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 […]

ZBA Grounds Airbnb, Punts Internet Lodging to Planning Board

Photo: The room that Joanne Sintiris rents for $85 a night as an Airbnb host. Joanne Sintiris found herself uncomfortably close to the edge of a financial cliff.  A divorce left the Betts Road resident wrestling to make ends meet and seeking some way to make a little extra money.  “I needed some way to […]

First Look: Will Belmont Run to a New Dunkin’ Donuts on Pleasant Street?

Photo: The Dunkin’ Donuts building on Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, that a Belmont store on Pleasant Street would look like. Vincent and Nick Leo knows something about selling donuts. The Cambridge-based family operation runs 17 Dunkin’ Donut franchises in Massachusetts and Florida. In fact, if you go to Fresh Pond for your morning donut and coffee, […]

And They’re Off: Paolillo Pulls Nomination Papers As Election Season Starts

Photo: Mark Paolillo. One week after the official start of the 2016 Town Election contest, there has been a steady stream of residents who have picked up nomination papers to begin their efforts to be elected town-wide or to Town Meeting. Town Election will take place on April 5, 2016.  On the town-wide front, it […]

This Week: Band-a-rama! on Tuesday, Star Wars Prep, Cushing Square Holiday Stroll

On the government side of “This Week” The Zoning Board of Appeals is meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Belmont Gallery of Art on the third floor of the Homer Building, located in the Town Hall complex. Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting updating the committee’s work and […]

Light the Menorah! Hanukkah Begins At Sunset Sunday

Photo: A menorah.  Hanukkah, the Jewish observance celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt, begins on sunset on Sunday, Dec. 6, with the lighting of the first candle on the menorah.  The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the […]

A Contrite Developer Promises Action on Long-Delayed Cushing Village

Photo: Developer Chris Starr (photo 2012) Apologetic and contrite, Chris Starr stood before the Belmont Planning Board and said he was sorry. “I can’t begin to tell you how much each of these delays really impacts me,” said Starr. “I’ve seen the frustration of people in Cushing Square, and I’ve seen the residents and the […]

Santa and the Mrs Turns on the Lights in Belmont

Photo: Someone wants mom more than Santa. Before taking part in the 25th Annual Turn on the Town on Thursday, Dec. 3, Mr. and Mrs. Claus were seen looking at hockey equipment in the basement of Champions Sporting Goods on Leonard Street. “Doing a little holiday shopping,” said Santa. I guess there are no elves […]

Sold in Belmont: Mid-Level Housing Hold Their Own

Photo: 22 Sharpe Rd. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes: • 54 Watson Rd., Colonial (1939). Sold: $840,000. Listed at $849,000,. Living area: 1,518  sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 103 days. • 24 Hawthorne St., Garrison Colonial (1943). Sold: $690,000. Listed at $742,900. Living area: 1,515 sq.-ft. […]