Restoring Memories: Group Set to Mend Belmont’s Vet Memorials

The pain of John Ray’s brother’s death nearly half-a-century ago still haunts him. “Even to this day, I still have dreams that he comes back to me,” said Ray speaking of his older brother, Walter “Donny” Ray, killed in action in Vietnam in November 1967. Ray, along with Edward “Teddy” Lee – his teammate on […]

Sold in Belmont: Million Dollar Homes Flying Off the Shelves

  A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 1-3 Chester Rd. Mulifamily (1910), Sold for: $724,000. Listed at $729,000. Living area: 2,823 sq.-ft. 14 rooms; 6 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 41 days. • 117 School St. Shingle-styled late-Victorian (1895), Sold for: $1,110,000. Listed at $1,199,000. Living area: 3,122 sq.-ft. 10 rooms; 6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 82 days. • 51 […]

Summer Harvest at Belmont’s Farmers Market

While the next week around Belmont will feel like early fall, the calendar says it’s still summer for one more month. And on this market day, the summer crop harvest will be on display at the Belmont Farmers Market today, Thursday, Aug. 21. What’s ripe? Basil, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, chard, cilantro, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, green […]

Belmont Resident Caught in Insider Trading Scheme

When providing a friend a tip at the Oakley Country Club on Belmont Street, best leave it to what club to use off the 18th hole and not what financial institution your bank is about to purchase. If Belmont resident John Patrick O’Neill had heeded that advice, he and his golfing partner and fellow Oakley […]

Wednesday Final Day to Register for State Primary

Since Massachusetts is considered a very “blue” state, one can expect the Sept. 9 Massachusetts Party Primary Election will generate the most excitement for all the state-wide races being contested this year. If you don’t want to be left out, then you have until today, Wednesday, Aug. 20, to register to vote in the party election. To help […]

James Brown and The Blues Dogs at Payson Park

James Brown Jr. will be joining The Blues Dogs at the penultimate concert of the 2014 Payson Park Music Festival tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 20 beginning around 6:30 p.m. The Blues Dogs, which is a perennial visitor to the Festival, “is a collection of Boston mutts that all love to play the blues,” according to its website. “That stuff […]

Rojas Leaning Closer to Re-election Run

While still more than a half a year away before Belmont residents go to the polls in the 2015 town election, one incumbent is leaning ever closer to announcing a re-election run to keep his seat on the town’s executive branch. “I still have a lot of time before I have to announce, but my inclination is that, yes, […]

Conners Retiring as Belmont Library Director

“Everything has to come to an end, sometime,” wrote L. Frank Baum in “The Marvelous Land of Oz.” And on Halloween, Oct. 31, that “sometime” will occur at the Belmont Public Library as Maureen Conners, its long-serving director, will retire from the position she has held for nearly three decades. “I’m leaving before I turn into […]

Deconstruction of Belmont’s Clark House Begins

The first step in the eventual deconstruction of the historic Thomas Clark House has begun with the removal of the upper-floor window sills and some interior work that took place in the past week. One of the town’s oldest residential homes, the 254-year-old structure was the center of a nearly three-year long effort to preserve the […]

Help Belmont’s Health Dept Survey Public Health Concerns

What are your public health concerns? The Belmont Health Department is seeking residents input to an online survey to determine what community health education resources town citizens would like to come from the department.  You can take the survey here or going to the Health Department’s web page.