Sold in Belmont: Dorset Road Colonial Takes a Price Tumble for a Reason

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 18 Dorset Rd. Center-entrance Colonial (1937), Sold for: $912,500. Listed at $1,035,000. Living area: 2,797 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 181 days. Oh, the poor sellers of a very nice Colonial a stone’s throw from Route 2; victims of the reality of […]

Rally to Support Belmont’s Police Officers Set For Saturday Noon

Inspired and modeled after rallies including a recent example in Boston, Belmont residents will be meeting in front of Belmont Town Hall at noon on Saturday, Jan. 10 in a show of support for the men and women of the Belmont Police Department. A rally organizer, who wished not to be named, said the rally is in […]

Belmont Library – Once Again – Seeks a New Director

The search for a new director of the Belmont Public Library has begun again, and this time, it’s on the fast track. In a recent appearance before the Belmont Board of Selectmen, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees Elaine Alligood and the library’s interim director Emily Reardon said the campaign have restarted to find […]

Belmont Boys’ Basketball Unable to Overtake SpyPonders in Second Loss

Despite 22 minutes characterized by numerous errant passes, missed shots and general sloppy defense, Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball team clawed its way to back into its game with undefeated Arlington in its Middlesex League matchup on Tuesday, Jan 6, at Belmont’s Wenner Field House. Adam Kleckner‘s driving shot with little over two minutes remaining […]

A Lens into the Lives of the ‘Disempowered’ at the Gallery of Art

In a partnership with Belmont’s McLean Hospital and the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, the Belmont Gallery of Art is holding an opening reception this evening, Jan. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for its latest exhibit, “Photovoice: A Lens into Our Lives.” The exhibit runs from today, Jan. 8 to Jan. 31. The […]

Belmont’s King Breakfast Focus on Cost of Non-Engagement on Race

Belmont’s 21th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast will take place on the King Holiday, Monday, Jan. 19, at Belmont High School, beginning at 8:45 a.m. WGBH Senior Investigative Reporter Phillip Martin will present the keynote address, “What If We Do Nothing?:  Ferguson and the Cost of Non-Engagement.” “The Human Rights Commission is very pleased […]

Belmont Girls’ Hoops Torrid Second Half Key to Comeback Win over SpyPonders

A combination of their hallmark hard-nose defense and a season’s best scoring effort highlighted a come-from-behind victory as Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball upped its record to 4-1 as the Marauders defeated neighboring Arlington High School, 62-54, in a clash of one-loss teams at the Wenner Field House on Tuesday, Jan. 6. “They are a very good team […]

Burrrrr: Bundle Up Tonight as Temps Will Feel 24 Degrees Below Zero

It’s gonna get cold tonight. Dangerously so. The National Weather Service issued a Wind Chill Advisory at 4 a.m. cautioning residents that bitterly cold wind chills that will feel like – 24 degrees from 5 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. “Dangerously cold wind chills will result in frostbite or hypothermia if […]

Grove Street Playground Ready to be Redressed

It’s been sized and appraised. Now, how should the Grove Street Playground be dressed? This month, the town will formalize a contract for a landscape architecture firm – familiar with Belmont – to begin the  creation a master plan for the 10-acre site on the Cambridge-townline used by numerous youth sports groups, residents and neighbors. David […]

Belmont Joining Smart 911 Network

Many Belmont residents own smartphones. Smart watches are just around the corner. And beginning in the next few weeks, Smart 911 will be available to every Belmont resident. That’s the word from Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin after he presented what was an upgrade to the town’s existing 911 system to the Belmont Board of […]