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 […]

Snow Emergency Parking Ban Starts 9PM Saturday

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Photo: It’ll get snowy soon. The Belmont Police has issued a Snow Emergency Parking Ban in Belmont on all roadways and municipal parking lots and schools effective at 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 until 9 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 8.  Vehicles parked in violation of the ban will be towed at the owner’s expense. Residents who have any questions call the snow […]

Residents Give Good Tidings (and Coffee) to Town Crews Working Christmas

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Photo: Brighton Street on Christmas Eve. It was already a cold and dank Christmas Eve afternoon as the sun was setting on two crews from Belmont Water Department’s Distribution and Maintenance services. After spending hours digging up Brighton Street next to the Hill Estates seeking a major water main leak, the workers discovered the break […]

$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 […]

Traffic Factor in Commuter Train/SUV Accident That Left Woman Seriously Hurt

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Photo: (credit: Anna Meiler/CBSBoston) Belmont’s increasingly congested streets appear to have played a factor leading to an early morning collision between an SUV and an MBTA commuter train at the intersection of Brighton Street and Blanchard Road that left a women critically injured at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9. While MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard […]

Fire Destroys McLean’s Codman Building [VIDEO]

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Photo: The aftermath of the fire that destroyed the Codman House at McLean Hospital. A two-alarm fire destroyed the former Codman House on the McLean Hospital campus early Monday morning, Nov. 14. The blaze, which required fire equipment from neighboring towns of Watertown, Arlington, and Cambridge, started just before 3 a.m. At its height, the […]

Breaking: Ohlin’s Bakery Leaving Cushing Square, Seeking Help to Find New Home

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Photo: The Klemm family – Paul Jr., Paul, Marybeth, and Emily – who own and run Ohlin’s Bakery in Cushing Square. After 101 years in Belmont, the legendary Ohlin’s Bakery at 456 Common St. is leaving its longtime home in Cushing Square for good, according to a Facebook message from its owners. Saying they are […]

Breaking: Cushing Village Project Is A Go with Toll Brothers’ Purchase of Parking Lot by Toll

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Photo: Coming attractions Finally. Earlier today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, developer Toll Brothers officially took possession of the municipal parking lot in Cushing Square after purchasing the parcel for $1.335 million from the town, according to Town Administrator David Kale. Kale said the multi-use project will begin the construction phase with the closure of the lot in […]

As Town Meeting Ponders Bolting Minuteman, Belmont Prepares ‘Pathway’ for Voc Students

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Photo: Roy Epstein, chair of the Belmont Warrant Committee As the Belmont Town Meeting prepares to vote on the future of the town’s four decades partnership with the Minuteman Regional School District – the home of Minuteman Vocational Tech High School – the educator in charge of Belmont’s own district is already preparing a set […]