Belmont High Bomb Threat Deemed A Hoax

Photo: Belmont High School. Units from the Massachusetts State Police and Belmont Police Department conducted a search of Belmont High School Wednesday morning, July 13, after the school district received an email bomb threat. Belmont and three schools in Waltham including the high school were targeted by threats Wednesday. On Monday, several schools in Wareham […]

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. […]

Tweaked: Failed Dunkin’ Donut Developer’s Back On Pleasant Street With New Proposal

Photo: The new design for the strip mall at Pleasant and Brighton. The development team whose attempt to build a Dunkin’ Donut restaurant at the corner of Pleasant and Brighton streets was shot down by the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals in January 2016 is back before the town with a new proposal for the […]

Applications For 2018 Community Preservation Funding Now Available

Photo: The Underwood Pool Could your group or committee use a few dollars to complete a community project that involves acquiring or improving open space and recreation land, rehabbing or preserving historic sites, or goes to support affordable housing? If “yes” is the answer, the town’s Community Preservation Committee has about a million dollars waiting to spend […]

Belmont Requires Yard Sale Permits – Which Are Free and Online

Photo: Get your permit now. With summer underway and the weekends filled with signs pointing to the nearest garage sale, the Belmont Town Clerk’s office wants to remind all residents that via town bylaw a permit is required for all “yard sales,” with a limit of three in a calendar year. “If you intend to […]

Market Day: Early Harvests Coming In; Donations Needed To Help Assistance Program

Photo: From the fresh greens of June to the colorful produce of July, the harvests are rushing into each other on Market Day in Belmont today. Come to the Belmont Farmers Market to enjoy the early summer bounty. Strawberries and raspberries are coming in as are eggplant, broccoli and peppers. The market – open from […]

4th of July Celebrations/Fireworks Close To Belmont (But Arlington’s Not One)

Photo: Over the Charles River. While Belmont does not hold a community 4th of July celebration, many neighboring and close-by cities and towns do. Here are just a few events and fireworks in adjacent communities and in Boston.  • Lexington: The annual Lexington Lions Fourth of July Carnival takes place at Hastings Park (continue on Massachusetts Avenue past Lexington […]

It’s Good to be Green: State Provides $250K in Energy Saving Grants

Photo: The Burbank school. Kermit The Frog famously lamented “It’s not easy being green.” But recently for the town of Belmont, being green is not just easy but pretty darn profitable. Last month, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division approved an award of $250,000 for four projects the town proposed in a “Green Communities […]

Belmont High Athletes Selected All-Scholastic, All-Stars; Duffy Honored

Photo: Belmont Girls’ Rugby. It shouldn’t surprise anyone who attended or followed Belmont High 2017 spring sports that a fair share of athletes would be recognized with season-ending All-Scholastic Awards by Boston’s two daily newspapers. Junior Anoush Krafian was honored in the Boston Globe and Boston Herald for her All-State victories in the pentathlon and 100-meter hurdles […]