Belmont Farmers Market, July 2: Load Up For The Fourth

Photo: Belmont Farmers Market It is another great Market Day – sunny and toasty – in Belmont as the Farmers’ Market is open in the Claflin Street parking lot in the rear of Belmont Center. The market is open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, changes have been made to […]

‘A Big Ask’: Town To Seek $12M-$14M Prop 2 1/2 Override Likely In November

Photo: Tom Caputo, chair of the Financial Task Force 2. With town finances at the precipice of a financial black hole coming this time next year, the Belmont Select Board will ask voters to pass the largest Proposition 2 1/2 override in the town’s history of between $12 to $14 million. “It’s a big ask,” […]

Evelyn Gomez Selected To Fill Vacant School Committee Seat

Photo: Evelyn Gomez, newly-appointed member of the Belmont School Committee. Evelyn Garcia Gomez, a relative newcomer to Belmont, was named to the School Committee Thursday, June 25, to fill the final nine months of the term of Susan Burgess-Cox who resigned in April. An engineer and educator with degrees from MIT, Harvard and UCLA, Gomez – […]

Belmont Votes: 2020 Town Election With Limited Polling Hours

Photo: Go out and vote The annual Belmont Town Election takes place on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Special Hours: Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  And below is information that will make the process of casting your ballot all that much easier. Whose running for town wide and Town Meeting  Click here for the […]

Town To Take Second Look On Closing Leonard As Stores Seek Compromise

Photo: Lauren Castagno, manager at Revolve Boutiques on Pleasant Street. Laura Castagno said she had growing hope the first-week Revolve Boutiques in Belmont Center was reopened would get increasingly busy after three months being locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve been open since the first day we were able to open on Monday […]

One-Time Cardboard Curbside Pickup Starts June 22 With ‘Blue Monday’

Photo: Waste Management is putting a cardboard only truck on the road for eight weeks. One of the consequences of the COVID-19 lockdown has been a tsunami of corrugated board spilling out of every nook and cranny of many Belmont homes. While families are living on deliveries from Amazon, UPS and Federal Express, the pandemic […]

Belmont Playgrounds Are Open; But Pickup Games Are Not OK

Photo: The play area at PQ Swings, slides and jungle gyms are back in business! Good news for Belmont’s youngest residents: the town’s playgrounds are officially open beginning Monday, June 15, according to the Belmont Health Director Wesley Chin. Parents will find newly installed signs with five reminders on using the playgrounds during a pandemic. […]

Kindness Rocks! Beech Street Center/Belmont Helps Join To Brighten The Town

Photo: Say it with kindness. Belmont Helps in partnership with the Beech Street Center would like to invite participants of all ages to a “Brighten Belmont” initiative aimed to paint the town with kindness. The Beech Street Center at 266 Beech St. has rocks available for pickup that you and your family to decorate your […]

The Summer Of Al Fresco: Belmont Closes Leonard Street To Help Eateries Recover [VIDEO]

Photo: Work closing Leonard Street in Belmont Center When the Belmont Select Board voted to allow the closure of Leonard Street for the summer at its Monday, June 8 meeting, most people were expecting the actual shutdown of the roadway through Belmont’s largest business center to take place sometime during the summer. But only two […]