Meet Belmont: A Crowded Success

Photo: Cookies from Plymouth Congregational Church. After 13 years, you could be excused to think that Meet Belmont – the annual late summer community “meet and greet” held Tuesday, Aug. 31 – would become old hat. Think again.  At 7 p.m., the Chenery Middle School cafeteria was packed with kids, parents, couples and residents learning […]

Avery Assists On Opening Agassiz Ave’s New ‘Home Court’ [Video]

Photo: Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics putting his autograph on the new driveway court on Agassiz Avenue. It’s not every day that Avery Bradley, Boston Celtic’s veteran guard who scores 15 points a game against some of best defenses in the NBA, is going to lose a game of driveway hoops to some preteen […]

New Owner For Belmont Center’s Vintage Wine Store

Photo: Interior of the store. Vintages: Adventures in Wine, the Belmont Center store which holds the distinction of being one of the first granted a town’s retail alcohol license, has been sold to a MetroWest businessman. The Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the transfer of the beer-and-wine-only license held by Albert Avenue’s Eric Broege and […]

Town Settles With Superior Officers, Only Dispatchers Without Contract

Photo: Superiors officers settle, now it’s up to the dispatchers union to sign on the dotted line. The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday, Aug. 22 approving a three-year deal – from July 2014 to June 2017 – between the eight members of the Belmont Police Superior Officers Union and the town. The agreement, negotiated by […]

Mack Truck Takes A Pleasant Street Tumble, Halting AM Traffic Into Center

Photo: Speed may have been a factor in the one-vehicle accident near Belmont Center on Thursday, Aug. 25. Late morning traffic came to a halt at one of the busiest town intersection when a dump truck carrying gravel took a tumble sometime before 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Pleasant and Leonard streets, on Thursday, […]

Champion Tomatoes, New Composting Business Highlights This Week’s Market Day

Photo: Kimball Fruit Farm’s owner Carl Hills with the hardware.  Champion tomatoes and a successful composting company with a fanatical following in its hometown of Portland, Maine highlight this week’s Belmont Farmers Market that takes place today, Thursday, Aug. 25 at the Belmont Center municipal parking lot at the corner of Cross Street and Channing Road. […]

Above It All: Night Road Paving In Belmont Center [VIDEO]

Photo: A still from a video of the night paving in Belmont Center. To see up close the paving of Leonard Street and its connecting roads over the past few nights has been to experience the cacophony and heat produced by massive machines as they grind and lay out a new top coat surface for […]

Toll Partners With Former Owner To Lease Cushing Village’s Retail Space

Photo: Bill Lovett,  a senior development manager at Toll’s Apartment Living, before the Board of Selectmen. It wasn’t the one-month extension the town gave Toll Brothers to close on the municipal parking lot adjacent Trapelo Road critical to the building of the long-delayed Cushing Village project that created the big buzz at the Belmont Board of […]