Three Fire Department ‘Newbies’ Brings Belmont’s Staffing to 2009 Levels

Photo: Belmont Town Clerk Ellen Cushman (from left) swears in Ryan Keane, Andrew Butler and Charles Gerrard as Belmont’s newest firefighters. Belmont’s Fire Department has three “newbies” among its ranks starting last week. Charles Gerrard, Andrew Butler, and Ryan Keane were appointed as firefighters on Monday, March 16 by Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell, and sworn in […]

Market Returns to Center as South End’s Foodie’s Market Set for Macy’s Spot

Photo: The Foodie’s Market on Washington Street in Boston’s South End.  The owner of the former Macy’s department store announced today, Monday, March 23, it has signed a lease with a small but growing Boston-based grocery chain to occupy nearly a third of the space in Belmont Center.  Belmont’s Locatelli Properties said Foodie’s Urban Markets, which has operated a […]

Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes on April 7

To the editor: Vote “YES” on April 7th The need is clear: rising enrollment and costly mandates necessitate additional funding if we are to continue to offer our children a quality K-12 education. The statistics are compelling:  the total number of students has risen by 317 in the last five years. Belmont High’s Class of 2014 […]

The Governor Giveth to Belmont, than Taketh Away in State Funding

Photo: Gov. Charlie Baker.  It appeared, at first glance, newly-installed Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker would be providing Belmont a little bit extra in the town’s coffers when he announced his $38.1 billion preliminary budget proposal for fiscal 2016 two weeks ago. But while Baker gave in state aid with one hand, the other hand grabbed back an […]

This Week: ‘Anything Goes’ Gets Going, Candidates’ Night Thursday, Shhhhhh Wednesday

Photo: BHS/PAC’s “Anything Goes.”  Two highlights “This Week” • The Belmont High School Performing Arts Company presents its spring musical, Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes” on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, March 28, a 1:30 p.m. matinee and at 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults: $15 in advance/$18 at the door; Students: $10; Chenery 8th […]

With 17 Days To Go, ‘Yes’ Supporters Rally at the Corner to Begin Election Season

Photo: The traditional site – the corner of Common Street and Concord Avenue – for campaign rallies sees the “Yes for Belmont” group gather to begin the election season in Belmont. Blame it on the record snowfall, the lack of town-wide contested races or one of a number of other reasons, but so far, there hasn’t been much politicking […]

This Weekend: Hoop Shoot-Out, Puppet Band, Belmont World Film Begins

• Malaria is preventable yet claims a life every 60 seconds in Sub-Sahara Africa. On Saturday, March 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., you can help stem the disease’s tide by participating in the annual Imagine No Malaria’s Hoop Shoot-Out at Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church at 421 Common St. Anyone eight-years-years and older can join in on the fun: come […]

Letter to the Editor: Please, Don’t Vote for Me Precinct 4 Voters

To the editor: I don’t know the best way to do this and wonder if a letter to the editor is the appropriate forum. If not, perhaps you can suggest something else. Here is what I want to say:Dear Precinct Four voters,My name will be on the ballot in April for Town Meeting member. Due […]

Sold in Belmont: An Overpriced Cape Required Owner to Take a Haircut

Photo: A nice Cape in Winn Brook, but is it worth $789,000? A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 208 Grove St. Center-entry Colonial (1940). Sold: $782,000. Listed at $729,000. Living area: 1,750 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 125 days. • 76 Hoitt Rd. Cape (1951). Sold: $700,000. Listed at $789,000. Living area: 1,659 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, […]