Last Call for Lattes: Cushing Sq. Starbucks Reported to Close ‘Soon’

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Photo: Starbucks in Cushing Square. When you’re hunting for a cool iced caramel macchiato this summer, you’ll no longer have Starbucks in Belmont’s Cushing Square as a destination.  According to associates who spoke to worried customers and the Belmontonian, the busy store located at 112 Trapelo Rd. will be shutting its doors “soon, in the next […]

Cushing Village Demolition Begins Next Week; Residents Concern on Process

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Photo: Bill Lovett, senior development manager at Toll’s Apartment Living, speaking to residents. The demolition of structures on the proposed Cushing Village site will begin next week, according to a Toll Brothers representative speaking at a public meeting held at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24. “The big equipment will be mobilizing this […]

Town To Peer Review Toll Bros. Plan To Clean Cushing Village Land

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Revised on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to update status of RAM material. Photo: A public meeting Tuesday will discuss how the land of the future Cushing Village be cleaned to allow construction to begin. The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday, Jan. 24, to hire an environmental firm to peer review the state-approved plan developer Toll […]

Cushing Village Update: Municipal Lot Closed To Public Wednesday

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Photo: From parking lot to construction site. In the first tangible indication construction on the long delayed Cushing Village development is about to commence, signs notified the public the municipal parking lot adjacent Starbucks was official closed to vehicles. “THIS PARKING LOT Located on the corner of TRAPELO ROAD and WILLISTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED […]

Sold in Belmont: A Pair of Million Dollar Splits That Took Different Tacks

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Photo: A highlight of smart, architectural sensitive renovation in a split level in the Winn Brook. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 58 Crestview Rd., Split-level ranch (1959/2016 renovation). Sold: $1,500,000. Listed at $1,775,000. Living area: 4,200 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: 79 days. • 544 […]

Selectmen OK Loading Dock Alcohol License With Conditions

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Photo: Faud Mukarker (right) before the Board of Selectmen After a sometimes contentious meeting which appeared an agreement would unravel before one could be struck, the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 9 to grant a “pour” alcohol license to Faud Mukarker, owner of The Loading Dock on Brighton Street. But the […]

Selectman To Solicit No Transfer Vow As Loading Dock Seeks New Alcohol License

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Photo: At the initial meeting on the transfer of a full alcohol license with Selectmen Williams (left) and Paolillo. The Loading Dock‘s owner Faud Mukarker will be before the Belmont Board of Selectman on Monday seeking a second town-issued alcohol license for his Brighton Street establishment, coming less than four months after his controversial transfer […]

After Tax Dispute Resolved, Town’s Substation Sold to Eversource for $45M

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Photo: The 60-megawatt Blair Pond substation off Brighton Street. After being delayed for several days to resolve a last-minute tax dispute, the most expensive transaction in the Town of Belmont’s history was approved Dec. 15 when the Light Board OK’d the sale of the newly-constructed Belmont Light’s 60-megawatt Blair Pond substation off Brighton Street and three […]

With Pot Legal, Selectmen Consider Curbs on Retail Sale of Marijuana

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Photo: What could be coming to Belmont in 13 months. A head shop on every street corner in Belmont? While not the most likely business scenario for the “Town of Homes,” unless the Belmont Board of Selectmen and Town Meeting gets together to place allowable restrictions on the retail sale of marijuana, stores much like […]

$45M Substation Sale In A Bind As Town Assess Eversource’s Tax Motives

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Photo: The new electrical substation, not yet Eversources The largest financial transaction in the Town of Belmont’s history is on tenterhooks as a last-minute dispute over a powerful regional utility’s attempt to limit its exposure to municipal taxes has town officials demanding changes to the already signed sales agreement. With only four days left to […]