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 […]

Planning Board Parks il Casale’s Next Belmont Eatery

Photo: Dante de Magistris before the Planning Board. Everything appeared to be going swimmingly for the local team seeking to open a new restaurant in the former Macy’s building in Belmont Center. The site review application before the Planning Board which met on Monday, June 10 at the Beech Street Center couldn’t have come with a better pedigree. […]

Belmont High Alumnus Wins National Junior Shooting Crown

Photo: Kevin Bennett in action. Kevin Bennett, a 2016 Belmont High School graduate, won the Junior National Championship in Standard Pistol at the 2017 USA Shooting National Pistol Championships, held last week at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In winning the junior title, Bennett finished second overall in the Open Standard Pistol contest earning the silver medal.  […]

Tweaked: Failed Dunkin’ Donut Developer’s Back On Pleasant Street With New Proposal

Photo: The new design for the strip mall at Pleasant and Brighton. The development team whose attempt to build a Dunkin’ Donut restaurant at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets was shot down by the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals in January 2016 is back before the town with a new proposal for the […]

Applications For 2018 Community Preservation Funding Now Available

Photo: The Underwood Pool Could your group or committee use a few dollars to complete a community project that involves acquiring or improving open space and recreation land, rehabbing or preserving historic sites, or goes to support affordable housing? If “yes” is the answer, the town’s Community Preservation Committee has about a million dollars waiting to spend […]