Selectmen Back Library Trustees’ Move To Create Building Committee

Photo: Library Trustees’ Chair Kathleen Keohane (left) speaking to the Belmont Selectmen In a significant step on the future of the Belmont Public Library, the town’s Board of Selectmen agreed Monday night, Sept. 18, to add an article in the Special Town Meeting warrant in November to create a building committee to construct a new […]

Sold In Belmont: Another Million Dollar Sale On Pleasant Street

Photo: A beautiful Old-Style single family near Town Field sold below list but still near seven figures. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 53-55 Alma Ave., Two-family (1916). Sold: $855,000. Listed at $879,000. Living area: 2,300 sq.-ft. 15 rooms, 5 bedrooms,2 baths. On the market: 65 days. Last sold: […]

Selectmen Place Two On Planning Board Seen Supporting Status Quo

Photo: The Board of Selectmen Monday. A divided Belmont Board of Selectmen Monday added two members to the Planning Board seen as favorable to the board’s current leadership which was attacked by one selectman for exceeding its authority and fostering a ponderous permitting process.  “You’ll be sorry,” charged Selectman Adam Dash as the board voted […]

Sports: Belmont Football Edged In Home Opener, 20-14, by Framingham

Photo: Belmont’s fullback Adam Deese leads running back Tyler Reynolds late in Friday’s game vs. Framingham. Last Friday night’s home opener for Belmont High football squad had all the appearance of the last second, nail-biting victory for the Marauders.  With 11 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter in a 20-14 game, Belmont had driven nearly 90 […]

Belmont Yard Sales: Sept. 2-3; The Annual Shop Around The Block

Photo: Garage sales in Belmont. Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales happening in the 02478 zip code: This weekend is the annual Belmont neighborhood “Shop Around The Block” on the streets around the Chenery Middle School at Hurd Road and Oakley Road. 36 JACKSON RD 09/16 (Sat) 9:00am 5:00pm (none) 21 SPRINGFIELD ST 09/16 (Sat) 9:00am […]

Learn About Plans For New High School Tuesday, Sept. 19

Photo: The project even has a logo. It will likely be the largest and most expensive construction project in Belmont’s history. So don’t you want to know more about the new Belmont High School? Join the Belmont High School Building Committee for a community engagement meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the […]

Boston Magazine Ranks Belmont in Top 25 In ‘Top Schools’ Issue

Photo: The cover of Boston Magazine’s 2017 Top Schools Issue  Boston magazine’s annual education issue which it names Greater Boston’s “Top Schools 2017” has hit the newsstands and the magazine ranked Belmont‘s public school district 23rd out of 125 districts within Route 495.   Using data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Boston magazine’s determined its rankings using factors such as […]

Sold In Belmont: Let The Fall Selling Season Begin

Photo: A beautiful Old-Style single family near Town Field sold below list but still near seven figures. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 39 Davis Rd., Two-family (1925). Sold: $810,000. Listed at $819,000. Living area: 2,098 sq.-ft. 10 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths. On the market: 64 days. Last […]

Sports: Trio Of Belmont Teams Shut Out Red Devils In Season Openers

Photo: Carey Allard on the ball Three Belmont High School fall sports team opened their 2017 seasons on Thursday, Sept. 7 with impressive shut out victories on the opening day of their campaigns. Girls Soccer: Belmont 6, Burlington 0 This is a warning for teams in the Middlesex League; don’t get Belmont’s Carey Allard angry. She’ll […]

Selectmen Chair Williams Not Seeking Re-election (Caveats Included)

Photo: Jim Williams The question to Belmont Selectman Jim Williams was straight forward as was his answer. Are you running for re-election? “No, I am not,” said the chair of the selectman. But, as Williams would tell the Belmontoian as he was walking home from attending the welcoming session for teachers and education staff at […]