Belmont Shuts Down Thursday As Major Storm Arrives – But Trash Will Be Picked Up!

Photo: It’s coming! Belmont will effectively shut down for the entirety of Thursday, Jan. 4, as the region will be hit by what some are calling a “bomb cyclone” or what most New Englanders still describe as a good ol’ Nor’easter. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning at 4:29 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 […]

Recycling Event Cancelled Again; Rescheduled to Jan. 13

Photo: Cardboard recycling. The weather does not want to cooperate. With a foot of snow earlier in the week, anticipated temperatures in the single digits and the demands on the Department of Public Works has forced the town to once again cancel the town-wide cardboard recycling event this Saturday. The event has been rescheduled to […]

Another One Bites The Dust: Perkins Breaks 300 Record; Fastest 600 HS Runner in US

Photo: Calvin Perkins at the 2017 Massachusetts All-State outdoor meet. Don’t tell Calvin Perkins to slow down; he’s got more records to break. The Belmont High senior all-star has taken down his second school indoor track record, turning in a stellar 35.67 second in the 300 meters last Thursday, Dec. 28 at Boston University in […]

Sold in Belmont: Ending the Year with Million Dollar Multi-families

Photo: The multi-family at 7 Pine St. in the arbor-named neighborhood at the corner of Belmont and Trapelo. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 7 Pine St., Multi-family (1913). Sold: $1,199,000. Listed at $1,299,000. Living area: 2,754 sq.-ft. 11 rooms, 6 bedrooms, 3 baths. On the market: 114 days. Last sold: […]

Belmont Girls Hoops Fall To Top-Ranked Newton South, 44-35, For First Loss

Photo: Belmont High School Girls Basketball. A slow start coupled with free throw shooting as cold as all outdoors resulted in the Belmont High Girls Basketball falling from the undefeated as the Marauders lost to Newton South, the top-ranked team in eastern Massachusetts, 44-35, in the title game of the Garden City Basketball Holiday Invitational […]

Belmont Festival Orchestra In Concert Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Beech Street Center

Photo: Nathaniel Meyer Welcome in the New Year with music as the Belmont Festival Orchestra returns to the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St., on Saturday Dec. 30 at 2 p.m. to perform its annual holiday concert featuring Verdi’s Overture to the opera “La Forza del Destino” (“The Force of Destiny”) and Brahms Symphony No. 4. […]

Move Over Victor: Perkins Breaks School’s 600M Indoor Record

Photo: Calvin Perkins after his record-breaking run. (William Brotchie, photo) According to Belmont High School Head Cross Country and Track Coach William Brotchie, there was actually a 13th Labor of Hercules that was specific to Belmont: to break one of Victor Gras‘ Belmont High School track records. Gras’ name dominates the record books in the […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Town Delays Cardboard Recycling One Week

Photo: Cardboard event postponed. The cardboard recycling event scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 30 has been cancelled due to expected “extreme weather conditions,” according to the Belmont Department of Public Works. Forecast for Saturday calls for temperatures in the high teens.  The collection day has been rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Town […]

New Federal Tax Law Has Belmont Property Owners At Treasurer’s Office, Check in Hand

Photo: A look at your real estate taxes could lead to prepaying next year’s tax bill. David Levin arrived at the Belmont Treasurer’s Office Friday, Dec. 22 eager to pay the real estate taxes on his ranch-style home on Richmond Road. And not just the next quarterly assessment, but the entire calendar 2018 bill. Levin’s […]

Ho-ho-ho: What’s Open and Closed on Christmas in Belmont

Photo: Open and closed in Belmont on Christmas. Merry Christmas, Belmont. If after unwrapping all your presents and watching the latest holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel you have a “need” to get out of the house, here are a few places around town open on Christmas. Dunkin’ Donuts • The big happy-looking sign in […]