Belmont Fire Log: Sharp-Eyed Firefighter Spots Improperly-Placed Grill

Photo: Summer grilling.  One hot car July 16 – At twenty ’til 2 p.m., Engine 1 and the Ladder truck hustled over to a car fire on Howard Street located across from the Chenery Middle School.  Both crews assisted the other in extinguishing the car fire. The motor vehicle was towed to the Town Yard. An downstairs disaster everted  July 17 – […]

Belmont High’s Pitching Ace Bartels Commits to Penn State

Photo: Cole Bartels.  Belmont High School’s rising senior ace Cole Bartels has verbally committed to attend Division 1 Penn State University.  The big, lanky right-hander, named the MVP of the Middlesex League and selected as a Boston Globe All-Scholastic this season, will be heading to State College, Penn. after his high school eligibility ends to pitch for the Nittany Lions in the […]

This Week: Bubbleology, OTAKUrabu and Movies for Kids and Teens

Photo: “Bubbleology,” with Keith Michael Johnson. On the government side of the week:  The Planning Board will meet on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall where it will discuss a new house’s design at 1 Clark Lane and will review a series of plans required for the construction of Cushing Village.  The Community Path […]

Superheroes on Film at the Library this Summer

Photo: Ironman is coming to the Belmont Public Library next week, July 28. This summer the Friends of the Belmont Public Library will use its superpowers to transform the library’s Assembly Room into a showcase for your favorite (mostly) Marvel heroes at the “Chillin’ With Villains Movie Series.” For the next month, head to the library to enjoy freshly popped popcorn or a […]

Belmont Yard Sales, July 18 – 19

Photo: Yard sales in Belmont. Yard sales in the “Town of Homes.”  • 9 Anis Rd., Saturday, July 18, 8:30 a.m. to noon. • 17 Bow Rd., Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 12 Chester Rd., Saturday, July 18, noon to 2 p.m. • 13 Davis St., Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 72 Radcliffe Rd., Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Impact on Cushing Village Unclear After Financial Partner’s Arrest

Photo: Paul Ognibene (right, obscured) (courtesy WCVB-TV). Cushing Village has possibly suffered another setback with the arrest Tuesday of the Cambridge developer seen as the financial “White Knight” who in April appeared to rescue the 167,000 square-foot multi-use project floundering for nearly two years after it was approved by the town in July 2013.  Paul Ognibene, 43, of Cohasset was arraigned in Cambridge District Court […]

Rabies in Pair of Animals Has Health Department Issue Warning

Photo: Fox. The Belmont Health Department has issued a warning to residents of an outbreak of rabies after a second non-domesticated animal tested positive for the illness in the past month. A fox captured by Belmont Animal Control Officer John Maguranis on Monday, July 13 and a skunk on June 21 were infected by the very serious viral disease […]

Belmont Selectmen OK Special Town Meeting Date

Photo: Belmont Center reconstruction underway. It’s official: the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a Special Town Meeting for Thursday, Aug. 6, location to be determined (although strong hints have been dropped that it will likely be held in the air conditioned comfort of the Chenery Middle School.) The votes, held at an early morning meeting at Town […]

Sold in Belmont: Capes, Colonials and Condos Take Market into July

Photo: A classic pre-war Cape.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 12 Bayberry Ln., Townhouse condominium (2006). Sold: $1,260,000. Listed at $ 1,298,000. Living area: 2,740 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath. On the market: 92 days. 33 Homer Rd., Garrison Colonial (1940). Sold: $1,550,000. Listed at $1,639,000. Living area: 3,469 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 157 […]