Selectmen, Minus One, Unwilling to Replay Solar Fight at Town Meeting

Photo: Jim Williams (left) and Mark Paolillo. Telling their new colleague revisiting a contentious Solar Amendment at the reconvened Town Meeting on Monday, June 1 is “not a good use of Town Meeting’s time,” the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted 2-1 to recommend unfavorable action on a motion to reconsider to bring the amendment back before the town’s […]

Selectmen OK Woodfall Road Purchase And Sale, $1.75M Price Tag

Photo: Woodfall Road site. The Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of town-owned property at the end of Woodfall Road to a Lexington developer for $1,750,000. Dani Chedid of Lexington’s Phoenix Construction Group will now begin the formal process of purchasing the 5.25 acre parcel adjacent to the Belmont […]

Belmont Schools Increasing Rents, Fees for BASEC, Swim Team and Kindergarten

Photo: Renting Belmont High School’s Higginbottom Pool will cost more if the Belmont School Committee approved fee increases.  Saying that teaching positions should not be sacrificed if programs using its facilities are not paying a fair rate, the Belmont School Committee was presented a proposal to increase the rent for two non-profit programs and a jump […]

Sold in Belmont: A Quartet of Roaring 20s-Era Abodes Skidoo Off the Market

Photo: 39 Bartlett Ave. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 39 Bartlett Ave. Colonial (1927). Sold: $510,000. Listed at $525,000. Living area: 1,400 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 99 days. • 35 Gilbert Rd. Condominium (1925). Sold: $497,000. Listed at $449,900. Living area: 1,100 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. On the market: 65 days. • 71-73 Lewis Rd. Condominium (1924). Sold: […]

With the Giant a Block Away, New Pharmacy Sets Focus on Service, Free Delivery

Photo: Pharmacist Richard Simon at Belmont Pharmacy.  When Jack wished to see the Giant, he had to climb a magic bean stalk that reached far into the sky. All Robert Pavlan needs to do to find his “giant” is stick his head out the door of the newly-opened Belmont Pharmacy, look to the left and there is […]

Two-Bit Hike in School Lunch Prices Next School Year

Photo: Lunch in Belmont. Dustin O’Brien, Belmont Public School’s Food Services director, has been a culinary whirling dervish this school year.  The person responsible for providing nutritious meals for students that partake in the lunch offerings at the six Belmont public schools – as well as breakfast at the Belmont High – O’Brien has been leading the way […]

Crowds View Parade, Solemn Remembrance on Belmont’s Memorial Day

Photo: Veterans greet each other on Memorial Day, Belmont 2015. On a muggy, overcast morning, Belmont residents came out to participate and watch the town’s annual parade and remembrance service on Memorial Day 2015. One of the biggest crowds in recent memory sent the long-line of veterans, color guards, public safety officers, scouts, the combined Belmont high […]

This (Short) Week: One Acts on Friday, Beech Street Open House, Arbor Day at the Butler

On the government side of “This Week”:  The Belmont School Committee is meeting on Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School.  The Warrant Committee meets on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Chenery Middle School to discuss transferring funds from its reserve accounts to the school department to fill the […]

Belmont Falls to Boston College High in Rugby Championship Final

Photo: The boys up front, the core of the Belmont High School Rugby Club that held its own against undefeated Boston College High. The 26 Belmont High School Rugby Club players gathered in a circle, after throwing in their soul and heart into every minute of the 70 played in the state championship game held Saturday, […]