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 […]

West Nile Virus Found In Belmont and Cambridge

Photo: West Nile virus back in Belmont. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 13 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitos recently collected from Belmont and Cambridge.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all […]

Belmont High Bomb Threat Deemed A Hoax

Photo: Belmont High School. Units from the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont Police Department conducted a search of Belmont High School Wednesday morning, July 13, after the school district received an email bomb threat. Belmont and three schools in Waltham including the high school were targeted by threats Wednesday. On Monday, several schools in Wareham […]