Scrub-a-Dub: Commuter Bridge To Undergo Cleaning Today, Wednesday

Photo: The Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge set for a cleaning in the next days. One of Belmont’s iconic images will get its first cleaning in its history as the Belmont Center Commuter Rail bridge will undergo a power washing beginning Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 18. The private initiative spurred by former Belmont Selectman Angelo Firenze […]

This Week: Henna Tattoos Thursday, Books From Around the Globe

On the government end of “This Week”: The Board of Selectmen is meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 17, at Town Hall. The board will vote on a possible sale of the municipal parking lot in Cushing Square to all for the construction of Cushing Village and discussing the recommendation from the Special Town Meeting urging […]

Belmont Light to Customers: Cool It Using Electricity During Peak Heat

Photo: Air conditioning units use a great amount of electricity. The summer’s first official heat wave – three consecutive days of 90-plus degree temperatures – is expected to put a mighty mechanical and monetary strain on Belmont Light, the town’s utility. In anticipation of Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 17-18, being high electricity usage days, Sagewell, Inc. –the […]

Selectmen Decision on Long-Delayed Cushing Village Set for Monday

Photo: The proposed future home of Cushing Village development. (Google map) While many residents attending the Belmont Board of Selectmen’s Monday evening meeting, Aug. 17, are coming to see how the three-member council reacts to last week’s Special Town Meeting vote, it’s another decision before the board which will have long-lasting ramifications for town. Monday will likely […]

Sold in Belmont: Historic Walter Pierce Modern Abode Tops $1.2 Million

Photo: Walter Pierce-designed house on upper Concord Avenue. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 39 Payson Rd. #2, Condominium (1923). Sold: $525,000. Listed at $ 459,900. Living area: 1,288 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bath. On the market: 50 day. 18 Brookside Ave. Colonial (1935). Sold: $865,000. Listed at $749,000. Living area: 2,000 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, […]

Young Professionals Wanted for Belmont High’s ‘Real World Career Night’

Photo: The poster for Real World Career Day. For Belmont High Schoool Senior Tess Hayner, last year’s first-ever “Real World Career Day” – her idea of having young professionals discuss with high school students the ins and outs of finding a career – is well worth holding again.    “Based on positive feedback, I know the […]

Peaking Peaches, Basil and Corn at Belmont Farmers Market

Photo: Peaches are peaking.  August abundance continues at the Belmont Farmers Market. There’s peaches and blueberries for breakfast. Tomatoes with basil, mozzarella and fresh bread for lunch. And corn on the cob with a green salad for dinner. Perhaps with hamburgers and sausages from the grill. All this and more is available on Market Day this week. […]

Freshman Orientation at BHS Set for Thursday, Aug. 27

Photo: Mr. Marauder. The first day of school is always daunting, especially when it’s in a new building with people you don’t know. In an attempt to ease those anxieties and make the transition from middle school a tad less stressful, the Belmont High School Connectors Program is sponsoring a Freshman Orientation for the approximate 300 raising 9th graders entering the […]