Belmont Joins Opposition To MBTA Wi-Fi Poles

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 […]

Belmont Savings Streaks To 16th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

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 […]

Payson Park Will Host ‘Battle of the Bands’ Wednesday, Aug 9

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 […]

Selectmen Approve Three Traffic/Parking Changes

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 […]

Belmont Purple Heart Recipients To Be Honored Monday

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 […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Aug. 5-6

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.

Light Board Cuts Ties With Belmont Light GM, Will Not Renew Contract

Photo: Jim Palmer before the Light Board. The Belmont Light Board announced Monday, July 31, that it would not extend an offer for a new contract to Belmont Light General Manager Jim Palmer.  The decision by the three member board – the Light Board is made up of the Board of Selectmen – was made […]

Library Supporters Tell Planning Board Its ‘Big Idea’ Is Not So Grand

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 […]

Final Day of Winter Street Repaving Underway Wednesday, Aug. 2

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 […]