Preservation Committee Approves $818K in Grants; Next Stop, Town Meeting

Photo: PQ Playground. The Community Preservation Committee will recommend to the annual Town Meeting in May spending a little more than $800,000 on six projects set to preserve the town’s historical records, enhance the open space around a landmark and provide recreation to town residents. The committee voted on Wednesday, Jan. 13 to approved six out […]

This Week: Tasteful Home Staging, Teen Dance Party, Learn Bollywood Dance Gold

The government side of “This Week”: The Planning Board will meet at Town Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. where it will finalize proposed zoning amendments for Single Residence C Zoning districts and discuss the decision-making process for GR Zoning District applications. And, an update on Cushing Village … AGAIN. The School Committee […]

Sports: Belmont Girls Hoops Wear Down Rockets, 53-41

Photo: Carly Christofori (left) and Sarah Stewart on defense for Belmont. Friday night’s tussle with the one-win Reading High Rockets was just the type of game Belmont High will benefit from, said Marauders’ Head Coach Melissa Hart. Sometimes your team just has to grind out a victory over an opponent that wouldn’t go away. “That […]

Sports: Starters Push Belmont Past Reading to Take League Lead

Photo: Belmont Joe Shaughnessy dunks the ball against Reading.  Three starters scored 61 of Belmont High’s 76 points as the Marauders’ climbed to the top of the Middlesex League’s Liberty Division with a hard fought 76-71 victory over the visiting Reading Memorial High Rockets in a battle for first place Friday night, Jan. 15 at the […]

What’s Open, Closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photo: Martin Luther King. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – officially known as Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – is an federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement in the United States who successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law for more than two decades.  What’s open and what’s closed on Monday, […]

On Sunday, Pizzi Starts Her Adventure of a Lifetime … All In One Week

Photo: Becca Pizzi with Belmont Saving’s CEO Bob Mahoney. Just reading about Becca Pizzi’s typical day for the past year is exhausting. The 35-year-old lifelong Belmont resident gets up before the sun comes up to run more miles in one morning than most people do in a week, gets her daughter ready for school, manages […]

Belmont World Film Presents NE Premiere of ‘Landfill Harmonic’ Sunday

Photo: From the documentary “Landfill Harmonic.” Belmont World Film’s “Family Festival” presents “Kid Power!” the 13th edition of its popular festival for children ages 3-12, from Jan. 15 to 18, at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford Street, Arlington), and Belmont’s Studio Cinema at 376 Trapelo Rd. Twelve programs, featuring some of the world’s top animated […]

Sold in Belmont: Colonial Takes a Tumble, Ranch By The Rails A Steal

Photo: Watch out below! Horace Road house listing falls. A recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 4 Goden St., Multifamily (1915). Sold: $886,000. Listed at $895,000. Living area: 2,715 sq.-ft. 12 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 114 days. • 219 Channing Rd., Brick-front Ranch (1959). Sold: $640,000. Listed at $675,000. Living […]

Calling Card: Sophomore Ties Record For Threes as Belmont Downs Sachems

Photo: Belmont’s Jenny Call (right) for three. You can start calling the three-pointer Jenny Call’s “calling card.” The Belmont High School sophomore forward tied a decade old record for three-point baskets in a game with six as the Marauders returned to its winning ways (5-2) with a 64-40 victory at Winchester High, Tuesday, Jan. 11. […]

Closed to Business: Zoning Board Nix Permits for Dunkin’ Donuts, Airbnb

Photo: Brighton Street’s Russell Mann at the ZBA meeting Jan. 11.  Belmont’s reputation as a hard nut for businesses to crack was put in the spotlight Monday night, Jan. 11, as the Zoning Board of Appeals voted down applications for permits from two entrepreneurs. In a pair of 3-2 votes, the board denied a special permit […]