Belmont Police Unveil Traffic/Parking Plan for PGA Tournament

Photo: Belmont Police Capt. Peter Hoerr talking with a resident during a public meeting, When suggesting what residents in and around Winter Street can do to assist police when a PGA golf tournament come to the Belmont Country Club next month, Belmont Police Assistant Chief James MacIsaac said that week might be “a good time to open the summer house […]

Belmont Girls’ Track Takes League Title, First in Nearly 40 Years

Photo: Belmont High Girls’ Spring Track in action. “Hotel California” and lots of disco was playing on the radio, “Star Wars” was the monster hit at the movies, TV viewers loved “Laverne & Shirley,” leisure suits were big for men and women wore high-waisted bell-bottoms and the “Farrah-flip.” And in that same year of 1977, Belmont High’s Girls’ Spring […]

Caution: Prom Crossing at Belmont High School Friday Afternoon

Photo: Last year’s prom. The annual Great Transformation occurs this afternoon, Friday on the ides of May. To the surprise – if not down right shock – of most adults in town, a number of Belmont High School students, who seemingly live in sports gear, sweats, and shorts no matter the weather or temperature, are […]

Sold in Belmont: Belmont Hill Spec Manse Sells Below List, Assessed Value

Photo: 529 Concord Ave. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 529 Concord Ave. Blown-out Colonial (2013). Sold: $1,960,000. Listed at $2,250,000. Living area: 4,954 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4-full, 2-partial baths. On the market: 113 days. • 78 Grove St. Townhouse condominium (1986). Sold: $590,000. Listed at $539,000. Living area: 1,452 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 57 days. The […]

Franchiser Eyes Dunkin’ Donut Store at Pleasant St. Service Station Site

Photo: The location of a new Dunkin’ Donut franchise at the corner of Brighton and Pleasant streets. A family-run franchise business is looking to swap servicing cars with serving coffee and donuts as it has begun talks to construct a Dunkin’ Donuts store at 350 Pleasant St. on the intersection of Brighton Street. Nicholas Leo, the business manager of his family’s […]

Patriots Visit Spur Boosters Funding for Belmont Sports

Photo: New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount at the Belmont Boosters Fundraising game.  Apparently, afternoon traffic set back the basketball game’s starting time by a few minutes. But by 7 p.m., several very skilled, really big and quite successful athletes were on the Wenner Field House court ready for a fun time in Belmont.  And from the enthusiastic response from […]

Belmont Selected 200th Best High School in 2015 USN&WR Rankings

Photo: Belmont High School ranked “Best” High School by USN&WR. The grades are in for this year and Belmont High School, once again, is receiving a gold star. For the sixth-year running, Belmont High has been named by US News & World Report as one of the best high schools in the country, according to the latest […]

A Friendly Reminder: Residents Holding Yard Sales Need a (Free) Permit

Photo: It’s the season for yard sales. Ah, warm weather; in Belmont that means gardening, barbecues and yard sales. It’s not usual to find a dozen tag, rummage or moving sales around town from spring through fall. So, it’s well worth remembering that Belmont passed a general private sales bylaw last year requiring a permit […]

Belmont Studio Cinema Re-Opening May 22; Soup Eatery Tagging Along?

Photo: Studio Cinema in Belmont.  Belmont’s historic Studio Cinema will be back open for business in two weeks. “May 22 is when we get to do our magic, again,” said owner James Bramante after the Belmont Board of Selectmen awarded the long-time owner of the 96-year-old cinema a Motion Picture Exhibition License at its meeting, Monday, May 11.  […]

Playing in Belmont Could Cost More for Outside Groups under Proposal

Photo: Harris Field in Belmont. The good news is that Belmont has a wealth of recreation play areas and locations. With soon two pools, a hockey rink, a large field house, a Turf surface at Harris Field, parks, ballfields, soccer pitches and 22 tennis courts, Belmont has more town-owned playing spaces than any of its neighboring communities. […]