Belmont’s Resident Astrophysicists Ready For Monday’s Big Eclipse

Photo: Belmont’s resident astrophysicists, Steven Saar and Andrea Prestwich, ready for Monday’s solar eclipse. Andrea Prestwich is approaching viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse of two minds. As an astrophysicist at Harvard’s Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory who explores the vastness of space through an orbital x-ray telescope – the Chandra X-ray Observatory – the coming eclipse is, well, disappointing […]

Planning Board Accused of Violating Open Meeting Law In Day School Case

Photo: Members of the Belmont Planning Board in June. The town of Belmont has received a formal complaint from a resident who alleges the town’s Planning Board violated the state’s Open Meeting Law during the design and site plan review of a new building and roadway proposed by the Belmont Day School. Tim Duncan, who […]

Wednesday Night’s Power Outage Set For Large Section Of Belmont

Photo: As Pat Travers would say, “Boom Boom, Out Goes the Lights.” Get out the candles and flashlights; at least you know Wednesday night’s power outage is coming. At 11 p.m. on Aug. 16, the lights – and television and everything depending on electricity – will be going out for up to an hour as Belmont […]

After Violent Weekend, Belmont Stands with Charlottesville

Photo: Belmont Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville event Monday, Aug.14 In the growing dusk of Monday evening, Belmont residents came together to light the way back from fear towards hope. After a weekend of violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia that shook the nation and on the night a 17-year-old suspect vandalized a glass panel of […]

Belmont Candlelight Vigil Supporting Charlottesville Monday, 7:30PM

Photo: Candlelight memorial in Charlottesville (WTVR) A candlelight vigil will take place Monday, Aug. 14 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at First Church Belmont, Unitarian Universalist on Concord Avenue across from Belmont Center that organizers are calling Belmont Stands in Solidarity with Charlottesville. The campaigners are asking the Belmont community to stand together against the violence […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Aug. 12-13

Photo: Yard sales in Belmont. Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • 65 Clark St., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12 and Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  • Lexington Street (at Riply Road), Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  • 117 Maple St., Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  • 70 Oxford Ave., Saturday, Aug. […]

Belmont Fire Praised for Action At Waltham ‘Epic’ Fire

Photo: At the Waltham fire; Lt Gerry Benoit (E1), Asst Chief Wayne Haley (C2), and FF Brian O’Neill (E1 Hydrant). (Photo Credit – Lt Rob Wollner) Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell described the inferno his department help fight in Waltham last month was simply “epic.” “You don’t see many of those during your career,” Frizzell said describing the 10-alarm […]

Paving On Cross, School Streets To Make Friday’s Commutes A Pain

Photo: Road closing for paving. On Friday, Aug. 11, paving contractor E.H. Perkins will begin work on the binder course on Cross Street between Brighton and Lake streets in the morning and the top course of asphalt on School Street between Temple and Washington streets in the afternoon, according to Belmont Police. Road closures and […]

Cushing Square Fall Festival Slated for Sept. 23

Photo: Moonshine Hollar at last year’s festival. Mark Saturday, Sept. 23 on your calendar when you can head over to the corner of Common Street, and Trapelo road as the Cushing Square Merchants Association holds its third Cushing Square Fall Festival. “I think this will be really great for Cushing Square. I think it needs […]