Belmont Resident In Running To Co-Own Big League Ball Club

Photo: The hapless Miami Marlins. What does a former-Presidential candidate, New York Yankee’s greatest shortstop, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, a Yale-educated baseball-obsessed New York city art dealer, Pitbull (not the dog), a basketball GOAT (not the animal), HOF pitchers and Belmont’s own Tagg Romney have in common? Not much? Au contraire! They are all in a battle […]

West Nile Virus Now A Moderate Threat In Belmont

Photo: A Culex mosquito. Following two consecutive weeks of WNV positive mosquito detections in the Boston area, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has raised the West Nile Virus risk level to moderate for residents living in Belmont, Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Watertown.  “Over the next few weeks, the Belmont Health Department will continue to […]

Brownsberger To Co-Host Airplane Noise Discussion Tuesday in H2Otown

Photo: Aircraft taking off from Logan International Airport. Belmont State Sen. Will Brownsberger will join State Rep. Jon Hecht, and Watertown elected officials in a community meeting to discuss the ongoing issue of noise from aircraft leaving Boston’s Logan International Airport that fly over Belmont and surrounding municipalities.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, […]

Belmont Yard Sales: July 22-23

Photo: Help out a young couple with their wedding! Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • 64 Betts Rd., Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. to noon  • 5 Bow Rd., Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. to noon (Estate sale)  • 256 Brighton St., Saturday, July 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  • 300 Common St., Saturday, […]

Vehicle Break-ins Break Out in Belmont

Photo: Nearly all the cars broken into were left open by their owners. July has been designated National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month, but that hasn’t stopped a rash of break-ins of autos and trucks throughout Belmont in the past 30 days. According to Belmont Police, the latest series of breaking and enterings occurred between Thursday night […]

Letter to the Editor: Farmers Market Could Use Your Help

Photo: The Farmers Market   The Belmont Farmers’ Market and its parent organization, the Belmont Food Collaborative (BFC), have a food assistance program to help people in need. A big part of that is matching SNAP benefits at the Market (formerly called food stamps).Each week, we match up to $25 of the amount that a SNAP shopper […]

Will Belmont Day School’s Extended Stay With The Planning Board End Tonight?

Photo: Barbara Fiacco, the Planning Board’s acting chair Amidst the months of deep-in-the-weeds technical reports and legal speculation associated with the Belmont Day School’s proposal before the Belmont Planning Board, there was a “Miss Emily Litella” moment at the most recent public hearing held on Tuesday, July 10. A person who owns a burial plot in […]

Library Trustee Blasts Planning Board On New Library Placement

Photo: (from left) Raffi Manjikian and Liz Allison on the Planning Board speaking to Kathleen Keohane of the Library Trustees (foreground) Kathleen Keohane was more than a bit perturbed outside of the Planning Board meeting on Tuesday night, July 18. It wasn’t because she had a busy day at work and that she was missing dinner […]

Sparks Fly At Belmont Light GM Performance Review

 Photo: A tale of two cities at Town Hall: (left) Jim Williams, Adam Dash, James Palmer. Tempers flared, and accusations flew between the governing board of the town’s electrical utility and its general manager James Palmer as the two sides tussled during a discussion of Palmer’s annual performance review on Monday, July 17. Residents would have […]

Planning Board Unveils ‘Big Idea’ To Transform Waverley, So Pleasant Street

Photo: A rendering of a privately developed Belmont Public Library anchoring a mixed use development in Waverley Square.  In a presentation that if implemented would alter the face of Belmont for generations, the Planning Board last Tuesday revealed a rough draft proposal to transform Waverley Square and South Pleasant Street into vibrant urban centers while […]