Sports: Belmont Volleyball Has Minutemen in Its Sight for Friday

The Belmont High School Volleyball team is seemingly on cruise control heading into the Div. 2 North sectional tournament with a school record 14 win season (14-4), playing some of its best games in the past few weeks with the squad currently on an 8-1 streak. But the girls’ have circled Friday, Oct. 24 on their team’s calendar. “Lexington, […]

Rinse, Repeat: Search Committee Rejects All Finalists for Library Director

The search committee created to find Belmont Public Library’s next Library Director will be getting an “overdue” notice after the group rejected what is now the first round of finalist candidates. “I will stay on until the end of December,” said Maureen Conners, the current Library Director, despite that her retirement party is set. (Nov. […]

Bridging Cultures at Belmont Gallery’s ‘Continental Drift’ Exhibit Opening Friday

The print above is a detail of Iréne Jensen, Troðnar slóðir l /The Paved Way 1, Etching The Belmont Gallery of Art invites the public to the opening of its latest show: “Continental Drift: Printmakers Converge,” an exhibit of work by members of the Boston Printmakers and the Icelandic Printmakers Association. The reception takes place this Friday, Oct. 24, […]

Sold in Belmont: Inexpensive on Belmont Hill, But to What End?

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 44 Scott Rd. Brick English Cottage (1930), Sold for: $860,000. Listed at $929,000. Living area: 2,368 sq.-ft. 8 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 104 days. • 667 Belmont St. Up-and-down two family (1923), Sold for: $678,000. Listed at $699,000. Living area: 2,667 sq.-ft. 12 rooms; 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. […]

Belmont Selectmen Ponder Cellar’s Request for Earlier Sunday Opening

When is it too early to sell beer on a Sunday in the “Town of Homes”? That’s the question before the Belmont Board of Selectmen after hearing a request from the owners of the Craft Beer Cellar to allow the wildly-successful Belmont Center store to swing open its doors at 10 a.m. on Sundays at […]

‘Shubha Deepawali’: Diwali Festival Begins Today Diwali, the festival of lights for Hindus, Jains and Sikhs, is celebrated today, Thursday, Oct. 23. Diwali – Sanskrit for “a row of lights” – symbolizes the victory of light over dark, good over evil and knowledge over darkness. The festival is celebrated for five continuous days with the third day, today, as the […]

Rain? Today Remains the Penultimate Market Day in Belmont This Season

It may be the second straight week in which it’s raining on Thursday but that will not stop the vendors and staff of the Belmont Farmers Market from showing up for the penultimate Market Day of the 2014 season. The Belmont Farmers Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Belmont Center municipal […]

Sports: Boys’ Soccer Edge Ranked Lexington, 2-1; Girls’ Soccer Secures Playoff with Win

For Belmont High School Head Coach Brian Bisceglia-Kane, Tuesday’s home game against Lexington High was an exciting one, but “it’s just a regular-season game.”  But the match, played on Seniors Night at Harris Field, Oct. 21, should be placed in the “signature win” column as the Marauders struck twice early and once late to defeat the one-loss Minutemen – ranked […]

Belmont’s il Casale Is On ‘Top Chef’ Main Course Tonight

Belmont Center’s il Casale will be featured tonight, Wednesday, Oct. 22 on this week’s episode of Bravo TV’s hit cooking series “Top Chef.” The episode will be aired at 10 p.m. and repeated at 11:30 p.m. It was back on May 20 when a production company decamped with trucks and vans on Leonard Street for most the […]

Judge Lifts Silver Maple Injunction as Work Resumes at Belmont Uplands

Less than 24 hours after initially granting an injunction halting the developer of the proposed 299-unit “Residences at Acorn Park” apartment complex from clearing land in Belmont’s Uplands, Middlesex Superior Court Judge Rosalind Miller vacated the stay on O’Neill Properties’ work in removing vegatation and trees in preparation of possible construction. Miller’s ruling, on Tuesday Oct. 21, allowed work crews […]