Ohlin’s Friends Head Online To Help Bakery Get Back In Business

Photo: The GoFundMe page. When Jacqui Davis would travel to visit her sister in Watertown, there was one mandatory stop as she passed through her former hometown of Belmont. “How could I pass up going to Ohlin’s?” said the Burlington resident who owns Virtually Here, an online business consultancy. “It’s a staple of Cushing Square.” […]

Minuteman Relents on Election; Belmont To Use Usual Polling Precincts

Photo: Voting will take place in the customary locations. In a decision affecting an all-important vote in two months time, the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District will allow Belmont to use its customary polling locations for the Sept. 20 election rather than a single, centralized site to determine whether the district can go ahead with the […]

Sold In Belmont: Mansions (And A Simple Ranch) Required Millions To Buy

Photo: A.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 52 Grant Ave., Unit 2, Townhouse (2007). Sold: $800,000. Listed at $730,000. Living area: 1,955 sq.-ft. 5 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 full, 2 half baths. On the market: 100 days. • 635 Concord Ave., Colonial-ish (2005). Sold: $1,958,000. Listed at $2,100,000. Living […]

Belmont Center Roadways Repaved Starting Tuesday, July 19

Photo: Leonard Street to be paved. Finally! After more than a year of construction on the infrastructure and sidewalks in Belmont Center, the long-anticipated paving of Leonard Street and connecting streets will begin Tuesday, July 19 and hopefully be completed by Thursday, July 21. Beginning Tuesday, Watertown’s Charles Contracting – the project’s general contractor – […]

Expect Possible Severe Weather For Most Of Monday Afternoon

Photo: Boomers are heading this way.  The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a “Special Weather Statement” this morning that most of New England, including Belmont, could see severe thunderstorms arriving sometime this afternoon. The report released at 3:35 a.m., Monday, July 18, stated a line of thunderstorms is expected to cross southern New […]

With Temps In The 90s, Belmont Light Asks Consumers to Save By Using Less

Photo: It is going to be a scorcher. With the high-temperature in New England today, Monday, July 18, expected to hit the low to mid-90 degrees, electrical utilities across the region – including Belmont’s Light Department – are anticipating a high electricity use day, putting a strain on the power grid. To save energy and […]

Sold in Belmont: Clifton Street ‘Vacant Lot’ Tops $1.2M

Photo: Ready, set, build! You knew when Colleen Baxter O’Connell arrived at the Chenery Middle School from her home on Clifton Street on Belmont Hill. “You’d see Colleen drive her Camero into the school’s parking lot,” said Ellen Cushman who was taught by O’Connell in the early 1970s when she was already in her 60s, […]