This Week: Cooking Tasting, Valentines for Veterans, Transition to College

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Photo: Pasta e Fagioli. On the government side of “This Week”: The Board of Selectmen is meeting on Monday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall to extending the trash contract and open and discuss the Special Town Meeting warrant. Community Path Implementation Advisory Committee will hold a meeting updating the committee’s work from 8 a.m. […]

Sports: Belmont Girls Hoops’ Holds Garden Party at Chelmsford’s Expense

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Photo: Belmont High wins at the Good Sports Invitational. On the biggest stage this season, Belmont High’s Girls’ Hoops put together its best and most complete game as a suffocating defense and clutch shooting powered the Marauders by a strong Chelmsford High Lions squad, 50-36, on the parquet court of the TD Garden, Sunday, Jan. […]

Sold in Belmont: What Would $785K Get You in Oregon? Nicer, Bigger, Better

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Photo: Belmont (left) and Lake Oswego. No contest. A recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 48 Middlecot St., Brick and shingle ranch (1953). Sold: $785,000. Listed at $749,000. Living area: 1,423 sq.-ft. 6 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. On the market: 52 days. The one residential sale last week […]

BREAKING: MBTA Rejects New Belmont Commuter Rail Station, But Waverley’s Future Still Up in the Air

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Photo: The future of the Waverley Station remains up in the air.  The MBTA has rejected plans to construct a modern commuter rail station along South Pleasant Street to replace the century-old stop in Waverley Square, State Sen. Will Brownsberger told the Belmontonian this afternoon, Friday, Jan. 22.  “They heard the concerns from commuters and […]

Planning Board Awaits ‘Groundhog Day’ Meeting on Cushing Village

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Photo: Groundhog Day, the movie. Some may find it ironic that the developer of Cushing Village, the troubled retail/residential/parking project at the corner of Common Street and Trapelo Road, will be before the Planning Board on Groundhog Day, Tuesday, Feb. 2. Wry laughter reverberated through the Board of Selectmen’s room when the Planning Board’s Karl Haglund […]

Sports: Two Late Goals Gives Boys’ Hockey Thrilling Tie against Reading

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Photo: Belmont’s assistant captain senior Evan Biette celebrates the first goal vs. Reading. The Belmont High Boys’ Ice Hockey may have kept their fans on the edge of their seats until late in their home match with Reading Memorial High on Saturday, Jan. 16. And with less than six minutes to go, two team captains […]

‘We Have Work To Do’: Challenges Continue As Belmont Honors MLK

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Photo: State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry. While many national political figures have decided to ride the popular wave of refusing to assist the refugees from a chaotic world, State Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry will not stand silent.  “When Dr. King said the measure of a man is not where he stands in a moment of comfort and […]

Waltham Hotel Owner Proposing Boutique Inn at Pleasant and Brighton

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Photo: A rendering of the proposed Belmont Inn Suites at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets. A Waltham entrepreneur has pulled permits with the Office of Community Development to renovate the former Mini-Mart Market at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets into a “luxury boutique hotel” similar to ones he both ran and […]

Town Seeking Election Workers to Help During ‘Busy’ 2016

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Photo: It will be a busy 2016 for voters in Belmont with four planned elections. And the Belmont Board of Registrars and Town Clerk are committed to administering fair, open and efficient elections.  To do this the Town Clerk’s office rely on the dedicated services of the more than 100 election workers and we’re always […]