Bells Rung In Belmont To Commemorate Armistice Day Centennial

Photo: Belmont Veterans Agent Bob Upton reading the names of each Belmont resident who died in WWI. It was just about two dozen veterans and residents who came out on a cool, bright Sunday morning, Nov. 11 to the World War One memorial just outside of Belmont Center to mark the day 100 years ago […]

[VIDEO] Smoky Fire In Belmont Center Damages Stores, Studio, Residence

Photo: Firefighters battling a two-alarm fire in Belmont Center. A two-alarm fire damaged a number of businesses, a yoga studio and a residence in the heart of Belmont Center just after 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24. According to Belmont Fire Chief David Frizzell the smoky blaze started in a nail salon in the basement of […]

Town Accepts Belmont Savings’ Gift Of A Town Clock For The ‘Delta’

Photo: Hal Tovin, Belmont Saving’s executive vice president and Kayla Murphy, vice president, senior marketing manager with the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation’s Town Clock proposal. Soon, commuters and residents will know just how late they are running passing through Belmont Center as the Board of Selectmen last week accepted a new town clock to be placed in […]

You Can Ring My Bell: Belmont Farmers Market’s Opening Day Thursday, June 7

Photo: The Farmers Market is back for another season. The Market Day bell will be heard throughout Belmont Center as the Belmont Farmers Market returns for another season on Thursday, June 7 in the Claflin Street Municipal Parking lot. Opening Day events include: • 1:55 p.m.: Fanfare by Dave Douglas of the Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra. • 2 […]

BREAKING: Foodie’s Closing Thursday After Failing To Attract Customers

Photo: Au revoir, Foodies The rumors have been swirling around Belmont Center for the past few months: Foodie’s Market was on its heels financially. Business owners on Leonard Street heard the number of customers coming to the store had never materialized as the Roxbury-based business and landlord, Locatelli Properties, had hoped. Recently, the market suddenly removed an […]

Belmont Farmers Market Ready To Park Itself In Belmont Center For 13th Season

Photo: Hal Shubin (left) and Suzanne Johannet of the Belmont Food Collaborative before the Belmont Board of Selectmen. What a difference two weeks can make. The last time the leadership of the Belmont Food Collaborative – the group that runs the Belmont Farmers Market – was before the Board of Selectmen on Jan. 22, it […]

de Magistristos OK’d To Open ‘Neighborhood’ Eatery In Macy’s Block

Photo: Damian de Magistris  It doesn’t yet have a name, but a new eatery from the Belmont family that brought upscale il Casale will be up and running in Belmont Center next year. That’s the outcome from the Planning Board that voted to waive the town’s bylaw on restaurant parking requirements allowing the de Magistris family to […]

Power Outage 2.0: Tuesday’s Lights Out Set For 11 PM

Photo: Out goes the lights. A wide swath of Belmont including Belmont Center to the Waverley Square neighborhood will experience a second “eclipse” in as many days. But the blackout on   will occur when Belmont Light switches off the power to 67 streets as the municipal electrical utility starts the process of transferring the current […]

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. […]

Turning A New Page: Doors Open at Belmont Books In Center

Photo: Belmont Book’s Matilda Banker-Johnson with the book purchased by the editor of the Belmontonian. The long sheets of paper have been taken from the windows, the shelves are almost all filled with books and while you will need to wait a little bit longer to get a cappuccino, the Town of Homes has seen […]