Garden Party 2.0: Girls’ Hoops to Play At TDGarden Sunday, Jan. 8. Get Your TIX Now

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Photo: Last year was a Belmont Garden Party. On Sunday, Jan. 8, at 9:30 a.m., the Belmont High School Girls Basketball team returns to the Boston TD Garden to face neighboring SpyPonders from Arlington High School in the Good Sports Invitational Day of high school games in the Garden.   The proceeds of this event […]

After Tax Dispute Resolved, Town’s Substation Sold to Eversource for $45M

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Photo: The 60-megawatt Blair Pond substation off Brighton Street. After being delayed for several days to resolve a last-minute tax dispute, the most expensive transaction in the Town of Belmont’s history was approved Dec. 15 when the Light Board OK’d the sale of the newly-constructed Belmont Light’s 60-megawatt Blair Pond substation off Brighton Street and three […]

GOP Stalwart Guy Carbone Pulls Papers for Selectmen Race

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Photo: Guy Carbone (courtesy photo c. 2010) Guy Carbone, a perennial candidate for statewide and congressional offices, is eyeing a much more down ballot race in 2017 as the former head of the Metropolitan District Commission has taken out nomination paper to run for Belmont Board of Selectmen. If he submits signatures from 50 registered […]

Belmont Under Wind Advisory Through Friday AM; Increased Chance of Outages

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Photo: Trees could come falling down. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Belmont and Eastern Massachusetts from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29 to 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, with near gale force winds buffeting the region and creating conditions that could lead to electrical outages. The NWS is forecasting sustained winds […]

Sports: Girls’ Hoops Fall Into Loss Column After Lowell 4th Quarter Blitz

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Photo: Belmont could not stop Shyan Mwai (#5) in the fourth quarter. For the first 25 minutes of its Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 28, game with Lowell High School, Belmont High girls’ basketball was cruising to a huge (YUGE!) early season “statement” win. Fast breaks, sharp passing, team defense, three pointers, free throws; it was all […]

Residents Give Good Tidings (and Coffee) to Town Crews Working Christmas

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Photo: Brighton Street on Christmas Eve. It was already a cold and dank Christmas Eve afternoon as the sun was setting on two crews from Belmont Water Department’s Distribution and Maintenance services. After spending hours digging up Brighton Street next to the Hill Estates seeking a major water main leak, the workers discovered the break […]

Merry Christmas: What’s Opened and Closed in Belmont

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Photo: All Saints Church, Common Street Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping presents from around the tree (or if you are staying late in bed) and have a need to wander to someplace in town, there are just a handful of places you can head off towards. Dunkin’ Donuts • The store at 353 Trapelo Rd. in Central Square […]

A Yontif a Sheyner! Hanukkah Begins Sunset Saturday

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Photo: A menorah.  Hanukkah, the Jewish observance celebrating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem during the Maccabean Revolt, begins on sunset tonight, Saturday, Dec. 24, with the lighting of the first candle on the nine-branch menorah, continuing through Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017.  It is also a time for playing dreidel, collecting Chanukkah gelt and eating oil-based foods such […]