Selectmen Chair Williams Not Seeking Re-election (Caveats Included)

Photo: Jim Williams The question to Belmont Selectman Jim Williams was straight forward as was his answer. Are you running for re-election? “No, I am not,” said the chair of the selectman. But, as Williams would tell the Belmontoian as he was walking home from attending the welcoming session for teachers and education staff at […]

Planning Board Member Blasts ‘Big Idea’, Calls For Chair’s Resignation

Photo: Pointed exchange; Charles Clark (left) calls for Chair Liz Allison’s resignation as Raffi Manjikian looks on. In a fiery and personal rebuke, Planning Board member Chuck Clark called for the immediate removal of board’s chair, Liz Allison, for what he alleged has been the abuse of power in presenting a controversial proposal dubbed the “Big […]

Rain, Thunder To Greet Students On First Day Of School in Belmont

Photo: Off to school. In addition to the new backpack, pencils and lunch boxes, parents should add umbrellas, slickers and rain boots to the list of item students will bring to the first day of the 2017-18 school year in Belmont that commences today, Wednesday, Sept. 6.  The need for added weather protection is due […]

What’s Open, Closed in Belmont on Labor Day

Photo: The Labor Day holiday is the last great get away weekend of the summer and Belmont has all but emptied out.  Labor Day is one of ten holidays recognized by the federal government, although it doesn’t require employers to pay workers for this holiday. Businesses traditionally provide their employees with a paid holiday as part of a benefits package […]

Choate Road Two-Family Damaged in Two-Alarm Fire

Photo: The aftermath of the fire on Choate Road. A Choate Road two family was heavily damaged after a two-alarm fire ripped through the rear of the structure and into the attic on Friday afternoon, Sept. 1. A Belmont firefighter suffered a non-life threatening injury fighting the fire. None of the occupants at 3-5 Choate […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Sept. 2-3; Helping Houston on Rutledge Road

Photo: Garage sales in Belmont. Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: • At the corner of Blanchard Road at Mannix Circle (across from Fresh Pond golf course), Saturday, Sept. 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon.  • 257 Rutledge Rd., Saturday, Sept. 2, 8:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. All proceeds go to support […]

More Than Road At Stake As Day School To (Maybe) Hear Planning Board’s Verdict

Photo: The Planning Board.  In one way or another, the future of the Belmont Day School’s proposed development of a new gym/classroom structure and a roadway adjacent to the town’s active cemetery off of upper Concord Avenue reaches a critical crossroads at tonight’s meeting of the Belmont Planning Board to be held at the Beech Street […]

Boisterous Gathering Highlights 15th Meet Belmont

Photo: William Lovallo, chair of the Belmont High School Building Committee discuss the process of building a new/renovated high school. The 15th edition of Meet Belmont was a combination of loud and crowded as a wide swath of town residents came to the Chenery Middle School on Tuesday, Aug. 29 to discover what makes the community run.  With […]

Last Of The Summer Harvest At The Belmont Farmers Market

Photo: Belmont Farmers Market. Apples are king at the Belmont Farmers Market; two months into its harvest and the variety continues to grow, while blueberries and peaches are just about done for the year. But if you need a little bit of summer for your kitchen, tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn continues to be available.  This […]

Ramp Up: Friends Group Seeking to Raise $35K For PQ Park

Photo: The playground at PQ Park. The Friends of PQ Park announced that the goal of raising $35,000 in private funds has kicked off and is ramping up. The fundraising efforts are a result of the Town of Belmont’s requirement that the renovation of its public spaces is supported by both public and private funds. […]