Brownsberger: The ‘Sad’ End to Silver Maple Forest

As the Philadelphia-based commercial real estate firm O’Neill Properties continues to clear an eight-acre portion of the Belmont Uplands for the construction of a 299-unit apartment complex off of Route 2, the hindsight analysis has begun of what many believe is the destruction of the Silver Maple Forest situated on the border of Arlington, Belmont and […]

Belmont Fire Log: Ambulance Crew Losing Patience With Runaway Patient

Just a bit of deadly gas; nothing to worry about Oct. 19 – Just before 8 p.m., Engine 2 took off to a Stone Road house to investigate why the carbon monoxide detector was blaring. The owner said his gas stove burners and oven would “periodically” malfunction releasing gas into the house. “This is the […]

Sports: Boys’, Girls’ Soccer Await Playoff Fate

It’s now all about waiting for the Belmont High Boys’ and Girls’ teams as they prepare for their first round matches in the Div. 2 North sectional playoffs that begin this weekend. Coming off emotional wins over Lexington High School last Tuesday, Oct. 21 – the boys’ defeating the ranked Minutemen, 3-2, while the girls’ […]

Painting the Town Scary: Belmont Center a Window to Halloween

Maeve Miller, 10, decided to take a different tact on just what to paint on the large window at Starbucks in Belmont Center. “It’s a monster cake,” said the Belmont resident as she slowly applied green paint onto the glass while amused patrons sat inside with their coffees. The resulting art work produced a Frankenstein-type monster with a […]

Sports: Volleyball Spiked by Minutemen in Four Sets

Despite losing for the second time this season to a strong Lexington High School team, Belmont High Volleyball Senior Becki Sandvos came off the Wenner Field House court with a smile on her face. “It’s definitely tough but it’s really fun to play against these good teams,” Sandvos said after Belmont suffered it’s fifth loss […]

This Week: Spooky Things at the High School; Is That a Spelling Bee?

“The Journey to College” featuring Belmont Savings President and CEO Bob Mahoney will be held on Monday, Oct. 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chenery Middle School. Joining Mahoney will be Dr. Laurie Nash, an Independent Educational Consultant, to discuss the college admissions process, including choosing a school and how to increase a child’s chances of […]

Belmont Girls Swimming in League of Their Own Winning Middlesex Title

Ev Crosscup isn’t known for showing much emotion poolside when his Belmont High School Girls’ Swimming squad is competing. He’s usually sitting placidly with his assistant coaches, reviewing times and quietly watching as the action swirls around him. But after reviewing the score with one event remaining in the biggest duel meet this season, the […]

Belmont Yard Sales on Oct. 25-26

Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: Permitted yard sales by the Town Clerk • 81 Hammond Rd., Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 60 Horne Rd., Sunday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Not (yet) permitted sales • 354 Payson Rd., Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 350 Prospect St., Saturday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Giant Rummage Sale at Belmont Hill School’s Jordan Athletic Center. Remember, Belmont […]

Belmont Savings Records Quarterly Earning Record Despite Down Industry News

Don’t tell Belmont Savings Bank you can’t make money taking in deposits and selling loans Bucking a downward trend affecting the US financial sector where many banks are struggling with sluggish loan growth, BSB Bancorp, the holding company of Belmont Savings Bank, announced record quarterly earnings yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 23, as the Belmont-based state chartered savings bank doubled its net income compared to the same three-month period last […]

This Weekend: Powers Music Tells Babar’s Story Saturday, Recycling Day Saturday

The Powers Music School is teaming up with the Belmont Public Library in presenting “The Story of Babar”, part of the school’s Musical Storytelling Series taking place on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Belmont Public Library’s Assembly Room. There will be two showing’s of the popular story at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. But be […]