Belmont’s Rogers Named ‘River Friend’

Photo: Massachusetts Rivers Alliance Executive Director Julia Blatt presents State Rep. Dave Rogers with River Friend Award. (photo by Mark P. Smith) The Massachusetts Rivers Alliance recognized Belmont State Rep. Dave Rogers with a “River Friend” award for his outstanding contributions to the restoration and protection of the Commonwealth’s rivers during the alliance’s annual meeting in […]

Sold in Belmont: From High to Low, Ranch to Antique

  A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 191 Somerset St. A Cape-style with a huge extension/wing (1950), Sold for: $1,450,000. Listed at $1,395,000. Living area: 3,167 sq.-ft. 9 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 70 days. • 31 Robinwood Rd. Multi-level raised Ranch (1956), Sold for: $960,000. Listed at $1,059,000. Living area: 2,038 […]

Belmont/Watertown Takeoff Noise Concerns Remain Up In The Air

Photo: Adriana Poole (in foreground) speaking to State Rep. Dave Rogers, State Rep. Jonathan Hecht and Belmont CAC representative Myron Kassaraba at a community meeting on noise from departing jets from Logan Airport. Adriana Poole knows first hand about oppressive government agencies. Born and raised in Romania under the Stalinist regime of Nicolae Ceaușescu, the Louise Road resident recalls the total contempt the government […]

Come Christmas Caroling in Belmont Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4 PM

Celebrate the final 12 days before Christmas – how appropriate! – with an old-fashioned afternoon of Christmas caroling in Belmont Center. For the third-year running, families and anyone who likes to sing (with no actual vocal skill required) are invited to come to the town’s Christmas tree next to Bellmont Cafe and the BankAmerica branch office this […]

Clay Pit Pond Breaks Bank, Street Ponding on Concord, Common

Clay Pit Pond has breached its banks in two locations while several main streets in Belmont have become rivers themselves as a late autumn Nor’easter hammers the East Coast. At 4:45 p.m., an Underground Weather station in Cushing Square reported 3.1 inches of rain falling since midnight. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the area until […]

Belmont Fire Log: Toddler and Cooking Lunch Inside, Parent Locked Outside

Gas, on and off Dec. 1 – At half past 4 p.m., Engine 2 and Ladder 1 headed over the Belmont Public Library on Concord Avenue for a reported odor of gas in the building. Engine 2 investigated and found a slight odor but not of natural gas. A library representative told the crew the odor has occurred […]

Banding Together to Make Wonderful Music in Belmont

Belmont High School’s Wenner Field House was transformed Monday night, Dec. 8, from an athletics center into a concert venue for the 43rd annual Bandarama Concert. Ensembles of winds, brass and percussions from elementary-school youngsters just starting out on Saturday mornings to the highly-skilled High School Jazz Band performed for parents and friends.

Light Icing Monday Night/Tuesday AM; Then the Deluge for Belmont

First ice, then lots and lots of water. No, it’s not the first steps in making a cocktail but the spate of nasty weather – ice, rain and wind – Belmont residents will face for the next day and a half. At 3:21 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory that begins […]

Lougee Will Not Seek Re-election to School Committee

After three-and-a-half years, Anne Lougee has decided to end her service on the Belmont School Committee by not seeking a second term at Town Election in April 2015. Lougee’s announcement will create a second open seat on the Committee in the coming election. Also on the ballot will be incumbent Lisa Fiore, who is seeking […]

Clang, Clang, Clang Goes the Holly Jolly Trolley on Saturday, Dec. 13

The Parents of Music Students and the Belmont Savings Bank are sponsoring the inaugural Holly Jolly Trolley, a half-hour tour on an old-style trolley (just like the one in the movie “Meet Me to St. Louis” which showcased the song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”) of the holiday lights of Belmont accompanied by Belmont High School musical groups. […]