Sports: Belmont Football Snowed In By Watertown, 34-13, on Thanksgiving

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Belmont High School’s Harris Field was covered with a sheet of snow with only the yard lines and the Marauder mascot dug out in preparation for the frigid start to the 94th annual Thanksgiving Day football match with Watertown High School. And for most of the game, the boys from Belmont could not shake off their equally […]

Sold in Belmont: For One Week, ‘Affordability’ the Buzzword

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A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 2-4 Exeter St. Victorian two-family (1897), Sold for: $746,000. Listed at $750,000. Living area: 2,900 sq.-ft. 13 rooms; 6 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 70 days. • 4 Ripley Rd. Condominum (1890), Sold for: $610,000. Listed at $575,000. Living area: 2,358 sq.-ft. 8 rooms; 5 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 53 days. […]

This Weekend: Arts and Craft Fairs, A Comedy from the Dramatic Club, Small Business Saturday

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Residents will have a pair of craft and arts fairs to find the perfect holiday gift. • The 13th Annual Crafts Fair at the Beech Street Center will take place on Saturday, Nov. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 40 vendors will be selling gifts, toys, cards, holiday ornaments, dolls, jewelry, scarves, sweaters, quilts, knitted goods, and […]

The Game: Belmont Seeks Great Finish With Victory Over Watertown

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Make it four. With a three-game winning streak and playing the annual Thanksgiving Game on its home field, the Belmont High School Football team and its young, energetic coaching staff are seeking to end the season with a win over a talented, playoff toughened Watertown High School team today, Thursday, Nov. 27. The game, at […]

Pep Rally Peps Up Pupils Before Belmont’s Gridiron Tussle with H2O-Town

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How can you have a Thanksgiving Day football game without a Pep Rally? And while not on the level of the near gladiatorial rallies seen in West Texas or other football hotbeds, Belmont High’s allowed for a great deal of school and class spirit to shine on a rainy, dreary day before the annual Belmont/Watertown game […]

Belmont Savings’ Pilgrim Bob Deposited Turkeys at Local Branches

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Photo: Belmont Savings’ CEO and “Pilgrim” Bob Mahoney presenting a turkey to Pam Karalis, Belmont Center Branch Manager, on Monday, Nov. 24.  I guess the turkey costume was just a bit encumbering. This year, Belmont Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Mahoney took his annual in-holiday-costume Thanksgiving tour of the bank’s branches in Belmont, Waltham, Watertown, […]

What’s Open (Not Much) and Closed in Belmont on Thanksgiving

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The painting is Thanksgiving, c. 1935 by Doris Lee (1905-93). It can be found in The Art Institute of Chicago. You can at least get coffee in Belmont on Thanksgiving. While Thanksgiving is a national holiday – one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government – and most businesses along with federal, state and town offices are closed shut, there are […]

Belmont Fire: Don’t Get Burned on Thanksgiving

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Several times in the past month, Belmont Fire Department crews have been sent to homes to put out smokey fires that started from a homeowner who took their eyes off the stovetop or oven as they prepared a meal. Nationwide, cooking caused 43 percent of reported home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. On Thanksgiving, a cooking fire […]

Public Meeting on Logan Noise Set for Dec. 3

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A public meeting to update residents of Belmont and Watertown on the increase in noise over the communities from aircraft departing Logan Airport will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. at  Belmont Town Hall. Representatives from both communities on the Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee (Logan CAC) will host a public meeting to discuss the activities being […]

Nor’easter on Thanksgiving Eve. That’s All You Need to Know

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To hear and read the forecasts being bandied about for tomorrow, Thanksgiving Eve, one would believe the Boston region is teetering on the edge of the apocalypse due to the anticipation of the dreaded Nor’easter. “Nor’easter Likely To Bring Thanksgiving Travel Chaos to Northeast” shouts the headline from a national broadcasting corporation. “Expectations for an approaching nor’easter have shifted, […]