Tennis Players, Rejoice: Selectmen Backing Reconstruction of Grove Courts

Photo: The drone view of the Grove Street Playground tennis courts. Belmont residents could soon see another set of tennis courts undergo a complete renovation as the Board of Selectmen voted at its Monday night meeting, Sept. 26, to sponsor a proposal before the Community Preservation Committee to replace the courts at the Grove Street […]

Less is More Appeals to Many at Grove Playground Public Meeting

Photo: The Activitas team, Jonathan Charwick (left) and Patrick Maguire, at the public meeting at the Beech Street Center. Paths, trees, reconfigured ball fields, soccer field, exercise stations, new parking and tennis courts. For Dalton Road’s Deborah Lockett, the question isn’t that these activities and features are “good things” (most are, she said) to be […]

Grove Street Playground Public Meeting Set for Monday, April 13

Photo: The Grove Street Playground. Draft plans for one of Belmont’s most used playgrounds will highlight the third round of public meetings on a proposed Grove Street Playground Master Plan to be held on Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Beech Street Center, 266 Beech St. According to the Belmont Department of Public Works, information, data […]

First Grove Street Playground Master Plan Meeting Tonight at 7 PM

The first public meeting on a proposed master plan for the Grove Street Playground is being held tonight, March 4, at 7 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen Room of Town Hall.  The town’s Department of Public Works and Activitas Inc. – a Dedham-based development company that led the redevelopment of Belmont High School’s Harris Field – will speak to neighborhood residents and seek their input to better […]

Town Schedules Meetings to Discuss Grove Street Playground Master Plan

The town of Belmont has announced a pair of public meetings targeting specific audiences in March to discuss the creation of a master plan for the Grove Street Playground. The town’s Department of Public Works and Activitas Inc. – a Dedham-based development company that worked on the redevelopment of Belmont High School’s Harris Field – will be hosting two […]

Residents Group to Present Argument for ‘McMansion’ Moratorium

The newly-created Belmont Citizens for Responsible Zoning is hosting a meeting for Precinct 7 Town Meeting Members in the Flett Room at the Belmont Public Library tonight, Thursday, Feb. 5, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m where it will present its case for  a moratorium on construction of oversized single-family dwellings in a large section of the precinct. Last month, […]

New Group Seeking Moratorium on ‘McMansions’ Near Grove Street Playground

Photo: 185 Dalton Rd. is an example of an “overbuilt” homes near Grove Street Playground which initiated a citizen’s petition. Building on the success of those who brought a temporary halt to residential teardowns in Belmont’s Waverley Square area, a newly-created group submitted on Jan. 11 a citizen’s petition seeking Town Meeting approval to place a […]

Grove Street Playground Ready to be Redressed

It’s been sized and appraised. Now, how should the Grove Street Playground be dressed? This month, the town will formalize a contract for a landscape architecture firm – familiar with Belmont – to begin the  creation a master plan for the 10-acre site on the Cambridge-townline used by numerous youth sports groups, residents and neighbors. David […]

Belmont Courts Role in Attorney General Race

Maura Healey takes a three-point shot and “swish” – nothing but net. The candidate for Massachusetts Attorney General who is battling long-time politician Warren Tolman to replace Martha Coakley (who Healey worked for as an assistant AG before resigning to run for the position) is seen taking the ball to the hoop on an outdoor […]