Detour: Road Work to Impact Belmont Center for Week

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Photo: Big machines taking apart the Concord Avenue roadway.  For the remainder of the week – which includes the first day of school and the beginning of the Labor Day getaway – Belmont Center will be a good place to actively avoid. Beginning Monday Aug. 31 and lasting until Friday, Sept. 4, General Contractor Charles Contracting will […]

Cushing Square Municipal Lot Closing for Good in Fortnight

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Photo: The municipal lot in Cushing Square.  A long-time landmark in parking scarce Cushing Square will soon disappear as Belmont Police announced Monday, Aug. 31, the closing of the municipal parking lot adjacent to Trapelo and Williston roads. The lot, which serves neighborhood businesses, shoppers, overnight parking and commuters, will shut down in the next […]

This Week: First Day of School Wednesday! Mad Science and Ice Cream Friday

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Photo: A bit of mad science at the Beech Friday. On the government side of “This Week.” Board of Selectmen will hold one of its shortest public meetings in years on Monday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. before heading into executive session. Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Committee will be dotting i’s and crossing t’s […]

Sold in Belmont: Easy as Ones, Twos and a Three

55 Sherman St. Split-level ranch (1955). Sold: $907,000.

Photo: A split-level ranch in the Winn Brook neighborhood sold for nearly 12 percent of its original list price. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 9-11 Sabina Way. Two-family (1923). Sold: $880,000. Listed at $825,000. Living area: 2,520 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 63 days. 218-220 […]

Tomatoes and Cupcakes Headline Market Day in Belmont

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Photo: Tomatoes at their peak.  The best time of the year to enjoy ripe tomatoes is now. Market Day in Belmont this Thursday, Aug. 27, features late August harvest that includes blueberries, cantaloupe, corn, eggplants, peaches, peas, peppers, raspberries, summer squash, watermelon and many variations of tomatoes.  This week’s tasting is by Yum Bunnies Cakery. Located […]

Marauders in the Middle: Second Year of Chenery Football Underway

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Photo: Head Coach James MacIsaac with some of the players at Chenery Middle School. The grass on the Chenery Middle School playing field was green and freshly mowed on Monday, Aug. 24, greeting 40 7th and 8th graders who “are going to learn football,” said James MacIsaac, the head coach of the Chenery Middle School […]

Residents Meet Belmont at Annual Get-together

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Photo: Ellen Triantafellow registering to vote with the help of Town Clerk Ellen Cushman.  Several hundred residents – from pre-teens to the elderly, newcomers and long-time homeowners, families and singles – gathered in the Chenery Middle School’s auditorium Tuesday, Aug. 26, to meet their town. For the 13th year, Meet Belmont, the annual community information fair […]

Registration Now Open for Scharfman Memorial Run

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Photo: A scene from last year’s Dan Scharfman road race. Runners and residents can now register for the Foundation for Belmont Education‘s third annual Dan Scharfman Memorial Run being held on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. at Belmont High School’s Harris Field, 221 Concord Ave. What is now a fall staple on the road running calendar, […]

Got a Project? Need Funding? The CPA Could Be Your Answer

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Photo: The Underwood Pool, finance in part with a grant from the Community Preservation Committee. Do you or your community group have a great idea for a town-wide project but can’t think how to pay for it? If that’s the case, your answer could be in applying for the fourth-round of funding from the town’s […]