A review of what happened in Belmont over the past week:
- Belmont will join the growing number of communities in greater Boston and around the country by increasing the age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 starting on Jan. 1.
- Belmont’s new school superintendent John Phelan told the Belmont School Department how his first two-and-a-half months on the job has been going including a plan to add three new objectives to the district’s strategic plan.
- The development company rehabbing the former Upham Memorial Hall on the McLean Hospital campus into million dollar condominium suites indicate in ads the finished project is “Celebrating the Past.” Obviously the firm didn’t know much about the past occupants of Belmont’s own “Downton Abbey.”
- A plea from the chairman of the board of the Belmont Savings Bank: the community has only six weeks to raise $200,000 which, with a match grant from the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation, will not just build a new Underwood Pool, but for the town to have a 2015 outdoor swimming season.
- Belmont successfully survived three nights/early mornings of repaving Trapelo Road from Waverley Square to the Fire Headquarters on Flett Road and the finished road surface is absolutely heaven.
- Lots of sports coverage including Boys’ Soccer remaining undefeated at 5-0 can be found here.