Belmont House of the Week: 9 Frederick St. #2

The housing stock surrounding Pequossette “PQ” Playground just south of Central Square has a bit more of an urban feel than what some would expect in Belmont; modest two-families built in the early part of the last century, constructed so an owner occupant could rent the top floor to cover the mortgage. But with the demand for family housing rising […]

Belmont Yard Sales on Saturday, July 26

Here are this weekend’s yard/moving/garage sales (and a free item giveaway event) happening in the 02478 zip code: • 72 Cross St., Saturday, July 26, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. • 65 Grove St., Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 51 Lexington St., Saturday, July 26, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. • 27 Pilgrim Rd., Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dig It Up: Water Main Work Begins This Monday

On the heels of Belmont naming 11 dilapidated roads to be reconstructed this year comes another list of streets, only this one highlights roads to be dug up. This Monday, July 28, the Water Division of the Belmont Department of Public Works will begin water main replacement work on 10 byways in town, with the work lasting until Nov. 15. The streets […]

Rec Dept. Says Good-Bye to Underwood Pool With Kid’s Mud Run

How do you say good-bye to an old friend? How about a day of mud and fun! That sounds just about right to Belmont Recreation Department’s Program Supervisor June Howell. After holding a successful season-opening event – the Summer Blast Off – for the town’s Underwood Pool in June, Howell began to think about holding some sort of celebration to mark the end of […]

West Nile Virus Found in Belmont

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced today, Thursday, July 24, that West Nile virus has been detected in one mosquito recently collected from Belmont, according to a press release from the Belmont Health Department. “WNV is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect […]

Summer Produce and Magic at Belmont Farmers Market

These beautiful summer afternoons make for a perfect market day at the Belmont Farmers Market, located in the Belmont Center municipal parking lot at the corner of Channing Road and Cross Street, today, Thursday, July 24 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In season this week are apples, basil, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, chard, cherries, cilantro, […]

Espresso Lane: Starbucks is Coming to Belmont’s Star Market

In the next six weeks, customers at Belmont’s Star Market at 535 Trapelo Rd. will not only be able to purchase their favorite package of Starbucks-brand coffee beans, they can get an iced vanilla latte on their way out. According to staff at Star, a small Starbucks Coffee cafe will open in early September in a location near the flower […]

Sold in Belmont: Two Families, Condos Lead the Summer Market

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 30 Hammond Rd. Colonial (1925), Sold for: $1,100,000. Listed at $975,000. Living area: 2,527 sq.-ft. 9 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths. On the market: 75 days. • 259 School St. Colonial (1926), Sold for: $1,050,000. Listed at $989,000. Living area: 3,282 sq.-ft. 8 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: 145 days. […]

What to Do Today: Help Sylvie Find Her Underpants the Squirrel Stole

• Here is a silly puppet adventure for families: Sylvie will discover a whole magical world while searching for her stolen underpants taken by a squirrel (!) at the Belmont Public Library from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Assembly Room. A great show by the troupe They Gotta Be Secret Agents.  • With so much going on around the world, this might be the […]

U2 Tribute Band at Payson Park Music Festival

Joshua Tree, one of the premier U2 tribute band, makes their annual trek to play Belmont’s Payson Park Music Festival tonight, Wednesday, July 23 at approximately 6:45 p.m.  Joshua Tree “has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands,” and are dedicated to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan […]