Sold In Belmont: A Tiny House, a Place to the Manor Born and Mad Prices at McLean

Photo: A “tiny house” on Westlund. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 9 Westlund Rd., Ranch (1950). Sold: $615,000. Listed at $629,000. Living area: 864 sq.-ft. 4 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 baths. On the market: 91 days. • 73 Dartmouth St. Multifamily (1900). Sold: $730,000. Listed at $725,000. Living area: 2,016 […]

Being Green Assists Belmont With Energy Savings at High and Middle schools

Photo: Chenery Middle School. Most residents know a significant amount of educational energy is produced by teachers, staff, and students at Belmont High and Chenery Middle schools.  What citizens may not realize is that the schools are also the greatest user of conventional energy in Belmont, consuming 50 percent of all power used in town […]

Sports: Kerans Tops 1,000 Point Mark in Belmont’s 61-58 Win Over New Bedford

Photo: Matt Kerans. If there was a shot Matt Kerans would make to reach 1,000 points in his Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball career, it should be from beyond the arc. The senior co-captain and pre-season Middlesex League All-Star reached the milestone off a trademark fall-away, three pointer in the Marauders’ 61-58 victory over New Bedford […]

Icy Roads, Hazardous Conditions Greet Commuters Tuesday Morning, Afternoon

Photo: Yuck. Ice-covered roads along with a wintry mix of snow and sleet will greet commuters Tuesday morning and later in the afternoon, Dec. 29, as the first blast of winter, hits Belmont and Eastern Massachusetts, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Taunton. The service issued a winter weather advisory […]

Lone Tree Hill’s Pine Allée Receives $150K Gift from Record Memorial Fund

Photo: The Pine Allée in Belmont’s Lone Tree Hill. You have probably admired them without knowing it had a name. Walking between a line of trees or shrubs along each side of a lane, an allée is a landscape feature first formally used in French gardens and estates to emphasize the “coming to,” or arrival to a specific […]

Sports: Belmont Boys’ Hoops Bumped from Undefeated on Last Second Drive at Arlington

Photo: Belmont’s junior Dylan Ferdinand making a layup vs. Arlington. It was not the way Belmont High Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Adam Pritchard wanted his team to prep before facing a pair of strong basketball squads in the Boston Amateur Basketball Club’s annual Holiday Classic in Boston over the holiday break.  An inspired game by host Arlington High School […]

This Week: Winter Break Movie Tuesday, New Year’s Mixer at the Beech

Photo: Minnons on Tuesday. On the government side of this week: The Belmont Board of Selectmen will be meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28 in Town Hall to renew the Belmont Media Center’s agreement and review its annual report, the presentation of an RFP for the town’s Verizon contract and the appointment of a […]

Merry Christmas: What’s Opened and Closed in Belmont

Photo: St. Joseph’s, Common Street, 7 a.m. Christmas morning. Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping presents from around the tree (or if you are staying late in bed) and have a need to wander to someplace in town, there are just a handful of places you can head off towards. Ohlin’s Bakery The 100-year-old baking landmark in […]

Sports: Belmont Girls’ Hoops Remains Undefeated Behind Winklaar’s Big Night

Photo: Belmont High co-captain Samari Winklaar. In the last game of 2015, Belmont High senior co-captain Samari Winklaar went off like a New Year’s firework, scoring 15 points in the first half (half of the team’s total) on her way to a career-high 19 points as she spurred on her teammates to a 48-31 victory […]

Cushing Village Developer Misses Deadline for [Put Number Here] Time

Photo: The municipal parking lot at Cushing Village is .. still there.  Belmont just received another lump of coal from the developer who promised 30 months ago that he would build a project that “will revitalize Cushing Square and will become a source of pride for all of Belmont.” On Dec. 3, after repeatedly missing […]