hungry Food Truck and Late-Spring Greens on the Menu

Summer is almost here, but there’s still time to enjoy spring’s bounty at this week’s Belmont Farmers Market. After a long winter and a wet spring, assorted greens are bursting out of the fields and into the market. Check out our vendors for their early-season chard, radishes, spinach and other fresh goods like honey and […]