Time Running Out To Find New Home For Belmont Food Pantry

Photo: A busy Belmont Food Pantry on Belmont Serves. It’s nail-biting time for the Belmont Food Pantry. With a little more than five weeks before the non-profit will be forced to move from its current home in a modular unit at the rear of Belmont High School, the pantry – which assists more than 200 […]

Market Day in Belmont: Stock Up For The 4th

Photo: Greens are in the market.  Take time out before the July 4th holiday to stock up on the freshest produce and sundries on Market Day, Thursday, June 30. The last June Market features strawberries, arugula, carrots, garlic scapes, leafy greens and lots of fresh peas. Occasional vendors this week are Turtle Creek Winery, Warren Farm & […]

Belmont Joins Ranks With Communities on Gas Leak Legislation

Photo: Yvonne Brown (left) and Jennifer Marusiak of Mothers Out Front. The rotten egg smell associated with leaking natural gas – it’s actually a chemical additive called mercaptan – is an annoyance that dampens your outdoor activities or forces windows to be closed on summer nights. But the problem of leaking gas mains goes beyond the […]

Minuteman To Hold District-Wide Vote Sept. 20 To OK $144M Building Project

Photo: Belmont may have voted no, but it could be on the hook for nearly $500,000 in annual costs to construct a new regional technical school. Belmont may have voted “no” in May, but that hasn’t stopped the Minuteman School Committee from getting a second bite at the apple to approve a $100 million bonding […]

Dog Owners Seek To Keep Belmont’s Current Off-Leash Regs

Photo: The public meeting on the town’s existing off-leash regulations. Just how passionate many (or is that most) dog owners are of their pets can be found in the phrase from the famous wildlife writer Roger Caras: “If you don’t own a dog … there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be […]

Road/Sidewalk Work At Center’s Tunnel To Continue for Next 2 Weeks

Photo: Tunnel  Beginning on Thursday, June 23 and continuing for approximately two weeks, Charles Contracting will begin curbing and sidewalk construction under the Belmont Center bridge on Concord Avenue. Construction hours are anticipated to be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two-way traffic flow will be maintained at most times, however, residents are advised that at times, and […]

As Underwood Opens, Advice From The Manager: Apply Lotion Before Diving In

Photo: Underwood pool manager Lorraine Benoit. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, the bike rack outside the Underwood Pool was filled, there was a line at the facility’s front desk and SUVs, and sports vehicles were dropping off folks on Concord Avenue. It was opening day of the first full-season of the Underwood, constructed and […]