‘Sooner Than Later’: Lottery Is Returning To Waverley Star Market

Photo: Star Market in Belmont. “Sooner than later.” Those were the words of Star Market General Manager and Vice President Steve Duran when asked by the Belmontonian the date Massachusetts Lottery tickets, and card games will be sold at the supermarket’s Waverley Square outlet after the Belmont Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request by the state’s lottery commission […]

Love Learning Science At Belmont High Thanks To Cityside Subaru

Photo: (from left) Belmont Superintendent John Phelan; Belmont High School Principal Dan Richards; Cityside Subaru’s Meagan Taylor; Cityside’s General Manager Richard White; Belmont Schools Science, Health, Technology and Engineering Director Elizabeth Baker.  Belmont High School’s science program will soon be the beneficiary of a little lovin’ as Cityside Subaru is donating 150 books to the high […]

Sold In Belmont: Two Family Breaks Bank Selling For $1.22 Million

Photo: A two-family that sold for nearly one and a quarter million dollars?  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” A pair of two-families on corner lots built in the same year, but way different sale prices.  • 92-94 Creeley Rd., Two family (1922). Sold: $1,220,000. Listed at $1,220,000. Living area: […]

Sold In Belmont: Ranch (House) On The Hill Sells For $1.14 Million

Photo: A ranch house built on a slab of concrete with oil heat and with a town grade of C+; that’s worth a cool million in Belmont. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 49 Robin Wood Rd., Ranch (1957). Sold: $1,140,000. Listed at $1,129,000. Living area: 2,144 sq.-ft. […]

de Magistristos OK’d To Open ‘Neighborhood’ Eatery In Macy’s Block

Photo: Damian de Magistris  It doesn’t yet have a name, but a new eatery from the Belmont family that brought upscale il Casale will be up and running in Belmont Center next year. That’s the outcome from the Planning Board that voted to waive the town’s bylaw on restaurant parking requirements allowing the de Magistris family to […]

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 […]

Belmont Resident In Running To Co-Own Big League Ball Club

Photo: The hapless Miami Marlins. What does a former-Presidential candidate, New York Yankee’s greatest shortstop, Donald Trump’s son-in-law, a Yale-educated baseball-obsessed New York city art dealer, Pitbull (not the dog), a basketball GOAT (not the animal), HOF pitchers and Belmont’s own Tagg Romney have in common? Not much? Au contraire! They are all in a battle […]

Planning Board Parks il Casale’s Next Belmont Eatery

Photo: Dante de Magistris before the Planning Board. Everything appeared to be going swimmingly for the local team seeking to open a new restaurant in the former Macy’s building in Belmont Center. The site review application before the Planning Board which met on Monday, June 10 at the Beech Street Center couldn’t have come with a better pedigree. […]

Tweaked: Failed Dunkin’ Donut Developer’s Back On Pleasant Street With New Proposal

Photo: The new design for the strip mall at Pleasant and Brighton. The development team whose attempt to build a Dunkin’ Donut restaurant at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets was shot down by the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals in January 2016 is back before the town with a new proposal for the […]

Turning A New Page: Doors Open at Belmont Books In Center

Photo: Belmont Book’s Matilda Banker-Johnson with the book purchased by the editor of the Belmontonian. The long sheets of paper have been taken from the windows, the shelves are almost all filled with books and while you will need to wait a little bit longer to get a cappuccino, the Town of Homes has seen […]