Town Forming United Front on Cushing Village’s Future

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Photo: The proposed Cushing Village. The meeting held Monday night, Feb. 22 in the Chenery Middle School’s teacher’s lounge took longer than expected. But what is an extra half hour when the subject under discussion is a troubled commercial project more than 900 days behind schedule? In attendance at the executive session were the Board […]

Live at Special Town Meeting: Minuteman Regional Agreement

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Photo: Moderator Mike Widmer. Hello, as the Town Meeting convenes for a special meeting to discuss and vote on a new Minuteman Regional Agreement, 7:11 p.m.: Moderator Mike Widmer begins the meeting as more than 100 members have arrived to reach a quorum. While the electronic voting was being checked, one of the members shouted […]

Five Things To Know About the Special Town Meeting (Minuteman Edition)

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Photo: Special Town Meeting  Tonight’s Belmont Special Town Meeting – being held Monday, Feb. 22 at the Chenery Middle School – will include a vote to establish a Building Committee for the Belmont High School renovation and whether to include a site evaluation of the soil for contaminants at the high school before construction begins […]

This Week: Special Town Meeting Monday, Screening ‘Selma’ Wednesday

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Photo: Town Meeting. On the government side of “This Week”: Special Town Meeting convenes at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 at the Chenery Middle School auditorium.  The Belmont Board of Selectmen will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the teacher’s cafe in the Chenery Middle School. They’ll meet in executive session to […]

Sold In Belmont: Nothing This Week So Let’s Look at a Mansion for Sale (Already a Bargain!)

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Photo: Talk about a full shot!  Now, THIS is a mansion. With just more than 7,500 sq.-ft. of high-end interior construction (it’s a little more than 30 years old), the house at 224 Marsh St. – No, this is not Mitt and Ann Romney’s old house; that’s up the road at 171 Marsh – is […]

Sports: Kerans Breaks Belmont’s Boys’ Hoops All-Time Scoring Record

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Photo: Matt Kerans driving against Lexington. This spring, a new banner will be placed in the Wenner Field House with  Belmont High senior Matt Kerans’ name on it accompanied by a still-to-be-determined number. While the amount remains in flux, the recognition was earned through persistence and excellence as the four-year varsity guard broke Steve Pollard’s 30-year-old […]

Belmont Savings’ Net Income Shots Up 61% in ’15; Assets Reach $1.8B

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Photo: One of Belmont Savings’ supermarket bank branches. BSB Bancorp, the holding company for state-chartered Belmont Savings Bank reported Thursday net income for the year ending Dec. 31, 2015 rose to $6.9 million, compared to 2014’s $4.3 million, an increase of 61 percent. “Through strong organic growth and expense control, we have achieved 10 consecutive quarters […]

Town Election Update: Ballot All Set, Good Numbers for Town Meeting (Except for Pct. 7!), A Race to Support Housing

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Photo: Paul Rickter and his buddy, Anne Mahon.  The rain really started coming down as the clock struck 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, as Belmont Town Clerks shut the door as the deadline for passing in nomination papers passed with nearly everyone who took out papers returned them. And after all the papers were examined and […]

Students: Community Service Opportunities at Town Clerk’s Office

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Photo: Middle and High school students who need or want community service credit (and with the Belmont Library swarming with volunteers) think about coming to the Belmont Town Clerk’s office on the first floor of Town Hall. “We need some help filing papers and have work for up to six kids,” said Town Clerk Ellen […]

A Fairy Tale Wedding, From Cinderella’s Castle to Belmont’s Town Hall

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Photo: Not only did Town Clerk Ellen Cushman conduct the ceremony, she took photos of the bride and groom. For Kai Lin and Guang Shen, it felt like their love was fated. Meeting online just about a year ago, Lin – a widow with an 11-year-old son – and Shen – divorced with an eight-year-old son […]