Sold in Belmont: Seven Homes Taken Off the Market

Photo: 16 Troy Road. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 91 Channing Rd., Cape-style Colonial (1942). Sold: $639,900. Listed at $649,900. Living area: 1,212 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 76 days. • 249 School St., Colonial with Dutch gable elements (1929). Sold: $1,381,000. Listed at $1,250,000. Living area: 3,044 sq.-ft. […]

A Decade of Fresh Food, Belmont Farmers Market Opens Season

Photo: Sophia Ries, 5, rings the Market Bell as the Belmont Farmers Market starts its 10th season on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The weather in Belmont Center on Thursday, June 11 – hot, hazy sun with temperatures nearing the 90s – was more suitable for a midsummer afternoon in the tropics than your typical late spring […]

School Committee OKs Fee, Rent Increases for Using School Spaces

Photo: School lunches will increase by a quarter beginning in September. The Belmont School Committee approved a package of fee hikes for all users of school space at its Tuesday, June 10 meeting. The action, first reported in the Belmontonian last month, will begin in July at the start of the new fiscal year in July for facility rentals, full-day […]

Angered, Resident Petitions To Restore Belmont Center’s Town Green

Photo: The face page of the online petition concerning Belmont Center Reconstruction project. After expressing their anger in on-line comments and message boards to a Belmont Board of Selectmen decision to approve a last-second petition driven design change to the Belmont Center Reconstruction Project, one resident has started his own petition in an attempt to […]

From Alley to Classroom, An Educational Garden Grows at the Burbank

Photo: Opening of the Burbank’s Garden Classroom with a ribbon cutting led by Principal Tricia Clifford. On Friday afternoon, June 5, students, teachers, parents and residents joined Principal Dr. Tricia Clifford cutting the ribbon to open the newest classroom at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School. But this classroom at the School Street school does […]

Belmont Farmers Market Opens for Season Thursday, June 11

Photo: Belmont Farmers Market  The Belmont Farmers Market celebrates the opening day of a decade in operation  Market Day is every Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 pm, from early June to late October, rain or shine! Located in the rear parking lot behind Belmont Center on Claflin Street, the market offers a variety of organic and conventionally produced […]

Belmont Garden Club Tour Set for Saturday, June 13

Photo: On tour in Belmont. Six residential gardens and the Woodland Public Garden will be featured in the 2015 edition of the Belmont Garden Club’s Garden Tour taking place on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fundraiser will showcase a few large gardens and also some small gardens, to show the creativity that can occur in less spacious areas.  One garden will have a […]

Bartels One-Hitter Not Enough for Belmont as Season Ends at Danvers

Photo: Junior pitcher Cole Bartels. A throwing miscue with two outs in the bottom of the fourth allowed a pair of unearned runs to cross the plate and ended the 2015 season for Belmont High School Baseball, as the Marauders came out on the short end of a 3-1 loss to host and number-one seed […]

Fore! PGA Tour Brings Street Closure, Parking Restrictions Beginning Tuesday

Photo: The Belmont Country Club is hosting the PGA TOUR Constellation Senior Players Championship beginning Tuesday, June 9. Working with state and other municipalities, the Belmont Police Department has developed a traffic plan that will help keep traffic delays and parking issues to a minimum during the  Road and exit closures: The most prominent feature of […]

Letter to the Editor: Selectmen Fail to Honor Center Reconstruction Process

Photo: Belmont Center.  (Note: This letter was originally sent to the Belmont Board of Selectmen.) I am disturbed and outraged to learn that Belmont Center Reconstruction Plan A was overturned at the last minute for Plan B, decreasing the size of the green space and surrounding it with traffic, just because of a small group […]