Photo of the Day: A Cry of Help From the Modern Work Force

They’re called Starbucks squatters, coffee-shop campers and laptop hobos. They are the workers who have gone into business on their own or are hired by a firm as a freelancer or under a contract. While the independence is wonderful, their work place is no longer a cubical but a table at the friendly eatery with a Wifi […]

This Weekend in Belmont: Rolie Polie Guacamole Saturday, Afternoon Football

• Rolie Polie Guacamole, Brooklyn’s hippest “kindie” band, brings their high-energy show to Belmont to kick off the Public Library’s Children’s Room Saturday Sing-Along Series beginning on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The band will rock original songs and unique covers of classic songs. Check out the band’s big hit: “Red Light Green Light (Time For Hummus).” […]

Underwood Pool Fundraiser Hits $300K, But Still a Ways to Go

There is a saying that goes: It’s not how you start, but how you finish. That’s how Ellen Schreiber views the fundraising effort she is heading for the Underwood Pool Building Committee to secure $200,000 from residents and businesses in just under five weeks that will allow construction to begin on a new Underwood Pool. […]

Belmont Police Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs Saturday, Sept. 27

The Belmont Auxiliary Police and the US Drug Enforcement Agency will host a prescription drug Take-Back Initiative to prevent the abuse and theft of old, unused and expired prescription drugs. The Auxiliary Police will have a collection point set up at the town’s DPW yard, 37 C St., on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. […]

Sports: Belmont Junior Kelsey Breaks School’s Diving Record

In reality, it was just a matter time before Belmont High School junior Cynthia Kelsey would break the school’s scoring record in the one-meter dive. Kelsey’s talent was confirmed at last year’s Division 2 State Championships in November 2013 where, although ranked 10th in the field, she pushed eventual winner Hannah Phelan of Walpole High for […]

A Noisy Weekend Along Commuter Rail as MBTA Performs Overnight Repairs

Belmont homeowner living close to the MBTA commuter rail tracks expecting to leave their windows open this summer-like weekend, Sept. 27 and 28, may need to reconsider as the T will be performing what it calls “noisy” construction on the Fitchburg Line. In its effort to make “once-in-a-generation improvements” on the tracks running from Belmont Station and Belmont […]

Sold in Belmont: Condos, a Cape and Tudor Taken Off the Block

A weekly recap of residential properties bought in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 59 Vernon Rd. Expanded Cape (1934), Sold for: $760,000. Listed at $785,000. Living area: 1,684 sq.-ft. 7 rooms; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 75 days. • 58 Channing Rd., #2. Two-level (attic) condominium, Sold for: $464,000. Listed at $419,000. Living area: 1,248 sq.-ft. 6 rooms; 3 bedrooms, 1 baths. On […]

Remembering a Belmont Brother: Kevin’s Memorial Ride Begins in Hometown Oct. 4

If you lived in Belmont from the 1960s to the 1980s in Belmont, you likely knew one of Muriel and Jack Normile’s kids. There were 11 brothers and sisters in total, so running into any one of them in the halls of Belmont schools or around town as they were growing up was simply unavoidable.And […]

Sharpen Your Knives at Belmont Farmers Market

Siraco Sharpening returns to the Belmont Farmers Market this week. Drop off your knives, scissors and gardening tools for sharpening while shopping. The Belmont Farmers Market is open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Claflin Street municipal parking lot off Cross Street in Belmont Center. Guest vendors:  D.C. Farms pure maple syrup, Coastal Vineyards, The Amazing […]