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 […]

Trapelo/Belmont Reconstruction Begins In Cushing Square with Project Nearly Half Complete

Traveling from Belmont’s Cushing Square to the Cambridge town line will be filled with delays, lane closures and dodging very large mechanical vehicles as the Trapelo Road/Belmont Street Reconstruction project begin its downhill descent towards completion as today, Tuesday, Jan. 6, an excavator digger tore into the center of Trapelo at Common Street.  The current work includes installing […]

Belmont Boys’ Basketball Ups Physical Play to Stall Rockets, 58-41

With the grind of league play upon them, the Belmont High School Boys’ Basketball team took to the court on Friday, Jan. 2 against hosts Reading Memorial High School with the objective to get a bit more physical out there. After suffering its first defeat of the season to a good Billerica team on Monday, […]

BREAKING: Studio Cinema ‘Unlikely’ to Reopen as Theater

The co-owner of the Studio Cinema, the historic landmark in Belmont’s Central Square, said it was “unlikely” the town’s nearly century-old movie theater will be in the business of showing films if current tensions with town departments can not be resolved. “I am trying very hard to reopen it but, as of now, it’s only […]

Oh, Christmas Tree, You Can Place It On the Curb Beginning this Week

Today, Jan. 5th, is Twelfth Night, which marks the end of the Christmas holiday (it’s the night before Epiphany, the day when the nativity story says the three wise men visited the infant Jesus), which in the past was a time of revelry and merry making. And with the end of the holiday comes another tradition: the dumping […]

Belmont Girls’ Basketball Puts on Defensive Clinic Blanking Reading

Photo: The scoreboard is correct as Belmont shutout defending Middlesex League champions, Reading, 15-0, in the first quarter to win going away, 50-19.  The scoreboard clock in the gym at Reading Memorial High School showed two minutes remaining in the second quarter after the Belmont High School Girls’ Basketball team racing to a 23-point lead. The […]

This Week: A Bit of Everything Happening in Belmont in the New Year

Welcome back from the holidays and winter recess. • On the government side of the week, the Zoning Board of Appeals will approve the specifications for the pump and force main required in the comprehensive permit for the proposed housing development at Belmont Uplands on Monday, Jan. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Gallery of […]

Sold in Belmont: Paying Premiums on the High-End Homes

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 40 Randolph St. A big, brick Tudor-style Colonial (1929), Sold for: $1,255,000. Listed at $1,250,000. Living area: 3,320 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 54 days. • 255 Slade St. Brick Colonial (1925), Sold for: $1,131,000. Listed at $995,000. Living area: 2,390 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: […]

This Weekend: ‘Touch The Wall’ with BATs, Farmers Market Meeting Sunday

• BATs can swim, at least in Belmont. And this Sunday, Jan. 4 at 1:30 p.m., the Belmont Aquatic Team is having its very own day at the movies holding a fundraiser screening the just-released documentary, “Touch the Wall,” at the West Newton Cinema. The documentary highlights 17-year-old swimming phenom and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin who was destined for greatness at an […]