Wednesday’s Comm. Path Feasibility Meeting: $ and Rating the Routes

Photo: Community path in Somerville. The penultimate public meeting of the Belmont Community Path feasibility study will finally focus on how much each of the possible routes running across Belmont will cost and how to find the Benjamins to pay for it. The meeting, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, in the Chenery Middle School’s auditorium, will […]

Town Meeting Preview: Warrant Briefing Monday Night at the Beech

Photo: Warrant Committee Chair Roy Epstein The Belmont League of Women Voters and Warrant Committee is co-sponsoring the annual warrant briefing to acquaint Town Meeting members and residents with the non-financial articles on the Town Meeting warrant. The meeting will take place Monday evening, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. […]

Housing Trust’s Meeting On Increasing Housing Options Thurs. Apr. 27

Photo: Housing affordability thrust of Housing Trust’s meeting. Next week, the Belmont Housing Trust will host a public meeting to discuss its Housing Production Plan, which provides a five-year framework and strategy for the development of a variety of housing options to meet the needs of the Belmont residents. Cosponsored by the League of Woman […]

Stay on Course: Fiore Retains Chair of School Committee

Photo: Lisa Fiore. While the Belmont Board of Selectmen made a significant change to its leadership after Town Election, the Belmont School Committee decided it would stay the course. During a possibly record-setting meeting for brevity – the get-together took a mere 25 minutes which included the members having a new group portrait taken – the committee […]

14 Roads Slated For Reconstruction in Fiscal ’18

Photo: It’s so bad, it’s a winner! (Thanks, Google) For homeowners on 14 roads in Belmont: Congratulations, you’ve won the bad street lottery. According to the town’s Office of Community Development, the thoroughfares you live on are deemed so in disrepair – more than half of the roads have a pavement condition index (PCI) rating in […]

New Belmont High Team – So Far – Introduced to Public

Photo: Thomas Gatzunis (left) and Richard Marks of the Daedalus Projects Company. More than 100 residents braved the cold rain Thursday night, April 6, to head to the Beech Street Center to get an early look at the progress of the construction/renovation of a new Belmont High School. And if the albeit limited number of […]

Winn Brook Tennis Courts Renovation Bid Under Budget

Photo: Winn Brook Tennis Courts. The Community Preservation Committee will be receiving a chunk of change back into its coffers after the town accepted the lowest qualified bid for the renovation of the Winn Brook Tennis Courts.  Century Paving and Construction of Fall River was awarded the contract to replace the four tennis courts adjacent […]

Dash Joins Selectmen; Williams Selected Board Chair

Photo: The new board: Mark Paolillo (left), Jim Williams and Adam Dash Adam Dash had arrived early Wednesday morning, April 5, at Town Hall waiting to be sworn in as Belmont’s newest Selectman by Town Clerk Ellen Cushman. But Dash and his supporters, many who celebrated the candidate’s big victory over challenger Guy Carbone just […]

Belmont Water, Sewer Rates Inch Up In Fiscal 2018

Photo: Water and sewer rates are increasing.  Residential and commercial ratepayers will see their combined water and sewer bill increase by 2.1 percent in the coming 2018 fiscal year, as the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the recommendations from the Belmont Department of Public Works for its annual rate annoucement on Monday, April 3. The increase […]

Newbies Out In The Rain To Vote, Support or Hopefully Win Election

Photo: Oliver Leeb receiving congratulations after his first vote. The all-day rain that has softened voter counts at Belmont’s eight precincts during the annual Town Election did not deter new voters and candidates who were voting for the first time,   Precinct 2 (Belmont Town Hall) The last time most people saw Oliver Leeb was […]