Above It All: Night Road Paving In Belmont Center [VIDEO]

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Photo: A still from a video of the night paving in Belmont Center. To see up close the paving of Leonard Street and its connecting roads over the past few nights has been to experience the cacophony and heat produced by massive machines as they grind and lay out a new top coat surface for […]

Location, Location: When Temps Hit 100, Lemonade Stands Out By The Pool


Photo: It’s where you place your business that counts in the lemonade trade. When temperatures in Belmont reached triple digits on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 14, what better place to be than the Underwood Pool? And a pair of entrepreneurial brothers thought, what better place to make a few dollars on this very hot weekend than […]

Belmont, Most Of Eastern Mass Under Heat Advisory Until Saturday

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Photo: Hot. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency has issued a Heat Advisory for most of the state away from the coastline for the next two days. With temperatures expected to be in the 90’s in Belmont with high humidity, please follow the precautions listed below, to avoid a heat-related emergency. Drink Plenty of Fluids During […]

Belmont Light Asks To Ease Up On Electrical Use During Heat Wave

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Photo: Sunny hot days ahead. Belmont Light and its partner, Woburn-based energy efficiency firm Sagewell, are informing customers that today, Thursday, Aug. 11, and Friday, Aug. 12, are expected to be high electricity use days due to continued high temperatures across New England.  And the town’s electrical utility is asking residents and customers to help […]

Expect Possible Severe Weather For Most Of Monday Afternoon

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Photo: Boomers are heading this way.  The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a “Special Weather Statement” this morning that most of New England, including Belmont, could see severe thunderstorms arriving sometime this afternoon. The report released at 3:35 a.m., Monday, July 18, stated a line of thunderstorms is expected to cross southern New […]

Belmont To Hold Vigil For Peace And Community Tuesday, July 12

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Photo: Candlelight vigil in Belmont. Belmont’s social justice and faith communities will come together on Tuesday for an observance of reflection after weeks of violence in the US and around the world. Co-sponsored by Belmont Against Racism, the interfaith Belmont Religious Council, and other local community groups, the Belmont Vigil for Peace and Community will […]

As Underwood Opens, Advice From The Manager: Apply Lotion Before Diving In


Photo: Underwood pool manager Lorraine Benoit. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, the bike rack outside the Underwood Pool was filled, there was a line at the facility’s front desk and SUVs, and sports vehicles were dropping off folks on Concord Avenue. It was opening day of the first full-season of the Underwood, constructed and […]

Look What Was Dragged Out Of Clay Pit Pond


Photo: The Clay Pit Pond Largemouth Bass. On Sunday morning, May 22, Belmont High sophomore Brian Alper caught himself a damn good lookin’ largemouth bass coming in at an impressive eight-plus pounds.  But it was where Alper reel in his catch that is just as jaw-dropping. No, he wasn’t on some crystal clear Berkshire County lake […]