This Week: For Last Week of Vacation, Why Not A Little Midsummer Dream

Photo: Youthquake Theater presents “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” On the government side of “The Week” The Temporary Net Metering Working Advisory Group is meeting on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 24-27, at 7:30 p.m. in Town Hall, to discuss its draft report. The Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee is meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss challenges the path […]

The Week’s News: Selling Parking Lots and Compromise, Celebrating a Garden

Photo: Those responsible for the Belmont High garden.  Eight years after first proposing the scheme and two since winning approval to build the multi-use development, the Board of Selectmen approves the sale of the municipal parking lot on Trapelo Road to the development team seeking to build the 168,000 sq.-ft. Cushing Village project. Both sides of […]

New Parking Meters Installed in Belmont Center, Waverley

Photo: Parking Enforcement Officer Larry MacDonald assisting a resident with the new parking meter. It’s a warm market day, and a resident was caught off guard attempting to pay to park in the municipal lot in Belmont Center. “This doesn’t look familiar,” she said to Larry Macdonald, one of Belmont’s parking enforcement officers, as she viewed a […]

Sold in Belmont: Mid-Level Homes Also Being Snatched Up

Photo: 52 Thomas St. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 67-69 Beech St. Two-family (1910). Sold: $678,000. Listed at $649,000. Living area: 2,454 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 70 days. 253 Payson Rd. Colonial (1940). Sold: $960,000. Listed at $906,000. Living area: 2,166 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, […]

High School Students Continue to Make Their Garden Grow [Video]

Photo: Olivia Cronin and Ann Pan cutting the ribbon at the Belmont High School Food Justice Club’s Garden. Looking for the dedicated plot of land – with its new fence, plants and a whole lot vegetables growing adjacent to the Grant Baseball Field at Belmont High School – Olivia Cronin thinks back a little more than a […]

Zimbabwe Songs, Thai Food and Sharp Knives at Farmers Market

Photo: Knives under the stone. There will be songs from a far-off land, a Thai tasting and the opportunity to sharpen your culinary equipment this week at the Belmont Farmers Market today, Thursday, Aug. 20. Siraco Knife Sharpening will be in the Belmont Center parking lot, sharpening your knives, scissors, and garden tools while you […]

Both Sides of Town Green Dispute Seeking Something Like A Compromise

Photo: Bonnie Friedman at the Board of Selectmen meeting, August 2015. Where two months previous shouting, demands, and a Belmont Police officer were evident, on Monday, Aug. 17, the two sides of the “Town Green” dispute came together at Town Hall to start the process of finding a lasting compromise to a dispute in the $2.8 […]

Selectmen Agree To Sell Municipal Parking to Cushing Village Team

Photo: The Belmont Board of Selectmen signing the agreement with Cushing Village. Eight years after it was first proposed and 24 months since receiving the town’s go-ahead to begin construction, the developers of the proposed 164,000 square-foot Cushing Village multi-use project have the critical piece of town-owned property in its hand to possibly begin work […]