Sold in Belmont: A Belmont Hill Colonial With A View

Photo: 68 Richmond Rd.  A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven-plus days in the “Town of Homes.” • 68 Richmond Rd. Brick and frame Garrison Colonial (1937). Sold: $1,157,500. Listed at $1,179,000. Living area: 3,180 sq.-ft. 9 rooms, 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: 55 days. Real estate is really about location. Not to say that the Garrison Colonial on Richmond wouldn’t have sold for a million plus dollars. […]

New Belmont Center Parking Pricing Plan Begins May 1

Photo: The new commuter parking spaces along Royal Road. Postponed three months due to the record snow fall, a new parking pricing scheme for Belmont Center’s parking lot and along a street popular with commuters begins Friday, May 1.  The plan includes the new fee structure for residents and shoppers using the municipal parking lot on Claflin Street […]

White Knight to the Rescue: Cushing Village Partnering with Cambridge Firm

Photo: Cushing Village on the Chinese-language website, Jei Wi.  After more than 21 months since the town approved its construction, the developer of the multi-use Cushing Village project has apparently found his “White Knight” to help rescue the 167,000 square foot project that has been floundering since 2013.  In a press release dated April 27, Cushing Village’s developer, Smith […]

Schools to End Year $536K in the Hole, But They Have a Way to Fill It

Photo: Red ink at the School District. They scrimped and saved, cut and did without. But skyrocketing costs f0r special education and rapid enrollment expenses will result in the Belmont School District ending the fiscal year approximately half a million in the red, according to Belmont Superintendent John Phelan. Speaking before the Belmont School Committee on Tuesday, […]

Snakebit: Belmont Girls’ Lacrosse Finds it Hard to Reach Win Column

Photo: Belmont High School Girls’ Lacrosse  Belmont High School Girls’ Lacrosse Head Coach Aimee Doherty knows her team is just that one … something so it can begin being on the right side of the win/loss column. But every time it appears that the team has come close to solving the issues at hand, the team ends up looking […]

Rematch: Belmont Boosters Brings Super Bowl Champs Pats on May 13

Photo: Belmont Boosters. They might be the finest players on the gridiron but how well are members of the Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots at a game of hoops on the vinyl court in the Wenner Field House? Well, you’ll have to come see just how the Pats will do against various “athletes” from the Belmont community – teachers, business owners, […]

Belmont Center Reconstruction Begins This Week

Photo: The sign of the times. The large electric sign along Concord Avenue near Belmont High School proclaims: “Belmont Center Const,” “Seek Alt. Routes” and “Expect Delays.”  The warning is the first tangible sign of the beginning of the $2.8 million Belmont Center Reconstruction Project starting this week with prep work for the actual construction to […]

‘World’s Worst Mom’ Comes to Belmont Monday to Talk about Raising Free-Range Children

Photo: Lenore Skenazy In 2008, Lenore Skenazy gave her nine-year-old son, Izzy, a subway map, a MetroCard, $20, and several quarters, left him in midtown Manhattan and let him ride the New York City subway and a bus home … alone! Then she shared the event in her New York Sun column. You can only guess the reaction; Skenazy was […]