Along Lexington Street: Some Paving, Restricting Parking and More Stop Signs

Photo: Where all the action will be in the next weeks. Lexington Street will be undergoing some significant changes beginning next week. • For two days beginning on Tuesday, July 19, E.H. Perkins Construction will be paving the raised intersection on Lexington Street at the intersection of Sycamore Street. The intersection will be closed to through […]

Belmont Begins, Yet Again, Search to Find Source Polluting Mystic Watershed

Photo: Glenn Clancy may not look like Benedict Cumberbatch, but like the hugely popular sleuth the actor plays on BBC television, Belmont’s town engineer will be doing his best Sherlock Holmes as he attempts to find the source of what has been dirtying up a nearby major watershed that has been dogging the town for […]

Joyeux Le Quatorze Juillet, Belmont

Photo: Macarons across France. So, what do you call the French National Holiday? Bastille Day?  Faux! While July 14th is the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, today is simply known as “la fête du 14-juillet” – the July 14th holiday – or more officially, “la fête nationale” – the National Holiday. In 1880, the French decided […]

A Community Contemplates, Comes Together After A ‘Terrible’ Week

Photo: Participants at the rally Tuesday.  In the warm twilight of Tuesday, more than 250 men, women, families and children arrived at the courtyard of St. Joseph Parish in an act of community contemplation after what Belmont Police Chief Richard McLaughlin described as “a terrible week.” The residents came to demonstrate, in the truest sense, […]

Belmont Allege Minuteman Seeking To Depress Vote On New School

Photo: The Wenner Field House. Calling restrictions on communities including Belmont a “deliberate attempt to depress the vote,” the Board of Selectmen is sending an urgent letter to the Minuteman Regional Tech School Committee to reconsider its recommendation of using only one location for a vote that could increase Belmont’s property taxes by half a […]

Sold in Belmont: Back on the Market 51 Years Later; No Granite in this Kitchen

Photo: A unique home just off School Street.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes”: • 12 Oakley Rd., Unit 4, Townhouse (2011). Sold: $850,000. Listed at $875,000. Living area: 2,810 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 60 days. • 58 Foster Rd., First-floor condo (1925). Sold: $500,000. Listed […]

Belmont To Hold Vigil For Peace And Community Tuesday, July 12

Photo: Candlelight vigil in Belmont. Belmont’s social justice and faith communities will come together on Tuesday for an observance of reflection after weeks of violence in the US and around the world. Co-sponsored by Belmont Against Racism, the interfaith Belmont Religious Council, and other local community groups, the Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community will […]

West Nile Virus Returns to State; Prevention The Best Defense From Illness

Photo: Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been detected in the state. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Thursday, July 7, that West Nile virus had been detected in mosquitoes in Massachusetts for the first time this year from three mosquito samples collected on July 1 in Worcester. No human or animal cases of […]