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 […]

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 […]