New Date for ‘Real World Career Day’, Young Professionals Wanted

Photo: The poster for “Real World Career Night” at Belmont High School.   For Belmont High Schoool Senior Tess Hayner, last year’s first-ever “Real World Career Night” – 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 […]

School Committee Gives Initial Nod to Proposed New Rink/Rec Center

Photo: Bob Mulroy. The Belmont School Committee gave its initial “OK” Tuesday night, Sept. 8, for a youth sports organization to begin the process that could result in the construction of a new multi-purpose town recreation center.  “We are not just looking at our needs, but … of the entire community,” said Bob Mulroy, who […]

Final Day a Crowded One As Residents ‘Test Drive’ Underwood Pool

Photo: Lifeguard Elizabeth Levy, 17, watching over the wadding pool at the Underwood Pool on Labor Day, Sept, 7, 2015. A line of nearly 20 people – young, old, families and singles – lined up outside the entry of the new Underwood Pool complex at around 5 p.m. on a hot and hazy Labor Day, […]

Psst: Can You Keep a Secret? Private/Public Scheme to Build New Skating Rink

Photo: “Skip” Viglirolo Skating Rink. It’s the worst kept secret in Belmont: a proposal to build a new private/public skating rink and field house on the site of the existing nearly half century old “Skip” Viglirolo rink and the White Field House adjacent to Harris Field off Concord Avenue. Not that this latest news required […]

Belmont Light Asking Customers to Limit Usage Over Next Two Hot Days

Photo: Air conditioning units use a great amount of electricity. Who said Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer? The next two days will see temperatures in Belmont hit the 90s, and with that comes higher than normal energy usage and higher costs. Sagewell, Inc. –the Woburn-based administrator of Belmont Light Energy Efficiency – […]

This (Short but Busy) Week: Stormwater Forum, LEGOs, Rink Presentation

Photo:   On the governmental side of “The Week.” The Belmont Board of Selectmen, the Belmont School Committee and the town’s Capital Budget Committee will hold a joint session to hear a presentation on the construction of a new skating rink and field house at the present site off Concord Avenue. The meeting is scheduled to […]

Final Chance to Visit New Underwood Pools is Labor Day Monday

Photo: Belmont’s new Underwood Pool. One month since its grand opening, the new Underwood Pool facility at the corner of Cottage Street and Concord Avenue will close for the season today, Monday, Sept. 7, according to the town’s Recreations Department. With weekday admissions exceeding 1,000 visits, the $5.2 million, two pool space located on the site […]

What’s Open, Closed on Labor Day in Belmont

Photo: Labor Day 2015. The Labor Day holiday is the last great get away weekend of the summer and Belmont is all but emptied out.  Labor Day is one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government, although the feds don’t require employers to pay workers for this holiday. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid […]

Sold in Belmont: ‘Tired’ Homes on the Hill Sell Below List

Photo: 60 Stony Brook on Belmont Hill.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” 48 Summit Rd. Townhouse condominium (2005). Sold: $1,345,000. Listed at $1,375,000. Living area: 2,520 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 84 days. 19 Thayer Rd. Condominum (1958). Sold: $263,750. Listed at $259,000. […]