Belmont Courts Role in Attorney General Race

Maura Healey takes a three-point shot and “swish” – nothing but net. The candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General who is battling long-time politician Warren Tolman to replace Martha Coakley (who Healey worked for as an assistant AG before resigning to run for the position) is seen taking the ball to the hoop on an outdoor […]

New Underwood Pool in Flux as Low Bidder Leaves Belmont High and Dry

The sudden departure of the construction company set to build the new Underwood Pool complex has left the future the town’s facility in flux as officials prepare to convene to discuss Belmont’s options in completing the project by next year. “We are disappointed that Seaver Construction decided to withdraw its bid, as we were looking […]

Turning the White Field House from Dank to Swank

For generations of Belmont High School athletes, the White Field House was known for being a dank and dingy building where the lockers were old and narrow and the interior dark and smelly. What a difference a summer of hard work – and approximately $100,000 in contributions and in-kind contributions – can do. Through the […]

Starbucks Staying Put During Cushing Village Build

Like the little house in the Pixar film, “Up,” the Cushing Square Starbucks Coffee cafe will stay put at its current location as the proposed Cushing Village development – the three building, 186,000-sq.-ft. residential housing, retail and garage complex – goes up around the popular cafe, according to a town official. And when Starbucks does […]

Developer Drops Plan To Move Starbucks … For Now

A controversial proposal before the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals to relocate the Cushing Square Starbucks for nearly a year to a site near residential neighborhoods near the intersection of Belmont Street and Trapelo Road was suddenly scuttled this week by the applicant, developer Smith Legacy Partners. But a source within Belmont Town Hall noted Smith […]

Belmont Resident Caught in Insider Trading Scheme

When providing a friend a tip at the Oakley Country Club on Belmont Street, best leave it to what club to use off the 18th hole and not what financial institution your bank is about to purchase. If Belmont resident John Patrick O’Neill had heeded that advice, he and his golfing partner and fellow Oakley […]

Wednesday Final Day to Register for State Primary

Since Massachusetts is considered a very “blue” state, one can expect the Sept. 9 Massachusetts Party Primary Election will generate the most excitement for all the state-wide races being contested this year. If you don’t want to be left out, then you have until today, Wednesday, Aug. 20, to register to vote in the party election. To help […]

Rojas Leaning Closer to Re-election Run

While still more than a half a year away before Belmont residents go to the polls in the 2015 town election, one incumbent is leaning ever closer to announcing a re-election run to keep his seat on the town’s executive branch. “I still have a lot of time before I have to announce, but my inclination is that, yes, […]

Conners Retiring as Belmont Library Director

“Everything has to come to an end, sometime,” wrote L. Frank Baum in “The Marvelous Land of Oz.” And on Halloween, Oct. 31, that “sometime” will occur at the Belmont Public Library as Maureen Conners, its long-serving director, will retire from the position she has held for nearly three decades. “I’m leaving before I turn into […]

Help Belmont’s Health Dept Survey Public Health Concerns

What are your public health concerns? The Belmont Health Department is seeking residents input to an online survey to determine what community health education resources town citizens would like to come from the department.  You can take the survey here or going to the Health Department’s web page.