Breaking: Waverley Station To Remain Open for 10 More Years

Photo: The Waverley Station. It’s not used by many riders, it’s difficult to get around and it’s in need of a great deal of maintenance. And that’s what the MBTA says about Waverley Station, which runs the commuter rail station in the heart of Belmont’s Waverley Square. But it now appears that all of Waverley […]

Last Night Of Annual Town Meeting At The Chenery On Monday at 7PM

Photo: Belmont’s 2016 Town Meeting concludes tonight. The 2016 Town Meeting will reconvene on Monday, June 13 at Chenery Middle School Auditorium beginning promptly at 7 p.m. With just a few articles remaining, it’s likely the annual meeting of the town’s legislative body will conclude Monday. Tonight’s agenda include: Articles 17 (de-authorization of the borrowing for […]

Overnight Road Paving Along Belmont/Trapelo Begins Monday, June 13

Photo: Paving tonight. Begining tonight, Monday, June 13, crews from Newport Construction will be paving overnight the segment of Trapelo Road and Belmont Street between Cushing Square (Trapelo Road and Common Street) and the Cambridge/Belmont line at Ericcson Street. All overnight work will occur between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Weather permitting, […]

Police Hope A ‘Yes’ On Incinerator Site Provides Them With New Home

Photo: Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin in the hallway that serves as a booking area. When the Belmont Police Department Headquarters opened in 1931, it was a modern marvel among police stations in Greater Boston, a spacious, three-level facility with an indoor shooting range, a full-service garage, and plenty of room to allow officers to […]

Start Father’s Day On The Roads At The 15th Annual Brendan’s Home Run

Photo: The race. Rather than give dad a tie or take him out of dinner on Father’s Day, how about start the day running a quick five kilometers with the kids and help Belmont’s own Brendan Grant Foundation.  The 15th annual Brendan’s Home Run will take place on Father’s Day, June 19. The certified 5K (3.1 miles) […]

Special Town Meeting Rejects Interior Cell Tower Special Permit Demand

Photo: The view from the front row. A citizens petition that would have required an applicant seeking to install telecommunications equipment for interior spaces to obtain a Special Permit was handily defeated by Town Meeting Members at the Wednesday, June 7, Special Town Meeting. The article, brought by neighbors of the Plymouth Congregational Church on […]

Belmont Farmers Market Opens 11th Season Today, Thursday, June 9

Photo: “Miss Tomato” cuts the ribbon to start last year’s market season. The 11th season of the Belmont Farmers Market opens today, Thursday, June 9 when the ceremonious “tomato” ribbon is cut by special guest Peter Struzziero, Belmont’s library director, at 2 p.m.  The market is located in the rear of the Claflin Street Municipal […]

Rescheduled Memorial Day Ceremony Set For Sat. June 18

Photo: Belmont Cemetery.  Belmont will be holding a Memorial Ceremony to make-up for the parade and ceremony cancelled on Memorial Day due to inclement weather. The rescheduled event will take place at the Belmont Cemetery off Grove Street on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. Members of the community are invited to attend.  Should weather […]

Town Meeting Puts Kibosh On McMansions Passing Limits On Residential Homes

Photo: Peg Callanan speaking before Town Meeting on Monday. Steve Pinkerton is behind Callahan. Late in 2014, Sargent Road’s Peg Callanan and Stephen Pinkerton of Dalton Road decided something had to be done to put a halt the sudden explosion of oversized structures – dubbed McMansions – being built in their neighborhood of single-family homes adjacent to […]