Selectmen Declare Package Stores Unwelcome in Belmont

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Photo: Manager Kiran Nagar of Trapelo Variety with attorney Jake Walters (right) and husband Ajay Nagar before the Belmont Board of Selectmen. The attempt by a young business couple to bring beer and wine to Belmont’s Central Square (the intersection of Trapelo Road and Beech Street) did not pass the “character” test before the Belmont […]

Belmont Fire Log: Sleep-Deprived Tenant Speaks His Mind to Firefighter

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The illustration is a detail from a larger piece called “Sleep Deprivation” by a great young artist Adam Murphy. Cooking too long Nov. 23 – At half past noon, fire companies from headquarters were dispatched to a large brick apartment building on Trapelo Road in Cushing Square after smoke was reported in a 6th-floor unit. The crew from Engine 1 […]

Belmont Property Tax Rate Falls but the Average Bill Continues to Rise

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The good news: The Belmont Board of Selectmen has cut the property tax rate in fiscal 2015 by nearly five percent. The bad news: Your residential tax bill will in all likelihood be higher in the coming fiscal year. That’s the analysis from the Board of Assessors which presented its recommendations to the Selectmen on Monday, Dec. […]

Belmont Hires Everett City Services Leader as New DPW Director

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Not wasting any time to fill an important town position, the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday night, Dec. 1, to appoint Jason Marcotte, the director of city services in Everett, to replace Peter Castanino as Director of the Belmont Department of Public Works. “[Marcotte] has a great reputation and enthusiasm” in the public works arena, […]

Belmont Police Collecting Toys for Area Tots

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The Belmont Police Department will once again be a collection point for the annual Toys For Tots campaign. The Police’s HQ is located across Concord Avenue from Belmont Town Hall at 460 Trapelo Rd. at the corner of Pleasant Street. The United Sates Marine Corps Reserves, which runs the program each year, is asking for […]

A Belmont Lions Share of Christmas Trees and Wreaths Now on Sale

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Belmont residents Colleen Ford and Linda Garrity slowly made their way up and down the evergreens standing outside the Belmont Lions Club on Saturday, Nov. 29. Like each year, they ventured down to Belmont Center looking for that “right” Christmas tree. “You don’t want it too big because over time they fill out,” said Garrity. […]

New Belmont Property Tax Rate to be Released Monday

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“Things as certain as Death and Taxes, can be more firmly believed,” wrote Daniel Defoe in “The Political History of the Devil.”  Tonight, Monday, Dec. 1, the Belmont Board of Selectmen will be take on the certainty of taxes as it receives and will vote on how much residents and landowners will pay in property taxes. The Board […]

This Week: Santa’s Here on Thursday! All-Night Shopping Tuesday, Flu Clinic Friday on the Beech

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• On the government end of things, the Belmont Board of Selectmen are meeting on Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall while the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold court in the Belmont Gallery of Art at the same time and date. The Belmont Planning Board will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. […]