On the Market: A Time Tunnel to the Past, That New Townhouse Smell, With a Veiw

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Photo: The interior from the 1960s at 95 Longmeadow Rd.  A sample of Belmont homes “on the market” ranging from the affordable, the average and the quite expensive. 95 Longmeadow Rd. Large Cape (1960). 3,184 sq.-ft. of livable space: 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. Two-car garage. Just under a half-acre lot. Price: $1,399,000. What’s special: This house is about as interesting for the interior decorating as for the […]

Belmont Yard Sales on April 25-26

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Photo: • Rummage sale, Plymouth Church, 582 Pleasant St.(Rt. 60), Saturday, April 25, 9 p.m. to 2 p.m. • 25 Aberdeen Ave., Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 22 Brettwood Rd., Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. • 51 Slade St., Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Indoors • 37 Stewart Terrace, Saturday, April 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Estate […]

‘This Weekend’: American String Quartets, Rummage Sale, Taking on Homelessness

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Photo: The Arneis Quartet (photo by Eugenia Chung) • The Arneis Quartet will perform Anton Dvorak’s “The American” and other American music (Gardel’s Por Una Cabeza and Wallace’s pale reflections…) for string quartet in the Assembly Room of the Belmont Public Library on Saturday, April 25 at 3 p.m. as part of the Music on Saturday program sponsored by the Friends of the Belmont Public […]

Belmont Softball Finds the Going Tough Against Established Teams

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Photo: Junior third base Lia Muckjian. After a quick start to the season, the Belmont High School Softball team took on the crucible of playing the better established softball programs in the Middlesex League which, it turned out, was a bit more than this young team was able to handle. But unlike past years, the Marauder were competitive in each of most […]

Belmont Commemorates Centennial of Armenian Genocide

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Photo: The proclamation commemorating the Armenian genocide, April 21, (from left) Jim Williams, Jirair Hovsepian, Mon. Atamian, Sami Baghdady and Mark Paolillo.  It’s remembered as “Medz Yeghern,” the “Great Crime”, the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in present day Turkey in the midst of World War I.  Historians said the mass extermination of Armenians began […]

Record Quarter Sends Belmont Savings Stock Soaring to All-Time High

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Photo: A branch office of Belmont Savings Bank.  It was a record-setting quarter for the holding company of Belmont Savings Bank as the Belmont-based state-chartered savings bank saw net income more than double compared to the same first three months in 2014.  BSB Bancorp reported on Thursday, April 24, net income of $1.4 million for the quarter ended […]

Poems, In Film, Novel: Trio of Belmont Authors In the Spotlight

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Photo: A trio of authors are in the spotlight. Three Belmont authors are in the spotlight for works being recognized, in progress and transformed into another art form. • Stephen Burt‘s collection of poems, “Belmont,” is named one of the 50 best American Poetry Books of the decade so far by editors of Flavorwire, which covers “the […]

Noise Alert: Belmont Will Have a Voice on New MassPort Committee

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Photo: Air traffic at Logan Airport.  Belmont, along with Watertown and Arlington, will now have a seat on a new regional committee which will advise the operator of the airports in Boston, Bedford and Worcester on matters such as noise and air quality control.  But it took a bit of legislative back tracking for the communities to be put […]

Sold in Belmont: The Blue Colossus Colonial of Dalton Road

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Photo: The Colossus of Dalton. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 21 South Cottage Rd. Townhouse condominium (2010). Sold: $1,400,000. Listed at $1,499,900. Living area: 3,700 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 204 days. • 185 Dalton Rd. Colonial (2014). Sold: $1,435,000. Listed at $1,450,000. Living area: 4,040 sq.-ft. […]

The Cost of Too Much: Special Town Meeting To Pay $1.35 Million Snow Removal Bill

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Photo: The bill for snow removal is double the allocated amount. It costs a lot to push aside nine feet of snow. And the town is setting aside time at next month’s annual Town Meeting to pay the bill for removing the record snow that fell on Belmont’s thoroughfares this season. The Special Town Meeting article – […]