Photo: MBTA commuter rail station at Waverley Square. Belmont is joining a growing number communities in opposition to the installation of 320 75-foot tall mono-poles by the MBTA along commuter rail tracks including one slated for Thayer Road in Waverley Square. Dubbing it a “silly idea,” Selectmen Chair Jim Williams joined his colleagues in voicing […]
Photo: Bob Mahoney, president and CEO of BSB Bancorp, Inc. Everyone can appreciate a good “streak.” The Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio is still remembered for hitting in 56 straight games while the Boston Celtics won eight consecutive world championships in the 1950s and 60s, a record unlikely to be broken. And you can add another familiar name […]
Photo: Payson Park Music Festival’s 4th annual Battle of the Bands. The Payson Park Music Festival will host the 4th annual Battle of the Bands concert featuring local youth rock bands. The show will be held Aug. 9 at 6:45 p.m. at Payson Park at the corner of Elm and Payson. The Belmont Savings Bank once […]
Photo: The new traffic restrictions on Concord Avenue. The Belmont Board of Selectmen approved three recommendations from the town’s Traffic Advisory Committee which will free up parking, allow greater space for a school bus drop off and hamper cars from using side streets as cut throughs. Community Development Director Glenn Clancy presented the proposals to […]
Photo: This year’s poster. Belmont will observe its wounded veterans at the 2017 National Purple Heart Day Observance and Recognition Ceremony on Monday, Aug. 7, according to the town’s Veteran Service Officer, Bob Upton. The ceremony will take place on the front steps of the Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., at 10 a.m. with […]
Photo: Yard sales in Belmont. Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • 1 Chester Rd., Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. • Lexington Street (at Riply Road), Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. • 4 Worcester St., Sunday, Aug. 6, 9 a.m. to noon.
Photo: Kathleen Keohane speaking before the Planning Board. Selectman Mark Paolillo stands next to Keohane. In a possible preview of the anticipated encounter before the Library Board of Trustees tentatively scheduled for Aug. 24, the Belmont Planning Board heard at its Tuesday, Aug. 1 meeting a less than enthusiastic response to its ‘Big Idea’ of placing […]
Photo: Perkins truck ready to go. On Wednesday, August 2, Hudson-based E.H. Perkins will begin paving the final section of Winter Street between Concord Avenue and the Lexington town line. Work will begin at 6 a.m. with the hope of completing the work in one day. The road will be closed, and delays are expected […]