Sports: Boys’ Basketball Takes Opener Defeating Melrose, 66-58

Photo: Belmont’s Cole Bartels fouled vs. Melrose.  Belmont High Boys’ Basketball went “small” in the second half to shrug off a sluggish first half to win going away, 66-58, over a game Melrose squad in the 2015-16 season opener on the road. “We have an advantage of being able to change our lineup when the […]

Selectmen OKs Feasibility Study for Proposed Community Path

Photo: Russell Leino (center), chair of the Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee with Heather Ivestor (left) and Brian Burke. The Belmont Board of Selectmen took a significant step in moving the idea of a town community path towards reality when it approved the hiring an engineering consultant to create a feasibility study of a dozen proposed routes from the Waltham […]

Spike in Average Property Tax Bill Anticipated As Override Comes Dues

Photo: Board of Assessors’ (from left) Robert Reardon, Martin Millane, Jr. and Charles Laverty III Belmont property owners can expect the equivalent of a lump of coal in their next two quarterly tax bill arriving in February 2016 as residents prepare to pay for the Prop 2 1/2 override voters passed in April. The average household can expect […]

Belmont Swimming, Field Hockey Standouts Honored as Globe All-Scholastics

Photo: Jessie Blake-West (left), Nicoletta Kalavantis and AnnMarie Habelow, Belmont High School Boston Globe All-Scholastic fall 2015. Three Belmont High School student-athletes were named Boston Globe All-Scholastics, which recognizes the best participants in each sport during the recently completed 2015 fall season, with one earning the prestigious title of Swimmer of the Year. Senior Jessica Blake-West […]

This Week: Winter Crafts, Pols’ Office Hours, Legos and What’s Up with the Path

Photo: Solstice Sackbuts. On the government side of “This Week”: The Belmont Board of Selectmen is meeting twice on Monday, Dec. 14: at 8 a.m., the board will approve a boat load of Common Vic licenses as well as approve next year’s property tax rate. At 7 p.m., the board will hear from the Community Path […]

Sold in Belmont: All I Want for Christmas is a Million-Dollar House

Photo: 14 Watson Rd. sold for nearly a quarter of million dollars over its assessed value. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes: • 140 Watson Rd., Brick Colonial (1940). Sold: $1,020,000. Listed at $1,050,000,. Living area: 2,277 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 57 […]

Pleasant Selling: Long-time Gas Station on Market for $3.8 Million

Photo: The Star K Gas station at Pleasant Street and Scott Road. As the residents of Belmont Hill and the Winn Brook neighborhood focus their attention on a proposed Dunkin’ Donuts shop that would occupy a new strip mall at the corner of Brighton and Pleasant streets, they may also want to keep their eyes […]

The Loading Dock Starts Dinner Service as Bistro Increases Seating

Photo: The Loading Dock on Brighton Street. (Courtesy, Loading Dock) When Fuad Mukarker received a full liquor license from the town a year-and-a-half ago in May 2014, he mentioned his new business, The Loading Dock on Brighton Street, “would become a destination for shopping and eating” It took a while for his promise to come to […]

Despite Dunkin’s Postponed ZBA Presentation; Owner Confident He’ll Get An OK for Store

Photo: An image of how the Dunkin’ Donuts on Pleasant Street would look like. Belmont residents will need to wait until the New Year before getting their chance to debate whether the town wants to run with a third Dunkin’ Donuts, located at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets. Belmont’s Joseph Noone, the attorney […]

Stroll Cushing Square for Discounts, Sales During 2nd Holiday Celebration

Photo: Poster of the Cushing Square Holiday Stoll. The Cushing Square Merchants Association is holding the Second Annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday, Dec. 10. Running for the entire day starting at 10 a.m., stores in and around the square – located at the intersection of Common Street and Trapelo Road – will stay open late […]