Events, Demonstrations for Kids at the Belmont Farmers Market

Photo: Belmont Farmers Market.   The Belmont Farmers Market has an afternoon filled with activities for children on this market day with a clay demonstration for adults and children, story time  and food-related fun with ChopChop magazine.   The market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays throughout the summer and lasting until the final week of […]

Yoga With Purpose: Local Class Supporting Community-Wide Wellness

Photo: Groundwork’s studio on Trapelo Road. Beginning next month, yoga enthusiasts will have the opportunity to help spread wellness to others by coming to class. GROUNDWORK yoga + wellness, at 402 Trapelo Rd., is introducing Community Yoga, a weekly class that allows students the opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga at a reduced price and experience various teaching styles all the […]

Obituary: Anthony Paolillo; Cambridge Police Chief, Long-time Resident

Photo: Anthony Paolillo.  Anthony G. Paolillo, the former (and last) Chief of the Cambridge Police Department and long-time Tobey Road resident, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Paolillo was 89.  Hired as a patrol officer, Paolillo worked his way to captain before being named acting chief in 1982. He was sworn in as chief a year later. Paolillo retired from the post […]

Soup FOR You! Spoodles Soup Set for September Opening

Photo: Jose Rios. Jose Rios wanted to tell the 3o or so people attending the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals meeting on Monday, July 13, at the Belmont Gallery of Art how he runs Spoodles Soup Factory, his eatery/take out in Foxboro. But Board Chair Eric Smith cut him short. Without air conditioning, the third floor […]

Zoning Board Denies Special Permit for New Pizzeria on the ‘Hill’

Photo: George Rozopoulos before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Wilmington businessman George Rozopoulos could only shake his head minutes after the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals voted 3-1 to deny the applicant of three Rizzo’s Roast Beef & Pizza outlets the opportunity to open his fourth on Belmont Hill. “Very disappointed,” he told the Belmontonian after the […]

Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, Belmont

Photo: The painting is “Bastille Day, Boulevard Rochechouart, Paris” by the Bostonian Childe Hassam. For all Belmontians who call France their (ancestral) home: Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet! Today, Tuesday, July 14, is Bastille Day, the national holiday of France. But the French themselves don’t call today “la fête Bastille.” Today is simply known as “la fête du 14-juillet” – the July […]

Let’s Eat: Trio of Eateries before Zoning Board of Appeals

Photo: The location where a businessman hopes to open a pizzeria on Park Avenue.  Three restaurants will come seeking special permits before the Zoning Board of Appeals on Monday, July 13, and while two – near neighbors on Trapelo Road – appear to face perfunctory review for approval, one already has neighbors opposing its location at the intersection […]

Special Town Meeting Set for Thursday, August 6

Photo: Belmont Center under construction.  The Special Town Meeting called by residents seeking to reverse last-minute changes to the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project will take place on Thursday, Aug. 6, according to a notice released on Monday, July 13. On Thursday, July 16 at 8 a.m., the Belmont Board of Selectmen will meet at Town Hall to vote to […]

This Week: A Trip to Iran, Airplane NOISE! and ‘Le quatorze juillet’

Photo: Barry Pell’s photograph of Iran. On the government side of the week:  The Zoning Board of Appeals is meeting in the Belmont Gallery of Art, third floor of the Homer Building in the Town Hall complex, on Monday, July 13, at 7 p.m.  The long-delayed Cushing Village project will come for a review and approval […]