Planning Board Unveils ‘Big Idea’ To Transform Waverley, So Pleasant Street

Photo: A rendering of a privately developed Belmont Public Library anchoring a mixed use development in Waverley Square.  In a presentation that if implemented would alter the face of Belmont for generations, the Planning Board last Tuesday revealed a rough draft proposal to transform Waverley Square and South Pleasant Street into vibrant urban centers while […]

West Nile Virus Found In Belmont and Cambridge

Photo: West Nile virus back in Belmont. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 13 that West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitos recently collected from Belmont and Cambridge.  WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all […]

Belmont High Bomb Threat Deemed A Hoax

Photo: Belmont High School. Units from the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont Police Department conducted a search of Belmont High School Wednesday morning, July 13, after the school district received an email bomb threat. Belmont and three schools in Waltham including the high school were targeted by threats Wednesday. On Monday, several schools in Wareham […]

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 […]

Applications For 2018 Community Preservation Funding Now Available

Photo: The Underwood Pool Could your group or committee use a few dollars to complete a community project that involves acquiring or improving open space and recreation land, rehabbing or preserving historic sites, or goes to support affordable housing? If “yes” is the answer, the town’s Community Preservation Committee has about a million dollars waiting to spend […]

Belmont Requires Yard Sale Permits – Which Are Free and Online

Photo: Get your permit now. With summer underway and the weekends filled with signs pointing to the nearest garage sale, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office wants to remind all residents that via town bylaw a permit is required for all “yard sales,” with a limit of three in a calendar year. “If you intend to […]

It’s Good to be Green: State Provides $250K in Energy Saving Grants

Photo: The Burbank school. Kermit The Frog famously lamented “It’s not easy being green.” But recently for the town of Belmont, being green is not just easy but pretty darn profitable. Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division approved an award of $250,000 for four projects the town proposed in a “Green Communities […]

Trash Talk: Picking Up on Belmont’s Garbage Options

Photo: DPW Director Jay Marcotte modeling the possible containers Belmont residents could be using to place their waste in 2018.  The options how Belmont will gets rid of its garbage and recycling beginning in the summer of 2018 is increasing by the day. Single or dual stream? Use only big plastic bags you have to […]

Burbank Picked To Be Modulars’ New Home With a $2.2M Pricetag

Photo: Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. The fall Special Town Meeting now has a price tag for the big ticket item on its agenda as Belmont Schools Superintendent John Phelan recommended four new modular classrooms be sited at the Mary Lee Burbank Elementary School on School Street. The anticipated cost of the project – which will […]