Largest Belmont High Freshmen Orientation Wednesday at 5 PM

The largest entering freshman class in recent Belmont High School history will have a chance to tour the halls and learn more about their next four years at Freshman Orientation today, Wednesday, Aug. 27 beginning at 5 p.m. at the High School.  Approximately 325 incoming ninth graders will learn from upperclassmen how to get around the school before […]

Turning the White Field House from Dank to Swank

For generations of Belmont High School athletes, the White Field House was known for being a dank and dingy building where the lockers were old and narrow and the interior dark and smelly. What a difference a summer of hard work – and approximately $100,000 in contributions and in-kind contributions – can do. Through the […]

A Sunny Muddy Day at the Underwood Pool

Sunday was the perfect summer weekend day; sunny, warm and dry. Dry, that is, until you mix water and dirt together and then send wave after wave of children racing on an obstacles course around the Underwood Pool on Sunday, Aug. 24 as the Belmont Recreation Department held its inaugural “Kid’s Mud Run” to give kids a chance to say […]

Starbucks Staying Put During Cushing Village Build

Like the little house in the Pixar film, “Up,” the Cushing Square Starbucks Coffee cafe will stay put at its current location as the proposed Cushing Village development – the three building, 186,000-sq.-ft. residential housing, retail and garage complex – goes up around the popular cafe, according to a town official. And when Starbucks does […]

More than 100 Exhibits At 2014 Meet Belmont

The 2014 edition of Meet Belmont – taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 26 – will be breaking the century mark; for the first time, there will be more than 100 exhibitors at the yearly community “meet and greet.” The 12th annual event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Chenery Middle School, at the […]

Belmont Yard Sales on August 23

Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales (and a free item giveaway event) happening in the 02478 zip code: • 31 Harding Ave. Saturday, August 23, 8 a.m. • 52 Lawndale St. Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m. to noon. • 51 Lexington St., Saturday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 22 Vernon Rd. Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. • 26 Warwick Rd. Saturday, August 23, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 41 Waverley St., Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 267 Waverley St., Saturday, August 23, 9 a.m. […]

Five Open Houses in Belmont: Affordability is the Word

Looking to get your foot into Belmont’s residential housing market despite working in a job that pays less than the high tech app developers with six-figure pay checks who have a five-percent downpayment just sitting in their cash account? Then head out this weekend to scope out these five open houses in the “Town of Homes” representing the five […]

Developer Drops Plan To Move Starbucks … For Now

A controversial proposal before the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals to relocate the Cushing Square Starbucks for nearly a year to a site near residential neighborhoods near the intersection of Belmont Street and Trapelo Road was suddenly scuttled this week by the applicant, developer Smith Legacy Partners. But a source within Belmont Town Hall noted Smith […]

The End: Clark House Now Just Rubble

The Thomas Clark House was built by a master housewright in 1760. It was demolished two-and-a-half centuries later by a mid-sized excavator this afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 21. The pre-Revolutionary War era house, that stood on its Common Street homestead until 2012 before being moved to its last site on Concord Avenue, was torn down by a general contractor […]