Town To Peer Review Toll Bros. Plan To Clean Cushing Village Land

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Revised on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to update status of RAM material. Photo: A public meeting Tuesday will discuss how the land of the future Cushing Village be cleaned to allow construction to begin. The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday, Jan. 24, to hire an environmental firm to peer review the state-approved plan developer Toll […]

Belmont Under Wind Advisory til’ Tuesday, Outages Possible

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Photo: Trees could be coming down due to high winds. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Belmont as a power storm that swept through the Southeast US will be blowing through New England beginning Monday afternoon, Jan. 23,  The advisory, which was issued at 5:11 p.m. Monday, will remain in effect […]

Town Election 2017: Dash Enters Selectmen’s Race, Shuster Pulls Papers for School Committee

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Photo: Adam Dash delivering nomination papers to the Town Clerk’s Office. Early Monday morning, Jan. 23, saw the usual hustle and bustle at the Town Clerk’s Office in Belmont: the Town Clerk was upstairs at Town Hall officiating at a wedding, the staff were staying busy in coats and sweaters as the building’s new boiler […]

One Dead in Three-Alarm Fire at Trapelo Road Two Family [VIDEO]

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Photo: Firefighters inspecting the house at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. where a man died in a fire. An early morning three-alarm fire that gutted a two-story house on Trapelo Road killed a person, according to the Belmont Fire Department. The 4 a.m. blaze at 606-608 Trapelo Rd. located at the corner of Agassiz Street just outside of Waverley […]

Sports: Boys’, Girls’ Hoops Push To Playoffs By Rocketing By Reading

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Photo: Sophomore guard Daniel Yardemian scoring against Reading. After a brief respite for midterms from Middlesex League play, Belmont High Basketball teams got back on the court Friday, Jan. 20, to continue their march towards the playoffs with dual victories over Reading Memorial High. Boys batter Charlestown, out work a physical Rocket squad Belmont Head Coach […]

Search to Replace Town Administrator as Kale Heads for Home

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Photo: David Kale The novelist Thomas Wolfe famously said, “You can’t go home again.” Apparently, David Kale is ignoring that advice. The lifelong Cambridge resident will decamp as Belmont’s Town Administrator in mid-March to become his hometown’s Assistant City Manager for Finance, according to a press release issued late Thursday, Jan. 19 by Cambridge City […]

Cushing Village Update: Municipal Lot Closed To Public Wednesday

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Photo: From parking lot to construction site. In the first tangible indication construction on the long delayed Cushing Village development is about to commence, signs notified the public the municipal parking lot adjacent Starbucks was official closed to vehicles. “THIS PARKING LOT Located on the corner of TRAPELO ROAD and WILLISTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED […]

Sports: Boys’ Hockey Focusing On First Playoff Berth in Six Years

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Photo: Junior goaltender Kevin Dacey has a .951 save percentage at the midpoint of the season. By William Findlay Belmont High School Boys’ Ice Hockey Head Coach Fred Allard had a few words for his team as it takes aim for a playoff spot at the midpoint of the season.  “We just need to stay focused […]

Grand Gesture Allows High School To Purchase a Special Piano

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Photo: What $35,000 will get you on the market. If you have attended a concert or the spring musical in the Belmont High School auditorium, you’ll have heard the school’s grand piano accompanying choral and singing groups and soloists for nearly 80 years, moving from the former high school (the site of the old Wellington […]

Belmont High Medical Club Has Good Taste In Fundraiser Wednesday

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Photo: Poster for Wednesday’s fundraiser. Belmont High School junior Mahima Sindhu is the founder and president of MedExplo, an initiative created to educated her peers about the opportunities in the medical field through guest speakers, fundraisers, tours, and experiments.  Sindhu’s club is hosting a fundraiser for the Boston Children’s Hospital at the Alewife/Fresh Pond Chipotle in […]