Sports: Johnson’s 368 yards, 5 TDs Leads Belmont by Boston Latin, 50-20

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Photo: Belmont High’s Mekhai Johnson.  Belmont High School senior Mekhai Johnson solidified his place as one of the premier running backs in the state with a career highlight performance of 368 yards and five rushing touchdowns to lead the Marauders to a 50-20 win over host Boston Latin at Boston’s White Stadium in Boston.  Under […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Oct 31

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Photo: Yard sale in Belmont. Yard sales in the “Town of Homes.” • 65 Bow St., Saturday, Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 85 Grove St., Saturday, Oct. 31, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • 285 Waverley St., Saturday, Oct. 31, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Opinion: A Privately Funded Rink the Fiscally-Responsible Choice

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By Ellen Schreiber I’ve read several columns and postings about the new Belmont Youth Hockey skating rink proposal that are missing key information. As a member of the Warrant Committee, charged with analyzing the town budget, I believe a new, privately funded rink is the only fiscally responsible choice for Belmont. (Note: The Warrant Committee […]

‘The Final Countdown!’ Cushing Village Developers Must Close by Nov. 19

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Photo: After more than two years after being approved to build the project, Cushing Village remains a concept, rather than a development site.  After a more than two-year hold-up on building the largest commercial development in Belmont in decades, the end – one way or another – appears in sight as the partnership seeking to construct […]

Sports: Brams Finishes Home Career Undefeated as Girls’ X-C Goes 6-1

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Photo: Senior Leah Brams finishing first, again, on her home course.  She has been a familiar figure along Belmont’s Clay Pit Pond course during the cross country season over the past four years: the quick leg turnover and powerful stride of the harrier with the French braid who was always in front of the pack during […]

Sold in Belmont: Multi-families Setting the Sales Pace as Year Nears Close

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Photo: 707 Pleasant Street. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 50 Bartlett Ave. Condominium (1927). Sold: $448,000. Listed at $425,000. Living area: 1,140 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 2 bedrooms, 1 baths. On the market: 65 days. • 31-33 Cushing Ave. Multi-family (1939). Sold: $900,000. Listed at $785,000. Living area: 2,728 sq.-ft. […]

Selectmen Slam Williams for Contacting Investment Bank Without Board’s Knowledge

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Photo: Jim Williams (left) making his presentation to the Board of Selectmen. In a rare public scolding of a fellow board member, the colleagues of Belmont Selectman Jim Williams – Chairman Sami Baghdady and Mark Paolillo – pointedly rebuked the newly-elected member for initiating contact with a large St. Louis-based investment bank to underwrite millions […]

Town Sells Woodfall Road Parcel for $1.75 Million

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Photo: Woodfall Road. Nearly a decade after it was first put up for sale, the town-owned land known as the Woodfall Road parcel was sold Friday, Oct. 23, to a three-person development team for $1.75 million.  “It’s truly been a long process,” said Sami Baghdady, chair of the Belmont Board of Selectmen who announced the […]